Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Judiciary

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. 
File image of Kanhaiya Kumar | Commons

Hearing in sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar & others on 19 January

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for supporting seditious slogans raised in JNU in February 2016.
File photo of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

CJI Ranjan Gogoi says task of judge is to sit with text of law in context of life

Speaking at a book release on former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal, he said that most of the people who studied law are oblivious of the experiences of the ordinary people who seek justice from the court.
Sajjan Kumar

SC issues notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced for the death of five Sikhs and the burning down of a gurudwara in Delhi.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court gives 6 weeks to Modi govt to reply on PIL against snooping notification

According to the notification, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are empowered for computer interception and analysis.
The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to quash FIR against activist Anand Teltumbde in Bhima-Koregaon case

The apex court also extended Teltumbde's interim protection from arrest by four weeks.

After ThePrint report, SC judge Sikri rejects Modi govt’s post-retirement job offer

Justice A.K. Sikri, a member of the panel that ousted Alok Verma as CBI director, had drawn a lot of flak after ThePrint reported the job offer.
Alok Verma | Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images

Justice Sikri, whose vote decided Alok Verma’s fate, gets Modi govt nod for plum posting

Justice Sikri was part of the three-member panel that decided to remove Alok Verma as CBI chief this month.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.