Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Law

Bar Council of India’s discriminatory age cap on study of law is nonsensical 

The Bar Council of India's age limit discriminates against those hailing from underprivileged backgrounds.

On ‘secret’ Rafale files, transparency trumps privilege & there’s legal precedent

Supreme Court has the chance to decide if a government can take shelter in outdated notions of ‘privilege’ when questioned over transparency.

Updating election Model Code of Conduct is only way to keep national security out of rallies

While we protect our borders and soldiers, we must also safeguard our voters and their autonomy.

Supreme Court has let down India’s disability rights movement

By dismissing an impaired lawyer's appeal, the Supreme Court has denied millions of Indians with disabilities a chance to enter the judicial process.

Why BJP and Congress love to hate sedition (till they come to power)

Every political party questions the wisdom of retaining the sedition law, but only when they are in opposition.

Arrest of beggars, govt staff not allowed to protest — laws that India needs to repeal

From deeming begging a crime to a law that prevents government staff from protesting, archaic and redundant laws continue to remain on the statute.

This Diwali once again showed the ugly side of the urban middle class

The pollution this festive season shows the middle class is increasingly self-indulgent, with little regard for laws and rules.

Not just Narendra Modi govt, CVC and Supreme Court also to blame for killing CBI

With questions being raised about the integrity of the most senior officers of the CBI, what else can one say?  

Why so many Indian laws look good on paper but languish in real life

Power and efficacy of a law reside in beliefs held by ordinary people, including beliefs about other people’s beliefs. The big question that plagues developing...

India has two legal systems to use when needed: Democratic and dictatorial

Bhima-Koregaon arrests show how Indian Constitution 'guarantees' rights and liberties but also snatches them away.

On Camera


Air India brings new policy, now pilots can fly after retirement

Air India crew hide greys, follow strict makeup while global airlines allowing tattoo, piercing

Many airlines expect their crew to follow strict dress codes and decorum, but Air India’s commandments even instruct members on what to say and not to say on social media.

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.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.