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SC strikes down Finance Act rules for tribunals, asks Modi govt to frame afresh

5-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi also says validity of passage of Finance Act, 2017 as Money Bill should be decided by larger bench.
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CJI office comes under RTI Act, says Supreme Court

Announcing the verdict, five-judge SC bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi says judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand.
A group photo of the five-judge bench comprised of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (C) flanked by (L-R) Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Justice S Abdul Nazeer after delivering the verdict on Ayodhya land case, at Supreme Court in New Delhi on 9 Nov 2019 | Photo: PTI

Security of 5 judges enhanced after Ayodhya verdict, officials say its precautionary

Additional troops have been deployed at the residences of the five judges —Gogoi, Bobde, Chandrachud, Bhushan & Nazeer — who delivered the verdict Saturday.

Ayodhya through the ages: A timeline of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute

Supreme Court verdict puts an end to the contentious land dispute dating a couple of centuries back.
Police personnel on guard in Ayodhya ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, on 9 November 2019 | Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Here’s why Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict differed with Allahabad High Court’s 2010 ruling

Supreme Court bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi ruled there was little doubt the disputed Ayodhya site was used by both Hindus and Muslims. And yet it gave the land to Hindus.
File photo of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CJI Gogoi to take Ayodhya-bench judges for dinner to unwind after verdict

Supreme Court has issued its verdict in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi case, paving the way for a Ram temple at the disputed site.
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CJI Gogoi’s ‘unprecedented’ meeting with UP officials ahead of Ayodhya verdict draws flak

SC is set to deliver Ayodhya verdict Saturday, but Gogoi’s meeting with officials is being criticised as the judiciary stepping into executive domain.
Paramilitary personnel in Ayodhya Wednesday | Photo: ANI

CJI Gogoi meets UP chief secretary, DGP to review security detail ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Judgment in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute is expected before November 17 when Justice Gogoi's tenure as the CJI ends.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Chauffeur-driven car, secretary, peons — what Gauhati HC will give CJI Gogoi when he retires

Among retired judges ThePrint spoke to, there wasn’t much clarity on whether such benefits being extended to a retired CJI by parent HC were the norm or not.
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Armchair commentators, media distorted picture of NRC, says CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Speaking at a book launch, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said NRC was meant to ‘allay rumours’ & give some certainty on illegal immigration.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.