#1 Collegium system has failed, say ex-CJs, eminent jurists
The collegium system for appointment of judges has failed and it needs to be replaced, eminent jurists and former chief justices have told the government during consultations on the issue. "Majority were of the opinion that the collegium system has failed and it needs to be changed," said attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, who was one of the participants in the consultation process convened by the ministry of law and justice. Read more
#2 Narendra Modi refuses Government proposal to cut short the ongoing budget session of parliament
Just when the government seemed to be in the mood to cut short the ongoing budget session of parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is understood to have stepped in to avert any such move. At last week's meeting of the Union cabinet, the first after his return from Brazil, Modi expressed the view that cutting short the session would give an impression that the government had not done proper planning on the legislative business, according to sources. Read more
#3 How officers of China's People's Liberation Army embarrassed the India army chief
After Gen Singh finished his lecture at China's prestigious National Defence University, a woman Colonel from the audience asked him to explain Indian Army's stand on Arunachal Pradesh. The next question was on Tibet and the activities of Tibetan refugees in India. Read more
#4 Why's UCO not calling Vijay Mallya a wilful defaulter?
Two Kolkata-based banks are taking conflicting positions when it comes to describing Kingfisher Airlines. While United Bank of India says the Vijay Mallya-owned company is a wilful defaulter, UCO Bank is reluctant to call it so. United Bank has even filed a winding-up petition against the company in the Calcutta high court. UCO's argument is that it can term the airline a wilful defaulter only if it has some evidence. Read more
#5 SpiceJet displaces Air India to become third-largest carrier
Firm's share increased to 19% in June, while Air India's share closed at 18.5%; IndiGo maintained its lead with 31.6% market share. Read more
#6 AAP returns to "Jantar Mantar" in bid to return to power
Life has come full circle for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the party which was born of public protests at Jantar Mantar is back to its birthplace this Sunday (August 3) where it would be accusing BJP of running away from holding fresh Delhi elections. Read more
#7 When a Kenyan goes Kabaddi... Kabaddi...
You can take a Kenyan out of athletics, but you can't take athletics out of a Kenyan. Simon Maina Kibura is one of these 'athletes' but he's not here to run. The 25-year-old has become a household name back home in Nairobi as the first from the country to participate in the Pro Kabaddi League. Read more