Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicSupreme Court of India

Topic: Supreme Court of India

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.

SC allows BCCI to amend its constitution to change ‘cooling-off period’ for office bearers

This amendment may enable board President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah to have longer tenures in BCCI.

Personal liberty in India is ending. If anyone in power wants to fix you, they can, they will

When politicians have no respect for personal liberty and order arrests indiscriminately, it is silly to expect policemen and bureaucrats to not follow their example.

Is ‘freebie’ a disease? What SC hears is out of sync with poor India’s logic of democracy

I agree that free electricity is a bad policy. But why do we get worked up only about policies that offer gifts to ordinary people? Why don't we worry about tax cuts and loan waivers to the super rich?

Mohd Zubair got bail, but the guiding principle of India’s justice system is still in jail

Nupur Sharma and Mohammed Zubair are on the opposite sides of the political divide, but the Supreme Court's relief to them reaffirms that 'bail, not jail' is the rule.

Sex workers welcome SC order against abuse, but fear of police runs deep

A Supreme Court order has legally empowered India's sex workers, but decades of police and societal abuse means ingrained cynicism and fear aren't going go away overnight.

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.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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