Judiciary

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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Govt cannot make #Aadhaar mandatory for availing welfare scheme benefits: SC

Government cannot make Aadhaar mandatory for extending benefits of its welfare schemes, the Supreme Court said today. Also Apex court refused to give any date on the issue of making Aadhar mandatory, and said that it would hear the matter in due course of time. "Aadhaar can't be mandatory for social welfare schemes but can be used for non-benefit schemes. Our earlier order is very clear. You can't stop government from using Aadhaar for non-benefit schemes like Income Tax," Chief Justice of India JS ..

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Govt to hike salary of HCs and SC judges

The government had accepted the proposal given by the Supreme Court (SC) regards in raising the payments given to the judges of both Supreme Court and High Court (HC) in adequate with the recent hike in pay for central government staff. The highest paid official in the judiciary is the Chief Justice of India (CJI) whose current monthly payment is Rs 1 lakh, excluding other allowances is expected to rise by Rs 2.8 lakh per month with additional benefits like official residence, cars, staff and allowances ..

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Kejriwal and 5 others put on trial over #JaitleyDefamation case

A conflict that began soon after Arun Jaitley took over the Finance portfolio in the cabinet in 2015 has still not been put to rest. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and 5 others- Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Deepak Vajpai and Raghav Chaddha are currently on the trial over ‘Jaitley defamation case’. The court hearing was held on Saturday and it was adjourned as advocates landed themselves into a heated argument. ..

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Now Parliament to decide MPs pension

Giving an indirect message to the head court not to interfere into the domain of lawmaker, the government took a strong allowance to the Supreme Court's observation on pension for MPs, saying it was the soul right of Parliament to decide on this issues...

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SC summons Chief Secys of 10 drought affected states over food security

The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned Chief Secretaries of ten drought affected states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, for failing to implement the National Food Security Act, NFSA. Initially, there were 12 states in the drought case but the Supreme Court removed Uttar Pradesh and Odisha...

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#RamTemple is sensitive and sentimental issue; both sides should resolve it amicably : SC

The Supreme Court today asked why there cannot be an out-of-court settlement to the vexed Ayodhya Ram temple issue saying these were matters of religion and faith...

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Parents can officially kick out their abusive children from their house: Delhi High Court

To all the parents out there, please take a note of this. Delhi High Court ruled out saying that if adults are abusive or disrespectful towards their parents then they have total right to ask them to leave their house. On top of this the court also specified that the house need not be self-acquired or owned by the parents...

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Banning Zakir Naik’s NGO was taken to safeguard national security, sacked plea: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court today dismissed controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation's plea challenging the Centre's decision to ban the organisation. The Ministry of Home of Affairs (MHA) had earlier showed confidential documents to the court on the basis of which a decision to ban the foundation was taken...

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EU court rules employers can ban Hijab or other religious symbols at workplace

Employers can ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols such as the burka, the European Union's top court has ruled. The ruling came in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work...

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SC issues warrant against Calcutta HC judge Karnan over contempt case

The Supreme Court issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan to ensure his presence before it on March 31 in a contempt case. Reportedly, DGP of West Bengal has been asked to execute the warrant. A seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar said that the bench was left with no option but to issue warrant against Justice Karnan to ensure his presence in court to face contempt charges for making baseless allegations...

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US court awards 15 yrs imprisonment to Balwinder Singh for conspiring terrorist attacks in India

US District Court on Tuesday convicted and awarded 15 years of rigorous imprisonment to Indian Citizen for conspiring to support terrorist attacks in India, including the assassination of an Indian government official, as part of the Khalistan movement to create an independent Sikh state...

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DU professor GN Saibaba, five others awarded with life imprisonment for waging war against India

Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and five others were convicted and awarded with the life imprisonment for their alleged links with Maoists under the Unlawful Prevention of Atrocities Act (UAPA), by the session court in Gadchiroli of Maharashtra on Tuesday. Along with professor Saibaba, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Hem Mishra, former journalist Prashant Rahi and three others were also convicted. The court found all the accused guilty of waging war against the country and supporting ..

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Co-operative institutions need to supply information to any public authority under RTI Act: Bombay HC

Cooperative banks and institutions now cannot refuse to provide data under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Notably, The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday took a remarkable decision and gave the very important verdict that co-operative institutions “need to supply” information to any “public authority” established under the Cooperative Societies Act...

