Governance

Supreme Court of India

This is how political parties can dodge SC’s interim judgment on electoral bonds

Legally, only SBI, which sells electoral bonds, is expected to have details of donors. So, political parties could claim ignorance on who donated to them.
A Jet Airways aircraft at an airport. Under the UDAN scheme, the government has reached out to private airlines to operate between smaller cities | Commons

DGCA to seek concrete & credible revival plan from Jet Airways, says official

A senior official of the aviation regulatory body also said that DGCA will extend help within the regulatory framework to help restart Jet Airways.
An Airbus a320 neo

Inside story of why DGCA is conducting a safety audit of Indigo’s A320neo Airbus planes

Since 2017, Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320neos have faced emergency landings, smoke-filled cabins and many questions about passenger safety.
BJP candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, with BJP vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan

What trial court judge said about Sadhvi Pragya while charging her in Malegaon blast case

In his 2017 order, the Mumbai judge noted there was sufficient material to frame charges against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
Poster of the film PM Narendra Modi

War of words breaks out between former civil servants over Modi biopic & EC credibility

A second group of ex-civil servants has written to President Ram Nath Kovind to ‘counter’ the first group’s allegation last week that the EC was ‘weak-kneed’.
IndiGo airlines has been facing mid-air glitches with planes fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines | Representative image /Flickr

IndiGo gets show-cause notice from DGCA over Pratt & Whitney engine issue

The aviation regulator issued the show-cause notice to IndiGo's operations and engineering officials, and also conducted a safety audit.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

NaMo TV cannot air election material during silence period as per poll law: Election Commission

The poll body has asked Delhi's chief electoral officer to ensure that its directions are followed by NaMo TV in each of the remaining 6 phases of the ongoing elections.
AugustaWestland

AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel wants a week’s bail for Easter

Christian Michel moves bail plea in a Delhi court, submitting he ‘wishes to attend the holy mass on the Easter day’. His plea will be heard Thursday.

Jammu-Srinagar highway restrictions temporarily relaxed for civilians with no convoys scheduled

Earlier this month on 7 April, civilian traffic had been restricted on the highway for twice a week until 31 May to enable smooth movement of security envoys.
Johnson and Johnson Inc. building

After J&J implant row, govt plans to hire 750 officers to regulate medical devices

Plan is to hire these officers, who will exclusively regulate sale of medical devices such as coronary stents & hip implants, through a written exam conducted by UPSC.

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.