The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce the verdict on whether or not the office of Chief Justice of India comes under the ambit of Right to Information Act. The order will be passed by a five-judge Constitution bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices NV Ramana, DY Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna on a petition filed by a Supreme Court Secretary-General challenging the January 2010 judgment of the Delhi high court. The high court in its order had declared the CJI's office a "public authority" and said that it should come under the RTI Act. The bench had reserved the order on April 4. Chief Justice Gogoi had earlier observed that in the name of transparency, one cannot destroy the institution. In November 2007, an RTI activist Subhash Chandra Aggarwal had filed an RTI in the Supreme Court seeking information on judges' assets but the information was denied. Aggarwal then approached the Central Information Commission which asked the apex court to disclose … [Read more...] about Does CJI come under RTI? SC to decide on Wednesday
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“Sir, may I join you for a game today?” he said when the two of us were heading to tee off at the Golf Club. “Sure sir, you’re welcome!” I said before whispering to my golfing buddy, Col Amrik Dhillon, “He’s going to slow down our game.”“I’m MD Singha, an old hat of 86,” said the gentleman, introducing himself modestly. “That’s a privilege denied to many, Mr Singha,” I replied, observing that he was immaculately dressed and spoke impeccable English.The game started and we found the old man to be perfectly measuring his swing, follow-through and stance, while maintaining a firm grip. He said he was a farmer from Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh and went on to add that he owned an orchard of 50 acres. “We’ve been growing apples, plums and cherries since 1881,” he said.I was floored by the pride he took in his farming background, which many think of … [Read more...] about On the greens, a farmer’s tales of yore
Nandita Das’s ambitious biopic of Saadat Hasan Manto feels like a showreel of what could have been. Many Indian film heroes have drunk themselves to death over a lost love. Manto might be the first one to do so over a lost city. Bombay was not the place of his birth, but Manto thought of the city as both muse and workplace. Its streets spawned many of his strongest stories and its film industry gave him both livelihood and community. He was clearly profoundly shaken by Partition, writing several stories about how the new boundaries around nations and religions were also carving up human beings. Still, given Manto’s strong attachment to Bombay, his departure remains somewhat inexplicable — and it appears as such in Nandita Das’s biographical film about him. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for once abit out of his depth) and his best friend, the actor Shyam Chaddha (the sadly wooden Tahir Raj Bhasin). We also hear, at a filmi party, the jibe that Bombay Talkies — … [Read more...] about A half-told tale
Shyamvar Pinturam Rai and Pradeep Waghmare.Rediff.com Two friends took the witness stand in CBI Special Courtroom 51 at the Mumbai city civil and sessions court, south Mumbai, back to back, at successive hearings in the Sheena Bora murder trial, between Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18. They could not have been more different. Nor their lives. One, who hails from Danwa, Madhya Pradesh, was a driver and an odd jobs man, who confessed to murder and has been languishing in jail for the past three years in Thane, outside Mumbai. The second, who hails from Pune, Maharashtra, was a cleaner and also an odd jobs man, who became a poultry farmer, now makes cheese popcorn for a living, in Badlapur, outside Mumbai, in Thane district. Their life paths intersected and ran parallel for a good ten years till 2015 and then rapidly and wildly diverged 180 degrees after that. Shyamvar Pinturam Rai and Pradeep Waghmare. Both erstwhile employees of Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who once ran INX Media … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: A Tale of Two Witnesses
Happy with her latest move, Indrani departed from Courtroom 51 with a spring in her step.Rediff.com Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Indrani Mukerjea's sex was called into doubt in Courtroom 51 at the Mumbai city civil and sessions court in the Sheena Bora murder case. Was she a female or a male? Mrs Indrani Mukerjea? Mr Indrani Mukerjea? That would have been disconcerting for Peter. Evidence was there for all to see -- she was looking becomingly feminine Wednesday in a pale melon-coloured sleeveless Lucknowi chikan kurta, matched with a carrot-coloured Fabindia chunni, red sparkling bangles, an orange bindi and brown jootis. But evidence, my dear reader, one has learned, is a very slippery commodity. So why this confusion over her identity? Is that a first? Mukesh Gupta testified on behalf of Jet Airways for the prosecution as their Witness No 34. A prim, polite, particular man, belonging to the airlines's revenue and accounts department, Gupta looked very much like an accountant from … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: Why does Indrani now want a lie detector test?