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Jan 20, 2013 K'taka: Lokayukta post vacant since 2011, cases pile up: "Has the Karnataka Lokayukta been rendered toothless by the BJP state government? Since Justice Shivraj Patil stepped down in September 2011, the state government has left the post of the anti-corruption watchdog vacant. Since then, nearly 1200 new cases have been filed, but only two have been disposed of. Overall, there are more than 4,500 cases pending."
Jan 20, 2013 India's legal system is lazy, says Arun Jaitley: "spoke about the need for legal reforms which hasten the process of an otherwise "lazy" legal system in India."
Jan 17, 2013 Responding To Rape: "The police as well as the other agencies of the criminal justice system have to reform urgently"
Jan 13, 2013 Delhi gangrape: why criminal cases crawl through Indian courts: "When Angammal was being sexually abused inside a police station for six days over a decade ago, her son was just a little boy. As the case drags on in court, the little boy is now a student of law, convinced that he could argue his mother’s case better than any man in black robes. The trial in the case started 14 years ago. It continues today."
Jan 13, 2013 Rajasthan: Men who allegedly raped 11-yr-old in Aug 2012 roam free: "An 11-year-old girl was gangraped in August 2012 in Rajasthan's Sikar region. Her family is still fighting for justice. The family says it continues to get threats from the accused and has got little in terms of help from the government."
Jan 13, 2013 An equal law for legislators, public: "MLAs and MPs seek to cushion themselves with privileges and perks that sometimes appear dubious and can conceivably be of little use to ordinary citizens who voted them in."
Jan 12, 2013 Law is perceived as impotent: Ashwani Kumar: " "law is perceived as impotent in the face of grave injustice, leading to an unacceptable erosion of people's faith in the justice delivery system and the rule of law itself.""
Jan 12, 2013 ‘You can hardly sneeze without breaking law’: "There are so many laws in this country already. Every topic has a law. We are an over-legislated country. You can hardly sneeze without breaking law. More laws you make, more cases will build up; because laws are not implemented it leads to people losing faith in law."
Jan 5, 2013 4 years on, no justice: "A 25 year old software engineer who lived in Pune was gangraped by 4 men on way back from work in Oct 2009. She was found murdered in Zarewadi forest, 50 kms from Pune city. The key accused escaped from the city's Sassoon hospital in Sept 2012 allegedly with police aid."
Jan 4, 2013 UP panchayat asks rape victim to settle case with Rs 50,000 compensation: "Rs.50,000 as compensation for being kidnapped, taken to Nagpur and raped in captivity for many days. That is what a panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has offered a 13-year-old who came to them with her tale of horror at the hands of a youth from the village."
Jan 4, 2013 Conviction in crimes against women low: Shinde: "Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday reiterated his stand on increasing the number of women police officials."
Jan 4, 2013 Cops kept fighting about jurisdiction: Delhi gangrape victim’s friend: "they had seen the worst faces of humanity and the police on that fateful evening."
Jan 2, 2013 Row over Pratibha Patil's disclosure: "Even as the clamour for death sentence of rapists is growing in the country, former President Pratibha Patil had on the Centre's recommendations commuted death sentences of 35 convicts, which included five rapists."
Dec 28, 2012 ‘Hang them’ is no solution when 3 out of 4 rapists walk free: "Out of 1.27 lakh rape accused facing trial in various courts in 2011, verdicts were given in just 21,489 cases. Fast-tracking of rape cases is easier said than done. When the acute shortage of judges delays verdicts in even murder trials, where will we suddenly get extra judges for the proposed special courts for sexual assaults cases?"
Dec 28, 2012 German tourist rape: 6 years on, no trace of convict Biti Mohanty: "One of the glaring examples of delayed justice for a rape victim is that of the case of a German tourist who was raped in Rajasthan in 2006 by her male companion Biti Mohanty, son of the then DGP (Home Guard) of Odisha police. It's been more than six years since Biti jumped parole after his conviction and there is still no trace of him."
Dec 27, 2012 Hundreds of rape victims await justice: "No matter what the Govt says, no matter how many assurances the Centre furnishes promising to tackle the issue, it is still an absolute free run for the brutes who think they can get away with a crime as heinous as rape. Even as the nation fights for the 23-year-old gangrape victim fighting for her life in Singapore, there are hundreds across the country who share her fate, her trauma and her helplessness."
Dec 25, 2012 Park Street case botched up?: "One year has passed since the Park Street gangrape case shocked the nation, but the victim is still awaiting justice."
