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Evidence collected in breach of privacy does not make it inadmissible in court: Delhi HC

Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said the right to fair trial outweighs right to privacy as the former impacts public justice as a whole.
Kashmir journalists protest

SC quoted jurist Ronald Dworkin in passing. Kashmir 4G order shows it must read him in full

Given the broad consensus in India on national security, currently raised to the level of a frenzy, it is understandable that judges do not wish to be alienated.
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SC justifies Sabarimala reference to larger bench, says it can decide its own jurisdiction

In a judgment, SC bench observed that no matter is beyond the superior court’s jurisdiction unless the Constitution says so.
An individual records fingerprints as part of the biometric data collection for Aadhaar | Commons

Surveillance power, diluting privacy: Why Modi govt’s data bill needs urgent modification

The framework of Personal Data Protection Bill will have deleterious consequences for innovation in data economy while leaving informational privacy unprotected.
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How Supreme Court has not upheld the spirit of RTI Act over the years

Supreme Court’s latest instruction to RBI is seen as a U-turn from 4 years ago. But this isn’t the only time the court seems to have changed its stance on RTI.
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Modi govt’s data protection bill harms anonymous social media users, not fake news

Indians need real privacy, not a loss of anonymity. Modi govt’s Personal Data Protection Bill worryingly proposes social media firms to verify user identity.
Mass surveillance in India

Indian govt’s approach to facial recognition is flawed & driven by faulty assumptions

Facial recognition is not a panacea for understaffed police forces, nor a suitable instance of modernisation of the police forces.
Justice D.Y. Chandrachud

Why liberals won’t be looking forward to DY Chandrachud’s term as CJI after Ayodhya verdict

Liberal credentials of Justice DY Chandrachud, hailed by media and the progressives for his dissenting views, have been inconsistent, to say the least.
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

Collegium deliberations on judges should stay confidential, says CJI-designate Bobde

Justice S.A. Bobde said sharing deliberations on the Collegium's rejection of candidates for higher judiciary was a matter of privacy rather than secrecy since people's reputations were at stake.
Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court’s inconsistent stand on civil rights gives state a window to defeat them

As the chief interpreter of Constitution, Supreme Court is required to demarcate with some clarity the areas of permissible state action. And this is where it has been found wanting.

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An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.


File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.