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?
Yield gaps in wheat production in India can be countered with an earlier sowing date, says a University of Michigan researcher. Using a new way to measure wheat yields, Meha Jain, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, found that the wheat yie
Kharpariya village, about 50 km from the headquarters town of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district, is like many villages in the region, home to the Baiga, deemed a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) for whom permanent contraception methods are banned to prevent extinction. However, care for p
Somabhai Modi says he remembers only one occasion when he offered his younger brother prime minister Narendra Modi advice regarding work. This, he says, was when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat. After one of his weekly grievance redressal sessions, the then chief minister had enquired after the well-b
Should ration cards not linked to Aadhaar be rendered ineligible?
INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvet
Maharatna enterprise, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has supplied defence grade micro-alloyed grade of steel (DMR 249A) steel plates for the indigenously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS-Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy. SAIL’s integ