Italian marine to return home on SC orders, but with conditions

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Italian marine, Salvatore Girone, one of the accused in the killing of two Kerala fishermen in 2012, to...
Important Judgments of 2016

Important Judgments of 2016

From rescuing elected state governments from President’s rule, allowing women into religious shrines and permitting them to terminate pregnancy well past 20 weeks, to...

SC reserves its judgment in Jaya case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgement in the disproportionate assets case related to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and others. The Karnataka...
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...

NGT slams Art of Living… Questions its integrity over paying compensation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) blamed spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) for going back on its commitment to pay...
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Use of Religion a taboo in polls, says Supreme Court

A seven-judge constitutional bench by a 4-3 verdict upholds Section 123 (3A) of the Representation of the People Act Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr It is indeed...
(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...
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...
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...

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