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Mission Unfulfilled: Trupti Desai Returns Without Visiting Sabarimala

Mission Unfulfilled: Trupti Desai Returns Without Visiting Sabarimala

Activist Trupti Desai who had arrived at Nedumbassery airport on Friday morning and vowed not return until she had darshan at Sabarimala finally returned...
CBI chief designate Alok Kumar Verma. Photo: UNI

CBI vs. CBI: Alok Verma to file response to CVC inquiry report on Nov...

Supreme Court orders copies of CVC inquiry report to be shared with CBI director, Solicitor General and Attorney General; to hear matter on Nov...
After unceremonious exit as CBI director, Alok Verma moves Supreme Court

CBI vs. CBI: Share CVC inquiry report with Alok Verma, says SC

Supreme Court also calls for details of all policy decisions taken by interim CBI chief Nageswara Rao since he assumed office on October 24 The...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Sabarimala: Travancore Devaswom Board To Approach SC Seeking More Time For Women’s Entry

In a sudden turnaround, the Travancore  Devaswom Board (TTD) that administers the Sabarimala temple has  decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court,...
Widespread protests notwithstanding, Kerala will not challenge Sabarimala verdict

All Party Talks Fail, Kerala On Tenterhooks On Eve Of Sabarimala Temple Opening

On the eve of the opening of the Sabarimala Temple for the two month long pilgrim season, an all party meeting convened by the...

SC reserves order on plea seeking court monitored probe into Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on several pleas asking for a court monitored probe into the deal with France for the...
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Govt Need Not Respond At the moment to demands for Rafale Pricing

Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that the Govt doesn't need to respond to the contentions made by petitioners in the Rafael deal on the...
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Both sides take rigid stance as Sabarimala Temple Set To Reopen

With only two days left for the Sabarimala temple to reopen for a two month long season, there is a palpable tension in the...
SC admits fresh PIL against Rafale Deal; to be heard on Oct 10

Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Plea for court monitored probe into Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday   took up the hearing on a clutch of petitions pleas seeking court-monitored probe into procurement of 36 Rafale fighter...

Supreme Court To Take Sabarimala Petitions on January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear review petitions challenging its September 28 verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala...

Centre submits affidavit on the Rafale aircraft deal in Supreme Court

Responding to the Supreme Court’s direction during the last hearing on the controversial issue, the Centre has submitted an affidavit on the Rafale aircraft...

Parallels with Reddy arrest and CBI case

The arrest of Gali Janardhana Reddy, former BJP minister and mining baron from Bellary, on the charge of attempting to bribe an Enforcement Directorate...

Apex Court To Take Up CVC Report On CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday

The Supreme Court will take up on Friday the  report submitted by the Central Vigilance Commission that looked into the allegations against the CBI...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere they like; you must justify why if you debar them

Supreme Court To Take Up Fresh Sabarimala Writ Petitions after Considering Review Petitions Today

A Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph adjourned the hearing on four fresh writ petitions challenging...
Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The government has acknowledged the need to set targets and show the resolve to reduce particulate matter, but unless there...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel at an RBI meeting/Photo: UNI

RBI-Government Tussle: Under Siege

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel at an RBI meeting/Photo: UNI With the government invoking Section 7 of the RBI...
Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Virender Singh

A COMMON MISSION

Above: Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice...

Avni’s killing: Environmentalists to move Supreme Court

Environmentalists are reportedly planning to move the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the killing of alleged man-eater tigress Avni (T1) in Maharashtra. According to...
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Flagrant Violations Of SC Fireworks Orders All Across NCR

Despite the Supreme Court imposing strict restrictions on the timings and use of firecrackers during Diwali, Delhi and surrounding areas were engulfed in a...

Hindu groups ask media outfits not to depute women reporters at Sabarimala

The Sabarimala temple was opened for two days on Monday (November 5) amid calls from several Hindu outfits urging media organizations not to send...
Maithripala Sirisena (right) appoints Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister at a function in Colombo/Picture: Twitter

Sri Lanka Constitutional Crisis: Storm Hits Island Nation

Above: Maithripala Sirisena (right) appoints Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister at a function in Colombo/Picture: Twitter In a major jolt, the president, Maithripala Sirisena, has...
Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia leads a march/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya: The Mandir Quagmire

Above: Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia leads a march/Photo: UNI While the apex court has deferred hearing of this dispute, the saffron brigade has...

DESPERATELY SEEKING CONGRESS

By Inderjit Badhwar Actually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party needs no external icon in order to give itself more credibility or acceptability. The Bharatiya...

SC declines to entertain petition challenging Centre’s triple talaq ordinance

Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran tells court the triple talaq ordinance is a fraud on the Constitution, provisions not tenable in law The Supreme Court, on...
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Welcome move: 4 new SC judges sworn-in within 48 hours of collegium’s recommendation

With Justices Lokur and Joseph set to retire over the next two months, top court to still remain short of its sanctioned strength of...

CBI to Delhi HC: Asthana’s plea for quashing FIR against him is not maintainable...

The CBI in its reply before the Delhi High Court said that the plea by former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana seeking quashing of...
SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up judicial vacancies

SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 1) pulled up Delhi government for not filling up huge judicial vacancies. Expressing disappointment over the backlog of...

Madras Stays Online Sale Of Medicines On Plea From Drug Dealers

The Madras High Court stayed the sale of medicines online on an appeal from the Chennai based Tamil Nadu Chemists & Druggists Association. The...
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#MeToo: MJ Akbar records testimony in defamation case against Priya Ramani

Former Union minister for external affairs reiterates that Ramani’s comments accusing him of being a sexual predator are baseless and defamatory Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar recorded...
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31 years after 42 people were massacred in Hashimpura, Delhi HC convicts 16 PAC...

The 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary officers were accused of gunning down 42 people, all from a minority community, in Hashimpura in 1987 Over three decades...
Rafale-Fighter

SC asks Centre to share Rafale pricing, other necessary details with petitioners

Bunch of petitions, including those filed by former BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have been filed in SC challenging the Rafale Deal. The...
CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov 1

SC allows “whistleblower” Sana to seek police protection; transferred CBI officer says he has...

Transferred to Port Blair by interim CBI chief, AK Bassi moves Supreme Court challenging order, also wants to testify against Asthana in graft cases Controversial...
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Madhya Pradesh CM to Sue Rahul Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan says he will be filing a criminal defamation case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for accusing him...
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SC Collegium recommends four names for elevation as apex court judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justices M.R. Shah, Ajay Rastogi, Hemant Gupta and R. Subhash Reddy for elevation as apex...
Above Mahant Ramdas talking to mediapersons after the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case was deferred to January 2019Photo Anil Shakya

SC to list Ayodhya matter for arguments in January 1st week

Above: Mahant Ramdas talking to mediapersons after the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case was deferred to January 2019/Photo: Anil Shakya   The Supreme Court bench of Chief...
SC issues notice to Gautam Navlakha on plea challenging his release from house arrest

SC issues notice to Gautam Navlakha on plea challenging his release from house arrest

Delhi High Court had, earlier this month, freed Navlakha from house arrest in a case linked to the Bhima Koregaon communal clash In a setback...
CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov 1

CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov...

The CBI has also been granted additional time to reply to issues raised by its special director on FIR registered against him by the...
Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

The Tata Group has fired high profile marketing professional Suhel Seth, as a consultant for the company following allegations of sexual harassment by several...
CBI: Midnight Massacre

CBI: Midnight Massacre

Above: (L-R) The centre stripped CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana of all powers Once again, the Supreme Court has been dragged...
TIMELY INTERVENTION

TIMELY INTERVENTION

Above: CBI Headquarters in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya ~By Inderjit Badhwar In what amounts to an almost laughable self-fulfilling prophesy, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),...
Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Above: Bihar and MP police have raided many villages in Munger/Photo: Twitter The shocking recovery of 45 AK-47s from Munger district has revealed that smuggling...
Bhima-Koregaon: Pune police get police custody of activists; SC rejects review plea seeking SIT probe

Bhima-Koregaon: Pune police get police custody of activists; SC rejects review plea seeking SIT...

