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CJI Dipak Misra meets dissenting judges

Days after four most senior judges of the highest court in the country held an unprecedented presser to raise certain concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra met the dissenting judges for the second time on Thursday. The meeting between the CJI and the four judges — J Chelameswar, […]

Vinod Rai’s shoulder was used to place the gun to kill UPA, says A Raja in book on 2G case

Why was former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh silent in defending the telecom policy that he himself approved? Did the then CAG Vinod Rai have any “ulterior motives” in flagging the 2G scam? These are some of the questions that former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja has touched upon in his tell-all book ‘2G Saga Unfolds’. The book comes a […]

SC stays ban on ‘Padmaavat’ release, film industry euphoric

New Delhi,  The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for an all-India release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” on January 25 by staying the operation of orders banning the release of the film by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments. The film industry hailed the decision. Staying the “notifications and orders” banning the release […]

India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

Bhubaneswar,  India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V — the most potent and with the longest range in the Agni series – that can reach targets as far as Beijing. The test took place at the Abdul Kalam Island facility off the Odisha coast. Defence Minister Nirmala […]

No anti-incumbency in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah after meeting Rahul

New Delhi, After meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with party leaders from his state, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday claimed that there was no anti-incumbency feeling against his government and the party will win a comfortable majority in the Assembly elections due in a few months. The Chief Minister refused to apologize for […]

‘Re-open case against Amit Shah after comments of SC judges’

Panaji, The criminal case against BJP president Amit Shah should be re-opened in view of Friday’s press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges, Goa Congress state president Shantaram Naik demanded on Saturday. In a statement issued here, Naik also said, that the case related to the death of Special CBI judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya […]

ED raids Karti’s houses, Chidambaram calls it ‘comedy of errors’

New Delhi/Chennai, The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday searched the houses of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Delhi and Chennai in connection with a money laundering case with the senior Congress leader saying he had anticipated the probe agency would “do some drama to cover up their tracks”. The raids were […]

SC crisis will be settled: Attorney General

New Delhi, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Saturday expressed the hope that the crisis in the top judiciary following a revolt by four Supreme Court judges would be “settled”. “Let’s hope everything works out very well. I am sure everything will be settled,” he told reporters here. Venugopal on Friday said the judges could have […]

Pawan Hans chopper with 7 crashes off Mumbai, 3 bodies found

Mumbai, A Pawan Hans helicopter with at least five ONGC officials and two pilots on board crashed shortly after take-off from Juhu Airport here on Saturday. In a massive sea and aerial search operation launched by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and other agencies, three bodies were found besides some parts of the crashed chopper. […]

Congress questions Modi for sending his Principal Secretary to CJI

New Delhi, Congress on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he sent his Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra to Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s residence here a day after four senior judges told the media that all was not well with the Supreme Court. Nripendra Misra was seen on Saturday sitting in his car outside Justice […]

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