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 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...
A TV grab of the Lok Sabha

Parliament adjourns over ‘lack of order’, no-confidence motion fails to be...

Above: A TV grab of the Lok Sabha The Parliament once again on Monday (March 19), failed to take up the no-confidence motion against the...
Illustration: Amitava Sen

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...
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...
The murder of journalist Jagendra Singh in UP highlighted how vulnerable scribes are when they expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Photo: globaljournalist.org

Protecting the Pen in Maharashtra

The state became the first in the country to pass a law that lists attacks on media persons and such establishments as a cognisable,...
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with ex-President Sonia Gandhi addressing the media. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC directs Young Indian to deposit Rs 10 crores in...

Above: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with ex-President Sonia Gandhi addressing the media. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Monday (March 19) directed the Young...
Monsanto has come in for criticism in India for monopolising seed distribution and for disrupting traditional agricultural practices. Photo: Greenpeaceindia

Monsanto Battle: Tied up in Knots

This American agricultural major’s fight with an Indian company regarding use of its Bt Cotton technology has reached the Delhi High Court    ~By Chandan...
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...
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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