Kaunain Sheriff M

Articles By Kaunain Sheriff M

Sexual harassment charges against CJI: My character smeared before probe, complainant tells SC panel

The staffer, in a letter to the committee, said that the inquiry should be conducted along the lines of the Vishakha Guidelines laid down by the SC, which mandates that the committee should have majority women members and an external woman member to “ensure fairness and impartiality.”

Probe against woman who complained against CJI Gogoi violated justice: Official

Speaking to The Indian Express, Laxman Singh Negi, a senior assistant with the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, said that his request to defend the complainant was ignored and the woman was not “given an opportunity” to defend herself.

Like January last year, all eyes on what SC does: will its in-house gender panel act?

The second major crisis in the fraught recent history of the Supreme Court of India has pushed the institution into uncharted waters — again.

Fired for seeking seating change, taking day off for child: complainant names nine officials of the court

In her 28-page complaint, she has alleged that on October 10 and October 11, 2018, the CJI made sexual advances in his residence office, where she was posted, and touched her inappropriately.

How Justice Chandrachud’s dissent on Aadhaar influenced Jamaica ruling

Justice Chandrachud had expressed the sole dissenting opinion in a 4:1 verdict that had upheld the Aadhaar Act. Jamaican Chief Justice Bryan Sykes and Justice David Batts chose to go by his view rather than the majority ruling.

Notify all medical devices under drug law: Advisory body to Govt

The decision comes almost five months after The Indian Express published the Implant Files, a series of investigative reports on the unregulated medical device industry in India where devices are advertised, sold, and surgically implanted under regulatory systems riddled with holes.

Rafale aircraft deal: How Supreme Court asserted press freedom

In rulings on Rafale deal documents that media had published, Supreme Court dwelt on freedom of press while allowing the documents to be relied upon. The previous rulings cited by the Bench, and what it said.

Plea in court against drug pricing regulator’s move to cap trade margin for cancer medicines

According to the government, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)’s decision, which came into effect on March 8, has resulted in the drop of prices of up to 85 per cent of 105 brands, including the critical breast cancer injection drug.

Behind Opposition’s sting video: London firm, Romanian director, and one Catherine

The Opposition released a sting video showing an alleged BJP functionary purportedly exchanging scrapped notes after demonetisation on a commission of 40 per cent.

The Ayodhya mediators: Judge who ‘restored faith in mind of Kashmiris’

At the Supreme Court, Justice Kalifulla was known for the landmark BCCI judgment that he passed along with Justice Thakur.

NGT slaps Rs 500 crore penalty on Volkswagen

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the German global auto giant to deposit the amount within two months.

Official Secrets Act: what it covers; when it has been used, questioned

In 1971, the Law Commission became the first official body to make an observation regarding OSA.

Deal talk in Karnataka: Congress holds the cards as JD(S) drives hard bargain

Deve Gowda’s party finished behind Congress in 26 seats, hopes to gain in its bastion.

Explained: India’s Official Secrets Act, its history and use

The Official Secrets Act: The most recent conviction under the Act came in 2018, when a Delhi court held former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, guilty under the OSA.

Inside India’s largest cancer hospital

As the NCI starts operations in Jhajjar, The Indian Express on its scale, its firsts, and its planned reach — spanning from PHCs in remotest India to premier hospitals abroad.

NHRC issues notice to Centre over ‘targeting’ of Kashmiris

In a strongly-worded directive, the NHRC said that “though there is an atmosphere of grief and anger” across the country after the terrorist attack on the CRPF convoy, “a civilized society cannot accept such kind of violence by the people against their fellow countrymen”.

#ImplantFiles: Johnson & Johnson implant patients object to compensation package

While raising the objection, patients pointed to how India does not issue disability certificates for metal ion poisoning, which is the main cause of the ASR implants being termed faulty.

Explained: What SC said on key aspects of power tussle between Delhi and Centre

Here's what the Supreme Court Thursday observed on five key aspects of power tussle between Delhi and the Centre.

First meeting today on regulating medical devices

The investigation highlighted how the first Bill to regulate medical devices was drafted 12 years ago but was still not enacted.

Govt blocks proposal on judge for J&K, SC Collegium asks why

At its last meeting on January 16, the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said: “As regards Shri Wasim Sadiq Nargal, Advocate, consideration of the proposal for his elevation is deferred for the present.