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Cricket, coal, South Delhi: Economic mess that India’s courts created

With 3 crore cases pending, courts shouldn’t spend time on topics outside their purview.
Security personnel stand guard outside Central Jail ahead of Asaram verdict, Jodhpur | PTI

Self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram found guilty of raping minor girl

The verdict was delivered in the Jodhpur Central jail premises Wednesday. Asaram was arrested in 2013 after a minor had filed a case of sexual assault.
Pedestrians

Bankruptcies are booming in India, but where are the judges?

Ten benches with a combined 26 judges and technical staff are hearing more than 2,500 insolvency cases. A streamlined bankruptcy process is crucial for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to come to grips with a simmering banking crisis. 

Modi govt passes bill to reduce discretionary powers of courts in infrastructure disputes

It will ensure damages to an affected party in case of breach of contract, to facilitate ease of doing business.
Jaspal Atwal (left) and Justin Trudeau | From Jaspal Atwal's Facebook page

What courts said while convicting Khalistani terrorist photographed at Trudeau event

Orders by the Canadian Court of Appeals, accessed by ThePrint, show that Jaspal Atwal, who was photographed at a Canadian event, has been convicted in more than one case. 

Talk Point: Can a mentally fit 25-year-old woman be put in legal custodianship by court?

Experts weigh in on if courts can decide legal custodianship of a physically and mentally fit 24 year old woman in reference to the Hadiya case.
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra.

Medical education mess: CJI Mishra hears over 100 cases in 5 hours

About 50 medical education colleges had moved the apex court in the past few weeks seeking renewal of permission even though the Centre had denied it
Asaram Bapu

Lack of video-conferencing facility in Gujarat court holds up Asaram trial

The apex court told state twice in four months to expedite trial even as godman uses this delay to seek bail

SC verdict on privacy may have impact on Section 377, marital rape

An array of issues will throw themselves open to the privacy test after the Supreme Court ruled the right to privacy as a fundamental right, experts said.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim: ‘Messenger of god’ who has a date with law

Uneasy calm in Punjab, Haryana as Dera Sacha Sauda chief tweets his intention of appearing in court for rape verdict

On Camera

A file photo of 19th century singer-performer Bangalore Nagarathnamma

Bangalore Nagarathnamma, the singer who took to Sanskrit and feminism in 19th Century India

European record companies participated with artists like Nagarathnamma, a devadasi, at a time Indian society hounded them in name of morality.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.