No voting rights for prisoners: HC

Posted on   2:31 pm

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking voting rights for prisoners, saying the facility was provided under the law and it can be taken away by law. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the Supreme Court has held that the right to cast vote was neither a fundamental right nor a common law right and was only provided by a statute.

National Register of Citizens’ Data safe: Home Ministry

Posted on   2:21 pm

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today said that the data of the final list of the National Register of Citizens in Assam is completely safe after the crucial data went offline from its official website. The Home Ministry further said that there is some technical issue behind it, which is being fully resolved.

Editorial: Global warning

Posted on   2:09 pm

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned the novel coronavirus was a ‘very grave threat’ for the world as he opened a conference to combat the epidemic.