Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: Supreme Court

SC extends time for submitting probe report on use of Israeli spyware Pegasus

The top court said the technical committee has been examining 29 'infected' mobile phones for the spyware and has also recorded statements of people, including journalists.

Navjot Sidhu seeks few weeks from SC to surrender in 1988 road rage case

The apex court has sentenced Sidhu to a year's rigorous imprisonment, stating that imposing an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system.

Sidhu gets year in jail for 1988 road rage, SC cites young cricketer’s ‘edge’ over elderly victim

A two-judge bench was hearing a review petition filed by victim Gurnam Singh’s family, challenging the Supreme Court’s May 2018 order that exonerated Sidhu.

SC asks Varanasi civil court not to proceed with Gyanvapi hearing till 20 May

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narashima was informed that the lead counsel Hari Shankar Jain, for the Hindu devotees in the civil suit, was indisposed.

Why Supreme Court ordered release of Rajiv assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan

Citing ‘inordinate’ delay in clemency plea of A.G. Perarivalan, who has spent over 30 years in jail, SC invoked extraordinary powers under Article 142 to do ‘complete justice’.

‘Need to breathe first,’ says Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict after SC release order

AG Perarivalan, convicted in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, was released by the top court Wednesday after being imprisoned for over 30 years.

SC orders protection of Gyanvapi area where ‘Shivling’ was found, removes namaz curbs

SC’s order comes a day after Varanasi civil court directed district administration to seal off the area where a Shivling was reportedly discovered in Gyanvapi mosque complex.

SC instructs Bengal not to ‘obstruct’ ED probe of Mamata’s nephew Abhishek in coal scam case

The top court also allowed Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee’s request that he be interrogated in Kolkata and not Delhi.

SC hopes to use its new judicial database with real-time case updates to help reduce delays

The NJDG is a grid that stores case data from all courts in the country. First rolled out in 2015, the data grid will provide updates for all pending and decided cases. 

Not the end, but a historic step — Urdu press lauds SC’s decision to suspend sedition law

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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