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North Korea to convene rubber-stamp parliament to discuss new laws and organisational issues in September
World

North Korea to convene rubber-stamp parliament to discuss new laws and organisational issues in September

North Korea's legislative body meets only once or twice a year, mostly for day-long sessions to approve budgets or other decisions deemed necessary by the ruling Workers' Party

Every individual must be made aware of their rights and duties, says CJI NV Ramana
India

Every individual must be made aware of their rights and duties, says CJI NV Ramana

Addressing the fifth convocation of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, he said that it is our collective duty to promote constitutional culture, and also explain the constitutional provisions in simpler terms

Is Punjab CM capable of handling law & order: Anurag Thakur
India

Is Punjab CM capable of handling law & order: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur demanded to know what kind of ideology was the AAP trying to promote in Punjab

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
World

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools

House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth

Aryan Khan was in 'conscious possession' of drugs: Breaking down the much-debated NDPS Act
India

Aryan Khan was in 'conscious possession' of drugs: Breaking down the much-debated NDPS Act

NDPS Act dispenses with 'dishonest intention' and Section 35 directs the court to presume the existence of a culpable mental state for all the offences under the Act

Instead of a blanket COVID-19 vaccine mandate, India should allow institutions to make their own decision
India

Instead of a blanket COVID-19 vaccine mandate, India should allow institutions to make their own decision

A vaccine mandate has to balance potential public health risks against a possible violation of personal autonomy.

For #MeToo attorneys representing survivors, pandemic year is the biggest they have had
Lifestyle

For #MeToo attorneys representing survivors, pandemic year is the biggest they have had

When the Harvey Weinstein revelations erupted in October 2017, launching the reckoning that became known as the #MeToo movement, it caused a "sea change", Debra Katz says.

International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct
science

International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct

At least 100 million plants, animals are internationally trafficked each year and the trade is said to be worth between USD 4-20 billion per year.

On Nani Palkhivala's 101st birth anniversary, a case for him to be awarded Bharat Ratna
India

On Nani Palkhivala's 101st birth anniversary, a case for him to be awarded Bharat Ratna

India would probably be a dictatorship, if not for Nani and a ‘Bharat Ratna’ is the least we can do to honour the man

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering
India

Catholic priest, nun sentenced to life in Sister Abhaya murder case; duo to serve seven years for evidence tampering

The court, on Tuesday, had found the two guilty of the murder of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well in St Pius Convent in Kottayam in Kerala in 1992

Emergence of the female action star allows women to reclaim their bodies, powers, and roles
Entertainment

Emergence of the female action star allows women to reclaim their bodies, powers, and roles

With films like Atomic Blonde, The Old Guard, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, there's a crucial emergence of action woman, highlighting women who take up space, swagger and sometimes wildly crash

'Don't hide behind RBI': SC raps Centre over banks charging 'interest' on deferred loan payments
India

'Don't hide behind RBI': SC raps Centre over banks charging 'interest' on deferred loan payments

Earlier, the top court had said there was "no merit in charging interest on interest" for deferred loan payment installments during the moratorium period announced in wake of the pandemic

SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?
India

SC holds Prashant Bhushan in contempt: How can 2 tweets shake foundations of law and imperil Indian democracy?

If the Supreme Court is convinced that what Prashant Bhushan has said is false, then surely it is up to the court to show that it is so. If, however, what Bhushan has said is true, then the damage to the institution wrought by the actions of the past four CJIs is greater than two tweets talking about it could ever be

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
India

SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice

If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated

As Perry Mason returns to TV in a new HBO series, a look at the character's history
Lifestyle

As Perry Mason returns to TV in a new HBO series, a look at the character's history

In 1933, Erle Stanley Gardner finished his first Perry Mason novel. When he died in 1970, he had finished more than 80 books in the series.

LSAT India 2020: Exam and registration dates extended by a month; apply on www.discoverlaw.in
India

LSAT India 2020: Exam and registration dates extended by a month; apply on www.discoverlaw.in

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has been postponed by one month to help accommodate students appearing for the remaining CBSE board examinations

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
India

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves
Business

Nirmala Sitharaman's COVID-19 package invites social criticism, but she may have more cards up her sleeves

Nirmala Sitharaman's advisers have been speaking of why fiscal prudence is important to avoid India being downgraded from investment grade by global credit rating agencies

Theatre owners irked by direct-to-digital release of Indian films, say it can never replace traditional moviegoing experience
Entertainment

Theatre owners irked by direct-to-digital release of Indian films, say it can never replace traditional moviegoing experience

Even though exhibitors are unhappy with producers choosing to go the digital way, they still think that OTT platforms will never be an alternative for the moviegoing audience.

Coronavirus outbreak has revealed big gaps in healthcare, law enforcement in India; time for reforms is now
India

Coronavirus outbreak has revealed big gaps in healthcare, law enforcement in India; time for reforms is now

India has no national mechanism to track and manage data for all coronavirus positive persons across the country. Where they go, what happens to them, how they fare, what their trajectories are