Judiciary

SC gets 3 new judges: Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph

Supreme Court got three new Judges today; Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph were sworn in as judges in the order of seniority notified by the Centre. Chief Justice of India Justice Deepak Misra administered the oath of office to Justices Banerjee, Saran and Joseph. As per convention, the seniority of Supreme Court judges is determined on the basis of their swearing-in as judges of High Courts...

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Freedom of speech plays a pivotal role in public opinion generation on matters dominating the country…

Dipak Misra..

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The SC verdict on mobocracy and the trick of the media

This simple and straightforward directive of the Supreme Court has been twisted and targeted against the ‘cow vigilantes’ by the so called progressive, secular and impartial media. All of the news channels, news portals and newspapers have forcefully mentioned the violence allegedly involving the ‘cow vigilantes’ in their attempt to paint the Supreme Court judgement targeting the violence of cow vigilantes...

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Systemic failure of Indian Judiciary- Nirbhaya Rape Case

Who is responsible and accountable for judicial “Systemic Failure”? The answer is simple. Both the “Lawmakers – elected representatives and the judiciary” are squarely responsible for such a farcical demonstration of incompetence, more aptly, impotence...

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What the Supreme Court has actually observed in the Delhi Government case?

The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on the 4th of July, 2018 settled the law with regard to allocation of legislative and executive powers between the elected Delhi Government and the Central Government along with the administrator of the Union Territory of Delhi – the Lieutenant Governor. There are three judgements delivered. The principal judgement by Chief Justice with whom two other judges have agreed. Theoretically there is very little difference in the opinion of all the five judges ..

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SC to be back on track from today after 44 days summer vacation; several important judgments to be pronounced

The Supreme Court will be back on track today after its 44-day summer vacation. After reopening it is going to open dairies of several important judgments including a decision in the Aadhaar case...

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SC releases roster on Sunday: Allocates specific cases to specific Judges

Supreme Court has released a roster which allocates the cases to the judges. This roster will come into effect from July 2 when the apex court reopens after summer vacations...

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Patna’s special NIA Court convicts all five accused in Bodh Gaya serial blasts

Today all the five accused, Haider Ali alias Black Beauty, Imtiaz Ansari, Umar Siddiqui, Azharuddin Quraishi and Mujibullah Ansari, in 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blasts were convicted. A special court National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court convicted all the 5 accused for planting bombs around the Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya...

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SC orders Chief Justices of all High Courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees across the country

Supreme Court has ordered the Chief Justices of all High Courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees in courts across the country within two months in accordance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of 2013...

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Justice on fast mode: Jharkhand HC to take 1000 cases on speedy trial from next month

In order to speed up the Judiciary System in the state, the second phase of the Speedy Trial will start from June. The second phase of the Speedy Trial will have 1000 cases. Under this, all districts have been given the target...

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Bhiwandi Court calls Rahul Gandhi on June 12: RSS Defamation Case

A Bhiwandi Court in Maharashtra has asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on June 12 to record his submissions in a defamation case filed against the Congress president by an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary...

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SC directs High Courts across India with string of directions in respect of trails under POCSO Act

Increasing numbers of child rapes, today Supreme Court directed High Courts across the country to constitute 3-member committees expeditiously to monitor trials under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act...

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Indian Judiciary since 1993: Independent but Unchecked and Unbalanced

The sum total of the current situation is that the legislative, except the extreme step of impeachment, has no mechanism of applying checks and balances against the judiciary, so necessary for smooth day to day functioning of the state...

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Big slap on Jaisingh, Prashant Bhushan and Congress: SC called the Loya Death probe petition ‘frivolous’ and attempt to malign judiciary

The Court came down upon the petitioners and their counsel Dushyant Dave, V Giri and Prashant Bhushan and Indira Jaisingh for what it termed as scandalising the judiciary and judges and for misusing PIL jurisdiction to settle political scores...

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SC rejects SIT probe into Judge Loya death case

The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the petitions seeking further enquiry into the death of Justice Brijmohan Harikishan Loya of the special CBI court. The Supreme Court ruled that the death of judge Loya was due to natural causes...

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Mecca Masjid Blast Verdict: All 10 accused acquitted by special NIA court over lack of evidence

Today all ten accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case were acquitted by the special NIA court in Hyderabad as no evidence was presented against the accused. Mecca Masjid blast claimed around 9 lives and injured more than 50, that took place on 18th May 2007...

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Apex court verdict on SC/ST Act has created a sense of disharmony: Centre

The Central government on Thursday submitted to the Supreme Court that its decision of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has created a sense of disharmony in the country as the apex court resumed its hearing in the case today...

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SC rejects Bhushan’s PIL, says Chief Justice will decide allocation of cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejecting the PIL seeking framing the guidelines for rational and transparent allocation of cases and constitution of benches to hear them, ruled that the Chief Justice of India is the first among the equals and has the authority delegat4ed by the Constitution to decide allocation of cases and constituting benches to hear them...

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Salman Khan jailed for 5-years by Jodhpur Court in #BlackBuckPoachingCase

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been sentenced to a five year prison and fined Rs 10,000 by the Jodhpur Court in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in Kankani village. Earlier, the court found the Dabangg star guilty, while the other stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre have been let off by the court...

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Arun Jaitley-Kejriwal defamation case shut: Delhi HC allows to withdraw cases

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a decree in two civil defamation cases filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five others over the alleged unpalatable statements made against the Union minister...

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Court will ensure that Tamil Nadu gets its share of Cauvery Water: CJI Deepak Misra

Supreme Court will ensure that Tamil Nadu will get its share of Cauvery Water, assured Chief Justice Deepak Misra. Today SC agreed to hear a contempt plea of TN government against the Centre for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The court has scheduled the case for hearing on April 9...

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Don’t interfere in adult marriages; SC warns ‘Khap panchayats’

During the hearing in the Khap Panchayat petition filed by an NGO, the Supreme Court has issued guidelines deeming 'any assembly intended to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults' as illegal...

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Fodder Scam: CBI Court puts punishment of 14 years Jail and 60 Lakh on Lalu Yadav’s shoulders

Knots of trouble increases for Lalu Prasad Yadav as A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday has convicted former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo in the fourth case of multi-crore fodder scam and has granted imprisonment of seven years. and another 7 years under Prevention of Corruption Act. The court also imposed 60 lakh rupees as fine...

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SC asks 12-states on non-appointment of Lokayukta, seeking reply in two weeks

The Supreme Court has asked for a detailed explanation from the Chief Secretaries of 12 states and UTs for non-appointment of Lokayukta. The apex court also asked the states to specify by when they would appoint a Lokayukta...

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Delhi HC gives partial relief to 20 AAP MLAs in #OfficeOfProfit case

The Delhi High Court today pronounced its verdict in the case regarding the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party legislators on Friday. The court has set aside the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify the 20 AAP MLAs in connection to the office of profit...