A day after the Supreme Court rejected eminent historian Romila Thapar's petition seeking a review of the top court's earlier refusal to constitute a...
Centre files Rafale deal decision-making papers in SC

Centre files Rafale deal decision-making papers in SC

Supreme Court had earlier asked the Centre to file all papers detailing the decision making process on the Rafale Deal with Dassault Aviation The Centre...
SC grants CVC 2 weeks to probe CBI director Alok Verma, restrains interim chief Rao from taking any decisions

SC grants CVC 2 weeks to probe CBI director Alok Verma, restrains interim chief...

CVC enquiry to be monitored by retired Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Patnaik; top court to hear further arguments in case on November 25 The...
18 TN MLAs to Challenge Disqualification in SC

18 TN MLAs to Challenge Disqualification in SC

The eighteen Tamil Nadu MLAs who were disqualified yesterday by the Madras High Court have said they will challenge the verdict in the Supreme...
Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA Court defers framing of charges to Oct 30

Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA Court defers framing of charges to Oct 30

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday deferred framing of charges in the Malegaon Blasts case of 2008 till October 30 as...
PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted a PIL that sought the extension of the Vishakha guidelines to religious places, including ‘ashrams’, ‘madrasas’ and Catholic...
#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

Group of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh to recommend effective roadmap to address issues related to sexual harassment at workplace In what is a direct...
SC grants conditional nod for fire crackers, online sale banned

SC grants conditional nod for fire crackers, online sale banned

Supreme Court refuses a blanket ban on sale of fire crackers but says they can be burst only in designated areas and within the...
Sabarimala review: SC to hear pleas on November 13

Sabarimala review: SC to hear pleas on November 13

The apex court on Tuesday said that it will hear batch of petitions seeking review of the Constitution bench verdict that allowed entry of...
Relief for Rakesh Asthana

Relief for Rakesh Asthana: Delhi HC tells CBI to maintain status quo

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday was told by CBI special director Rakesh Asthana that CBI didn’t take prior sanction to carry out investigation...
CBI registers FIR against its special director Asthana against Rs 3 crore bribery allegation

CBI registers FIR against its special director Asthana against Rs 3 crore bribery allegation

Complainant is being probed by an SIT led by Rakesh Asthana for a case linked to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi The feud between the...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

SC to announce Sabarimala review petitions hearing dates tomorrow

The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow on the dates for hearing a clutch of review petitions against the Court’s September 28 verdict that overturned...
A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo

#MeToo: Time is of Essence

Above: A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo It is important for women in MeToo movement to...
Sabarimala: Temple of Discontent

Sabarimala: Temple of Discontent

Above: Police trying to manage the protests over entry of women devotees to Sabarimala/Photo: UNI As Kerala erupts in fury over the SC verdict allowing...
JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AND A LESSON FOR INDIA

JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AND A LESSON FOR INDIA

Above: Brett Kavanaugh’s display of political partisanship while repudiating Dr Christine Ford’s #MeToo testimony of rape was shocking ~By Inderjit Badhwar Perhaps the most powerful and...
Former union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani who has alleged that he sexually harassed her

Court takes cognizance of MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case, to examine plea on Oct...

Former union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who has alleged that he sexually harassed her The Patiala...
#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

A barrage of allegations of sexual harassment have been made by women journos against the journalist-turned-politician, he has sought legal remedy With more and more...
Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Even as large parts of Kerala remained on tenterhooks following the prolonged stand-off between pro and anti-women’s entry group at the Sabarimala temple, the...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: Apex court adjourns hearing till tomorrow

Police turf out protestors as Sabarimala prepares for women devotees as per SC verdict

With the sabarimala pilgrimage season getting underway later today and women of menstrual age being allowed to enter as per a supreme court verdict, tensions...
#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

The worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics are in turmoil as a list of prominent editors, actors, influencers and politicians are exposed by those...
#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

A clutch of gutsy women break their silence over sexual abuse and harassment by their male bosses and trigger a #MeToo  movement in India...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French president Francois Hollande in Paris in 2015 where he announced the Rafale deal/Photo: UNI

A SPOKE IN THE WHEEL

Above: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi with French president Francois Hollande in Paris in 2015 where he announced the Rafale deal/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar What started...
Centre elevates ASG Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General

Centre elevates ASG Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General

Post of the Solicitor General, Centre’s second seniormost law officer, has been lying vacant since October 20, 2017 following resignation of Ranjit Kumar Nearly a...
SC seeks details of Rafale Deal decision-making process from Centre

SC seeks details of Rafale Deal decision-making process from Centre

Supreme Court refused to issue notice to the Centre on PILs challenging the Rafale Deal, Attorney General says pleas are politically motivated In a setback...
Keeping Saina Nehwal’s Secret

Keeping Saina Nehwal’s Secret

~By Dilip Bobb   Here’s my #metoo moment. No, nothing to do with rape or sexual exploitation but a secret affair that I was asked...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

Sabarimala Verdict row: National Ayyappa Devotees Association files review petition

Above: People under the banners various Hindu organisations staging a protest against the recent Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to worship...
Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Above: Lawyers in a Ranchi court protesting against the Advocates (Amdt) Bill, 2017/Photo: UNI Despite court strictures, lawyers in several parts of the country continue...
THE MORALITY PLAY

THE MORALITY PLAY

Above: Justice Ranjan Gogoi being sworn in as the CJI by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Photo: UNI Immediately after donning the mantle of...
2019 Semi-finals: EC announces MP, Raj, CG, Telangana and Mizoram poll dates

2019 Semi-finals: EC announces MP, Raj, CG, Telangana and Mizoram poll dates

Elections a big test for BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, will also test whether Congress’ ambition of a grand alliance will...
No Indian should feel the Constitution is alien to him: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra

No Indian should feel the Constitution is alien to him: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra

In his first public address after his retirement, former Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaks on idea of constitutional morality at HT Leadership Summit Days after...
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SC allows deportation of 7 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, UN reacts sharply

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs Assam government to ensure that the refugees are handed over to Myanmar authorities The Supreme Court, on...
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi announces fresh roster

Shortly after assuming office, among the first things that Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi did was to notify changes in the roster. As...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the North East

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the...

In January this year, Justice Gogoi was among four judges who held an unprecedented press conference protesting against then Chief Justice Dipak Misra Justice Ranjan...
Farewell: Chief Justice Dipak Misra demits office

Farewell: Chief Justice Dipak Misra demits office

Tumultuous 13 month tenure was dogged by controversies, the unprecedented judges’ revolt but wrapped up with a slew of progressive, reformist judgments A little over...
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In final verdict, CJI Dipak Misra-led bench expands guidelines to check mob violence

New set of guidelines, in addition to those laid out in the Tehseen Poonawalla case, issued by bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
The Minority Report

The Minority Report

Delivering the keynote address at the Indian Law Institute earlier this year, Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court took the view that India...
Judgment Days

Judgment Days

Above: A woman shows her Aadhaar card after casting her vote/Photo: UNI In his final week as chief justice, Dipak Misra presides over a flurry...
SC’s observations in Sabarimala case

SC’s observations in Sabarimala case

  The Sabarimala case in which apex court on Friday (Sep 28) gave the verdict allowing the women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala...
Supreme Court allows probe against activists, extends house arrest by 4 weeks

Supreme Court allows probe against activists, extends house arrest by 4 weeks

In a 2:1 majority verdict, apex court said the activists can’t choose which agency investigates them, case not result of differences in political ideologies In...
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In 4:1 majority verdict, Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple

Justice Indu Malhotra, only woman judge in the five-judge bench, dissents against majority verdict which said devotion can’t be subjected to gender discrimination In a...
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SC’s observations in Adultery case

The Supreme Court while delivering verdict in the Adultery case made strong observations. The five-member constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice...
1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

The Ismail Faruqui verdict had said mosque not essential for offering namaz, Supreme Court says view won't affect Ayodhya outcome A three-judge bench of the...
Section 497 IPC, Adultery Law, manifestly arbitrary & unconstitutional: SC

Section 497 IPC, Adultery Law, manifestly arbitrary & unconstitutional: SC

Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra says adultery can be a ground for divorce but can’t be held a criminal offence In a...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid even as it struck down some of the provisions of...
SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring judgment

SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring...

