Overworked judiciary: SC blames bureaucracy for huge caseload

Indian judiciary's high caseload

The Supreme Court has blamed the Centre and the States for filing government litigation and increasing the workload of the Courts. In spite of repeated requests, the bureaucracy, both at the Centre and the States are filing litigations and aren’t responding to the judiciary’s requests to not file appeals. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan … Read more

Coronavirus vaccine: Pharma cos pledge not to compromise safety

Pharma Cos pledge to not release COVID-19 vaccine in haste

Nine US drugmakers pledge to test the new Coronavirus vaccine well before releasing it to the public. Though they did not rule out an emergency authorization of the vaccine, they have promised to release the vaccine after thoroughly testing it with the help of ‘high quality clinical trials’. They also promised to follow guidance from … Read more

Positive Censoring- Facebook blocks ill Frenchman’s bid to ‘live stream’ his death

Ill Frenchman's bid to livestream his death declined by Facebook

A French terminally ill man, Alan Cocq planned to livestream his death as he suffered from an incurable condition that caused his arteries to stick together. By doing so, he wanted to highlight France’s complicated Right-to-Die law, which did not allow him to ‘die with dignity’ because he had no reason to live like a … Read more

Free speech justified? Charlie Hebdo republishes controversial cartoon

Charlie Hebdo reprints controversial cartoon

Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, republished the controversial cartoons on Prophet Muhammed as the trial of those accused of the massacre at its official start. “We will never lie down. We will never give up,” its director Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau wrote in the editorial in its latest publication. Two Islamist gunmen, brothers Said and … Read more

Indo-ASEAN trade pact to be reviewed soon

Indo_ASEAN free trade zone to be reviewed

After a lot of dilly-dallying, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to review the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) signed with India. After months of inaction, the Indian government has threatened to pull out of the agreement if nothing is done soon.