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How lockdown has hit judiciary, in numbers — April cases fall to 82k from 14 lakh avg in 2019

Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019
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Indian courts will have to prepare for a different kind of a Covid crisis

The massive disruption in trade and commerce will flood the already burdened courts with various Covid-19 induced cases. Is Indian judiciary ready?

Can emojis be evidence in court? Forensic linguists are figuring it out

In France, a man was convicted of threatening his ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 3 months in prison. He had sent the gun emoji in a text.
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Do lawyers deserve special immunity in court complexes?

Delhi Police and lawyers continue to be in a logjam since 2 November when clashes broke out between them at Tis Hazari Court.
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India has to attack causes of land litigation. Modi’s Ease of Doing Business depends on it

If policies are based on insufficient evidence, this may lead to wastage of India’s already low state capacity.
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As we debate Telangana caste killings, don’t excuse courts for fanning patriarchy

Courts must stop accepting complaints from Indian parents about their daughter's choices.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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As India-China face off again, late Brig Dalvi’s 1962 memoir a reminder of all that went wrong

Late Brig J.P. Dalvi fought the 1962 war against China and was taken prisoner of war. His scathing words in his book, Himalayan Blunder, ring aloud on his 100th birth anniversary.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.