GN Bureau | January 3, 2013
Various bar associations in the capital have appealed to lawyers to not represent the six men accused of gangraping a 23-year-old woman. But legal experts say the decision will only benefit the accused. The Supreme Court has said that a trial in which an accused does not get an opportunity to properly defend himself can be declared invalid from the outset. In the past, there have been instances when noted lawyers like Ram Jethmalani defended Indira Gandhi's killers and also represented model Jessica Lall murder accused Manu Sharma. Even Kasab, who killed over a hundred people, was represented by a lawyer.
Despite the anger of people against the six accused, should they not be provided a lawyer?
In its bid to create an oil major to match the performance of global and domestic oil and gas players, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) board has approved the acquisition of entire 51.11 percent shareholding of the government in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) with a total acqu
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar recently laid the foundation stone of the Rs 120 crore- MCMV (mine counters measure vessels) Command, Control & Design Office at Goa Shipyard Ltd, Vasco in Goa. The defence ministry has entrusted the GSL for series construction of sophisticated and hig
A high level Sri Lankan defence delegation headed by secretary of defence, Kapila Waidyaratane PC recently visited Goa Shipyard Ltd. The delegation held discussions with GSL CMD, Rear Admiral (retired) Shekhar Mital. The defence delegation was shown the ongoing shipbuilding activities includ
Are our authorities callous when it comes to ensuring safety of people?
Our constitution promises equality of status and opportunity to all citizens but statistical data suggests that inequalities in wealth and income have increased since independence and are now on an uncontrolled upward spiral. Recently, Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel in their aptly titled s
NTPC has sought the help of Madhya Pradesh government for the safety of Gadarwara power project site and the workers who have stopped the work on the site since December 22. It has appealed to the local people to support the project of national importance. Half of the electricity generated