(L-R) Haji Ali Dargah; Bombay High Court

The Haji Ali verdict is significant    

In an important judgment, the Bombay High Court recently overturned a four-year ban on the entry of women to the Haji Ali Dargah, off...

The dropping of sex ratio still remains a social affliction and...

Voluntary Health Association of Punjab versus Union of India decided on 8th November, 2016 By Robin David The Supreme Court (Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva...
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Kolkata rickshaw-pullers: Ignoble Legacy

The colonial legacy of hand-pulled rickshaws in Kolkata may end soon as a modern plan is under way, which will see barefoot, tired rickshaw-pullers...
MUMBAI, MAR 10 (UNI)-Police detaining Congress members during their protest against Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister, Vinod Tawde in Mumbai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-111U

MPISA, 2016: Boon or bane?

The Maharashtra government once again seems to be courting controversy.  In 2015, it had to withdraw a circular on sedition laws – which had...
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Modi turns to vox populi on demonetization

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr For the first time in his two-and-a-half-years as prime minister, Narendra Modi—who has been using the social media, television and radio...
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Committing suicide can’t be an offense

The Rajya Sabha recently passed the Mental Health Care Bill 2013 which says that a person who attempts to commit suicide will not be...
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SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty...
CBI chief designate Alok Kumar Verma. Photo: UNI

CBI Chief Appointment Ceases Legal Storm

~By Sujit Bhar The issue about the selection of the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been settled, for now. The Centre, on...
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Delhi HC: 25 percent quota in EWC no ceiling

Recently, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had to pass an order to get a seven-year-old child with a prosthetic leg admitted...
Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

Five new chief justices appointed in high courts

At a time when the stand-off continues between the executive and the judiciary over appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, a major development...

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