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Supreme Court refuses to intervene after JD(U) MP's self-proclaimed wife moves plea seeking to live with him
Politics

Supreme Court refuses to intervene after JD(U) MP's self-proclaimed wife moves plea seeking to live with him

JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Mahendra Prasad, popularly known as 'King Mahendra', has found himself in a peculiar legal tangle wherein a woman has knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court seeking to live with him claiming to be his legally wedded wife

Timely push from SC, Narendra Modi's mandate indicate time is right for fresh look at Uniform Civil Code
India

Timely push from SC, Narendra Modi's mandate indicate time is right for fresh look at Uniform Civil Code

A Uniform Civil Code for citizens — one law for one nation — has not been implemented even though it is enshrined in Article 44 of the Indian Constitution dealing with Directive Principles of State Policy, and 63 years have lapsed since the reformation of Hindu law in 1956

All you need to know about International Court of Justice, which will deliver its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case today
World

All you need to know about International Court of Justice, which will deliver its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case today

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN), which was established in 1945, and has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands. The court will deliver its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on 17 July

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion
India

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion

Even though abortion is legal in India since 1971, ten women in the country die every day due to unsafe abortions performed by quacks and untrained 'doctors'.

Legality of Pakistan surgical strikes: India has arsenal of lawful defences at its disposal, conjecture is unnecessary
India

Legality of Pakistan surgical strikes: India has arsenal of lawful defences at its disposal, conjecture is unnecessary

While it is indisputable that, principally, bombings well within the territory of Pakistan bear greater legal repercussions than the erstwhile surgical operations in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, authors argue that India has a whole arsenal of legal defences at its disposal and the conjectures are therefore inappropriate

Robert Mueller considers new charges against Paul Manafort as Donald Trump family members become central figures in Russia probe
World

Robert Mueller considers new charges against Paul Manafort as Donald Trump family members become central figures in Russia probe

Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators, prosecutors said Friday.

Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report
World

Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report

The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report.

Donald Trump fires Attorney-General Jeff Sessions amid fear over Mueller probe; 'worse than Watergate', say opponents
World

Donald Trump fires Attorney-General Jeff Sessions amid fear over Mueller probe; 'worse than Watergate', say opponents

Within 24 hours of Democrats seizing control of the US House of Representatives and raising the risks of investigations into Donald Trump's businesses, the US president fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions - the country's chief law enforcement officer who has endured more than a year of blistering and personal attacks over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

White House political chief's midterm message to Republicans: Embrace Donald Trump or start packing
World

White House political chief's midterm message to Republicans: Embrace Donald Trump or start packing

The White House has a message for vulnerable House Republicans tiptoeing around President Donald Trump: Get on board or start packing. The warning comes in a memo from White House political director Bill Stepien, who argues that GOP candidates who try to distance themselves from the president are only doing themselves harm in the upcoming midterm elections.

Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller
World

Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Donald Trump 2016 campaign chief Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty in deal with special counsel Robert Mueller
World

Donald Trump 2016 campaign chief Paul Manafort expected to plead guilty in deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to plead guilty to federal charges as part of a deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller's office. A court filing Friday shows a plea hearing is set for later Friday morning.

Leaked video posted on Breitbart shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin and other execs lamenting Donald Trump election in 2016
World

Leaked video posted on Breitbart shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin and other execs lamenting Donald Trump election in 2016

A recently leaked video from 2016 shows Google executives lamenting the election of US president Donald Trump, who has accused the company of doctoring search results for his name.

US midterm election 2018 trends: White, college educated voters dragging Donald Trump ratings down; more voters susceptible to shifts in national politics
World

US midterm election 2018 trends: White, college educated voters dragging Donald Trump ratings down; more voters susceptible to shifts in national politics

Voters who matter most to Donald Trump are the ones pulling his approval numbers down and voters in at least 25 American states out of a total 50 states are more susceptible to changes in national politics with exactly two months to go for midterm elections 2018, two recent polls by FiveThirtyEight and The Economist are showing.

Barack Obama wades into US midterm election battle and will campaign for Democrats; says Donald Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of grim political divide
World

Barack Obama wades into US midterm election battle and will campaign for Democrats; says Donald Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of grim political divide

Former President Barack Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois.

Pulling up WhatsApp group admins for objectionable content is unjustified
News & Analysis

Pulling up WhatsApp group admins for objectionable content is unjustified

Arrest of WhatsApp group administrators is becoming a default practice, without proper assessment.

RBI's three month deadline for banks to cut ties with cryptocurrencies has shown a sudden surge in trading volumes
News & Analysis

RBI's three month deadline for banks to cut ties with cryptocurrencies has shown a sudden surge in trading volumes

Prices of the volatile bitcoin in India are back up to Rs 6,18,000 ($9,270), recovering from a low of Rs 3,50,001 after the central bank’s announcement

Arun Jaitley needs to consider all sides of the story before dismissing cryptocurrencies in India
News & Analysis

Arun Jaitley needs to consider all sides of the story before dismissing cryptocurrencies in India

It is important to highlight the importance of decentralisation in the world of blockchain and how cryptocurrencies are a result of that.

Kerala love jihad case: Supreme Court must defend adults' rights to act, live and marry as they please under law
India

Kerala love jihad case: Supreme Court must defend adults' rights to act, live and marry as they please under law

The Supreme Court while hearing the Kerala love jihad case must understand that the right and liberty of majors to act, marry, and live where and with whomever they please in accordance with the law is worth defending at all costs

Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmen
India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmen

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect was sentenced to two terms of imprisonment to run consecutively for sexually assaulting two of his followers.

India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied
long-reads

India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied

In the criminal justice sphere, the introduction of “fast-track” courts, jail-adalats (“prison courts”), and plea-bargaining were introduced with much fanfare, although their success is yet to be demonstrated.