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  • Supreme Court firm on its decision to criminalise gay sex, rejects Centres plea January 28, 2014

    In a huge blow to the LGBT community in the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on gay sex. The apex court has dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict, criminalising gay sex. ...
  • BJP not targeting Tejpal but Congress protecting him: Sushma November 28, 2013

    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj reiterated that a Union Minister was protecting Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case. Swaraj also rubbished allegations that the BJP was targeting him but it was the Congress which was protecting him. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the rejection of Asaram's bail plea September 21, 2013

    This week on the week that wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault case of a 16-year-old girl. Also watch him talk about the Onion price rise and his take on Indian-American Nina Davuluri...
  • 'Death row convicts' cases need to be treated case by case' April 25, 2013

    Even as the political debate remains charged about the execution of Khalistani convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, the man who treated him for more than 2 years in Delhi says his team's medical input should have been taken into account. He makes it clear that death row convicts' cases need...
  • SC has been very harsh on Bhullar, says lawyer of Rajiv Gandhi's killers April 12, 2013

    Reacting to the Supreme Court's verdict on Bhullar's mercy plea, lawyer of Rajiv Gandhi's killer M Radhakrishnan says the decision of the apex court has come as a big disappointment for him. "A Constitution bench of the SC had held that mere delay of 5 years or more for those who...
  • Cancer Patients Aid Association hails SC's verdict April 1, 2013

    In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a plea by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Monday for a patent on its cancer drug Glivec, paving way for more affordable life saving cancer drugs. "Generic companies will have a levy that will allow them to survive in...
  • Beant Singh killing: Punjab on alert before Rajoana's hanging March 27, 2012

    The government asked 15 paramilitary companies to be deployed ahead of Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging on March 31. ...
  • Does a Khalistani terrorist like Bhullar deserve mercy? May 30, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Does a Khalistani terrorist like Bhullar deserve mercy?' ...
  • Should President now speed-up Afzal Guru case? June 23, 2010

    The central Home Ministry has written to the President of India that Afzal Guru's is a fit case for death sentence. ...
  • Is Afzal Guru case a political hot potato? May 20, 2010

    The mercy petition file of Afzal Guru has been shuttled between the Delhi government and the Lt Governor’s office thrice in less than 24 hours. ...
  • Headley escapes death, extradition to India March 19, 2010

    Chicago: David Coleman Headley has pleaded guilty to all 12 terror charges against him. He has also admitted his role in planning the Mumbai terror attacks. Following his guilty plea, he has given up his right to appeal, but has also been spared the death sentence and even extradition...
  • SC raps govt over delay in mercy plea decisions September 21, 2009

    The Apex Court has rapped the government for delaying decisions on mercy pleas, saying it only allows these cases to be further politicised. ...
  • Husband of Saudi gangrape victim cries for help November 22, 2007

    New Delhi Two hundred lashes and six months in jail - there's international outcry over the punishment given to a woman in Saudi Arabia who was already the victim of gangrape. Now, for the first time, her husband is speaking out against the ruling as well. ...