Right to Information: Long Haul For Justice

Right to Information: Long Haul For Justice

Above Illustration: Amitava Sen RTI activists Nikhil Dey, Naurti Bai and three others were convicted in a 19-year-old case by a Rajasthan court. They were...
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PSU Litigation: Tied Up in Knots

Pending litigation between various government departments has shot up to over a lakh cases and there seems little hope of succour, leading to a...
Reinstated DGP TP Senkumar believes this judgment will discourage state governments from arbitrarily removing officers. Photo: UNI

TP Senkumar: A Hard-fought Victory

The reinstatement of TP Senkumar by the apex court has come as a major embarrassment to the Left Front government and Chief Minister Pinarayi...
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Karnataka HC has upheld the “Right to be forgotten”

The landmark judgement has opened the doors for blocking defunct personal records from free public access on the Internet ~By Ajith PillaiIn this age of...
In 2015, Justice Karnan (left) accused the then Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Justice SK Kaul of harassing him because he was a Dalit

Justice CS Karnan: A Judge too far

The seven-judge Supreme Court bench hearing against him will be long and difficult, punctuated by caste issues ~By Rakesh BhatnagarSeventeen-odd years ago, the then Chief...
The apex court has ruled that the tax will be paid by service provider and not the owner of the land or building where the mobile tower is situated. Photo: UNI

Local Bodies Can Levy Tax on Mobile Towers

The Supreme Court has ruled that the mobile towers fall under the purview of state legislation and hence liable to pay taxes By Parsa...
Supreme Court orders Delhi Bar Council to hold elections after December 31

“A few disquieting thoughts” by Justice Amitava Roy

Justice Amitava Roy, who was part of the two-judge SC bench that convicted Sasikala and others on February 14, was rather harsh in his...
Mosquito bites have lead to several deaths. The insect thrives in warm and humid tropical conditions. Photo: UNI

One Bite too Many

In a landmark ruling, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held that a malaria death was an accident and asked the insurer to pay...
The red beacon atop vehicles is a well recognized symbol of the VIP culture. Photo: UNI

Red Beacons: Just a Symbolic Gesture?

Though the ban on these lights from May 1 will not bring an end to the culture of privilege among VIPs in India, it...
Kasauli Fights Back

Kasauli Fights Back

NGT has summoned owners of 11 hotels in the hill town that have been flouting environmental laws with impunity. The hearing is on March...

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