Justice Sanjay Karol: The Common Man’s Judge

The mysterious ways of the collegium Not long ago, in September 2021, the Supreme Court of India’s Collegium made thirteen recommendations for the transfer of High Court Judges. Out of the thirteen, eight judges were recommended for elevation to the position of a Chief Justice of a High Court whereas five judges were recommended for transfer. The collegium members at the time of this decision were Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar, Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice L. Nageswara Rao, headed by the Chief Justice of India - Justice N.V. Ramana.  Prior to Justice Ramana, Justice Sharad Arvind...

Justice Indrajit Mahanty: Slipping Through The Cracks

In-house Inquiry Against Justice Mahanty It is clear from a review of the material that the charges against him (Indrajit Mahanty) are very serious and backed with adequate documentary evidence. The allegations against Justice Mahanty relate to acts of grave judicial impropriety and conflict of interest, tantamount to a clear breach of judicial ethics.CJAR Letter to Justice Vazifdar In September 2016, a complaint was filed by RTI Activist Jayanta Kumar Das alleging abuse of power and authority by Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Sangam Kumar Sahoo. Das cited various affairs to back his claim. Consequently, then Chief Justice of India, T.S....

Justice Rajesh Bindal: A Tale of Competence and Caution

Narada Bribery Case In 2014, Tehelka news’ Mathew Samuel went undercover as a high-ranking official of Impex Consultancy Solutions, a fictitious Chennai-based company. The extensive con included measures like the creation of fake social media accounts as well as a fake Aadhar Card. Posing as Santhosh Shankaran, Samuel approached the Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Iqbal Ahmed, who introduced him to an IPS officer. The now suspended IPS SMH Mirza then introduced Samuel to various politicians. Little did he know he was just a pawn in a rather elaborate sting operation. Coincidently, he was also the first person to...
An accredited social health activist, commonly referred to as ASHA; refers to a community health worker the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instituted as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). One of the key components of the National Rural Health...
India has been hanging on a shoestring since the COVID-19 pandemic has been infiltrating across the nation. On March 14, 2020 the Government notified the nation about the extremity of the pandemic. In envisioning the complexities and threats, it...
Earlier, Journalist Awesh Tiwari, posted a review in Hindi, summarizing a fresh report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). To explain, the report highlighted the growing intimacy between the Indian Facebook executive and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Explicitly, it...
While the Modi government struggles to contain the spread of the catastrophic virus, the monsoon session of the Parliament has been scheduled from 14th September to 1st October for this year. The current Parliament session was speculated to have...
Meerut Police has filed a case against the Chinese Smartphone brand Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. under section 140 of the Indian Penal Code. It was a result of a five month long investigation, which revealed that more than...
38 PSUs used their Corporate Social Responsibility funds to together contribute over Rs 2,105 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund since its launching on March 28. The Indian Express accessed...
The Supreme Court held lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt; for tweets against the court, and Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.A. Bobde on 14.08.2020. A three-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari hearing the case...
The Defense Ministry on August 3, 2020, unveiled a new draft Defense Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP 2020). Notably, the policy comes in the wake of the recent call for "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" as pronounced by Prime Minister...
Gujarat MLA and social activist Jignesh Mevani, in a joint press conference held in Ahmedabad on Saturday, made appalling revelations regarding the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This included allegations of a multi-crore scam in a village...
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday accused the BJP-led central government of a scam. In essence, in tendering five airports' operations to Adani Enterprises. "Heard the news that Gautam Adani's Adani Enterprises won the bid; for five out of...