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Chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa | supremecourt.gov.pk

Pakistan’s new chief justice is showing signs of an old habit – siding with the military

Chief Justice Khosa’s allegiance to the Bajwa doctrine can spell fresh crisis for Pakistan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

The Age of Nisar: How Pakistan’s celebrity chief justice chose activism over judiciary

Dressed in a conservative suit and trademark dark glasses, Nisar soon became a troubleshooter for the state and the society alike.
CJI Dipak Misra | PTI

Not Aadhaar or adultery, CJI Dipak Misra will be best remembered for his controversies

Hallmark of CJI Dipak Misra's reign is the controversies he tangled Supreme Court in.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court | Wikimedia Commons

As collegium member, HC judge cleared names last year. Now he wants them recalled

Punjab & Haryana HC judge Ajay Kumar Mittal wrote to the Union law minister on 30 May saying some of the names don’t merit appointment as high court judges.
Supreme Court of India | PTI

Judges’ appointment: Putting the debate in historical and political contexts

‘Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court of India’ comes at a moment when the contours of independent judiciary are consistently being contested.
CJI infront of Supreme Court of India

Can the ‘Chief’ in Chief Justice of India please stand up & be counted

CJI Misra has a full range of options to choose from, but inaction is the worst of them, with unforeseen, presumably undesirable consequences.
Supreme Court judge Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph during a press conference

The revolt by four Supreme Court judges just made it easier for the Modi govt to step in

As one controversy after another has shown, there is no longer much credibility for the judiciary to lose.

It’s time the Supreme Court went live, your lordships

Pressure on judiciary to be transparent has resulted in a travesty – a pilot project in two district courts where proceedings will be recorded without audio.
Supreme court building

Judges bribery allegations: SC junks petition seeking judicial probe

The petition had sought that a special investigative team headed by a former chief justice of SC to replace the ongoing CBI probe.
Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Chelameswar

CJI’s action on bribery charge is SC’s biggest-ever crisis, and it comes from within

CJI has the power to decide who will hear a case. But he is still expected to exercise it fairly, especially when there is an obvious conflict of interest.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.