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Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking 100% match of EVMs & voter audit slips

A Chennai based organisation had filed a public interest litigation seeking the audit which the Supreme Court said was nonsense.
Young lawyers outside the Supreme Court

What are vacation benches & why some judges work when SC’s on a summer break

The SC is on a nearly 50-day summer break this year, when vacation benches, manned by at least 2 judges, will hear urgent & regular matters.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi in Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Neighbourhood RWAs face greater scrutiny than political parties in democratic India

SC’s handling of CJI sexual harassment and Modi regime’s easing of norms for anonymous political funding are examples of a system upside down.
Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley during a press conference

No differences between Attorney General & govt over CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s case: Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley said the news of a discord with the with Attorney General K.K. Venugopal were motivated and incorrect.
Ranjan Gogoi

Election Commission’s ‘clean chit’ machine and Mumbai Indians now ‘own’ Chepauk

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Complainant against CJI Gogoi demands copy of probe report that gave him clean chit

The former SC employee, who accused CJI Gogoi of sexual harassment, said she was ‘shocked’ that the probe panel found ‘no substance’ in her complaint.

Lawyers, activists protest outside SC over clean chit to CJI Gogoi, demand his resignation

Police had detained 55 protesters, but later released all of them. The security in and around the Supreme Court has been tightened to prevent further protests.
Young lawyers outside the Supreme Court

In sexual misconduct probe, Supreme Court should have at least appeared just

The Supreme Court lost the perception battle due to the manner in which the three-member committee gave the clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
scales of justice

Indian society must find ways to hold ‘privileged’ judicial community accountable

India’s legal community operates like a self-serving guild enjoying influence and privilege at the cost of the society.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare 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.