Ananthakrishnan G, The Indian Express

Ananthakrishnan G

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New Delhi, DL, India

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Past articles by Ananthakrishnan:

Adani-Hindenburg Row | SC on markets: need to protect investors, step up regulation

The Supreme Court bench was hearing two petitions which sought a probe into the report of a US-based short-selling firm, Hindenburg Research, which accused the Adani Group of stock manipulation and accounting fraud. The conglomerate, however, has denied the charges. → Read More

Kiren Rijiju writes to CJI, suggests inclusion of Centre’s representative in judges’ appointments panel

Highly placed sources told the Indian Express that the letter pointed out that the finalisation of the Memorandum of Procedure regarding the appointment of judges was still "pending finalisation" and gave “suggestions on how best it can be streamlined”. → Read More

‘There cannot be uprooting of 50,000 people in 7 days’: SC stays Uttarakhand HC’s Haldwani eviction order

Issuing notice to the railways and state of Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court said that a ‘workable arrangement is necessary’, along with rehabilitation schemes, ‘while recognising the need of the railways’. → Read More

Supreme Court: Collegium discussions can’t be in public domain

The bench said “as per the Resolution dated 03.10.2017 (by which, it was resolved to upload the decision/resolution of the Collegium on the Supreme Court’s website) only the final resolution and the final decision is required to be uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website”. → Read More

Amended EPS is upheld, SC opens window to opt for higher annuity

Members can get to contribute 8.33% of actual salaries towards pension → Read More

Minority tag for Hindus: Govt seeks time, tells Supreme Court it is sensitive

The petitioners, who have relied on the Supreme Court’s landmark 2002 decision in the TMA Pai case, have cast doubts on the legal sanctity of the consultation process, saying that after the ruling in the case, the Centre cannot notify anyone as minority anymore and, therefore, whatever deliberations it may be holding under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 “cannot confirm minority… → Read More

HC acquits jailed G N Saibaba, says trial void; appeal before SC today

Nagpur bench orders release of ex-DU professor, 5 others held for Naxal links → Read More

Karnataka hijab ban: Supreme Court delivers split verdict, matter to be placed before CJI Lalit

A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia delivered the judgment on Thursday. → Read More

Chief Justice UU Lalit names Justice Chandrachud, most senior judge, as successor

If approved by the government, Justice Chandrachud will have a tenure of two years as CJI. His father, Y V Chandrachud, too served as the CJI and had a stint of over 7 years. → Read More

Two judges objected to proposal over judges’ names, Sept 30 meeting discharged: Supreme Court Collegium

This comes even as the impasse in the Collegium continues with two of its five members opposing a proposal to decide fresh names for appointment to the top “by circulation” and the Centre writing to CJI Lalit asking him to name his successor. → Read More

Split on method to name new Supreme Court judges, CJI sends 2nd note to Collegium

The two judges, however, are firm that the process of “holding a Collegium meeting by circulation” instead of face-to-face deliberations is unheard of and they cannot be party to it, The Indian Express has learnt. → Read More

Karnataka Hijab ban: “Can you take right to practise religion to school with uniform?,” says SC

Hearing on pleas challenging Karnataka High Court order to continue tomorrow → Read More

Identification of minorities: Centre urges SC to defer hearing, says states need time for consultations

The Centre had to suffer much embarrassment in the matter, initially with a bench presided by Justice S K Kaul hauling it up for not taking a stand and imposing a cost of Rs 7,500 for the delay in responding, and later, having to do a somersault regarding its stand on the issue. → Read More

Next CJI says: Hope to put in place ‘healthy practices’ in court with all on board

Justice Lalit was speaking to The Indian Express Saturday at his residence in a free-wheeling interview where he touched on a range of issues, from the delay in listing cases to the need for judges to take “in their stride” public criticism. Asked about his priorities as CJI, Justice Lalit said: “It is an opportunity which has been given to me. I will make the most of it, in terms of laying down… → Read More

HC drops disciplinary proceedings against Bihar judge who concluded POCSO trial in a day

The judge had approached the Supreme Court against the action. Hearing his plea on August 8, a bench of Justices U U Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat had orally told Advocate Gaurav Agarwal who appeared for the HC that it is advisable to drop the proceedings. → Read More

Ask finance panel if possible to check freebies: SC to government

Why is Centre hesitating to spell out stand on regulations, asks CJI bench. → Read More

Explained: The Abu Salem extradition case, its background, and what SC has said

The Supreme Court has said the Centre is bound to release gangster Abu Salem after he has served 25 years in prison, in keeping with the sovereign assurance given by the Government of India to Portugal from where he was extradited. A look at the ruling, and its background → Read More

Review disability quota immunity of IPS, 2 other forces: SC to Central government

The top court's order came after the government, in an affidavit, stated that people with benchmark disability — disability of more than 40% — are not considered for any post in the three services, given the nature of their work. → Read More

Debris of temples, Hindu motifs seen in Gyanvapi complex: Survey reports

Application in SC says surveys show structure Hindu; mosque panel objects to ‘leaks’ → Read More

Secure Shivling claim site, allow namaz: SC on Gyanvapi mosque row

Plea in Varanasi clearly seeks to change religious character: Masjid committee → Read More