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Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape

The 50-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader was on Friday found guilty in the 15-year-old case. Within minutes of the verdict, his followers ran riot and clashed with security forces, leaving 38 people dead and 250 injured. While 32 people were killed in Panchkula, where the case was heard, six died in Sirsa. Continue reading

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India’s new chief justice-Dipak Misra

Justice Dipak Misra took oath as India 45th Chief Justice on Monday following the retirement JS Khehar a day earlier.

At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Misra took the oath in English. Continue reading

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“Right to Privacy” is now a Fundamental Right

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court’s declaration that citizens have a ‘right to be left alone’ is a huge milestone in the history of the Indian Republic and civil rights.

The court has ruled that citizens have a fundamental  right to privacy.

The court has not elaborated the  “privacy” word – it has given an illustrative example as to what privacy means. It said privacy includes at its core the preservation of personal intimacies, the sanctity of family life, marriage, procreation, the home and sexual orientation. By doing so, the court has affirmed an unwritten and ambiguous right, though recognised internationally as a fundamental human right.  Continue reading

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All court proceedings might recorded on camera soon

NEWDELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday appeared open to the audio and video recording of its proceedings, which it has resisted so far, along with those of high courts, saying it would usher in transparency in the justice delivery system.

It put forward these views as it ordered all 24 high courts to install CCTV cameras in trial courts across the country and asked Continue reading

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Election commissioners appointment should be more transparent – SC

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday,the Supreme Court warned the central government , it must write a law on the appointment of election commissioners or face an intervention by the judiciary.

Appointment of the election commissioner should be more transparent. Presently, the government appoints election commissioners without consulting other political parties.

The court came with this issue a day after the government named Achal Kumar Joti as the next chief election commissioner succeeding Nasim Zaidi for a period of six months. Continue reading

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