Saturday, 3 December, 2022
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Topic: Law

Can Manthara be charged for conspiracy against Ayodhya? Putting Ramayana through IPC test

In ‘Ramayana Revisited’, journalist Anil Maheshwari and SC Advocate Vipul Maheshwari look at the legality of the Manthara episode.

India’s healthcare workers are the most vulnerable, but there is no framework for their health

The Modi government and several states put in place laws against harming healthcare professionals during the Covid crisis. But violence is just the tip of the iceberg.

Can Chinese apps appeal India’s ban? Section 69A of IT Act has the answer

Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.

Delhi to Kerala — State response to Covid-19 makes it clear India needs a new health policy

The 123-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act isn’t good enough for a pandemic in the Information Age. India must revisit the National Health Bill that wasn’t passed.

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.

India ‘overdependent’ on cars, says R Jagannathan & Soumya Ghosh on 3 reasons for economic woes

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 matters, but don’t dream about moon picnics with friends just as yet

Although postponed, when Chandrayaan-2 eventually lands on moon, India will have taken a substantial step towards extra-terrestrial settlement.

Karnataka tried new law to protect doctors and failed. Only protecting patients will help now

We need to protect patients to protect our doctors and that starts with Patient Protection Services in each hospital.

Modi govt’s new education policy draft wants law taught in English & local languages

The panel that drafted the New Education Policy suggested that legal education must be bilingual to help speed up legal transactions in lower courts.

The real problem with AFSPA is how a normal law can bypass constitutional safeguards

India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.