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Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking 100% match of EVMs & voter audit slips

A Chennai based organisation had filed a public interest litigation seeking the audit which the Supreme Court said was nonsense.

BJP leader’s arrest over Mamata’s morphed image ‘prima facie arbitrary’, says SC

BJP youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested for allegedly superimposing a picture of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on to one of Priyanka Chopra’s Met Gala photo.
Young lawyers outside the Supreme Court

What are vacation benches & why some judges work when SC’s on a summer break

The SC is on a nearly 50-day summer break this year, when vacation benches, manned by at least 2 judges, will hear urgent & regular matters.

Is former SC judge Kurian Joseph right in regretting striking down the NJAC act?

Justice Kurian Joseph has expressed ‘regret’ for his view on the National Judicial Appointments Commission, which he and three other judges struck down in 2015 as unconstitutional.
An exterior view of Babri Masjid

In Ayodhya land dispute case, Supreme Court grants mediators extension till August 15

The Supreme Court said it had no objection to extending the mediation process in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute if the mediators were optimistic about the result.

Lawyers, activists protest outside SC over clean chit to CJI Gogoi, demand his resignation

Police had detained 55 protesters, but later released all of them. The security in and around the Supreme Court has been tightened to prevent further protests.

Decide on PM Modi, Amit Shah’s alleged poll code violations by May 6: Supreme Court to EC

The Congress had complained to the Election Commission on Modi's controversial statements on Pulwama & Wayanad.
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Supreme Court crisis: These are the 16 Values of Judicial Life our judges swore to uphold

Supreme Court adopted a charter called the ‘Restatement of Values of Judicial Life’ on 7 May 1997. It serves as a guide for an independent & fair judiciary.
File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

Supreme Court wants CBI to provide evidence before interrogating Rajeev Kumar in chit fund case

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was earlier heading the West Bengal Police SIT probing the Saradha chit fund scam case.
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SC orders inquiry headed by retired judge to probe conspiracy charges by lawyer Utsav Bains

SC says Justice A.K. Patnaik will only look into allegations of corruption in judiciary, not charges of sexual harassment against CJI. Chiefs of CBI, IB and Delhi Police to assist probe. 

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.