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Louisiana truck driver who killed 2-yr-old daughter executed; death penalty carried out for second time this week in US
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Louisiana truck driver who killed 2-yr-old daughter executed; death penalty carried out for second time this week in US

The death penalty was administered to Alfred Bourgeois despite his lawyers arguing that he had an IQ that put him in the intellectually disabled category

SC refuses to impose pre-broadcast ban on TV programme claiming 'Muslim conspiracy' to infiltrate UPSC
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SC refuses to impose pre-broadcast ban on TV programme claiming 'Muslim conspiracy' to infiltrate UPSC

A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph said it has to first circumspect in imposing a prior restraint on publication or the airing of views by Sudarshan TV

Gujarat legislation raising jail term for chain snatchers from three to upto 10 years gets presidential nod
India

Gujarat legislation raising jail term for chain snatchers from three to upto 10 years gets presidential nod

The Gujarat Assembly in September 2018 had amended Section 379 of the IPC by adding two clauses, IPC 379(A) and 379(B), thus incorporating the stringent punishment.

Russia passes tougher punishments for terror suspects; convicts may face life imprisonment
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Russia passes tougher punishments for terror suspects; convicts may face life imprisonment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed amendments to the Criminal Law to toughen punishment of those who finance terrorism or recruit terrorists

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape
India

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape

By making a ruling that upholds the rights of women, irrespective of where she is, the Bombay High Court has indicated that it is open to adjudicating controversial cases around violence against women including marital rape

SC verdict on defamation makes it tougher for women to speak up on sexual harassment
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SC verdict on defamation makes it tougher for women to speak up on sexual harassment

India’s upholding of the criminalisation of defamation can only spell bad news for women trying to break the silence around sexual harassment

What does release of the juvenile say about punishment for rape? Has he served his dues to society?
India

What does release of the juvenile say about punishment for rape? Has he served his dues to society?

The Supreme Court of India has, expectedly, struck down the plea to extend the detention of the juvenile in the Delhi gangrape of 16 December, 2012. It said there is nothing in the law to authorise such an extension. So that brings the whole debate back to the laws we have

Will not reduce the age of juveniles: Government
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Will not reduce the age of juveniles: Government

The Union government, as of now, will not reduce the age of juveniles under the Juvenile Justice Act, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Thanks to HC, Gujarat prisoners can apply for bail online
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Thanks to HC, Gujarat prisoners can apply for bail online

In a first, the Gujarat High Court has launched an online bail application system, made available to all convicts and undertrial prisoners of Sabarmati Central jail.

Don't yak on the phone and drive, the govt is watching
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Don't yak on the phone and drive, the govt is watching

The proposed changes in the Motor Vehicle Act hits where it hurts most: the wallet.