Dec 24, 2012 Pune: 3 years after rape, murder; victim's family still awaits justice: "A Software company employee Nayana Pujari was raped and murdered in Pune in 2009. The main accused fled from police custody while he was being taken to a hospital in 2011. The police haven't managed to apprehend him in "
Dec 21, 2012 Nearly 1,000 rape cases await light of justice in Delhi’s courts: "Sunday night’s gang-rape has brought under intense scrutiny every aspect of the enforcement and legal system whose lack of prompt and fitting action are seen as being responsible for the brazenness with which crimes, especially against women, continue to be committed."
Dec 20, 2012 Judicial system failed me, says a rape victim's mother: "As the 23-year-old victim - a paramedical student from Dehradun - of Delhi's bus gangrape case continued to fight for her life, CNN-IBN spoke to the mother of another rape victim who told how the judicial sys"
Dec 19, 2012 Rapes on the rise as trial is slow: Soumya Vishwanathan's mother: "In September 2008, 26-year-old journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was found shot dead in her car while on her way back from work. Four years on, her mother says that justice has not been done. In fact, road safety for women"
Dec 5, 2012 चीन और श्रीलंका से ज्यादा 'भ्रष्ट' है भारत: "श्रीलंका और भूटान में भारत से कम भ्रष्टाचार बताया गया है. इस सूची में श्रीलंका को 79वें और भूटान को 33वें स्थान पर रखा गया है."
Nov 28, 2012 Stigma stays forever for the acquitted in terror cases: "After the acquittal of the Lajpat Nagar blast accused after 16 years in jail, a debate is raging on over the credibility of the police investigation. The question is whether it is a case of innocents bei"
Nov 28, 2012 PM, judiciary should be brought under Lokpal: Hegde: ""What is wrong in the Lokpal having jurisdiction over the Prime Minister? Is the Prime Minister not a public servant? Aren't there cases of corruption against PMs in other countries? In Japan, you find every other year a Prime Minister is prosecuted. (Former US President Richard) Nixon was prosecuted,""
Nov 28, 2012 Times campaign: Get rid of outdated laws
Nov 27, 2012 FB post arrests: Judicial magistrate transferred: "Palghar first-class magistrate Ramchandra Bagade, who had given bail to two girls arrested for a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on a bond of Rs 15,000 each, has been transferred by the Bomba"
Nov 14, 2012 Why Vadra affairs not being probed, BJP asks: "the government to spell out why the alleged land scam involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra was not being probed."
Nov 12, 2012 CBI probes judge accused of taking bribe from US firm: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into a corruption case against a Customs tribunal judge, Gowri Shanker, who allegedly took a bribe of $500,000 from a US firm in a RIG import dispute case."
Nov 3, 2012 SP will next withdraw cases against Khurshid: Kejriwal: " India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed the Samajwadi Party (SP) after the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday withdrew money laundering cases against former SP"
Nov 3, 2012 LPG shortage: Omar gets away with flouting rule: "Long queues at gas dealers have been a regular sight in the Kashmir valley for weeks now as LPG availability became acute. But even as the valley saw multiple protests, some like the one in Sopore turned violent."
Nov 3, 2012 We have to completely overthrow this system: Kejriwal: "Commenting on the Uttar Pradesh government dropping money laundering cases against Amar Singh, Kejriwal tweeted that it was shameful. “Is this criminal justice system? We have to completely overthrow this system. Next Mulayam Singh will withdraw cases against Salman Khurshid. Wait n watch. And in return, congress wud withdraw cases against mulayam,”"
Nov 1, 2012 The Last Word: Do the ghosts of 1984 still haunt the Congress?: "November 1 is the anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that left over 3,000 dead."
Oct 27, 2012 In India we can't even expect a fair trial: Kejriwal: "IAC activist Arvind Kejriwal has likened Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deals in Rajasthan to convict Rajat Gupta's insider trading in the US. He says both Ashok Gehlot and"
Oct 21, 2012 BBC: Why rural sexual violence remains rife in India: ""They often function like kangaroo courts, creating laws for society, determining what women must do, how people should behave,""
Oct 12, 2012 Chief Justice warns judges against corruption: "the high court is probing about 500 petitions against judges."
Oct 12, 2012 'Public should focus on other scams': "He stoutly refuted allegations that the state favoured judges by allotting plots for two housing societies, Nyay Sagar and Siddhant at Bandra (E)."
Oct 11, 2012 HC looking into 500 petitions against judicial officers: CJ: "Issuing a stern warning against corruption in judiciary, Madras High Court Chief Justice M Y Eqbal today said 500 petitions against judicial officers were under the court's scrutiny and anyone coming under a cloud should better quit."
