North East  /  Published 21.11.19

Bail for seven ‘foreigners’

Seven inmates of detention centres in Kokrajhar and Goalpara, including a woman, got bail on Thursday after spending more than three years there for being declared “foreigners” by local tribunals....
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Nirav faces long stretch

Nirav Modi returned to Wandsworth prison in southwest London on Friday afternoon after being denied bail at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.This is likely to be his home for months, possibly a ye...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.19

Rs 5 lakh for 16 years wasted in jail

No one would disagree that delay in the delivery of justice is a grave problem in the Indian justice system. Two recent court rulings show how delay can damage lives, families and communities. On Feb...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.20

MLA Dhullu Mahto denied bail in rape case

The district and sessions court on Wednesday denied bail to Baghmara MLA Dhullu Mahto, lodged in Dhanbad divisional jail since May 11, in a case of rape and outraging the modesty of women.The BJP MLA ...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 28.09.19

6 months after doctor clean chit, no action

Kafeel Khan, the doctor who remains suspended despite being exonerated in an inquiry into his alleged role in the deaths of at least 30 infants after the supply of piped oxygen ran out at a government...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


Jharkhand  /  Published 06.12.19

‘Slowdown will hurt state’

The slowdown of the Indian economy will hurt Jharkhand because “another incompetent” person is heading the state government, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said here on Friday.He said the N...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

The system of bail is eroded considerably

An exception cannot be allowed to become the norm. An inviolable line must separate these two in the sphere of law. The Supreme Court alluded to this basic tenet of jurisprudence while upholding the b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Court nod to restored SC/ST law

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018, saying a court can grant suspects anticipatory bail only when a prima facie case h...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Freely heard

It is the rights of citizens that are fundamental, not the restrictions. The importance of this idea in a repressive administration is immeasurable. This reportedly formed part of the ruling by a five...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.01.20

SC clears air on pre-arrest bail

A five-judge Supreme Court bench on Wednesday ruled there can be no limit on how long anticipatory bail might continue and that it can be extended till the completion of the trial.However, the bench s...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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