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Stop immediate arrest of public servants under SC/ST act cases: Supreme Court

To stop misuse of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe act, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there shall be no immediate arrest in cases lodged under SC/ST Act against public servants...

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SC asks govt to file status report over conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to file a comprehensive status report giving details of the conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, was hearing a plea that said conditions at the camps are unhygienic and what it termed as filthiest. The Rohingyas, who came to India after violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, are settled in Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan...

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Lalu Yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam case; Jagannath Mishra acquitted

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday has convicted former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in the fourth case of multi-crore fodder scam. The quantum of punishment in the case would be pronounced later...

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Tribunal to be set up for resolving ongoing disputes between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi River

To resolve the ongoing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the sharing of water from Mahanadi River, the Union Water Resources Ministry has notified further to the “Mahanandi Water Disputes Tribunal”, to constitute the tribunal...

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INX Media Case: Delhi HC grants respite to Karti Chidambaram

In a major respite for Karti Chidambaram the Delhi HC today granted him temporary relief by directing ED not to hold the former in custody until March 20, the next date of hearing...

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‘Right to Die’ with dignity a fundamental right, SC allows passive euthanasia

The Supreme Court has ruled that passive euthanasia is permissible with guidelines in a landmark decision. The order was passed by a 5-judge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra. “Human beings have the right to die with dignity,” the apex court declared. Passive euthanasia is practice wherein a terminally ill person in his/her last stage of life with no chance of recovery is allowed to die...

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Delhi HC asks “if anyone assaults in front of CM Kejriwal, what will happen at other places?”

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday raises questions over law and order situation in the National capital while hearing the bail plea of one of the two AAP MLAs, arrested for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash...

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Court issued non-bailable warrant to bring absconding Nirav, Mehul in cage

A special court in Mumbai has issued non-bailable warrants against diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in the alleged Rs 12,700-crore Punjab National Bank scam. The court, set up under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act issued the NBWs on applications filed by the Enforcement Directorate...

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INX Media Case: Karti Chidambaram to be in CBI custody till March 6th

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram who has been held by the CBI in connection with the INX Media Case will be in the custody of the agency until March 6th...

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Court orders Facebook and YouTube to ban these videos

The Delhi High Court has directed Facebook and YouTube to block links to videos defaming Lay's. The court will hear the matter next on 2 May. The directive came after Lay's filed a plea in the court seeking a ban on the videos, which claim that Lay's chips are made of plastic and not potato...

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Allahabad HC dismisses petition against Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur riot case

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into an FIR related to the 2007 Gorakhpur riot case in which the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the then Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, was one of the accused...

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Cauvery River Dispute: SC rules water bodies are national assets, no one state can claim rights

Today the Supreme Court gave its final verdict on decades-old “Cauvery River” water sharing dispute. It directed Karnataka to release 177.25 thousand million cubics (TMC) feet of water to Tamil Nadu on a yearly basis. Also, SC directed that water bodies are national assets, and that no one state could claim rights over them...

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No coercive action shall be taken against Army officials: SC directs J&K Govt

The Supreme Court has restrained Jammu and Kashmir government from taking any coercive action against Army officials allegedly involved in Shopian firing case. The apex court asked Jammu and Kashmir government to file its response within two weeks...

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What's wrong with One Nation One Identity: SC asks Mamata govt

During a hearing on Aadhaar case, the Supreme Court asked the West Bengal government as to what is so wrong with having 'One Nation One Identity' with the Centre making Aadhaar mandatory...

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Aadhaar is govt`s right to information on citizens: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, during a hearing in the Aadhaar case, said that the court can't declare a law unconstitutional just because it could be misused. The apex court had been hearing petitions that questioned collection of private information by UIDAI...

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New Roster introduced in SC: Judges, Do whatever - deliver speedy justice

The Supreme Court has got a new roster which will come into effect from today, 5 February 2018. This new roster endows CJI Misra with the responsibility to hear all Letter Petitions and PIL matters, along with matters relating to service, election, arbitration, habeas corpus, criminal, contempt of court, appointments of constitutional functionaries, statutory appointments and commissions of enquiry. ..

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SC judge urges State Chief Justices to ensure at least one family court in each district

For easy access to justice , Supreme Court Judge Justice Kurian Joseph has urged Chief Justices of High Courts to take measures for at least one family court in every district. Helping disturbed families, it will help speedy disposal of matrimonial disputes...

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Delhi HC seeks facts from Election Commission over AAP MLAs disqualification

The Delhi High Court has asked the Election Commission to submit the facts or the reasons to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in an affidavit. The court has set February 7 as a deadline for the EC to submit the affidavit in the matter...

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What about maintainability of Sunanda Pushkar case: Apex court to Subramanian Swamy

Responding to the petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has been pursuing Sunanda Pushkar murder case, the apex court today has directed Swamy to present more substantial documents in this regard. ..

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Hadiya is an adult, can’t go into her marital status: SC over Kerala Love Jihad case

Taking a note of many turns of Hadiya case, Supreme Court earlier observed that the consent of the girl for the marriage is supreme as she is an adult by law. Today SC said it cannot go into her marital status as she has taken the decision of getting married on her own will. Hadiya has been in the eye of a storm ever since she converted to Islam and left home in January 2016...

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Judiciary to go fast track; revises its pending cases under ‘Nyaya Mitra’ initiative

A special initiative called as ‘Nyaya Mitra’ has been introduced to reduce the number of cases pending for over 10 years. Almost 227 districts from 16 states have been taken into surveillance with highest number of such cases which have been identified under this initiative. This initiative was taken into action by Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad who appealed all those involved in the delivery of justice to join hands in improving the system to ensure that assistance ..

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Comedy of errors by the devious judges

Supreme Court is the last resort where an estimated one hundred and twenty-five crore people repose their faith. We are the public having great faith in democracy. However, when the custodians of the democracy themselves openly roar that “our democracy is in danger”, where do we go? ..

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No Khap Panchayat or individual or any association can question Adult’s Choice of Marriage: SC

Khap Panchayats Can’t Question Adult’s Choice Of Marriage said Supreme Court over the prevention of honour crimes.Today Supreme Court termed any attack by Khap Panchayat or association against any adult man or woman opting for inter-caste marriage as ‘absolutely Illegal.’..

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Subramanian Swamy questions Supreme Court judges over PIL allocation

Reacting to the issues raised by four senior Supreme Court judges over the allocation of PILs, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that segregation or categorization of cases does not make any sense as all cases are equally important...

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Will end issues raised by four senior most judges soon: CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Sunday having met the Bar Council of India (BCl) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) delegation members has vowed to settle the Supreme Court issue...

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'No question of CJI's impeachment,' says SC Bar Association

Ruling out the possibility of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's impeachment the Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh on Saturday said there was "no question" of it. “There is no question of impeachment in this case. This has to be addressed within the system rather than going to press like this. You go for a press conference to reveal, but the intention of this press conference was to conceal,” he told Media. ..

