Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Judiciary

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.

Tamil Nadu’s ‘Right to Sit’ Bill is a welcome reform. It should become a national ‘right’

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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.

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.

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.

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?

India can’t afford a 2020 repeat — for migrant workers or economy

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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'.

‘Lethargy & incompetency’ — SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on Centre for delay in filing appeals

The Supreme Court said it has in the past repeatedly counselled Centre, states and public authorities to 'learn to file appeals' in time and 'set their house in order'.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.