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Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.
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Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.
Supreme Court of India being renovated

SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Those criticising Ranjan Gogoi nomination forgot he became CJI after being a dissenting judge

We must not single out a particular nomination. From Fazl Ali to Ranganath Misra, judges have been given Rajya Sabha seats since Independence.
CJI Gogoi

The reasons former CJI Ranjan Gogoi will give for accepting Rajya Sabha nomination

Many ascribe Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination as a reward from Modi government for services rendered as CJI. By accepting it, Gogoi only strengthens their case.
Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
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India’s civil judges and judicial magistrates are too young, lack life experiences: Report

Report by think-tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy also calls for debate on whether India wants young candidates to get appointed to this ‘crucial office’.
Judge Kamini Lau

Confused over celebrating Kamini Lau in Azad case? She has always been a controversial judge

From calling for chemical castration of rapists to calling out an HC judge for 'targeting' her to 'overzealous trials', judge Kamini Lau has done it all.
Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde with President Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the new building of Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur Saturday | ANI

CJI makes big push for mediation to speed up cases, seeks degree, diploma courses in field

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rajasthan High Court building in Jodhpur, he said the ‘length of time taken for conclusion of litigation is a big deterrent’.
CJI SA Bobde | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

As Chief Justice, SA Bobde must make sure no government can bend Indian judiciary’s spine

As Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi did everything he had accused Dipak Misra of. Justice Bobde must not go down the same road.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.