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Not being named judge could have something to do with my sexuality — lawyer Saurabh Kirpal

The appointment panel in the Supreme Court has deferred its decision on the Delhi High Court's recommendation of Saurabh Kirpal's name three times since it was sent in 2017.

Attorney General KK Venugopal in self-quarantine, Centre informs Supreme Court

Centre also asked for adjournment in a matter related to filling of vacancies in tribunals since Venugopal, appearing in the matter, is in quarantine after staff tests Covid positive.
'Bad Boy Billionaires' docuseries | Screengrab/youtube

Delhi HC seeks Centre, Netflix reply to Mehul Choksi’s plea on ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi has appealed against the dismissal of his plea to pre-screen the Netflix's investigative docuseries, 'Bad Boy Billionaires'.
Vistara to soon start its first international flight by the next half of the year | Commons

Full refund for domestic and international tickets booked during lockdown, DGCA tells SC

Passengers will be refunded in full for tickets bought between 25 March and 3 May, domestic carriers given the option of offering a credit shell.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was CM of Gujarat in 2002 | Photo: ANI

Gujarat court drops Modi’s name from 2002 riots case, says plaintiffs ‘cleverly’ connected him

PM Modi had filed an application to strike off his name, and the court ruled that the CM of a state could not be liable for every act or omission by officials.

Kesavananda Bharati, seer behind 1973 SC judgment on ‘basic structure’ of Constitution, dies

In 1973, after a petition was filed by Kesavananda Bharati, Supreme Court ruled that Parliament cannot alter the 'basic structure' of the Constitution.

Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik, Samuel Miranda sent to NCB custody till 9 September

Actor Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik & her house manager Samuel Miranda were arrested Friday under the NDPS Act in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Allegations against judges due for promotion have become a regular phenomenon, CJI Bobde says

A bench led by CJI S.A. Bobde was hearing a petition by a district judge from Madhya Pradesh who had been accused of sexual harassment.
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to environmentalist over Centre’s review plea related to EIA draft

The Ministry of Environment had earlier filed a review petition after the court passed an order on a plea seeking extension of the time for public comments on the draft EIA.

SC rejects plea of 1984 riots convict Sajjan Kumar for interim bail on health ground

Kumar, who is serving life imprisonment, sought interim bail saying he has spent 20 months in jail, lost nearly 16 kgs and needed to recover from past ailments.

On Camera

Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
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Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.