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'Everything can't be political', says SC on Ravidas temple demolition

"Our orders can't be given a political colour by anybody on earth" the bench said.

SC dismisses Tarun Tejpal's plea for quashing of sexual assault charges, says offence 'morally abhorrent'

Tejpal is facing charges of sexually assaulting a junior colleague inside a lift at a five-star hotel in Goa during an event in 2013. He was arrested on November 30, 2013 by the crime branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court, and has been out on bail since May 2014.


Dushyant Dave writes to CJI alleging irregular listing of two Adani Group cases

Dave, in his 11-page letter written on Friday, has referred to the apex court's procedure of listing cases before vacation benches and alleged its violation in listing two particular cases, related to Adani Group, before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.

Ayodhya hearing: Structure, features found at site bear temple signs, SC told

The ASI report established that Babri Masjid was not built on vacant or agricultural land, but on land on which stood a “massive structure” dating at least as far back as 2nd century BC.

SC defers hearing on plea to remove curbs on media in J&K

Appearing for Bhasin, advocate Vrinda Grover told the bench, also comprising Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer, that there is a “complete information blackout because of the communication blackout”.

Ayodhya hearing: Pictures of deities found at disputed site, Ramlalla’s counsel tells SC

On the seventh day of the hearing, the senior lawyer read out the report of the commissioner who was appointed to inspect the disputed site in 1950. The report describes the presence of pillars with images of Lord Shiva, said the lawyer to the top court.


Centre to take call on Justice Akil Kureshi elevation in a week: SC told

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the Centre would take a call within a week on the top court collegium's recommendation.

Kashmir: Can't jump the gun, Centre tells SC on 'communication blackout'

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was hearing a petition filed by Kashmir Times Editor Anuradha Bhasin seeking lifting of "communication blackout" in Jammu and Kashmir.

Stuck in traffic, Pehlu’s son got call on acquittal of accused: ‘Will fight’

Irshad (28) said he was “shocked” by the verdict but held himself together so he could first call his mother, Jaibuna, who was waiting by the phone for the latest update.

Charges of plot against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, bench fixing: Probe seeks specifics

The one-judge committee was formed in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment made by a member of staff of the Supreme Court against the Chief Justice.

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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: