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Republic Day parade 2022: India’s rich cultural heritage shines through 21 tableaux
India

Republic Day parade 2022: India’s rich cultural heritage shines through 21 tableaux

As part of its Republic Day celebrations, 12 tableaux of various states and Union Territories and nine of ministries rolled down Rajpath showcasing India's diversity

CJI NV Ramana says important to protect and promote independence, integrity of judiciary at all levels
India

CJI NV Ramana says important to protect and promote independence, integrity of judiciary at all levels

Ramana was speaking at the valedictory function of Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking setting up of community kitchens across country to battle hunger
India

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking setting up of community kitchens across country to battle hunger

The plea claimed 69 percent of children under the age of five die every day due to hunger and malnutrition and that it was violative of various fundamental rights, including right to life

Opinion | Justice UU Lalit is right, law interns should take a cue from medical students to do rural service
India

Opinion | Justice UU Lalit is right, law interns should take a cue from medical students to do rural service

NALSA chairperson Justice UU Lalit had recently said that law students should act as a bridge between the providers and seekers of legal aid.

President Kovind urges nation's graduation from women development to women-led development at NALSA campaign
India

President Kovind urges nation's graduation from women development to women-led development at NALSA campaign

At the launch of six-week-long 'The Pan India Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign', Kovind spoke at length about inclusion of women in judiciary and catering to marginalised segments of society

CJI NV Ramana says custodial torture still prevails, nationwide sensitisation of police officers needed
India

CJI NV Ramana says custodial torture still prevails, nationwide sensitisation of police officers needed

'The past should not determine the future and all should work to bring equality, ' said Justice Ramana at the launch of a legal service mobile app

Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape
Politics

Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape

At least in Chhattisgarh, transgenders are increasingly becoming a part of the political field

Budget 2019: Things to watch for in the new mega pension scheme; will it make Atal Pension Yojana redundant?
Business

Budget 2019: Things to watch for in the new mega pension scheme; will it make Atal Pension Yojana redundant?

The Atal Pension Yojana levies heavy penalties for delay in paying monthly contributions, or inability to pay contributions for certain months.

Year-ender quiz: From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, test your knowledge of events in 2018
India

Year-ender quiz: From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, test your knowledge of events in 2018

From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, take this special year-ender quiz to test your knowledge of events in 2018

'Do not romance with litigation': Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's advice to public
India

'Do not romance with litigation': Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's advice to public

Dipak Misra however, added that courts welcome people to litigate if they have genuine grievances.

SC approves compensation scheme for sexual assault, acid attack victims; proposal to be applicable across India
India

SC approves compensation scheme for sexual assault, acid attack victims; proposal to be applicable across India

A victim of gangrape would now get a minimum compensation of Rs 5 lakh up to a maximum of Rs 10 lakh. This is part of a scheme proposed by NALSA on compensating the victims of sexual assaults and acid attacks, which was approved by the Supreme Court

SC slams Centre and states for neglect of widows, says nobody is interested in their welfare
India

SC slams Centre and states for neglect of widows, says nobody is interested in their welfare

The Supreme Court on Tuesday castigated the Centre and states for not taking necessary steps for the welfare of widows.

Supreme Court asks states for details of compensation to victims of sexual assault under Nirbhaya fund
India

Supreme Court asks states for details of compensation to victims of sexual assault under Nirbhaya fund

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks.

Supreme Court directs Ministry of Home Affairs to consider establishing open jails across country
India

Supreme Court directs Ministry of Home Affairs to consider establishing open jails across country

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to convene a meeting of directors general or inspectors general of prisons of all states and union territories to discuss the feasibility of establishing open jails across the country.

India's forgotten widows: Govt must move beyond laws and actions plans, focus on social security and rehabilitation
India

India's forgotten widows: Govt must move beyond laws and actions plans, focus on social security and rehabilitation

The Supreme Court, this week, while dealing with the disconcerting issue of the deplorable conditions that widows in Vrindavan and other areas face, asked a very pertinent question : Do state commissions for women really exist?

Transgender bill fails to incorporate spirit of NALSA verdict, community fears denial of rights
Life

Transgender bill fails to incorporate spirit of NALSA verdict, community fears denial of rights

Pending in Lok Sabha, if the bill gets passed, it would reverse all the gains for dignity and equal rights that the community has collectively championed for in the past several decades.

Lok Adalats support the poor in fight against govt, says SC Justice TS Thakur
India

Lok Adalats support the poor in fight against govt, says SC Justice TS Thakur

Judiciary has been aided by Lok Adalats which have decided 8.25 crore pre-litigation and pending cases in over 15.14 sittings in 20 years, senior Supreme Court judge TS Thakur said on Monday.

Pending cases to vacant posts: Functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards under SC scrutiny
India

Pending cases to vacant posts: Functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards under SC scrutiny

The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues.

All you need to know about Justice P Sathasivam: The new Chief Justice of India
India

All you need to know about Justice P Sathasivam: The new Chief Justice of India

Justice P Sathasivam, sworn in as the new CJI today, has been known for his landmark judgments on everything from the Mumbai blasts to cases on women and children.

Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gangrape: Judge
India

Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gangrape: Judge

Supreme Court's Justice P Sathasivam, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority on Sunday said that cases related to women are being given priority by courts after the Delhi gangrape.