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Why there is a need to check Chief Justice's power over the SC roster
Business Standard The Supreme Court of India was thrown in a crisis when four senior Justices of the SC addressed a press conference and expressed apprehensions about how the SC was run. The main issue raised by the four judges was about the allocation of cases in the ... ---

In Health Warning Showdown, Tobacco Industry Turns To Supreme Court
The tobacco industry has sought to delay strict new health warning rules by appealing to the Supreme Court, a move anti-smoking activists say could backfire given that the court has ruled against ciga...

'This govt doesn't want fearless, independent, judges'
'If ever there was a decisive moment in the history of the Supreme Court where it has been under attack by the Executive, and the judges have boldly stood up for independence of the Judiciary, that time was now.''These four judges did a brilliant thing, they set an example.''They showed that they were fulfilling their duty to the Constitution and to God.''Don't allow fear to dictate your actions was their message.'

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan caught on camera slapping a 'bodyguard' during rally
Bhopal: A video purportedly showing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slapping a man in his security detail during a roadshow has gone viral, prompting a demand by the Congress to register a case against him.While the Congress said it showed Chouhan's "frustration", the chief minister's public relations officer offered no comment."We demand that Chouhan be booked for hitting his securityman under section 353 (assault to deter a public servant from performing his duty) of IPC," Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Singh said.Power, Singh said, had "blinded" the chief minister and the result of his "failed" policies got on his nerves. "This frustration showed in yesterday's incident," the Congress leader said.Senior BJP leader Dr Hitesh Bajpai said the incident was being wrongly interpreted."There was a huge crowd around Chouhan, and the securityman twice stepped on the chief minister's injured foot. In an immediate human or knee-jerk reaction, Chouhan only removed him to protect himself and the action was never intended to hurt anyone with any ill-intention," Dr Bajpai said.In the video, an agitated Chouhan is seen hitting the man with his hand while walking, surrounded by people.When contacted by media, the chief minister's Public Relations Officer (PRO) did not offer any comments.The chief minister held a roadshow at Sardarpur in Dhar district on Tuesday as part of the BJP's campaign for civic polls in the state.

Turf war between Delhi government, L-G continues, Kejriwal to meet President today
Kejriwal has also directed all its officials to apprise him or Minister concerned about any oral or written direction from the L-G or his office before following them.

No KYC, no CCTV: Tax evaders now hide cash, bullion in private vaults
Over 100 lockers were rented out at the South Extension private vault for an annual fee of over Rs 1.5 lakh per locker. In banks, lockers are available for less than Rs 1,000 per annum. The cash and bullion worth Rs 85 crore seized came from just about 41 lockers in the vault.

Dow breaks 26000, S&P 500 above 2800
Financial Times US stocks got off the starting blocks running on Tuesday, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hitting new milestones as ebullient investors continue to take heart from strong economic data and the solid start to the fourth ...

U.N. chief believes war over North Korea nukes is avoidable
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ comments follow the restoration of a military hotline and North Korea’s first formal talks with South Korea in about two years last week.

From Aadhaar to Section 377: 8 crucial cases before SC today
Five days after four rebel Supreme Court judges publicly questioned the Chief Justice of India of assigning cases of importance to select benches, the top court is all set to listen to eight important cases on January 17, Wednesday.

BJP leaders question Modi for calling Rahul 'shahzada'
Disgruntled BharatiyaJanata Party BJP leaders of Bihars silk city Bhagalpur have petitioned Prime Minister NarendraModi questioning his morale for calling Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi shahzadeshyan urdu word used to address scion of an imperial estatewhen his own party was promoting the shahzadeculture in Bihar

Was always confident about becoming singer: Benny
Was always confident about becoming singer: BennyMumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Benny Dayal, known for hit tracks like "Badtameez dil" and "Let's nacho", says he was confident about becoming a singer. During his visit to the Hungama office here on Monday for a meet-and-greet session, he spoke about his latest single "Sunwai", his musical journey and more, read a statement. "I was always confident about becoming a singer since right from my childhood, I could only think of music.