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Supreme Court Sets Up Special Panel To Probe Into Modi's Security Breach In Punjab

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

On January 5, the Prime Minister’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.

Court Employees Demanding Money From Accused 'Unacceptable': SC

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The apex court observed this while modifying the punishment given to a man, who was posted in a district court in Bihar and was dismissed from service on the charge of having demanded Rs 50,000 for acquittal of the accused in a case, to removal so that he may explore the possibility of another employment.

SCBA Complains To CJI Ramana Over Non Consideration Of Its Members For Elevation As High Court Judges

The SCBA president had said advocates practicing in the Supreme Court are hardly considered for appointment as high court judges by the collegiums.

Court Is A Service Provided By State To All Citizens: SC Judge

Jan 01, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Chandrachud said e-filing of documents makes them more accessible to litigants and lawyers but urged the State government to ensure necessary digital literacy to all.

Right Of Karta In Joint Hindu Family To Execute Agreement To Sell Or Sale Deed Beyond Cavil: SC

The top court said where a Karta has alienated a joint Hindu family property for value either for legal necessity or benefit of the estate it would bind the interest of all undivided members of the family even when they are minors or widows.

01 December, 2021

Supreme Court Terms The Late Arrival Of Delhi Judge In Court Hearing As "Sorry State Of Affairs"

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The apex court had said that for appearing in the limited competitive examination for District Judge, a person shall have a minimum 5 years of experience as a Civil Judge Senior Division.

30 November, 2021

Lok Sabha Introduces Bill Seeking To Clarify When Supreme Court And High Court Judges Will Get Additional Pension

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Accordingly, the additional quantum of pension to retired judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court is being sanctioned on completing the age of 80 years, 85 years, 90 years, 95 years and 100 years, as the case may be.

29 November, 2021

Bullock Cart Race: Supreme Court To Hear Tamil Nadu & Karnataka on Maharashtra’s Application

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“For the nature of the issue involved, it may be appropriate to hear the parties appearing in proceedings pending in this court pertaining to the state of Tamil Nadu and state of Karnataka in particular,” the bench said.

23 November, 2021

Supreme Court Refuses TMC’s Plea To Postpone Civic Polls In Tripura

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The bench said the DGP and the IGP shall take all steps to ensure that the election process is conducted in peace and orderly manner and without any disruptions, particularly on the date of polling leading up to the counting of ballots on November 28.

22 November, 2021

Supreme Court Grants Protection From Arrest To Ex-Mumbai CP, Says Picture Is Very Disturbing

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A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and comprising Justice M.M. Sundresh said: "We do find the picture very disturbing. An earlier commissioner seems to show lack of faith in the police! We wonder what would happen to the common man and what kind of faith they would have in the police. The matter has become curiouser in the battle between the then home minister and the then police commissioner."

16 November, 2021

SC Collegium Approves Gay Advocate Saurabh Kirpal's Judgeship, Despite Centre's Objection

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Saurabh Kirpal, an advocate who identifies himself as gay, has been approved by the Supreme Court collegium to be elevated from bar. Since his recommendation in 2017, his name was deferred by many CJIs.


15 November, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: UP Govt Announces Retired SC Or HC Judge Will Supervise SIT’s Probe

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The Uttar Pradesh government agreed to Supreme Court suggestion that a former judge of its choice may be appointed to supervise the state SIT's probe on day-to-day basis into the case.

26 September, 2021

India Suffering Due To Colonial Era Laws From Last 70 Years, It Needs A Relook: SC Judge

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Supreme Court Judge P S Narasimha said large number of laws and interpretations from last 70 years need a relook.

15 September, 2021

CJI Slams Centre For Delay In Tribunal Appointments, Says Litigants Can't Be Left In Lurch

While observing that "Cherry-Picking" was done in Tribunal appointments, the Supreme Court pulled up centre after it also missed the deadline for appointments. Important tribunals in the country are facing a shortage of presiding officers, judicial and technical members.

12 September, 2021

Employer Can Transfer Employee To Any Place Considering Requirement: SC

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The Supreme Court in its order said an employee cannot insist for a posting to a particular area.

31 August, 2021

Nine New SC Judges Including Three Women Take Oath, Make History

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Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered the oath of office to the new judges in a swearing-in ceremony

09 August, 2021

Dhanbad Judge Death: Jharkhand HC Chief Justice To Weekly Monitor CBI Probe, Says SC

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Uttam Anand, an additional district and sessions judge in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, was knocked down by an autorickshaw last month.


08 August, 2021

CBI Arrests Five People Over Defamatory Social Media Posts Against Judges

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The CBI has also examined certain persons, including an MP and an ex-MLA, to investigate the larger conspiracy.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz