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There can be no modern India without an improved police force — think tank urges for reforms

Indian Police Foundation says neither Centre nor state governments have shown interest in police reforms, and therefore Supreme Court should monitor its implementation.
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Retired judges, lawyers & civil servants slam SC holding Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

The group of 772 citizens said that India has witnessed attacks by institutional disruptors against judges who are unwilling to agree with them and toe the line.
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Recipe of India’s broken justice system — 4 mealworms in turmeric, 38 years, Supreme Court

There is no specific reason why anyone beyond a shopkeeper named Prem Chand and a few bureaucrats in Haryana might even know or care about this case but it tells a sad story.
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280-character tweet is all it takes to destroy Indian democracy — if you believe Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's concern is apparently one of public faith. It is debatable whether Prashant Bhushan's conviction for contempt does more harm than good.
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Don’t just question police for custodial killings of Jayaraj-Bennix. Courts also responsible

Jayaraj and Bennix would be alive today had the magistrate applied his mind and not acted mechanically while accepting the Tamil Nadu Police’s plea for remand.
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In 15 years, RTI has gone from Indian citizens’ most powerful tool to an Act on life support

Chief Information Commission and its state counterparts have an unwritten rule about not penalising erring public information officers who discourage RTI applicants.
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Indian citizens and media have been terrorised enough with sedition. SC must end it now

Journalist Vinod Dua’s petition is an opportunity for the Supreme Court clearly tell police and lower courts what constitutes sedition and how to deal with defamation cases.
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Supreme Court defers hearing on DMK’s plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs

The plea has sought a direction to hold the deliberate action of the Speaker in not deciding the disqualification petition as arbitrary and violative.
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Plea in Supreme Court seeks mechanism to check content spreading hatred on Twitter

The petition filed by BJP's Vinit Goenka sought a law that can initiate action against Twitter for willfully abetting and promoting anti-India tweets and penalize them
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SC single bench on bail pleas must lead to speedy justice for Safoora Zargar, Sudha Bharadwaj

Supreme Court's move to let single judge benches hear bail pleas must not end up like govt pronouncements – good to read about but with little impact on citizens' lives.

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How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


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Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.