Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicSupreme Court of India

Topic: Supreme Court of India

GST has muddied the entire lake of India’s federalism. SC ruling only put a stamp on it

Fixing India’s ailing GST does not merely entail technical measures to boost tax buoyancy but also re-establishing trust between the Union and states.

SC panel recommends murder charges for cops who ‘encountered’ 4 gangrape accused in Hyderabad

The top court committee was tasked to probe the circumstances that led to the deaths of the men accused in the 2019 gangrape and murder of 27-year-old veterinarian.

With sedition, SC has dipped its toes in the civil liberties pool. Now we wait for the dive

Until the safeguards are laid down to prevent misuse of laws like UAPA, NSA or PSA, sedition’s departure might not have too much of an effect on ground.

SC should set an example for lower courts by avoiding delays in criminal trial

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praising India’s foreign policy is cause for anxiety, not satisfaction

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

SC appoints ex-judge Sikri as chairperson of High Powered Committee on Chardham project

The apex court agreed to Attorney General KK Venugopal's suggestion & appointed Justice (retd) Sikri; after accepting resignation of Professor Ravi Chopra as he wished to relinquish his post.

Covid didn’t give much of a choice to UPSC aspirants. Modi govt should learn from states

Despite promising UPSC candidates one more attempt and an increase in the age limit, Modi govt's U-turn is more than insensitive, it has consequences.

‘Don’t mislead students,’ board exams will be offline, rules Supreme Court

The court was hearing a plea that sought directions to authorities to consider other modes of assessment.

India’s public prosecutors aren’t independent. This is how it can be fixed

The lack of independence for public prosecutors results in executive interference, which affects their unbiased functioning.

SC sets aside HC stay order on Haryana law providing 75% reservation in private sector jobs

The apex court requested the Punjab & Haryana HC to decide expeditiously in the matter within 4 weeks. It also directed Haryana govt to not take any coercive action against employers.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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