Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicUndertrials

Topic: Undertrials

As Modi govt plans NDPS Act changes, 27,072 drug case undertrials in India rot in jails

Over 10% of 2,58,883 jailed undertrials were arrested for offences under NDPS Act. Modi govt is planning to decriminalise personal consumption of small quantities of drugs.

Why Indian justice system needs prosecutors to work with police during probe

A prosecutor is forced to proceed even if they believe the evidence collected by the police isn't sufficient. This hampers their ability to take the case to its logical end.

No charges framed, files stuck in SC: Why Rajasthan train blasts accused awaits trial 11 yrs on

Hameer-ui-uddin was arrested in 2010, 16 years after the serial blasts in Rajdhani trains in 1993. Supreme Court asked Ajmer court to expedite his hearing Monday.

Out on Covid parole, 65% undertrials in Delhi absconding, many returned to crime

At least 180 inmates released on emergency parole went back to committing crime and were re-arrested in cases of robbery, snatching and theft.

Modi-Shah must see colleagues calling out BJP CMs as pulse metres, not critics

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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