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Casteist judges? Justice V. Chitambaresh wasn’t the first, he won’t be the last

CJI Gogoi must condemn Justice Chitambaresh for upholding Brahmins, not Constitution. His comments don’t suit his constitutional post.
Supreme Court

Cricket, coal, South Delhi: Economic mess that India’s courts created

With 3 crore cases pending, courts shouldn’t spend time on topics outside their purview.
Security personnel stand guard outside Central Jail ahead of Asaram verdict, Jodhpur | PTI

Self-styled ‘godman’ Asaram found guilty of raping minor girl

The verdict was delivered in the Jodhpur Central jail premises Wednesday. Asaram was arrested in 2013 after a minor had filed a case of sexual assault.
Pedestrians

Bankruptcies are booming in India, but where are the judges?

Ten benches with a combined 26 judges and technical staff are hearing more than 2,500 insolvency cases. A streamlined bankruptcy process is crucial for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to come to grips with a simmering banking crisis. 

Modi govt passes bill to reduce discretionary powers of courts in infrastructure disputes

It will ensure damages to an affected party in case of breach of contract, to facilitate ease of doing business.
Jaspal Atwal (left) and Justin Trudeau | From Jaspal Atwal's Facebook page

What courts said while convicting Khalistani terrorist photographed at Trudeau event

Orders by the Canadian Court of Appeals, accessed by ThePrint, show that Jaspal Atwal, who was photographed at a Canadian event, has been convicted in more than one case. 

Talk Point: Can a mentally fit 25-year-old woman be put in legal custodianship by court?

Experts weigh in on if courts can decide legal custodianship of a physically and mentally fit 24 year old woman in reference to the Hadiya case.
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra.

Medical education mess: CJI Mishra hears over 100 cases in 5 hours

About 50 medical education colleges had moved the apex court in the past few weeks seeking renewal of permission even though the Centre had denied it
Asaram Bapu

Lack of video-conferencing facility in Gujarat court holds up Asaram trial

The apex court told state twice in four months to expedite trial even as godman uses this delay to seek bail

SC verdict on privacy may have impact on Section 377, marital rape

An array of issues will throw themselves open to the privacy test after the Supreme Court ruled the right to privacy as a fundamental right, experts said.

On Camera

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.