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Nov 11, 2013 Judge bribery case: CBI Court decides to frame charges against Nirmal Yadav: "Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav is in trouble. For, the special CBI Court here on Monday announced that the Court will go ahead and frame charges against her and other accused involved in the infamous Judge Bribery case."
Nov 11, 2013 Intern alleges sexual harassment by Supreme Court judge: "The girl, who graduated from Kolkata-based National University of Juridical Sciences this year, said the judge, who was "old enough to be her grandfather", harassed her in a hotel room at a time when Delhi had erupted against the brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya."
Nov 9, 2013 Who Is This Man Firing The Gun For?: "Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, the Attorney-General of India, courts more controversies than he helps dispel "
Nov 9, 2013 न्याय आम आदमी के लिए अब भी अबूझ शब्द : सीजेआई : "‘‘मैं अब भी पाता हूं कि देश में लाखों लोगों के लिए न्याय अब भी भ्रमजाल बना हुआ है और बहुसंख्यक आबादी को यह उपलब्ध नहीं है।’’"
Nov 6, 2013 Absolute Power And Corruption: Dhananjay Singh, Indian MP, And Wife Arrested For Torture Murder Of Domestic Servant: "Dhananjay, who has served as an MP for four years, has been charged in 29 criminal cases, including three murders. Many of those charges were dropped after witnesses either refused to testify or recanted previous statements."
Nov 6, 2013 Rape survivor fights for justice: "A 16-year-old girl gangraped in Mumbai continues to fight for justice. The girl was first tricked and then gang raped by her own friends. The police then refused to even file an FIR. Now the girl continues her fight, demanding that the rapists be hanged."
Nov 6, 2013 Convicted rapist Biti Mohanty gets bail: "Nearly eight months after he was arrested from Kannur, a Kerala court today (November 6) has granted bail to VIP rapist Biti Mohanty alias Raghav Rajan, but he will remain in jail because he has been unable to fulfil bail conditions."
Nov 4, 2013 A-G wants opinion polls banned, say sources: "In what will come as a shot in the arm for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government, Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has reportedly told the Centre that pre-poll opinion surveys should be banned, sources said on Monday."
Nov 2, 2013 Three decades on, widows of 84 anti-Sikh riots still feel neglected: "Three decades after the anti Sikh riots broke out in 1984, the widows of the 84 riots find themselves still living in darkness. For 30 years, they have struggled to make ends meet and feel victimised - even the free electricity supply provided by the government has been cut off abruptly."
Oct 29, 2013 Too many corruption cases, too few convictions: "With corruption forming the nerve center of government and public functioning, as many as 1,202 gazetted officers were found to be involved in corrupt practices across the country in 2012; of these, just 88 were dismissed from services."
Oct 23, 2013 Mamata's man as rights panel chief?: "The West Bengal government has been at loggerheads with the state Human Rights Commission for quite some time now, but Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally seems to have found a solution to silence the voices of dissent. A known TMC loyalist and former DGP, Naparajit Mukherjee has been nominated by the state government to head the human rights panel much to the opposition's ire."
Oct 23, 2013 Opinion sought on reducing Dutt's sentence: "The Home Ministry has sought opinion of Maharashtra government on reducing sentence of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt and two other convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts."
Oct 20, 2013 Mumbai gangrape survivor shown porn clips; are courts insensitive?: "There is no end to the trauma for the 23-year-old Shakti Mills gangrape survivor. The photojournalist fainted in the court as she was shown pornographic video clips and asked to testify if the accused had showed them to her. Senior lawyers said while the procedure is important it can also happen through video conferencing and efforts must be made to avoid the trauma."
Oct 17, 2013 Plea for removal of NHRC chief Balakrishnan a serious issue: SC: "The Supreme Court today termed as a "serious issue" a plea seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged "misbehaviour" and purchase of benami properties."
