Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Judiciary

CJI Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi reconstitutes 5-judge bench for Ayodhya bench

Besides CJI Gogoi, others in the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court upholds Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in entirety

The top court, however, rules that related parties under the IBC should mean a person connected with the business.
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Final report of Assam NRC should be completed by July 31, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said that the upcoming general election and exercise of NRC should not be affected, and asked the competent authorities to sit together to plan them.
Justice Lokur in conversation with Rajdeep Sardesai

Won’t betray collegium trust but recent decisions disappointing: Retired SC judge Lokur

Retired judge breaks silence on judge elevation row, says not aware of additional material that could have led to collegium rescinding December decision.
PM Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Bar Council asks Modi for Rs 50,000-crore allocation in Budget for lawyers’ welfare

In letter to Modi, BCI lists 10 demands for welfare of advocates, including an insurance cover of Rs 20 lakh and stipend for ‘needy new entrants’.
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SC grants bail to 4 rioters convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre

The rioting had taken place on February 28, 2002, in the Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad where a mob had killed 97 people.
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SC quashes Modi govt appeal, university teaching jobs to have department-wise quotas

The apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court's 2017 order in the matter. It is feared that the number of reserved posts will now come down.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC’s newest judges had set aside AAP MLA disqualification, ruled fashion shows are taxable

Supreme Court got 2 new judges Friday — Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Delhi High Court judge Sanjiv Khanna.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court judges unhappy as collegium ignores seniority in judge selection

In light of the collegium decision, Supreme Court judges are reportedly discussing ways to protect 'institutional decisions'.
A view of Supreme Court of India | PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

Prevent ‘another historical blunder’: Ex-judge to President on names cleared by SC collegium

Former judge Kailash Gambhir flags Supreme Court collegium’s elevation of judges Khanna and Maheshwari, wants President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene. 

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.