British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services


A British lawyer was found guilty of defamation and attempting extortion by a Geneva court, as he wrote letters to intelligence services of the United States and EU, such as MI5, The CIA, and the office of Director of National Intelligence – accusing his former client, an oil trader, of financing terrorism. The said lawyer,Continue reading “British lawyer found guilty of defaming oil trader to intelligence services”

Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court


The Gujarat high court has held that the two-finger test (also known as Per Vaginal test) to check the virginity of rape victims is unconstitutional while directing the trial courts and doctors to stop the practice. The reason cited by Gujarat high court for scrapping the medical test is because it violates the right ofContinue reading “Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court”

Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya accused of making a woman watch porn


A woman has written to the National Commission for Women (NCW) alleging that Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya used to make her watch porn videos whenever she visited his office in Mumbai. In the complaint filed with the Amboli police station, the woman, an assistant choreographer, has alleged that Ganesh Acharya and two women assaulted herContinue reading “Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya accused of making a woman watch porn”

Consumption of endangered species by humans behind coronavirus outbreak, says experts


Experts in both China as well as the rest of the world have raised alarm against the consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The source of coronavirus infection is a seafood market in Wuhan, which has been closed down is believed to have a wild animal section, where live andContinue reading “Consumption of endangered species by humans behind coronavirus outbreak, says experts”

34 American troops suffered brain injuries from Iran’s strike, says Pentagon


34 American troops suffered traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s strikes on a U.S. base in Iraq this month, the Pentagon said. President Trump had dismissed them as “headaches.” Source: NYTimes

China extends Wuhan coronavirus quarantine to 2 more cities


China has extended its quarantine of Wuhan city to Huanggang and Ezhou, cutting off a total of 19mn people. Following the outbreak of coronavirus, planes, buses, and trains were shut down at 10 pm local time on Thursday morning. As reported by journalists and people, even roads going out of these cities have been shut.Continue reading “China extends Wuhan coronavirus quarantine to 2 more cities”

California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil


Keeping with the growing urgency of acting against climate change, the state of California is going to sue the Bureau of Land Management to block the opening of more than 1 million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The dangers of fracking on the environment are wellContinue reading “California to sue Bureau of Land Management against drilling and fracking of public land for oil”

Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint


Alex Azar, the man who has been picked by US President Donald Trump for the position of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary is known to have tripled the price of Insulin in his last stint as a high-ranking executive at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lily. Azar is succeeding Tom Price who has to resignContinue reading “Donald Trump’s pick for HHS secretary has inflated insulin price thrice during last stint”

Delhi LG Anil Baijal has granted power of detention to the Delhi Police against anti-CAA protesters


A complaint has been registered against anti-CAA protesters for creating a blockade in Shaheen Bagh. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has granted the power of detaining authority to the Delhi Police Commissioner under the National Security Act, which allows the preventive detention of an individual for months if the authorities feel that the individual isContinue reading “Delhi LG Anil Baijal has granted power of detention to the Delhi Police against anti-CAA protesters”

Legal awareness builder – How many judges of Supreme Court of India have been removed by impeachment?


No judge of the Supreme Court of India have been removed from their office through impeachment. *This question was asked in the Uttarakhand P.C.S Civil Judge (Pre) Exam, 2008