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Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

Fallen short: Bishop's acquittal

The law may be constant but its interpretation varies. The acquittal of the former bishop, Franco Mulakkal, by an additional sessions court in Kottayam in the case of a nun’s rape offers such an...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.22

Right of way

Rights and cultural expectations often fail to meet when women are concerned. Considering a number of petitions asking for the recognition of marital rape in law, or the removal of the exception to Se...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 11.12.21

Chidambaram dig at law minister

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a swipe at Law Minister Kiren Rijiju for stating that the home ministry has no proposal under consideration to scrap the sedition law, saying what...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Modern family

To many, family is synonymous with the concept of togetherness. Yet that is a luxury some cannot afford. Last week, the government of Tamil Nadu announced through a statement that single women who are...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.08.21

Letters to the editor: Nick Compton calls Virat Kohli 'foul-mouthed'

Play smart Sir — It is amusing that the former England cricketer, Nick Compton, called Virat Kohli “foul-mouthed”, especially after India decisively beat England at the Test match a...
By The Telegraph

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Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Democracy and the Argumentative Indian

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be./ Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.” Amartya Sen quotes Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s poem to demons...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Unreformed: Police reform

The Union home minister’s call to make scientific evidence the lynchpin of police investigations in India must be welcomed. This plea was made in the context of reforming — modernizing &md...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.21

The root of the poison

Even though the number of cognizable crimes per lakh of population in 18 Indian states is higher than that of West Bengal, the latter has acquired the dubious distinction of recording the highest numb...
By Gautam Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

Firm links: Dowry deaths

Silence seems to have prevailed for a while on the phenomenon of dowry deaths. It is almost as though India takes them for granted — a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report showed that...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 20.05.21

Police vigil on night violations

Calcutta police commissioner Soumen Mitra has instructed officers of all 25 traffic guards across the city to step up prosecution against “genuine violators” of night curfew and book them ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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