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Supreme Court lets unmarried woman terminate 24-week pregnancy, opens doors for others

August 07, 2022 7:16 am

On Friday, a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and J B Pardiwala said that there appeared to be no logical reasoning to allow a married woman to do so under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy [MTP] Act, 1971, and Rules framed under it, but denying the same to unmarried women, even though the risk is same for both.

Child adoption process in India "very tedious", needs to be streamlined: SC

August 05, 2022 10:23 pm

The ASG said he does not know about the credibility of the NGO and that a copy of the petition has not been served upon him.

Criminalisation of politics: SC dismisses plea seeking contempt proceedings against heads of parties

August 05, 2022 1:17 pm

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by an advocate Brajesh Singh seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against several party leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Akhilesh Yadav.

Daily Briefing: Wait until we decide on Sena pleas, SC tells EC; CJI Ramana recommends Justice U U Lalit as successor

August 05, 2022 7:38 am

In today’s edition: The latest on rival Shiv Sena factions; the next Chief Justice of India; technical snag at CUET 2022; and more

SC sets aside Madras HC order of CBI probe against ex-Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami in corruption case

August 04, 2022 7:06 am

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli asked the high court to decide the complaint against Palaniswami without being influenced by earlier observations or orders passed in this matter.

Who will bell revadi cat? EC to Niti, Finance to RBI, why hands tied

August 04, 2022 11:37 am

The Indian Express spoke to key officials in the Union Ministry of Finance; state Finance Ministers; Election Commission of India, Fifteenth Finance Commission, Niti Aayog, the Reserve Bank of India, and the Comptroller and Auditor General and found a consensus on three key issues.

SC collegium decides: Freeze on new postings until next CJI takes over

August 04, 2022 11:53 am

Hours after the meeting, the Secretariat of the CJI said that it has received a communication from the Union Law Minister requesting the CJI to “recommend the name of his successor”.

Rival Sena sides face off in SC: Voluntarily quitting vs hanging on to power

August 04, 2022 1:13 am

"The only defence available to the rebels to escape the anti-defection law is to claim merger with another party, or float a new party," advocate Kapil Sibal said.

Need committee to look at freebies issue, suggest measures: Supreme Court

August 04, 2022 7:34 am

“We direct all the parties to make their suggestions about the composition of such a body and make recommendations,” a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said in its order.

Sanjiv Bhatt withdraws from SC his plea seeking suspension of sentence in custodial death case

August 03, 2022 4:00 pm

The senior advocate sought permission to withdraw the petition and said the high court be asked to deal with the matter as per law.


Maharashtra: Ban lifted, bullock carts race away

March 27, 2022 9:33 pm

As the Supreme Court lifted the ban on bullock cart races in Maharashtra after four years, ‘Jagadguru shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Utsav Committee’ organised the tournament which, over the last many centuries, has been identified with rural parts of the state.

'Thank you RBG': Hundreds gather at Supreme Court to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

September 19, 2020 9:20 pm

Scores of memorial candles flickered in the wind along the front steps of the court as people knelt to leave bouquets of flowers, small American flags and handwritten condolence messages for Ginsburg, who died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

The other side of Mumbai's dance bars

February 08, 2019 10:27 am

As many as 700 dance bars across Mumbai and Maharashtra were shut down following the 2005 ban. The ban also pushed nearly 70,000 bar girls out of jobs, reportedly forcing many into prostitution

Did you know how firecrackers affect your health?

October 13, 2017 3:06 pm

A 2007 study, ‘Recreational Atmospheric Pollution Episodes: Inhalable Metalliferous Particles from Firework Displays’, published in Atmospheric Environment, had found that children are particular susceptible to pollution caused by firecrackers.

Jallikattu: Everything you need to know about the controversial sport, and more

January 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Jallikattu verdict: The Supreme Court will hear appeals against the Centre’s decision to allow the sport on Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

Internal 'self-assessment' mechanism important in judiciary: PM Narendra Modi

April 05, 2015 3:01 pm

PM Narendra Modi said that while the judiciary is getting powerful, it is necessary that it also becomes 'perfect' to live up to the people’s expectations.


India will see swift progress once Ram temple is built: Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, RSS general secretary

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi hints at the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2025.

Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.

What Indu Malhotra, the only judge who disagreed on the Sabarimala verdict, said

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Justice Indu Malhotra said that it is not for courts to determine which religious practices are to be struck down.

Supreme Court allows women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

In a 4-1 majority verdict, the Supreme Court lifted the ban and said that it violates constitutional principles. See more:

What the Supreme Court did not address in its Aadhaar verdict

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

There are still many unanswered questions about aadhaar despite the Supreme Court's verdict of more than 1,400 pages. Usha Ramanathan tells us the concerns that the poor of India still have, what making aadhaar voluntary means and whether the linking