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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking Law Commission to be declared ‘statutory body’

January 26, 2021 9:29 am

Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay contended that the non-working of the Law Commission is depriving the Centre of the benefit of having its exhaustive recommendations on various aspects of law.

Supreme Court issues notice to CBI over LIFE mission project in Kerala

January 26, 2021 9:11 am

Appearing for the petitioner, Senior Advocate K V Viswanathan said the FIR registered by the CBI has no basis and added that the agency needs either the state government sanction or a court order to investigate a crime in the jurisdiction of a state.

SC refuses to entertain PIL for free, fair assembly polls in West Bengal

January 25, 2021 3:33 pm

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, while declining to entertain the PIL of one Puneet Kaur Dhanda, said it was open for her to take other remedy as permissible in law.

MSP to APMCs: SC panel puts up questions to draw farmers

January 23, 2021 3:12 pm

The Supreme Court had constituted the committee to try break the deadlock between the farmers and the government, while putting the three farm laws on hold.

Sonu Sood moves Supreme Court against High Court order on illegal construction notice

January 22, 2021 7:42 pm

Advocate Vineet Dhanda, who has filed the plea in the top court, told PTI that Sood has challenged the high court order.

Will look into allowing VC between jailed scribe Siddique Kappan, his Kerala-based mother, UP govt tells SC

January 22, 2021 2:35 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the journalists' body, that the mother of Kappan was unconscious and was wanting to see her son.

Not in favour of granting extra chance to UPSC aspirants who missed exam due to COVID: Centre to SC

January 22, 2021 3:30 pm

The bench has now posted the plea of a civil services aspirant Rachna for hearing on January 25 and asked the Centre to file an affidavit during the period and serve it to the parties

Explained: 5 reasons why the Govt decided to put farm laws on hold

January 24, 2021 10:51 am

The government has proposed that the farm laws be kept on hold for 18 months, or till such time that a proposed joint committee submits a report.

Pause or repeal farm laws: Govt may have to go back to SC or Parliament

January 22, 2021 7:04 am

The government’s proposal to keep the laws in abeyance is distinct from the January 12 Supreme Court’s stay on the laws when the court, in parallel, constituted a committee to hold talks with all stakeholders

Supreme Court panel: Got ideas to improve farm law rollout

January 22, 2021 8:38 am

Committee members Anil Ghanwat of Shetkari Sanghatana and agricultural economists Parmod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati held discussions Thursday with 10 farmer organisations via video link to seek their views on the new laws that Punjab farmers want repealed.


'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