Judiciary

A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Muslim couple moves Supreme Court seeking entry of women in mosques

The Pune-based couple said there is nothing in the Quran that opposes women entering mosques and offering prayers.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC unhappy with poll body’s action on hate speech violations amid Mayawati-Adityanath issue

The top court has decided to examine the contention that the poll panel has limited legal powers to deal with hate speech in election campaigns.

Supreme Court seeks Rahul Gandhi’s explanation over remarks against PM Modi on Rafale case

Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, alleged Rahul Gandhi had incorrectly claimed that the Supreme Court had said "Chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hain".
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.
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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.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

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.