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All you need to know: Retired judge Abhay Thipsay who joined Congress launched book blaming Hindus for bomb blasts done by Islamic radicals

S M Mushrif is a controversial former Inspector General of Police. He has written a book which claimed that the then ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed by Hindu radicals
Chidambaram's counsel could not mention his petition before CJI's bench today

CJI’s bench rises for the day, Chidambaram’s plea to be heard by SC on Friday

Chidambaram's plea against Delhi HC's order rejecting his anticipatory bail application could not be listed today.

Blow to Chidambaram: SC refuses to list the matter today, HC order rejecting his anticipatory bail plea to stay in force

Sibal had requested that the matter be listed before the Supreme Court today. However, the SC declined to pass any order.
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No relief for Chidambaram: Lookout circular issued against him, SC refuses interim relief

His anticipatory bail pleas against arrests by CBI and ED were rejected by the Delhi High Court yesterday.

After facing pressure from the Church, Madras HC judge withdraws his observation on sexual abuse in Christian institutions

With pressure began to mount, Justice Vaidyanathan had to agree to delete the relevant paragraph from his verdict in a case.
P Chidambaram is evading CBI arrest after the courts rejected his anticipatory bail plea

After Delhi HC denied his anticipatory bail, Congress leader P Chidambaram goes into hiding, gives CBI the slip

P Chidambaram is accused of financial irregularities and misuse of power in the INX Media scam
Sunanda Pushkar may have been routinely subjected to domestic violence, prosecution seeks charges against Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar case: Prosecution alleges Sunanda was a victim of domestic violence, seeks charges against Shashi Tharoor

Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has been charged under Sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC but has evaded arrested in the case so far.

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may face arrest, Delhi HC rejects his anticipatory bail pleas

P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram both have been accused in INX Media scam that involved corruption and money laundering

Peace returns as no major law and order situation reported in the region after abrogation of Article 370: J&K Director, Information

Peace returns to Jammu and Kashmir as no major law and order situation reported in the region after abrogation of Article 370

CJI Ranjan Gogoi berates advocate ML Sharma for poorly drafted petition on abrogation of Article 370, “I could not understand it,” says CJI

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of five petitions including one plea filed by ML Sharma pertaining to the abrogation of Article 370 and the restrictions placed in Jammu and Kashmir pre-empting a security threat. 
Modern Indian minds are still enslaved under the colonial thought process

Bharat, Dharma and the law: Colonial enslavement of the ‘modern’ Indian minds

The typical 'modern' Indian mind still seeks validation on benchmarks set by the erstwhile colonial master, which it has internalized so deep within its consciousness that it has come to accept them as not just the normal but also the ideal.

Ayodhya case day 5: SC asks for exact spot of Ram’s birth, Ram Lalla lawyer says it is below the Babri Masjid dome

The CJI clarifies that the counsels can take as much time as they want to put forth their submissions

Supreme Court refuses re-verification of NRC process in Assam, orders exclusion list to be published online on August 31

Earlier in July, the Supreme Court had extended its July 31 deadline to August 31 for publication of the final Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin files writ petition in Supreme Court against "information blackout" in the valley

Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, files writ petition in SC against ‘information blackout’ in Kashmir valley

Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin files writ petition in Supreme Court against "information blackout" in Kashmir valley
Court issues non-bailable warrant against Ratul Puri

Read why a non-bailable warrant has been issued against MP CM Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri

Ratul Puri had earlier fled from the Enforcement Directorate office on the pretext of going to the bathroom
Sunni Waqf Board objects to day-to-day hearing, claims 'matter cannot be rushed like this'

Ayodhya case day 4: Sunni Waqf Board objects to 5-days a week hearing, says matter ‘cannot be rushed like this’

The case was considered for a day to day hearing after the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed.

Since March 2018, Court extended interim protection from arrest to accused P Chidambaram and Karti 20 times. Read details

The Delhi court has now extended the interim protection of the father-son duo till August 23, 2019, for the 20th time.

Re-shaping Article 370: Has the Modi government upped its Constitutional game?

The lightning speed with which the Presidential Orders of August 5, 2019, and August 6, 2019, concerning Article 370 have been promulgated thanks has put an end to the 70-year old stalemate created by and surrounding Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

SC refuses to grant an urgent hearing on a petition filed by infamous ML Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant an urgent hearing on a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370
Supreme Court Ayodhya land dispute

Ayodhya case Day 2: Nirmohi Akhara asks for more time to present evidences, bench asks to resubmit arguments after better preparation

The bench today reprimanded Nirmohi Akhara for its unpreparedness in the case and for not being able to produce relevant evidence
Sedition case filed against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

Advocate Murad Ali files sedition case against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and others for opposing abrogation of Article 370

The court has taken cognisance of the sedition case against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and announced September 24 as the date of next hearing

Ayodhya hearing day 1: “keep the dignity of the court” CJI tells advocate of Muslim party as hearing witnesses heated exchanges

Nirmohi Akhara presented its arguments on the first day of daily hearing of Ayodhya case in Supreme Court

108 laws including IPC, CrPC, SC/ST Atrocities Act to be applicable in Jammu and Kashmir as Article 370 is stripped

A total of 106 laws shall henceforth be applicable to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

After Article 370 being stripped, Ram Mandir decision next? Hearing commences tomorrow, day-to-day proceedings to be held

The hearing in the Ram Mandir case is poised to be taken up by the Constitutional Bench from 6th August 2019 on a day to day basis.

Fearful of arrest after Triple Talaq bill passed, Muslim man returns to wife after 8 months

. Interestingly, Nasima's father-in-law has now promised to present a 750 square feet plot to her. 
SC is hearing the Ram Janambhoomi case daily

Ram Janmabhoomi case: Mediation in Ayodhya has failed, final hearing in the case to begin from 6th August

On March 8, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had referred the long-standing Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute for mediation.

Unnao rape case: SC orders CBI to conclude the accident probe within 7 days, trial court to hear the case daily

The Supreme Court has also directed the CRPF to provide the security to the victim's family and the lawyer of the victim. The Supreme Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to provide an interim compensation of Rs.25 lakh to the victim and her family.

SC to expedite hearing in the Unnao rape case, set to transfer all 5 cases out of Uttar Pradesh

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has sought full information on the investigations both in the rape case as well as on the accident that took place on Sunday.

President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to landmark Triple Talaq bill, law to be enforced retrospectively

The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi championing the social cause of Muslim women had initiated the process of legislation to ban "Triple Talaq" after the historic Supreme Court judgement declaring the barbaric Islamic practise as unconstitutional.

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