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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Seema Chishti


Former CJI M N Venkatachallaiah: Simultaneous polls will drown key local issues
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Justice Venkatachallaiah was appointed to head the Constitution review panel by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government in February 2000.

SC/ST act: Govt told apex court to keep anticipatory bail clause, says amicus curiae
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

In the Supreme Court Tuesday, Attorney General K K Venugopal urged the bench to reconsider its directions which decreed that permission should be taken before making an arrest under the Act.

Scything the Secular
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Everyday doses of communalism are deepening old fissures in the society of Uttar Pradesh, with permanent effect

A Writer, A Bridge
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Kedarnath Singh immersed himself in urban settings, staying true to his rural roots

Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati start talk on agreement, Lok Sabha bypoll in Kairana their next test
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

On Thursday morning, Akhilesh called the bypoll results a victory for “ekta” or unity. The BSP has been wary of alliances in the past, concluding that transfer of its votes benefits its alliance partner much more than the BSP.

Countdown to 2019, why this matters: Akhilesh Yadav says alliance with BSP is here to stay
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

While BJP also lost the Phulpur and Araria Lok Sabha bypolls, it is the loss of Gorakhpur to Samajwadi Party (SP), which was supported by the BSP, that holds the greatest significance.

Begum Hamida Habibullah (1916-2018): Leader and enabler of women’s education in an eventful age
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Born in 1916, she led a life and played a role that were not only unusual but also a testament to the times that made it possible.

The method and math behind BSP support to SP in eastern Uttar Pradesh bypoll
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

An alliance that has been termed as one “between snake and mole”, The Indian Express explains why it is the opposition’s desperate attempt to check the BJP’s rise.

‘To defeat BJP’, Mayawati’s BSP to support SP in UP bypolls
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

In another surprise turn of events, the Bahujan Samaj Party, after hectic zonal and district levels meetings this week, announced it will partner the SP in order to defeat the BJP, which is the need of the hour.

Over tea and mithai, I will make Army Chief Bipin Rawat aware of facts: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

“We have utmost confidence in the Army for its ability to stay vigilant and guard our borders so we can sleep peacefully and educate our children and go about our lives. We are grateful to them. That is why such a remark by the Army chief puzzles us,” Ajmal said.

Local Flavour
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

An ambitious book that looks at how Islam evolved in the subcontinent, but the idea doesn’t travel well across its regions

Elevation to Supreme Court: If Govt returns Justice Joseph’s file, Collegium is likely to send it back
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Sources said that if the government neither returns the file nor clears it, the Collegium is of the view that it will “not send any other names for elevation to the Supreme Court, at least until as long as this Collegium is in place”.

As Ayodhya – Babri masjid title suit hearing begins, Muslims may seek a larger Bench
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Babri masjid demolition case: The appeal, which was last heard on December 5, 2017, is before a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.

Health insurance cover for 10 crore families: ‘Need to keep admin costs down, hold insurance firms to account’
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Regulation and strict protocols are essential if the health cover scheme proposed in the Budget is to succeed, one of the world’s most celebrated public health policy experts tell The Indian Express.

Supreme Court crisis: Four judges have a plan for CJI Dipak Misra to reform roster, two more join them at meeting
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The proposal, expected to be handed over to the CJI Thursday, deals with formalising a “rational, orderly and transparent system” to allocate cases to different benches of the Supreme Court.

How the complaint by four Supreme Court judges goes beyond the judicial sphere
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

What makes top Supreme Court judges expressing dissatisfaction with procedures, including how vital cases are being allocated, a key moment.

Three Supreme Court judges help CJI, four dissenters meet but fail to break the ice, another round today
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Last Friday, Justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph called a press conference to question the conduct of the CJI, especially on allocation of cases.

Supreme Court crisis: Back to work but not back to business as usual
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The Indian Express has learnt that the CJI is not considering the suggestion of convening a full court of all judges of the Supreme Court, and has also not notified any meeting of the collegium so far.

Business as usual in Supreme Court today, no move by CJI Dipak Misra so far to reach out to the four Justices
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Supreme Court crisis: One of the key points raised by the Justices was the “selective” allocation of cases by the CJI. Calling out the impropriety of the rostering by the Chief Justice didn’t amount to going on a strike, the sources said.

Untouchability high in urban UP and Rajasthan, even Delhi: Survey
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

According to the survey, 50 per cent of respondents in urban Rajasthan admitted to practising untouchability as did 48 per cent of respondents in urban UP and even 39 per cent of Delhi.