Editorial: Strong words

The Supreme Court on Tuesday warned Parliament that the nation is losing patience with the advent of criminals in politics even as it imposed fines on major political parties, including the BJP and Congress, for covering up from voters the criminal past of the candidates they had fielded in the Bihar Assembly polls last year. Continue Reading

Editorial: Free and fair

In a crucial ruling, the Supreme Court has said State election commissioners have to be ‘independent persons’ not occupying a post under the Centre or State governments. It termed the Goa government’s move to give its Law Secretary the additional charge of the SEC a ‘mockery’ of constitutional mandate. Continue Reading

Editorial: Include it

At a time when deaths due to depression and other mental issues are on a rise in the country, the Supreme Court, in a valid and valubale intervention, has sought response from the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) on a plea alleging violation of provisions of Mental health law, which deals with right to equality and non-discrimination. Continue Reading

Editorial: Money matters

The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed a batch of pleas challenging RBI’s circular of 2018 which had prohibited banks and financial institutions from providing services related to Cryptocurrencies. Continue Reading