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Laga Laga Laga 'The Wire' ko Shock Laga; HC finds article on Jay Amit Shah prima facie defamatory

News portal The Wire got a slap on its pseudo - vilifying journalism from the Gujarat high court on Monday. The Gujarat HC said that article of The Wire written on the sudden rise in revenue of the company owned by BJP National President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah appears to be defamatory and the journalists will have to face trial on charges of criminal defamation...

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Now playing of national anthem not mandatory in cinema halls

The Supreme Court has revoked its earlier ruling of compulsory playing of the national anthem in cinema halls. It announced today that it is not mandatory to play the national anthem before the screening of a film...

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Don't waste court's precious time; Delhi court slapped Rs 10000 fine on AAP leader

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh was fined Rs 10,000 by a Delhi court after the former requesting the court to re-record Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement in Hindi. The court said that Ashutosh is wasting precious time of the court and he doesn't even have a 'slight discomfiture in English'. It is in relation to the defamation case filed by Jaitley against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders...

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SC sought over children adoption policy of orphanages; asks Centre to file status report

The Supreme Court has sought the response of all states on the running of orphanages, the mode of adoption and the treatment meted out to children there. Top court observed that nothing can be more disastrous than selling of children in the name of adoption...

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After intense debate and rejecting all amendments, Lok Sabha passes historical ‘Triple Talaq Bill’

The much-talked Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage) Bill, 2017 has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. All amendments to the bill have been rejected. the Bill will now go to the Rajya Sabha for their approval...

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Malegaon Blast Case: MCOCA charges against Lt Col Purohit, Pragya Thakur dropped by NIA Court

In 2008 Malegaon blast case, Pragya Thakur, Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar, Lt Col Purohit discharged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and arms act by the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai today...

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Nation shocked as SC aquits Former Telecom Min A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi and 15 others in #2GScam Case

Today the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted former Telecom Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A. Raja in a case on alleged irregularities in the 2008 allocation of 2G telecom spectrum and licences—a scandal that contributed to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s electoral downfall in 2014. Other 16 accused including DMK leader Kanimozhi and three companies were also acquitted in the case...

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Prez Kovind urges to conduct judicial work in common man's language

President Ramnath Kovind has emphasized on conducting judicial work in common man's language. He said freedom of the judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy. India’s credibility is enhanced by a fearless and independent judiciary...

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No UPA luxuries: SC throws out Teesta Setalvad plea seeking de-freezing of her accounts

Today, the bench of Dipak Misra, CJ and AM Khanwilkar dismissed Teesta Setalvad’s plea seeking de-freezing of her accounts that have been seized in the matter relating to the collection of huge funds as a donation to 2 trusts in the name of providing legal assistance to the 2002 Gujarat Riot Victims...

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#GujaratPolls : Big snub to Congress as SC rejects its plea on EVM

The Supreme Court of India Friday refused to entertain the petition of the Congress party seeking verification of VVPAT with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the just concluded Gujarat Assembly elections...

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SC asks Centre to set up special courts for dealing with cases involving lawmakers within 1st March

While lawmakers are supposed to guard the peace, stability, judiciary of the country, sometimes they get involved in corruption. For those special cases, Supreme Court has directed that promised 12 special courts should start functioning from 1st of March, 2018. Those fast-track courts will take up 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament and state assemblies...

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Govt to set up 12 special courts for speedy trial of cases against MP, MLAs

Following the apex court’s direction, Centre government has decided to set up at least 12 special Courts on lines of fast track court for expeditious disposal of cases pending against parliamentarians and MLAs...

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PM pats Sunni Wakf Board for distancing itself from Sibal's argument

The Sunni Wakf Board received a pat from the Prime Minsiter for distancing itself from the statement of their lawyer in Ayodhya case Kapil Sibal...

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SC to hear appeals in Ayodhya case from Feb 8 on daily basis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it will resume final hearing of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict on Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid case from February 8 next year on a daily basis...

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LRO slaps Legal notice on Archbishop MacWan; Questions nasty remarks on ‘democratic govt’ and ‘Nationalist forces'

The LRO has approached the Judiciary to knock down Catholics Archbishop's unholy and illegal jibes and Questions nasty remarks on ‘democratically elected govt’ and blaming ‘Nationalists’ forces. ..

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Vijay Mallya's extradition trial to begin in London

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will today attend his extradition trial in London. The trial is expected to continue on 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of December. Mallya is wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks amounting to nearly Rs 9,000-crore...

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Kopardi Rape-Murder Case: Maharashtra Court awards ‘death sentence’ to all three convicts

On Wednesday, the Ahmednagar District & Sessions court sentenced all convicts – Jitendra Shinde, Nitin Bhailume, and Santosh Bhaval – to death on charges of murder, conspiracy and sexual assault. Over a year after a 15-year-old girl was brutally tortured, raped and murdered in Kopardi in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, family members of the minor finally received justice...

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Supreme Court raps Chief Ministers for stalling ‘Padmavati’

Turning down the petition of ML Sharma, the Supreme Court once again reiterated that the apex legal body would not intervene in the process of film certification which is the ultimate prerogative of CBFC...

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Big relief for Sanjay Lila Bhansali; Delhi High Court rejects plea against ‘Padmavati’

Reiterating the stand of the apex court, Delhi High Court today rejected the plea challenging the against the release of Padmavati, a period drama helmed by Sanjay Lila Bhansali...

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Delhi LG has more power than other governors: SC

The Supreme Court said that Delhi's lieutenant governor has more power than the governor of a state as he does not have to act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers all the time...

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Continuation of CSS approved to boost the infrastructure facilities of judiciary

The continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary beyond 12th Five Year Plan has been approved by the Cabinet. The period of time will be from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020...

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Supreme Court issues notice to Centre over open use of pesticides

The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central government in connection with overt use of pesticides in India and sought a reply regarding the same in 6 weeks. The Apex Court issued the notice after it took cognizance of a petition filed by Prashant Bhushan, an advocate who demands regulation of chemical pesticides in farming...

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Supreme Court seeks clarification on Ram Setu

The Supreme Court today directed Narendra Modi led NDA government to clarify its stand on the issue of Ram Setu. Responding to the petition filed by BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniam Swamy, the apex court has asked Centre to submit the detailed affidavit within the six weeks...

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SC issues notice to Centre and Air India over transgender quota

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking reservation quota for transgenders in Air India. The Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, which proceeded to issue notice to Air India and the Ministry of Civil Aviation...

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Aadhaar enrolment alert through SMS, don’t create panic: SC asks to bank and Telcos

The Apex Court has asked the telecom industry and the banking industry to include the last date of linking Aadhaar with their bank accounts and contact numbers in the messages they send to their customers...

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Democratic governance of Delhi favours LG`s nod; SC gives big Setback to Arvind Kejriwal

In a setback for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal the apex court on Thursday ruled that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is pre-eminent by constitution over the state government...

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Constitute special Courts for expeditious disposal of cases against MP, MLAs: SC tells Govt

Supreme Court on Wednesday asks Centre to constitute special Courts on lines of fast track court for expeditious disposal of cases pending against parliamentarians and MLAs...

