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Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Former SC judge P.C. Ghose likely to be India’s first Lokpal

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act was notified in early 2014, but no one has been appointed to the post.
An election official demonstrates the working of a Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail | PTI

Supreme Court asks EC to respond to Opposition demanding counting of VVPAT slips

Several opposition leaders, including CMs of Andhra and Delhi, have asked for the of counting VVPAT slips of 50% of the EVMs that will be used in the Lok Sabha polls before declaring results.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

No ex-CJI or sitting SC judge on Lokpal shortlist as Modi-led panel meets to pick members

Search committee shortlist includes more than 20 names, but Lokpal selection panel — that will meet today — can pick members from outside the list too.

SC sets aside BCCI’s life ban on former cricketer Sreesanth in IPL spot-fixing case

A two-judge bench said BCCI's disciplinary committee may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to S Sreesanth.
Election officials collect their Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from a distribution centre ahead of the Assembly elections in Jabalpur

Over 20 opposition parties move SC seeking vote verification for Lok Sabha polls

The matter has been listed for Friday before a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led bench. In its plea, opposition raises same issues it listed before EC in February.
In this Feb 19, 2007 file photo, police inspect the burnt coaches of Samjhauta Express at Deewana village near Panipat

Lawyers strike in Panchkula pushes Samjhauta blast case hearing to March 18

Local lawyers went on an indefinite strike on March 12 in protest against a judicial magistrate's alleged misbehavior with an advocate.
File photo of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu | Facebook

Woman claims Arunachal CM raped her when she was a minor, moves SC for police protection

The woman, in a plea before SC, says Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and three others raped her in July 2008 in the border district of Tawang.
Punjab and Haryana High Court | sssc.gov.in

Modi govt likely to red-flag most of 8 lawyers Punjab & Haryana High Court wants as judges

The list of eight nominees has raised concerns in the Modi govt after a background check revealed 'integrity issues' and nepotism concerns.
Sriram Panchu (Left), Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Middle), F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla (Right)

SC-appointed mediation panel on Ayodhya to meet for first time tomorrow

Former SC judge K.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, chairman of the panel, has asked all advocates on record to appear before it at Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court asks Modi govt about compliance status of its poll reforms order

SC asks if Modi govt has devised a mechanism to examine MPs and MLAs who declared an exponential rise in their assets.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?