Photo: Anil Shakya Following the majority opinion delivered by Justice AK Sikri (for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar), Justice DY Chandrachud gave a...
Aadhaar Verdict: Highlights from Justice Chandrachud’s dissenting judgment

Aadhaar Verdict: Highlights from Justice Chandrachud’s dissenting judgment

In the ongoing Aadhaar verdict, the initial judgment has been delivered by Justice AK Sikri for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar. However,...
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Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar but with conditions

The constitution bench of the Supreme Court has started delivering its judgment on the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The majority judgment penned...
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No need to collect quantifiable data on SC/ST to provide reservation in promotion: SC

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refuses to refer Nagaraj verdict to 7-judge bench, rules verdict contravenes landmark Indra Sawhney judgment A...
Prison reforms: SC constitutes former SC judge-headed committee to suggest measures

Prison reforms: SC constitutes former SC judge-headed committee to suggest measures

In a bid to improve the conditions of jails in India, the apex court on Tuesday constituted a committee headed by former SC judge...
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SC gives respite to neta-lawyers, says they can practice as law doesn’t put any...

The apex court on Tuesday said that lawyers turned MPs/MLAs can’t be barred from practicing law as legislation does not put any restriction for...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Election Commission of India (ECI) to change the format of the form filled by candidates for contesting the...
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SC constitutes 5 judge constitution bench on Female Genital Mutilation

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to refer to a constitution bench a PIL that sought a complete ban on the practice of female...
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ISRO spy case: Long Wait For Justice

Above: Photo courtesy Wikipedia.org Some retired top officers of the Kerala police and successive state governments are likely to come under the scanner as the...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the North East

Justice Ranjan Gogoi: Great Expectations

Above: As a judge, Justice Gogoi is quick to grasp the issue before him/Photo: Anil Shakya As a new chief justice takes over shortly, there...
Law in the Digital Era

Law in the Digital Era

Before he steps down as chief justice of India, Dipak Misra is slated to deliver one of the most crucial judgments of his eventful...
ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan

EXCLUSIVE: “External Agencies Wanted To Retard India’s Space Programme”

ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan, framed in 1994 on fake charges of being a spy, in exclusive conversation with India Legal on his victory in...
Centre approves ordinance to criminalise instant triple talaq

Centre approves ordinance to criminalise instant triple talaq

Anti-triple talaq bill had been passed by the Lok Sabha in the monsoon session but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha, ordinance expected to...
Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Above: Located close to Delhi, Kant Enclave is a prime property In a significant judgment, the apex court has ordered that Kant Enclave in the...
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka at their father’s memorial. Both have forgiven his killers/Photo: UNI

Rajiv Gandhi Assassins: Clemency Dilemma

Above: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka at their father’s memorial. Both have forgiven his killers/Photo: UNI The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to recommend the release of...
Passing the Buck

Passing the Buck

Two days after the landmark Supreme Court judgment that decriminalised homosexuality, one of the more eloquent judges on that bench, Justice DY Chandrachud, expressed...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed new CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed new CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Thursday (Sep 13) by the President of India Ram Nath...
SC issues a slew of directives to Centre, states on the rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons

SC issues a slew of directives to Centre, states on the rehabilitation of leprosy...

Issuing a slew of directives on the rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons, the apex court said on Friday (Sep 14) that it was inter...
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Misuse of Section 498A: SC modifies earlier order, says scrutiny of complaints by welfare...

The apex court bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra on Friday (Sep 14) withdrew direction of two-judge bench mandating scrutiny of complaints by Family...
Mallya’s “met Jaitley” revelation triggers BJP-Congress war of words

Mallya’s “met Jaitley” revelation triggers BJP-Congress war of words

Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya had claimed he met finance minister Arun Jaitley before fleeing to London; Congress leader PL Punia says he witnessed the...
Do Me a Favour, Your Honour

Do Me a Favour, Your Honour

Above: Justice Indira Banerjee was asked to recuse herself from a hotel property case; (left) Royal Plaza Hotel, owned by Ashok G Mittal With Justice...
Supporters of the LGBT community celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict/Photo: UNI

Section 377: Pride over prejudice

Above: Supporters of the LGBT community celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict/Photo: UNI In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court quashed its 2013 verdict and decriminalised...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

In November 1951, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru faced an unusual revolt. It was not from within the Congress party but from six Supreme Court...
Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex

Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex (Read Full Verdict)

Landmark verdict by a Constitution Bench reverses an earlier judgment of the Supreme Court which had set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court decision...
SC continues interim house arrest of five activists till Sep 12

SC continues interim house arrest of five activists till Sep 12

The apex court on Thursday (Sep 5) continued the interim house arrest of five activists Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferriera, Sudha Bhardwaj, P Varavara Rao...
When Democracy Dies an Easy Death...

When Democracy Dies an Easy Death…

The BJP’s art of labelling has termed dissent anti-national, pro-communist, terrorist and Maoist. Patriotism is a uniform that only the BJP can don with...
P Varavara Rao upon his return to his Hyderabad residence where he is under house arrest/Photo: UNI

Arrests of Activists: Crackdown on Dissent

Above: P Varavara Rao upon his return to his Hyderabad residence where he is under house arrest/Photo: UNI The recent nationwide arrests of activists have...
What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The issue of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies continues to hog the headlines as India inches closer...
Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Stating there are hindrances to any endeavours to institute a uniform civil code, Law Commission favours reforms within existing personal and...

For the record: Am I a Naxalite?

The harassment I have faced is meant to terrorise intellectuals, subdue dissent   ~By Anand Teltumbde I had just woken up somewhat late, tired after a...
Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Berating the country, or a particular aspect of it, cannot and should not be treated as sedition; avoid unwarranted restrictions on free speech, says...
Nationwide Outrage Over Activists Arrest

Nationwide Outrage Over Activists Arrest

There was widespread condemnation of arrests of the five activists on Thursday, with politicians, civil libertarians and ordinary citizens lashing out at the government...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC stays transit remand order, confirms house arrest as per SC order

Delhi HC irked that arrest memo of Navlakha was not translated from Marathi; how can the person know why he is being held?  At the...
The rough route to audacious arrests and the fallout

The rough route to audacious arrests and the fallout

The petition in the Bhima Koregaon case was filed by academics Romila Thapar, Prabhat Patnaik, Devaki Jain and Satish Deshpande. The petition said the...
Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

What was only expected has now been made formal – Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India when current Chief...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Mullaperiyar Dam: Fight Over Three Feet

Above: The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border In the wake of the devastating deluge, Kerala and Tamil Nadu once again...
Cry, the Beloved Country!

Cry, the Beloved Country!

Above: An aerial view of the flood-affected regions in Chengannur, Kerala/Photo: UNI This could well be the plaintive sentiment of the despairing people of God’s...
Jharkhand HC cancels provisional bail of Lalu

Jharkhand HC cancels provisional bail of Lalu

The Jharkhand High Court on Friday (August 24) quashed the provisional bail of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and asked him to surrender by...
Cyrus Mistry cannot be forced to sell his shares, but privatisation of Tata Sons is okay, says NCLT appeals bench

Cyrus Mistry cannot be forced to sell his shares, but privatisation of Tata Sons...

Cyrus Mistry, the discredited former chairman of Tata Sons, hailing from the family of Shapoorji Pallonji, a shareholder in the $103 billion Tata conglomerate,...
VAJPAYEE, NEHRU…AND A DASH OF WASHINGTON

VAJPAYEE, NEHRU…AND A DASH OF WASHINGTON

~By Inderjit Badhwar To run this vast and diverse land, its leaders need not have 56-inch chests, but hearts as large as the universe. In their...
Shelter Homes for Children: Scarred for Life

Shelter Homes for Children: Scarred for Life

Above: Outrage over the Muzaffarpur shelter rapes/Photo: UNI The horrific exploitation of hapless minors in shelter homes in Bihar and UP shows a lack of...
Courts’ Activism: Shell Companies

Courts’ Activism: Shell Companies

Above: The Amrapali Group’s ugly, half-built buildings are a sharp reminder of the way homebuyers have been duped/Photo: Anil Shakya In a relief for homebuyers,...
Vajpayee, the last journey

Vajpayee, the last journey

Thousands walked with the cortège carrying the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to his final resting place, Smriti Sthal on Friday (August...
Sreesanth scales down claim to play, but case goes back to high court

Sreesanth case: Nothing wrong with disciplinary banning of a player by BCCI, observes CJI

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 17) observed that there was nothing wrong in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barring former India...
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more

Former Indian Prime Minister and the most admired Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at the All India Institute of Medical...
E-Commerce Industry: Another Licence Raj?

E-Commerce Industry: Another Licence Raj?

New government proposals to regulate this industry seem mindless, designed to kill the goose that lays the golden egg and will allow entrenched interests...
NOTHING NEW ABOUT WHATABOUTERY

NOTHING NEW ABOUT WHATABOUTERY

Above: The Khir Bhawani Temple in Ganderbal, J&K, was completely safe even though the BJP had claimed that it was "completely burnt" ~By Inderjit Badhwar That...
CBI special court grants bail to Kapil Khandelwal, one of the 33 accused in the PNB scam

CBI special court grants bail to Kapil Khandelwal, one of the 33 accused in...

The special CBI court has granted bail to Kapil Maliram Khandelwal, Joint President, Gitanjali Gems Ltd, one of the 33 accused in the PNB...
Supreme Court

SC waters down major Justice Lodha panel recommendations, approves draft constitution of BCCI

The apex court on Thursday (August 9) diluted some key recommendations made by the Justice R M Lodha panel relating to reform of cricket...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya

In this globalised world, Indian judiciary has benefitted in borrowing from international judicial approaches:...

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (August 7)...
DMK leaders after hearing the Madras High Court verdict in Chennai on Wednesday. Picture courtesy DMK Twitter handle

Karunanidhi passes away, Madras HC directs govt to provide space for memorial near Anna...

Above: DMK leaders after hearing the Madras High Court verdict in Chennai on Wednesday. Picture courtesy DMK Twitter handle The death of long-ailing DMK patriarch...
Members of All Religious Communities of West Bengal protesting against the NRC in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

NRC, Assam: State of Panic

Above: Members of All Religious Communities of West Bengal protesting against the NRC in Kolkata. Photo: UNI Prompted by the Supreme Court, the release of...
Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Above: Justice BN Srikrishna and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad share the dais after submission of the data protection report prepared by the Committee...
INDIA ON TEST

INDIA ON TEST

~By Inderjit Badhwar Our cover story focuses this week on what could be the biggest human rights issue the nation has faced since it gained...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

In the face of stiff resistance by all opposition parties, as well as from the general intelligentsia and following a cryptic comment by the...
Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it in a report

Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it...

Above: Anupam Kher with Vijay Ratnakar Gutte   The upcoming flick Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has been arrested for alleged Goods and...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Presidential warrants come through for three HC judges

The three judges, Justice KM Joseph, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, whose name were cleared by SC Collegium have been appointed as...
Govt agrees to elevation of Justice KM Joseph to SC, as Collegium-executive confrontation eases

Govt agrees to elevation of Justice KM Joseph to SC, as Collegium-executive confrontation eases

The eight-month stand-off between the Supreme Court Collegium and the executive was eased a bit on Thursday (August 2) when the government agreed to...
The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people but only on limited grounds

SABARIMALA: MOVING TO A UNIFORM CIVIL CODE?

Above: The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people...
Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services

GST: A Good Idea Gone Bad

Above: Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services At the launch of GST, Prime Minister Modi stated...
The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6

Delayed Decision Disrespectful

Above: The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6 It is the constitutional obligation of the Executive...
CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI

In Padmavat, the Supreme Court supported the path of creativity, says Chief Justice Dipak...

Above: CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI   At the annual Bar Association of India-organised M C Setalvad Memorial...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC orders CBDT to allow filing of ITR sans PAN linked to Aadhaar...

The Delhi High Court has allowed the filing of Income Tax Returns without the mandatory linking of PAN to Aadhaar and has asked the...
Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel sent to 2 years in jail for vandalizing MLA office during Patidar...

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samity founder Hardik Patel has finally had to succumb to the law. A Visnagar court in Gujarat has sentenced him to...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

The Power of Speech

~ By Dilip Bobb Much has been made of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament, culminating in the hug-wink combo. If politicians have one requirement, it...
Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity and tradition

Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity...

Hearing the depositions before it on the PIL on ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple at...
Photo by Anil Shakya

Social Media Communication Hub: 1984 Redux?

George Orwell’s novel is almost prophetic about the state of India today as the government moots a proposal for a hub to monitor social...
The flogging of four Dalit men for carrying cattle carcasses in Una, Gujarat, had triggered massive protests

Lynchings: Tackling the Savages

Above: The flogging of four Dalit men for carrying cattle carcasses in Una, Gujarat, had triggered massive protests The Supreme Court has laid out detailed...
Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

COURT STANDS UP TO MOBOCRACY

Above: Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar We return, again, on this page, and in our cover story—and we shall do...
Please select an image by clicking here Mob lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards: Pressured by Govt, WhatsApp decides to add new sharing restrictions

Mob lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards: Pressured by Govt, WhatsApp decides to add...

CNN Tech has reported that Facebook-owned WhatsApp has decided to install new sharing restrictions in a bid to stamp out the vitriolic messages that...
SC Collegium sends back names of Justices Joseph, Bose for elevation

SC Collegium sends back names of Justices Joseph, Bose for elevation

Above: (Left) Justice K M Joseph and Justice Anirudha Bose The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday (July 20) took a strong stance and returned to the Centre...
Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

In an unusual gesture, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday (July 20) hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after slamming BJP-led government during the no...
P Chidambaram (file pic)

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram also listed as accused in CBI’s supplementary chargesheet

As expected, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has also now been listed as an accused in the chargesheet of the Central Bureau of Investigation...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere they like; you must justify why if you debar them

Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere...

While hearing arguments on the PIL against the ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala,...
Rethink basic concepts of law on property, contracts to fight climate change, says Prof. Baxi

Rethink basic concepts of law on property, contracts to fight climate change, says Prof....

Prof Upendra Baxi (left) and Chief Justice Dipak Misra (centre)at a function at the Indian Society of International Law in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Section 377 hearings Day 4: Supreme court reserves judgment

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton F Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra on Tuesday (July 17), concluded...
Fast track mob lynching cases, punish convicts to maximum term: SC on cow vigilantes

Fast track mob lynching cases, punish convicts to maximum term: SC on cow vigilantes

Supreme Court issues slew of punitive, remedial and preventive measures; recommends special law to make lynching a separate offence with adequate punishment The Supreme Court,...
Watch this space: Lynchings and the law

Lynchings and the law

Above: Photo Courtesy www.mid-day.com In light of the Supreme Court's verdict against cow vigilante groups, we are reproducing an editorial that was carried in...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter

Nawaz Sharif’s Dilemma: On the Edge

Above: Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter Pakistan’s forthcoming elections are, in essence, a political verdict...

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Mission Unfulfilled: Trupti Desai Returns Without Visiting Sabarimala

Mission Unfulfilled: Trupti Desai Returns Without Visiting Sabarimala

Activist Trupti Desai who had arrived at Nedumbassery airport on Friday morning and vowed not return until she had darshan at Sabarimala finally returned...
CBI chief designate Alok Kumar Verma. Photo: UNI

CBI vs. CBI: Alok Verma to file response to CVC inquiry report on Nov...

