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Why Narendra Modi govt is in such a rush to issue ordinances before elections

The recent ordinances show the propensity of successive governments to use this “emergency” provision for their political ends.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Relaxing income criteria for judges’ post is case of overreach by Supreme Court collegium

It is doubtful if SC collegium’s non-transparent relaxation of income criteria will actually help cause of the marginalised.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

The Age of Nisar: How Pakistan’s celebrity chief justice chose activism over judiciary

Dressed in a conservative suit and trademark dark glasses, Nisar soon became a troubleshooter for the state and the society alike.
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SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration?

CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led Collegium’s decision to overturn the elevation of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court and instead recommend fresh names has triggered uproar in sections of judiciary. Former Delhi High Court judge Justice Kailash Gambhir has written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention, and called the Collegium’s decision “appalling and outrageous”. ThePrint asks: SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration? Any decision by the collegium needs to be backed by good reasons D.K. Sharma Advocate and former secretary, Delhi High Court Bar Association The image of the judiciary is being tarnished due to these decisions. There is a complete disregard for ethics. The decision to recommend a junior judge and overlook 32 senior judges is quite astonishing. This could be because the judiciary is now taking instructions from the government or something else is at play. In any case, this...
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Why All India Judicial Service and reservation in judiciary won’t be a reality in 2019

The Narendra Modi government, just like its predecessors, is not going to do much.
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A wish list, your honour: How the Indian judiciary can get back its prestige in 2019

All that it takes to tilt the scales in favour of justice.
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A look at what India’s Supreme Court delayed, dismissed and decided in 2018

The Supreme Court pronounced close to 1,000 judgments in cases of varied subject matters between January and November 2018.
Arun Jaitley with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant (R) release NITI Aayog's Strategy Document for New India@75

Niti Aayog proposes pan-India exam to select judges for lower judiciary

The Niti Aayog report claimed that the move will attract young law graduates and help improve accountability in governance.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

India has a right to know how the CJI-led bench went wrong with Rafale judgment

Whatever the court does now in the Rafale case, it will be viewed with scepticism.

Hindu Rashtra to peacocks not having sex: There is no way to assess conduct of our judges

Judiciary has simply looked away when judges have made sexist, casteist, xenophobic and sometimes utter nonsensical remarks.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?