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TN lawyer moves SC against ‘double life’ ban, says being punished for exposing court graft

The Tamil Nadu lawyer claims to have evidence to suggest the judge who acquitted the accused in the 2004 Sankararaman murder was bribed.
File photo of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao

SC held ex-CBI interim chief M. Nageshwar Rao in contempt — and told him to sit in a corner

M. Nageshwar Rao and CBI's director of prosecution, S. Bhasuran, were held in contempt for transferring joint director A.K. Sharma against SC orders.
File photo of Interim director of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao in New Delhi | Arun Sharma/PTI

Top CBI officer Nageswara Rao fined Rs 1 lakh for disobeying Supreme Court order

The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Nageswara Rao for transferring CBI joint director A.K. Sharma who was probing the Bihar shelter home sexual assault cases.
Despite being a major litigant in courts, the government holds the power to offer post-retirement position to judges (Representational image)

No cooling-off period for retired judges, Modi govt tells Parliament

In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the government simply says legislations allow appointment of retired judges.
PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

After CBI row, Modi & Mamata govts spar over Calcutta High Court bench in north Bengal

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court last week, at an event with no West Bengal government representative.
Elementary school students

UP officials’ kids don’t go to govt schools, so chief secretary gets SC contempt notice

Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice against UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey for failing to implement the 2015 Allahabad High Court order.
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No relief from court for ex-CM Virbhadra Singh in Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case

The Delhi High Court refused to stay the trial court order to frame charges against the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister.
Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan receives contempt notice for tweets on interim CBI chief’s appointment

Prashant Bhushan, in his tweets, alleged that the Centre misled the Supreme Court on the issue of M Nageswara Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief.
People queue up to check their names on the final draft of the NRC in Assam

Centre hell bent on not allowing NRC process to go on, says Supreme Court

The apex court said it would not extend the 31 July deadline for the completion of NRC.
CBI

Constitutionality of CBI is questionable: Ex-HC judge who ruled CBI has no legal backing

Justice I.A. Ansari, former chief justice of Gauhati HC, says Supreme Court must answer the questions of constitutionality he had raised in his 2013 judgment.

OnCamera

PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.