Friday, March 24, 2023


‘You have 80k cops. How did Amritpal Singh escape?’ Court asks Punjab govt; borders alerted

CM Bhagwant Mann thanked state’s ‘3 crore people’ Tuesday for cooperating in search. Internet, phone services were suspended for 3 days after radical preacher gave cops the slip.

‘Advocacy best profession to raise voice,’ says Kerala’s first transgender lawyer Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi, 27, was enrolled with the Bar Council of Kerala Sunday. She says her family and her teachers have been extremely supportive throughout her journey so far.

Why CJI has again advocated ending ‘sealed cover’ practice in SC: ‘There can’t be secrecy in court’

Indian courts accept confidential information from govt agencies in sealed covers, accessible only to judges. An SC bench Monday refused to accept such a submission from central govt.

Woman moves SC to postpone news broadcast on Air India urination case

In her petition, the 72-year-old woman asserted that media reportage had ‘caused immense mental agony’ to her and affected her right to live with dignity, as guaranteed by Article 21.

‘Sealed covers’ contrary to fair justice, observes Supreme Court, wants to end practice

Hearing case on OROP arrears disbursement, the top court refused to accept the Centre’s sealed-cover submission, saying there can’t be secrecy in court.

Haryana Assembly invokes Keshav Singh case – how pamphlet led to 1964 judiciary-legislature clash

Vidhan Sabha passes resolution stating ‘courts can’t look into proceedings of House’ & dismisses HC notice issued to Speaker over Chautala plea as ‘an act of interference’.

UP power strike: HC says ‘national interest compromised’, issues warrants against union leaders

Allahabad HC issues contempt notices against 29 office bearers of U.P. Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti who it noted ‘actively participated in convening of the strike call’.

Digitising over 3,000 cr records, pushing online hearings — Modi govt’s plan for eCourts Phase III

Phase III, likely to be rolled out this yr, envisions a more accessible and efficient justice system. Officials say an important part of this is to make courts paperless.

‘You didn’t want to face trust vote’: SC says no to reinstating Uddhav govt in fight with Shinde faction

Govt has to be accountable to & must have faith of House, says CJI Chandrachud-led bench, asks why governor can't look at numbers when MLAs withdraw support to a leader.

‘Blacklist’ tag, mass protests in J&K, postponed exams — all about the Aptech controversy

On 14 March, J&K administration postponed its services selection board recruitment tests. This came amid protests by aspirants against its decision to hire the firm Aptech to conduct exams.

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of France Emmanuel Macron | ANI Photo

India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen...

The IAF's revised doctrine aims to transition India from an air power to an aerospace power. But can India do it by itself in time and cost-effectively?
The logos of Boeing and Airbus | Representational image | Reuters

‘Time has come’ for Airbus, Boeing to set up jet assembly...

The civil aviation minister said conditions were ripe for a 'leap of faith' by both jet makers as India's fast-growing aeronautical industry reaches an 'inflection point'.


Indian Army and Air force jawans part of Vayu Prahar exercise | Photo: Twitter/@PBNS_India

With joint ‘Vayu Prahar’ exercise in eastern sector, Army & Air...

Conducted in '2nd week of March', the joint exercise included air-land operations in a nominated advance landing ground & 'contingency tasks' in challenging high-altitude terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

You’ve heard of jobless growth. But Tata, Birla, Ambani, Adani, have...

Modi govt's thrust on manufacturing is much-needed but it is pushing Indian manufacturing in the direction of outsourcing, same as our services industry.