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How SC wants to streamline tribunal appointments even if govt objects to court’s choice

SC devises mechanism for tribunal appointments after being informed that Appointments Committee of Cabinet cleared only 22 of 41 names approved in 2019 by panel led by SC judge.

How ‘Bangladeshi citizen’ Alo Rani Sarkar fought West Bengal polls, moved HC against BJP rival

Calcutta HC decided Friday that Sarkar had been a citizen of Bangladesh when she fought 2021 assembly elections & petitioned against BJP MLA Swapan Majumdar for alleged poll irregularities.

Shots fired to kill — Why ‘Hyderabad encounter’ panel wants 10 cops booked for murder

SC-appointed panel, in its report submitted in court, said accused were ‘deliberately fired upon with an intent to cause their death’. SC has transferred case to Telangana High Court.

‘Peace uppermost on our minds’ — why SC transferred Gyanvapi mosque civil suit to senior judge

The bench was hearing appeal filed by the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid against Allahabad High April order on mosque survey.

SC moves 2019 ‘Hyderabad encounter’ case involving gang rape-murder suspects to Telangana HC

Four men accused of raping & killing Hyderabad veterinarian were shot dead by police in December 2019, when they allegedly tried to escape from custody.

SC panel recommends murder charges for cops who ‘encountered’ 4 gangrape accused in Hyderabad

The top court committee was tasked to probe the circumstances that led to the deaths of the men accused in the 2019 gangrape and murder of 27-year-old veterinarian.

Why Supreme Court allowed OBC quota in local body polls for MP, but not Maharashtra

Court had earlier directed MP and Maharashtra to complete ‘triple-test’ procedure to enable OBC reservations in local polls. This Wednesday it gave the green signal to MP alone.

GST Council recommendations not binding, says SC, would ‘disrupt fiscal federalism’ if so treated

A bench of justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant & Vikram Nath upheld 2020 Gujarat HC judgment in favour of importers challenging levying of GST on grounds that they had paid customs duty.

SC extends time for submitting probe report on use of Israeli spyware Pegasus

The top court said the technical committee has been examining 29 'infected' mobile phones for the spyware and has also recorded statements of people, including journalists.

Sidhu gets year in jail for 1988 road rage, SC cites young cricketer’s ‘edge’ over elderly victim

A two-judge bench was hearing a review petition filed by victim Gurnam Singh’s family, challenging the Supreme Court’s May 2018 order that exonerated Sidhu.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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