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Case update

Supreme Court rejects fresh PIL seeking to link social media accounts with Aadhaar

The apex court on Monday rejected a PIL filed by a BJP leader and a lawyer, stating that a similar matter is pending in the Madras High Court

October 14,2019

Case update

Supreme Court asks Centre, states to file reply on plea for RTI portals

The apex court earlier in August had issued a notice to the central government and all the state governments. However, no reply has been filed by any of the respondents till date.

October 14,2019

Elections

BJP collected, spent most funds in 2014 Haryana, Maharashtra assembly polls

Maintaining that India falls under the category of a ‘flawed democracy’, the report averred that more criminals are joining politics now as money and muscle power continue to dominate electoral scene

October 13,2019

Right To Informtion

‘Objective of the RTI act has been fulfilled’: Amit Shah  

Speaking at the 14th annual convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC), Union Home Minister claimed that his government is reducing the need for filing RTI applications by putting relevant information in the public domain.

October 12,2019

Life & Letters

Google Doodle celebrates 155th birth anniversary of women’s rights activist and poet Kamini Roy

The Bengali poet, educator and activist also has the distinction of being the first woman to graduate with honours in British India. Known for her work in advocating for women's rights, she helped advance feminism in the Indian subcontinent.

October 12,2019

Case update

Detention of minor revoked by J&K Government

The Government has directed the SSP, Anantnag, to ensure minor is handed over to his family.

October 5,2019

Environment

Stubble burning: NGT directs Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to keep daily tab on air pollution

The governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been asked to set up special cells to monitor air pollution caused by paddy straw burning.

October 4,2019

Case update

Supreme Court grants protection to activist Gautam Navlakha from arrest

The top court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to show evidence against Gautam Navlakha and fixed the next date of hearing on October 15.

October 4,2019

Judiciary

Centre notifies the appointment of seven high court chief justices

Also notifies transfer of three other judges

October 4,2019

Case update

Chidambaram to stay in Tihar jail, custody extended till October 17

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar upon the expiry of his custody on Thursday.

October 3,2019

Case update

Bhima-Koregaon case: Justice Bhat fifth Supreme Court judge to recuse from hearing Navlakha’s plea

On September 30, CJI Ranjan Gogoi had recused himself from hearing the plea filed by Navlakha, without stating any reasons. Later, on October 1, Justices N V Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai had recused themselves from hearing the matter

October 3,2019

Case update

Habeas corpus plea for missing Army soldier heard on Gandhi Jayanti

The plea has been filed by father of the Army jawan who is allegedly missing since July 28 last year

October 3,2019

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