Criminal intimidation remains non-bailable in certain states, bailable in others

Remnants of an Old Law: Vetting a Verdict

Above: Criminal intimidation remains non-bailable in certain states, bailable in others Why the SC may want to revisit its judgment in the Aires Rodrigues vs...
IAF Operations in Uttarakhand: The New Central Threat

The New Central Threat

Above: The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun/Photo: Wikipedia.org The government’s request to the IAF to operate Su-30s from the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun for...

Not all is bad with collegium

While the judges-appointing-judges system has belied expectations, scrapping it is not the answer. Column by Vikas Singh   This is a crucial juncture for the Indian judiciary,...
Too late in the day to say privacy is not constitutionally protected

Too late in the day to say privacy is not constitutionally...

Above: A gay pride parade. An affirmative answer on privacy as a fundamental right will reopen other fundamental issues, such as the right to...
Illustration by Amitava Sen

Corporate Cauldron

Above: Illustration by Amitava Sen Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code was meant to resolve the issue of bad debts but has tarred all promoters of a...
Unnao and Kathua Rapes: The Rape of India, the Death of Humanity

Unnao and Kathua atrocities: The Rape of India

Priyanka Gandhi at a protest march in Delhi. Photo: UNI    ~By Dilip Bobb   This week has been one of the darkest in India’s contemporary history. The...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Pendency of Cases: Caught in a Logjam

The large number of cases is due to non-application of court pronouncements and the system of appealing against all judgments. Is it time to...
Neelam Katara appealed against the judgment of acquittal of her son’s killers and won. Had it been a judgment of acquital, she could never have gone on appeal, and justice would have gone abegging. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Appeals Against Acquittals: Need for Amendment

Above: Neelam Katara (above) appealed against the judgment of acquittal of her son’s killers and won. Had it been a judgment of acquital, she...
Security personnel at Dubai airport/Photo Courtesy: Facebook

Passport to Trouble

Above: Security personnel at Dubai airport/Photo Courtesy: Facebook Despite repeated warnings and seminars, Indians have often flown into UAE with banned painkillers, tonics and poppy...
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is facing a slew of corruption cases whereas AIADMK leader Sasikala was convicted in a disproportionate assets case and is in prison

Criminalisation in Politics: Life Ban is Excessive

Above: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is facing a slew of corruption cases whereas AIADMK leader Sasikala was convicted in a disproportionate...

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