Tracks witness 468 deaths in last three years

Trespassing is the biggest issue; government’s plan to replace level crossings is still in the pipeline. Bengaluru has witnessed an increase in accidental deaths on railway tracks in the last three years with trespassing being one of the biggest reasons for them. In 2020, the number stood at 115, in 2021, it rose to 173 […]

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Karnataka passes anti-conversion ordinance

The controversial ordinance will stay in effect till the next assembly session. By Souptik Dutta, Mrunmayee Kulkarni, and Supriya Mehta The Karnataka cabinet has enacted the controversial anti-conversion law through an ordinance on Thursday.  The bill was passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in December 2021. However, the government could not pass the bill in the Legislative […]

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Sedition case hearing: government to respond within a day

The Chief Justice said that it is concerned about pending and future cases till the government re-examines the sedition law.\ The Supreme Court of India (SC)has given the government time till Wednesday morning, to file its response with the court on whether the sedition law can be paused while it is being reviewed. The Chief […]

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Bill to collect prisoner’s bio-metric becomes Act

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act & Delhi Municipal Corporation Amendment Act get President’s approval The President of India has given assent to the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 which allows investigating officers to collect the biometric details of prisoners, and the Delhi Municipal Corporation Bill, 2022, to merge the three municipal corporations in Delhi. Sanjay Vashishtha, […]

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HC: Nominated members to municipalities have no right to vote in council meetings

The division bench heard a petition filed by six councilors for voting during municipal council meetings. The Karnataka High Court (HC) has ruled  that the nominated members to the municipal councils have no right to vote in the municipal council meetings. The division bench of the High Court, consisting of Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice […]

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KAR HC: Customer in Brothel face no criminal proceedings

High Court of Karnataka restated that a customer in a brothel cannot be brought into criminal proceedings. After hearing the petition filed by a man who was charged in such a case, the single judge bench of Justice M Nagarpasanna said, “It is not in dispute that the petitioner was a customer in the brothel […]

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ART bill not queer friendly

The opposition claims that the recently passed bill in the Lok Sabha is discriminatory for LGBTQIA+ community and single men seeking fatherhood. Queer activists say that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill is not only discriminatory but also homophobic in nature. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister says that the contradiction in two existing laws […]

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