Oct 15, 2013 लक्ष्मणपुर बाथे: 'लाशें ट्रैक्टर में भरकर लाई गई थीं': "मगर बालिग़ होने के बावजूद आज तक उन्हें नौकरी नहीं मिली है. वह बताते हैं कि सालों जूते घिसने और 50 हजार रूपए सिर्फ़ नौकरी के लिए दौड़भाग और घूस में खर्चने के बावजूद उन्हें सिर्फ़ आश्वासन मिले."
Oct 13, 2013 Actor Sanjay Dutt seeks parole extension: "Dutt, 53, was granted parole from the Yerawada Central Jail Oct 1 to get medical treatment for certain unspecified illnesses."
Oct 7, 2013 TDP Chief questions Jagan's bail?: "In an exclusive interview to TIMES NOW, TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu questions Jagan Reddy, says the bail to him is a part of a collusion with Congress."
Oct 5, 2013 Acquittal rate in corruption cases very high: CAG report: "As of December 2011, there were 1,258 corruption cases pending trial with special judges — the oldest being two cases registered way back in 1981."
Oct 2, 2013 CBI accused of turning slow and shoddy when it comes to corrupt politicians: "Twenty-three years after he "fraudulently" nominated undeserving candidates for MBBS seats during his stint as Union health minister, Rasheed Masood, now in the Congress, has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu's next battle against bugs, mosquitoes
Sep 19, 2013 Being voted to Parliament grants Indian politicians immunity from law: Lord Desai: "He pointed out that the executive in India undermines institutions like the CBI and CVC "which means that besides the Supreme Court there is no other control on the executive""
Sep 16, 2013 Justice is very slow in Maharashtra fast-track courts: "While the Maharashtra government has announced a fast-track trial for the Mumbai gangrape case, a Right to Information petition filed by CNN-IBN has revealed a dismal track record of Maharashtra's fast track courts when it comes to crimes against women."
Sep 16, 2013 CEIB blames outdated laws for corrupts getting away
Sep 16, 2013 Exemption of IAS officials from corruption case kicks up a row: "the cabinet decided to exempt P J Thomas, former Chief Vigilance Commission (since retired) and also Jiji Thomson, Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI), the fifth and eighth accused respectively in the ongoing corruption case registered by the state Vigilance department in 1997. "
Sep 15, 2013 Relief for Sheila Dikshit, President rejects lokayukta's recommendation: ""caution" to chief minister Sheila Dikshit and recover a sum of Rs 11 crore either from her or Congress for alleged misuse of public funds on advertisement campaign ahead of 2008 polls."
Sep 12, 2013 India officially undercounts all crimes including rape: "Only the ‘principal offence’ in an FIR gets into NCRB data"
Sep 12, 2013 Nothing fast about Maharashtra's fast-track courts, shows RTI query: "The trial in the Delhi gangrape-murder case has set an example for other cases of crimes against women. Soon after the verdict, the Maharashtra Home Minister announced that the trial in the Mumbai gangrape case will also be fast-tracked. But an RTI query filed by CNN-IBN exposes the dismal records of fast-track courts"
Sep 11, 2013 Govt to change law to protect retired babus from graft probe: "Investigating agencies may soon be required to seek the Centre’s permission to question even senior retired officials in a corruption case, a move that is likely to pit it against the Supreme Court."
Sep 8, 2013 CNN-IBN impact: Haryana Additional Advocate General resigns: "A day after CNN-IBN had assessed documents that revealed the extent of nepotism in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana's Additional Advocate General Aditya Singh resigned from his post. At least 30 law officers including Singh are working in courts where their relatives were judges."
Sep 7, 2013 How can ethical standards be improved within the judiciary?: "The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which replaces the collegium system with a judicial commission to appoint judges."
Sep 7, 2013 Are appointment to the Punjab and Haryana HC all about nepotism?: "A day after the Judicial Accountability Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, CNN-IBN has assessed documents that reveal nepotism in state of affairs in judiciary, particularly in the Punjab and Haryana High Court."
