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

Jan 08, 2020 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.

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

Dec 24, 2019 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

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.

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

Oct 18, 2019 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.

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

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.

16 September, 2019

Farooq Abdullah Slapped With PSA, An Act Introduced By His Father 42 Years Ago

Outlook Web Bureau

The slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) against former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah is ironical, to say the least. The Act was introduced in Jammu and Kashmir by Abdullah's father, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, on April 8, 1978, to deter timber smugglers.

16 September, 2019

Pakistan Singer Threatens PM Modi With Exotic Reptiles, Gets Fined


In a video that went viral, Pirzada was seen cradling a python while several other reptiles including snakes and an alligator were seen slithering on the floor.

10 September, 2019

Gujarat Reduces Traffic Violation Fines Stipulated By New Motor Vehicles Act

Outlook Web Bureau

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the fines laid down in the new Motor Vehicles Act were the maximum suggested and his government had reduced them after detailed deliberations.

08 September, 2019

Charismatic, Bold And Erudite Ram Jethamalani Was Beacon Of Criminal Law In The Country

Vikas Pahwa

With Ram Jethmalani's demise, we have lost an eminent jurist, a great intellectual, a fearless human being and one of the most respected members of the Bar.


08 September, 2019

Ram Jethmalani: Doyen Of Criminal Law And Politician With Colour


Ram Jethmalani was famously known as the doyen of criminal law in the country. His tryst with the subject started at the young age of 18 and he practiced it for nearly 60 years.

08 September, 2019

'Iconic Figure Who Boldly Spoke His Mind': PM Modi Condoles Ram Jethmalani's Death


The prime minister Modi recalled that one of the best aspects of eminent jurist and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani was the ability to speak his mind.

03 September, 2019

Every Accused Has Constitutional Right To Be Defended In Court: Uttarakhand HC


The Uttarakhand high court's order came on a PIL challenging the legality of a resolution passed by the Kotdwar Bar Association few months ago asking its members not to defend a man accused of murdering an advocate.

24 July, 2019

'Was Sexually Molested When I Was 13,' Derek O' Brien During Debate On POCSO Amendment Bill

Outlook Web Bureau

The senior TMC leader, Derek O' Brien, recalled that he did not speak about the incident for several years, and brought it up with his parents much later in the life.

20 June, 2019

Court Pulls UP Pragya Singh For 'Tantrums,' Rejects Her Plea For Exemption From Appearance

Outlook Web Bureau

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the Bhopal MP, had said in her plea that she was suffering from various ailments and was not in the condition to attend the court.

19 June, 2019

As Debate On 'One Nation, One Election' Rages, Here's What Law Commission Recommended

Outlook Web Bureau

Simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections can be held in two phases, provided at least two provisions of the Constitution are amended and ratified by a majority of the states, the Law Commission had recommended.


10 May, 2019

CJI to Head SC Vacation Bench Soon After Poll Results

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s decision to preside over a vacation bench between May 25-30 has sparked speculations as the bench might hear cases linked to government formation. Normally, CJI does not preside over vacation benches

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz