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Will not move from our original order on liquor vends, says...

The Supreme Court has, in its last directive, refused to change anything in its judgement of December 15, 2016, on the alcohol ban beside...
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The Right Person for the Right Job

The MoP between the judiciary and the government should keep in mind various issues before there is speedy disposal of the huge backlog of...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

SC Collegium: Smoking the Peace Pipe

The apex court has overcome differences with the government over the appointment of judges. But it is hoped that the national security clause to...
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Karnataka HC has upheld the “Right to be forgotten”

The landmark judgement has opened the doors for blocking defunct personal records from free public access on the Internet ~By Ajith PillaiIn this age of...
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The Shahabuddin verdict assumes immense importance

The SC order to transfer Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Tihar prison in Delhi not only provides the relief sought by petitioners but also...
Kasauli Fights Back

Kasauli Fights Back

NGT has summoned owners of 11 hotels in the hill town that have been flouting environmental laws with impunity. The hearing is on March...
Justice Soumitra Sen (top left) of Calcutta HC was impeached in 2011 on charges of misappropriation of funds

Judges in the Dock

The shocking case of Justice Karnan and others before him reiterates the need to evolve a mechanism that makes those who preside over our...
In 2015, Justice Karnan (left) accused the then Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Justice SK Kaul of harassing him because he was a Dalit

Justice CS Karnan: A Judge too far

The seven-judge Supreme Court bench hearing against him will be long and difficult, punctuated by caste issues ~By Rakesh BhatnagarSeventeen-odd years ago, the then Chief...
Supreme Court orders Delhi Bar Council to hold elections after December 31

“A few disquieting thoughts” by Justice Amitava Roy

Justice Amitava Roy, who was part of the two-judge SC bench that convicted Sasikala and others on February 14, was rather harsh in his...
Mosquito bites have lead to several deaths. The insect thrives in warm and humid tropical conditions. Photo: UNI

One Bite too Many

In a landmark ruling, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held that a malaria death was an accident and asked the insurer to pay...

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