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Supreme Court’s 7-judge bench to decide on minority status to Aligarh Muslim University

UPA govt had filed an appeal against the 2006 verdict of the Allahabad High Court holding that the varsity was not a minority institution.
Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

‘Panic’ in Congress over Robert Vadra’s quest for truth, Rafale deal’s nudging facts

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Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

In dance bar verdict, SC cautions Maharashtra against imposing ‘own notion of morality’

Here are excerpts from Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment, which relaxed norms for Maharashtra’s dance bars & pulled up state govt for its approach.
Jasti Chelameswar

Chelameswar continues crusade post-retirement, says every govt wants tailor-made judiciary

Retired Justice Chelameswar, who led the judges’ revolt against former CJI Dipak Misra, also said a multiple-bench Supreme Court created uncertainty in law.

SC is right, no need to rush through Ayodhya verdict

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Protests in Sabarimala temple in Kerala | PTI

Two women begin trekking up Sabarimala hill even as devotees continue to stage strong protests

If the two women succeed, they would be the first women from the menstruating age group to visit the Sabarimala temple after the SC verdict.
Supreme Court gets three more judges | Manisha Mondal, ThePrint

Norms laid down, but little has been done to rehabilitate people cured of mental illness

Only 9 states, UTs have responded to top court’s directive; most of them submit vague replies which show lack of initiatives to implement central guidelines.
WhatsApp logo | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

How WhatsApp payment service works and why it’s been challenged in court

A plea has been filed in Supreme Court saying until WhatsApp appoints a grievance officer, it should not be allowed to begin its payments service.
CJI Dipak Misra delivers his speech at M.C. Setalvad Memorial Lecture | ThePrint.in

When creativity dies, values of civilisation corrode: CJI Dipak Misra

Full text of M.C. Setalvad Memorial lecture delivered by CJI Misra in New Delhi.
Representational image | Commons

In SC, woman seeks abortion past 20-week ceiling, asserts right to privacy

Plea says privacy accorded to her by the August 2017 nine-judge bench challenges validity of MTP provisions

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan is sitting on a Jihadi time bomb, demanding evidence over Pulwama a mere excuse

Most countries recognise the Pakistani pattern of behaviour, which explains the almost-universal demand for action against Masood Azhar.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Aircrafts on display, a day before the start of Aero India 2019 air show, at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru | PTI

Aero India gets lukewarm response from industry, empty chairs greet minister Sitharaman

While all major defence aviation companies have turned up at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, many have reduced the size and seniority of their delegations.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.