Judiciary

Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipur HC orders release of journalist detained under NSA for slamming Modi, RSS

Kishorechandra Wangkhem was detained for airing a video on social media in which he spoke out against PM Modi, Manipur CM and the RSS.
A security personnel stands guard on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar | S. Irfan | PTI

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal moves J&K High Court against highway ban

The ban, Shah Faesal has argued, violates the fundamental rights of citizens, including those to life, health, education and livelihood.
Guahati High Court | Commons

HC penalises Assam govt, Gold’s Gym for discriminating against person with cerebral palsy

HC said responses of Assam govt and Gold's Gym were “pathetic”. It has asked them to pay Rs 50,000 each to an NGO working for people with disabilities.

Supreme Court says BCCI ombudsman to reconsider quantum of punishment for Sreesanth

The top court on 15 March set aside the BCCI's order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in 2013 IPL spot fixing scandal.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to grant interim stay on operation of electoral bonds scheme

The Centre told the Supreme Court, which will hear the matter next week, that electoral bonds scheme was brought to check the flow of black money into political funding.

Married daughter is eligible for govt job of deceased father, says Uttarakhand HC

The high court held that just like a married son, a married daughter should also fall within the definition of her parents’ ‘family’.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court reserves verdict on whether CJI and SC are public authority under RTI Act

An apex court bench heard appeals against the Delhi high court's order, which states that the CJI's office comes under the RTI Act and is liable to part with information to RTI applicants.
A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Bombay high court allows aborting pregnancies older than 20 weeks without court permission

The Bombay high court ruled that pregnancies past the 20-week mark could be terminated without court permission if it risked the mental or physical health of the mother/foetus.
Allahabad High Court

Must stop when Hon’ble judges walk past: Allahabad High Court diktat for office bearers

Allahabad High Court registrar asks all court officers to pay ‘highest respect’ to judges as they walk the corridors of the court.
Vivek Oberoi in a poster of PM Narendra Modi | @vivekoberoi/Twitter

Supreme Court hearing on plea seeking delay in release of Modi biopic will be on 8 April

The film, PM Narendra Modi, starring actor Vivek Oberoi in Modi’s role was due for release on 5 April, less than a week before the elections begin.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.