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Collegium recommendations should not be vetoed by the govt: Justice Deepak Gupta

Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the Supreme Court this week, says district judges need to be trained on matters like sedition and dissent.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How lockdown has hit judiciary, in numbers — April cases fall to 82k from 14 lakh avg in 2019

Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019
A file photo of the Justice K M Joseph

Impasse between Modi govt and SC could worsen as Justice Joseph’s name remains stuck

It’s been two weeks since SC collegium reiterated the judge’s name, but a report says govt is unlikely to clear it.
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Failure on judicial reforms’ front is one of Narendra Modi’s biggest frustrations

In this tussle between the collegium and the government, the judiciary has failed to stand up and defend itself so far.
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There’ll be no change in process to select CJI: P.P. Chaudhary on Justice Gogoi elevation

The Union minister of state for law denies the Modi government has been lackadaisical in appointing judges to high courts.
A file photo of the Justice K M Joseph

Now even the Supreme Court collegium is split on the elevation of Justice Joseph

‘Lack of unanimity’ is believed to have stalled decision; besides Joseph, SC collegium discussed names of judges from other high courts as well.

On Camera

Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
People on bike passing through a deserted market in Hyderabad on 26 June

World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up

President of European Chamber in China, Joerg Wuttke, said the recovery isn't V or W, it's looking like the top of a chainsaw — up and down and painful all the way.

Defence

Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.