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...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

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...
(L-R) LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharati

Babri Masjid case: An Open-ended Issue

The case takes an unexpected turn as the BJP’s old guard comes under pressure. What are the consequences for the ruling party? ~By Parsa...
Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

Mob-lynching protection bill draft released

 Above: The draft bill on lynching was released at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on July 7. Photo: Lily Paul  Youth and...
The strict conditions laid by the government for law officers are being seen as impractical. Anil Shakya

New rules for Punjab Law Officers

A plea in the Supreme Court has forced the Punjab government to lay down rules for appointing judicial officers, but in doing so, it...
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...
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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The Shahabuddin verdict assumes immense importance

The SC order to transfer Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Tihar prison in Delhi not only provides the relief sought by petitioners but also...
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...
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...

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