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Justice Chelameswar wrote to CJI after collegium flagged his son’s ‘link’ to judge
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Justice Chelameswar is a member of the larger collegium comprising the CJI and the next four senior judges.

J&K to get new DGP soon
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Sources said the final choice could be DGP (Law and Order) S P Vaid, a 1986-batch J&K cadre officer.

In lower courts, 21 per cent judges’ post vacant
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

In most of the big states, the selection of judicial officers is done by the high courts.

Dhingra submits land report: Congress jumps to aid of Robert Vadra as probe finds licence irregularities
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

In first remarks after submitting his report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Wednesday, Justice Dhingra declined to reveal its contents or name individuals.

Kashmir unrest: Don’t let this be milked for UP polls, J&K Opposition told PM Modi
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Modi told the leaders that he too agreed no party should milk the Kashmir situation for political gains, indicating he would also “talk to his party leaders”.

Rajnath Singh opens Track II, taps ‘eminent Muslims’ for ideas
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

The Indian Express has learnt that Rajnath Singh has held two rounds of talks with “eminent citizens”, mostly non-Kashmiri Muslims, to discuss a plan of action and seek their help in initiating a dialogue with Kashmiris.

J&K: Centre, state clueless, Mehbooba must quit, says ex-interlocutor
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is learnt to have involved Ansari and other former interlocutors in its bid to find a solution to the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Condom called Dipper was a NACO idea that failed to take off
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

While the success of Dipper, for which Tata has joined hands with TCI Foundation and the Transport Corporation of India, remains to be seen, there is an interesting story behind the name of the condom brand.

Amnesty booked for sedition: Supreme Court against applying law without sufficient cause
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Despite demands to remove controversial clause of sedition from the statute books, it remains and is used very often to stifle dissent against the Indian government by Indians.

Day after CJI warning, Govt’s olive branch to SC: Clearing all appointments
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Asked if there was a tussle between the judiciary and the government on various issues, including clauses of the draft Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), Prasad replied in the negative.

In standoff with Supreme Court on judges’ postings, Govt digs its heels in
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The government has reiterated that it should have the power to reject any name recommended by the collegium for elevation to the bench on grounds of national security.

Some ambiguity… but never any intent to grant full statehood to Delhi: TK Viswanathan
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Viswanathan also pointed out that the S Balakrishnan Committee, which went into “various issues connected with the administration of the UT of Delhi”, had also not recommended full statehood for Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal vs Najeeb Jung: Why, on the powers of the Delhi govt, confusion persists
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The tussle between the BJP-led central government and Arvind Kejriwal’s government, with L-G Najeeb Jung acting as the eyes and ears of the Centre, can only become more bitter.

2017 Uttar Pradesh polls: Akali Dal may contest in UP, aims 30 seats
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Sources said the SAD leadership will soon tell the BJP leadership about its intention to field candidates for the UP polls.

Government, judiciary yet to agree on minutes, 3 months after Chief Justices’ meeting
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The conference was where CJI Thakur became emotional in the presence of PM Modi while lamenting the Centre’s inaction in increasing the number of Judges and improving infrastructure for the judiciary.

Three months after CJs’ meeting, govt and judiciary yet to agree on minutes
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

While the government, pushed by the Supreme Court, has committed itself to taking the ecourts projects to the lowest court, the pace of implementation has not enthused many state governments.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: Law on Nabam Tuki’s side but not numbers, Congress has Plan B
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Arunchal Pradesh verdict: Congress party leaders are putting in place a Plan B — aimed at ensuring that the judgment does not remain only a symbolic victory but also translates into a stable Congress-led government in the state.

No rush on civil code, no tussle with the judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

He also said that the NDA government will not take a hurried decision on the issue of a common civil code without holding “widest possible” consultations.

My approach would be not give & take but finding a meeting ground: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Back as Law Minister, he discusses government’s relationship with judiciary with Maneesh Chibber

Government to Intelligence Bureau: Carry out strict checks on collegium names
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The Indian Express had first reported the government’s decision not to accept many crucial recommendations and observations made by the Supreme Court collegium regarding the draft memorandum of procedure (MoP).

Congress targets judge probing Vadra land deals, Justice Dhingra hints at more dirt
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Justice Dhingra, told The Indian Express that his report was ready and he would have submitted it Thursday had he not received some more papers about “benami deals” in the four villages.

Government says no to crucial objections of Supreme Court collegium
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The collegium, while returning the government’s draft, was of the view that it was an attempt by the government to circumvent judicial pronouncements and settled law on appointments in the higher judiciary.

PMLA probe against HC judge’s wife: Patna HC seeks report from ED
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer his wife, clerk and many others have been implicated.

Patna HC asks ED to submit status report on money laundering case
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The ED had also sent notices to the wife of a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a senior advocate.

After drugs flooded campaign in 2012, CEC rang alarm bells to PM
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Election Commission seized more than 2700 kg of poppy husk from different parts of Punjab. The comparative figure for UP was just about 100 kg.

20 years after woman got HIV, lost her baby, hospital told to pay for her upkeep
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The hospital didn’t get consent for transfusion.

For last six years, no Scheduled Caste judge sent to Supreme Court
Mon, May 30, 2016

None of the current high court chief justices belong to the Scheduled Caste, which comprises over 16 per cent of the country’s population.

Government decides to renew Enemy Property ordinance
Thu, May 26, 2016

Even though the ordinance was not on the regular agenda of the Cabinet, it was added at the last moment and cleared.

After Digvijaya’s call for ‘surgery’, his colleagues rush in with Band-Aid
Sat, May 21, 2016

Singh is now in charge of the party in Andhra and Telangana.

Sharp Pranab blunting his edge? Uttarakhand makes Cong ask
Sun, May 15, 2016

On Uttarakhand, the Union Cabinet met late at night on March 26 to recommend President’s Rule on grounds that the High Court found very weak.

Uttarakhand floor test: Congress worries as BJP woos other MLAs
Sun, May 08, 2016

After the nine rebels were disqualified by the Speaker, the 71-member Assembly has 28 BJP MLAs and 27 from the Congress — there is also a nominated member.

SC collegium unhappy with govt’s draft procedure
Fri, May 06, 2016

Both the government and the collegium are unanimous in their view that the appointments should be kept out of the purview of the Right to Information Act.

Collegium picks 4 for SC, recommends Uttarakhand Chief Justice’s transfer
Thu, May 05, 2016

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also joined in. Replying to one of Jaising’s tweets, he tweeted, “This raises serious questions ab(ou)t independence of judiciary.”

Do we need more judges? CJI Thakur’s plea to the govt raises key questions
Sun, May 01, 2016

CJI T S Thakur’s emotional plea to the government to strengthen judicial infrastructure raises key questions: How vacant are our benches? Who is to blame and is there a way out?

Middleman left country day after CBI opened probe, trail leads to doors of Cong bigwigs: Minister Prasad
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

India asks British govt to extradite Christian Michel to face probe.