Supreme Court orders copies of CVC inquiry report to be shared with CBI director, Solicitor General and Attorney General; to hear matter on Nov...
After unceremonious exit as CBI director, Alok Verma moves Supreme Court

CBI vs. CBI: Share CVC inquiry report with Alok Verma, says SC

Supreme Court also calls for details of all policy decisions taken by interim CBI chief Nageswara Rao since he assumed office on October 24 The...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Sabarimala: Travancore Devaswom Board To Approach SC Seeking More Time For Women’s Entry

In a sudden turnaround, the Travancore  Devaswom Board (TTD) that administers the Sabarimala temple has  decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court,...
Widespread protests notwithstanding, Kerala will not challenge Sabarimala verdict

All Party Talks Fail, Kerala On Tenterhooks On Eve Of Sabarimala Temple Opening

On the eve of the opening of the Sabarimala Temple for the two month long pilgrim season, an all party meeting convened by the...

SC reserves order on plea seeking court monitored probe into Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on several pleas asking for a court monitored probe into the deal with France for the...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Govt Need Not Respond At the moment to demands for Rafale Pricing

Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that the Govt doesn't need to respond to the contentions made by petitioners in the Rafael deal on the...
Sabarimala temple

Both sides take rigid stance as Sabarimala Temple Set To Reopen

With only two days left for the Sabarimala temple to reopen for a two month long season, there is a palpable tension in the...
SC admits fresh PIL against Rafale Deal; to be heard on Oct 10

Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Plea for court monitored probe into Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday   took up the hearing on a clutch of petitions pleas seeking court-monitored probe into procurement of 36 Rafale fighter...

Supreme Court To Take Sabarimala Petitions on January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear review petitions challenging its September 28 verdict that allowed entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala...

Centre submits affidavit on the Rafale aircraft deal in Supreme Court

Responding to the Supreme Court’s direction during the last hearing on the controversial issue, the Centre has submitted an affidavit on the Rafale aircraft...

Parallels with Reddy arrest and CBI case

The arrest of Gali Janardhana Reddy, former BJP minister and mining baron from Bellary, on the charge of attempting to bribe an Enforcement Directorate...

Apex Court To Take Up CVC Report On CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday

The Supreme Court will take up on Friday the  report submitted by the Central Vigilance Commission that looked into the allegations against the CBI...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere they like; you must justify why if you debar them

Supreme Court To Take Up Fresh Sabarimala Writ Petitions after Considering Review Petitions Today

A Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph adjourned the hearing on four fresh writ petitions challenging...
Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The government has acknowledged the need to set targets and show the resolve to reduce particulate matter, but unless there...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel at an RBI meeting/Photo: UNI

RBI-Government Tussle: Under Siege

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel at an RBI meeting/Photo: UNI With the government invoking Section 7 of the RBI...
Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Virender Singh

A COMMON MISSION

Above: Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu lights the ceremonial lamp at the ILRF’s maiden conclave at Ranchi in 2016 in the presence of Chief Justice...

Avni’s killing: Environmentalists to move Supreme Court

Environmentalists are reportedly planning to move the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the killing of alleged man-eater tigress Avni (T1) in Maharashtra. According to...
Supreme Court

Flagrant Violations Of SC Fireworks Orders All Across NCR

Despite the Supreme Court imposing strict restrictions on the timings and use of firecrackers during Diwali, Delhi and surrounding areas were engulfed in a...

Hindu groups ask media outfits not to depute women reporters at Sabarimala

The Sabarimala temple was opened for two days on Monday (November 5) amid calls from several Hindu outfits urging media organizations not to send...
Maithripala Sirisena (right) appoints Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister at a function in Colombo/Picture: Twitter

Sri Lanka Constitutional Crisis: Storm Hits Island Nation

Above: Maithripala Sirisena (right) appoints Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister at a function in Colombo/Picture: Twitter In a major jolt, the president, Maithripala Sirisena, has...
Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia leads a march/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya: The Mandir Quagmire

Above: Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia leads a march/Photo: UNI While the apex court has deferred hearing of this dispute, the saffron brigade has...

DESPERATELY SEEKING CONGRESS

By Inderjit Badhwar Actually, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political party needs no external icon in order to give itself more credibility or acceptability. The Bharatiya...

SC declines to entertain petition challenging Centre’s triple talaq ordinance

Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran tells court the triple talaq ordinance is a fraud on the Constitution, provisions not tenable in law The Supreme Court, on...
Supreme Court

Welcome move: 4 new SC judges sworn-in within 48 hours of collegium’s recommendation

With Justices Lokur and Joseph set to retire over the next two months, top court to still remain short of its sanctioned strength of...

CBI to Delhi HC: Asthana’s plea for quashing FIR against him is not maintainable...

The CBI in its reply before the Delhi High Court said that the plea by former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana seeking quashing of...
SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up judicial vacancies

SC to AAP govt: You have been the most laggard in filling up...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 1) pulled up Delhi government for not filling up huge judicial vacancies. Expressing disappointment over the backlog of...

Madras Stays Online Sale Of Medicines On Plea From Drug Dealers

The Madras High Court stayed the sale of medicines online on an appeal from the Chennai based Tamil Nadu Chemists & Druggists Association. The...
MJ Akbar

#MeToo: MJ Akbar records testimony in defamation case against Priya Ramani

Former Union minister for external affairs reiterates that Ramani’s comments accusing him of being a sexual predator are baseless and defamatory Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar recorded...
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31 years after 42 people were massacred in Hashimpura, Delhi HC convicts 16 PAC...

The 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary officers were accused of gunning down 42 people, all from a minority community, in Hashimpura in 1987 Over three decades...
Rafale-Fighter

SC asks Centre to share Rafale pricing, other necessary details with petitioners

Bunch of petitions, including those filed by former BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have been filed in SC challenging the Rafale Deal. The...
CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov 1

SC allows “whistleblower” Sana to seek police protection; transferred CBI officer says he has...

Transferred to Port Blair by interim CBI chief, AK Bassi moves Supreme Court challenging order, also wants to testify against Asthana in graft cases Controversial...
shivraj shingh chauhan

Madhya Pradesh CM to Sue Rahul Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan says he will be filing a criminal defamation case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for accusing him...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names for elevation as apex court judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justices M.R. Shah, Ajay Rastogi, Hemant Gupta and R. Subhash Reddy for elevation as apex...
Above Mahant Ramdas talking to mediapersons after the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case was deferred to January 2019Photo Anil Shakya

SC to list Ayodhya matter for arguments in January 1st week

Above: Mahant Ramdas talking to mediapersons after the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case was deferred to January 2019/Photo: Anil Shakya   The Supreme Court bench of Chief...
SC issues notice to Gautam Navlakha on plea challenging his release from house arrest

SC issues notice to Gautam Navlakha on plea challenging his release from house arrest

Delhi High Court had, earlier this month, freed Navlakha from house arrest in a case linked to the Bhima Koregaon communal clash In a setback...
CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov 1

CBI feud: Delhi HC extends status quo order in Rakesh Asthana’s plea till Nov...

The CBI has also been granted additional time to reply to issues raised by its special director on FIR registered against him by the...
Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

Tata Group terminates contract with Suhel Seth amid sexual harassment allegations

The Tata Group has fired high profile marketing professional Suhel Seth, as a consultant for the company following allegations of sexual harassment by several...
CBI: Midnight Massacre

CBI: Midnight Massacre

Above: (L-R) The centre stripped CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana of all powers Once again, the Supreme Court has been dragged...
TIMELY INTERVENTION

TIMELY INTERVENTION

Above: CBI Headquarters in New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya ~By Inderjit Badhwar In what amounts to an almost laughable self-fulfilling prophesy, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),...
Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Gun Smuggling in Munger: A Shot of Infamy

Above: Bihar and MP police have raided many villages in Munger/Photo: Twitter The shocking recovery of 45 AK-47s from Munger district has revealed that smuggling...
Bhima-Koregaon: Pune police get police custody of activists; SC rejects review plea seeking SIT probe

Bhima-Koregaon: Pune police get police custody of activists; SC rejects review plea seeking SIT...

A day after the Supreme Court rejected eminent historian Romila Thapar's petition seeking a review of the top court's earlier refusal to constitute a...
Centre files Rafale deal decision-making papers in SC

Centre files Rafale deal decision-making papers in SC

Supreme Court had earlier asked the Centre to file all papers detailing the decision making process on the Rafale Deal with Dassault Aviation The Centre...
SC grants CVC 2 weeks to probe CBI director Alok Verma, restrains interim chief Rao from taking any decisions

SC grants CVC 2 weeks to probe CBI director Alok Verma, restrains interim chief...

