SC bar body censures judge for praising PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday condemned Justice Arun Mishra’s praise for PM Narendra Modi at a recent conference and called on apex court judges to maintain judicial independence by refraining from making such statements or show close proximity to the political executive. Mishra, who retires […]

Toll soars to 27 even as violence ebbs

NEW DELHI: The toll in the riots in north-east Delhi climbed to 27 on Wednesday even as the area limped towards normalcy with no major incident of violence reported through the day. The latest victim was a young Intelligence Bureau official, Ankit Sharma, whose body was found floating in a […]

Plane leaves for Wuhan with medical supplies

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force special flight carrying around 15,000 kg of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment departed for Wuhan, China on Wednesday. The same flight, a C17 transport aircraft, on its return on Thursday, will bring back approximately 120 people, 80 Indian nationals […]

Government banks out of touch with consumers: FM

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday rapped state-run banks for lacking consumer connect and said often executives at the branch level could not communicate in the local language or provide details of government schemes. The minister’s outbursts at an event to unveil the next phase of public sector […]

Justice Muralidhar transferred from Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday transferred Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi high court to the Punjab and Haryana high court. “In exercise of the power conferred by Clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief […]

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