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Judiciary

‘Protect judiciary from motivated, targeted attacks’: CJI tells lawyers on Constitution Day

CJI Ramana stressed that the most important feature of the Constitution is the fact that it provides a framework for debate that allows the nation to 'progress and evolve'.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana | Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

SC seeks Centre, Rakesh Asthana’s replies on plea against his appointment as Delhi Police chief

An NGO has filed a writ petition and an appeal against Rakesh Asthana's appointment days before his superannuation on 31 July. The apex court has sought the replies within two weeks.

Bombay HC commutes death penalty of 3 convicts to life in 2013 Shakti Mills gangrape case

The high court bench said death puts an end to the concept of repentance, adding that the convicts deserve imprisonment for life to repent the offence they committed.

‘Nobody has asked them to read it’: Delhi HC dismisses plea to ban Salman Khurshid’s new book

The petition demanded a ban on sale, purchase and circulation of the book 'Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times', said statements in it defamatory for the Hindu community.
Representational photo of smog in Delhi| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

SC re-imposes ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, directs states to pay affected workers

The top court also directed Commission for Air Quality Management to commission a study of air quality based on available data, bearing upon recorded levels of air pollution.
People wait outside a polling station in Agartala, on 25 November 2021 | PTI Photo

SC directs Centre to immediately deploy additional forces in Tripura as civic polls begin

Opposition TMC and CPI(M) told a Supreme Court bench that its candidates and supporters are allegedly not being allowed to cast votes in the Tripura municipal polls Thursday.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Postponing election extreme recourse’: SC refuses TMC’s plea to defer Tripura’s civic polls

The apex court directed reassessment of deployment of paramilitary forces in critical areas of the state and warned of coercive action if the directives are not followed scrupulously.
A model view of Delhi's proposed Central Vista | Twitter

SC rejects plea challenging change in land use for VP’s residence on Central Vista site

The apex court said that sufficient explanation has been offered by concerned authorities which justifies the change in land use of the plot from recreational area to residential.
File photo of Allahabad HC | Commons

‘Compels conversion, violates liberty’: Why Allahabad HC ripped into Special Marriage Act

Court was hearing petitions by 17 interfaith couples seeking protection from family and police harassment. It also gave rulings related to UP's anti-conversion law.
File image of Param Bir Singh | ANI photo

SC grants protection from arrest to ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh, asks him to join probe

A bench comprising Justices SK Kaul & MM Sundresh issued notices to the Uddhav Thackeray government, its DGP Sanjay Pande and the CBI on the former Mumbai police commissioner's plea.

On Camera

YourTurn

Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das | File photo | Bloomberg

RBI likely to keep lending rate at record low again over Omicron threat

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is scheduled to announce the monetary policy committee's decision in Mumbai Wednesday.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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