Must read newspapers for law student

Reading newspapers are must for law students as well as for legal professionals. It will help to improve their general knowledge and current affairs, which are essential for a person who chose law as a career. Here we suggest some must read newspapers for law students.

  • The Hindu: The Hindu is the second most circulated English national daily in India. The Hindu has its largest readership base in southern India, and is the most widely read English daily newspaper in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is the most popular newspaper and the prime source of analytical views on socio-politico-economical, legal and administrative acts of Indian and other world institutions for Indian Administrative Service aspirants. The Hindu has its headquarters at Chennai. The Hindu can be accessed online at:
  • The Telegraph: The Telegraph is the fourth most-widely read English newspaper in India. The Telegraph is mainly noted for its extensive coverage of Indian foreign policy and it has focused reporting on India’s North East. The Telegraph has its headquarters at Calcutta. The Telegraph can be accessed online at:
  • Indian Express: The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper. Indian Express Group publishes it in Mumbai. In 1999, the group was split between the family members. The southern editions taking the name The New Indian Express, while the northern editions, based in Mumbai, retaining the original Indian Express name, with “The” prefixed to the title. Today, the newspapers and companies are separate entities. The New Indian Express is known for its intrepid and anti-establishment tone. The New Indian Express can be accessed online at: newindianexpress.comand Indian Express can be accessed online
  • Times of India: Times of India is the largest selling English newspaper in India. It is also the most widely read English newspaper in India. Times of India is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Times of India can be accessed online at:
  • Mathrubhumi: Mathrubhumi is a Malayalam daily, publishing from Kerala. Mathrubhumi is the second most widely read newspaper in Kerala. Mathrubhumi can be accessed online at:
  • Malayala Manorama: Malayala Manorama is a Malayalam daily newspaper publishing from Kerala. Malayala Manorama is the third most circulated newspaper in India. Malayala Manorama can be accessed online at:

32 websites blocked in India after DoT circular

As reported in Times of India and India Today Department of Telecom (DoT) blocked around 32 websites in India. The lists of the blocked websites include Vimeo, which is a YouTube like video host, and Github, a website used by software developers to host and share programming code.

The telecom body reportedly issued a notification regarding the same on December 17. A screenshot of the circular has been posted on Twitter by Pranesh Prakash. The notification mentions that 32 URLs including Pastebin, video sharing sites Vimeo and DailyMotion, Internet archive site and a web-based software code repository), have been blocked under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. DoT has also asked ISPs to submit compliance reports. However, we have not been able to verify the authenticity of the circular.

What is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000?

Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource.- (1) Where the Central Government or any of its officer specially authorized by it in this behalf is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence relating to above, it may subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) for reasons to be recorded in writing, by order direct any agency of the Government or intermediary to block access by the public or cause to be blocked for access by public any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource.

(2) The procedure and safeguards subject to which such blocking for access by the public may be carried out shall be such as may be prescribed.

(3) The intermediary who fails to comply with the direction issued under sub-section (1) shall be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and also be liable to fine.
[* Inserted vide Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008]