A technology lawyer explains how and when internet shutdowns are enforced by state governments.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes Disha Bill to expedite trials in rape and gangrape cases, sentence such convicts to death
Three new sections 354E, 354F and 354G will be added to the IPC that define harassment of women, sexual assault on children and aggravated sexual assault on children respectively
Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent
Wednesday marked the 80th day of the communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, and while postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional in the restive region.
Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court extends interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by four weeks
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case.
With hundreds of economic offence cases pending for 2 decades, SIT calls for special courts to punish lawbreakers within year
While there is a sharp increase of 226 percent in the number of complaints against economic offences, the prosecution of offenders is hit by delays and hundreds of cases have been pending for more than two decades
MHA refutes reports claiming thousands partook in demonstrations in J&K; few stray protests in Srinagar, Baramulla, says spokesperson
Union Home Ministry denied reports which claimed a thousand people in Jammu and Kashmir had organised a demonstration against Article 370
Union health ministry appoints sub-committee to draft law protecting doctors, medical professionals against violence
Union health ministry set up an eight-member sub-committee to draft a central law to check violence against doctors and medical professionals.
Centre sets up committee to discuss security of medical staff, move comes after resident doctors protested attack on colleague
The Indian Medical Association has welcomed the Centre's move to set up a committee to discuss the Central Act for doctor's security. The move comes just weeks after the protesting resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
24-year-old student commits suicide inside IIT hostel in Telengana's Sangareddy; police recovers apology letter to parents
A 24-year-old student allegedly committed suicide inside his hostel of IIT campus in Sangareddy on Tuesday, police said.
Curbs under section 144 of CrPC in six areas of Srinagar as separatists call for strike to protest Yasin Malik booking under PSA
The officials said the restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order and to avoid any untoward incident in view of the strike called by separatists
Ishrat Jahan case: Awaiting govt sanction to prosecute retired cops DG Vanzara and NK Amin, CBI tells special court
While rejecting their discharge applications in August 2018, the court had sought status from the CBI on whether sanction was sought from the state government to prosecute them so that it could proceed further with the framing of charges against the two former police officials
Irregular meetings of advisory council won't help national mission for legal reforms or bring down pendency as cases pile up
The composition of the mission includes an advisory council, governing council, mission director and national mission leader.
Wife can demand maintenance from husband even after agreeing not to claim it earlier, rules Bombay High Court
In a judgement last week, Justice M S Sonak observed that section 125 of the CrPC, which provides for maintenance to wife, was enacted in public interest
Dipak Misra however, added that courts welcome people to litigate if they have genuine grievances.
Group of Ministers, headed by Rajnath Singh, discusses panel's recommendations to check lynching incidents
One of the panel's key recommendations to check lynching is to put to task country heads of the social media platforms sites. The panel is also believed to have recommended tightening of law by inserting clauses in the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure through parliamentary approval
A curfew was imposed in Malpura area in Rajasthan's Tonk district on Friday as fresh violence erupted a day after locals pelted stones at the Kanwariyas.
Parliament Monsoon Session: Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law to be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha today
The Lok Sabha on Monday will take up for discussion a bill to amend the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, seeking to overturn the Supreme Court order that laid down certain safeguards in the law to prevent atrocities against people of scheduled castes and tribes.
Jharkhand gang-rape case: Police book head of village missionary school from where NGO workers were abducted
The head of the Kochang village school, from where five women working with an NGO were allegedly abducted and later gang-raped, has been booked for not reporting the incident to police, an official said on Saturday.
Tarun Tejpal video: Times Now's use of material proof in an ongoing trial undermines law, ignores victim's rights
Back in 2016, Times Now lambasted “liberals” for viewing and basing their opinions about Tarun Tejpal case on a video, but now the channel is relying on the same dubious footage to make its arguments.