Oct 11, 2012 It is doubtful if Robert Vadra will be probed: BJP: "Reacting to the allegations made by Arvind Kejriwal against Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and construction major DLF, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that there is a difference between business and favoritism with windfall profit. The BJP leader added that he is doubtful if a full inquiry will done into the matter."
Oct 6, 2012 Why Robert Vadra, latest realty tycoon, is not frisked: "What is it about Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, that makes him on par with the President of India, the Prime Minister or the Dalai Lama, among other VVIPs? The answer, it seems, is that he is the only ordinary citizen who is never frisked at Indian airports (see the attached picture,"
Oct 2, 2012 Shanti Bhushan backs Jaitley, says there's a need to clean up Judiciary: "Former Law Minister and member of India Against Corruption Shanti Bhushan has said there's a need for a National Judicial Commission in order to clean up the judiciary and punish corrupt judges."
Sep 30, 2012 'Judges' decisions affected by post-retirement plans': "Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former law minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said 'the clamour for post-retirement jobs among judges is affecting the impartiality of the judiciary'. He also pitched for a two-year cooling off period before retired judges are appointed to tribunals and commissions."
Sep 29, 2012 Is this justice Mr CM?: "Husband of JDU MLA Poonam Yadav, Ranbir Yadav, who grabbed bodyguard's gun and threatened protesters has been given clean chit. Police question bodyguard instead. FIRs lodged against protesters. Ranbir Yadav, husband of JDU MLA Poonam Yadav, brandished a carbine of a policeman to disperse the protestors who were creating a ruckus at Nitish Kumar's rally in Khagaria."
Sep 28, 2012 Judiciary is no exception to corruption: HC judge: ""The Parliament has been passing bills without discussion. The Finance Bill was passed in 20 minutes when Somanath Chatterjee was the Speaker. Even state legislatures are no different,""
Sep 23, 2012 No justice for the poor in Hisar: "They refuse to conduct his final rites. A father who could not bear to see his daughterâ€™s trauma when a 16 year old was abducted and gang raped and then threatened into silence until an MMS clip of the horrific crime surfaced."
Sep 14, 2012 India must scrap its repressive sedition laws
Sep 12, 2012 BBC: India cartoonist Aseem Trivedi freed from jail on bail: "Mr Trivedi said his "battle against sedition law and oppressive behaviour by the government will continue". "
Sep 12, 2012 The Last Word: Should the sedition law be scrapped?: "The sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been dropped. But do we also need formal guidelines or regulations for the media?"
Sep 11, 2012 The Globe and Mail: Cartoonist jailed on sedition charges: "An Indian cartoonist detained on sedition charges for his satirical drawings highlighting widespread corruption among India’s political elite has been jailed for two weeks, rekindling a fierce debate on freedom of speech in the world’s largest democracy."
Sep 11, 2012 The Guardian: Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi jailed after arrest on sedition charges: "Satirist whose drawings highlighted corruption among India's political elite imprisoned for two weeks after refusing bail"
Sep 10, 2012 Bizarre Sedition Charge Against Anti-Corruption Cartoonist: "Trivedi has for the moment refused to hire a lawyer and does not intend to apply for bail: "I want to first see how a British-era law like sedition is going to be applied against a cartoonist in free India.""
Sep 9, 2012 Hyde And Seek Dabbu-dabbu-dabbu. That’s Hyderabad talk for how the city’s become the scam capital.: "going by the number of VIPs currently lodged in Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad, the joke is the police will soon be placing orders for gilded plates of biriyani. There are at least 10 “special” prisoners, all accused in various scams—Jaganmohan Reddy, of course, remains the star visitor, followed closely by industrialists, bureaucrats, a former minister and now judges as well."
Sep 7, 2012 Cash-for-bail scam: Second chargesheet filed by Anti-Corruption Bureau: "The Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today filed a second chargesheet in the cash-for-bail scam case against seven persons including former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, two Karnataka MLAs and two suspended judges."
Sep 2, 2012 BBC: Indian woman's 24-year fight to prove she is alive: "Asharfi Devi says her husband declared her dead to prevent any claim on his property"
Aug 31, 2012 Guj riots victims get justice, 1984 killers still free: "In the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, three Congress politicians were named in different FIRs. However, 28 years later, not one has been convicted yet."
Aug 28, 2012 Bloomberg: Poor in India Starve as Politicians Steal $14.5 Billion of Food: "This scam, like many others involving politicians in India, remains unpunished. A state police force beholden to corrupt lawmakers, an underfunded federal anti-graft agency and a sluggish court system have resulted in five overlapping investigations over seven years -- and zero convictions."
