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What the FAQ: What is the process of appointing a Chief Justice of India? Plus, other controversial remarks made by judges

 

Here we try to explain the procedure of appointing the Chief Justice of India, whether the government has a say in it and more

Published on 3rd March 2021
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New book reveals that Sherlock Holmes author had probed Indian orgin man's case

The story, which revolves around several threatening letters and the distressing killing and mutilation of animals, was one of the most famous cases of miscarriage of justice in Edwardian England

Published on 1st March 2021
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DU Law student Shrikant Prasad who was pulled up by CJI Bobde: I address every judge as 'Your Honour', it's a respectable term

During the last hearing of Shrikant's plea, the CJI had asked to not call him 'Your Honour' and to use appropriate terms. He has filed a PIL to get the number of judges increased to clear pendency

Published on 25th February 2021
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Madhya Pradesh govt launches 'Safe City' initiative to impart self-defence skills to women

Under the new initiative, a self-defence camp was organised by the Vasumitra NGO at the Women and Child Development Centre in Indore

Published on 24th February 2021
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What the FAQ: Everything you need to know about defamation after the MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani case

What do we understand by defamation, what is the punishment for defamation, and more — we try to answer some of the most asked questions around this subject

Published on 19th February 2021
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Parents fail to clear fee dues, student in Hyderabad dies by suicide 

Schools in Hyderabad and rest of Telangana for Classes ninth and above reopened on February 1, after nearly 10 months due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in various parts

Published on 12th February 2021
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What the FAQ: As #StopDowryMongering trends on Twitter, here's the info on the dowry system in India

Designer Xeeshan Ali's new bridal collection don't speak about clothes but they convey us to say no to age old tradition of giving or receiving dowry as it is a burden for bride and her family

Published on 11th February 2021
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Inefficiency of Merit: Have India's top technical, scientific institutes used the ‘merit’ debate to deny jobs to teachers from oppressed communities?

Technical and scientific institutes have maintained that due to the ‘sophisticated nature’ of certain jobs, they cannot allow people who come in through reservation to occupy them

Published on 8th February 2021
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In a first, court hands five-year imprisonment to women students for abetting suicide in ragging case

In his order on Friday, Additional Sessions court judge Amit Ranjan also imposed a fine of Rs 8,000 on each of the convicts

Published on 7th February 2021
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Indian Law won't cover you being photographed secretly but there is still some hope

Privacy was recently declared as a fundamental right but the invasion that occurs on a daily basis in our country has no definite law to protect it. However, sub-laws can greatly help in such cases 

Published on 8th January 2018
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Never, ever stay silent! Here's how we can all help abused minors

The recent Bombay HC judgement pertaining to the POCSO Act has irked The Coach and he tells us how we can help abused minors

Published on 5th February 2021
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NHRC summons govt officials to file report of inquiry on the alleged suicide of Erode professor

S Ravi, assistant professor of Vivekananda College of Technology for Women, allegedly killed himself because of distress from payment arrears and harassment by college management

Published on 5th February 2021
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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In a first, Wikipedia introduces new universal code of conduct to address negative behaviour on site

The code's standards include clearly defining acceptable behaviour; delinating harassment on and off the projects for all Wikipedia participants

Published on 3rd February 2021
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Google to pay $3.8M to current employees, job applicants affected by hiring discrimination

During a routine compliance evaluation, the department identified pay disparities affecting female employees in software engineering positions at Google facilities

Published on 2nd February 2021

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