The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya

Prison Reforms: A Life of Dignity Behind Bars

Above: The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya In...
CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov 1

SC allows “whistleblower” Sana to seek police protection; transferred CBI officer...

Transferred to Port Blair by interim CBI chief, AK Bassi moves Supreme Court challenging order, also wants to testify against Asthana in graft cases Controversial...
Muslim women offering sweets to each other in Lucknow following the Supreme Court order on triple talaq. Photo: UNI

Triple Talaq: Liberating Verdict

Above: Muslim women offering sweets to each other in Lucknow following the Supreme Court order on triple talaq. Photo: UNI In a landmark judgment, the...
Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter

Case Against Wife: Rajinikanth’s Burden

Above: Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter As the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth readies to take the plunge into politics, opponents are likely...
Uttar Pradesh Mahila Congress workers holding a silent protest over Bulandshahr gangrape, in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Constitution Bench: Fixing Responsibility

The Supreme Court tackles a contentious issue—what action to take against those in authority making irresponsible statements. With hate speech on the rise, the...
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

Election Commission’s Powers: Give More Autonomy

Above: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB A petition...
57 BSF Battalion seized around 100 cows at the Assam-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district. Photo: Twitter/@peteralextodd

Cattle smuggling: Milking Security Loopholes

Above: 57 BSF Battalion seized around 100 cows at the Assam-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district. Photo: Twitter/@peteralextodd As cattle smuggling thrives along the Indo-Bangla border...
(L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).

J&K’s Special Status: A Legal Minefield

Above: (L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).   The Court’s decision...
Even after a year, the BCCI has not implemented the recommendations of the committee headed by Justice Lodha (in grey tie). Photo: UNI

Shape Up or Ship Out

Above: Even after a year, the BCCI has not implemented the recommendations of the committee headed by Justice Lodha (in grey tie). Photo: UNI Taking...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Khatna does not involve female genital mutilation, SC told

The Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Tuesday (August 28) was told by the Senior Advocate...

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