Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Judiciary

SC sets aside BCCI’s life ban on former cricketer Sreesanth in IPL spot-fixing case

A two-judge bench said BCCI's disciplinary committee may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to S Sreesanth.
Election officials collect their Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from a distribution centre ahead of the Assembly elections in Jabalpur

Over 20 opposition parties move SC seeking vote verification for Lok Sabha polls

The matter has been listed for Friday before a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led bench. In its plea, opposition raises same issues it listed before EC in February.
In this Feb 19, 2007 file photo, police inspect the burnt coaches of Samjhauta Express at Deewana village near Panipat

Lawyers strike in Panchkula pushes Samjhauta blast case hearing to March 18

Local lawyers went on an indefinite strike on March 12 in protest against a judicial magistrate's alleged misbehavior with an advocate.
File photo of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu | Facebook

Woman claims Arunachal CM raped her when she was a minor, moves SC for police protection

The woman, in a plea before SC, says Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and three others raped her in July 2008 in the border district of Tawang.
Punjab and Haryana High Court | sssc.gov.in

Modi govt likely to red-flag most of 8 lawyers Punjab & Haryana High Court wants as judges

The list of eight nominees has raised concerns in the Modi govt after a background check revealed 'integrity issues' and nepotism concerns.
Sriram Panchu (Left), Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Middle), F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla (Right)

SC-appointed mediation panel on Ayodhya to meet for first time tomorrow

Former SC judge K.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, chairman of the panel, has asked all advocates on record to appear before it at Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court asks Modi govt about compliance status of its poll reforms order

SC asks if Modi govt has devised a mechanism to examine MPs and MLAs who declared an exponential rise in their assets.

Madras HC judge pulls up court registrar for not installing CCTV cameras in his chamber

Justice S.M. Subramaniam says ‘it’s a painful situation’ that even after 4 weeks no work was done, assures he is willing to pay if there’s an issue of funds.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC holds off on referring plea on 10% quota for poorer general category to Constitution bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on 28 March to decide whether the matter should be referred to a Constitution bench.
Sriram Panchu (Left), Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Middle), F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla (Right)

Spiritual guru, ace mediator & retired judge — panel SC hopes will resolve Ayodhya dispute

F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & Sriram Panchu were named by SC as the mediation panel to resolve Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.