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Coronavirus lockdown must catalyse widespread use of virtual hearings in Indian legal system
India

Coronavirus lockdown must catalyse widespread use of virtual hearings in Indian legal system

Virtual hearings have shown that matters can be heard quickly and disposed of quickly. Further, the barrier created by urgency, has ensured that only cases that truly belong in court are being brought to the court

PMC Bank scam: EOW submits 32000-page chargesheet; HDIL promoters Rakesh Wadhawan, son Sarang among five accused booked
Business

PMC Bank scam: EOW submits 32000-page chargesheet; HDIL promoters Rakesh Wadhawan, son Sarang among five accused booked

According to the RBI, PMC bank masked 44 problematic loan accounts, including HDIL loan accounts, by tampering with its core banking system, and the accounts were accessible only to limited staff members.

Death sentence for Pakistani scholar Junaid Hafeez for 'blasphemous' posts on Facebook; lawyer slams 'spineless system'
World

Death sentence for Pakistani scholar Junaid Hafeez for 'blasphemous' posts on Facebook; lawyer slams 'spineless system'

A court in Pakistan has awarded a death sentence to Junaid Hafeez, a visiting lecturer at the Department of English Literature of the Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan city of Punjab Province, who was booked for blasphemy and arrested on 13 March, 2013

Internet shutdowns: The legality of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
News & Analysis

Internet shutdowns: The legality of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

A technology lawyer explains how and when internet shutdowns are enforced by state governments.

'Aarey not a forest’: Prakash Javadekar cites Bombay HC order to defend MMRCL’s move to fell trees for Mumbai Metro car shed
India

'Aarey not a forest’: Prakash Javadekar cites Bombay HC order to defend MMRCL’s move to fell trees for Mumbai Metro car shed

Prakash Javadekar on Saturday cited a Bombay High Court order to defend the Mumbai Metro Corporation's move to fell trees in Aarey Colony.

Police cannot attach immovable properties during investigation of criminal case, says Supreme Court
India

Police cannot attach immovable properties during investigation of criminal case, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that police cannot attach immovable properties during investigation of a criminal case

Government has zero tolerance towards offences under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, says Amit Shah
Politics

Government has zero tolerance towards offences under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, says Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the government has 'zero tolerance' towards offences under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

Banning PUBG and arresting people is an ineffective solution to the core problem
Gaming

Banning PUBG and arresting people is an ineffective solution to the core problem

PUBG has been banned in various parts of Gujarat and has now led to the arrest of ten people.

Bodh Gaya: 15 child monks sexually abused by Buddhist monk in Bihar to appear in court to record statements today
India

Bodh Gaya: 15 child monks sexually abused by Buddhist monk in Bihar to appear in court to record statements today

This comes a day after the accused Buddhist monk, Bhante Sanghpriya, was taken into custody for interrogation after the boys, aged 6-12 years, from Prasanna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre, a school-cum-meditation centre, in Mastipur complained about him.

SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up
India

SC to examine whether live-in relationship can be considered 'de facto' marriage, says civil liability on male partners after break-up

The Supreme Court decided to examine whether civil liability can be put on a man who refused a promise to marry a woman after a live-in relationship and a consensual sexual relationship, by treating such a relationship as "de-facto" marriage.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat orders arrest, suspension of Uttarkashi school principal who sought transfer
India

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat orders arrest, suspension of Uttarkashi school principal who sought transfer

On Thursday afternoon, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat instructed the police to arrest a school principal after she protested at the ‘Janata Darbar’ over issue of her transfer.

Jharkhand gangrape case: Head of school asked survivors to go with accused and not report incident, says top cop RK Malik
India

Jharkhand gangrape case: Head of school asked survivors to go with accused and not report incident, says top cop RK Malik

The head of the school, from where the five women working with an NGO were allegedly abducted and gang-raped, had asked the victims to go with the accused and later told them to not report the incident, a top Jharkhand police officer claimed on Monday.

Zaira Wasim molestation case: Accused Vikas Sachdev sent to judicial custody till 22 December
India

Zaira Wasim molestation case: Accused Vikas Sachdev sent to judicial custody till 22 December

Mumbai court on Wednesday sent Vikas Sachdev, arrested for allegedly molesting Zaira Wasim aboard a flight

India's wrongfully imprisoned get little relief as country lacks proper legal remedy
India

India's wrongfully imprisoned get little relief as country lacks proper legal remedy

A rehabilitative scheme for the wrongfully imprisoned without examining intersectional issues such as economic, social and communal divides will be futile.

Jay Amit Shah vs The Wire as it happened: Ahmedabad court shifts case to 16 October; businessman's lawyer fails to turn up
India

Jay Amit Shah vs The Wire as it happened: Ahmedabad court shifts case to 16 October; businessman's lawyer fails to turn up

Jay Amit Shah filed his affidavit in court No. 13 of additional chief metropolitan magistrate SK Gadhvi, who later ordered a court of enquiry under Section 202 of Criminal Procedure Code.

How safe do citizens feel in India's metro cities? 87% people in Delhi start worrying if girls aren't home by 9 pm
India

How safe do citizens feel in India's metro cities? 87% people in Delhi start worrying if girls aren't home by 9 pm

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) provides information on crime recorded by the police but there is no data source to gauge if people perceive their neighbourhoods to be safe or not

Over 90% thefts in Indian mega cities are never recorded, says study; least FIRs filed in Delhi
India

Over 90% thefts in Indian mega cities are never recorded, says study; least FIRs filed in Delhi

Only six-eight percent of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study. The remaining 92-94 percent are not reflected in any official record.

Puducherry sees sudden spike in premeditated murders, puts residents, cops on their toes
India

Puducherry sees sudden spike in premeditated murders, puts residents, cops on their toes

Political parties and activists say the police are to blame, and the current government needs to do more.

Modi govt to bring amended version of Anti-Torture Bill in Parliament
India

Modi govt to bring amended version of Anti-Torture Bill in Parliament

Government has finalised an amended draft of an Anti-Torture Bill and will soon bring it before Parliament, the Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday.

Evidence links ex-army officer's son to terror attacks in 2008, Goa CM tells Assembly
India

Evidence links ex-army officer's son to terror attacks in 2008, Goa CM tells Assembly

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar also said "the suspected person could not be linked directly to any banned terror outfit beyond pre-operational level".