J Santhosh

A legislation that has been politically abused: Activists

While there is concern over history-sheeters detained under the Goondas Act walking free using legal loopholes, human rights advocates are equally worried over the frequent political abuse of the legislation.

05 Aug 2013

Couples married on the run, blessed in police stations

Police personnel say couples smitten by love are increasingly looking at police stations as a place where their romantic relationship will be blessed.

15 Jul 2013

Adjourning justice is 'fine': Judiciary reacts

To curb undue delay in delivery of justice, the Union Law Ministry has proposed to impose a penalty on lower court judges who grant frequent adjournments without any justifiable reason.

08 Jul 2013

'Blame the men in black, not us'

A section of judicial officers says it is unfair to blame judges for delays in hearing and disposing of cases. Instead, it is the lawyers who have to share the blame for the delay in hearing of cases as they often come up with compelling reasons for not being able to appear in court.

08 Jul 2013

Advocating a degree of caution to raise the bar

A public interest litigation waged in the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) questioning the validity of LLB or Bachelor of Law degrees awarded recklessly in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh has brought into focus the notoriety of such institutions.

01 Jul 2013

Whitener addiction snuffs out Coimbatore teen’s life

A 14-year-old boy in Kovilpalayam village here, who was highly addicted to intoxicants like whiteners and glues, died during sleep in his house in the wee hours of Monday.

25 Apr 2013

Centre trai(ing) Arasu patience

Gloves are off and a full scale battle appears to be on the cards as regulator wants to keep cable TV out of State control. So, why is the Centre running Prasar Bharati by proxy, critics argue

31 Dec 2012

Kovai siblings' rape, murder case: Manoharan guilty, says court

Judge M P Subramaniam holds the lone surviving accused in Kovai siblings’ rape and murder case guilty on five criminal counts

30 Oct 2012

Guarding the guards: A security issue

Though rules mandate 20 days training, many agencies do not have any programme

25 Oct 2012

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