Delhi Unauthorized Colonies: Centre sets up committee to study regularization feasibility

The central government has set up a committee under the Lt Governor of Delhi to study the feasibility of ‘regularizing’ the unauthorized colonies of Delhi. There are many areas in Delhi, particularly on the eastern and southern sides, where people have constructed shanties, and in some cases concrete houses, on government property. It is estimated […]

Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi High Court issues no stay

The country seems to be all set for the implementation of a new pricing regime for cable and DTH services from Friday, with Delhi High Court posting the next date in the Tata Sky vs TRAI case without any stay order on the implementation of the 2017 tariff order. Tata Sky, Bharti Airtel and Discovery […]

FULL TEXT: Supreme Court asks BJP to produce letters

The Supreme Court has intervened in the decision by the Karnataka governor to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the next government and asked the BJP to produce the letters it wrote to the governor. A bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan refused to pass any order staying or stopping […]

Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra refused to hear a petition filed by a Dalit activists’ organization seeking urgent relief from the a recent judgment by another bench that imposed restrictions on the powers of the police in cases filed under the SC ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. “If you have filed a petition, it […]

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to withdraw the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, according to sources. Instead, the legal team of Arun Jaitley, himself a lawyer, will mention the matter before the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court today. Jaitley wants a legal settlement in which the allegations […]

Documentary on misuse of India’s anti-cruelty section 298A goes live on Netflix

Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, a crusader against the misuse of anti-domestic violence laws in India, said that her documentary ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ is now available on Netflix. Bhardwaj has won tens of thousands of fans and followers in India for her work towards exposing the misuse of the section. The section, incorporated in 1983, promises three […]

Star India threatens Airtel Digital with complete disconnection of channels

Taking the fight up a notch, Star India, the biggest television broadcaster in the country, has threatened to disconnect all its 56 channels currently aired by Airtel Digital, India’s second-biggest DTH network. “Dear Airtel Digital customer, your favorite channel.. along with all 56 channels in Star India bouquet is likely to be disconnected on Airtel […]

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no amendment proposed in the Constitution and functions of the National Green Tribunal,” Mahesh […]

Trial Court vs Supreme Court – Who is right in 2G scam judgment?

The decision by a trial court in Delhi’s Patiala House complex to dismiss charges of corruption and conspiracy against former telecom minister and others in the 2G scam case has created a curious legal imbroglio as the order seems to fly counter to the Supreme Court’s verdict in the 2G scam case. The special court […]

Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has suggested extending reservation benefits not only to Patels, but to all forward communities as well. “Do a census and give everyone reservation according to their population. Nobody will be angry,” Yadav said, when asked about how to deal with the current agitation by the Gujarati community seeking greater educational […]

Privacy rights not above National Security – Kiren Rijiju

Both individual freedom and privacy are very important but it cannot be unqualified as everything overrides when it comes to the national interest and security, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said today. “When it comes to national security, I personally feel that national interest overrides everything,” said Rijiju while inaugurating an […]

Islamic missionaries arrested for ‘creating tension’ between groups

A group of 39 Islamic missionaries have been arrested for door-to-door distribution of religious pamphlets that said, among other things, that people who worship multiple Gods will burn in hell. The volunteers of ‘Mujahid Wisdom Global Islamic Mission’, who were distributing the material in villages near Kochi, were arrested on complaints by local RSS activists. […]