Nashik court acquits 11 in 25-year-old TADA Act case: Blot of being traitors now erased, say former accused
A Nashik court last week acquitted eleven people who were facing terror charges in a 25-year-old case under the now repealed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA Act).
Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equality
The new rules, applicable throughout the country, came into effect through a notification on 11 December, 2018.
While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilation
The BJP has been strident in its opposition to triple talaq, including attempting to push through legislation criminalising the practice, but the saffron party has chosen to tread with caution on female genital mutilation (FGM), which is practised in the Bohra community, saying the case should be referred to a Constitution bench
Reasons for Aarey Colony fire inconclusive, says Mumbai fire dept: Report finds 29 instances of such blazes since 2007
On 3 December, a massive fire broke out at an open plot of land in Mumbai's Aarey Colony, near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park — the largest green lung in the metropolis. With the fire department now having submitted its report into the incident, questions linger over whether there was foul play in the incident.
Kathua rape and murder case: Deepika Rajawat episode throws spotlight on ignored issue of victim's right to representation in trials
The recent development in the Kathua rape and murder case has also brought focus on an often-ignored aspect of the criminal justice system in India — rights of victims during trials.
Versova Beach clean-up: Activist Afroz Shah decides to 'move on' from campaign, shares video of dramatic improvement
Afroz Shah, in a Twitter post on Sunday, showed the dramatic improvement in the condition of Mumbai's Versova beach after spearheading a clean-up drive for three years.
‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatred
Advocate Deepika Rajawat who will receive Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice on Sunday, speaks about the challenges she has faced since taking up the Kathua rape and murder case and why people who have been naming sexual harassers under the #MeToo campaign must approach the authorities
Imran Khan skips anti-India rhetoric on Pakistan's Defence Day, but goes extra mile to reach out to military
Imran Khan's speech at an event to mark Pakistan's Defence Day was remarkable for what it largely steered clear of — rhetoric against New Delhi.
'Bihar govt's plan to bar NGOs from running children's homes uncalled for': TISS professor who headed audit team
Assistant professor Mohammed Tarique, who led the seven-member team which conducted the audit, said the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case was unfortunate, but all shelter homes inspected did not need such legal intervention.
Mumbai's Delisle Road bridge to be dismantled soon: Commuters face harrowing time, but IIT-B says corrosion necessitated step
The IIT-Bombay recommended the immediate closing down of the Delisle road overbridge in Lower Parel, an area teeming with office-goers throughout the day.
Mumbai bridge collapse turns lens on city's infrastructure: Spot warning signs early to prevent mishaps, say experts
The road overbridge collapse at Andheri railway station during a spell of heavy rain has raised concerns over the robustness of the city's infrastructure.
Ashoka University sexual harassment case: Complainant says she got no justice; institute claims it stuck to due process
Ashoka University students and alumni wrote an open letter on a website on the plight of the woman who accused professor Mitul Baruah of sexual harassment.
Mumbai's development plan to be put on hold: Error-ridden blueprint to upgrade city's infrastructure far from being finalised
With discrepancies continuing to emerge and people continuing to raise objections, the issue of Mumbai's development plan is not winding down just yet.
Maharashtra insecticide poisoning deaths: State govt submits proposal to Centre, seeks banning of five toxic substances
The Maharashtra government has submitted a proposal to the Centre to ban four insecticides. Over 60 farmers had died last year due to insecticide poisoning.
SC says RTI applicants can't be asked for motive: Petitioner welcomes verdict, asks for strengthening of self-disclosure provisions
The Supreme Court passed a slew of directions for better implementation of the RTI Act. Speaking to Firstpost, one of the petitioners in the case welcomed the order.
Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivors
Rajasthan has introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age. However, several child rights experts believe this is not the solution.
Ahead of Chhattisgarh polls, govt helps SC/STs denied caste certificates due to spelling mistakes avail benefits
This move by the Chhattisgarh government comes months ahead of Assembly elections, which are expected to be held towards the end of the year
Maharashtra agrarian crisis: Farmer distress unabated by loan waiver; experts blame low profitability
Maharashtra continued to record a high number (2,917) of farmer suicides in 2017. About 60 percent of the cases were reported after the announcement of the farm loan waiver.
Maharashtra has seen a substantial improvement in its conviction rate over the years, data recently released by the government has suggested.
Maharashtra farm loan waiver: Vidarbha farmers resent delays as banks slog to make beneficiary lists error-free
Officials from both nationalised and District Cooperative Central Bank said they were under immense pressure to meet deadlines.