Sep 3, 2013 Seeking VVIP status lands Delhi CBI judge in hot water: "A Delhi judge's desire to get 'escort and pilot' vehicles and VVIP security during his nine-day private visit to his ancestral village in Punjab is sure to earn him more than a censure as the Supreme Court on Tuesday requested the Delhi high court chief justice to make him aware about "misuse of power"."
Aug 26, 2013 SC: 90% rape cases end in acquittal: "Supreme Court on Monday (August 26) made strong observations following the repeated incidents of rape and has questioned the state administrations saying 90 percent cases ending in acquittal and directs State Chief Secretaries to frame rehabilitation policies for rape victims."
Aug 26, 2013 Why most rape cases end in acquittals, questions Supreme Court: "“What is wrong with the system? Why are 90 per cent of rape cases ending in acquittals? The situation is going from bad to worse,”"
Aug 26, 2013 Of 1 lakh pending rape cases in 2012, only 14% disposed of: "one lakh pending cases across the country in 2012, only around 14,700 — or 14.5 per cent — could be decided. And the conviction rate has been as poor. Only 3,563 people were convicted while more than 11,500 people were acquitted."
Aug 24, 2013 Mumbai gangrape: The law is an ass, we made an idiot of it: "When a country allows rapists, murderers and other hardened criminals to become lawmakers, there is little reason to be optimistic about the rule of law. But in a democracy, the people must take the blame for electing such persons."
Aug 23, 2013 Why can't we protect our women?: "Innocent lives not spared but whats even more shocking is that these bold attempts have been made in broad daylight. On February 6, a six-month-old baby was sexually assaulted by unidentified men in Mumbai an and June 6, ten-year-old girl raped repeatedly, succumbed to her injuries. A pizza delivery boy attempted to rape a 24-year-old woman in Worli on June 27 and an American national attacked in the first class compartment of a local train in Marine lines. And on Thursday (August 23) the gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an avalanche of outrage across the country. These rapists have no fear for the law and the maximum city cannot protect its women. Why are woman being left to feel vulnerable?"
Aug 12, 2013 Govt protecting convicted netas?: "TIMES NOW on Monday (August 12) accessed a copy of the government's review plea in the Supreme Court on convicted MPs. The government has challenged SC order and has now filed a review petition in the apex court detailing its defence."
Aug 11, 2013 In Defence of A Judge: "When a retired chief justice turns as helpless as the aam aadmi"
Aug 8, 2013 Stuff.co.nz: Gang rape trial stalled by corruption: "''The entire Indian legal system needs to be overhauled and made fast-track,'' she said. ''When you fast-track one case out of 100 you actually slow-track all the others.''"
Aug 5, 2013 Delhi court cites Mahomedan Law to absolve man of raping minor: "A Muslim man has been absolved of charges of illegally confining and raping a minor from the same religion, whom he later married, by a Delhi court which cited the Mahomedan Law that allows a 15-year-old girl to marry against the wishes of her parents. "
Jul 30, 2013 Don't know if medical entrance order was leaked: Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir: "Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir says he is being wrongly indicted by his successor and has demanded an apology for the observations against him on case related to a corporate group. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Kabir hit out at his successor Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam and also denied any leak of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) judgement to medical colleges."
Jul 30, 2013 Altamas Kabir demands an apology from CJI P Sathasivam: "Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Altamas Kabir said he demands an apology for the CJI's observations against him on case related to a corporate group."
Jul 28, 2013 What About 1984?: "The Congress reacted very differently in the aftermath of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. HKL Bhagat, Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and Kamal Nath were rewarded for their roles in the killings, and even though Tytler and Sajjan Kumar have subsequently faced cases in court, Kamal Nath has escaped unscathed."
Jul 25, 2013 Maharashtra policeman assault: Suspension of 5 MLAs revoked: "The suspension of all five MLAs for allegedly assaulting a Mumbai Police official API Sachin Suryavanshi was revoked on Wednesday. A committee, set up by the Maharashtra Assembly to look up the case, recommended that the suspension order of the MLAs including Kshitiz Thakur and Ram Kadam be withdrawn."
