Monday, 22 January, 2018

Policy

An infrastructure project completed by Chinese firm CHEC

Blow to Beijing: Bangladesh blacklists Chinese infrastructure firm

Dhaka’s move hurts China’s strategic play in South Asia & underscores the frustration among smaller countries over China’s strong-arm project financing methods.
Oberoi Sukhvillas, New Chandigarh

Chandigarh makes NYT ‘52 Places to Go’ list, with a little help from Sukhbir...

The Oberoi Sukhvilas resort, 30 km from the city, is listed as a major tourist attraction. It is owned by Sukhbir Badal and run by the Oberoi Group.
File photo of CJI Dipak Misra

Judges who revolted give Chief Justice list of complaints, but standoff prevails

Justice Jasti Chelameswar travels out of the capital further delaying resolution of crisis in the Supreme Court.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddh

‘One nation, one election’: This BJP MP is trying to get all political parties...

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini organising a seminar on 20 & 21 January, political leaders and NITI Aayog vice-chairman set to attend.
Soldiers

Hafiz Saeed & Salahuddin among 12 in NIA charge sheet in J&K terror funding...

Many Hurriyat office-bearers also named alongside LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen chiefs, NIA says it has definite evidence of cross-LoC funding

After Ahmed Patel’s election drama, poll panel changes Rajya Sabha voting process

After the fracas during the Gujarat Rajya Sabha poll, Election Commission decides on a new polling station layout for future elections. New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) seems to have learnt its lessons...
Supreme Court of India

Top lawyer petitions Supreme Court to begin live telecast of its proceedings

Petition argues that live proceedings will help citizens get information on important cases first-hand, rather than relying on third parties.
Representative image of domestic violence

52% Indian women think it’s okay for their husbands to beat them. Only 42%...

Data from the National Family Health Survey found that the number of men who say physical abuse is justified has fallen faster over the past 10 years. 

Now, MCI counsel writes to five senior-most judges in defence of CJI

Vikas Singh, also president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, rebutted Prashant Bhushan’s request seeking an in-house probe into the CJI’s actions.
Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar during a press conference at his residence

Justice Chelameswar does not attend court, no breakthrough in sight for SC crisis

The possible reassigning of judge Loya's case not seen as a step towards resolving the crisis between the CJI and the four senior judges.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.

Talk Point: Can the disqualification of 20 Delhi MLAs trigger public sympathy for AAP?

The Delhi High Court is set to hear the case of disqualification of  20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs by the nation’s President for holding an office of profit. ThePrint asks experts to weigh in.