Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicK.G. Balakrishnan

Topic: K.G. Balakrishnan

SC collegium’s two new judge picks set to give India its second Dalit chief justice

If the Modi govt clears Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai's elevation, he will be on track to become India's second Dalit CJI after K.G. Balakrishnan.

Explained: 2010 mining case verdict that dragged in ex-CJI Balakrishnan & BJP’s Sriramulu

The purported sting operation showed BJP candidate Sriramulu trying to facilitate a deal with a relative of then CJI Balakrishnan on behalf of Reddys.

Cong releases video alleging corruption by BJP’s Sriramulu, drags in ex-CJI Balakrishnan

BJP chief Amit Shah calls the video ‘fake’, Balakrishnan denies alleged Rs 160 crore deal with Reddy brothers for favourable judgment in 2010.

No Dalit judge in the country’s top court that passed order on SC/ST Act

After K.G. Balakrishnan’s retirement in May 2010, no Dalit judge has been elevated to apex court; even not a single Dalit chief justice in 24 high courts.

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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.
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