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Why I look forward to Prashant Bhushan’s contempt case hearing, if it’s full and fair

The decision by the Supreme Court to revive the 11-year old contempt case against Prashant Bhushan will finally answer long-pending questions about the functioning of the Indian judiciary.

‘Notorious student’, champion sportsperson, dog lover — SA Bobde takes oath as new CJI

Since his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2013, Bobde has been part of benches overseeing some of the most landmark cases in Indian jurisprudence.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo : Manish Mondal | ThePrint

Judicial independence, motive & purpose, surveillance — how SC argues for and against RTI

The top court has ruled that Chief Justice of India’s office comes under the ambit of the RTI Act. ThePrint brings you four highlights from the judgment.
Justice SA Bobde with his dog

In pictures: CJI-designate SA Bobde, a dog-lover and photography-enthusiast

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will take oath as Chief Justice of India next week.
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Justice SA Bobde appointed next Chief Justice of India, to take oath on 18 November

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde will succeed incumbent Ranjan Gogoi, who will retire on 17 November. Bobde will have a tenure of 17 months and would demit office on 23 April 2021.
Supreme Court gets three more judges | Manisha Mondal, ThePrint

Court vacancies, reforms: what chief ministers & judges must tackle when they meet this week

The chief justices-chief ministers’ conference is a rare forum where the executive and judiciary come together to talk about issues that matter to both.
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‘What kind of petition is this?’ SC pulls up petitioner for ‘defective plea’ on Article 370

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the plea filed by advocate M.L. Sharma has 'no meaning', and that it could be dismissed.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Courts, unlike govts, not bound by single hierarchy, must keep public faith: CJI Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said the right to adjudicate the affairs of citizens has an "element of divinity", and this privilege must be exercised with humility.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Gogoi says over 1000 cases pending for 50 years now, even more for the past 25 years

Taking about the volume of pending cases, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said about 90 lakh were civil cases, of which even summons hadn't been served in more than 20 lakh cases.
The Supreme Court of India denies woman the permission to terminate her baby| Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC collegium’s two new judge picks set to give India its second Dalit chief justice

If the Modi govt clears Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai's elevation, he will be on track to become India's second Dalit CJI after K.G. Balakrishnan.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.