Can WhatsApp Messages Be Produced As Evidence Before The Court?

Can WhatsApp messages be produced as evidence before the court?

The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) claimed to recover “shocking and incriminating” material in the WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan and his co-accused. They claimed to have found this during their investigation on the seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. However, defending Aryan Khan, senior advocate Satish Maneshinde argued […]

Bhabanipur By-poll: Mamata Banerjee’s Final Chance To Retain The CM Post

Bhabanipur By-poll: Mamata Banerjee’s Final Chance To Retain The CM Post

The Bhabanipur by-poll in West Bengal witnessed about a 48 percent voter turnout until 3 pm on September 30, 2021. The by-poll is a crucial one for Bengal’s chief minister and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, Mamata Banerjee. Despite her party’s mammoth victory on 213 out of the 294 seats during the 2021 West Bengal […]

Chief Justice Ramana Advocates For 50 Percent Reservation For Women In The Judiciary

Chief Justice Ramana Advocates For 50 Percent Reservation For Women In The Judiciary

In tune with Karl Marx’s quote “Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains”, the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana stated that women across the world should unite because they have “nothing to lose but their chains”. Chief Justice Ramana advocated for 50 percent reservation for women at all […]

Pakistan’s Terror Links Dominate Bilateral Talks Between Kamala Harris And PM Modi

Pakistan’s Terror Links Dominate Bilateral Talks Between Kamala Harris And PM Modi

Pakistan’s role in terrorism was one of the key points of discussion during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris on September 23, in Washington, D.C. The US Vice President called upon Islamabad to take immediate actions against the terror outfits operating in Pakistan to ensure the security of both […]

Supreme Court Questions The NIA’s Stand On UAPA Charges On Kerala Youths

Supreme Court Questions The NIA’s Stand On UAPA Charges On Kerala Youths

Hearing the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA)’s challenge on the bail of two Kerala youths accused of having Maoist connections, the Supreme Court questioned the NIA if recovery of literature, shouting of slogans and connection to a banned organisation can be enough to attract charges under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 (UAPA). “If […]

Karnataka Assembly Passes Bill To Ban All Forms Of Gambling

Karnataka Assembly Passes Bill To Ban All Forms Of Gambling

In a bid to end all forms of gambling and betting in the state, the Karnataka legislative assembly passed a bill to amend the Karnataka Police Act, 1963 earlier today. Introducing the new Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the state’s home minister, Araga Jnanendra said that the amendment to the existing law was necessary to […]

Madras High Court Stays Key Sub-clauses Of IT Rules 2021

Madras High Court Stays Key Sub-clauses Of IT Rules 2021

The Madras High Court, on September 16, stayed the operation of sub-clauses of a key provision of the recently introduced Information Technology Rules 2021. Underlining that the right to freedom of speech and expression is key for any democracy, the court observed that there was prima facie substance in the petitioners’ contention that the control […]

Centre Condemns Article Criticising India’s COVID Response; “Politics Overrode Science” Claims Article

Centre Condemns Article Criticising India’s COVID Response; “Politics Overrode Science” Claims Article

The government has termed the recent New York Times (NYT) article on India’s COVID response as “provocative and attention seeking”. The article claims that “politics overrode science” in India. Published on September 14, 2021, the article cited multiple studies and raised questions on the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), alleging that India’s “top science agency […]