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Mar 15, 2017
Maharashtra government claims sexual harassment has reduced: It's not really trueThe government of Maharashtra recently announced there has been a drop in the number of sexual harassment cases in the state. Yes, now there are only 12,000-odd cases of sexual harassment in the state.
Mar 08, 2017
Donald Trump’s revised Muslim Ban is just another battle in a presidency that looks like warOf Donald Trump’s executive orders to date, his so-called “Muslim Ban” has drawn the most attention and controversy.
Oct 26, 2016
What are the legal options available with Cyrus Mistry to counter Tata's decisionCourts have held that a good notice must fairly disclose the purpose for which the meeting is called, be open, be free from craftiness, and be in a language understood by common people
Jun 26, 2016
Over 31 lakh cases await the next date of hearing in courts, reveals dataData says out of the over 2.20 crore cases awaiting disposal across the country, the next date of hearing has not been fixed for over 14 per cent of them.
Mar 23, 2016
Judges do work hard, but pendency of cases is still very high, says Daksh studyThe average pendency of a case at the Allahabad High Court is over three-and-a-half years, easily the worst in the country
Feb 04, 2016
Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediationWith an aim of encouraging pre-litigation settlements and reduce court cases, the government is considering to bring a law that will give legislative backing to such out-of-court settlements.
Feb 01, 2016
Defamation case: Court allows Arun Jaitley's plea for DDCA recordsFinance Minister Arun Jaitley's plea seeking summoning of records of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) in a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders was allowed by a Delhi court on Monday.
Aug 26, 2015
Australia considers chemical castration for pedophilesAustralian government is contemplating chemical castration, or sexual suppression medication, for punishing convicted pedophiles.
Jul 29, 2015
Coalgate scam: Court summons former coal secretary, five others as accusedFormer Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants, have been summoned as accused by a special court for their alleged roles in a coal block allocation scam case.
Jul 23, 2015
Madhya Pradesh passes law banning people going to court on 'unreasonable grounds'The bill empowers the state advocate general to challenge any "frivolous or mischievous" petition and get it dismissed in a court.