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Won’t betray collegium trust but recent decisions disappointing: Retired SC judge Lokur

Retired judge breaks silence on judge elevation row, says not aware of additional material that could have led to collegium rescinding December decision.

Bar Council asks Modi for Rs 50,000-crore allocation in Budget for lawyers’ welfare

In letter to Modi, BCI lists 10 demands for welfare of advocates, including an insurance cover of Rs 20 lakh and stipend for ‘needy new entrants’.

SC grants bail to 4 rioters convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre

The rioting had taken place on February 28, 2002, in the Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad where a mob had killed 97 people.

SC quashes Modi govt appeal, university teaching jobs to have department-wise quotas

The apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court's 2017 order in the matter. It is feared that the number of reserved posts will now come down.

SC’s newest judges had set aside AAP MLA disqualification, ruled fashion shows are taxable

Supreme Court got 2 new judges Friday — Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Delhi High Court judge Sanjiv Khanna.

Supreme Court judges unhappy as collegium ignores seniority in judge selection

In light of the collegium decision, Supreme Court judges are reportedly discussing ways to protect 'institutional decisions'.

Prevent ‘another historical blunder’: Ex-judge to President on names cleared by SC collegium

Former judge Kailash Gambhir flags Supreme Court collegium’s elevation of judges Khanna and Maheshwari, wants President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene. 

Hearing in sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar & others on 19 January

The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar and others for supporting seditious slogans raised in JNU in February 2016.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi says task of judge is to sit with text of law in context of life

Speaking at a book release on former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal, he said that most of the people who studied law are oblivious of the experiences of the ordinary people who seek justice from the court.

SC issues notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced for the death of five Sikhs and the burning down of a gurudwara in Delhi.

On Camera

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A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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