Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

Zakir Naik’s NGO placed on FCRA watch list

The Government of India has, for the first time, issued a gazette notification under Section 12(4) of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), putting...
Former CBI director, Ranjit Sinha. Photo:PIB

CBI files FIR against ex-boss Sinha

The CBI has finally delivered on its court-directed mandate. It has filed a case against its former director Ranjit Sinha, under the Prevention of...
Arun Jaitley leaving North Block for Parliament to present the Union Budget 2016-17. Photo: UNI

Will preponing Union Budget help?

After deciding that the Railway Budget will be merged along with the Union Budget from the next fiscal, the government is mulling over the...
Maternity Bill

A case for Maternity Benefit Bill

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which provides for amendments to the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, has recently been introduced in parliament and passed...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
(L-R) A screenshot of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit website and US President Donald J Trump. Photo: UNI

Appeals Court Clamps Down Trump’s Executive Order

The Temporary Restraint Order of Judge Robart was upheld by US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit thereby foiling President Trump’s bid to...
pregnant woman

Objections continue unabated on abortion laws

Recently in a plea before the Supreme Court a pregnant woman sought permission to abort her 24-week-old fetus. She had allegedly been raped by...
Kolkata, Kolkata city, Kolkata rickshaws, Kolkata rickshaw pullers, Kolkata news, Kolkata legacy

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...
U K supreme-court

UK Supreme court refers gender issue to ECJ

Recently in MB vs Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016), the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court had to decide on a plea challenging...
Members of Asian Solidarity stage a dharna against “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Imphal

Supreme Court’s AFSPA observations are critical

The Supreme Court’s recent observations on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA are significant for the people of Manipur in particular and...

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