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How to kill a criminal justice system – rewarding prosecutors for death sentences

Reforming India’s criminal justice system needs more innovation than forcing prosecutors to perform or perish.

Supreme Court decision in Manoj Tiwari case is a cue for it to back off from sealing drive

Sealing buildings is the biggest example of the kind of judicial activism that Supreme Court must stay away from.

How the Supreme Court took it upon itself to become a daily criminal investigation monitor

Supreme Court’s priorities expose its lack of confidence in every other institutional process except for its own.

What happens when corruption scandals hit the Supreme Court? Nothing

Indian courts deal with corruption charges against its judges in two ways: Transfers or looking away

Supreme Court merely sniffing secret envelopes to see if there’s a scam in Rafale deal

Opposition has already approached the CVC and the CAG on Rafale deal.

Firecracker order shows in post-PIL India, Supreme Court has no time for fact-checks

Delhi pollution ruling shows it is time for courts to retreat in order to truly uphold a citizen’s right to clean air.

In #MeToo era, this colonial-era law also needs to be junked

By choosing to file a criminal defamation case only against Priya Ramani, M.J. Akbar makes no effort to hide his intentions.

India’s MeToo will succeed if our laws catch up with it

The language of law must bring greater awareness of our rights and should enable us to hold the state accountable.

Indian courts need MBAs and not Chief Justice to deal with pendency

The blame for pendency lies at the judiciary’s doorstep.

The Indian Brett Kavanaugh who cannot be named

It is time Indian judges start cleaning up their own house as they pronounce landmark verdicts every day on gender equality.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.