Bhadra is a legal correspondent and reports Supreme Court proceedings, besides writing on legal issues. A law graduate, Bhadra has extensively covered trial of high-profile criminal cases. She has had a short stint as a crime reporter too.
Articles by Bhadra Sinha
HT This Day: September 27, 2018 — Aadhaar Public, Limited
A majority judgment of a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar, but restricted its use to government welfare schemes funded by the Consolidated Fund of India, in a verdict that the government and the Opposition immediately owned
Published on Sep 26, 2021 08:33 PM IST
ByBhadra Sinha, New Delhi
Govt plan to amend law to link Aadhaar to voters’ list is on track, EC told
The ministry communicated this to senior ECI officials during deliberations held on Tuesday with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and election commissioners, Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa.
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 11:30 AM IST
PM Modi announces setting up of Ram Temple trust in Lok Sabha
PM Modi underlined that his government was guided by ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ and was working for the welfare of every Indian.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 11:49 AM IST
Govt drafts All India Judicial Services plan
A lawyer with seven-year practice or someone engaged in teaching at a recognised law college or university for the same time would qualify to take the exam, according tothe proposed outline. A candidate is expected to be aged between 28 and 35 to be eligible for the test.
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Election Commission issues notice to BJP leader over advertisement against Congress
The Congress had objected to a BJP advertisement that appeared on Tuesday on the front page of a newspaper.
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 11:17 AM IST
‘Governor can’t read his personal views in customary speech’: Experts weigh in
A governor’s discretionary powers are not codified in the Constitution but scattered in its various parts, experts - who have weighed on the matter - point out.
Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:52 AM IST
EC asks Twitter to take down BJP leader Kapil Mishra’s ‘mini Pakistan in Delhi’ tweet
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked micro-blogging website Twitter to remove controversial tweet of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra, who had called the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections as a match between India and Pakistan.
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBhadra Sinha
Bar Council turns down applications for 55 law colleges
The council’s decision came after its members held day-long deliberations on the applications BCI received between July and December 2019.
Published on Jan 20, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Panel to study impact of verdicts on society
At a meeting on Monday last, the Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Bhupender Yadav-led 28 member panel unanimously agreed to start work on the study.
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 11:57 PM IST
Hindustan times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha
Govt, judiciary deadlock over vacant posts in HCs continues
Last week, a Supreme Court bench headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul sought an answer from the government on whether appointments on which there is unanimity between the government and the SC collegium can be finalised in six weeks.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 05:10 AM IST
Delhi court order to Delhi gang-rape convicts revives debate on death penalty
As for the government, it is still to take a stand on the issue.
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 12:42 PM IST
All-India NRC after due process: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The proposed all-India NRC is aimed at identifying illegal immigrants living in India. Opposition parties have been critical of the proposal, which they have warned could subject the citizens of India to hardship .
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 08:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury and Bhadra Sinha
‘Will follow the legal process on NRC’: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Union Minister says there is no reason to be apprehensive about the NRC, NPR.
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha, Sunetra Choudhury
SC judge to head oversight panel
The process, he added, will ensure there is no dilution of power of state governments and high courts.
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 12:43 AM IST
Property damage: UP recovery orders linked to HC ruling
The state has so far taken 5,400 people in custody and around 705 have been sent to jail.
Published on Dec 26, 2019 01:00 AM IST
Bar Council issues show-cause notice to Calcutta University
Published on Dec 25, 2019 11:15 PM IST
‘Proviso in amended citizenship legislation is unconstitutional’: Justice Madan Lokur
Article 14 of the Constitution is not limited only to reasonable [actually rational] classification. What is important is that the rational classification must have a reasonable nexus with the object sought to be achieved by the legislation, says Justice Lokur
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 09:10 AM IST
Proviso in new citizenship law unconstitutional: Justice Lokur
Justice Lokur said there was a twin requirement of rational classification and reasonable nexus to pass the test of Article 14, which deals with equality, and that this was forgotten in the present debate over the legislation.
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 12:15 AM IST
LLB students to be taught mediation from next year
The chairman of the Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said this week that the apex disciplinary body for lawyers is in deliberations with top experts in the field of mediation to prepare the curriculum.
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Heavy encroachment led to rejected forest claims: FSI
The need for an FSI survey arose after a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra on February 13 this year ordered eviction of forest dwellers whose claims had been rejected.
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha and Jayshree Nandi
Delhi leads states in filling lower court staff vacancies
Delhi has progressed considerably in the last two years, bringing down vacancies in the trial courts from 316 (in 2017) to 119. The sanctioned strength in Delhi is 799, according to a data
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 05:48 AM IST
Not your call: MHA tells states opposing Citizenship Amendment Act
Thus far, the chief ministers of five states have signalled their unwillingness to implement the new law — the Citizenship (Amendment) Act: Punjab, West Bengal, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Chattisgarh.
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 02:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya , Neeraj Chauhan, and Bhadra Sinha
Scrutinise actions of those in power: Justice Chandrachud
It is necessary to scrutinise the actions of those in power so that such abuses don’t occur in the first place, Chandrachud said, delivering the keynote address organised by the International Institute of Human Rights Society to commemorate international human rights day.
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 01:47 AM IST
Will citizenship bill withstand legal scrutiny? Experts weigh in
CAB amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to allow Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis or Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan, who entered India before December 31, 2014, to apply for Indian citizenship.
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 05:42 AM IST
15 states, UTs fail to set up fast-track courts for speedy trial in rape cases
The fact has emerged at a time when there has been a spurt in cases of rape and sexual offences against children, notably the rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor, who was burned to death last week on the outskirts Hyderabad by her attackers, sparking protests and candle-light vigils in the city and elsewhere in India .
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Withdraw cases against tribals in Maoist belt, says C’garh panel
The Justice Patnaik panel was set-up in March with a mandate to review cases involving more than 23,000 tribespeople.
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Government launches drive on fundamental duties
The emphasis on “duties” is part of the yearlong celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Constitution Day that was celebrated on November 26.
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 04:05 AM IST
Points of contention in surrogacy bill
The government faced stiff opposition in the Upper House on November 20 when Union health minister Harsh Vardhan proposed the bill for passage on November 21.
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Bar Council seeks de-recognition of 25 law colleges
The BCI, which is the regulator for legal education in the country, has also directed all law colleges to transfer salaries to their teachers electronically to stop the practice of underpaying them.
Published on Dec 02, 2019 04:35 AM IST
Misuse of national emblems to be punished by jail, Rs 5 lakh fine
The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, restricts the use of the national flag, the coat-of-arms used by a government department, the official seal of the President or Governor, the pictorial representation of Mahatma Gandhi and the Prime Minister, and the Ashoka Chakra.
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 05:19 AM IST