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Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to Centre

Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to CentreIt seems that the MAFs are complying with statutory provisions and policy frameworks only “in form and not in substance”, the bench said. The committee will have to submit its report within three months of being constituted. Credit: PTI The Supreme Court on Friday directed… Read More »

As SC Benches Fight Turf Battles, Precedents and Conventions Suffer

As SC Benches Fight Turf Battles, Precedents and Conventions SufferIn the Supreme Court, a battle is being fought over judicial discipline and institutional integrity. Credit: Reuters New Delhi: On Thursday, two benches of the Supreme Court, one presided by Justice Arun Mishra and another by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, requested the Chief Justice of India Dipak… Read More »

‘Simultaneous Elections’ or Centralisation of Power?

‘Simultaneous Elections’ or Centralisation of Power?The proposal for synchronised polls strikes at the heart of the constitution, as it requires making major changes to the federalism governing Centre-state ties and expanding the powers of the president. The proposed plan for synchronised polls are not important, the sweeping changes that will be required in the Constitution… Read More »

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?Secularism has been reduced to a prosthetic limb as implicit attacks on it have become more direct and visible with the BJP even calling it the ‘biggest lie played on Indian citizens’. Secularism is intrinsic to Indian constitutional identity. Credit: Reuters Secularism is… Read More »

Jaspal Atwal No Longer in Home Ministry’s Blacklist of Sikh Extremists

Jaspal Atwal No Longer in Home Ministry’s Blacklist of Sikh ExtremistsNames of nearly 150 wanted terrorists and their associates were removed from the blacklist over the last few years. Jaspal Atwal. Credit: ANI New Delhi: Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist, whose invitation to a dinner in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Read More »

Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Priya Prakash Varrier

Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Priya Prakash VarrierA still from the song Manikya Malarayi Poovi. Credit: YouTube New Delhi: The Supreme Court today came to actress Priya Prakash Varrier’s rescue by staying criminal proceedings initiated against her in various states on grounds that the video of a song from her film allegedly hurt religious sentiments… Read More »

SC Allows Centre to Withdraw Forces From Darjeeling Hills

SC Allows Centre to Withdraw Forces From Darjeeling HillsCredit: PTI New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal’s violence-hit Darjeeling area after March 8. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s submission that the… Read More »

Petitioner in Loya Case Pokes Holes In Maharashtra’s ‘Discreet Inquiry’

Petitioner in Loya Case Pokes Holes In Maharashtra’s ‘Discreet Inquiry’Dushyant Dave also questioned the court’s reluctance to force the Maharashtra government to submit an affidavit on the death of the judge. Supreme Court. Credit: Wikimedia/Pinakpani New Delhi: The ongoing Supreme Court hearings on the death of Judge B.H. Loya’s in the early hours of December… Read More »

Embraced Islam, Married Shafin Jahan on My Own Free Will: Hadiya Files an Affidavit Before SC

Embraced Islam, Married Shafin Jahan on My Own Free Will: Hadiya Files an Affidavit Before SCRejecting allegations that she has links to the Islamic State and is not mentally sound, Hadiya said she wishes to “live and die as an Indian citizen”. Credit: PTI New Delhi: No love story has made so many headlines in… Read More »

Faced With Criminal Complaints Over Song From ‘Oru Adaar Love’, Priya Prakash Varrier Moves SC

Faced With Criminal Complaints Over Song From ‘Oru Adaar Love’, Priya Prakash Varrier Moves SCThe petition also says that the original song has been part of local culture in Kerala since the 1970s and questions why sentiments have been ‘suddenly offended’. A still from the song Manikya Malarayi Poovi. Credit: YouTube With outrage over Malayalam… Read More »