The Election Commission on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on a petition seeking cancellation of those political parties, which promise freebies to the electorate right before the polls.
The Commission, while supporting the formation of an expert committee on the matter, refused to become a part of it, stating that since it was a constitutional authority, being a member of such an expert body could influence its decision.
It would also not be appropriate for the Commissi...
Supreme court suggested that an expert body, comprising representatives of the NITI Aayog, Finance Commission, RBI, political parties and other stakeholders, should examine the pros and cons of freebies, while acknowledging that it is a serious issue.
The lions from the Gir National Park in Gujarat are famous for not finding sanctuary in any other state. In 2013, the Supreme Court had ordered the shifting of some lions from Gujarat to the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh.
The King of Kashmir Gonanda was invited by his relative Jarasandha to join him in the war against the Yadavas.Gonanda joined the war and was killed by Krishana’s brother Balrama during the battle.Gonanda’s son Damodara wanted to avenge his father’s death
In the case X versus The Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department & Anr (sc 2022), Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and AS Bopanna recognised that under Article 21 of the Constitution, a woman’s right to reproductive choice is an inseparable part of her personal liberty.
President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday appointed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India, with effect from August 27.
Justice Lalit will become the second CJI, after Justice S M Sikri, to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court Bench from the Bar. Justice Sikri became 13th CJI in January, 1971.
Justice Lalit, a native of Maharashtra, will have a relatively short term, more than just two months, as he is set to retire on November 8.
Before his elevation as a Judge ...
The FBI raid has been necessitated after US Archives officials found documents from the last days of the Trump presidency missing from what they retrieved. The US President's documents cannot be destroyed and have to be preserved for later.