Judiciary

CBI

Supreme Court won’t interfere in Nageswara Rao’s appointment as CBI interim director

Supreme Court says 'no interference is called for' as the Modi government has since appointed a full-time director of the agency.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC dials police after HC judges get calls from man impersonating Chief Justice of India

Latest revelations come a week after the top court sacked two court masters for allegedly tampering with a court order involving Anil Ambani.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Chief Information Commissioner to have same status as CEC, rules Supreme Court

Court issues directions to Modi government to bring greater transparency in appointment of CIC and Information Commissioners.

SC blow for Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi govt, rules Centre controls anti-corruption bureau

Two-judge Supreme Court bench delivers split verdict on key issue of transfer and control of the bureaucracy.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

TN lawyer moves SC against ‘double life’ ban, says being punished for exposing court graft

The Tamil Nadu lawyer claims to have evidence to suggest the judge who acquitted the accused in the 2004 Sankararaman murder was bribed.
File photo of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao

SC held ex-CBI interim chief M. Nageshwar Rao in contempt — and told him to sit in a corner

M. Nageshwar Rao and CBI's director of prosecution, S. Bhasuran, were held in contempt for transferring joint director A.K. Sharma against SC orders.
File photo of Interim director of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao in New Delhi | Arun Sharma/PTI

Top CBI officer Nageswara Rao fined Rs 1 lakh for disobeying Supreme Court order

The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Nageswara Rao for transferring CBI joint director A.K. Sharma who was probing the Bihar shelter home sexual assault cases.
Despite being a major litigant in courts, the government holds the power to offer post-retirement position to judges (Representational image)

No cooling-off period for retired judges, Modi govt tells Parliament

In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the government simply says legislations allow appointment of retired judges.
PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

After CBI row, Modi & Mamata govts spar over Calcutta High Court bench in north Bengal

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court last week, at an event with no West Bengal government representative.
Elementary school students

UP officials’ kids don’t go to govt schools, so chief secretary gets SC contempt notice

Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice against UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey for failing to implement the 2015 Allahabad High Court order.

On Camera

File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook

Who wants an ‘Islamic President’ in Pakistan and where does Imran Khan fit in?

Imran Khan’s PTI colleagues are campaigning for a so-called Islamic Presidential System where the Supreme Leader will have absolute power.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.