Editorials

Duty to defend

The right-minded lawyers of Rewari and Kosli should defy the resolutions of their Bar Associations The Rewari and Kosli Bar Associations in Haryana have passed resolutions that none of their members will defend the accused in the recent case of gang-rape of a teenage girl from Rewari district. This resolution …

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Moon diplomacy

The South Korean President’s visit to the North has strengthened the peace process The joint visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to Mount Paektu, the mythical birthplace of the Korean nation, on the last day of their landmark three-day summit is a forceful show …

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For liberty’s sake

The stage is set for determining the scope of Article 32 in the activists case The Supreme Court’s intervention following the arrest of five prominent activists by the Pune police last month has been truly extraordinary and raises the bar for protection of personal liberty. The court has granted them …

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Repositioning the Sangh

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s ‘moderate’ outreach is aimed at Hindu centrists The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will never sever its ideological ties with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). But ever since the Narendra Modi government assumed office in 2014, the party has been rapidly metamorphosing into an entity no longer …

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Is the NITI Aayog relevant today?

It is introducing new ideas and bringing about a greater level of accountability in the system The NITI Aayog was formed to bring fresh ideas to the government. Its first mandate is to act as a think tank. It can be visualised as a funnel through which new and innovative …

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When Brecht speaks as Ambedkar

Citing literary sources, turning to parables, prose, plays, poetry is the wherewithal of political discourse Policemen and policewomen are not mindless digits in khaki. They have all been to school. Many of them are MAs, some PhDs. And they have families, friends just like anyone else who has not been …

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Alleged Extortion.

At the [Calcutta] High Court to-day [September 19] Justices Fletcher and Walmsley disposed of a reference made by the Sessions Judge of the Assam Valley Districts in a case in which Bhalok Neog, a constable and three others were charged with conspiring to extort money. It was alleged that on …

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Lucknow Political Murder Appeal.

The Judicial Commissioners delivered judgment yesterday [September 18] in what is known as the Lucknow political conspiracy murder appeal. The judgment is an extremely lengthy one in the course of which the learned Judges held that the statement of Shankerlal was true. There was no doubt in their minds that …

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Bonds to rescue the rupee

On raising money from NRIs to boost currency What are NRI bonds? These are bonds issued by the Reserve Bank of India to non-resident Indians who are interested in investing their money in India. Since these bonds offer higher returns than other similar investments, they can be used as a …

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Impatient move

Lack of consensus in the Rajya Sabha isno reason to issue an ordinance on triple talaq The Union Cabinet’s decision to take the ordinance route to enact a diluted version of its law making instant triple talaq a criminal offence is a sign of undue impatience. This is a matter …

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