Editorial: Act, act

Days after it refused to grant stay on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Supreme Court on Monday denied to halt National Population Register (NPR) too. Though it has ordered notices to the Centre, the top court’s refusal to stay the government’s decisions means it is not ready to stop CAA and NPR unless it is clearly convinced that they are bad to the interests of the country. Continue Reading

DMK, allies to hold signature campaign against CAA

The DMK-led opposition in Tamilnadu today resolved to hold a ‘massive’ signature campaign against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register, party chief MK Stalin said. Continue Reading

CAA pleas: SC gives four weeks to Centre to respond

Making it clear it will not pass an order without hearing the Centre, the Supreme Court today gave the government four weeks to respond to petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said a five-judge Constitution bench will hear the matter. Continue Reading

Telcos move Supreme Court over Rs 1.47 lakh crore dues

The Supreme Court today agreed to list next week fresh pleas of telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices, seeking a fresh schedule of payment of statutory dues to the tune of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecommunications. Continue Reading

Electoral bond scheme: SC seeks response from Centre, EC

The Supreme Court today sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties. Continue Reading

SC allows Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crore

The Supreme Court today allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw the Rs 20 crore which was deposited with the apex court registry as a condition for allowing him to travel abroad. Continue Reading

SC to examine constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act

The Supreme Court today decided to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act but refused to stay its operation. Continue Reading

Religion must be considered pan-India: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the Centre’s 26-year-old notification according minority status to five communities — Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis, saying religion must be considered pan-India. Continue Reading

SC agrees to consider plea for probe into violence during CAA protests

The Supreme Court today agreed to consider a plea seeking a CBI or a court-monitored SIT probe into the violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act across the country. Continue Reading