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What Led To Alok Verma's Removal: All You Need To Know

What Led To Alok Verma's Removal: All You Need To Know

Jan 11, 2019

Verma, 61, was removed two days after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court and with barely a few weeks left for his tenure to end.

Alok Verma Returns As CBI Chief, With Wings Clipped

Alok Verma Returns As CBI Chief, With Wings Clipped

Jan 09, 2019

Alok Verma’s term as CBI director ends on January 31.

Many High-Profile UPA-Era Corruption Cases Losing Steam

Many High-Profile UPA-Era Corruption Cases Losing Steam

Dec 27, 2018

Nearly five years after riding to power, PM Narendra Modi’s vow to punish the “corrupt” appears to have run out of steam.

Photo Essay | Streets Of Kamathipura

Photo Essay | Streets Of Kamathipura

Dec 19, 2018

More and more of Kamathipura, Mumbai’s oldest red-light area, has been on sale for big realty fish

‘Incorrect Fact’ May Not Change SC’s View On Rafale Deal

‘Incorrect Fact’ May Not Change SC’s View On Rafale Deal

Dec 19, 2018

The Centre says its stand that the CAG placed an audit on the price of the Rafale jets before the PAC was incorrect.

SC Dismisses Rafale PILs With A Note Of Caution, Major Relief To Modi Govt

SC Dismisses Rafale PILs With A Note Of Caution, Major Relief To Modi Govt

Dec 14, 2018

The judgement is a major relief for the Modi government which is gearing up for re-election in a few months. An ongoing probe into a defence procurement would have created a major hurdle for the BJP in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Vijay Mallya May Not Be Returning To India Anytime Soon

Vijay Mallya May Not Be Returning To India Anytime Soon

Dec 12, 2018

A UK court rules that Vijay Mallya may be extradited

Media Not Into 'Public Interest' But In 'What Public Is Interested': Justice Kurian Jospeh

Media Not Into 'Public Interest' But In 'What Public Is Interested': Justice Kurian Jospeh

Dec 04, 2018

Justice Kurian Joseph who retired from the Supreme Court on Thursday, says today's media is more into what public is interested in rather than in 'public interest'.

Mumbai Terror Attack: How A 26/11 Victim And Her Family Are Earning A Living

Mumbai Terror Attack: How A 26/11 Victim And Her Family Are Earning A Living

Nov 15, 2018

Devika was one of the few teenage witnesses whose testimonies led to Kasab’s conviction and ultimately his execution. But being victims and witnesses of the 26/11 terrorist attacks carried a strange stigma for the family.

To Stop The Next Kasabs: 10 Years After 26/11, Is India Any Safer?

To Stop The Next Kasabs: 10 Years After 26/11, Is India Any Safer?

Nov 15, 2018

The 26/11 frame is an apt one to survey and take stock of India’s readiness and/or vulnerabilities today. Sheer shock and awe ensured it was a day of reckoning for India’s internal security apparatus: its strengths and weaknesses were on public display.

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Has MDMA Become Another Sloth Institution?

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Has MDMA Become Another Sloth Institution?

Nov 01, 2018

How much has the MDMA progressed in its probe into Rajiv Gandhi’s killing in two decades?

Mood In Chhattisgarh Favours Anti-Incumbency, But Will Congress Benefit From It?

Mood In Chhattisgarh Favours Anti-Incumbency, But Will Congress Benefit From It?

Oct 18, 2018

In the 2013 state assembly polls, the Congress had secured 40.3 per cent of the vote share and 39 seats, which was not far from the BJP’s 41.18 per cent and 49 seats.

D.I.Y. Chandrachud: A Judge Who Is Not Afraid To Dissent

D.I.Y. Chandrachud: A Judge Who Is Not Afraid To Dissent

Oct 05, 2018

Articulate dissenter, votary of individual liberty, son: who is the liberals’ new darling?

Vijay Mallya Could Escape Deportation Till September 2019

Vijay Mallya Could Escape Deportation Till September 2019

Sep 20, 2018

Sceptics and those close to the absconding businessman hope that he may beat the charges and come out unscathed from what has turned into one of the biggest political issues of recent times.

Verdict On Ayodhya Before CJI Dipak Misra Retires? No, Say Court Clocks

Verdict On Ayodhya Before CJI Dipak Misra Retires? No, Say Court Clocks

Sep 13, 2018

The CJI, who retires in October, cannot give a ‘final verdict’ on Ayodhya, contrary to media speculation

'History Owes An Apology': Justice Indu Malhotra On Section 377

'History Owes An Apology': Justice Indu Malhotra On Section 377

Sep 07, 2018

Supreme Court judge Justice Indu Mahotra said on Thursday that “History owes an apology to the members of this [LGBTQIA] community”.

Supreme Court Says Fluidity In Love And Sex Is Natural; RSS Disagrees

Supreme Court Says Fluidity In Love And Sex Is Natural; RSS Disagrees

Sep 06, 2018

The SC has said that homosexuality or bisexuality is “as natural a phenomenon as other natural biological phenomena.

Silver Bullet Or Booster Dose? Healthcare In Three BJP-Ruled States Needs Both

Silver Bullet Or Booster Dose? Healthcare In Three BJP-Ruled States Needs Both

Sep 06, 2018

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chha­ttisgarh together account for nearly half the number of primary health centres running without doctors in the country. The three poll-bound states have a medical emergency of a different kind.

Handcuffs Can Buy Them Silence

Handcuffs Can Buy Them Silence

Aug 30, 2018

The arrest of activists on the opposite pole of the RSS actuates the Supreme Court into action

Amartya Sen Joins Growing List Of Supporters Of Incarcerated Bangladeshi Dissenter Shahidul Alam

Amartya Sen Joins Growing List Of Supporters Of Incarcerated Bangladeshi Dissenter Shahidul Alam

Aug 25, 2018

The police in Dhaka detained Alam on the night of August 5 and he was remanded to police custody for a week on charges of ‘spreading propaganda and false information against the government’.

Triple Talaq Bill Is Still To Serve Its Purpose

Triple Talaq Bill Is Still To Serve Its Purpose

Aug 22, 2018

The triple talaq bill made big noise when it was drafted last year, but it is still to serve its purpose

Rape, Drugs, Assault: The Rot In Shelter Homes Goes Far Beyond

Rape, Drugs, Assault: The Rot In Shelter Homes Goes Far Beyond

Aug 17, 2018

The Muzaffarpur and Deoria revelations outraged people’s ­conscience, but the rot in shelter homes goes far beyond. The failure is pervasive and systemic.

In UP's Azamgarh, 'Living Dead' Have A Long Legal Battle To Fight

In UP's Azamgarh, 'Living Dead' Have A Long Legal Battle To Fight

Jul 25, 2018

Legally dead due to clerical error or greedy relatives, thousands live in limbo in Azamgarh.

No Fish In ­Water Vapour: In Gujarat, Fishermen Are Suffering Due To Narmada Waters

No Fish In ­Water Vapour: In Gujarat, Fishermen Are Suffering Due To Narmada Waters

Jul 04, 2018

The Narmada waters politics and industry while farmers and fishermen suffer in Gujarat

So Who Wants To Push Rajeshwar Singh Out Of The ED?

So Who Wants To Push Rajeshwar Singh Out Of The ED?

Jun 27, 2018

A vacation bench is set to look into a rehash of a seven-year-old petition against a top ED officer on charges the Supreme Court had already probed as did the CBI and CVC. Why?

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