Delhi High Court seeks response of Delhi government on plea for Unani doctors in Tihar jail

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government and jail authorities on a plea seeking ayurvedic doctors for prisoners lodged in the high-security ward of Tihar jail, without any discrimination. Justice Mukta Gupta asked the authorities to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on January 25. The… Read more »

Wonder whether even MLA has no trust in system: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal expressed surprise over an MLA approaching it on an environmental issue instead of heading to the authority concerned, saying it wondered “whether even an MLA has no trust and faith in the statutory authorities and is ‘helpless’ in making such authorities do their duty”. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice… Read more »

Supreme Court asks UPSC secretary to appear in court

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the UPSC secretary to personally appear and inform the court if the commission prepares a panel of senior IPS officers for director general of police (DGP) appointments by state governments. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought the presence of the Union Public Service Commission secretary at… Read more »

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces

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President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, in a stern warning rejected by Ankara saying it will continue to fight the “terrorists”. Last month, President Trump surprised the world by announcing that he… Read more »

Cong doesn’t want resolution of Ram temple issue: Modi

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Taking on the Congress over the Ram temple issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the opposition party was trying to impede the judicial process for resolution of the matter. He also asked BJP workers to remind the masses about the Congress’ stand on the issue. In his concluding address at the BJP national… Read more »

Government to construct 44 ‘strategically important’ roads along India-China border

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The government will construct 44?strategic roads along the border with China and over 2100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a CPWD document shows According to an annual report (2018-19) prepared, and released earlier this month by the Central Public Works Department, the agency has been asked to construct… Read more »

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal

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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s appeal against his conviction in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul also issued notice on Kumar’s bail plea Kumar, 73, surrendered before a trial court… Read more »