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Objections continue unabated on abortion laws

Recently in a plea before the Supreme Court a pregnant woman sought permission to abort her 24-week-old fetus. She had allegedly been raped by...
Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded was a psychotic episode. She had been staying in a...
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Can Zakir Naik be prosecuted?

Bombay-based Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik is under the scanner for his speeches allegedly spewing communal hatred on his Peace TV channel. It...
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SC to examine RTI’s ambit in judicial appointments

On August 17, the Supreme Court passed an order referring to a five-judge constitution bench the issues of whether disclosures of information about appointments...
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SC allows abortion of 24-week-fetus

In yet another case of a pregnant woman pleading for aborting her “abnormal” fetus which is over the 20 weeks old, the Supreme Court...
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: UNI

Indian Legal Channel on the Anvil

~By Punit Mishra India will soon have its own dedicated legal channel like in some other countries. Media reports have indicated that the law ministry...
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Ganga case: NGT expresses shock at municipal officials’ ignorance of ground...

~By Sujit Bhar The total ignorance of senior officials involved in the clearance of sewage and drains, and involved in the cleanliness of the river...
Members of Asian Solidarity stage a dharna against “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Imphal

Supreme Court’s AFSPA observations are critical

The Supreme Court’s recent observations on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA are significant for the people of Manipur in particular and...
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Delhi HC: 25 percent quota in EWC no ceiling

Recently, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had to pass an order to get a seven-year-old child with a prosthetic leg admitted...
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Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...

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