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The crossing of the impeach Rubicon

The Congress and six other parties on Friday handed a notice to Rajya Sabha chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu towards the unprecedented act of impeaching the Chief Justice of India, later proclaiming: "We wish this day had never come."
Sanjay K. Jha Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

HC orders extra day, fresh poll schedule

Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed the state election commission's U-turn on the panchayat polls and asked it to incorporate one more day into the process for filing nominations and work out a new poll schedule in consultation with the Bengal government.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-judges weigh fallout

Several former judges have said that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is under no obligation to recuse himself from judicial matters because of the impeachment notice but have voiced concern at the stress Justice Dipak Misra is under and its possible impact on the discharge of his duties.
R. Balaji Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Yechury has his way on Cong

Sentence deleted from the draft political resolution: "However, this has to be done without having an understanding or electoral alliance with the Congress Party."
Anita Joshua Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

SC takes up call for gag during impeach drive

The Supreme Court on Friday requested attorney-general K.K. Venugopal's assistance on a public interest plea that seeks to restrain MPs and the media from publicly discussing the impeachment of judges.
R. Balaji Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

First step with Naidu

Impeachment proceedings against a Supreme Court or high court judge can be initiated in either House of Parliament, with the notice requiring the signatures of 100 members if moved in the Lok Sabha and 50 members if moved in the Rajya Sabha.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Revenge petition, says Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday termed the Congress-led Opposition's efforts to get Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra impeached a "revenge petition" aimed to "intimidate a Judge and send a message to other Judges".
J.P. Yadav Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Impeach history: 5 shots, no score

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is the sixth Indian judge to face an impeachment motion but technically, none has so far been removed through such a procedure.
Sanjay K. Jha Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Karat releases Sita book

Some called it ironical and others a show of unity within the leadership that is otherwise perceived to be at odds when former CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Friday released a collection of speeches of his successor Sitaram Yechury during his Parliament stint that the hardliners put an end to last year.
Anita Joshua Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

SC query on turban

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine whether wearing turbans is an integral part of Sikhism, after a Delhi-based cycling enthusiast challenged a local association's rule that mandated that a cyclist must wear a helmet to participate in its championships irrespective of religion.
Our Legal Correspondent Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Good Samaritan Dhaka's Rohingya dilemma

Ayesha, 9, sells knickknacks near Burmese Market in the heart of this Bangladesh town along the Bay of Bengal. The little girl in a tattered frock pleads with shoppers crowding the area to sample her cheap offerings priced between Taka 10 and Taka 20.
Devadeep Purohit Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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