CVC enquiry to be monitored by retired Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Patnaik; top court to hear further arguments in case on November 25 The...
18 TN MLAs to Challenge Disqualification in SC

18 TN MLAs to Challenge Disqualification in SC

The eighteen Tamil Nadu MLAs who were disqualified yesterday by the Madras High Court have said they will challenge the verdict in the Supreme...
Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA Court defers framing of charges to Oct 30

Malegaon Blasts Case: NIA Court defers framing of charges to Oct 30

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday deferred framing of charges in the Malegaon Blasts case of 2008 till October 30 as...
PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

PIL in SC Seeks Extension of Visakha Guidelines To Religious Places

The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted a PIL that sought the extension of the Vishakha guidelines to religious places, including ‘ashrams’, ‘madrasas’ and Catholic...
#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

#MeToo fallout: 4-member GoM to examine framework to tackle sexual harassment

Group of Ministers headed by Rajnath Singh to recommend effective roadmap to address issues related to sexual harassment at workplace In what is a direct...
SC grants conditional nod for fire crackers, online sale banned

SC grants conditional nod for fire crackers, online sale banned

Supreme Court refuses a blanket ban on sale of fire crackers but says they can be burst only in designated areas and within the...
Sabarimala review: SC to hear pleas on November 13

Sabarimala review: SC to hear pleas on November 13

The apex court on Tuesday said that it will hear batch of petitions seeking review of the Constitution bench verdict that allowed entry of...
Relief for Rakesh Asthana

Relief for Rakesh Asthana: Delhi HC tells CBI to maintain status quo

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday was told by CBI special director Rakesh Asthana that CBI didn’t take prior sanction to carry out investigation...
CBI registers FIR against its special director Asthana against Rs 3 crore bribery allegation

CBI registers FIR against its special director Asthana against Rs 3 crore bribery allegation

Complainant is being probed by an SIT led by Rakesh Asthana for a case linked to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi The feud between the...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

SC to announce Sabarimala review petitions hearing dates tomorrow

The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow on the dates for hearing a clutch of review petitions against the Court’s September 28 verdict that overturned...
A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo

#MeToo: Time is of Essence

Above: A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo It is important for women in MeToo movement to...
Sabarimala: Temple of Discontent

Sabarimala: Temple of Discontent

Above: Police trying to manage the protests over entry of women devotees to Sabarimala/Photo: UNI As Kerala erupts in fury over the SC verdict allowing...
JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AND A LESSON FOR INDIA

JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AND A LESSON FOR INDIA

Above: Brett Kavanaugh’s display of political partisanship while repudiating Dr Christine Ford’s #MeToo testimony of rape was shocking ~By Inderjit Badhwar Perhaps the most powerful and...
Former union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani who has alleged that he sexually harassed her

Court takes cognizance of MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation case, to examine plea on Oct...

Former union minister MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who has alleged that he sexually harassed her The Patiala...
#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

#MeToo effect: After initial brazenness, MJ Akbar finally resigns as MoS, External Affairs

A barrage of allegations of sexual harassment have been made by women journos against the journalist-turned-politician, he has sought legal remedy With more and more...
Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Even as large parts of Kerala remained on tenterhooks following the prolonged stand-off between pro and anti-women’s entry group at the Sabarimala temple, the...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: Apex court adjourns hearing till tomorrow

Police turf out protestors as Sabarimala prepares for women devotees as per SC verdict

With the sabarimala pilgrimage season getting underway later today and women of menstrual age being allowed to enter as per a supreme court verdict, tensions...
#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

#MeToo: Naming and Shaming

The worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics are in turmoil as a list of prominent editors, actors, influencers and politicians are exposed by those...
#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

#MeToo: Sparking a Revolution

A clutch of gutsy women break their silence over sexual abuse and harassment by their male bosses and trigger a #MeToo  movement in India...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French president Francois Hollande in Paris in 2015 where he announced the Rafale deal/Photo: UNI

A SPOKE IN THE WHEEL

Above: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi with French president Francois Hollande in Paris in 2015 where he announced the Rafale deal/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar What started...
Centre elevates ASG Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General

Centre elevates ASG Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General

Post of the Solicitor General, Centre’s second seniormost law officer, has been lying vacant since October 20, 2017 following resignation of Ranjit Kumar Nearly a...
SC seeks details of Rafale Deal decision-making process from Centre

SC seeks details of Rafale Deal decision-making process from Centre

Supreme Court refused to issue notice to the Centre on PILs challenging the Rafale Deal, Attorney General says pleas are politically motivated In a setback...
Keeping Saina Nehwal’s Secret

Keeping Saina Nehwal’s Secret

~By Dilip Bobb   Here’s my #metoo moment. No, nothing to do with rape or sexual exploitation but a secret affair that I was asked...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

Sabarimala Verdict row: National Ayyappa Devotees Association files review petition

Above: People under the banners various Hindu organisations staging a protest against the recent Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to worship...
Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Lawyers on Strike: Law unto Themselves

Above: Lawyers in a Ranchi court protesting against the Advocates (Amdt) Bill, 2017/Photo: UNI Despite court strictures, lawyers in several parts of the country continue...
THE MORALITY PLAY

THE MORALITY PLAY

Above: Justice Ranjan Gogoi being sworn in as the CJI by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Photo: UNI Immediately after donning the mantle of...
2019 Semi-finals: EC announces MP, Raj, CG, Telangana and Mizoram poll dates

2019 Semi-finals: EC announces MP, Raj, CG, Telangana and Mizoram poll dates

Elections a big test for BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, will also test whether Congress’ ambition of a grand alliance will...
No Indian should feel the Constitution is alien to him: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra

No Indian should feel the Constitution is alien to him: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra

In his first public address after his retirement, former Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaks on idea of constitutional morality at HT Leadership Summit Days after...
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SC allows deportation of 7 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, UN reacts sharply

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs Assam government to ensure that the refugees are handed over to Myanmar authorities The Supreme Court, on...
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi announces fresh roster

Shortly after assuming office, among the first things that Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi did was to notify changes in the roster. As...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the North East

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the...

In January this year, Justice Gogoi was among four judges who held an unprecedented press conference protesting against then Chief Justice Dipak Misra Justice Ranjan...
Farewell: Chief Justice Dipak Misra demits office

Farewell: Chief Justice Dipak Misra demits office

Tumultuous 13 month tenure was dogged by controversies, the unprecedented judges’ revolt but wrapped up with a slew of progressive, reformist judgments A little over...
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In final verdict, CJI Dipak Misra-led bench expands guidelines to check mob violence

New set of guidelines, in addition to those laid out in the Tehseen Poonawalla case, issued by bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...
The Minority Report

The Minority Report

Delivering the keynote address at the Indian Law Institute earlier this year, Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court took the view that India...
Judgment Days

Judgment Days

Above: A woman shows her Aadhaar card after casting her vote/Photo: UNI In his final week as chief justice, Dipak Misra presides over a flurry...
SC’s observations in Sabarimala case

SC’s observations in Sabarimala case

  The Sabarimala case in which apex court on Friday (Sep 28) gave the verdict allowing the women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala...
Supreme Court allows probe against activists, extends house arrest by 4 weeks

Supreme Court allows probe against activists, extends house arrest by 4 weeks

In a 2:1 majority verdict, apex court said the activists can’t choose which agency investigates them, case not result of differences in political ideologies In...
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In 4:1 majority verdict, Supreme Court allows women entry into Sabarimala temple

Justice Indu Malhotra, only woman judge in the five-judge bench, dissents against majority verdict which said devotion can’t be subjected to gender discrimination In a...
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SC’s observations in Adultery case

The Supreme Court while delivering verdict in the Adultery case made strong observations. The five-member constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice...
1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

The Ismail Faruqui verdict had said mosque not essential for offering namaz, Supreme Court says view won't affect Ayodhya outcome A three-judge bench of the...
Section 497 IPC, Adultery Law, manifestly arbitrary & unconstitutional: SC

Section 497 IPC, Adultery Law, manifestly arbitrary & unconstitutional: SC

Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra says adultery can be a ground for divorce but can’t be held a criminal offence In a...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid even as it struck down some of the provisions of...
SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring judgment

SC delivers a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar: Highlights from Justice Bhushan’s concurring...

Photo: Anil Shakya Following the majority opinion delivered by Justice AK Sikri (for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar), Justice DY Chandrachud gave a...
Aadhaar Verdict: Highlights from Justice Chandrachud’s dissenting judgment

Aadhaar Verdict: Highlights from Justice Chandrachud’s dissenting judgment

In the ongoing Aadhaar verdict, the initial judgment has been delivered by Justice AK Sikri for himself, CJI Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar. However,...
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Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar but with conditions

The constitution bench of the Supreme Court has started delivering its judgment on the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The majority judgment penned...
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No need to collect quantifiable data on SC/ST to provide reservation in promotion: SC

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refuses to refer Nagaraj verdict to 7-judge bench, rules verdict contravenes landmark Indra Sawhney judgment A...
Prison reforms: SC constitutes former SC judge-headed committee to suggest measures

Prison reforms: SC constitutes former SC judge-headed committee to suggest measures

In a bid to improve the conditions of jails in India, the apex court on Tuesday constituted a committee headed by former SC judge...
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SC gives respite to neta-lawyers, says they can practice as law doesn’t put any...

The apex court on Tuesday said that lawyers turned MPs/MLAs can’t be barred from practicing law as legislation does not put any restriction for...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Election Commission of India (ECI) to change the format of the form filled by candidates for contesting the...
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SC constitutes 5 judge constitution bench on Female Genital Mutilation

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to refer to a constitution bench a PIL that sought a complete ban on the practice of female...
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ISRO spy case: Long Wait For Justice

Above: Photo courtesy Wikipedia.org Some retired top officers of the Kerala police and successive state governments are likely to come under the scanner as the...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the North East

Justice Ranjan Gogoi: Great Expectations

Above: As a judge, Justice Gogoi is quick to grasp the issue before him/Photo: Anil Shakya As a new chief justice takes over shortly, there...
Law in the Digital Era

Law in the Digital Era

Before he steps down as chief justice of India, Dipak Misra is slated to deliver one of the most crucial judgments of his eventful...
ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan

EXCLUSIVE: “External Agencies Wanted To Retard India’s Space Programme”

ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan, framed in 1994 on fake charges of being a spy, in exclusive conversation with India Legal on his victory in...
Centre approves ordinance to criminalise instant triple talaq

Centre approves ordinance to criminalise instant triple talaq

Anti-triple talaq bill had been passed by the Lok Sabha in the monsoon session but was stalled in the Rajya Sabha, ordinance expected to...
Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Above: Located close to Delhi, Kant Enclave is a prime property In a significant judgment, the apex court has ordered that Kant Enclave in the...
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka at their father’s memorial. Both have forgiven his killers/Photo: UNI

Rajiv Gandhi Assassins: Clemency Dilemma

Above: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka at their father’s memorial. Both have forgiven his killers/Photo: UNI The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to recommend the release of...
Passing the Buck

Passing the Buck

Two days after the landmark Supreme Court judgment that decriminalised homosexuality, one of the more eloquent judges on that bench, Justice DY Chandrachud, expressed...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed new CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed new CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Thursday (Sep 13) by the President of India Ram Nath...
SC issues a slew of directives to Centre, states on the rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons

SC issues a slew of directives to Centre, states on the rehabilitation of leprosy...

Issuing a slew of directives on the rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons, the apex court said on Friday (Sep 14) that it was inter...
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Misuse of Section 498A: SC modifies earlier order, says scrutiny of complaints by welfare...

The apex court bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra on Friday (Sep 14) withdrew direction of two-judge bench mandating scrutiny of complaints by Family...
Mallya’s “met Jaitley” revelation triggers BJP-Congress war of words

Mallya’s “met Jaitley” revelation triggers BJP-Congress war of words

Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya had claimed he met finance minister Arun Jaitley before fleeing to London; Congress leader PL Punia says he witnessed the...
Do Me a Favour, Your Honour

Do Me a Favour, Your Honour

Above: Justice Indira Banerjee was asked to recuse herself from a hotel property case; (left) Royal Plaza Hotel, owned by Ashok G Mittal With Justice...
Supporters of the LGBT community celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict/Photo: UNI

Section 377: Pride over prejudice

Above: Supporters of the LGBT community celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict/Photo: UNI In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court quashed its 2013 verdict and decriminalised...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

In November 1951, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru faced an unusual revolt. It was not from within the Congress party but from six Supreme Court...
Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex

Section 377: Supreme Court decriminalizes consensual homosexual sex (Read Full Verdict)

Landmark verdict by a Constitution Bench reverses an earlier judgment of the Supreme Court which had set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court decision...
SC continues interim house arrest of five activists till Sep 12

SC continues interim house arrest of five activists till Sep 12

The apex court on Thursday (Sep 5) continued the interim house arrest of five activists Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferriera, Sudha Bhardwaj, P Varavara Rao...
When Democracy Dies an Easy Death...

When Democracy Dies an Easy Death…

The BJP’s art of labelling has termed dissent anti-national, pro-communist, terrorist and Maoist. Patriotism is a uniform that only the BJP can don with...
P Varavara Rao upon his return to his Hyderabad residence where he is under house arrest/Photo: UNI

Arrests of Activists: Crackdown on Dissent

Above: P Varavara Rao upon his return to his Hyderabad residence where he is under house arrest/Photo: UNI The recent nationwide arrests of activists have...
What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The issue of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies continues to hog the headlines as India inches closer...
Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Stating there are hindrances to any endeavours to institute a uniform civil code, Law Commission favours reforms within existing personal and...

For the record: Am I a Naxalite?

The harassment I have faced is meant to terrorise intellectuals, subdue dissent   ~By Anand Teltumbde I had just woken up somewhat late, tired after a...
Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Berating the country, or a particular aspect of it, cannot and should not be treated as sedition; avoid unwarranted restrictions on free speech, says...
Nationwide Outrage Over Activists Arrest

Nationwide Outrage Over Activists Arrest

There was widespread condemnation of arrests of the five activists on Thursday, with politicians, civil libertarians and ordinary citizens lashing out at the government...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC stays transit remand order, confirms house arrest as per SC order

Delhi HC irked that arrest memo of Navlakha was not translated from Marathi; how can the person know why he is being held?  At the...
The rough route to audacious arrests and the fallout

The rough route to audacious arrests and the fallout

The petition in the Bhima Koregaon case was filed by academics Romila Thapar, Prabhat Patnaik, Devaki Jain and Satish Deshpande. The petition said the...
Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India

What was only expected has now been made formal – Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India when current Chief...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Mullaperiyar Dam: Fight Over Three Feet

Above: The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border In the wake of the devastating deluge, Kerala and Tamil Nadu once again...
Cry, the Beloved Country!

Cry, the Beloved Country!

Above: An aerial view of the flood-affected regions in Chengannur, Kerala/Photo: UNI This could well be the plaintive sentiment of the despairing people of God’s...
Jharkhand HC cancels provisional bail of Lalu

Jharkhand HC cancels provisional bail of Lalu

The Jharkhand High Court on Friday (August 24) quashed the provisional bail of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and asked him to surrender by...
Cyrus Mistry cannot be forced to sell his shares, but privatisation of Tata Sons is okay, says NCLT appeals bench

Cyrus Mistry cannot be forced to sell his shares, but privatisation of Tata Sons...

Cyrus Mistry, the discredited former chairman of Tata Sons, hailing from the family of Shapoorji Pallonji, a shareholder in the $103 billion Tata conglomerate,...
VAJPAYEE, NEHRU…AND A DASH OF WASHINGTON

VAJPAYEE, NEHRU…AND A DASH OF WASHINGTON

~By Inderjit Badhwar To run this vast and diverse land, its leaders need not have 56-inch chests, but hearts as large as the universe. In their...
Shelter Homes for Children: Scarred for Life

Shelter Homes for Children: Scarred for Life

Above: Outrage over the Muzaffarpur shelter rapes/Photo: UNI The horrific exploitation of hapless minors in shelter homes in Bihar and UP shows a lack of...
Courts’ Activism: Shell Companies

Courts’ Activism: Shell Companies

Above: The Amrapali Group’s ugly, half-built buildings are a sharp reminder of the way homebuyers have been duped/Photo: Anil Shakya In a relief for homebuyers,...
Vajpayee, the last journey

Vajpayee, the last journey

Thousands walked with the cortège carrying the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to his final resting place, Smriti Sthal on Friday (August...
Sreesanth scales down claim to play, but case goes back to high court

Sreesanth case: Nothing wrong with disciplinary banning of a player by BCCI, observes CJI

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 17) observed that there was nothing wrong in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barring former India...
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more

Former Indian Prime Minister and the most admired Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at the All India Institute of Medical...
E-Commerce Industry: Another Licence Raj?

E-Commerce Industry: Another Licence Raj?

New government proposals to regulate this industry seem mindless, designed to kill the goose that lays the golden egg and will allow entrenched interests...
NOTHING NEW ABOUT WHATABOUTERY

NOTHING NEW ABOUT WHATABOUTERY

Above: The Khir Bhawani Temple in Ganderbal, J&K, was completely safe even though the BJP had claimed that it was "completely burnt" ~By Inderjit Badhwar That...
CBI special court grants bail to Kapil Khandelwal, one of the 33 accused in the PNB scam

CBI special court grants bail to Kapil Khandelwal, one of the 33 accused in...

The special CBI court has granted bail to Kapil Maliram Khandelwal, Joint President, Gitanjali Gems Ltd, one of the 33 accused in the PNB...
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SC waters down major Justice Lodha panel recommendations, approves draft constitution of BCCI

The apex court on Thursday (August 9) diluted some key recommendations made by the Justice R M Lodha panel relating to reform of cricket...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya

In this globalised world, Indian judiciary has benefitted in borrowing from international judicial approaches:...

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra delivering his speech at the Assocham conclave in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture Anil Shakya Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (August 7)...
DMK leaders after hearing the Madras High Court verdict in Chennai on Wednesday. Picture courtesy DMK Twitter handle

Karunanidhi passes away, Madras HC directs govt to provide space for memorial near Anna...

Above: DMK leaders after hearing the Madras High Court verdict in Chennai on Wednesday. Picture courtesy DMK Twitter handle The death of long-ailing DMK patriarch...
Members of All Religious Communities of West Bengal protesting against the NRC in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

NRC, Assam: State of Panic

Above: Members of All Religious Communities of West Bengal protesting against the NRC in Kolkata. Photo: UNI Prompted by the Supreme Court, the release of...
Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Justice Srikrishna Report: Muddying the Waters

Above: Justice BN Srikrishna and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad share the dais after submission of the data protection report prepared by the Committee...
INDIA ON TEST

INDIA ON TEST

~By Inderjit Badhwar Our cover story focuses this week on what could be the biggest human rights issue the nation has faced since it gained...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

In the face of stiff resistance by all opposition parties, as well as from the general intelligentsia and following a cryptic comment by the...
Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it in a report

Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Gutte arrested for GST fraud: India Legal had predicted it...

Above: Anupam Kher with Vijay Ratnakar Gutte   The upcoming flick Accidental Prime Minister’s Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has been arrested for alleged Goods and...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Presidential warrants come through for three HC judges

The three judges, Justice KM Joseph, Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Vineet Saran, whose name were cleared by SC Collegium have been appointed as...
Govt agrees to elevation of Justice KM Joseph to SC, as Collegium-executive confrontation eases

Govt agrees to elevation of Justice KM Joseph to SC, as Collegium-executive confrontation eases

The eight-month stand-off between the Supreme Court Collegium and the executive was eased a bit on Thursday (August 2) when the government agreed to...
The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people but only on limited grounds

SABARIMALA: MOVING TO A UNIFORM CIVIL CODE?

Above: The Sabarimala Temple board has argued in the SC that the state is permitted to interfere in the religious matters of its people...
Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services

GST: A Good Idea Gone Bad

Above: Over 600 changes have now been made to tax rates of 1,300 goods and 500 services At the launch of GST, Prime Minister Modi stated...
The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6

Delayed Decision Disrespectful

Above: The Collegium returned the name of Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Centre on July 6 It is the constitutional obligation of the Executive...
CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI

In Padmavat, the Supreme Court supported the path of creativity, says Chief Justice Dipak...

Above: CJI Dipak Misra speaking at the M C Setalvad Memorial Lecture/Photo: ANI   At the annual Bar Association of India-organised M C Setalvad Memorial...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC orders CBDT to allow filing of ITR sans PAN linked to Aadhaar...

The Delhi High Court has allowed the filing of Income Tax Returns without the mandatory linking of PAN to Aadhaar and has asked the...
Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel sent to 2 years in jail for vandalizing MLA office during Patidar...

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samity founder Hardik Patel has finally had to succumb to the law. A Visnagar court in Gujarat has sentenced him to...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

The Power of Speech

~ By Dilip Bobb Much has been made of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament, culminating in the hug-wink combo. If politicians have one requirement, it...
Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity and tradition

Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity...

Hearing the depositions before it on the PIL on ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple at...
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Social Media Communication Hub: 1984 Redux?

George Orwell’s novel is almost prophetic about the state of India today as the government moots a proposal for a hub to monitor social...
The flogging of four Dalit men for carrying cattle carcasses in Una, Gujarat, had triggered massive protests

Lynchings: Tackling the Savages

Above: The flogging of four Dalit men for carrying cattle carcasses in Una, Gujarat, had triggered massive protests The Supreme Court has laid out detailed...
Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI

COURT STANDS UP TO MOBOCRACY

Above: Muslims protesting against mob lynching in Ahmedabad/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar We return, again, on this page, and in our cover story—and we shall do...
Please select an image by clicking here Mob lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards: Pressured by Govt, WhatsApp decides to add new sharing restrictions

Mob lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards: Pressured by Govt, WhatsApp decides to add...

CNN Tech has reported that Facebook-owned WhatsApp has decided to install new sharing restrictions in a bid to stamp out the vitriolic messages that...
SC Collegium sends back names of Justices Joseph, Bose for elevation

SC Collegium sends back names of Justices Joseph, Bose for elevation

Above: (Left) Justice K M Joseph and Justice Anirudha Bose The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday (July 20) took a strong stance and returned to the Centre...
Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

Rahul hugs Modi after slamming govt during the no confidence motion

In an unusual gesture, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday (July 20) hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after slamming BJP-led government during the no...
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Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram also listed as accused in CBI’s supplementary chargesheet

As expected, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has also now been listed as an accused in the chargesheet of the Central Bureau of Investigation...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere they like; you must justify why if you debar them

Women entry into Sabarimala temple: CJI says women have the right to go anywhere...

While hearing arguments on the PIL against the ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala,...
Rethink basic concepts of law on property, contracts to fight climate change, says Prof. Baxi

Rethink basic concepts of law on property, contracts to fight climate change, says Prof....

Prof Upendra Baxi (left) and Chief Justice Dipak Misra (centre)at a function at the Indian Society of International Law in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Section 377 hearings Day 4: Supreme court reserves judgment

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton F Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra on Tuesday (July 17), concluded...
Fast track mob lynching cases, punish convicts to maximum term: SC on cow vigilantes

Fast track mob lynching cases, punish convicts to maximum term: SC on cow vigilantes

Supreme Court issues slew of punitive, remedial and preventive measures; recommends special law to make lynching a separate offence with adequate punishment The Supreme Court,...
Watch this space: Lynchings and the law

Lynchings and the law

Above: Photo Courtesy www.mid-day.com In light of the Supreme Court's verdict against cow vigilante groups, we are reproducing an editorial that was carried in...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter

Nawaz Sharif’s Dilemma: On the Edge

Above: Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter Pakistan’s forthcoming elections are, in essence, a political verdict...

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