Judiciary should revisit conventional wisdom: CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said great institutions like the judiciary should be on their guard against the “wicked and the vile,” who work in their dark recesses to weaken them in a deceptive manner. The Chief Justice was speaking at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Additional …

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Dam Safety Bill gets nod from CCEA

It is set to be reintroduced in Parliament after several unsuccessful bids to clear it The Centre is set to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 in Parliament after it was cleared by the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday. A version of the Bill was first …

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Bill to revamp medical education cleared

National Exit Test must for practice In a move to bring sweeping changes to the medical education sector, the Centre plans to introduce the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill in this session of Parliament and repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The Union Cabinet approved a revised version of …

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Karnataka’s rebel MLAs need not attend House: SC

Says Speaker can decide on resignations ‘when appropriate’ The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the 15 dissident MLAs from Karnataka complete freedom to opt out of the ongoing Assembly session even as it acknowledged the Speaker’s discretion to decide on their resignations as and when he considers it appropriate. A …

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Google’s ties to China need review: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration will “take a look” if Google has been working with the Chinese government. The firm swiftly denied the allegation. “Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes Google should be investigated for treason,” Mr. Trump said in a tweet. “A great and brilliant guy who knows …

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Iran confirms arrest of academic

It risks raising tension between Paris and Tehran Iran confirmed on Tuesday the arrest of a French-Iranian academic without giving any details of her case, the latest in a long list of dual nationals held in the country’s prisons. The detention of Fariba Adelkhah, 60, risks increasing tension between Paris …

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Khan to visit U.S. to ‘refresh’ ties

Washington may seek Pak. assistance in securing a deal to end war in Afghanistan Pakistan expressed hopes on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the U.S. seeks its help in ending the …

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SC moved for sample re-verification of NRC

The applications may be listed soon for hearing before a Special Bench of the CJI and Justice Rohinton Nariman. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in its application, tried to impress upon the court the “unprecedented large scale of complexities” involved in the NRC process. ‘Impact social harmony’ The …

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