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Big blow for Praful Patel as Court orders fresh elections for Asian Football Confederation

Observing the major violation of National Sports Code in the election of Asian Football Confederation, the Delhi High Court today canceled the appointment of incumbent AIFF Chief Praful Patel...

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Hearing on Article 35A deferred by three months

The article related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir has become the most politically volatile issue as it gave the authority to the state to decide upon citizenship status of an individual...

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Kerala Love Jihad Case: SC directs father to produce Hadiya on 27 Nov

Today in the hearing over sensational ‘Hadiya case’ the Supreme Court observed that the consent of the girl for the marriage is supreme as she is an adult by law. Also Supreme Court directed that Hadiya shall be produced before it to ascertain if she, an adult, had married Shafin Jahan out of her own free will after her conversion. Ashokan, the father of the 24 year old woman has been asked to produce the girl at 3pm on November 27...

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Aadhar hearing: SC asks Bengal govt how can a state challenge a law passed by the Centre

It is a very common trend of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to oppose almost every direction or decision taken by the Central government. Recently on the direction of linking Aadhar to mobile no. and making it mandatory for giving citizens social benefits, Mamata Banerjee told she would not conceit Aadhar on any condition. Later Bengal Government moved to Supreme Court opposing the direction. SC observed state cannot question laws passed by the parliament...

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No Milk, Curd and Sugar offerings to the Shiva linga of Mahakaleshwar: Supreme Court

Apex court has given approval to new worship norms introduced by the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar temple board expert committee yesterday. These norms were approved on the basis of the committee citing shrinking of the deity - the Shivlinga. The corrosion of 18th century built temple’s deity is the result of Pollution, moisture and offerings like oil products and milk...

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Blue Whale Game a national problem; channels must raise awareness through prime time shows: SC

The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea to ban Blue Whale challenge, termed the game as a national problem. It advised Doordarshan and private channels to create awareness about the deadly app in their prime time programme...

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NIA files charge sheet against Zakir Naik

In a major development, National Investigative Agency has filed charge sheet against the controversial head of Islamic Research Foundation Zakir Naik...

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Don't need to stand up in movie halls to prove patriotism: SC takes U-turn

The Supreme Court stated that people need not stand in movie theatres to prove their patriotism and gave hints that it could overturn the rule. The court hinted that it may replace the word "shall" with "may"...

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All love marriages should not be termed as love-jihad; Love recognizes no barriers: Kerala High Court

"All love marriages should not be termed as 'love-jihad’, said Kerala High Court while hearing a petition with regard to an inter-religious marriage of Kannur-native Sruthi and Anees Hammed. The Kerala High Court has also ordered the police to shut down any centre for forcible conversion or re-conversion, whether it be Hindu, Muslim or Christian...

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SC asks government to firewall games like Blue Whale

The Government’s response has been sought by the Supreme Court on a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Blue Whale. Blue Whale has led to a lot of suicides among young adults and teens in the country...

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Allahabad HC acquits Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

The Allahabad High Court has announced its historic judgment saying that the Talwars are innocent and grants them bail. Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar were acquitted from Aarushi and Hemraj double murder case. ..

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VVIP Choppers Deal: CBI court issues non-bailable warrants against 3 EU nationals; former IAF Chief involved too

A CBI Court today issued non-bailable warrants against three foreign nationals- Carlo F Gerosa, Christian Michel and Guido Haschke- who are allegedly involved in a Agusta Westland VVIP chopper deal case. The court also summoned another accused, including former Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief SP Tyagi. ..

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Jay Shah’s defamation case hearing adjourned to Oct 16

The metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the Rs 100 crore defamation suit filed by Jay Shah, son of BJP National President Amit Shah against the web portal ‘The Wire’...

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SC to look into CBI documents related to Karti Chidambaram’s alleged foreign accounts and properties

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would peruse on Wednesday the documents provided in a sealed cover by the CBI, which has tried to nail Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P. Chidambaram over his foreign bank accounts and properties. ..

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No firecrackers sale in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, rules Supreme Court

The pollution in Delhi is the major cause of forming smog in the capital. Every year the amount of smoke increases in the capital territory after Diwali. And in a bid to stop this and prevent pollution, the Apex Court has put a ban on the sale of firecrackers until November 1 in Delhi-NCR region. ..

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Gulbarg riots case: Gujarat HC rejects Zakia Jafri's Plea, gives clean chit to PM Modi

The Gujarat High Court has dismissed Zakia Jafri’s allegation that the former Gujarat CM Modi was involved in Gulbarg riots in 2002. The court upheld the closure report submitted by the SIT that gave clean chit to PM Modi...

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SC over Kerala’s Hadiya case: Marriage cannot be ‘nullified’

Kerala’s love Jihad’s Hadiya case was once again making rounds after the twist as Supreme Court said that the marriage of a Hindu woman, who had converted to Islam, cannot be nullified. Further, it stated that the father can't have control over a 24-year-old adult. The SC said that further hearing will take place on October 9...

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Ram Rahim faces heat as HC directs ED and IT Department to scan all the assets of Dera chief

Coming out as a big blow for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed agencies to investigate the movable and immovable assets of Dera chief. The court also has asked Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate to trace the links of money laundering...

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Supreme Court allows color-blind students into MBBS

The Supreme Court allowed the admission of two color blind students into MBBS courses. Both the students had initially challenged the denial of admission by the college during counseling in 2015 before Tripura High Court, but had failed to get any relief...

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Supreme Court allows two minor rape victims to abort their foetus

Supreme Court gave a nod to two minor rape victims from Delhi and Bengaluru to abort their foetus. Taking the medical reports into consideration the bench observed that termination of pregnancy in these two cases was permissible...

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24 additional judges appointed to Allahabad, Calcutta high courts

The law ministry on Tuesday appointed twenty-four judges to Allahabad and Calcutta high courts. These are the first set of fresh appointments to the high court after Justice Dipak Misra took over as Chief Justice of India on August 28...

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CJI Deepak Mishra advises advocates to avoid seeking adjournments for finding early resolutions

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for finding early resolutions to disputes to ensure speedy justice. Speaking at the Madras High Court, he asked advocates to avoid seeking adjournments in cases as much as possible...

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Ayodhya Case: SC orders appointment of new observers in 10 days

In order to fast-track the process of final hearing in the case of Ram Janmabhoomi dispute the apex court today directed Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to constitute the committee of new observers within the stipulated time frame of 10 days...

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Ram Jethmalani retires from legal practice, 'fight against corrupt people' to continue

Announcing his retirement, Jethmalani, who was Law Minister in NDA govt headed by A B Vajpayee lambasted upon the previous and the current governments saying both have let down the nation very badly...

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Sexual harassment case: Tarun Tejpal to face trial from September 28

Informing about the development in the case of sexual harassment Mapusa court today said that it will open the trail against Journalist Tarun Tejpal from September 28. Former Tehelka magazine editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside a lift at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Goa on the night of November 7, 2013...

