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Right to Privacy must be a Fundamental Right

In 1954, a bench of eight Supreme Court judges declared that the Constitution-makers did not recognise the Fundamental Right to Privacy. It is hoped that a larger bench as and when constituted will......

Indian diplomats' domestic trouble

Contracts with India-based domestic assistants for officials abroad have become a headache for the Indian government. Akshat Kaushal & Nayanima Basu report. The soft underbelly of the Indian......

Gay and proud: When the world turned into a rainbow

Rainbows and signs with messages of love dotted parade routes around the world as millions took part in gay pride events from Toronto to San Francisco to Seoul. In the United States, pride parades......

Sikh wins right to wear beard and turban in US Army training college

A 20-year-old Sikh-American student has won a significant legal battle in the United States with a court allowing him to enrol in an army programme without removing his articles of faith like the......

5 Indian workers in US awarded 88 cr in labour trafficking case

Signal International, its network of recruiters and labour brokers are being sued for trafficking 500 Indian guest workers to the United States and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions.......

COLUMN: Pirates of the modern world

Filtering of websites has now been introduced as a discussable topic. The current battle is about who will control the most visible and glamorous layer, the content layer, writes Ajit Balakrishnan.......

Signal Intl 'abused' Indian staff: US files suit

US federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against a marine services company based in Alabama for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian employees, who were forced to live in 'substandard'......

Who's afraid of Synthia?

Venter's patent application for his synthetic cell creation has set off a frenzied debate on monopolies in genetic research, writes Latha Jishnu.Every time Craig Venter erupts on the scene, there......

Privacy issues: Facebook readies for legal battles

Social networking site Facebook has appointed a former senior Bush administration regulator, Tim Muris, with a view to defend its privacy practices, says a media report."Facebook has hired a former......

Indian hoteliers make it big in America

Sant Singh Chatwal did not exactly bootstrap his way up America's lodging industry by starting at a modest roadside motel, as have so many immigrants. His first fixer-upper hotel was in Manhattan,......

Tulia, where art thou?

A few years ago, reports from Hollywood indicated that Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry was to play the Indian-American activist-lawyer Vanita Gupta, who won the 2004 India Abroad Publisher's......

'Mother of Judo' receives her gold 50 years on

The "Mother of Judo" waited 50 years to get the gold medal that was snatched from her in her first serious competition, a gender injustice that fuelled Rusty Kanokogi's winning crusade for women's......
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Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/09/01/missouri-man-marijuana-prison_n_8072786.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
LAPD rolls out first body cameras for patrol officers

Commanders with the Los Angeles Police Department handed out body cameras to officers at one suburban station on 31 August, as the department took... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/lapd-rolls-out-first-body-cameras-for-patrol-officers-645029
Like New Orleans, second-line parades struggle but survive

NEW ORLEANS It is fitting that the "second line" parade, a central pillar of New Orleans African-American musical tradition, is playing a prominent... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/29/us-usa-katrina-second-lines-idINKCN0QY0KN20150829?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama

Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-usa-plannedparenthood-alabama-idINKCN0QX2C620150828?feedType=RSS&feedName=health
Restorative justice has started to make its impact in India

Restorative justice, where criminals either meet their victims or are forgiven by them, may still be a rarity in India as compared to the West, but... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/the-quality-of-mercy-restorative-justice-has-started-to-make-its-impact-in-india/

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