Saturday, July 22, 2023


Divorce cases to strip searches, how courts are championing ‘right to privacy’

Courts in India have become increasingly proactive about safeguarding the privacy and dignity of individuals across a range of cases, including in matrimonial and criminal matters.

‘AAP ministers’ immature acts paralysed Delhi, so stepped in’: Centre defends Delhi ordinance in SC

Union govt told Supreme Court that Delhi CM Kejriwal 'appreciated work of all IAS officers & accorded them ‘outstanding’ rating, except for one, for the year 2019-2020'.

Can Parliament amend Constitution to strip Delhi govt of ‘services’? SC’s ordinance plea stumper

3-judge bench led by CJI Chandrachud hearing Delhi govt plea, says two previous Constitution bench judgments on distribution of powers in Capital didn’t cover this question of law.

‘Criminalising consensual teenage relationships burdens courts’ — Bombay HC acquits man in rape case

In 10 July ruling in case stemming from 25-year-old man's relationship with 17.5-year-old, Bombay HC says age of consent at 18 is 'criminalising consensual adolescence/teenage relationships'.

Delhi woman’s ‘family chopped off husband’s penis’. Couple wants case quashed, prosecution opposes

Almost 3 yrs after the incident, prosecution filed status report this week, describing it as 'one of the most reprehensible crimes'. Matter is set to come up before HC on 18 July.

‘Will destroy wildlife’ — Haryana govt’s ambitious Aravalli jungle safari project challenged in SC 

Petition by environmentalists flags potential damage the project will cause to the Aravalli Range. It comes day after CM Khattar invited PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for it.   

Tiger conservation body seeks clarity on SC stay on construction within reserves, national parks

National Tiger Conservation Authority raises concerns about order impacting infra projects & welfare activities, defends construction of zoo/tiger safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve's buffer zone.

Out of jail, Pakistani woman adopts UP lover’s Hindu life; husband asks Modi to send her back

Seema, 30, fell for Sachin, 25, while playing the online game, PUBG, in 2019. She played PUBG to keep herself occupied as her husband Ghulam was away at work in Saudi Arabia.

Allahabad HC to SC to NGT — judicial efforts to clean Ganga span 3 decades, but road ahead unclear

Pollution has become a perennial problem in the holy Ganga, with various courts grappling over the issue for decades. Now, a jurisdictional question has further muddied waters.

Woman lawyer in CPI ‘fact-finding’ team for Manipur granted protection from arrest by SC after FIR

SC restrains police from coercive against lawyer who went with CPI women's wing team to Manipur. National Federation of Indian Women report purportedly labelled violence as 'state-sponsored'.

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India’s male cricketers need to be friends again. An isolated Kohli-Siraj...

If Indian men's cricket dismisses Ashwin's friend-ly advice, it will only prove that the country's rich and resourceful cricketers play for themselves, not for each other.

Oil rallies towards fourth straight weekly gain on tightening supply

By Shariq Khan BENGALURU (Reuters) -Oil prices rose more than a dollar per barrel on Friday, buoyed by growing evidence of supply shortages in the coming months and rising tensions between Russia and


Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Parliamentary panel greenlights bill on disciplinary powers for future theatre commanders

If it becomes a law, bill will allow in-charge of inter-services organisations to exercise disciplinary powers over personnel of any service serving under or attached to 'his' command.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...