SUPREME COURT HEARING EXPOSES IRREGULARITIES
Published 15-11-2018 17:53 GMT-0000
Though much more will be revealed in the coming days about the dirty game that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the crony capitalist Anil Ambani have played in finalising the Rafale deal, whatever has come to light so far is enough to outright cancel the deal. It is the biggest corruption scam in which about Rs. 30,000 crore of the public money has been assured to Anil Ambani for doing nothing.
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH
Published 15-11-2018 09:29 GMT-0000
Weekly Round-Up of Major Decisions of the Courts in India as also Legal Policy Developments
INDIA: LEGAL WATCH
CAN RELIGIOUS FAITH OVERRIDE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS?
Published 15-11-2018 09:23 GMT-0000
The controversy around the entry to Sabarimala temple refuses to die down. Parallel proceedings are going on in the Supreme Court and in the Kerala High Court. On 13th November, 2018, the Supreme Court heard the slew of review petitions filed against its very own judgment allowing entry of women into the temple, delivered on 28th September, 2018 (the Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. vs. Union of India & Anr.), and listed them for hearing in the open court in January, 2019. Importantly, the Court clarified that there was no stay on the original judgment. Meanwhile, many petitions are presently pending in the Kerala High Court, with both sides agitating against each other on the implementation of the Supreme Court order.
Published 15-11-2018 09:13 GMT-0000
With the rejection of Central Government’s proposal to amend the Railway Protection Force Act by the States and Union Territories to provide for a single unified command and control system on Indian Railways, the Union Government is now contemplating to integrate the Central Police Forces together with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for single security command and control on the railways to provide for a better coordinated and effective security for rail passengers and goods services. In such scenario, RPF may lose its integrity as a dedicated Force to protect railway properties and services.
POINTED QUESTIONS BRING DISCOMFORT TO GOVT
Published 14-11-2018 15:12 GMT-0000
The Supreme Court lined up the Vice Air Chief before it Wednesday to get a hang on Rafale and the controversy hovering over the fighter purchase by the Modi government. Asked ‘why the Rafale?’ IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Anil Khosla told CJI Ranjan Gogoi it had to do with “stealth technology”; something that should have struck a chord because of all the stealth embedded in the purchase of Rafale.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT JANUARY 2019?
Published 14-11-2018 10:21 GMT-0000
That sense of déjà vu. Tuck it in the front pocket. What else? Ask, is there a streak of sadism in the Supreme Court? Can it explain “hearing of 49 review petitions in open court on January 22, 2019” while making it “clear there is no stay on the judgment of September 28, 2018”? Why, in the face of the oncoming invading horde, insist that the fort gates remain open?
TRUMP IS STILL BEST BET FOR REPUBLICANS
Published 14-11-2018 10:13 GMT-0000
The outcome of the 2018 midterm elections was a big victory for the American people, Democrats, and allied movements, despite GOP gains in the U.S. Senate. Republican monopoly of government has been broken and the political terrain significantly reshaped for battles ahead, including the 2020 elections.
INDIA: MADHYA PRADESH
HEAT OVER RSS BAN MOVE INTENSIFIES
Published 14-11-2018 10:08 GMT-0000
BHOPAL: For the first time BJP rebels are not only posing serious difficulty for the party leadership but giving vent to their feelings in such language that is alien to this party which has been claiming it was a party with a difference.
DOUBTFUL IF ALL-PARTY MEET CAN UNTANGLE SABARIMALA SKEIN
Published 14-11-2018 10:03 GMT-0000
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tuesday’s Supreme Court order on the Sabarimala issue has only deepened the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government’s dilemma.
IS INDIA’S GRAND OLD PARTY RETREATING FROM NEHRUVIAN IDEALS?
Published 14-11-2018 09:58 GMT-0000
The Congress’s manifesto for the Madhya Pradesh elections would have made Jawaharlal Nehru squirm with embarrassment, especially the portion about the commercial utilisation of gaumutra (cow’s urine).