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Media ‘freely commenting’ on sub judice matters can cause damage, Attorney General tells SC

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal made his comments to a bench that had assembled to hear the 2009 contempt case against advocate Prashant Bhushan.
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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.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.
File image of a sign outside the Income Tax office | Photo: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.