Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Baby Steps

Taking note of provisions in the National Model Prison Manual and UN Rules, a merciful Himachal Pradesh High Court granted bail to a pregnant woman accused in a drugs-related case.

Hot Shots

The arrest of businessman Raj Kundra has turned the spotlight on porn and its many legal manifestations and confusion, especially to do with mobile apps and the growth of technology.

Coming Soon: The Digital Rupee

The RBI, along with other central banks, is debating the use of a Central Bank Digital Currency. If safe and effective, it’ll challenge private crypto-currencies. But first, laws need to be amended to make this a reality.

Recruit at Younger Age

The Court has struck down some provisions of the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance. This could see those below 50 years being appointed to these Tribunals.

No room yet to overturn firecracker ban

A strict Court refused to lift the ban on crackers, especially during Covid-19, and asked sellers if they understood the deleterious impact on health.

Pegasus and the laws

In the KS Puttaswamy judgment (August 2017), the Supreme Court recognised privacy as a fundamental right, including privacy of not just body but identity in the digital age.

How Pegasus gains access to your phone

Earlier, Pegasus tricked the owner into clicking on a malicious link. Two Mexican journalists were presented with supposedly compromising photos of their partners; one more received a plea for help finding a missing daughter with a link to a purported portrait.

Retired Hurt

A Division Bench of the apex court while setting aside a judgment of the Allahabad High Court in the matter said that it had encroached upon the jurisdiction of the executive. The appeals had raised the issue of the High Court transcending its limits of the power of judicial review.

Making Justice Easy, Accessible

In a fillip to the judiciary, a scheme for the development of infrastructure facilities has been extended for five years. This will lead to building better courts and reduce pendency.

Stick to Two

India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh is looking to control its population and has introduced a draft Bill which lays out a rather grand map for the road ahead. Déjà vu?

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