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How India can be an opportunity for cheetah, and why it will take time

February 29, 2020 9:22 am

The reintroduction of cheetahs in India can be very useful for the species, and obviously very important for the biodiversity of India’s grassland ecosystems, an expert explains.

Supreme Court lawyers’ association criticises SC judge Arun Mishra’s PM praise

February 27, 2020 7:10 am

“The SCBA believes that independence of the judiciary is basic structure of the Constitution and such independence (should) be preserved in letter and spirit,” the SCBA said in a statement.

Delhi violence: Lack of professionalism on part of police, says Supreme Court

February 26, 2020 2:22 pm

Delhi violence: The apex court termed the incidents of violence in Delhi as "unfortunate", but refused to entertain pleas on them.

Swine flu hits Supreme Court: Five judges diagnosed with virus, CJI issues directions

February 26, 2020 1:39 am

On Tuesday, Justice D Y Chandrachud told lawyers in his court that judges had met Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde to discuss preventive steps.

Delhi CAA violence: SC to hear plea by Wajahat Habibullah, Bhim Army chief tomorrow

February 25, 2020 1:18 pm

In the application, Wajahat Habibullah, Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad, and social activist Bahadur Abbas Naqvi have also sought direction to authorities to ensure the safety of women sitting on protest against the CAA at Shaheen Bagh and other places in Delhi.

Six Supreme Court judges down with swine flu

February 25, 2020 12:44 pm

Justice Sanjiv Khanna was seen wearing a mask during a hearing in court on Tuesday. 

In sealed cover, Shaheen Bagh interlocutors submit report to top court

February 25, 2020 3:45 am

Supreme Court said it will peruse the report on Shaheen Bagh before hearing the matter on Wednesday, February 26.

No holy cow when it comes to dissent: SC judge Deepak Gupta

February 25, 2020 12:25 pm

Justice Gupta said, “Criticism of any institution is to be protected — the executive, legislature, judiciary, and even the armed forces. There is no holy cow when it comes to dissent.”

PM Modi a versatile genius who thinks globally, acts locally: Justice Arun Mishra

February 23, 2020 7:35 am

Complimenting PM Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for doing away with 1,500 obsolete laws, Justice Mishra said India is a responsible and most friendly member of the international community under the "stewardship" of Narendra Modi.

1.3 bn Indians wholeheartedly welcomed critical judicial verdicts despite apprehensions: PM Modi

February 22, 2020 1:40 pm

Speaking at the inaugural function of the International Judicial Conference 2020, Modi spoke about recent crucial judgments, in an apparent reference to path-breaking verdicts including in the politically-sensitive Ayodhya case.


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

January 18, 2019 7:11 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

November 14, 2018 8:37 am

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

November 12, 2018 9:37 am

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

November 03, 2018 10:05 am

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

November 05, 2018 9:50 am

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

November 01, 2018 7:05 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

October 23, 2018 3:20 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

September 28, 2018 1:35 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

September 28, 2018 1:05 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

September 28, 2018 9:50 am

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