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Modi govt likely to red-flag most of 8 lawyers Punjab & Haryana High Court wants as judges

The list of eight nominees has raised concerns in the Modi govt after a background check revealed 'integrity issues' and nepotism concerns.
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3 high court judges elevated to Supreme Court

The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25; there would still be six vacancies. New Delhi: Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25. Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued today. Their warrants of appointment were signed by the President last night. Justice Joseph's elevation to the apex court ended a protracted stand-off between the government and the judiciary. The number of judges in the top court after the fresh appointments has gone up to 25. There would still be six vacancies. Justice Joseph's name was recommended for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court by the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference

Modi govt at it again, now rejects 2 names recommended for judges to J&K high court

The government has returned the names of advocates Wasim Sadiq Nargal and Nazir Ahmed Beig but is yet to offer a reason for its rejection.
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MP judge who resigned after accusing senior of sexual harassment moves SC for reinstatement

The complainant in her plea requests that the MP high court judge be barred from accepting a job after he retires Wednesday.
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Modi govt returns names of 2 more lawyers to be elevated as judges after 2 years

Move to send back names of Harnaresh Singh Gill and Mohammed Nizamuddin unusual as Centre cites no adverse remarks against them.

K.M. Joseph isn’t alone, Modi govt is stalling HC chief justices’ appointments too

The govt cleared six of 10 names recommended by the collegium after a delay. There is no communication on the status of the other four.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.