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What is NJIC? Agency to monitor infrastructure development in trial courts, proposed by CJI

CJI N.V. Ramana had proposed the National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation in March this year to develop judicial infrastructure in trial courts.
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How can landmark laws fail? Just look at how high courts resist RTI

High courts’ rules on RTI act as barriers for information, defeat the law’s purpose.
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Tamil Nadu’s ‘Right to Sit’ Bill is a welcome reform. It should become a national ‘right’

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The home of one of the accused, 20-year-old Rahul Verma, at Sonharpati in Dhanbad | Photo: Soniya Agrawal/ThePrint

Accused in Dhanbad judge death case were ‘drug addicts’, on police radar for petty thefts

Rahul Verma (20) and Lakhan Verma (22) are suspected of stealing vehicles, mobile phones and money. Rahul, police say, had been sent to a juvenile correction facility when he was a minor.
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A judge cannot be swayed by popular opinion, cannot afford to lose objectivity: CJI Ramana

The CJI also said lawyers should not go after publicity and always uphold and maintain the dignity of their profession.

Cabinet extends scheme for developing judicial infrastructure till 2026

An official statement said that the scheme would continue till 31 March 2026 during which Rs 9,000 crore would be spent including Rs 50 crore for the Gram Nyayalaya Scheme.
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Executive acting like colonial rulers, criticism of govt not sedition: Ex-CJ of Allahabad HC

Former Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Justice Govind Mathur, who retired on 13 April, has defended judicial interventions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Judges need to focus on cases, not HR, procurement and finance. The NJIC is good idea

Imagine you were accused of a crime. What would you rather have the judge focus on — your case, or the agenda for the committee meeting on constructions?
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India can’t afford a 2020 repeat — for migrant workers or economy

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Members of SC/ST and Muslim communities comprise more prisoners than their share in the Indian population | Shutterstock

Gurugram woman’s petition brings back focus on prisoners’ conjugal rights

A Gurugram woman, whose husband has been in jail since 2016, has applied for his parole to 'resume their conjugal life for the sake of progeny'.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks through video conferencing during an event in New Delhi on 20 October 2021 | PTI

100 cr vaccine feat example of what can be achieved if people & govt come together: Narendra Modi

The journey from anxiety to assurance has happened and our nation has emerged stronger, thanks to the world’s largest vaccination drive, writes PM Narendra Modi.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das (file photo) | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

RBI laser-focused on bringing inflation back to 4% without disruption, says Governor Das

Retail inflation, which was above 6 per cent during May and June, has started moving down and stood at 4.35 per cent in September.

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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | Representational image| Photo: ANI

India among few countries developing hypersonic missiles, US Congressional report says

According to the report, India collaborated with Russia to develop BrahMos II and is reportedly developing an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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