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Calcutta High Court declares Mamata Banerjee’s pet project ‘duare ration’ illegal

A division bench felt the project ‘transgressed the limit of delegation’, and was not enabled by the National Food Security Act.

Over 7 lakh watch as SC starts live-streaming hearings. ‘Real’ Sena tussle rakes in most views

Other proceedings live-streamed included hearing on 103rd Constitutional Amendment and challenge to All India Bar Exam. Blow to team Thackeray, no stay on ECI hearing Shinde’s plea.

What is Chhattisgarh’s ‘PDS scam’ & why ED wants SC to allow a CBI investigation into it

Alleged PDS scam was unearthed in 2015 by Chhattisgarh's Anti-Corruption Bureau. SC will hear ED's plea to transfer the probe to CBI on 26 September.

Apex table tennis body ‘reduced to a courier service’ — what court-appointed panel found

In its report to the Delhi HC, the committee flagged major flaws in the governance of Table Tennis Federation of India and suggested systemic reforms in its functioning.

After BMC ‘no’, Team Thackeray gets Bombay High Court nod for Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park

Both warring factions of the Shiv Sena had staked claim on the Shivaji Park function, an annual affair since the party’s inception in 1966.

FIR to get an abortion, reporting teens dating — why courts find POCSO’s section 19 problematic

From time to time, courts have highlighted how it's difficult to apply the act in cases when teenagers are involved. Consensual relationships & local customs are also grey areas.

Govt a ‘mute witness’ to hate speech problem, says SC, suggests Vishaka-like code for TV debates

The problem persists despite a provision to penalise violators, says the top court. It was hearing a plea to bar candidates who deliver hate speeches from contesting polls.

‘Rs 7-8 lakh was going rate for teacher’s post,’ says ED chargesheet in Bengal SSC case

ED claims 'common people' had to pay lakhs for jobs in schools when Partha Chatterjee was Bengal education minister, alleges he used shell companies to launder ‘tainted money’.

‘Women fighting against hijab in Islamic countries’: Karnataka cites Iran to back its case in SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was arguing Karnataka govt’s stand that hijab ban in pre-university colleges in state wasn't unconstitutional & didn't violate right to speech or privacy.

Supreme Court upholds validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act, dismisses SGPC plea

The judgement came on a 2014 plea filed by Harbhajan Singh who contended against the committee on the basis of Section 72 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act.

On Camera

YourTurn

CDS Lt Gen Anil Chauhan has a lot to do. But first, fast track what Gen Bipin Rawat started

The fact that the Narendra Modi government waited nine months to appoint Gen Anil Chauhan as the second CDS shows that it has complete faith and trust in him.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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