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Hindu groups move SC challenging govt’s 1993 acquisition of land around Ram Janmabhoomi

Hindu Mahasabha & Sanathan Dharm have filed separate pleas, seeking the right to pray on the land surrounding the disputed site in Ayodhya.

CBI’s Saradha scam probe is not being monitored by Supreme Court

The Saradha ponzi scam is back in the limelight with Mamata Banerjee’s showdown with a CBI team seeking to question the Kolkata police commissioner.

Supreme Court asks Sahara chief Subrata Roy to appear before it on 28 February

Six months were given to Sahara to arrange Rs 25,700 crore to return to its investors but the group deposited only Rs 15,000 crore, said the court.

From Ayodhya title dispute to CBI row, when Supreme Court judges refused to hear a case

In majority of recusals, SC judges have not given reasons but in instances where they have, they range from conflict of interest to personal issues.

SC judge cites friendship with interim CBI chief, steps away from plea on his ouster

Justice N.V. Ramana is the third SC judge to recuse himself from hearing a petition challenging M. Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief.

Priya Ramani summoned in MJ Akbar defamation case for her allegations of sexual conduct

Ramani and other women have accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo movement in India.

Justice Murlidhar, the Delhi HC judge whose transfer split Supreme Court collegium

The Delhi HC judge, known for 'bold pronouncements', is at the heart of the latest row in the judiciary as proposals to transfer him have been stalled.

Larger Supreme Court bench to hear plea against Sanskrit shlokas, Hindi prayer at KVs

An advocate has challenged a policy tweak that made it compulsory for students of all KVs to chant Sanskrit shlokas and a Hindi prayer in the morning assembly.

SC wanted to transfer Delhi HC judge, but put it on hold after dissent in collegium

The proposal to transfer Justice S. Muralidhar was discussed twice — first in December and then again in January, says a report.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi reconstitutes 5-judge bench for Ayodhya bench

Besides CJI Gogoi, others in the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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