Judiciary

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Delhi HC directs Modi govt to extend RTE till Class 12 to save poor children from eviction

Delhi High Court asks central government to consider extending provision, direct it to file an affidavit within two weeks. 
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Woman abused by husband can file 498A complaint at place where they seek refuge: SC

Supreme Court makes it clear that the complaint need not be filed at the place where husband's home is located.  

Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, Randeep Surjewala asked to appear before court in defamation case

The criminal defamation suit was filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank & its chairman last year after the Congress leaders reportedly alleged the bank's involvement in a scam.
Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipur HC orders release of journalist detained under NSA for slamming Modi, RSS

Kishorechandra Wangkhem was detained for airing a video on social media in which he spoke out against PM Modi, Manipur CM and the RSS.
A security personnel stands guard on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar | S. Irfan | PTI

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal moves J&K High Court against highway ban

The ban, Shah Faesal has argued, violates the fundamental rights of citizens, including those to life, health, education and livelihood.
Guahati High Court | Commons

HC penalises Assam govt, Gold’s Gym for discriminating against person with cerebral palsy

HC said responses of Assam govt and Gold's Gym were “pathetic”. It has asked them to pay Rs 50,000 each to an NGO working for people with disabilities.

Supreme Court says BCCI ombudsman to reconsider quantum of punishment for Sreesanth

The top court on 15 March set aside the BCCI's order imposing a life ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in 2013 IPL spot fixing scandal.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to grant interim stay on operation of electoral bonds scheme

The Centre told the Supreme Court, which will hear the matter next week, that electoral bonds scheme was brought to check the flow of black money into political funding.

Married daughter is eligible for govt job of deceased father, says Uttarakhand HC

The high court held that just like a married son, a married daughter should also fall within the definition of her parents’ ‘family’.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court reserves verdict on whether CJI and SC are public authority under RTI Act

An apex court bench heard appeals against the Delhi high court's order, which states that the CJI's office comes under the RTI Act and is liable to part with information to RTI applicants.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.