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Marathi not mandatory for auto-permit; Set up grievance aid for passengers to complain: HC

On Wednesday, the High Court in a judgement ruled that speaking Marathi language is not compulsory for auto-permit. Also it directed the State to set up a grievance redressal mechanism for auto-rickshaw passengers to complaint against drivers within three months...

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Sahara must deposit Rs 5000 Crores to keep Subrata Roy out of jail: SC

Supreme Court directs Sahara Group to deposit over five thousand crore rupees by 7th April in SEBI-Sahara account to keep its chief Subrata Roy out of jail. The Apex court said the amount will be refunded to the investors. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra refused to give six months’ time to the group to sell its properties but allowed it to sell assets, mentioned in the list furnished by it, for refund of money. Earlier Sahara had asked the court’s permission to pay the balance in 22 months...

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Life imprisonment for SIMI chief Nagori, 10 others for sedition and indulging in terror activities

The special court of CBI on Monday sentenced life imprisonment to former chief of Islamic Movement of India's (SIMI) Safdar Nagori, his brother Kamruddin Nagori and nine others on the charges of sedition and indulging in terrorist activities. The court held Nagori guilty on charges of terror and ordered him to serve the rest of his life in jail...

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Running hookah bars will now be an offense with a jail term of three years in Gujarat

In order to stop smoking in hookah bars as it is dangerous as well, Gujarat Assembly passed an amendment bill on banning hookah bars. The shutdown of hookah bar has been included under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Bill, 2017 which was passed earlier...

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Effective governance will contribute to judicial reforms : Prime Minister Modi

Underlining the importance of judicial reforms Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that efficient steps are required in order to reduce the burden on judiciary. He also noted that good governance will ensure the hassle free judicial process for common citizen...

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Definite conclusion must on Sexual Harassment At workplaces: Delhi HC dictates

The Delhi High Court directs the Internal Complaints Committee ICC constituted under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, must give a exact conclusion regarding the guilt of the person involved in the incident...

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Only 500 Rs to file petitions for people belonging to underprivileged class

Middle and relatively lower income group now avail and enjoy the legal services easier. Supreme Court of India has introduced the Middle Income Group Scheme. It is a self-supporting scheme which provides legal services to the middle-income group citizens i.e. citizens whose gross income is not exceeding Rs.60, 000 per month or Rs. 7, 50, 000 per annum...

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Now Constitution Bench decides who Delhi's Real Boss is!

The Supreme Court has referred to a Constitution Bench a batch of pleas filed by the Delhi government against the high court verdict which had held that the national capital is not a state and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) is its administrative head...

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SC directs to shift former RJD leader Shahabuddin to Tihar from Siwan jail

The Supreme Court has on Tuesday orders the Bihar government to shift former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to Tihar Jail in Delhi in alleged murder cases. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy asked the Bihar government to transfer Shahabuddin within a week, saying it is the obligation and duty of the court to ensure free and fair trial. The apex court also said, the trial in the cases registered against Shahabuddin will be conducted through video conferencing ..

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SC decisions marred political career of many a leader

With the Supreme Court’s decision in Sasikala case the political career of Tamil Nadu’s yet another would be ‘strong lady’ ended abruptly even before she tasted the fruit of power...

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Triple Talaq is human rights issue, says Supreme Court

Describing that the issue of Triple Talaq was more a human rights related one, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday said that it will not club the petitions related to Uniform Civil Code (UCC) along with triple talaq and treat them as a different matter altogether...

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‘People are not obliged to stand up when the National Anthem is played as part of a film’

The Supreme Court today clarified that people are not obliged to stand up when the National Anthem is played as part of a film or documentary. This comes months after the apex court had ordered that National Anthem must be played in all the cinema halls across the country. Earlier, the court had also modified its order to exempt physically challenged or physically handicapped persons from standing up in cinema halls when the anthem is played. The apex court had, in November, ordered cinema halls to ..

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SC convicts Sasikala in DA case, sentenced for 4 years jail along with penalty of Rs.10 Crores

Today the Supreme Court convicted AIADMK General Secretary V. Sasikala in a disproportionate assets case. Sasikala has been found guilty of corruption and the SC has sentenced Sasikala for 4 years. She has also been barred from contesting election for next 10 years. Hence her journey to be a Chief Minister ends here...

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Apex court to pronounce final verdict in the case of disproportionate assets

Amidst the political chaos in the state of Tamil Nadu the Supreme Court will give its final ruling on the Karnataka government's plea challenging the acquittal of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala in the case of disproportionate assets...

