Ridhima Malhotra

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Govt cautious, says will study ruling first

The government refrained from reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on the right to exercise “none of the above option”, saying that the judgment will have to be studied before any comments can be mad

SC empowers voters to reject all poll nominees

In a landmark verdict aimed at cleaning the political system of unworthy leaders, the Supreme Court on Friday said citizens have a right to cast a negative vote during polls and directed the Election

Gymkhana Club may get its first woman president

The prestigious British-era Delhi Gymkhana Club, whose members include the Prime Minister, vice-president, several Union ministers as well as retired and serving bureaucrats, could soon shed its “chau

Daily hearing of death term in HC from today

The Delhi high court will hear on a day-to-day basis from Wednesday arguments for confirmation of the death penalty awarded by a trial court to four persons for the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on December 16 last year.

Convicts to be produced in HC today

The Delhi high court on Monday issued production warrants for Tuesday to the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case.

‘Aadhaar voluntary; not for migrants’

In a setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Monday said that Aadhaar cards, being issued under a key scheme of the UPA-2, are purely voluntary and that Centre and state government departments cannot demand the card as the sole proof of identity in order to provide a service.

SC pulls up govt over coal blocks

The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Centre on various aspects pertaining to the allocation of coal blocks.
A bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha repeatedly asked attorney-general G.E. Vahanvati to explain whether various methods adopted for coal block allocation since 1992 had a sanction of law and under what law the screening committee was authorised to decide on allocation.

‘Need freedom from babudom’

The CBI told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it has been facing difficulty in functioning as an autonomous investigative agency due to obstacles routinely put up by the bureaucracy.

It’s rarest of rare, death fitting: Experts

The fate of the four men convicted for the “cold-blooded” gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in December last year hangs in the balance with the trial court set to pronounce its order on the quantum of sentence on Wednesday.

Sanction needed for probe: A-G

The Centre on Tuesday strongly defended before the Supreme Court the rule that government’s sanction is mandatory before the questioning of its officers in corruption cases.

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