Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicIndian Supreme Court

Topic: Indian Supreme Court

‘Silence of the Constitution is being exploited,’ says SC on appointments of ECs, CECs

The top court was hearing a batch of pleas seeking a collegium-like system for the appointment of the CEC. The court pointed out that since 2004, no CEC has completed the six-year tenure.

From fee hikes to ‘donations’, how courts are coming down hard on ‘profiteering’ in education

In judgments over last 2 months, Supreme Court has said education is not ‘business, trade, nor commerce’, while Madras HC has said capitation fees, or donations, are ‘illegal’.

SC terms forced religious conversion ‘very serious’ matter, asks Centre to check practice

The apex court also warned of 'very difficult situation' if forced conversions aren't stopped. Justices M R Shah & Hima Kohli asked Solicitor General Mehta for measures to curb it.

Ayodha mosque to be ready by December 2023, construction to begin soon

In the Ayodhya dispute, SC ordered the construction of a Ram temple where the Babri Masjid stood, & directed that 5 acres be allotted for building a mosque in the UP district.

‘Unacceptable, erroneous, untenable,’ says Congress of SC order to free Rajiv Gandhi killers

Rajiv’s daughter Priyanka had met convict Nalini 14 years ago in order to come to terms with the 'loss and violence' she had experienced.

Supreme Court frees 6 convicted of Rajiv Gandhi assassination, including Nalini Sriharan

Also released were Nalini’s husband Murugan, R.P. Ravichandran, Robert Pais, Santhan and Jaikumar; top court noted they had spent 3 decades in prison and that their conduct was satisfactory.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: EWS quota in India reflects an attempt to provide equality

Equality of opportunity is banal rhetoric in absence of fairness and coterminous ‘equality of outcome’, writes Ranvijay Upadhyay

Revive dormant cases, compensate heirs of missing — what SC told Maharashtra govt on Bombay Riots

Supreme Court directives followed observation of failure on part of state govt in maintaining law & order & protecting rights of people to live with dignity in 1992-93 Bombay Riots case.

SC rejects PIL seeking replacement of party symbols on EVMs with candidates’ age, qualification

Besides seeking to put photograph of candidates on EVMs, the plea said that such a move will help electors vote and support intelligent and diligent candidates.

Ayodhya judgment protest ‘can’t be taken lightly’, promotes religious enmity, says Karnataka HC

HC was hearing plea for quashing of criminal proceedings against one accused of protesting & sloganeering against 2019 SC verdict awarding disputed land in Ayodhya for construction of temple.

On Camera

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Ahmedabad Wednesday | Credit: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat

Suresh Gopi to Ilayaraja—BJP is scripting a political blockbuster in South India

Amit Shah held a meeting with Pawan Kalyan and Jr NTR while Modi tweeted for Chiranjeevi. BJP is all too serious about releasing its political film beyond Karnataka.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.