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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.

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


Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?