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#Vyapam case: Over 600 MBBS students admission cancelled by SC

The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the admission process of over 600 MBBS students, who got admission to the MBBS course in various medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh between 2008 and 2012 by illegal means. Notably, The Apex Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed all the petitions filed by the students refusing to interfere with the Madhya Pradesh High Court order...

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Brother could not be a successor to his sister’s assets inherited from her husband: SC

On Sunday Supreme Court directed that a brother cannot claim his right over sister’s property inherited by her husband. Also the brother will not be considered to be the member of her matrimonial family. ..

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Over 3.5 lakhs cases settled in National Lok Adalat across country 

Over 3.5 lakh cases have been settled in the National Lok Adalat held at all levels ranging from district courts to high courts across the country on Saturday. Notably, The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has organised the National Lok Adalat throughout the country in all courts at all levels from the District Courts to High Courts...

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SC Restrains Calcutta High Court Judge from taking up any judicial work

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan on Wednesday. Also fend him from taking up any judicial or administrative work. Top court asked him to appear in person before it on the coming Monday to explain why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him. A seven-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, also directed Justice Karnan to return all judicial and administrative files in his possession to the Registrar General of the High Court immediately. The ..

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Jokes on Sikh Community: Cannot pass orders about an individual or a community says SC

We often read and hear the pun surrounding Sikh community people Supreme Court on Tuesday said that curbing the circulation of such jokes falls under the realm of legislature. Hence Supreme Court won’t issue the directions regarding the circulation of jokes about the Sikh community...

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Israel Govt gave nod to export medical marijuana in order to meet the global demands

For the first time, on Sunday the Israel government has given the green signal to export the medical marijuana. This bill aims to legalize and allow the exportation of cannabis in response to global demands for the plant from medical marijuana researchers and business owners...

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Appoint ombudsman for addressing the grievances of students : Delhi High Court

Commenting on the existing mechanism of grievances redressal for the students the Delhi High Court has directed University Grants Commission to appoint the ombudsman who will address the various issues faced by the students during their academic sessions...

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Gujarat court acquits 26 accused from post-Godhra riots case

An additional district court in Gandhinagar has acquitted 26 accused of lack of evidence, in the 2002 post-Godhara riots case. The Kalol court of Gandhinagar district pronounced this on Tuesday. The court said owing to a compromise between the accused and the victim, enough evidence was not produced before the court to establish any violence on 28th February 2002. “The prosecution did not adduce enough evidence to prove the suspects were guilty, court said. ..

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CBI issues non-bailable warrant against Vijay Mallya

Coming out as a nasty jolt for businessman Vijay Mallya, a special CBI court has issued a non-bailable warrant in the graft case of IDBI Bank. ..

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DDCA Defamation case : Metropolitan Court summons Delhi CM Kejriwal, Kirti Azad

Taking a serious note of the chargers levelled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on DDCA, the metropolitan court has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad in the defamation case. ..

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Supreme Court appoints former CAG Vinod Rai to lead 4-member panel to run BCCI administration

As per the recommendations of Justice Lodha committee, the Supreme Court has constituted a four-member committee of administrators under the chairmanship of former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai...

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HC Distinguishes between the ‘Sandal and Chappal’

The Delhi High Court has now made a clear definition of what is sandal and what is chappal. Distinguishing between the chappal and sandal, the Court says Woman's footwear without the back strap is a sandal. The judgment came after a Chennai-based footwear manufacturer, Wishall International, challenged the woman’s footwear without a back strap is a chappal and not a sandal...

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7 attempts in civil service examinations for all differently abled of both open & reserved category

Supreme Court said that all differently abled candidates will get seven attempts in civil services examination according to the government’s policy of 2007. It directed while saying that the reservation and relaxation for physically challenged candidates in civil services examination is the concern of government policy and courts cannot embark on it...

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Apex Court allows Central government to present Union Budget on February 1

Dismissing the petition seeking the postponement of the Union Budget from February 1, Supreme Court has permitted Central government to present Union Budget on February 1...

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Big relief for Delhi University as HC stays CIC order demanding probe of PM Modi’s Degree

Setting aside the order issued by the Central Information Commission, Delhi High Court has asked RTI activist Neeraj to clear his stand of the degree row of Prime Minister Modi...

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Apex court rejects the petition seeking legal patronage for divorces granted by church

Denouncing the order passed by Church-run canonical courts the Supreme Court has rejected the PIL seeking legal sanction to divorces granted to Catholic Christians...

