No easy job for EC

The Election Commission of India is in the headlines today. They are facing both bouquets and brickbats. While the Opposition parties claim that they are acting partial, a section has come to their defence claiming that casting aspersions on their credibility is a danger for democracy. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 968 candidates in fray in 6th phase polling

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur are among the 968 candidates in the fray. Continue Reading

Ayodhya case: SC sets fresh deadline, grants time till 15 Aug

The Supreme Court today extended till 15 August the time for a panel of mediators, headed by former apex court judge Justice F M I Kalifulla, to explore an amicable solution to the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya. Continue Reading

Court dismisses plea seeking to debar Rahul from contesting polls

“If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen?” the bench, also comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, asked the petitioners. Continue Reading

Rafale: Rahul Gandhi files reply in SC

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his reply in the Supreme Court on a notice issued to him after a contempt case by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi for his remarks on the Rafale verdict. Continue Reading

Watch your tongue

With the Supreme Court deciding to issue contempt notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi even after he expressed regret for his Rafale order comment, it has become clear that politicians can no more escape after talking something false or sensational just for the sake of garnering the attention of the people. Continue Reading

Don’t play around with law, SC warns Karti Chidambaram

The Supreme Court today allowed former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad after depositing Rs 10 crore with its registry but asked him to cooperate with the probe in the INX Media and Aircel Maxis cases, saying “don’t play around with the law”. Continue Reading

Ayodhya case: SC’s bench to pass important order 10 Jan

The Supreme Court today said that an appropriate bench constituted by it will pass an order on 10 January for fixing the date of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case at Ayodhya. Continue Reading