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No question of FIR registration or CBI probe into Rafale deal: Centre to SC

The Centre, which sought dismissal of petitions seeking review of the December 14 last year said CAG report "belied" the main arguments of petitioners regarding alleged "exorbitant price" of the jets.

Supreme Court refuses plea challenging order on Maratha reservation

A vacation bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra gave liberty to the petitioner students to approach the High Court after they expressed desire to withdraw the plea.


Saradha scam: SC declines Rajeev Kumar's plea for extension of protection from arrest

On May 17, a three-judge bench headed by the CJI had withdrawn protection from arrest granted to Kumar by its February 5 order. However, the court had said his protection would continue for seven days from May 17.

Saradha scam: SC dismisses ex-Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking extension of protection from arrest

Rajeev Kumar’s protection that began on May 17, will end today.

File sent back, Government clears four judges for apex court

The central government has also appointed Advocates Vishal Mishra and Vishal Dhagat as judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Saradha scam: SC refuses to set up special Bench to hear ex-Kolkata cop Rajeev Kumar's plea

Rajeev Kumar's protection that began on May 17, will end on Friday - May 24. Earlier on Monday, Kumar’s lawyer mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna.


Chit fund case: SC refuses urgent listing of Rajeev Kumar's plea for further protection from arrest

Kumar has rushed to the top court seeking indefinite extension of shield from arrest on the ground that work in trial courts in Kolkata and the Calcutta High Court has been paralysed due to the ongoing strike by lawyers.

SC refuses to entertain plea against appointment of observers for LS polls in West Bengal

The petition had alleged that they had been appointed in contravention of the law so as to ensure "certain favours" are granted at the time of the election.

Sought prompt action after Supreme Court frowned on delays: Ashok Lavasa

The Indian Express had first reported that Lavasa had, on five occasions, opposed clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on charges of violating the MCC during their campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.

Gujarat govt to back plea for release of 1,500 cusec water into Narmada downstream daily

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that the state government would file its affidavit before the apex court supporting the petition filed by Narmada Pradushan Nivaran Samiti and Bharuch Citizen Council.

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The other side of Mumbai's dance bars

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Bhima Koregaon violence: A brief profile of the activists under house arrest for their alleged links to Maoists

As Pune Sessions Court rejects the bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, and Sudha Bhardwaj in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, a look at the activists who were placed under house arrest for alleged links to Maoists.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

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

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

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