Tirath Singh Rawat, sworn in on March 10 as a surprise pick of the BJP state legislature party, has until September 10 to get elected as an MLA in a bypoll. Does the law contemplate a scenario where it is impossible to hold a poll?
The three orders by the Delhi High Court are perhaps the first instance of a court calling out alleged misuse of the UAPA against individuals in cases that do not necessarily fall in the category of "terrorism" cases.
With at least five cameras in courts that will be positioned at different angles, a dedicated control room and a viewing area to avoid overcrowding of courts, the draft rules allow for archiving of court proceedings for six months.
The order for house arrest was made as Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arjit Banerjee differed in their opinion regarding the matter and a larger 5-judge bench would be constituted to hear the plea. While Justice Banerjee was in favour of granting bail, acting CJ Bindal favoured house arrest.
The Centre told the court that the vaccines for those above 45 were allocated to states on the “basis of their average consumption on fortnightly basis”, while for the 18-44 group, it was worked out on the basis of population eligible for inoculation.
Speaking at Idea Exchange from his Jodhpur home, in an interaction with The Indian Express newsroom, Justice Mathur underlined the need for the judiciary to be free, fair, not vulnerable to pressure from the government and more representative of women and minorities.
SC has noted that ‘different manufacturers are quoting different prices’ for Covid-19 vaccines, and told govt it has ‘powers under the Drugs Control Act and Patents Act’ that it can employ. What are these provisions?
CJI Bobde’s call for the collegium meeting comes in the backdrop of an unending-impasse in the five-member panel on recommending Justice Akil Kureshi, Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, to the apex court even as the process of appointment of at least six Supreme Court judges is due.
According to the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), a government platform monitoring judicial data, backlog of cases in district courts saw a sharp increase of 18.2 per cent between December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020.
Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking to stay the sale of fresh electoral bonds ahead of Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry. What are electoral bonds, and why were they challenged?