Jul 17, 2013 India anti-corruption sleuths seize Rs200 million from woman official: "The 54-year-old Bihar Administrative Service official Jayashree Thakur currently posted as the additional district magistrate in the eastern city of Bhagalpur had stashed around Rs200 million (Dh12 million) in over 65 bank accounts with various public and private sector banks and purchased 48 acres of land from the black money"
Jul 6, 2013 Railway bribery: Phone transcripts raise questions over clean chit to Bansal: "CNN-IBN has accessed transcripts of phone conversations between key players in the Railway bribery scam, which forced the then Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to resign after his nephew Vijay Singla was caught with almost Rs 1 crore in cash for fixing the appointment of a senior Railways officer, Mahesh Kumar."
Jul 5, 2013 Cash-at-judge's door scam: SC rejects Nirmal Yadav's plea: "The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav for review of sanction granted for her criminal prosecution in the 2008 cash-at-judge's door scam."
Jun 28, 2013 Govt mulling changes in RTI Act to keep political parties out of ambit: "The Centre is reportedly planning to bring an ordinance to that will overturn the June 3 order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) which said six major political parties came within the ambit of the transparency law – the RTI Act. "
Jun 18, 2013 Mamata Banerjee's goons silence an entire village: "the women shut up and shut themselves indoors. On Monday, they had rushed to their Didi simply to seek safety in an area where sexual brutality is the order of the day."
Jun 7, 2013 Is there a need for a review of the Gambling Act?: "http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/396916/is-there-a-need-for-a-review-of-the-gambling-act.html"
Jun 7, 2013 BBC: In pictures: India's 'living dead': "Thousands of people have been declared dead in India, despite the fact they are alive and well. Unscrupulous relatives are accused of bribing officials in order to seize their land. Dhiraji Devi, 78, is battling in the courts to prove she is alive. Photographer Arkadripta Chakraborty has been documenting the "living dead" in Uttar Pradesh state."
May 27, 2013 BBC: India Bihar families fight for 66 years over a plot of land: ""It is because of our slow and complex judicial system that the case is lingering on for the last 65 years,""
May 19, 2013 No ban, only token measures: "There's no ban or action against any of the three IPL players arrested by the Delhi Police for the alleged spot fixing scandal in the ongoing IPL. For now, the BCCI says they will wait for the inquiruy to end. Meanwhile, the Board has also washed its hands of the betting menace in cricket, saying it's not in their contract and that players are responsible for their actions."
May 18, 2013 Sanjay Dutt had home-made chicken, biryani, no decision yet on shifting to another jail
May 17, 2013 'Records of bus in which Dec 16 rape happened destroyed': "In a twist to the December 16 gangrape case, sources say that the records of the bus in which the incident took place have been destroyed. However, sources said that the Crime Branch is checking if this is a periodic cleansing undertaken by the transport department."
May 1, 2013 'Attempt to stall '84 anti-Sikh riots inquiry': "Former Police Commissioner Ved Marwah who was asked to probe the role of police in the 1984 riots speaks to TIMES NOW, says that there were attempts to stall his inquiry. In fact he was not allowed to complete his probe and there were some powerful people behind it. Ved Marwah says that when he spoke to some eyewitnesses he was told that police refused to respond to distress calls during the 1984 riots."
May 1, 2013 Anger over Cong leader Sajjan's acquittal: "Families of 1984 riot victims staged protests in west New Delhi on Wednesday (May 1). They were protesting against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. Two Metro stations were earlier shut down - but the services have now resumed. The families of the victims are likely to stage protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence tomorrow."
