She denounced the fact that "the high-level officials who organised and embraced the execution ... have walked free from the start", and that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman "has remained well protected against any kind of meaningful scrutiny in his country". … [Read more...] about Saudi verdict in Jamal Khashoggi case without ‘legal, moral legitimacy’: UN expert
‘Magnitude of substance use in India’, a survey released by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2019, states that about 2.8 percent of Indians aged 10–75 years (3.1 crore people) were using cannabis in some form or other, with a “preponderance of men among users” of the drug. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty arrested for drug abuse: What do India’s laws say about the use of ganja and charas?
A further extradition request was made in February this year, certified by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, of two additional offences relating to allegations that Modi interfered with the CBI investigation by causing the disappearance of evidence and intimidating a witness. The must establish a prima facie case against Modi to allow the judge to rule that he has a case to answer before the Indian courts. … [Read more...] about Nirav Modi extradition case: UK court given fresh video tour of Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail
New Facebook and Instagram feature lets users view and cross-post stories on both apps The Tech Weekender: India bans 118 Chinese apps, Edward Snowden vindicated, PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, and more US Election 2020: Facebook, Twitter limit Donald Trump's 'vote twice' message … [Read more...] about App developers move to alternate login options over Facebook’s privacy concerns and new terms of service
The story of Justice Bahrul Islam, who joined the Congress in 1956 and held several party posts till 1972, is even more astonishing. In April 1962, the Congress elected him to the Rajya Sabha and after unsuccessfully contesting an election in Assam, he was re-elected to the Upper House and aligned with Indira Gandhi after the Congress split. In 1972, Islam quit the Rajya Sabha and was made a judge of the Gauhati High Court. He retired in 1980, but nine months later, he was elevated to the Supreme Court. Six weeks before he retired again and a month after giving a clean chit to the then Bihar chief minister Jagannth Mishra in a corruption case, Islam quit as SC judge and filed nomination as a Congress candidate in Assam, an election that never took place because of the ongoing agitation in that state. The Congress then elected Islam for a record third term in 1983 from the Rajya Sabha! … [Read more...] about Former CJI Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination is not the first and won’t be the last