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Jodhpur high court acquits Salman Khan in arms act case

Bollywood star and veteran actor Salman Khan on Wednesday acquitted in the Arms act case by Jodhpur court on the basis of benefit of the doubt. Salman Khan has got a major relief from Jodhpur Court, as he is now acquitted in the 18-year long case for carrying illegal firearms and killing of deer. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit announced the judgment within minutes of the actor’s arrival in the court...

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SC gave permit to abort 24 week old foetus which doesn’t have skull

Today the Supreme Court gave a permit to the woman to terminate the foetus due to medical reasons. The reports said that the foetus does not have a skull and so the board of specialists recommended the decision of undergoing an abortion...

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SC asks legal provisions and materials in support of plea against presentation of Union Budget

The Supreme Court on Friday has asked lawyers to provide more of legal provisions and materials in support of plea seeking postponement of presentation of the Union Budget due to Assembly elections in five states. Therefore SC has refused to accord urgent hearing on the plea. the next hearing in this case will be done on next Friday. ..

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Kolkata HC grants permission for RSS Makar Sankranti rally

After the prolong legal battle between state government and RSS Kolkata HC has granted the permission for the Makar Sankranti programme which will be held on January 14...

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NGOs must file their account details online or face the penal action: Supreme Court

In order to scrutinize the misuse of foreign funding by non government organizations (NGOs). Today Home Ministry announced that all the NGOs who receive foreign fund donations must file their account details online. If not then they will be subjected to face the penal action. ..

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SC directs audit of 32 lakh+ NGOs, seeks guidelines for regulation

In an effort to regulate the unorganised NGO ecosystem in the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a direction the central government to audit the accounts of over 32 lakh NGOs functioning in the country and receiving funds from various sources, including the government funds and foreign donations...

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Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at a ceremony held on Wednesday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He made and subscribed to the oath of office before the President. Jagdish Singh Khehar is the 44th Chief Justice of India and also the first Sikh to hold the apex office. Interestingly, Justice Khehar will hold the tenure for over seven months until August 27. Importantly, Chief Justice T.S Thakur who demitted office yesterday recommended the name of ..

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SC expels BCCI chief Anurag Thakur and sec Ajay Shirke for not implementing Lodha recommendations

The Supreme Court on Monday has taken a very strict action against BCCI chief Anurag Thankur and BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke by expelling them from their posts. Like to tell you that, the apex court has taken this decision because BCCI were not complying with its orders on implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations...

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Politicians can’t seek votes on the basis of religion, caste, community or language: SC

The Supreme Court today ruled that seeking votes in the name of religion during polls is illegal. The Supreme Court ruled that electoral candidates can’t seek votes on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, community or language during an election campaign...

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Bihar provides 50% reservation to socio economic weaker sections in judicial services

The Bihar government Tuesday approved 50 per cent reservation in the state’s judicial services with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet clearing the Bihar Uchcha Nyayik Seva Sansodhan Niymawali, 2016, and Bihar Asainik Seva (Sansodhan) Niymawali, 2016...

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Vice President: Judiciary is the guardian of the Indian Constitution

Vice President Hamid Ansari today said that judiciary is the guardian of the Indian Constitution. He also said the ground reality of delivering social justice in India is dismal even after 70 years of legislating welfare laws and adjudicating measures. "The ground reality is dismal," he said during the inaugural address at the 9th National Conference of the Indian Association of Lawyers in Bengaluru...

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Relief to Congress as court rejects Dr Swamy's plea in National Herald case

The Patiala House Court on Monday rejected Dr Subramanian Swamy’s petition seeking some documents from the Congress party in the famous National Herald case. ..

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CBI Court grants bail to S P Tyagi in Agusta Westland case

Slamming CBI for not getting enough evidences of bribery a special CBI court granted bail to former chief Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi who is accused in the case of AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal for his alleged role during his tenure...

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D.C Mayor signs bill on assisted suicide legalizing terminally ill patients to end their lives

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor. The bill, if it goes through Congress, will allow terminally ill but mentally capable patients, aged 18 years or older, to legally end their lives...

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Madras High Court bans unauthorised Sharia courts

The Madras High Court has banned mosques that act as unauthorised Islamic courts. The ruling was issued on Monday ending a very common practice in the southern state of Tamil Nadu..

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J & K has no vestige of sovereignty outside Constitution of India: Supreme Court

Contradicting the assertion of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court regarding ‘sovereignty’ and sovereign powers’ of the state, the Supreme Court on Friday said that J & K “has no vestige of sovereignty outside the Constitution of India.”..

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