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Justice AK Sikri declines honorary judicial position: Here is how lies were spread about his appointment

A K Sikri was nominated for Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal in November 2018, much before any knew that he would representing CJI Gogoi in CBI Director selection committee

S Gurumurthy sends legal notice to The Economist for defamatory article that called him a ‘fixer’ who ‘gets things done in Delhi’

The concerned article was published in the print issue of The Economist on 24 November.
Gujarat government opposes bail for anti-modi tainted cop Sanjiv Bhatt

Gujarat govt cites disgraced ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s criminal past and pending FIRs, opposes bail

Sanjiv Bhatt is accused of being the mastermind behind the entire operation of kidnapping the lawyer and plating the narcotics that implicated the Rajasthan based lawyer.
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Aircel-Maxis Case: As CBI gets sanction from centre to prosecute, NSE Chairman Ashok Chawla resigns

On Friday, Ashok Chawla resigned as the chairman of NSE hours after the CBI informed the court that the Centre has granted sanction to prosecute him in the Aircel-Maxis case.

‘Missionary activities not prohibited in India, Article 25 applies to all, not only Indians’: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court was hearing a case where a doctor's OCI was cancelled by authorities claiming that he was carrying out evangelical, medical missionary and conversion activities.

Delhi HC dismisses plea by Rakesh Asthana and Devender Kumar, CBI asked to complete probe in 10 weeks

The Delhi HC has asked the CBI to maintain status quo for two weeks in the case.

Read details: Ousted CBI Director Alok Verma resigns, refuses to take charge as DG Fire Services

In his letter of resignation, Alok Verma has written that he was not given the opportunity to be heard by the panel before his ouster as the CBI Director
Petitioner Gopal Singh Visharad has moved to SC seeking early hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case

HS Bedi committee probe: No religious targeting, no political involvement in Gujarat encounters, says report

The Gujarat government had requested the apex court not to share the report with the petitioners, which the SC bench led by CJI Gogoi declined.

Protests break out outside the Supreme Court on Thursday due to delay in hearing Ram Mandir case

The Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing in the Ram Mandir case after Justice U U Lalit recused himself from the case.
Read the accusations against Alok Verma and the CVC findings

Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, leakage and fabrication of documents and more: Read the findings of CVC report against Alok Verma

Allegations made in the CVC report are certainly grave, primarily about high profile cases like in the case of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and supposed framing of Rakesh Asthana with a fabricated document

With removal of CBI director, SC has slammed the Rafale conspiracy theorists for the second time

There is no evidence that Alok Verma was probing the Rafale deal as Rahul Gandhi alleges

Corruption case to be filed against ousted CBI Director Alok Verma : Reports

Republic TV has reported that the CBI headed by Nageshwar Rao is all set to file a corruption case against ousted CBI boss Alok Verma

High powered committee comprising of PM Modi, SC Judge and Kharge sacks CBI Director Alok Verma

The Supreme Court had reinstated Verma on 8th January, and asked the selection committee to decide his fate.
Supreme Court asks the government to conduct a comparative study on air pollution caused by firecrackers and automobiles

NGO ‘Youth for Equality’ files petition in SC against Constitutional Amendment for 10% reservations

A PIL has been filed against the Constitutional Amendment that granted 10% reservations to economically weaker sections from the General Class.
Mediation panel submits in SC that both The Hindu and Muslim parties are seeking to resume the mediation process

Ram Mandir case delayed again as Justice UU Lalit recuses himself, next hearing on January 29

Rajiv Dhawan, who represents the Muslim side in the case, pointed it out that Justice Lalit had represented one of the parties in another case 24 years ago.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge(L) and Alok Verma (R)

No decision on Alok Verma as Kharge seeks more time, rakes up the Rafale bogey again

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sought time to know whether CBI Chief was working on the Rafale deal probe, among other details

SC appoints former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar as new amicus curiae in Jagannath Temple case

Kumar has represented the Modi government in a number of important cases including the Sohrabuddin encounter case.

10% reservation for the poor: Contrary to claims, here is why it might not encroach on the 50% reservation cap

The current 10% reservation introduced by Modi govt, granted by the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill would not breach the 50% reservation limit set by the Indra Sawhney judgement

After Bihar Court’s order of FIR, a PIL filed against the movie The Accidental Prime Minister

The plea filed by Pooja Mahajan was earlier rejected by the Delhi High Court on Monday directing it to be filed in the form of a PIL.

Supreme Court constitutes five-judge bench to hear the Ayodhya case from January 10

The newly constituted bench will commence the hearing of the appeals against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement from Jan 10.

BJP’s Rath Yatra : SC issues notice to West Bengal government on denial of permission

BJP had planned three rath yatras from different parts of the State, travelling across all the parliamentary constituencies over one-and-a-half months to protest against the Trinamool Congress government. 
Sterlite Plant

SC refuses to stay the NGT order on Tuticorin Sterlite plant reopening

Earlier Madras High Court had set aside NGT’s order of reopening the Sterlite Plant.
Media is peddling the 'blow to Modi govt' narrative with SC verdict on Alok Verma: Here is why they are wrong

The SC verdict on CBI Director is not a ‘blow to the government’, don’t let pliant media fool you

Alok Verma can't take any major policy decisions, and his term ends by the end of this month
Kapil Sibal with Anil Ambani

Reliance Telecom-Ericsson case: Anil Ambani defended by Congress leader Kapil Sibal in Supreme Court

Kapil Sibal defends Anil Ambani in court, in Rcomm-Ericsson case.
Alok Verma

SC reinstates CBI chief without power to take any policy decision, high-powered committee to decide his fate

With only weeks left for Alok Verma's retirement, the decision of the Supreme Court to take away his power to make decisions means a setback for Verma and his supporters

Owaisi wants Muslims to have right to divorce if spouse gets leprosy, opposes government bill in Lok Sabha

Owaisi asked the government to not 'interfere in Muslim Personal Law'
Rahul Gandhi's 'friend' Tejashwi Yadav makes an insensitive rape analogy

Patna High Court rejects Tejashwi Yadav’s petition challenging the govt’s order to vacate his bungalow

The Patna High Court has rejected RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's petition challenging the Bihar government's order to vacate the bungalow

US journalist sniffing around in Tuticorin violated visa rules, ordered to leave India

US-based scribe asked to leave India after he was found violating visa norms.

Rahul Gandhi refuses to authenticate the ‘Rafale tape’, brazens it out in the Parliament

Rahul Gandhi did not respect the speaker's instruction and kept on reading the script of the tape by expressing his sheer arrogance.

The destructive trio: Yashwant Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan move SC for review of Rafale judgement

Supreme Court in its judgement had dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal. The Court said that it has not found any material to show that there has been any commercial favouritism

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