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The Mint Report for 5 May 2010

The Mint Report for 5 May 2010
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First Published: Wed, May 05 2010. 10 36 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 05 2010. 10 36 PM IST
It’s a victory for human rights activists. On Wednesday the Supreme Court put restrictions on three controversial interrogation techniques. The court said narco analysis, brain mapping and polygraph tests were illegal without the consent of the person being questioned. It added that even if a person agreed to a polygraph test, the government would have to stick to guidelines from the National Human Rights Commission.
Wednesday’s judgment came after people involved in criminal cases challenged the interrogation methods. In recent times, prosecutors and law enforcement officials have used techniques like brain mapping in several high profile cases.
Lupin’s numbers are up. The pharmaceutical company saw a 40% rise in net profit to Rs221 crore in the fourth quarter. Total income increased 25% to Rs1,339 crore.
Indian shares plunged to their lowest close in almost two months on Wednesday. The Sensex fell 49 points to close at 17,088 and the Nifty lost 24 to end at 5,125.
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First Published: Wed, May 05 2010. 10 36 PM IST