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Imputations (against court) and gradings damage the institution: Supreme Court judge

June 01, 2020 12:47 am

Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that those “who have been part of the institutions also owe to the institution to see that it is not unnecessarily vilified and not vilified in a manner which causes damage to the institution itself”.

Sentinel on the qui vive

May 31, 2020 9:59 am

P Chidambaram writes: Over the years, the Supreme Court, like any other institution and like in any other country, stumbled on occasion, but quickly lifted itself, dusted the sand, and strode like a colossus.

RS Prasad targets Cong: They can’t control polity through court

May 31, 2020 12:33 am

Mehta has been facing criticism for his remarks during a hearing in a case on the plight of migrants, taken up by Congress leader Kapil Sibal, among others.

Tushar Mehta’s ‘parallel’ govt: 19 HCs, their orders on Covid distress

May 30, 2020 7:54 am

Currently, PILs related to Covid are being heard in the High Courts of Allahabad, Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madras, Manipur, Meghalaya, Patna, Orissa, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

Mr Mehta’s lecture

May 30, 2020 8:10 am

Solicitor General’s hectoring and bullying need to be called out — by the court too. That's judicial independence

Maharashtra: Free foodgrain arrives for migrants, but after most have left the state

May 30, 2020 1:46 am

While Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the free foodgrain scheme for migrants on May 14 as part of the second tranche of the Centre’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ package, state officials admitted to delays in finalisation of the modalities for its implementation

SC to hear on June 2 plea seeking replacement of word India with 'Bharat'

May 29, 2020 5:41 pm

The plea has sought a direction to the government to take appropriate steps to bring amendment in Article 1 of the Constitution, which deals with name and territory of the Union, to the effect that "the same refers to the country as Bharat/Hindustan, to the exclusion of India".

SC to hear on June 2 plea seeking replacement of word India with 'Bharat'

May 29, 2020 4:39 pm

"The removal of the English name though appears symbolic, will instill a sense of pride in our own nationality, especially for the future generations to come. In fact, the word India being replaced with Bharat would justify the hard fought freedom by our ancestors," a plea, filed by a Delhi-based man claimed.

Migrants don’t have to pay to go home, ensure they get food on the way: SC

May 29, 2020 7:13 am

The bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah, which took suo motu cognizance of the issue on Tuesday, saying it had also received several letters and representations from different sections of society, and directed that states share the bus or train fare of the stranded migrants returning home.

Migrant crisis in SC: SG Mehta invokes vultures, prophets of doom, Sibal says don’t make it personal

May 29, 2020 7:13 am

“Some High Courts”, Mehta said, “are running a parallel government”, alluding to the fact that many High Courts had questioned the governments at the state and the Centre on their handling of the Covid crisis.


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

March 25, 2020 4:39 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