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Justice P Ganediwala held that since there was no skin-to-skin contact, this did not fall within the ambit of Pocso (Bhushan Koyande)

Ensure justice for child sexual abuse survivors | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST
There can be no room for ambiguity in child abuse cases and any loophole which allows for this must be plugged at once
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The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)
The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)

Free speech and the death of a book

By Chiki Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST
In the last four years, I have dealt with two such cases, and I have a small list of books. Most of my fellow publishers have also dealt with such cases in the last few years — in some cases they have won, in others they have withdrawn the book. A legal tool that is to be used sparingly is turning into a weapon wielded with far less care, far less thought.
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Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

IOC to consider placing Italy on probation for interference

AP, Rome
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Possible punishments from the IOC could include preventing Italian athletes in Tokyo from wearing their national team uniforms and hearing their national anthem being played.
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President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Salute farmers, committed to their welfare': President Ram Nath Kovind

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:35 PM IST
He also made a special mention about the healthcare and frontline workers who took the coronavirus disease head on, and hailed the contribution made by the scientists of the country in developing a vaccine.
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Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)
Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)

A roadmap to reform democracy

By Ram Madhav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Elected institutions must become less majoritarian, while other institutions must give voice to non-majorities and provide balance
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The government has been delaying the signing of a collective bargaining deal with health workers for 18 months and the workers have been on strike since December. (Representative Image)(AFP)
The government has been delaying the signing of a collective bargaining deal with health workers for 18 months and the workers have been on strike since December. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Bosnia health workers protest for rights, wages amidst pandemic

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The union of health workers in the Herzegovina-Neretva region also set up a large tent in front of the regional government building and said they would camp there until the government has met their requests.
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This liberal democratic design has served India well. But the Republic can only work well if all pillars of the Constitution function in letter and spirit (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
This liberal democratic design has served India well. But the Republic can only work well if all pillars of the Constitution function in letter and spirit (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Celebrating the Republic | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:29 PM IST
As India marks its 72nd Republic Day, it is instructive to go back to the scale of achievement of the founding moment of modern Indian constitutionalism
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The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC gives green signal to local elections in AP, poll panel revises schedule

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST
  • The Supreme Court ordered that the elections for the gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh be held as scheduled and there was no need for postponing the elections indefinitely on the pretext of Covid-19 vaccination drive.
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Some Delhiites are choosing to run marathons within their societies on Republic Day this year. (Photo for representational purposes only)
Some Delhiites are choosing to run marathons within their societies on Republic Day this year. (Photo for representational purposes only)

Republic Day fervour: Run to salute the spirit of Indian armed forces

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:24 PM IST
To ring in the spirit of patriotism, quite a few denizens have chosen to be part of marathons, this Republic Day, be it physically or virtually
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The renovated and upgraded railway station for Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT photo)
The renovated and upgraded railway station for Mahakumbh in Haridwar.(HT photo)

Railways gear up for Mahakumbh with integrated command control centre and more

By HT Correspondent, Haridwar
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST
  • This Integrated Command Control Centre will be the core centre for railway management during Mahakumbh fair.
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