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Dalit judge now in line to be CJI as Supreme Court gets 4 new justices

Modi government clears collegium recommendations to appoint Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna to top court.
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Statements of rape, sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be taken at face value: Bar Council head

Bar Council of India chairman says relying on woman's statement alone goes against spirit of justice. Comment comes in wake of sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi.  
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC denies report that Justices Nariman & Chandrachud objected to CJI Gogoi probe panel

A newspaper report claimed Justices R.F. Nariman & D.Y. Chandrachud had asked panel not to continue proceedings ex parte, but SC says it’s ‘wholly incorrect’.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court crisis: These are the 16 Values of Judicial Life our judges swore to uphold

Supreme Court adopted a charter called the ‘Restatement of Values of Judicial Life’ on 7 May 1997. It serves as a guide for an independent & fair judiciary.
File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

Supreme Court wants CBI to provide evidence before interrogating Rajeev Kumar in chit fund case

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was earlier heading the West Bengal Police SIT probing the Saradha chit fund scam case.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Woman who accused CJI of sexual misconduct appears before in-house SC inquiry panel

The panel, comprising 3 Supreme Court judges, conducted its first sitting during which the woman & the court's secretary general appeared before it.
Supreme Court of India

SC orders inquiry headed by retired judge to probe conspiracy charges by lawyer Utsav Bains

SC says Justice A.K. Patnaik will only look into allegations of corruption in judiciary, not charges of sexual harassment against CJI. Chiefs of CBI, IB and Delhi Police to assist probe. 
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

3 SC judges to conduct in-house inquiry into allegation of sexual harassment against CJI

Justice SA Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, said he has decided to form a panel by inducting two apex court judges -- NV Ramana and Indira Banerjee.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to grant interim stay on operation of electoral bonds scheme

The Centre told the Supreme Court, which will hear the matter next week, that electoral bonds scheme was brought to check the flow of black money into political funding.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC holds off on referring plea on 10% quota for poorer general category to Constitution bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on 28 March to decide whether the matter should be referred to a Constitution bench.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.