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Yogi govt law on intentional infectors: Is criminalising the right way to fight Covid?

The Yogi Adityanath-led UP government has cleared an ordinance that prescribes life imprisonment for “death caused by intentional (Covid-19) affliction”. 
Activists protests against sedition law

Macaulay’s IPC was radical in 19th century. Now, shift power balance toward Indian citizens

It’s absurd to criminalise sedition and blasphemy in a secular, liberal democracy.

Couple tied to poles, brutally thrashed in Madhya Pradesh for having affair, 4 arrested

Police said the couple was beaten up by the family members of the woman. The video of the incident that took place on 16 June has since gone viral.
Revelers watch a firework during Diwali celebrations in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

This Diwali, bursting firecrackers could get you jailed for a month 

In light of the Supreme Court order restricting the sale and use of firecrackers, there's little you can do to indulge your love for fireworks this Diwali.
Malegaon blast court

Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya & 5 others set to go on trial for 2008 Malegaon blast

A special NIA court has framed charges against Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya in the 2008 Malegaon blast, which killed six people.
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A 91-year-old law is making a comeback in India due to lynchings and WhatsApp forwards

How the govt chooses to deal with cases under Section 295A, and other laws curbing free speech, speaks volumes of its own electoral calculations.
LGBTQ pride parade

Centre passes buck again, will let apex court decide Section 377 validity

Representing Centre, ASG Tushar Mehta tells the court that the government leaves the decision to the court's wisdom.
The proposal is part of a series of measures taken after the outrage over Kathua and Unnao incidents | Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Law ministry’s proposal for fast track rape courts awaits Cabinet approval

The proposal aims to fasten rape trials through specialised courts and more judicial officers, public prosecutors, and investigators.
CBI official stepping into a car

Two DDA officials get 4 years imprisonment for demanding Rs 6,000 monthly bribe

CBI team caught DDA officials Mukesh Chander and Satyabir Singh receiving cash from an eatery owner.
A file photo of Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor summoned as accused in wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case

MP Shashi Tharoor is facing charges of abetment to suicide and cruelty towards Sunanda Pushkar.

On Camera

File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Wikimedia Commons

China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.