LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

2018-09-07T11:56:25+00:00 On

The Supreme Court today directed the home secretaries of the states that have not filed compliance reports on anti-mob violence measures to personally appear before it after a week. Hearing a public interest litigation on rising cases of violence by cow vigilantes…

India says WhatsApp giving ‘good response’ on monitoring proposal

India says WhatsApp giving ‘good response’ on monitoring proposal

2018-08-07T12:50:38+00:00 On

Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s minister for law and information technology, said the government has got ‘good response’ from WhatsApp for its proposal to install a monitoring mechanism on the platform. The government has been pushing WhatsApp to put up a monitoring mechanism…

1,104 people die during clinical trials in India in 3 years

1,104 people die during clinical trials in India in 3 years

2018-08-06T08:46:08+00:00 On

A total of 1,104 people have died during clinical trials of various drugs and procedures in India in the last three years, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. However, not everyone who died during clinical trials are found to…

Govt ‘in the process of finalizing’ Higher Education Commission Bill

Govt ‘in the process of finalizing’ Higher Education Commission Bill

2018-07-23T16:01:20+00:00 On

Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar today said that the government is still in the process of finalizing the draft of a new bill to set up a new higher education body in India. “The Ministry is in the process of finalization…

Indian MPs question govt over stopping crude oil imports from Iran

Indian MPs question govt over stopping crude oil imports from Iran

2018-07-23T12:59:08+00:00 On

Government of India has faced questions from members of parliament on reports that it has asked state-owned refiners to get ready to stop importing crude oil from Iran in the face of pressure from the United States. A question from Lok Sabha…

Center consults UPSC on ‘lateral entry’ for private citizens

Center consults UPSC on ‘lateral entry’ for private citizens

2018-07-18T17:51:20+00:00 On

The central government has consulted the Union Public Service Commission on the plan to recruit private citizens into the higher judiciary. The UPSC is tasked with recruiting officer-level employees of the Union. The center seems to be trying to clarify whether there…

No problem with homosexuality, oral sex – Center to Supreme Court on Section 377

No problem with homosexuality, oral sex – Center to Supreme Court on Section 377

2018-07-11T12:29:13+00:00 On

The Union of India has submitted its affidavit before the Supreme Court on the controversial ‘unnatural sex’ law or Section 377. In the affidavit, the government has refused to either oppose or recommend the scrapping of the section that criminalizes all kinds…

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

2018-07-11T09:43:03+00:00 On

Facebook has refused to block a ‘drinker’s group’ that the Kerala Police had requested to be taken down, according to local media reports. The social network reportedly told the police that the group was not in violation of its guidelines and cannot…

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

2018-07-04T10:06:00+00:00 On

WhatsApp, India’s largest communication platform used by an estimated 65% of the country’s online population, has come under scrutiny for providing a conduit to distribute ‘fake news’ after multiple cases of lynchings came to light. While the company has urged ‘society and…

Supreme Court removes immunity of ED official probing Aircel Maxis case

Supreme Court removes immunity of ED official probing Aircel Maxis case

2018-06-27T15:18:04+00:00 On

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Sanjay Kaul has removed the ‘immunity’ enjoyed by Enforcement Directorate official Rajeshwar Singh and said the government can go ahead with any probe into his conduct, and remove him, if it wants…

Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

2018-04-02T14:53:45+00:00 On

Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra refused to hear a petition filed by a Dalit activists’ organization seeking urgent relief from the a recent judgment by another bench that imposed restrictions on the powers of the police in cases filed under the…

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

2018-04-02T15:10:16+00:00 On

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to withdraw the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, according to sources. Instead, the legal team of Arun Jaitley, himself a lawyer, will mention the matter before the Chief Justice of the…