Polity News

Live streaming of SC proceedings

The Supreme Court recently made the decision to broadcast live its proceedings in significant Constitution Bench cases starting on September 27. Nearly four years after a request for transparency, this decision was made.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 22nd Sep 2022

Death penalty and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently submitted questions about the rules for imposing the death penalty to a bigger Bench. The intervention is viewed as a crucial step in closing loopholes in the way death sentences are handed down by trial courts.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 22nd Sep 2022


People from the Kurmi community blocked railroad tracks in several locations in Eastern India in protest over not being recognised as a Scheduled Tribe (ST) and not having their language included in the Constitution's Eighth Schedule.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 21st Sep 2022


Attorney General of India K K Venugopal has declined a request for consent to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings against Kapil Sibal for certain remarks that he made during a speech on the subject of “Judicial Rollback of Civil Liberties”.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 5th Sep 2022

A Disruption-mukt Parliament

It was a four-day early finish to the Monsoon session of Parliament, which was disrupted by concerns such as rising prices, the suspension of 27 MPs, and the ED's action against some of the opposition leaders, among other things.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 9th Aug 2022