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#1993MumbaiBlasts: TADA Court sentenced Abu Salem, Karimullah with life imprisonment; Death Penalty to Tahir Merchant, Firoz Rashid

Today the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act; TADA Court announced the punishment for people who were involved in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. TADA court sentenced Abu Salem and Karimullah with life imprisonment while awarded death penalty to Tahir Merchant, Firoz Abdul Rashid and Riyaz Siddiqui was awarded 10 years of imprisonment...

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SC asks state governments to appoint nodal officer to curb cow vigilantism

Taking a serious note of violence in the name of cow vigilantism the Supreme Court of India has on Wednesday directed all the state governments to appoint a nodal officer who should be a senior police officer in each district to prevent such incidents...

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Hisar court acquits Rampal in two cases

Sant Rampal who is facing trial for attacking a group of villagers, has been acquitted by Hisar court in the two criminal case registered against him. Under the section 426 and 427 which involves the activity of obstructing government servants from performing their duty and wrongful confinement of people, the court has cleared the charges against Rampal...

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh faces heat, sentenced to 20 years Jail

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who was convicted in the case of sexual harassment, will spend 20 years in prison for raping two of his women followers. Confirming the developments CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal stated that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will be serving 20 years in prison along with the heavy fine of Rs 29 lakh...

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Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in on Monday as the 45th chief justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan...

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Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh found guilty in 2002 rape case

A special CBI court today convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a sexual exploitation case. The case was registered against the Dera chief when two Dera female followers filed a complaint in an anonymous letter. The historic verdict was pronounced by Justice Jagdeep Singh...

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Former UIDAI boss Nandan Nilekani backs Aadhaar

Appreciating the right to privacy verdict apex court Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys said that Aadhaar platform is capable of addressing all the issues put forth by the Supreme Court. He further added that right to privacy is a fundamental right but not an absolute right...

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Right to Privacy: Government welcomes the verdict of Supreme Court

Hailing the decision of apex court, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that government has already accepted Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. Recounting the Rajya Sabha speech of finance minister Arun Jaitley Prasad mentioned that, the government had already acknowledged the Right to Privacy much before the constitution of the nine-judge SC bench...

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UP CM hails SC verdict on triple talaq, says it will strengthen secular fabric

“The Supreme Court verdict banning the practice of triple talaq will emancipate Muslim women from bondage and strengthen the secular fabric of the country”, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aadityanath...

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A great victory for liberty and freedom, ‘Right to Privacy’ is now a fundamental right!

The debate around ‘Right to Privacy’ has been doing the rounds since quite some time. However, the Supreme Court today rolled out the much awaited decision by supporting the right calling it a ‘fundamental right’ protected by Article 21. ..

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Indresh Kumar hails SC verdict, says it delivered Muslim women from bondage

Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq issue senior RSS functionary and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar said that this decision will always be remembered and celebrated by the Muslim women for delivering them from the bondage of the most inhuman practice of triple talaq...

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PM, various party leaders hail SC verdict on triple talaq

Hailing the apex court's decision on the much-anticipated issue of triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the historic ruling will grant equality to Muslim women. He further added that this powerful move will pave the way for women empowerment...

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Triple Talaq is unconstitutional, banned until the new law gets introduced: SC on #Tripletalaqverdict

In a remarkable judgment, Apex Court held that the practice of Triple Talaq is unconstitutional and banned the practice of triple talaq for six months, while directing the Parliament to come up with legislation on the matter. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation...

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#MalegaonBlast: Supreme Court grants bail to Lt Col Purohit, next hearing on October 10

The Supreme Court has granted conditional bail to 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit today. The Court will hear that matter on October 10. Col Purohit has been in prison for the last nine years...

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Supreme Court appoints high-level panel to review 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases

In order to examine more than 235 cases related to the horrifying 1984 anti-Sikh riots apex court today constituted the panel of former judges to review the cases probed by the Special Investigation Team. Within the stipulated time of three months, the court has asked the panel to submit its remarks whether the cases in which the closure report had been filed was correct or not...

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#1993Mumbaiblasts: TADA court concludes hearing; Verdict to be pronounce on 22nd Aug

The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act; TADA Court in Mumbai has concluded hearing on the punishment to the people involved in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Earlier TADA Court convicted Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan as main conspirators of the heinous act of planning the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people died and 713 seriously injured...

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Marital rape is not a criminal offence, says Supreme Court

We have often heard about incidences possessing cruel act of ‘marital rape’. But how does one define marital rape? Is it justified or not? The raging issue of whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of the offence of rape in penal law has been extensively debated and now it cannot be considered as a criminal act, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday...

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Mosque can be built at a reasonable distance in Ayodhya: Shia Waqf Board

The Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh Monday told the Supreme Court that it was the owner of the disputed site of Babri Mosque at Ayodhya and therefore, is entitled to hold negotiations to reach an amicable settlement on the issue...

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Somalian pirates sentenced to 7 years jail by Bombay High Court for hijacking fishing vessel

On Monday the Mumbai Court have sentenced 16 Somalia pirates to seven years jail who were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard in 2011 for hijacking a fishing vessel- MV Morteza. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 14,000 on each of them...

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Blow to Political parties as Supreme Court denies immediate ban on ‘NOTA’

After rejecting the demands of political parties to do away with NOTA in the coming Rajya Sabha elections by poll panel, today Supreme Court refused a plea on immediate ban on None of the Above (NOTA). Notably, NOTA allows a voter to reject all candidates and was introduced in 2014...

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SC imposes 100% penalty on illegal mining in Odisha; directed Govt to frame new ‘National Mineral Policy’

On Wednesday Supreme Court imposed 100% penalty on the mining companies, the company holders those involved in illegal operations will have to pay 100% penalty. The court has ordered that the total amount will be recovered from mining companies. Also, SC has asked the Central government to frame a new national mineral policy by December 31...

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SC cancels appointment of 1.78 lakh assistant teachers in Uttar Pradesh

In a major setback to one lakh 78 thousand Shiksha Mitras whose jobs were regularised as Assistant Teachers in junior schools in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court quashed their appointment for not holding adequate qualifications...

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Pak Supreme Court reserves judgment on Nawaz Sharif in #Panamgate case

Pakistan Supreme Court today reserved its verdict in Panamagate case filed against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family over alleged corruption. A date for the judgement has yet to be announced. The judgment was reserved after counsels of both sides concluded their arguments. The Panamagate case is being heard by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court. The court also opened Volume X of the joint investigation team's (JIT) report, which was earlier marked confidential, providing a copy of ..

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh summoned in an income tax case

Corruption and Congress has a direct relationship with each other and therefore many leaders of Sonai Gandhi led political party are already under the scanner of investigation departments. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister is already facing the corruption charges and now Punjab’s CM also added in the same list. Notably, Ludhiana Court has issued fresh summons to Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a criminal complaint of 2016 that the income tax department has filed against him...

