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Four Paws volunteers tending to elephants at the Karachi Zoo and Safari Park. | Photo Credit: Twitter/@fourpawsint

Karachi’s Safari Park finally knows the sex of its elephant. It’s Sonia, not Sonu

The startling revelation of the elephant's sex left Pakistani Twitter amused, wondering why zookeepers couldn't spot something this 'hard to miss'.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

All India Judicial Service won’t solve pendency. And no, the IAS, IPS parallel doesn’t work

Supporters of AIJS argue that it can help reduce pendency, while opposers look at the lack of knowledge of local language and laws. Both are wrong.
The acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court was elevated as chief justice of the Allahabad High Court (in picture)

Centre notifies elevation of 8 judges as chief justices of high courts

The law ministry also said that five chief justices were transferred to various high courts.
Delhi High Court | Twitter/@ANI

Over 7,800 PILs on violation of fundamental rights filed in high courts since 2019: Govt data

While some high courts have not maintained a separate record of such PILs, data of some other high courts was available without a year-wise breakup.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | Photo: ThePrint

Centre moves SC seeking transfer of pleas pending in HCs challenging validity of IT Rules

The petitions pending in different high courts across India have challenged the new IT Rules intended to regulate social media firms like Facebook, Twitter as well as OTT players.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC seeks feedback from HC chief justices on model rules to live stream court hearings

The rules for live telecast of hearings in high courts and trial courts were finalised by a panel of four SC judges that was set up in November 2020.
A view of the Madras High Court in Chennai |

How India’s high courts turned Covid warriors as Centre and states faltered

High courts of Delhi, Madras, Karnataka, Gujarat, Allahabad, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Telangana, Patna, and Bombay often stepped in when govt action was missing or unsatisfactory.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Govts can’t walk into SC any time’ — this judge has a lesson for Centre, states on delays

Since January 2020, Supreme Court has pulled up Centre & states in at least 40 cases for filing late pleas. Time period to file appeal in SC is 90 days, but many were filed after 400-600 days.
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Vedas, Bhagavad Gita support idea of inter-caste marriage, ignorant to oppose, rules HC judge

Citing marriages of Shiva-Sati, Dushyant-Shakuntala, single-judge Himachal Pradesh High Court bench denounces opposition to inter-caste marriages, says it's a violation of constitutional mandate.
File photo of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

If CJI meets the PM more regularly, a lot of issues could be resolved — Pranab Mukherjee

In ‘The Presidential Years’, former President Pranab Mukherjee had written about why India needs more frequent interactions between the executive and the judiciary.
A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.