Apr 30, 2013 BBC: Congress boss Sajjan Kumar cleared of Sikh riots role: "More than 3,000 Sikhs were killed in retaliation for the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi"
Apr 30, 2013 1984 riots: Hang me, if not Sajjan, says petitioner Jagdish Kaur: "Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted of all charges in a case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Witness and petitioner Jagdish Kaur refused to leave the court saying if he cannot be hanged, she should be hanged."
Apr 30, 2013 1984 riots: 'Will appeal against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal': "One of the prime witnesses against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, Jagdish Kaur on Tuesday said that her fight was not over and she would move a higher court against Sajjan Kumar's acquittal. The Congress leader was on Tuesday acquitted by a Delhi court in a riots case, while holding five others guilty."
Apr 30, 2013 FTN: Sajjan Kumar acquitted: Does justice continue to elude 1984 victims?: "Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted of all charges in a case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots."
Apr 30, 2013 1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar acquitted, shoe thrown at judge: "The pronouncement of judgement witnessed a huge uproar by the protesters one of whom hurled a shoe at the judge soon after he acquitted Kumar in the case of riots that broke out 29 years ago on October 31, 1984, after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi."
Apr 20, 2013 Kin of ex-CJI asked to pay Rs. 2.2 crore tax due: "The Income Tax authorities have slapped a demand notice on P.V. Sreenijin and his wife K.B. Sony, son-in-law and daughter of the former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, asking them to cough up a tax due of Rs. 2.2 crore for the period between 2007-08 and 2009-10."
Apr 19, 2013 The Last Word: Was SC right to give Sanjay Dutt 4 more weeks to surrender?: "Sanjay Dutt, who had earlier been asked by the court to surrender by April 18 wanted six months' extension to complete his film projects before surrendering to undergo his prison term."
Apr 14, 2013 Have Congress leaders accused in 1984 riots got away lightly?: "In a major setback for Congress leader and former union minister Jagdish Tytler, a Delhi court on Wednesday ordered that his role in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots be re-investigated."
Apr 14, 2013 1984 riots: Govt is shielding Jagdish Tytler, says victims' lawyer HS Phoolka: "HS Phoolka, the lawyer for the anti-Sikh riots victims, has strongly hit back at Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, after the former minister accused him of coaching witnesses against him."
Apr 14, 2013 Tytler is small fry, let’s discuss Rajiv: "But Tytler, and others like Sajjan Kumar and the late HKL Bhagat, who have been accused of instigating the killings in Delhi 28 years ago, are small fry. The subject of searing attention and intense scrutiny should be the person who allowed the carnage to take place by not acting swiftly enough and by making inflammatory remarks. That person is former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi."
Apr 5, 2013 3 UP cops get death for fake encounter: "Justice was delayed but not denied for families of victims of the infamous Gonda fake encounter case that took place over 30 years ago in which a senior police officer and 12 villagers were killed by cops."
Apr 4, 2013 Khemka transferred for 44th time, shunted to department of archives: "Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who made waves by cancelling the mutation of land deal between Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty giant DLF in October last year, was on Thursday transferred for the 44th time in less than 20 years of his bureaucratic career."
Apr 1, 2013 Strike the nation hard, then seek clemency
Mar 30, 2013 Pardon cry smacks of law for privileged: "His offence is grave because he used his privileged position to arrange a safe venue for a cache of arms and explosives that had been received from Pakistan by the underworld to organise the serial blasts in March 1993 that killed 257 innocent people and seriously injured another 713. What Sanjay did was not merely brandish an AK-56 assault rifle and a 9mm revolver before a mirror and pretend he was Rambo. He directly facilitated a massacre of monumental proportions, an offence that was no less serious than the massacre by Pakistan-trained terrorists on November 26, 2008."
Mar 30, 2013 Maharashtra MLAs who beat up policeman to go scot-free?: "The MLAs accused of beating up a policeman inside the Maharashtra Assembly are likely to go scot-free despite footage available from 28 CCTV cameras. Crime branch sources claim the footage is unclear. There was a mobile video of an injured Sachin Suryavanshi, 28 CCTV cameras inside the Vidhan Bhavan and yet no conclusive proof against the MLAs who allegedly beat him up in the legislative assembly."
