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Amendment does not violate basic structure (of Constitution) or damage it — SC upholds EWS quota

3:2 verdict on 103rd Constitution amendment providing for 10% reservation for economically weaker sections was delivered on batch of 40 petitions filed in 2019 questioning its legal validity.

‘Women considered goddesses, but raped’, says UP court awarding death penalty to two men

They were convicted of gang raping & brutalising a minor. JudgePankaj Kumar Srivastava noted it was the rarest of rare cases, a blotch on society and severe punishment necessary for peace of parents.

From Romeo & Juliet to Noble Gases, the ‘secret identities’ of witnesses in 2020 Delhi riots case

Witnesses have been granted protection under Section 44 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which states their identity may be kept secret if court feels there's threat to their life.

‘Very upset about it’: Law minister Rijiju criticises SC order to keep sedition law in abeyance

Rijiju also criticised 'politics' within the collegium, and the Supreme Court's 2015 decision to strike down the proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act.

Revive dormant cases, compensate heirs of missing — what SC told Maharashtra govt on Bombay Riots

Supreme Court directives followed observation of failure on part of state govt in maintaining law & order & protecting rights of people to live with dignity in 1992-93 Bombay Riots case.

SC confirmed LeT terrorist’s death sentence. Before that, his petition saved 19 from the gallows

SC confirmed Mohammad Arif’s sentence in 2000 Red Fort attack case Thursday. His petition led to a 2014 judgment that resulted in multiple commutations of death row & acquittals.

SC to hear plea seeking measures to curb Delhi’s worsening air quality amid stubble burning

A bench of CJI Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi posted the case for hearing on 10 November after an advocate mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.

No permanent alimony for adulterous wife, Punjab and Haryana HC rules

The family court had granted divorce to husband on grounds of cruelty & adultery. Later, HC upholds order saying inquiry found that woman was living "in adultery".

‘Khula absolute, not subject to husband’s will’ — Kerala HC on Muslim woman’s right to divorce

Decision came as HC dismissed a review petition filed by a man challenging divorce granted to his wife. According to the husband woman's right to end marriage under khula is not absolute.

‘What prevailed upon him?’ SC wants to know after HC judge rejects over 40 bail pleas in a day

Justice Krishan Pahal had rejected bails on grounds of ‘non-prosecution’. SC asks registrar of Allahabad HC to respond as to what reasons judge had for rejecting anticipatory bails.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.