December 28, 2013
District and sessions judge Anuja Prabhudesai on Friday dismissed an application moved by lawyers of Tarun Tejpal, accused in the sexual assault case, on Thursday seeking that his bail plea be hea...
December 18, 2013
The accused had demanded Rs. 10 lakh from a businessman and had threatened to kill him if he failed to pay the money
December 2, 2013
Women and Child Development Ministry moots amendment in juvenile laws to try them as adult for heinous crimes such as rape and murder.
November 20, 2013
The Uttarakhand Government has registered 81 cases against the Patanjali Yog Peeth and its sister concerns in Haridwar for violation of the Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms (ZALR) Act...
November 9, 2013
Following Indonesia’s vigorous counter-terrorism operations of the last decade, terrorists are once again concentrating on fighting the state and its symbols with a local, rather than global, agenda.
October 2, 2013
This week, the State Government proposed the Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman Evil and Gory Practices and Blackmagic Bill, 2013, quick on the heels of a similar legislation passed in Maharashtra. The Hindu examines the many faces of obscurantism, the commercial industry that exploits blind faith or superstition and asks experts on what they expect from the Bill. »
September 26, 2013
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed a police plea for permission to conduct brain mapping test of Abdul Karim Tunda after the arrested top LeT bomb expert refused to give his consent for it citing...
September 23, 2013
On the lines of a legislation in Maharashtra, the State Government is in favour of a law against superstition and black magic to take appropriate and stringent social and legal measures to effecti...
September 17, 2013
A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till September 21 the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal after the probe agency said he was involved in “su...
September 7, 2013
Seeks list of cases booked under relevant Act
December 21, 2013
While the definition of rape is now expanded, the new enactment has taken us dangerously in the direction of a sexual security regime than toward more rights
December 4, 2013
The Crime Branch CID has written to the State government seeking formation of a special court to try cases against ‘Police’ Fakruddin, Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail, the terror suspects involved in...
November 23, 2013
People are losing faith in the criminal law system and the faith needs to be restored, according to B.T. Kaul, Head, Department of Law, Delhi University.
Addressing a gathering of lawyers...
November 19, 2013
Vijayawada Deputy Commissioner of Police (administration) Abdul Sattar Khan has urged the newly recruited constables to keep their eyes and ears open at all strategic points such as railways, bus s...
October 21, 2013
Beginning next week, the Supreme Court is expected to consider the pleas of 18 prisoners on death row, whose mercy petitions have all been rejected by the President of India. The Court has assigne...
October 1, 2013
A Maoist leader was on Tuesday convicted by a court in Kandhamal district for the murder of senior VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others five years ago.Additional Sessions...
September 24, 2013
Equating juveniles with adult criminals is neither scientifically correct nor normatively defensible
September 20, 2013
To prevent wild animal invasion, some erect electrified barbed wire fences »
September 10, 2013
After nine months of agonising wait for the victim’s family, a fast track court in New Delhi on Tuesday held all four accused guilty of a criminal conspiracy to gangrape, murder and commit unnatur...
September 5, 2013
Nitya Ramakrishnan is a senior lawyer based in New Delhi. She has many terror trial defences to her credit, notably the Parliament Attack Case. Ms Ramakrishnan has authored a new book In Custody: Law, Impunity and Prisoner Abuse in South Asia (Sage), which traces the evolution, practice and politics of custodial abuse and justice in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. She spoke to The Hindu on Wednesday. Excerpts: