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Facts & Figure

Election Commission: Crisis of Credibility

Even though the Election Commission in a positive move banned Modi’s biopic, it’s been hit by a slew of criticism for turning a blind eye to blatant violations, bringing into question the very int...

National Green Tribunal: A Paper Tiger?

Above:The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd plant in Karnataka/Photo: Though the National Green Tribunal has shown the way in environmental jurisprudence, it has lost its teeth as its ruli...

Advani’s Blog Leaves BJP Leadership Redfaced, Modi Tweets a Face-Saver

By Punit Mishra BJP veteran and former deputy prime minister Lal Kishen Advani had started blogging as early as January 2009 though the last of his blogs appeared exactly five year ago while he was...

It Does Run In The Family

By Dilip Bobb Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unvarying attacks on the Nehru-Gandhi family and dynastic privilege may be starting to sound like he’s stuck in an echo chamber but a new study has ...

Prof Upendra Baxi hails verdict supporting fundamental rights of slum dwellers

Above: The 2011 Census estimated the population of Delhi in slums at 17,85,390, more than half of whom live in unidentified slums/Photo: Anil Shakya In a progressive order, the Delhi High Court has...

CEO Compensations: Hitting Where it Hurts

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The RBI’s draft rules on compensation for CEOs of private banks are flawed as studies have shown that there is a greater incentive to cheat when a large prop...

Indo-Pak Tension: Now What?

Above: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (right) at the Wagah border during a handover ceremony on March 1, 2019/Photo: UNI Pakistan releasing the downed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has clearl...

Kashmir: India’s Achilles’ Heel

Above: A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI The horrendous Pulwama killing has caught India napping and shows the need to evolve a holistic strategy to combat Pakistan’s Deep State which is using t...

Gerald Cotton’s death shows that crypto currency industry needs to be allowed to self-regulate itself

By Sanjiv Bhatia In December 2013, a 25-year old, Gerald Cotton, launched QuadrigaCX, a cryptocurrency exchange in Canada where people could buy and trade virtual (or digital) currencies. Recently,...

The Diverse Colours of Federalism

The thin line between “tyranny” and “liberty” is being increasingly seen today. As the federal design of the nation gets transformed, it has paradoxically accelerated central dominance By Upendra B...

News Update

Intervention plea filed in Supreme Court on availability of hospital beds, oxygen, drugs for Covid-19 patients

The application is filed by Anjali Bhardwaj Bhardwaj, a senior transparency and accountability activist in the country, through Senior Counsel Prashant Bhushan.

Freedom of speech and expression includes freedom of press to report court proceedings: SC

The two-judge bench comprising Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice M.R. Shah pronounced its judgment in the Election Commission's plea against the Madras High Court's oral observations.

Centre moves SC against Karnataka HC order directing it to hike oxygen allocation to 1200 MT

Justice Chandrachud questioned whether they could do anything without verifying adequate documents

Frivolous petitions: Supreme Court initiates action to recover Rs 25 lakh cost imposed in 2017

The bench then directed the state to initiate fresh steps in recovering the costs from the petitioner, that could be gathered from the arrears of land revenue.
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