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SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principal of legal reasoning.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Those criticising Ranjan Gogoi nomination forgot he became CJI after being a dissenting judge

We must not single out a particular nomination. From Fazl Ali to Ranganath Misra, judges have been given Rajya Sabha seats since Independence.
CJI Gogoi

The reasons former CJI Ranjan Gogoi will give for accepting Rajya Sabha nomination

Many ascribe Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination as a reward from Modi government for services rendered as CJI. By accepting it, Gogoi only strengthens their case.
Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
A file photo of the Allahabad High Court | Commons

India’s civil judges and judicial magistrates are too young, lack life experiences: Report

Report by think-tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy also calls for debate on whether India wants young candidates to get appointed to this ‘crucial office’.
Judge Kamini Lau

Confused over celebrating Kamini Lau in Azad case? She has always been a controversial judge

From calling for chemical castration of rapists to calling out an HC judge for 'targeting' her to 'overzealous trials', judge Kamini Lau has done it all.
Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde with President Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the new building of Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur Saturday | ANI

CJI makes big push for mediation to speed up cases, seeks degree, diploma courses in field

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rajasthan High Court building in Jodhpur, he said the ‘length of time taken for conclusion of litigation is a big deterrent’.
CJI SA Bobde | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

As Chief Justice, SA Bobde must make sure no government can bend Indian judiciary’s spine

As Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi did everything he had accused Dipak Misra of. Justice Bobde must not go down the same road.
Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to PM Bibek Debroy speaks at the event in Delhi | ThePrint

Constitution needs a re-look, says PM’s Economic Advisory Council chief Bibek Debroy

Speaking at the Palkhivala Memorial Lecture, economist Debroy also asked the judiciary to set performance and accountability indicators for itself.
File photo of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Full text of CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s farewell letter to the media

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's last working day was Friday and is retiring on 17 November.

On Camera

Screengrab from PM Narendra Modi's video message, calling for people to light diyas and candles in the face of Covid-19 | ANI

4 reasons why I see light at the end of India’s coronavirus tunnel

We, as doctors, know emergency areas of our hospitals are not getting flooded with patients with upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia and deaths.

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.