Mar 29, 2013 Maha Home Min protecting MLAs?: "Crime Branch's probe into the assault on a police officer inside the Maharashtra Assembly premises by MLAs has hit a roadblock after the Government said the CCTV footage of the incident was inconclusive and those involved in the attack have not been clearly identified."
Mar 29, 2013 Justice Katju writes to the President seeking pardon for Dutt and Zaibunisa: "Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markandey Katju has kept his word and written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt and 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Zaibunisa Kazi. Even as Dutt said in a statement that he would not apply for mercy, Katju had earlier promised that, 'I will appeal for Dutt and Zaibunisa's pardon. It's true that it was a grave offence and the court has given the right judgement. Sanjay has done some foolish things as a young man, but he is a changed man now and I will appeal for his pardon.'"
Mar 29, 2013 Sanjay Dutt's appeal: Should emotions influence the law?: "Amidst the clamour to seek a pardom for him, actor Sanjay Dutt broke his silence on Thursday. An emotional Dutt broke down while speaking to the media and said he will surrender in the case and not seek a pardon."
Mar 25, 2013 Justice Katju requests Maharashtra Governor to pardon Sanjay Dutt: "The SC found Sanjay Dutt guilty of acquiring illegal weapons from those blamed for the bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people and was given four weeks to surrender."
Mar 23, 2013 Sanjay Dutt is not a terrorist, should be pardoned: Justice Katju: "Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju has made a strong pitch for pardon of actor Sanjay Dutt after Supeme Court's judgement on Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Amidst growing clamour for Dutt's pardon, Justice Katju said he wants the actor be granted pardon on humanitarian grounds."
Mar 22, 2013 Katju And The DYKWIAs: India's Stigmata: "The problem here is not Markandey Katju or his appeal or his opinions; this would just be one person's actions, however disgusting or morally bankrupt it might seem. What is troubling is that Katju is actually quite powerful, and, furthermore, his views and attitude constitute a faithful weathervane of the values of India's political and social elite, otherwise known as the Do-You-Know-Who-I-Am or DYKWIA subspecies of homo indicus."
Mar 18, 2013 Justice is crumbling, but no one bothers: "India’s Parliament and State Assemblies have many law-makers who have criminal records. Thus, it’s no wonder that few steps have been taken to improve the country’s outdated criminal justice system"
Mar 12, 2013 Did India let Italian marines get away with murder?: "India and Italy are set for a diplomatic stand-off after the Italian government refused to send back the two marines charged with the murder of Indian fishermen in Kerala. The Ministry of External Affairs is still processing the statement from Italy."
Mar 12, 2013 20 Years since Mumbai blasts: Has India given up on Dawood?: "March 12 is the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, a frightening event that shocked the nation and is also known a Black Friday. On the 20th anniversary of the dastardly attack in which 257 people were killed and 713 others injured as 12 blasts rocked Mumbai, security agencies are yet to apprehend the conspirators of the March 12, 1993, serial bomb blasts including Dawood Ibrahim."
Mar 12, 2013 Why does India go soft on foreign criminals?: "Yet another case of deceit and betrayal and once again India being at the receiving end. The Italian Marines made a mockery of the Indian system quite similar to the way a few other foreigners had stayed away from the long arm of the Indian law in the past few decades."
Mar 12, 2013 Italy snubs India's highest Court: "India on Tuesday (March 12) demanded the return of two Italian marines to face trial for homicide in the country, rejecting the stand of the Italian government which has gone back on its assurances."
Mar 12, 2013 1993 Mumbai blasts: 20 years on, final verdict yet to come: "It has been two decades since a series of 13 bomb blasts rocked Mumbai and left 200 people dead. The March 12, 1993 blasts were one of the worst attacks on the maximum city. The Mumbai blasts investigation spanned months, but the trial has dragged on for years. There's still no verdict from the Supreme Court yet."
