Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicHigh court

Topic: high court

‘False evidence, tainted cops’: Why 15 HC verdicts freed 30 death row convicts last year

6 different HCs pulled up investigators for ‘manufactured’ FIRs & coached witnesses, prosecutor for hiding evidence, and lower court for using 'vaishi darinda' in judgment.

How courts are ‘creatively interpreting’ grey zone between minors & consent in POCSO cases

Last year, both the Bombay and Madras High Court noted there were issues with the POCSO Act and its harming teenagers in consensual relationships.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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