Olav Albuquerque

Stories By Olav Albuquerque

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When doctors and politicians break the law

When doctors mix with politicians, the results are diabolical. Loopholes in the law are exploited by the Union government to replace the ...Read More

OATH INVITE TO ALL, MINUS PAKISTAN

OATH INVITE TO ALL, MINUS PAKISTAN

New Delhi: Heads of the government from neighbouring BIMSTEC countries – Bangla-desh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand – ar...Read More

Independence of judiciary includes non-accountability

Independence of judiciary includes non-accountability

The Delhi high court has recently held that birds have a fundamental right to life and liberty and cannot be kept in cages —although our ...Read More

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Indore: ‘act smart Indore, vote out Narendra Modi govt’

Indore: In the city, accorded Smart City tag by PM Modi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called upon the residents to act smart and vote his govern...Read More

Indore: Youth held for duping people in name of lottery

Indore: Youth held for duping people in name of lottery

Indore: City crime branch on Saturday arrested a person in connection with duping people in the name of lottery. The accused is associate...Read More

Indore: SPL INVITATION TO 107 VOTERS ABOVE 100 YEARS

Indore: SPL INVITATION TO 107 VOTERS ABOVE 100 YEARS

Indore: The district Election Office (DEO) will send special invitation letters to voters in the city who are above 100 years of age. The...Read More

Will truth triumph amidst this judicial medley?

Nothing is more dangerous than power wielded by a judge who dispenses justice. In the process, truth may be buried forever because it is ...Read More

Truth and justice are not always identical concepts

Truth and justice are not always identical concepts

Either the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi is guilty of allegedly behaving inappropriately with a 35-year-old woman typist...Read More

Sinister plot or a case of judicial overreach

Sinister plot or a case of judicial overreach

If independence of the judiciary means unquestioned power without accountability, then that power needs to be counterbalanced by other st...Read More

Rafale deal in apex court: Just an academic exercise

Shorn of verbosity and pedantry, the two judgments delivered challenging the dismissal of the PILs in the Rafale judgment protect whistle...Read More

Politics and sedition make a lethal mix

Politics and sedition make a lethal mix

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter is the war cry of those who oppose the sedition law in India and this is very true b...Read More

Judges and politics can strike a right mix, sometimes

Judges and politics can strike a right mix, sometimes

Justice and politics may seem implacable foes until retired judges join politics to deliver justice to the people which they may have fai...Read More

Another rape death sentence commuted to life

Although the collective conscience of three subordinate judges were so shocked that they awarded the death sentence to a drug addict who ...Read More

Hope springs eternal for senior advocates

Hope springs eternal for senior advocates

Lawyers are perhaps unique in fighting against inequality but accepting it within their own profession by the practice of each of the 24 ...Read More

Ordinances used to subvert democracy

Ordinances used to subvert democracy

The Narendra Modi government proposes a law and the Opposition opposes it. But the Modi government disposes off all opposition — at least...Read More

Right to self-defence is a part of UN Charter

India has boosted its international image after its IAF jets killed 350 terrorists in a tit-for-tat response to the killing of 44 CRPF ja...Read More

Working of the registry should be streamlined

Working of the registry should be streamlined

When the 46th Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi sacked two court masters, Manav Sharma and Tapan Kumar Chakraborty on February 14 for a...Read More

All lawyers are not rolling in money

All lawyers are not rolling in money

Contrary to public opinion, lawyers have no financial security after they attain 60 years of age because there is no provident fund, no p...Read More

Free speech vs contempt of court

Freedom of speech is the anti-thesis of contempt of court. And the father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan know this very well. Thi...Read More

Penal law of defamation can be misused to silence victims

Penal law of defamation can be misused to silence victims

The penal law of defamation can be misused to force women into sullen silence. That is why the summons issued to journalist Priya Ramani ...Read More