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Why the law on sedition needs to be scrapped

'The best remedy would be to scrap Section 124-A of the IPC, a colonial vestige, altogether.''However, if legislators don't want to do so, they can do two things.''They can formally amend Section......

Will the Supreme Court declare the Aadhaar Act a black law?

Unless the judges factor in the ungovernability of technologies and their beneficial owners, present and future Presidents, prime ministers, judges, legislators and officials handling sensitive......

How the Supreme Court became 'lions under the throne'

The Supreme Court of India became 'lions under the throne' when Jawaharlal Nehru brought in the Fourth Amendment in 1955, says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

My rights end where yours begin

Freedom of speech and expression does not merit debate; it exists with conditions to regulate its use. However, a citizen's rights end where another citizen's begin, says Shambhavi Ravishankar.......

Students protest cop thrashing; Delhi top cop preaches on Twitter

Agitated over the alleged assault on student protesters by police, students from various universities across Delhi on Tuesday staged a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi blocking the......

Banks will charge for better services

Changes in regulations and the imminent enforcement of some long-standing regulations are pushing up the cost for banks apart from the general cost inflation. I had transferred some money to the......

Getting refund is more painful than tooth extraction

"I like to pay taxes. By paying taxes, I buy civilisation," said noted American Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. But most governments realise that no matter what they do, they are unlikely to......

20 countries with lowest tax rates!

In the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, US Supreme Court of Justice in 1904, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Governments need sustainable funding for social programmes and public......

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