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The Supreme Court registry & its little-known but powerful head at the centre of strife

The four protesting judges say while CJI is master of the roster, Misra is breaching protocol by ‘selectively assigning cases’ to ‘preferred benches’.
The Mahar Regiment with Dr B. R. Ambedkar

Indian Army’s Mahar regiment: Home to two army chiefs and a Param Vir Chakra

The Mahar regiment has had a circuitous journey — from serving the British during the Anglo-Maratha wars to its distinguished service post-Independence. At the centre...
A picture of the Supreme Court beside a picture of Late Kapila Hingorani in black and white

‘Mother of PILs’ Kapila Hingorani becomes first woman to have her portrait in SC library

Hingorani was one of only three female lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court in her time, and changed Indian jurisprudence by filing the first PIL in 1979.
People at a commemoration for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

These documents show how India and Union Carbide colluded on the Bhopal Gas tragedy

Documents accessed by ThePrint shows how GoI and Union Carbide played blame game while the victims still await justice.
Opposed by BJP many times, Karnataka assembly clears anti-black magic bill

Opposed by BJP many times, anti-black magic bill tabled in Karnataka assembly

The bill seeks to abolish, among others, the controversial practice of ‘Made Snana’, a ritual that involves people rolling over banana leaves with food left over by Brahmins.
Four men

The Quad: A partnership to address the changed geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

India, Japan, Australia, and the US attended the ASEAN-India Summit and the East Asia Summit in Manila, and the Quad may be formalised soon.
Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping’s second term in China: What it could mean for India and the world

The 19th Party Congress has brought in some sweeping changes, but important questions remain over the economic and foreign policies of China.
US deploys missile defence system at South Korean golf course

Facing North Korea threat, US deploys missile defence system in S Korea

The US THAAD system’s missiles have a range of 200 km and can reach a height of 150 km to destroy incoming missiles from an adversary like North Korea.

RS poll victory may not change Ahmed Patel’s tenuous relationship with Rahul Gandhi

Despite a somewhat smooth working relationship, Rahul's official Twitter handle remained silent, with no customary congratulatory message for Patel after he scraped through. Ruhi Tewari

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.