Judiciary

India gets its first Lokpal: Former Supreme Court judge PC Ghose

Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as the country's first Lokpal. According to a communique issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed the Chairman of the Lokpal along with other members of the anti-corruption watchdog...

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SC to hear plea on politicians' qualification, age on March 25

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear on 25th March a plea seeking a direction that political parties field candidates with graduation as a minimum qualification, and are below the age of 75 years...

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Law Min sets up committee to examine insurance cover to advocates

A five-member committee has been set up to examine the issues related to framing of a proper, structured scheme for providing of insurance cover to the advocates and also suggest modalities for the implementation of such scheme...

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Supreme Court says Mayawati should repay statue money; BSP leader says media please stop flying kite

Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday, in oral observations, said the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh should reimburse the public money spent on erecting statues of herself and the party symbol, the elephant, in public places and in reverse Mayawati says that Media and BJP leaders please stop kite flying...

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Waiting for updates on pending court cases? Well, get access to these through eCourts across all Common Service Centres

With this increasing pace of life and everything on one touch, the era of digitalization has garnered the much need attention. Getting everything feasible in one touch, people can now have an access to court case information digitalized. Court case information like judicial proceedings, case status, daily orders, and final judgments of all computerized district and subordinate courts will now be available across all Common Service Centers in the country...

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Walking the footsteps of CJI Gogoi, Justice A K Sikri rescues himself of hearing interim CBI chief’s case

After CJI Ranjan Gogoi withdrew himself from hearing a petition challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, it is Justice AK Sikri following the footsteps. He marked himself as the second judge of the Supreme Court to recuse himself from hearing the same case on Thursday. The plea will now be listed before another bench on Friday. ..

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Supreme Court responsible for current impasse

By the quote “Justice Delayed; Justice Denied”, the responsibility for the judicial faux pas or impasse over Ram Mandir crisis resolution squarely falls at the door steps of the Supreme Court (SC)...

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Five Judges and One most awaited decision: SC to hear appeals on Ayodhya Case from Jan 10

As the Ayodhya case intensifies the curiosity among people on its verdict, the Supreme Court is scheduled to take up petitions for hearing for the much awaited Ram Janmabhoomi case assigning five judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, along with Justice Bobde, Justice Ramana, Justice Lalit and Justice Chandrachud on January 10. ..

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1984 Anti Sikh riot convict Sajjan Kumar surrenders before Delhi Court serving his retribution in Mandoli jail

The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots convicts Sajjan Kumar, former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahendra Yadav yielded in the Delhi Court’s frontline today. Khokhar and Yadav will be serving a jail for a decade. The duo surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate after the court accepted their application to surrender. However, the former Congress leader will be given life imprisonment...

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Bombay HC rejects Anand Teltumbde’s plea of scraping the FIR against him associating to Bhima Koregaon Violence

“We are of the opinion that this is not a case where there is no incriminating material against the Petitioner. The offence is serious. The conspiracy is deep rooted and has extremely serious repercussions. The Investigating Agency must be allowed to have sufficient opportunity to collect evidence. The investigation is in progress.”, said the Bombay High Court on Friday dismissing Professor Anand Teltumbde plea to revert the FIR registered against him in relation to Bhima¬-Koregaon incident. ..

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Using technology at par: Court hearings for prisoners of U'khand jails to be done through video conferencing

If everything goes well then the prisoners in prisons will now be presented in the court through video conferencing. This will provide relief to the police chief who has already suffered from the lack of Manpower, while the prisoners will get rid of the allegations of police collusion and additional expenditure. For this, police personnel will also be provided training in PHQ...

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Responsibility for Ram Mandir controversy

Who is responsible for the ongoing Ram Mandir controversy or faux pas? Quite often, media and intellectuals blame communal diehards on both sides of the fence. They single out and villainess few. In the fore front are the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal and other Hindu organizations...

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“Independence” must always be responsible with due regard to established Constitutional values…

Ranjan Gogoi..

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India gets new Chief Justice: Ranjan Gogoi

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as Chief Justice of India today. President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning. He will succeed Justice Dipak Misra who retired as Chief Justice of India on Tuesday. Justice Gogoi is the 46th Chief Justice of India. He will have tenure of a little over 13 months and will retire on November 17, 2019...

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"Our judiciary has been the strongest judiciary in the world", says CJI Deepak Misra bidding adieu to Indian judiciary

Bidding adieu to the Indian judiciary, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra lauded India's judiciary as the "strongest" and the "most robust institution" in the world. The Indian judiciary stands firm in the face of many assault, CJI Misra, who was speaking at his farewell event said. "Our judiciary has been the strongest judiciary in the world, having the capability to handle a mind boggling number of cases." ..

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Bhopal court awards 10 yrs rigorous imprisonment to member of banned SIMI

Bhopal court has awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to a member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for an attack on a police team in Ratlam district in 2011...

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi to be next Chief Justice of India; set to assume office from next month

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the most senior judge in the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Dipak Misra, was appointed as the next Chief Justice of India on Thursday. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, this year. In a press release, the Prime Minister’s office said, “The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October, 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice ..

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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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