फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट अब फास्ट नहीं रहा

फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट अब फास्ट नहीं रहा

पटना :फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट भी अब फास्ट नहीं रह गया है और वहां भी लंबित केसों की काफी संख्या है।  बिहार के 55 फास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट में 22,616 मामले लंबित हैं। शराबबंदी के पहले जेलों की क्षमता में भी अपेक्षित वृद्धि नहीं की गयी।  वर्तमान में बिहार की जेलों की अधिकतम क्षमता 39,432 कैदियों की […]

CIC fines officer, but wily Govt unit gets Taxpayers to foot the bill !

CIC fines officer, but wily Govt unit gets Taxpayers to foot the bill !

New Delhi:  The Government’s currency printing press has blatantly thumbed the nose at the RTI  (Right to Information) Act. The printing press reimbursed from the state exchequer the amount paid for a penalty imposed on one of its officers by the Central Information Commission. The officer was fined by the CIC. The law says that […]

Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

New Delhi, Dec 30 A Delhi court has acquitted a woman’s father-in-law and brother-in-law in a 2002 dowry harassment case saying continuing the trial would violate the accused persons’ right to speedy trial as prosecution can never prove the allegations, reports PTI. The court, while absolving the two men of the charges of cruelty to […]

Judge corners Cop in Police Station!

Judge corners Cop in Police Station!

Tehetta(West Bengal): India really needs more judges like Vikash Lama. The Nadia judge (additional Chief Judicial magistrate) on  paid a surprise visit to a police station after the officer-in-charge failed to appear in his court and inform him whether a seized motorcycle had been returned to its owner given bail in a cop-attack case. “This […]

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of a colonial era law on adultery which punishes only the man even though the woman, with whom he has had consensual sex, may be an equal partner. The top court also said if the husband gives consent for sexual […]

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

New Delhi :Delay in the execution of a death row convict after his capital punishment has been confirmed by the highest judicial forum, torments the prisoner, has a dehumanising effect on him and violates the law, the Delhi High Court has said. “As between funeral fire and mental worry, it is the latter which is […]

Shame! Law ministers try to block Airlines’ Gaikwad ban

Shame! Law ministers try to block Airlines’ Gaikwad ban

New Delhi:  Some Politicians and  the government seem to be ganging up to prevent  boorish politicians from being thrown off flights! An MP slippered an airline staffer, refused to deplane, and caused a ruckus. Any private citizen doing such a thing would have been cooling his heels in jail, but not our ‘celebrated’ (or shall […]

Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

New Delhi: Can a person who has no family donor be allowed to advertise to get a volunteer for a kidney transplant? This is a question on which the Delhi High Court today sought the views of the government. The issue was raised by a patient who drew the attention of the court that in […]

Fear the Law, says SC to careless drivers

Fear the Law, says SC to careless drivers

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court frowns upon dangerous driving. It wants to know what the government is doing about addressing the problem of rash and negligent driving. People should fear the law whether they “like it or not”, the Supreme Court today said while favouring harsher punishment for rash and negligent driving. A bench of […]