The Telegraph
Saturday , October 17 , 2015

Divided House hurdle to fresh shot at law on judges' appointments

Government sources today admitted that enacting a fresh law on judges' appointments would be difficult in today's fractured polity, after the Supreme Court quashed the National Judicial...   | Read..

Cong cautious about NJAC verdict

The Congress today said it "respected" the Supreme Court verdict on the National Judicial Appointment Commission but expressed "happiness" the...   | Read..

Court sounds Advani alert on democracy

The Supreme Court bench that quashed the judicial appointments act today quoted L.K. Advani's comment about forces that can "crush democracy" being stronger now...   | Read..

Dissenter queries primacy

Justice J. Chelameswar, the lone dissenter in today's 4:1 majority verdict, has argued that judges appointing judges is not the only way of ensuring the judiciary's...   | Read..

Eminent-person plan and veto raise court hackles

The inclusion of two "eminent persons" in the selection panel and a veto power were among the components in the judges' law that drew the maximum glare of the...   | Read..

2-year cap on degree extra time

The UGC today issued guidelines saying students of degree programmes would have to clear all papers within a maximum grace period of two years beyond the scheduled date of...   | Read..

Church legal team to scan adoption norms

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India today set up a panel of legal experts to review the new adoption guidelines, throwing its weight behind the Missionaries of...   | Read..

SRK shakes hands, dispenses 10 life lessons

Shah Rukh Khan was guest of honour at a dinner last night in Edinburgh where some of the city's leading academic, political and civic figures were present.   | Read..

Beef ban order off

A full bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court today set aside an earlier order to enforce a decades-old provision criminalising cattle slaughter and beef consumption in the...   | Read..

Ramdev 'comedy' plays in hospital

Yoga evangelist Baba Ramdev today morphed into a "comedian" at a Delhi hospital where he urged doctors to believe that yoga and herbal cocktails could cleanse...   | Read..

Avoid beef, live in India: CM

A BJP chief minister has asked Muslims to give up eating beef if they "continue to live" in India.   | Read..

'IB quiz' for writer on award return

An Intelligence Bureau officer showed up at Vadodara writer Ganesh Devy's home a day after he announced he was returning his Sahitya Akademi award, asking if his protest...   | Read..
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