Aug 25, 2012 Advocate wages 18-year battle for Rs 9 refund from MTNL: "In 1994, an advocate took on MTNL for charging extra service tax on his telephone bill. The case slowly inched forward in the high court and then the Supreme Court, but he didn't give up. Eighteen years later, he got his due: an MTNL refund cheque for Rs 9 that he received earlier in August."
Aug 24, 2012 MP HC judge says SC judge got him moved out of Delhi
Aug 23, 2012 Rs 500 penalty for nuke disasters: "In a report tabled in Parliament yesterday (August 22), the auditor observed that nuclear regulatory bodies have learnt no lessons from Fukushima or Chernobyl disasters and continues to exercise weak punitive action like a Rs 500 penalty for any infringement of the law."
Aug 22, 2012 18 FIRs and one names Kalmadi: "A day after TIMES NOW exposed how Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) goofed up in the AM Films scam to let former CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi off even after admitting his role in the scam"
Aug 22, 2012 BJP calls JPC meet on 2G a kangaroo court, walks out: "BJP MPs Yashwant Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress members of using foul language against them."
Aug 21, 2012 Section Of Indian Judiciary Corrupt, Says CM Mamata Banerjee
Aug 21, 2012 Don't hang Mamata Banerjee for saying what is true
Aug 21, 2012 Anti-Corruption Bureau dismisses Pattabhi's bail petition
Aug 19, 2012 Chief Justice of India cautions government against tinkering with judicial independence: "A controversial clause in the bill states: "No judge shall make unwarranted comments against the conduct of any constitutional or statutory institution or officials at the time of hearing matters in open courts during the course of hearing matters.""
Aug 19, 2012 Mamata on the warpath against the judiciary: "Mamata has shockingly taken on the judiciary, launching an all out attack on the judicial system."
Aug 17, 2012 Our legal system made life easy for criminals: Supreme Court: "Our legal system has made life too easy for criminals and too difficult for the law abiding citizens, the Supreme Court said on Friday, referring to the "dilatory tactics" of the LN Mishra murder case accused in dragging its trial for the last 37 years."
Aug 14, 2012 Section of judiciary corrupt, Mamata Banerjee says: "West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a section of the judiciary was corrupt in India."
Aug 14, 2012 Some court verdicts are purchased: Mamata: "While adding that there is corruption among a section of the judiciary, she said she was ready to go to jail for her statement."
Aug 12, 2012 Andhra cash-for-bail: Two more judges arrested: "Justices D Prabhakar and K Laxminarsimha Rao were allegedly involvement in granting bail to Gali Janardhan Reddy."
Aug 11, 2012 Top politicians shielding Kanda?: "A former Haryana Minister whoâ€™s name was stamped in bold letters in Geetika Sharma's suicide note. A helpless Geetika unable to endure the torture allegedly by Kanda was forced to end her life on August 5. Since then the family has been running from pillar to post seeking justice."
Aug 9, 2012 VIP convict Bibi Jagir Kaur's open dare: "A powerful minister in the Punjab government, Bibi Jagir Kaur was sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment, but less than 5 months later she walks out on parole for 28 days."
Aug 8, 2012 Former Punjab minister Jagir Kaur out on 28-day parole: "Four months after her arrest, former Punjab Minister Bibi Jagir Kaur was today released on parole from Kapurthala jail, where she was lodged after being convicted of various criminal offences against her teenaged daughter."
Aug 2, 2012 Anti Corruption Bureau court dismisses Pattabhi’s bail plea
Aug 2, 2012 Cash-For-Bail Scam: Another Andhra Judge Suspended
Aug 2, 2012 Bail-for-cash scam: Another Andhra judge suspended
Aug 2, 2012 Blame courts for corruption: Shiv Khera: ""Cases get delayed for 20 to 30 years. Meanwhile, evidences are lost and the files are eaten up by cockroaches. Later, airports are named after those who faced the cases,""
Aug 1, 2012 Jharkhand acid attack: Justice still eludes victim: "Acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee has approached Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda and authorities of the Bokaro Steel Plant for help."
Jul 25, 2012 Archaic labour law returns to haunt Indian IT sector: ""This is a retrograde step. This law belongs to the 19th century and does not take into account the ground realities of a globalised world,"", ""Originally, the exemption was secured to stop harassment from the labour department and the inspector raj.""
Jul 23, 2012 Cop books judge’s kin, made to work as peon: "On appearing before the judge, Lal said he was instructed to return the challan amount to the traffic offender along with the offender's driving licence. The judge also allegedly threatened that he would 'fix' Lal. While being forced to perform the role of a peon, Lal said he was harassed by a metropolitan magistrate of the traffic court."