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SC: ‘Right to Privacy’ cannot be an absolute right, State can regulate it accordingly

Hearing arguments on whether ‘privacy is a fundamental right’ under the Constitution, Supreme Court observed that ‘Right to Privacy’ cannot be an absolute right and the State may have some power to put reasonable restriction. ..

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Delhi high Court turns down the plea of Capt. Bhagmal

Discarding the plea of the Capt. Bhagmal Delhi High Court today has asked Capt. Bhagmal to surrender by Monday. Capt. Bhagmal, a retired naval officer Who was found guilty in the case of the murder of a family of five in Raj Nagar area of Delhi Cantonment during anti-Sikh riots...

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SC asks centre to bring new law for NGOs regulation

The Apex Court has asked the Centre to either come up with a legislation or implement the new guidelines to give more teeth to authorities for regulating the activities and utilisation of grants by over 32 lakh voluntary organisations or non-governmental organisations in the country...

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SC asks Centre to avail another chance to exchange demonetised notes for 'genuine' reasons

Supreme Court on Tuesday urged Centre Government and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to provide another window for genuine people to exchange their demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. A Bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud made some strong remarks in a batch of petitions challenging the scrapping of the March 31 deadline to deposit demonetised notes with RBI...

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Embarrassment for Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh; HC rejects plea of quashing money laundering case

Major setback for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed his plea to quash criminal proceedings instituted against him and his family by the enforcement directorate (ED) in disproportionate assets case...

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Government appoints Senior advocate K K Venugopal for the post of Attorney General

After the resignation of Senior council Mukul Rohatgi, government today appointed Senior advocate K K Venugopal for the top job of Attorney General. According to media reports the decision to appoint veteran lawyer Venugopal was discussed during the three nation visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Malaysia establishes ‘Special Court’ for crime against Children, Should India do the same?

With an aim to tackle the increasing crime against Children, Malaysia today launched a special criminal court which will handle cases including sexual crimes against children. It can now be assumed that this special court will lower down the burden of the main court...

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Ex-Judge CS Karnan arrested from Tamil Nadu; SC says “Go to jail” and rejects bail

In a dramatic twist of running away from the authorities, former HC Judge CS Karnan was finally arrested last night in Tamil Nadu after he fled away from a press conference in Andhra Pradesh on May 9. After his sudden disappearance, it was speculated that he left the country which was said by his lawyer. However, after his arrest, he will be soon landing in Kolkata and will be directly taken straight to the Presidency Jail. Supreme Court in its legendary decision has suspended Karnan’s request of ..

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Deserving medical student should get admission at Rs 10 Lakh: HC orders Puducherry Universities

Puducherry medical students got a relief after Madras High Court ordered the four self-financing deemed universities of Puducherry to admit students for their post graduate medical courses at an annual fee of Rs 10 lakhs. These universities previously charged 50 lakh as a fee per individual, which was unaffordable for every individual to pay for the degree. ..

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#1993Mumbaiblasts : TADA Court convicts Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan as main conspirators 

The justice delayed but not denied and the wounds of those who lost their dear ones might be healed as Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan were convicted as main conspirators of the heinous act of planning the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people died and 713 seriously injured...

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SC refused to hold stay over #cattle sale ban notification

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the notification of Centre government regarding sale of cattle across the country. While hearing a petition filed by a Hyderabad-based NGO Apex court issued notices to the Centre. Centre's notification on ban of sale & purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter drew widespread flak since its announcement nationwide...

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SC allows CBSE to declare NEET results; stays Madras HC interim order

The Supreme Court has stayed Madras High Court's interim order restraining CBSE from publishing results of NEET. The apex court has asked CBSE to declare NEET results before June 26 for admission to MBBS and BDS. ..

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PAN won't be invalidated for not seeding with Aadhaar: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday has ruled that the centre cannot insist citizens to link their Aadhaar and PAN cards. The apex court has stayed the government order making Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and allotment of PAN...

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senior counsel  Ashutosh Kumbhakoni will be the new Advocate General of Maharashtra

After the elevation of former AG Rohit Deo as the high court Judge Maharashtra government today approved the name of senior counsel Ashutosh Kumbhakoni for the top job of Advocate General of the state...

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Rajasthan HC urges to make cow ‘National Animal’; recommends life imprisonment for cow slaughter

Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday urged the central government to declare cow as the national animal of India in order to stop the slaughter. The court also said that anyone guilty of cow slaughter should be sentenced to life imprisonment...

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CBI court grants bail to all accused including LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti in #BabriCase

A special CBI court on Tuesday framed criminal conspiracy charges against all accused including senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Ayodhya demolition case. Also CBI court granted bail to all accused on personal bond of Rs 50,000 each...

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Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh, his wife gets conditional bail in disproportionate assets case

After the long embarrassment, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh has got a major relief by a CBI court in disproportionate assets case. Notably, the CM and his wife have got the conditional bail from CBI court and next hearing will be held on 27th July of this year...

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SC allows Liquor Firms in Bihar to dispose their 200 crore stock outside the state

In last month, Bihar government imposed a complete liquor ban. The ban came to order from 1st April 2017. Today Supreme Court bringing a relief to liquor sellers extended the time limit to dispose of their existing stock outside of the state. The granted time is until July 31. ..

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Road Rage Case: Manipur CM Biren Singh’s son awarded with five year jail term

Today the Manipur trial court awarded five-year jail term to the Chief Minister Biren Singh’s son, Ajay Meetai, in a connection with 2011 road rage case in which a youth Irom Roger was killed. ..

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Competition Commission of India (CCI) celebrates 8th Annual Day

Chief Justice of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, delivered the Annual Day Lecture on “Emerging Jurisdiction of Competition Law”..

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The ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case by tomorrow afternoon

Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death after being convicted by Pakistani military court of espionage. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will announce the verdict tomorrow...

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Quashing triple talaq could invite Muslim backlash: AIMPLB

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Wednesday pleaded that challenging constitutional validity of triple talaq could to a backlash in the Muslim community...

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Sibal equates triple talaq with Lord Ram, says it is matter of faith

Advancing the most irrelevant and ridiculous argument in favour of triple talaq All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) pleader Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that triple talaq was a matter of faith for 1400 years as Hindus have faith in birth of Lord Ram...

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Centre will pass law to regulate marriage & divorce in Muslim Community if Triple Talaq is banned

Today while hearing over Triple Talaq, the government promised the Supreme Court saying that it will come out with a new law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if Triple Talaq is upheld as invalid...

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Indonesian court sentences Jakarta governor found guilty of blasphemy

The Indonesian court has sentenced a Christian politician on charges of blasphemy and sent him to two year’s jail term. ..

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ICJ to hold public trial in Jadhav case on May 15

International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on May 15, after the court stayed Pak's decision to execute him. The ICJ had on Tuesday stayed the execution of Jadhav in an urgent communication to the president of Pakistan...

