The political will of a government is intimately tied to the willingness and ability of citizens to take the government to task either by mobilising against it or by voting it out of power.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the additional solicitor general that the process to bring in a DNA Profiling Bill has been initiated.
During the hearings, one judge had observed that the ‘right to privacy’ is not absolute and it can’t stop the legislature from imposing reasonable restrictions.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
The court cannot simply declare privacy to be a fundamental right. It needs to explore its contours, including implications for the right to free speech.
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the apex court that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the constitution.
The 41-year-old allegedly told the activist that those without address proof or Aadhaar number could be “eliminated” by the police.
Tadikala Akbar Saleem was released after a magistrate in Chennai called out the absurdity of his arrest.
The Supreme Court collegium had in March rejected nearly every contentious clause that the Centre had insisted upon in appointing judges to the higher courts.
An emergent special session of the assembly was scheduled at 9:30 am today for the chief minister, who is facing a rebellion from MLAs of his party Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), to seek confidence vote.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
India’s employed force grew from 401 million in April 2016 to 406.5 million in December 2016, it fell to 405 million between January and April this year.
The central bank said that making the list public would “hurt the business climate in the country and endanger the jobs of thousands working in these entities”.
RTI activists insist the amendment Bill has diluted provisions of the original Bill and was pushed by the BJP in the Lok Sabha in hush-hush manner.
Narottam Mishra had challenged the Election Commission’s decision to disqualify him for three years on the charge of paid news.
The administrative directions were issued by acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal to ensure proper implementation of civil procedure code provisions.
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”.
Geographer David Beckingham looks at Liverpool’s rigorous licensing regime, meant to curb problem drinking, and today’s perceptions of alcohol consumption.
While the government has said it wants to end manual scavenging, budgetary allocations for rehabilitation and better technologies are declining.
Despite objections by the government and the army, a two-judge bench ordered the CBI to institute a SIT to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings.
The Supreme Court criticised Sonowal for saying the draft national register of citizens, meant to curb illegal immigration, will be released by December 31.
When the bench asked ECI to clarify its stand, its lawyer said the poll panel is supporting the cause to the extent of decriminalisation of politics.
The Sonowal government has employed measures that appear designed to pressurise local authorities to work at its behest, all the while creating fear and giving rise to renewed anger among the Muslim community.
Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar has set up a five-judge Constitution bench to hear arguments on whether Aadhaar violates the right to privacy.
Despite the declining sex ratio indicating the widespread use of sex-selective abortions, the Indian Medical Association is making efforts to weaken the law rather than strengthen its implementation.
The rights activist was named as an “absconding accused” in the case relating to the exhumation of 21 victims who were killed by Hindutva mobs during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women.
Upholding their conviction by the high court, the bench said the six had been acquitted by the trial court despite “clear-cut evidence” against them.
The Supreme Court had earlier termed excluding students on the basis of colour blindness “regressive”, and the matter is scheduled for hearing tomorrow.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who exposed several corruption cases at AIIMS, was given an appraisal of zero in 2015-16, despite being rated “outstanding” in other years.
A RTI query has revealed that none of the appointees had applied for the posts and that no selection process was followed by the Himachal Pradesh government.
Joti, 64, who was the Chief Secretary of Gujarat when Narendra Modi was chief minister, will take over as the head of EC on July 6
Justice J.C. Karnan, the first sitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apex court, is seeking bail and challenging his six-month sentence.
How will the eminent lawyer perform in key matters such as the collegium system for appointing judges, the Aadhaar privacy case and the cattle sale ban case?
The Supreme Court had in 2002 made the filing of affidavits declaring assets and criminal records mandatory in Lok Sabha and assembly polls, but the Election Commission had rejected a similar demand for affidavits in the 2012 elections.
Free and fair elections are part of the basic structure of the constitution and the EC its cornerstone – its independence and credibility must be guarded and strengthened at any cost.
Mumbai Police arrested and charged all six accused with murder in the death of Byculla prison inmate Manju Shette.
A 40-year-old meat trader, a resident of village Manua in Hazaribagh district, was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
Yakub Ali was part of a protest held against alleged inclusion of Indian citizens in the doubtful voters list by the foreigners’ tribunals.