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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.

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The pressing need to improve R&D in India & why it...

Unlike its East Asian neighbours, India has scale manufacturing in only handful of sectors. Our trading success may lie more with value-added exports for which R&D becomes crucial.
Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal releases Foreign Trade Policy 2023 along with Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel and Commerce Secretary Sunil Barthwal in New Delhi Friday | Twitter | @PiyushGoyal

Focus on rupee trade, e-commerce exports: Key highlights of Foreign Trade...

New FTP expects e-commerce exports to grow up to $200-300 billion by 2030. It also proposes reduced licence fees for MSMEs, provisions for merchanting trade & more.


Representational image | An Indian Air Force aircraft manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited | Photo: ANI

HAL records highest-ever revenue of Rs 26,500 cr for 2022-23 but...

HAL’s orderbook stood at around Rs. 82,000 crore at the end of March 2023 after liquidation of the supplies during 2022-23.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

UAPA judgment isn’t isolated case. Judiciary appears to be changing lanes...

Two contradictory court judgments this week raise an uncomfortable question: Has the judiciary, from the trial court to the Supreme Court, moved from a reformative institution to a retributive one?