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Justice Karnan flies out of country, says his lawyer

The Kolkata police has mounted a search for the defiant Calcatta High Court Judge CS Karnan following the Supreme Court verdict that held him guilty of Contempt of Court. Some police members of the team went to Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, while the rest camped in the city as he escaped from his temporary place of residence. ..

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Whether #TripleTalaq is really fundamental to Islam; SC to find out

The Supreme Court began hearing on pleas challenging constitutional validation of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy practices among Muslims today. The bench headed by CJI JS Khehar comprises of five judges from five different faiths. While framing issues, the constitution bench of the Apex Court said that we will examine whether triple talaq is fundamental to Muslim religion or not...

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SC bench to hear on sensitive issue of triple talaq from tomorrow

Petitions concerning triple talaq, nikah, halala and polygamy in Muslim society will come for hearing before a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court from Thursday...

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Allahabad HC on #TripleTalaq: Muslim marriages are contracts, can't cancelled by husband alone

The Islamic practice of triple talaq is unsustainable because Muslim marriages are contracts that cannot be unilaterally cancelled by the husband alone without the consent of the partner said Allahabad High Court while hearing case a triple talaq case on Tuesday...

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Big Blow to Pakistan! International Court stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s hanging

Pakistan has got a big blow by the International Court in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Tuesday late night. International Court of Justice has stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav after India submitted an appeal to the court. India, in its appeal, accused Pakistan of kidnapping Jadhav from Iran and of informing India about his arrest long after his capture...

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CJI finds Karnan guilty of contempt, gets 6 months jail term

Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan is facing contempt proceedings in Supreme Court. And the reason being most bizarre, he convicted Chief Justice of India Khehar and other 6 Supreme Court Judges for various offences under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and sentenced them for 5 years with rigorous imprisonment and a fine...

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Lalu Yadav to face criminal conspiracy charges in #FodderScam: SC

The Supreme Court has allowed CBI's petition to revive criminal conspiracy charges against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam on Monday. The CBI had made the appeal against ruling of Jharkhand High court that a person once convicted or acquitted cannot be tried for the same offence again. ..

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Bombay HC directs Maharashtra Govt to decide guidelines within six weeks on meat ban

After the ban on cow slaughter came into limelight, slaughtering of other animals have triggered severe impressions in the nation. Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to decide on ‘which days there would be ban on slaughter of animals and the sale of meat in the city owing to the certain festivals’. The Bombay HC has given the time of six weeks to think upon this issue...

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Post unnatural death of a Jawan, SC notice on PIL seeking end to ‘Sahayak’ system in army

The Supreme Court has sought the central government's response on a PIL seeking the abolition of the Sahayak/Buddy system in army which continues despite a parliamentary committee deprecating the practice and recommending its discontinuation...

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‘To give fingerprint for investigation or not’ will be accused own decision: SC

‘To give finger or footprints for investigation purposes or not’ will be accused own decision says Supreme Court (SC) as the doubt troubled crime investigators for long. According to SC, accused can’t go against the fundamental right to protect him and become becoming a witness against himself...

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Justice prevails for India’s Daughter as SC confirms death sentence to the killers of Nirbhaya

Today the Supreme Court announced the verdict regarding ‘Nirbhaya rape case’ stating that Nirbhaya’s killers will be hanged to death. The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentenced awarded to the four killers of Nirbhaya...

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Rajasthan HC orders state govt to install scanners at highway toll booths to check cattle smuggling

The cattle smuggling stands as a struggling issue as everyone revolt on ‘cow smuggling’. As UP government bans on illegal cow slaughtering and Gujarat government lays out law passed on ‘life imprisonment’ for the beef-eaters, Rajasthan High Court has directed the state government to immediately install scanners on the highway poll booths...

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Finally, SC to fix TN plea by July related to Mullaperiyar Dam

Tamil Nadu is feeling relaxed after Supreme Court (SC) decided to fix the plea of Tamil Nadu regards to Mullaperiyar Dam by hearing in the second week of July. According to TN, the neighboring state is not allowing it to maintain the historic Mullaperiyar Dam...

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MRM activists file intervention in SC on ‘gau-rakshak’ issue

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) activists approached the Supreme Court seeking intervention in response to the petition filed by Tahseen Poonawalla demanding complete ban on ‘gau rakshaks’ (cow vigilante) across the country...

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Delhi Court directs EC to seal EVM MACHINES used in MCD Elections

In the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Election 2017, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won with a strength of 184 seats. Aam Admi Party (AAP) won the second position with 46 seats only while Congress acquired 30 and others 10 seats. On Monday, Delhi Court Directed the State Election Commission to keep intact and seal the EVMs used in the election of South Delhi Ward...

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EVMs to be sealed at 6 constituencies within 48 hours: Uttarakhand High Court

In a major throwback of tampering EVMs, Uttarakhand High Court has sent notices to 6 different constituencies to seize EVMs that went to polls on February 15. The winners of these seats have produced ‘circumstantial evidence’ that the elections were rigged...

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Nepal's first female chief justice suspended after impeachment motion filed

An impeachment motion against Nepal's first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki was registered in the Parliament today by two major ruling parties, accusing her of interfering in the jurisdiction of the executive and issuing prejudiced verdicts. Karki was automatically suspended from the post after the registration of the motion...

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Allahabad HC suspends POCSO court judge for granting bail to Gayatri Prajapati

The Allahabad High Court has suspended a Lucknow POCSO court judge Om Prakash Mishra for granting bail to Uttar Pradesh former minister Gayatri Prajapati in a gang rape case. Chief Justice of the high court BD Bhosle announced the decision while hearing the state government's plea yesterday...

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Hospital can't mortgage patients for recovering bills: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has said that hospitals could not keep the patients hostage for recovering the outstanding bill. The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of a patient, who was admitted for treatment in a premier private hospital in Delhi in February. ..

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Liquor shops at highways must get closed, Madras HC orders TN govt

Madras High Court on Tuesday asked Tamil Nadu (TN) government from opening or relocating state-run Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor shops functioning along the national and state highways for the next three month after noticing that the state government has taken the high court order lightly...

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SC asks states to follow 2016 law of disabled ‘scrupulously’

The Disabilities Act, 2016 was passed by both the Houses in the Parliament during the winter session. The Supreme Court has asked all states to 'scrupulously' follow the 2016 law on the rights of the persons with disabilities. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed all states and Union Territories to file reports within 12 weeks regarding compliance of the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. ..

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Delhi special court awards Chota Rajan,3 others 7 year jail term

Gangster Chota Rajan and three retired public servants have been sentenced a seven-year jail term in a fake Passport case by a special court in Delhi.Judge Virender Kumar Goyal has given the verdict for cheating the government...

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SC slaps Rs 1.4 crore fine on doctors for sheltering MLA

The Supreme Court on Tuesday has slapped a fine of 70 lakh rupees each on two doctors for helping a Haryana legislator evade arrest for 527 days against whom a non-bailable had been issued in a murder case. The doctors didn’t have any justifiable reason and allowed the Haryana MLA to remain in the hospital...

