A passionate counter to the Press Council Chairman's many linguistic biases
'The Pakistan Supreme Court has lost its balance and gone berserk. If it does not now come to its senses I am afraid the day is not far off when the Constitution will collapse, and the blame will squarely lie with the Pakistan SC and particularly it
It depends for what purpose it is being used: It's a double edged weapon; it can both help society, and also damage society. It is like a knife, which can be used for cutting things, and also stabbing people
'And instead take strong action against the MLAs who have brought disgrace to the House,' writes the chairman of the Press Council of India to the speaker of the Karntaka legislative assembly against the crackdown on the media in Karnataka following
The Editors' Guild lashes out at the new chairman of the Press Council of India, saying "Justice Markandey Katju's comments in an interview to Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN, broadcast over the week-end, touched a new low"
Instead of any outside regulation, an ombudsman could be a suitable mechanism by which the criticisms, protests and grievances of the viewers are given serious attention and a response given to them
SC lays down conditions "until Parliament makes legislation" for "passive euthanasia" —"permission to withdraw life support" —but dismisses Pinki Virani's petition seeking "active euthanasia" for Aruna Shanbaug, while also recommending that attempt t
'The dishonor of the victim Nandabai called for harsher punishment, and we are surprised that the State Government did not file any appeal for enhancement of the punishment'
'A doctor incarcerated for a long period may end up like Dr. Manette in Charles Dicken’s novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, who forgot his profession and even his name in the Bastille'
The SC directs the Central Government to set up a Commission, different from the Armed Forces Tribunal, to look into the mounting grievances of the forces
'Crimes against women are not ordinary crimes committed in a fit ofanger or for property. They are social crimes. They disrupt the entire social fabric. Hence, they call for harsh punishment'
'Young women are being killed by their husbands or by their in-laws by pouring kerosene on them and setting them on fire or by hanging/strangulating them'
The full text of the Supreme Court's judgment in D. Velusamy V/s D. Patchaiammal that has come in for sharp criticism because of the language used
The SC takes objection to " all kind of special leave petitions even frivolous ones", making a reference to the Constitution Bench to determine the categories of cases which alone should be so entertained under Article 136 of the Constitution.
From the law of the Smritis as expounded in the Sanskrit Commentaries and Digests to legislation via positivism, sociological jurisprudence and natural law
There is a misconception that Sanskrit language is only a language for chanting mantras in temples or religious ceremonies. That, actually, is less than 5% of the Sanskrit literature, more than 95% of which has nothing to do with religion...
A SC bench directs "the Central government to forthwith constitute a Committee ... which shall do scientific research on a war footing for solving the water shortage in most parts of our country because of which our people are suffering terribly."
There is no dearth of eminent scientists in the field who can solve the water problem, but they have not been organised and brought together and not been requested by the central and state governments to solve this problem. High time it was done.
A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.PTI Photo
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.PTI Photo
Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...PTI Photo
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