Jul 22, 2012 Delhi policemen helped Nitish Katara's killers: "According to AIIMS records, Vikas Yadav was missing from his hospital room on Diwali night in October 2011."
Jul 15, 2012 Disproportionate Logic The court of the land gifts Mayawati some unexpected breathing room: "Out from a hole A win for Mayawati"
Jul 15, 2012 Jharkhand: Justice eludes acid attack victim: "Twenty-seven-year-old Sonali Mukherjee has demanded euthanasia as her family cannot meet her medical costs."
Jul 7, 2012 SC colluding with the corrupt: Prashant Bhushan: "Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan has attacked the Supreme Court for providing relief to Mayawati."
Jul 5, 2012 Mediator received Rs.9.5 crore to arrange bail for Reddy: "A rowdy sheeter arrested in cash-for-bail scam involving former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy received Rs.9.5 crore as advance for a deal between Reddy's relatives and judge T. Pattabhirama Rao, police said Tuesday."
Jul 2, 2012 'RTI Act under threat, may fail in 5 years': "Outgoing Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has warned of threats from the government as well as the judicial system."
Jul 1, 2012 ‘Corruption Is Rampant In The Lower Courts’: "Former chief justice of India on corruption in judiciary "
Jul 1, 2012 Another judge figures in bail-for-sale scam: "While Chalapati offered Rs 5 crore for bail to Gali, Prabhakar offered Rs 10 crore. But Pattabhi struck the deal with trusted friend Chalapathi Rao, who retired and settled down in Chilakaluripet of Guntur district."
Jun 29, 2012 Intimidated for seeking justice: "The mother of the 4-year-old has now alleged character assassination by the investigating officer. The victim's mother has alleged that the investigating officer tried to intimidate her during questioning and has also complained to the Bangalore Police Commissioner."
Jun 27, 2012 End the indifference: Justice denied, appeal unheard: "Naval officer Commander Yashwant Prakash Sharma & his wife have been on an indefinite hunger strike for the last 3 days demanding a CBI probe into the brutal murder of his father. Commander Sharma claims his father was murdered by a former local corporator and alleges that the Rajasthan police and CID are shielding the real culprits behind the crime."
Jun 25, 2012 Babus, Corruption and JUDICIARY
Jun 25, 2012 Cost of lost childhood is merely Rs.100: "A penalty not exceeding Rs.100 has been the only ‘punishment’ imposed on nearly 12,000 employers of child labour across Andhra Pradesh over the past 16 years."
Jun 23, 2012 sedition law: misuse A Stick Called 124(A): "The State finds a handy tool in a colonial law to quell dissent "
Jun 22, 2012 President Pratibha Patil gives life to dead man: "October 18, 2007: Tidke dies in Belgaum government hospital. June 2, 2012: President Pratibha Patil commutes long-dead Tidke's death sentence to life term."
Jun 22, 2012 Is UPA trying to abolish death penalty through backdoor?: "Patil has been in a death sentence commutation jamboree for the last two-and-a-half years, having pardoned 30 death row inmates in quick succession. However, what has raised eyebrows is that many of those inmates are accused of some of the most horrific crimes – from rapes and brutal murders."
Jun 22, 2012 President Pratibha Patil goes on mercy overdrive: "Were these pardons diluting the legal provision through the backdoor?"
Jun 21, 2012 Nailing the corrupt: Can we have some action in India?: "Across the world, corrupt corporates, government officials and individuals have been sent to jail or made to pay heavy damages. When will India act to punish the guilty?"
Jun 19, 2012 Public prosecutors like Preet Bharara need of the hour: "Two Indian Americans were at the centre of the just-concluded insider trading trial in the United States. Still IIT Delhi alumnus and former McKinsey chief executive Rajat Gupta may well be ruing the fact that Preet Bharara, US attorney for the Southern District of New York, was the one gunning for him."
Jun 19, 2012 Cash-for-bail: ACB quizzes suspended CBI judge: "Suspended Judge of the CBI Special Court T. Pattabhirama Rao was on Tuesday taken into custody by the officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the bail scam of mining baron and former Minister of Karnataka Gali Janardhan Reddy."
Jun 19, 2012 Suspended CBI judge faces arrest: "2 days after he was suspended for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5 crore to grant bail to mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy, CBI court Judge T P Rao and his son are likely to be arrested today (June 2)."
Jun 19, 2012 AP cash-for-bail: Suspended CBI judge arrested: "Justice Pattabhi Rama Rao allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 6 crore to grant bail to G Janardhana Reddy."