Mar 11, 2013 Missing criminals: Mumbai may have 2,500 'Biti Mohantys': "Former Odisha DGP's son Biti Mohanty is not the only criminal in the country to have spent time outside jail with a changed identity. Closer home, in Mumbai, there could be approximately 2,500 'Biti Mohantys'-accused who have either jumped bail, parole or fled prison."
Mar 10, 2013 It's frustrating to see no action in rapes cases: Jaya Bachchan: "Even as a strong anti-rape law continued to get delayed, more rapes were reported on Thursday. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said, 'It's extremely frustrating when I see rapes happening and things not reaching to logical conclusion. I feel as bad as those women who have gone through this."
Mar 10, 2013 Delhi court frames charges against Irom Sharmila: "A Delhi court has framed charges against anti-AFSPA activist Irom 'Chanu' Sharmila 'for attempting to commit suicide' under Section 309 of IPC on March 4, 2013. Sharmila has refused to plead guilty to the charges."
Mar 4, 2013 राजा भैया के हाथी घोड़े और सामंती ठाठ-बाट: "उस दौर में हर सुबह राजा भैया अपने महल के बाहर दालान में दरबार लगाते थे. गाँव के मर्द, औरत और बच्चे अपनी शिकायतें और झगड़े लेकर अदालत की बजाए उनके दरबार में पहुँचते थे जहां राजा भैया तुरंत “न्याय” कर देते थे."
Feb 17, 2013 Directed by court, DoT moves to block 73 URLs critical of IIPM: ""A poor law has given IIPM the ammunition to use state machinery to go after its critics. This was entirely expected given the way the law is drafted. The next step in this ladder would be booking people for blasphemy,""
Feb 17, 2013 Karnataka: RTI activists raise slogans in Assembly: "Unruly scenes and protests erupted in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday afternoon when some RTI activists raised slogans from the Assembly's visitor gallery. Five persons were detained."
Feb 17, 2013 Dept of Telecom blocks 73 web addresses, including UGC, on Gwalior court order for anti-IIPM content: "Surprisingly, the webpage of University Grants Commission, featuring a UGC notice pointing towards the unrecognized status of IIPM was also ordered to be blocked."
Feb 15, 2013 Gagging The Media Blocking Outlook Blogs: "Following its usual opaque routine, DoT issues orders to block 78 URLs, 73 of them with IIPM content —but Outlook is singled out as its entire blogs area is blocked"
Feb 15, 2013 कुछ नेता भी हैं बलात्कार के अभियुक्त: "अक्सर राजनेता अपने पद का इस्तेमाल करके मामले को वर्षो नहीं बल्कि दशकों तक टालने में सफल हो जाते हैं.""
Feb 14, 2013 Karnataka's new Lokayukta mum on allegations: "" Karnataka's chief justice between March 1999 and June 2000, Rao faces the same charge as his predecessor Shivaraj V. Patil, a former Supreme Court judge."
Feb 11, 2013 Suryanelli gangrape: Judge's controversial remarks spark protests: "The High Court Judge who acquitted the 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, was caught on camera making a controversial statement, saying the survivor was used for child prostitution and not raped. The sting operation has led to massive protests in Kerala. The survivor is now planning to take the judge to court."
Feb 10, 2013 'Molester' let off by khap after apology
Feb 7, 2013 4,570 cases pending before Lokayukta: "The government, in its reply to another question stated that nine IAS and IPS officers in the State were facing Lokayukta inquiry."
Feb 1, 2013 Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy: "Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said."
Jan 26, 2013 'जज ने सीना छुआ और सलवार उतारने को कहा...': "आरोप है कि जज ने उससे शॉल हटाकर कपड़े उतारने को कहा, जिससे वह उसकी उम्र का पता लगा सके. लड़की ने अपने बयान में कहा है कि इसके बाद जज ने उसका सीना छुआ और सलवार उतारने को कहा. "