The Times Of India
Supreme Court: Privileges and immunity no shield for criminal acts in House
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that elected representatives can no longer go scot-free for acts of vandalism and violence inside a House and made them liable for prosecution for such acts by blowing away the traditionally misconstrued constitutional shield of "privileges and immunities".
To seep up justice, Supreme Court fixes strict time limits for arguments
The Supreme Court on Wednesday took the first step towards allocating strict time schedule, as practiced by the supreme courts of the US and the UK, with a warning that violation of time limits would result in automatic indefinite adjournment of hearing.
Man walks 200km to Supreme Court to prove he hasn’t converted
PhD scholar Praveen Kumar s covering a distance of over 200km on foot to reach the apex court with a petition to “reclaim his honour” after his name figured, inaccurately, on a list of thousand people allegedly converted to Islam by two Delhi-based Muslim clerics.
Covid curbs delay Chandrayaan-3 mission by one more year; launch likely during third quarter of 2022: Minister
With the Covid pandemic delaying crucial missions of Isro, the country’s third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 is now “likely to be launched during the third quarter of 2022 assuming normal workflow henceforth”, Union minister for department of space Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.
Taliban taking over Afghanistan will make it a ‘pariah state’, warns US secretary of state
If the Taliban took Afghanistan by force and abused the rights of the people, they would make the country a “pariah state” and no international recognition or support would be forthcoming, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said here on Wednesday, in the strongest warning yet to the extremist group amid mounting atrocities and continuing violence in the restive country.
Successful democracies include 'thriving' civil societies: Blinken
All people deserve to have a voice in their government and be treated with respect no matter who they are, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday while noting that Indians and Americans believe in human dignity, fundamental freedoms, including freedom of religion.