PIL challenges appointment of C’garh energy secy

A PIL has been admitted by the Chhattisgarh High Court by challenging the appointment of Aman Singh, a non-IAS officer, as the state’s Energy Secretary. The division bench of Justices Sunil Sinha and Prashant Mishra also sought a reply from Singh within three weeks. Nitin Sinha, a Raipur resident, who has filed the petition, contends that appointment […]

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Supreme Court critical of Ashis Nandy’s remarks but stays his arrest

The Supreme Court came to the rescue of noted sociologist Ashis Nandy by staying his possible arrest over alleged “casteist” remark at the Jaipur Literature festival. The court, however, came down heavily on him for making “unacceptable” statement, saying that an “idea” must be expressed with responsibility. A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice […]

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