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News  /  Published 10.05.22

Behala man succumbs to injury after scuffle

A 54-year-old resident of Behala in southwest Kolkata, who had got involved in a scuffle with one of his neighbours over a relatively trivial issue last week, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital...
By Our Special Correspondent in Behala

India  /  Published 06.05.22

Court: Rana couple case not sedition

MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana have "undoubtedly crossed the line of freedom of speech" guaranteed under the Constitution, but mere expression of derogatory or objectionable w...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 28.04.22

Stop misuse of sedition law, says Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has submitted to the Koregaon-Bhima Inquiry Commission that he has no allegation against any political agenda in connection with the January 2018 violence at a war memorial in M...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

News  /  Published 23.04.22

Elderly factory owner wields gun to threaten hawker in Behala

According to the rulebook, no one has the right to flaunt or brandish his or her licensed gun before others without justifying the extent of threat or insecurity he or she had felt to do so. “E...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Parnasree

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.22

Brittle lives: suicide rate

Suicide is an unfathomable tragedy. A recent  analysis of data from 113 countries shows that people in 89 nations are more likely to die of suicide than murder. Several countries in Asia have a s...
By The Editorial Board

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News  /  Published 07.04.22

70-year-old man jumps off New Town high-rise

Choudhury used to stay in a first-floor apartment with his wife Sikha. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the couple used to stay alone and both their sons were settled abroad. “Choudh...
By A Staff Reporter in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Lawless use: Sedition

The British may have used the law against sedition to punish rebellious Indian subjects. But why should an independent democracy with an elected government find use for it? Yet in spite of the objecti...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.22

Lazy bones: lynching

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government is of the opinion that there is no need to define lynching in the Indian Penal Code. This evasiveness has been a central feature of the BJP’s st...
By The Editorial Board

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


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