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After Ajmer blast case, Sadhvi Pragya gets bail in Malegaon blast case

Giving a major relief to Malegaon accused Pragya Singh Thakur, Bombay High Court on Monday gave her bail against the surety of Rs. 5 lakh while Prasad Purohit’s appeal against Spl NIA Court order has been rejected. Notably, ATS faulty probe accused innocent Hindu patriot Sadhvi Pragya in Malegaon blast case now gets bail due to lack of evidence...

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Ujjain court quashes triple talaq as hubby failed to follow sharia

When the entire country was debating on the issue of triple talaq, a court in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh has set aside the divorce given by a Muslim man to his wife by uttering ‘talaq’ three times in one go...

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Delhi high court dismisses AAP's plea for use of 2nd generation EVMs with the VVPAT

Delhi High Court has dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to use second-generation EVMs with the paper trail in coming election. As the election is only two days away, such a change could hamper the election process...

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Advocates’ body opposes amendments to Advocates’ Act

The Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad (ABAP), an organization of advocates supported by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has opposed the proposed Law Commission amendments to the Advocates Act of 1961...

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Cannot pass order to reclaim Kohinoor: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said it could not pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned...

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SC sets 25% of husband’s net salary as perfect alimony to ensure woman’s dignity

Supreme Court has set a benchmark saying that 25% of husband’s net salary might constitute a "just and proper" amount as alimony. The court said that the amount of maintenance or permanent alimony must be sufficient to ensure that a woman lived with dignity after separating from her husband...

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SC orders to rule charges against Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti in Babri case

The Supreme Court today has allowed CBI's appeal challenging withdrawal of conspiracy charges against Senior BJP leaders including L K Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi and 13 other leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. Also, the trial court has been directed to hold day-to-day trial without any adjournment and pronounce judgment within two years. CBI challenged in SC on May 21, 2010 the order of HC dropping conspiracy charges...

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SC: Censor board's role should be confined to certifying films

The Supreme Court has sought a response on a plea seeking guidelines for pre-censorship of films after the notices were issued to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)...

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Banning ads on pre-natal sex determination on websites do not curb ‘Right to Internet access’: SC

Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have accepted that they would not sponsor any such advertisements and would play a “cooperative role” to respect the law enacted by the Parliament to prevent sex selection and enhance the sex ratio is “respected”...

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Crime has no gender: SC says imposing only fine on woman convict in serious case unfair

The Supreme Court has held an order regarding women convicts that whose punishment involves both fine and imprisonment, imposing only a fine on them would be “unjust” and ‘unfair”. This decision was taken by the apex court on Friday over an appeal against the Himachal Pradesh High Court which earlier modified the trial court order of imprisonment of a woman convict in Himachal Pradesh on terms of paying fine...

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SC prohibits Tata Power and Adani Power from raising fixed power tariffs in five states

Supreme Court directed that even if fuel becomes costlier power distribution firms cannot raise preset power tariffs. SC has prohibited the TATA Power and Adani Power from raising the power tariffs in – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan...

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Arrest warrant against Kejriwal for not appearing in Assam court over Modi defamation case

On Monday, an Assam court issued a bailable arrest warrant against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to appear before the court for hearing in a defamation case. The court had asked the Delhi CM to appear before it on April 7...

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SC dismissed PIL seeking declaration of #IndusWatersTreaty as unconstitutional

The Supreme Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking declaration of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan as illegal and unconstitutional. A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar said while dismissing the PIL that this treaty is of 1960 and has held good for more than half a century...

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SC absolves Maharashtra doctor charged for negligence

The Supreme Court on Sunday has absolved Dr Jayshree Ingole, a doctor from Maharashtra, of the charge of medical negligence after 20 years of an incident in which a road accident victim succumbed to injuries at a hospital...

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Transgender can use public toilets according to their choice: SC

Third gender, also known as ‘Transgender’ have often been looked down; they don’t receive equal rights in most situations and suffer societal severities. A relief comes to the Transgender community as Indian government has allowed them to use the public toilets of their choice...

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Allahabad HC tells UP govt to think about source of income of ‘illegal’ slaughterhouse owners

It is difficult to understand what the Allahabad High Court thinks about ‘illegal’ trades. While UP CM Adityanath Yogi is taking vital decisions to curb all kinds of ‘illegal’ trades in his state, including illegal slaughterhouses, surprisingly, the Allahabad HC is asking the State government to think about the source of income for thousands of those who indulge in the illegal slaughterhouse business for years...

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Bombay HC directs: Not to use prefixes like Mr/ Ms/ Mrs/ M/s in title of legal proceedings

The Bombay High Court in a circular directed the practitioners not to use prefixes like Mr/ Ms/ Mrs/ M/s in the title of legal proceedings. This decision came while observing that both public and private practitioners use prefixes before the name of the entity, which is incorrect as the prefixes are only, should be used only by the firm...

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‘Law is not only for rich but also stands for poor’ says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged those involved with the startup sector to innovate on aspects where technology can help the judiciary. Speaking at the closing ceremony of Allahabad High Court's 150th anniversary celebrations in Allahabad, PM Modi also said, law is not only for the rich but also stands for the poor. The PM Modi said, technology is playing a big role in this century and has a big scope in the judiciary as well. He said that Allahabad High Court was like a ‘Tirtha Kshetra’ for the ..

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Shut down illegal slaughterhouses within 6 weeks: Patna HC

Patna High Court on Friday had directed that all illegal slaughterhouses in Rohtas be sealed within 6 weeks. Seven illegal slaughterhouses were sealed in Bihar’s Rohtas district after the Patna High Court order. In the wake of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's clampdown on illegal slaughterhouses, several states, including as many as 5 BJP-ruled states have followed Uttar Pradesh. ..

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Delhi-NCR lawyers strike work, protest Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Lawyers in the National Capital Region have decided to abstain from judicial work in all courts across the country today in protest against a proposed Bill that bars advocates from holding agitation and makes them liable to compensate litigants if they go on strike...

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SC finds Dr Swamy not even a party, refuses early hearing on Ayodhya issue

Observing that Dr Subramanian Swamy was not even a party to the appeals on Ayodhya dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant an early hearing to the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhumi issue...

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#JaitleyDefamationCase: Delhi HC refuses trial court proceedings for Kejriwal

Delhi High Court has rejected the plea of Kejriwal to stay on trial court proceedings in the criminal defamation case lodged by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ..

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SC directs high courts to install CCTV cameras within next three months to bring transparency

The Supreme Court directed to all the high court to install CCTV cameras without audio recording in at least two districts in every State and Union Territory within the next three months. This decision was taken to bring in the transparency in the judicial proceedings and court trail rooms...

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Big blow for Congress! SC directs to re-examine 199 cases of 1984 Anti-Sikh riots

Supreme Court said that it will re-examine all 199 cases related to 1984 Anti-Sikh riots which were recently closed by Special Investigation Team (SIT). However, it is a big blow for Congress as several leaders of it are accused of instigating riots after the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards...

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