Olav Albuquerque

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Book Review: From China, with love

Book Review: From China, with love

And fooling themselves. Simply because with its expansionist aims, China intends to nibble away at Indian territory.

Prolonged trials stymie justice for rape victims

Prolonged trials stymie justice for rape victims

Andhra Pradesh has set an example with the Disha Act

Making a mockery of secularism: Citizenship Bill flouts Constitution

Making a mockery of secularism: Citizenship Bill flouts Constitution

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019, is a heinous violation of the most basic tenet of the Indian Constitution’s prea...Read More

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Supreme Court asserts level playing field is must

Top court struck down Section 87 Of Arbitration & Conciliation Act inserted by 2019 amendment

WhatsApp Row: Banal reply to a vital question on snooping

WhatsApp Row: Banal reply to a vital question on snooping

The Central government’s refusal to give a direct reply to former telecom minister and DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran whether the Central governm...Read More

Ayodhya: Saffron brigade gets a shot in the arm

Ayodhya: Saffron brigade gets a shot in the arm

The Supreme Court’s 1,045-page-long judgement handing over the disputed land where the Babri Masjid once stood to the plai...Read More

Book Review: Fast-moving thriller on Kargil war

Book Review: Fast-moving thriller on Kargil war

And what came in between. Like the staccato burst of a machine gun, this book has short sentences, loaded with action. Taking you into th...Read More

Absurdity of police demanding protection

Absurdity of police demanding protection

Two alleged suicide bids by lawyers were also reported, while Sharad Pawar jumped into the fray on the side of the policemen

The last days of Ranjan Gogoi, and a look ahead

The last days of Ranjan Gogoi, and a look ahead

Ranjan Gogoi has got just eight working days left in the Supreme Court as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and not less than six pat...Read More

Bhima Koregaon violence lead to protest in Mumbai

When recusals threaten judicial independence

Five Supreme Court judges recused themselves in three separate instances since September 30 from hearing the plea of civil liberties and ...Read More

Land acquisition rulings nullify each other

Land acquisition rulings nullify each other

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether several state governments which acquired private land before 200...Read More

Secrets tumble out of Kamlesh Tahilramani’s closet

Secrets tumble out of Kamlesh Tahilramani’s closet

Her financial transactions for purchase of two flats in Chennai, her alleged links with a Tamil Nadu minister which may have led her to d...Read More

Supreme Court

Does quality match with quantity in the top court?

With two new court rooms added and the total strength of the judges raised by three to 34, the Narendra Modi government has acceded to t...Read More

Shrinking pools for selection of judges

Shrinking pools for selection of judges

When Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court lambasted a judge of the Kerala High Court for not obeying the apex court’s orders and pass...Read More

Controversies galore in courts on August 28

Controversies galore in courts on August 28

Initially, there was confusion in the court as to whether the judge was referring to the international classic “War and Peace” by Leo Tol...Read More

India will reunite with Pakistan, predicts Katju

India will reunite with Pakistan, predicts Katju

This book, like Katju’s earlier books, will rank high on the Flesch-Kincaid readability index, which tests how readable and simple a text...Read More

New law to protect lawyers from assault

New law to protect lawyers from assault

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the first state in India to enact a law to protect lawyers from being assaulted. If doctors can unite to pr...Read More

All are equal before law, so is P Chidambaram

All are equal before law, so is P Chidambaram

All are equal before the law which is why the CBI got custody of P Chidambaram till August 26th. He broke legal protocol by addressing th...Read More

Sovereignty overrides free speech in Kashmir

Sovereignty overrides free speech in Kashmir

When freedom of speech endangers state sovereignty, what should be extinguished? If we accept that the guarantee of free speech can only ...Read More

Repeal of Article 370 will not be struck down

Repeal of Article 370 will not be struck down

Legislation overrides judge-made law because the former is an expression of the will of the people whereas the latter is not.

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