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Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Tehseen S. Poonawalla Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/07/2018 regarding cow vigilantism and other incidents of lynching.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Government of NCT of Delhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 on the issue of administrative head of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Main Highlights of the Judgement are the following:

1. The interpretation of the Constitution has to be purposive taking into consideration the need of time and Constitutional principles.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of West Bengal State Election Commission & Others Vs Communist Party of India (Marxist) & Others dated 03/07/2018 regarding Panchayat seats in West Bengal going uncontested. Apex Court takes serious note of the fact that out of 58,692 total seats at all the levels (Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat), the uncontested seats are 20,159.

It is a movement which seeks better governance and community rights over natural resources - land, water, forests - for better management

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. Apex Court emphasised on the fact that there cannot be any justifiable reason to delay payment of wages or justifiable denial of compensation for delayed payment of wages. Any delay in payment of wages or compensation violates statutory provisions.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rojer Mathew Vs South Indian Bank Ltd & Others dated 16/05/2018 regarding qualification applicable for appointment in Tribunal/ Commission.

Judgement of the High Court of Uttarakhand in the matter of Gram Sabha Mawakot & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding declaration of rural self governing institutions like "gram panchayat" to an urban local body, by converting it into a "Nagar Panchayat". The main matter relates to notification issued on 05.04.2018 by which 73 villages were proposed to be included in the Nagar Palika Kotdwar.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kalpana Mehta & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/05/2018 on whether a Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) report can be placed reliance upon for adjudication of a fact in issue and also for what other purposes it can be taken aid of.

The main points of the judgement are the following:

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rojer Mathew Vs South Indian Bank Limited & Others dated 07/05/2018 regarding restructuring of Tribunal System in the light of constitutional scheme as interpreted in decisions of the Supreme Court. Concept of Tribunals was evolved to decongest the court system and to provide speedy and inexpensive justice. Separation of powers and independence of judiciary are the constitutional concepts which have to be followed in setting up of Tribunals.

African Governance Report V examines efforts to improve the governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources, with particular emphasis on strengthening natural resource governance institutions and frameworks for the enhancement of domestic revenue mobilization and engendering economic diversification and structural transformation on the contine

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