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Is former SC judge Kurian Joseph right in regretting striking down the NJAC act?

Justice Kurian Joseph has expressed ‘regret’ for his view on the National Judicial Appointments Commission, which he and three other judges struck down in 2015 as unconstitutional.
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Relaxing income criteria for judges’ post is case of overreach by Supreme Court collegium

It is doubtful if SC collegium’s non-transparent relaxation of income criteria will actually help cause of the marginalised.
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SC wanted to transfer Delhi HC judge, but put it on hold after dissent in collegium

The proposal to transfer Justice S. Muralidhar was discussed twice — first in December and then again in January, says a report.
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If collegium has its way, India could soon get its second Dalit CJI

India’s first Dalit CJI, K.G. Balakrishnan, retired on 11 May 2010. There’s been no Dalit judge in the Supreme Court since then.
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Ranjan Gogoi led the revolution in judiciary last year, as CJI he is now killing it

Who will hold a press conference now that CJI Ranjan Gogoi and his collegium are in the line of fire?
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Judge who hailed Modi as ‘hero’ is among four new Supreme Court judges

The addition of these four judges will take the strength of the Supreme Court to 28 judges, against a sanctioned total of 31.

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The quiet, unassuming judge at the centre of the row between Modi govt & Supreme Court

Justice K.M. Joseph, who became famous for standing up to the Modi government with his 2016 Uttarakhand judgment, enters the Supreme Court today.
PM Modi with CJI Dipak Misra

SC collegium bows to Modi govt, withdraws Bose’s name for Delhi HC CJ, reiterates Joseph

Instead wants to Centre to appoint him as Jharkhand CJ; collegium reiterates justice Joseph’s elevation. New Delhi: Buckling under pressure from the Modi government, the Supreme Court collegium has decided to withdraw its recommendation to appoint Calcutta High Court judge Aniruddha Bose as chief justice of the Delhi High Court. Instead, it has recommended that Bose be appointed the chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court. Changing its stance on Bose is a departure from past convention, when the collegium stood by its decisions even in the face of opposition from the government. ThePrint had first reported that the Modi government had rejected Bose’s elevation citing his lack of experience as a chief justice to handle such a prominent high court. The decision on Bose was taken earlier this week, along with a slew of other appointments and transfers. The collegium also reiterated its decision to elevate Uttarakhand High Court chief justice K.M. Joseph...

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?