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Tweets by Scientist and Columnist Anand Ranganathan critical of judiciary blocked from being read in India

It turns out that certain tweets of Anand Ranganathan were withheld in India.
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Supreme Court declines fresh plea demanding abrogation of Article 370

The bench asked the petitioners to file an application for impleadment in the petitions already pending on the issue.

‘They were trying to fix me’, Pon Manickavel tells Court, State govt directed to not take adverse action without permission

The state government and Pon Manickavel have been at loggerheads with each other for a while.
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Governance is executive’s domain, all should appreciate the ‘Lakshman Rekha’: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the judiciary has to decide 'how far' it can go in taking over power on issues of governance as he stressed the need for all organs to appreciate the proverbial ‘Lakshman Rekha’.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance group files defamation suit against The Wire for Rs. 6,000 crore

This is not the first time that The Wire has been sued

Media has no right to pontificate about 26/11 after SC’s observations on their irresponsible coverage

The 26/11 terror attack coverage by media is a prime example of the irresponsibility of media

“Her last words were ‘burn them alive’, she should get justice”: Lawyer who filed PIL to execute Nirbhaya’s rapists

Delhi student Nirbhaya was brutally raped inside a moving bus on December 16, 2012.

Sabarimala: Communist Kerala govt now suggests setting aside 2 days for women pilgrims of all ages

The suggestion was made by four women petitioners who claim to be devotees of Lord Ayappa.

Don’t attribute motive to us: Delhi HC in Gurumurthy contempt case

Gurumurthy had tweeted questioning the grant of bail to Karti Chidambaram in INX media bribery case.

This is how SC’s stand on Rafale deal signed by Modi govt could affect 2019 Lok Sabha elections

As per various reports, they are currently examining the details submitted by GOI in response to the petition against the Rafale deal

PM Modi’s SIT secures death penalty for 1984 rioter: Lessons to be learned

If we run out of patience before the ecosystem runs out of provisions, they will win.

Here is why furious CJI Ranjan Gogoi came down heavily on The Wire

It remains to be seen if the Editors at The Wire will be called in for Contempt of Court under the Contempt of Courts Act 1971.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi irate about The Wire’s reportage of CBI Director Alok Verma’s responses to CVC

The Wire has invited the ire of the Chief Justice of India with their 'irresponsible' reporting of the CBI issue
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Kerala High Court slams Pinarayi Vijayan led Communist government for forcefully evicting Hindu devotees from Sabarimala shrine

The Kerala High Court observations come hours after the Kerala police forcefully evicted several Hindu devotees from the Sabarimala temple.

‘Who decides that they are stolen idols?’ asks Madras HC, ‘I decide’, replies IG Pon Manickavel

The Court then directed IG Pon Manickavel to put his submissions in writing.
Alok Verma

Media speculation about CVC report on CBI Director Alok Verma turn out to be wrong

Alok Verma has not got a clean chit from CVC, as some media houses and journalists were speculating

SC reserves judgement on Rafale case: Here is all you need to know about the hearing

AG Venugopal argued that the Rafale Deal wasn't a matter for judicial intervention as the allegations have their origins in media reports and rumours.

Defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s bail application rejected for the second time

On October 24, the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police arrested him in connection with a criminal case filed for his tweets in 2017

AG KK Venugopal expresses his displeasure on CJI Gogoi’s refusal to hear petitions

AG KK Venugopal claimed that People have travelled thousands of Kilometers to reach the court but the CJI Gogoi refuses to hear them

Firecracker ban would impact 800,000 families, lead to Rs. 16 billion loss for banks, claims association

TANFAMA had also submitted in the Court that a firecracker ban would have terrible consequences for the lakhs of people dependent on the industry for employment.

National Herald publishers approach Delhi HC against government’s evacuation order for Herald House

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are both out on bail on charges of corruption in the National Herald case.

Delayed again: Supreme Court rejects plea seeking an early hearing in Ram Janmabhoomi case

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking an early hearing of the case.

Every cracker burst this Diwali had a message that echoed through the Country

The messaging is indeed confusing. Were they fighting pollution or the festival of Diwali itself?
Reports say that Israeli Jews currently in Goa

Kerala HC decides that ‘supporting ISIS ideology does not amount to waging war against Asiatic ally of India’

Freedom of Expression is a complicated matter. Hopefully, people who read this article will get it now.

Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks the Communist government to stay away from temple affairs, rituals to continue as per traditions

The High Court of Kerala hearing three petitions had slammed the Kerala government for its excess interference in the administration of Sabarimala temple.

ASI bans daily Namaz at the Taj Mahal as per SC orders, only local residents to be allowed on Fridays

The ASI said it was only implementing a Supreme Court order.
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Trial court employee wanted to make a film on injustices by Judges in Court, Punjab and Haryana HC denies, orders inquiry

The High Court has said that the conduct of the official is "contumacious" and amounts to gross indiscipline or insubordination on his part.
CJI Gogoi stated that delay in Judges' appointment is due to collegium, not the central government

CJI ‘shocked’ as centre clears the names of 4 judges in 48 hrs for elevation to SC: Reports

CJI stressed the need for providing judgments in vernacular languages but regretted the lack of resources.

Supreme Court’s non-commitment: Yet again, Lord Ram is forced to stay in exile this Diwali

For smooth and successful functioning of democracy, the smooth relation between three pillars is very important

SC stays Delhi HC order which prevented the EC from acting against paid news

After the stay order of the Supreme Court, Election Commission is now free to take action against paid news during elections.

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