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File photo of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra

In the Supreme Court crisis, Tuesday might bring fresh fireworks

The Loya case being assigned to a particular bench by the CJI was one of the issues raised by the four protesting judges at their press conference Friday.
Anuj Loya, the son of deceased CBI court judge B.H. Loya, at the press conference.

My family and I have no suspicions about his death any more, says judge Loya’s son

Anuj, the son of the CBI court judge, held a press conference in which he said that the doubts the family had about the death earlier have been dispelled. 
A government school in Delhi

Muslim children being deprived of RTE, govt bodies seek advisory board’s intervention

Central Advisory Board of Education meets on 15 & 16 Jan, and a couple of issues highlighted by WCD ministry & NCPCR have been put on the agenda.
A view of Supreme Court of India | PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

No end to Supreme Court crisis as three of four judges who protested go out of town

Efforts to forge a consensus yield no results. Sources say Attorney General has advised CJI Dipak Misra to show restraint.
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Top online course provider edX coming soon to India

Harvard and MIT-founded edX in talks with Modi govt to provide 2,300 courses. These will be hosted on India’s own MOOC platform, SWAYAM.
Jallikattu

Animal welfare team to oversee Jallikattu told ‘a little bit of cruelty is alright’

The traditional Tamil sport takes place this weekend, and the convener of the team responsible to ensure this has called for a ‘balanced approach’ to cruelty.
Arun Mishra and Dipak Misra

Is this brother judge the real target of the 4 Supreme Court judges’ ire?

Justices Chelameshwar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph have accused the CJI of ‘selectively assigning’ cases. CJI has assigned Justice Arun Mishra some key cases.
Supreme Court judge Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph during a press conference

The four senior-most Supreme Court judges who have taken on the Chief Justice

Justices Chelameswar, Lokur, Gogoi, and Joseph held an unprecedented press conference Thursday to voice their disappointment with how the SC is being run.
Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar during a press conference at his residence

The Chief Justice is selectively assigning cases to benches of his preference: Full text

The full letter written by Justice Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur, and Kurian Joseph to the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
Kenneth I. Juster

‘America First’ & ‘Make in India’ won’t align perfectly, but co-op will grow: New US envoy

Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster lays out several areas for enhanced Indo-US cooperation, hopes to announce fighter jet and helicopter deals next year.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.