Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: NJAC

No NJAC but Modi govt still manages to have a say on judges’ appointments, transfers

Justice Akil Kureshi’s case won’t be the last one where Supreme Court collegium will bow down to the arbitrary diktat of Modi government.

Supreme Court is going back on promise of transparency, building case for Modi govt’s NJAC

The reforms Supreme Court had assured India two years ago are yet to be delivered. It seems to be a case of one step forward, two steps backward.

Fewer Indian women in higher judiciary? Blame high court collegiums, suggests data

Not a single high court collegium recommended more than 30% women for judgeship. For many, the number is below 10%.

Ex-SC judge Kurian Joseph regrets striking down NJAC, says judges’ honour needs protection

Joseph says independence of judiciary needs to be protected like the ‘chastity of a virgin’. Minister Jaitley says judges are being bullied via social media.

Jasti Chelameswar, the chief dissenting justice of India

From holding the press conference to ‘judges bribery’ case, Justice Chelameswar, who retires today, has been the flag-bearer of dissent in the higher judiciary.

Modi govt claims ‘record’ judicial appointments. Numbers tell another story

The Supreme Court now has 24 judges while its sanctioned strength is 31. In 2014, when the Modi government came to power, the SC had 28 judges.

Justice Chelameswar’s legacy is fraught with contradictions

Justice Chelameswar’s stepping out as a leader of the collegium is important, but as a judge in NJAC case, he privileged the executive as central to individual liberty and the structure of constitutional institutions. 

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.