Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Judiciary

Prashant Bhushan

Attorney General moves contempt plea against advocate Prashant Bhushan

On 1 February, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan had said AG ‘misled the court’ about PM-chaired committee approving M. Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI chief.
A member of the Border Security Force guards the Babri Masjid

Hindu groups move SC challenging govt’s 1993 acquisition of land around Ram Janmabhoomi

Hindu Mahasabha & Sanathan Dharm have filed separate pleas, seeking the right to pray on the land surrounding the disputed site in Ayodhya.
CBI officers, who came to question Kolkata Police chief in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, were detained by the police in Kolkata | PTI

CBI’s Saradha scam probe is not being monitored by Supreme Court

The Saradha ponzi scam is back in the limelight with Mamata Banerjee’s showdown with a CBI team seeking to question the Kolkata police commissioner.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court asks Sahara chief Subrata Roy to appear before it on 28 February

Six months were given to Sahara to arrange Rs 25,700 crore to return to its investors but the group deposited only Rs 15,000 crore, said the court.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

From Ayodhya title dispute to CBI row, when Supreme Court judges refused to hear a case

In majority of recusals, SC judges have not given reasons but in instances where they have, they range from conflict of interest to personal issues.
File image of Nageshwar Rao | Twitter

SC judge cites friendship with interim CBI chief, steps away from plea on his ouster

Justice N.V. Ramana is the third SC judge to recuse himself from hearing a petition challenging M. Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief.
M.J. Akbar

Priya Ramani summoned in MJ Akbar defamation case for her allegations of sexual conduct

Ramani and other women have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo movement in India.
Justice S Muralidhar

Justice Murlidhar, the Delhi HC judge whose transfer split Supreme Court collegium

The Delhi HC judge, known for 'bold pronouncements', is at the heart of the latest row in the judiciary as proposals to transfer him have been stalled.
Veenayak Shah, an advocate from Madhya Pradesh, had originally filed the case in 2017 (Representational image)

Larger Supreme Court bench to hear plea against Sanskrit shlokas, Hindi prayer at KVs

An advocate has challenged a policy tweak that made it compulsory for students of all KVs to chant Sanskrit shlokas and a Hindi prayer in the morning assembly.
Supreme Court

SC wanted to transfer Delhi HC judge, but put it on hold after dissent in collegium

The proposal to transfer Justice S. Muralidhar was discussed twice — first in December and then again in January, says a report.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
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.