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Dalit judge now in line to be CJI as Supreme Court gets 4 new justices

Modi government clears collegium recommendations to appoint Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna to top court.

Supreme Court grants BJP’s Barrackpore candidate protection from arrest till 28 May

The candidate Arjun Singh has 20 criminal cases against him & has sought protection given the recent violence in the state.
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SC stays HC order disallowing black money law to operate retrospectively from July 2015

The Delhi HC in its interim order had stayed the Centre's notification to make black money law operational with effect from July 1, 2015.
Supreme Court of India

Rs 95 lakh to Rs 9 crore: SC fines got its legal aid agency 10 times more cash in 2018-19

SC and high courts fine litigants and advocates for frivolous petitions and contempt of court, apart from the penalties handed out as part of judgments.
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Supreme Court withdraws protection from arrest for former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar

The Supreme Court told the CBI to act in accordance with the law after it vacated its February order, but granted Rajeev Kumar seven days to look for a legal remedy in the Saradha chit fun scam case.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court just destroyed the ‘merit’ argument upper castes use to oppose reservations

Before this judgment, there was confusion among policymakers on the scope of reservation in promotion policies.
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Only elected bodies should run cricket, says Supreme Court-appointed mediator Narsimha

Former Additional Solicitor General PS Narsimha is confident that the BCCI will soon form a democratically elected body which will run cricket in India.
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Amit Shah ‘dreams’ of growing lotus in violence-hit Bengal & SC ‘release’ order on meme case

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of BCI chief Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman

Statements of rape, sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be taken at face value: Bar Council head

Bar Council of India chairman says relying on woman's statement alone goes against spirit of justice. Comment comes in wake of sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi.  

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.