Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

SC to deliver verdict on quota in promotion

A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on the government push to provide “accelerated promotion with consequential seniority” for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe members in public employment. Courtesy a 2006 M. Nagaraj judgement of the Supreme Court, the government cannot …

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‘Moral advice’ for Mizoram poll

The Mizoram Presbyterian Church, the largest Christian denomination in the State, has issued “moral guidelines” for political parties and candidates ahead of the election to the 40-member Assembly this year-end. More than 87% of the 1.12 million people in the State are Christians, mostly associated with churches of 14 denominations. …

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SC forms prison reforms panel

The Supreme Court on Tuesday formed a Committee on Prison Reforms chaired by former apex court judge, Justice Amitava Roy, to examine the various problems plaguing prisons in the country, from overcrowding to lack of legal advice to convicts to issues of remission and parole. A Bench of Justices Madan …

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Peppered with wise words

On the rapid rise of criminalisation in politics, the Supreme Court on Tuesday reproduced the words of the freedom fighter and last Governor-General of India, C. Rajagopalachari, to show how Independent India’s founding fathers apprehended the slow slide of honesty and integrity in politics. Heading the five-judge Constitution Bench, CJI …

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‘Cleansing must begin with parties’

Cleansing politics from criminal elements begins with purifying political parties itself, as they are the central institution of India’s democracy, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday. The verdict by the five-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India referred to the Law Commission reports which pointed …

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Centre mulls allowing Naga leader’s return

The Centre has held meetings to discuss if Khango Konyak, former chairman of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), who was impeached and expelled by the Myanmar-based outfit could be allowed to enter India. In 2015, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved banning the …

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Shortage of forms upsets NRC applicants

Many of the nearly 2,500 centres for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) were short of forms on Tuesday, the first day of the claims, objections and corrections round of the exercise. This phase provides a 60-day window of hope for 40,07,707 of the 32.9 million applicants who were …

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SC harks back to Mumbai blasts to cite criminalisation

Says political patrons had a nexus with criminal gangs, police, customs officials The presence of criminalisation of politics was felt in its strongest form during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said in a 100-page judgment …

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