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The old Kerala law — Section 118(D) of Kerala Police Act — suffered from same problems as Section 66A and was struck down by the top court. There is little to suggest the new one is on a more sound legal footing.(REUTERS)

A draconian step in Kerala

PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:39 PM IST
A recent measure undermines free speech, and violates Supreme Court jurisprudence
Representative image: Players of Sri Lanka cricket team celebrate after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)
Representative image: Players of Sri Lanka cricket team celebrate after the fall of a wicket during a match.(AFP)

Match-fixing now a criminal offence in Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Sports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in Parliament on Monday and it was supported by former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who is now a Cabinet Minister.
Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)
Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)

CPCC seizes 1,100 kg biomed waste from Chandigarh scrap dealer

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Biomedical waste is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or for research.
The Parliament had passed the bill last month criminalizing the practice of instant triple talaq. Despite the new law, the practice is still continuing in many parts of the country, including Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)
The Parliament had passed the bill last month criminalizing the practice of instant triple talaq. Despite the new law, the practice is still continuing in many parts of the country, including Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)

One held in Kerala’s Kozhikode for pronouncing ‘talaq’ thrice to divorce his wife

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 08:51 PM IST
In her complaint, the woman said her husband had divorced her without any valid ground and she was forced to take legal recourse under the new law.
The Bombay high court has ruled that a person, who assaults another man or woman, cannot be held responsible for causing the death if death is due to improper management of the injury.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
The Bombay high court has ruled that a person, who assaults another man or woman, cannot be held responsible for causing the death if death is due to improper management of the injury.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Assaulter can’t be held guilty if death is due to lack of treatment: Bombay high court

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Justice VM Deshpande has set aside the conviction of three agriculturists, for culpable homicide not amounting to murder as one of the two villagers they had assaulted died mainly owing to lack of treatment
When Asha Mehra travels in an auto-rickshaw, she ensures that she sits in the middle of the seat, does not use her mobile phone and keep her handbag strapped firmly around her hand.(HT Photo)
When Asha Mehra travels in an auto-rickshaw, she ensures that she sits in the middle of the seat, does not use her mobile phone and keep her handbag strapped firmly around her hand.(HT Photo)

Two years ago, she had lost belongings in similar incident

New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 05:29 AM IST
Over the last few years, snatchers have been turning violent while targeting people on Delhi’s streets. In previous snatchings in which auto-rickshaw passengers have been targeted, a woman was left dead, one went into coma and several others left with severe injuries.
Family of Mumbai policeman, Pradeep Suryavanshi who was convicted recently in the Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case(Ht Photo)
Family of Mumbai policeman, Pradeep Suryavanshi who was convicted recently in the Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case(Ht Photo)

Fake encounter murder case: ‘Perverse’ govt order to let out guilty cops struck down by HC

By Kanchan V Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 12:34 AM IST
The bench criticised the CBI special judge, then Mumbai police commissioner
Wa Lone, 32, (right) and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a lower court in September in a landmark case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and human rights advocates.(AP/File Photo)
Wa Lone, 32, (right) and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted by a lower court in September in a landmark case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and human rights advocates.(AP/File Photo)

Myanmar court rejects appeal by two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in jail

Yangon | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:54 PM IST
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.
A special court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to seven years in jail involving a charity fund named after her late husband.(File Photo)
A special court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to seven years in jail involving a charity fund named after her late husband.(File Photo)

Bangladesh’s ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed for 7 years in corruption case

Associated Press, Dhaka | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 12:57 PM IST
The judge also sentenced three others to seven years in jail each for collecting the money from undeclared sources.
A protest in New Delhi in January 2014: Kaushik Basu suggests that change can come only if the beliefs of citizens and the state converge. In the context of violence against women, patriarchal restrictions on women’s mobility are likely to derail justice in cases of sexual assault.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
A protest in New Delhi in January 2014: Kaushik Basu suggests that change can come only if the beliefs of citizens and the state converge. In the context of violence against women, patriarchal restrictions on women’s mobility are likely to derail justice in cases of sexual assault.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Review: The Republic of Beliefs by Kaushik Basu

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 07:50 PM IST
Kaushik Basu questions the moorings of Law and Economics to show that political groups with retrograde ideas cannot further the cause of justice
Sukhwinder Singh(Courtesy: West Midlands police)
Sukhwinder Singh(Courtesy: West Midlands police)

Punjab-origin schizophrenic man jailed in UK for murder

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 12:22 PM IST
Singh had killed his 39-year-old brother-in-law in August last year after becoming convinced that he was having an affair with his wife.
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sonakshi Sinha during a press conference of Da-Bangg The Tour Pune in Pune.(PTI)
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sonakshi Sinha during a press conference of Da-Bangg The Tour Pune in Pune.(PTI)

Katrina Kaif prayed for Salman Khan at Siddhivinayak before verdict. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Katrina Kaif was spotted at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple on Wednesday, the night before the verdict was announced on Salman Khan’s blackbuck case.
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