Judiciary

File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

CBI wrongly hounding me over Saradha scam probe, former Kolkata top cop tells SC

Former police chief Rajeev Kumar claims the way CBI is targeting him seems to be the result of a conspiracy between BJP leaders Mukul Roy & Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Electoral bonds to stay, but SC asks parties to file all donation details by 30 May

Electoral bonds have been challenged in the Supreme Court on the grounds that they are 'an obscure funding system which is unchecked by any authority'.

How SC defended freedom of speech by pulling up Mamata govt for blocking satirical film

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court slammed the West Bengal govt for preventing the screening of Bhobishyoter Bhoot, and also imposed fines.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

‘Govt justified in sharing information with media if public interest outweighs harm’

Supreme Court has rejected Modi govt’s claim of ‘privilege’ over Rafale documents, and is set to examine the ‘stolen’ papers.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Lalu Yadav denied bail by Supreme Court in Rs 900-crore fodder scam case

A bench headed by CJI Rajan Gogoi rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea a day after the CBI strongly opposed it claiming he would conduct political activities.
Priya Ramani outside Patiala House Court | Suraj Singh Bisht / ThePrint

Defamation charges framed against journalist Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Former minister MJ Akbar filed a private criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexual misconduct last year.

SC will examine ‘stolen’ Rafale papers, rejects Modi govt objection to their use

As the Supreme Court takes up the review pleas, it will also examine the selection of Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as an offsets partner in the Rafale deal.
High Court

Delhi HC directs Modi govt to extend RTE till Class 12 to save poor children from eviction

Delhi High Court asks central government to consider extending provision, direct it to file an affidavit within two weeks. 
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Woman abused by husband can file 498A complaint at place where they seek refuge: SC

Supreme Court makes it clear that the complaint need not be filed at the place where husband's home is located.  

Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, Randeep Surjewala asked to appear before court in defamation case

The criminal defamation suit was filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank & its chairman last year after the Congress leaders reportedly alleged the bank's involvement in a scam.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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.