Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicSupreme Court

Topic: Supreme Court

All women — married or unmarried — entitled to safe and legal abortion, says Supreme Court

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said that the meaning of the rape must include marital rape for the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

Over 7 lakh watch as SC starts live-streaming hearings. ‘Real’ Sena tussle rakes in most views

Other proceedings live-streamed included hearing on 103rd Constitutional Amendment and challenge to All India Bar Exam. Blow to team Thackeray, no stay on ECI hearing Shinde’s plea.

Supreme Court reserves order on constitutional validity of reservations for EWS quota

The petitioners had submitted before the top court that providing reservation on the basis of economic criteria, excluding SC, ST and OBC, non-creamy layer, breached the equality code.

SC is finally live-streaming hearings. But it shouldn’t be used for grandstanding

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

What is Chhattisgarh’s ‘PDS scam’ & why ED wants SC to allow a CBI investigation into it

Alleged PDS scam was unearthed in 2015 by Chhattisgarh's Anti-Corruption Bureau. SC will hear ED's plea to transfer the probe to CBI on 26 September.

Govt a ‘mute witness’ to hate speech problem, says SC, suggests Vishaka-like code for TV debates

The problem persists despite a provision to penalise violators, says the top court. It was hearing a plea to bar candidates who deliver hate speeches from contesting polls.

Middle-class Indians want dog-mukt smart cities. But it isn’t possible without mass killings

We live in high-rise apartments, called “colonies”, with separate elevators for residents on the one hand, and dogs and domestic staff on the other.

5 yrs back, India ‘legalised’ political corruption. Now, the time to end secret funding is here

Nobody believed the BJP govt would keep its promise of further reforms to electoral funding. The real disappointment was the too-hot, leave-it-to-a-wiser-generation response of the SC.

‘Indian courts not equipped to judge Quran’: Petitioners slam Karnataka HC’s hijab ban in SC

On fourth day of hearing of multiple appeals against the HC order, petitioners said 'judicial wisdom' of court would have been to not touch a field in which it 'has no expertise'.

Karnataka HC ‘misread’ Quran translation to hold hijab not essential, petitioner tells SC

Petitioner compared the Islamic hijab to turban in Sikhism to say they are both essential. 'The practices can't be compared,' said SC hearing plea against hijab ban.

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.