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‘Is it done in such haste? With such tearing urgency?’ — SC questions govt on new EC’s appointment

Entire process done within 24 hrs, remarks court. But Attorney General asserts all processes were followed while considering, finalising Arun Goel’s name as election commissioner.

SC agrees to form constitution bench to hear petitions on polygamy, nikah halala

The court's direction came while dealing a petition seeking the declaration of polygamy and nikah halala, practised among Muslims, as illegal and unconstitutional.

Check if all bridges in state are okay, Gujarat HC tells govt after Morbi collapse kills 141

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court asked the Gujarat HC to monitor the probe into the Morbi bridge accident, and whether the families of victims had been adequately compensated.

‘Nothing to fear if no hanky-panky’: SC asks govt for file on new poll commissioner’s appointment

We are living in open democracy, Justice KM Joseph tells Attorney General to demand details of procedure being followed to make appointments. Arun Goel had taken VRS on Friday.

‘Mini trial by HC, Maoist links’: Why NIA wants Bhima Koregaon accused Teltumbde to stay in jail

The NIA has appealed to the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court's bail order last week for former management professor Anand Teltumbde, who is facing charges under UAPA.

‘Silence of the Constitution is being exploited,’ says SC on appointments of ECs, CECs

The top court was hearing a batch of pleas seeking a collegium-like system for the appointment of the CEC. The court pointed out that since 2004, no CEC has completed the six-year tenure.

Did you know women can’t accept court summons on behalf of others? SC to examine double standard

Advocate challenges constitutional validity of section 67 of Criminal Procedure Code, says it violates women’s right to equality, right to know and right to dignity.

Superseded & forced to work under male juniors, senior women Army officers move SC

MoD yet to form Selection Board for promotions despite SC’s two rulings on permanent commission, say women officers. This caused loss of financial benefits, study leave among others.

Seeking right to choose ‘dignified life’, farmers’ body opposes petition against GM mustard in SC

Shetkari Sanghatana files plea in case filed by activist Aruna Rodrigues, who sought ban on GM mustard. It cites Bt Cotton's success to push use of genetically modified crops.

‘Union not heard, foreign nationals’ — why Modi govt is opposing SC remission to Rajiv assassins

On 11 November SC ordered remission of sentence of 6 convicts facing life imprisonment in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's 1991 assassination. Following Union govt's plea, SC will now review order.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.