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Law & Legal

West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Datta Resigns Citing 'Personal Reasons'

Sep 14, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He is the fourth Advocate General from the Mamata government to take this step. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accepted his resignation with immediate effect.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Jail Term In Campaign Financing Trial

Jun 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Nicolas Sarkozy is accused of having spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros (USD 27.5 million) on a re-election bid that he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande.

Clause By Clause, Taking Liberties With Human Liberty

Among all our laws, Section 43D(2) of UAPA is arguably the most violative of principles of justice—it totally eclipses procedural fairness, and permits pre-trial incarceration up to 180 days

Explained: Is Kerala's New Law An Attack On Free Speech?

Nov 23, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday gave his approval to the ordinance, which amended the Kerala Police Act

Yogi Adityanath Govt May Bring Ordinance To Restrict Religious Conversions

Last year, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission had submitted a report to Yogi Adityanath, suggesting a new law to check forcible religious conversions.

09 September, 2020

Examining The Special Prosecution Needs Of Criminal Justice

Chitrakshi Jain

The office of prosecution is often neglected in conversations about criminal justice reform.

29 July, 2020

Is Criminal Law A Lost Cause In India?

Arindam Bharadwaj

We have come to the same junction and it is high time that we realise the importance of codification, revisit our laws and reform them.

03 June, 2020

Explained: How A Life Convict Is Granted Remission

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Jessica Lal Murder case convict, Manu Sharma, was released prematurely from the jail. Outlook explains the legal process for granting remission to a life convict.

13 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Can Lower Court Issue Death Warrant Before SC Decides On 'Separate Hanging'?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Legal experts say that even if the lower court fixes a date for hanging, the convicts cannot be executed until the Supreme Court concludes the hearing on the questions of separate hanging.

01 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: This Is How Convicts Can Delay Hanging Till March

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Keeping in mind legal remedies available to the four convicts, Outlook has analysed the maximum delay they can cause.

21 January, 2020

Bring An Ordinance To End Provision Of Mercy Petition: Nirbhaya's Father

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Nirbhaya's father says it was frustrating to see the rape convicts taking legal recourse to delay the execution.

08 January, 2020

Will Nirbhaya Case Convicts Be Hanged On January 22? Several Legal Experts Express Doubt

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The legal experts believe that all the four convicts have judicial remedies, which, in all probability, will delay their execution for another few months.

24 December, 2019

An App To Aid Litigants And Lawyers Making Legal Work Faster And Better

Ramesh Menon

Thousands of people grapple daily with confusing legal issues and get intimidated with the labyrinth of laws and processes involved. However, the scenario might just change with a new app called LegalKart

08 November, 2019

Maharashtra Tops In Delivering Justice To People: Report


The India Justice Report 2019 is based on publicly available data of different government entities on the four pillars of justice delivery.

18 October, 2019

CJI Ranjan Gogoi Writes To Govt, Recommends Justice Bobde As His Successor

Outlook Web Bureau

Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India in 2018, will demit the office on November 17.

10 October, 2019

Why Is There Hue And Cry Over Sedition Law? Every Country Has And Needs It

Dr R. Balashankar

One can talk of modernising and reinterpreting the sedition law, but the argument that it has no place in a modern context is not correct

29 September, 2019

'Govt In Support Of Chinmayanand': Congress Meets Jailed Law Student's Parents

Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress leader said that the party will take out a massive 'padyatra' (foot march) from Shahjahanpur to Lucknow on September 30 demanding justice for the girl

20 September, 2019

Who Is Chinmayanand, BJP Leader Accused Of Rape By Law Student?

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was arrested on Friday by the special investigation team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh police.

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Prime Miniter Narendra Modi welcomed by Indian community in New York.


Prime Miniter Narendra Modi welcomed by Indian community in New York.


India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.


A dead body hangs from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan. A witness told The Associated Press that the bodies of four men were brought to the main square and three of them were moved to...


People gather in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, where the Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane.


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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?


A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World


Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu