The petition alleged that the Centre took steps in a “completely mala fide, arbitrary and illegal manner to ensure that Asthana was given the charge of CBI director”.
SC Issues Notice To Facebook, Google, Other Internet Majors on Sharing of Sexual Assault, Cybercrime Videos
The apex court sought responses from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook on NGO Prajwala’s plea seeking blocking of rape videos.
In the absence of proper implementation, stricter laws have failed to bring down incidents of ragging.
Why have the CBI, the income tax department and the Central Vigilance Commission refused to probe potentially incriminating documents seized from the two business houses, a petition before the Supreme Court asks.
The amendment proposes making it mandatory for investigating agencies to take prior approval from the government before initiating probes against public servants.
Were the payments illegal? How were they discovered? Is this a potential scandal in the making? The Wire breaks it down.
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
Ravana may have ten heads, but does he have rights? In this week’s column, the focus is on the rights of those whom history will not be kind to.
The agency appears to be constrained by the unholy nexus of politicisation and unprofessional excesses, and is in danger of becoming a loyal servant to those in power.
Although tests like brain mapping and polygraph help widen the scope of a criminal investigation, their results are not admissible in the court of law.
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti member has been charged with criminal conspiracy and murder.
The CBI, which investigated the triple murder case under the supervision of the Supreme Court, is looking increasingly like the ‘caged parrot’ the BJP once accused it of being for failing to prosecute politically influential persons.
Rahul Sachan, prosecution witness in three rape cases against the self-styled godman and his son, went missing November 25. But an FIR was only lodged a month after his disappearance.
While all the powerful businessmen and politicians have escaped the CBI dragnet, a man like H.C. Gupta – whom everyone unhesitatingly certifies to be “the most honest officer” of his generation – has to go through the ordeal of a trial.
While the ministry provided information on a query on phone tapping five years ago, it refused to disclose facts when an application seeking the same information was filed last month.
Three of the four newly appointed state governors have been charged with criminal acts such as forgery and altering photographs.
The biggest black money case that has come up so far is that of the Adani group, promoted by Gautam Adani, one of Modi’s closest associates, writes Josy Joseph in his book A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Here’s an excerpt.
The court has directed the state government to produce the FIR lodged in connection with the crime, the rape victims’ medical reports and the statements of the witnesses by the next date of hearing.
The Supreme Court has erred in refusing to examine why the CBI did not appeal the discharge of the BJP president in a case of triple murder – the encounter killings of Kauser Bi, her husband Sohrabuddin and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.
The apex court had on May 6 sought Centre’s reply on a PIL which had pressed lodging of FIR against political leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh in connection with the VVIP chopper scam.
The apex court-appointed panel is investigating alleged scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by Ranjit Sinha.
Chaman Lal’s son, Gulshan Kumar, was 20 years old when he was abducted from his home on June 22, 1993.
The cabinet expansion reflects caste calculations to fix emerging weaknesses in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It hardly has anything to do with merit even as there is consensus that the cabinet suffers from a considerable talent deficit.
How the Sheena Bora murder case involving a celebrity couple mesmerised India and exposed some of its darkest fears.
With its credibility under attack, the BJP-led government will have lot of answering to do in the next few days.
The second chargesheet details the role of Christian Michel in the VVIP chopper deal, his multiple visits to India and his transactions.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
The Central Information Commission has also asked the Ministry of Defence to reveal the attorney general’s opinion on sending back already procured choppers.
Instead of asking whether the guilty have been punished, the questions around the Ishrat Jahan ‘fake encounter’ continue to be about if she was an LeT operative.
With the UP elections due to be held in early 2017, Mayawati wants to keep every option open
Three weeks after a minor girl in Handwara alleged there had been a molestation bid on her by an army man, she remains in custody. Under what law and for what purpose is not clear.
Riding the anti-graft wave is a clever strategy that helps the ruling party divert attention from most pressing economic issues, such as the crises in the rural agriculture sector and growing joblessness.
The alternative opinion may bring adequate heft to the current bi-polar debate on the scam and, if pursued seriously, could also change the general political climate.
The scam had first come to light in 2012 when the defence ministry had put on hold all prospective deals with Finmeccanica after its subsidiary AgustaWestland had breached the pre-contract integrity pact.
Amit Jani, leader of the UP Navnirman Sena, has claimed that the country-made pistol found on a DTC bus was meant to be used to kill All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
Ishrat Jahan is continued to be labelled a terrorist to keep the politics of nationalistic vigilantism alive. In this rhetorical din, what’s lost is the natural process of justice.
The constant resurrection of the Ishrat Jahan case, and the dubious arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have played out like a re-run of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah method of dealing with dissent and challenges.
Vijay Mallya is at an advantageous position to negotiate with the Centre in the money-laundering and wilful-default case.
Vrinda Grover, lawyer for the family of the teenager shot dead by the Gujarat police in 2004, says the only question before the courts is that of her custodial killing.