U’khand HC dismisses Roshan’s plea seeking stay on arrest

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The Uttarakhand High Court today dismissed a petition filed by filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, seeking a stay on his arrest in a case of alleged copyright violation. Justice VK Bisht rejected his plea on the ground that a charge sheet had already been filed against him. Dehradun-based novelist Rupnarayan Sonkar had filed a police complaint against… Read more »

Nine-judge SC bench begins hearing on right to privacy

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A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court today began hearing arguments to determine whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium initiated the hearing before the bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar saying that the rights to life and liberty are pre-existing natural rights…. Read more »

SC allows Centre to replace MCI oversight committee

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The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Coucil of India (MCI) with a fresh panel of five eminent doctors. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, said the Centre had proposed the names of five eminent doctors… Read more »

Take considered view on allowing GM mustard crop: SC to govt

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to take a “considered” and “well-informed” view before taking a policy decision on the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop, saying the effects of such a move would be “irreversible”. “It is an extremely, extremely important issue. You (Centre) take a well-informed and considered decision, as… Read more »

Create a law abiding culture: HC to Centre and AAP govt

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Create a law-abiding culture, the Delhi High Court has said while cautioning the Centre and the AAP government against issuance of pollution under control (PUC) certificates to polluting vehicles in the city. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also expressed concern over the agencies failure to conduct “random… Read more »

Court rejects plea for CBI probe against PM Modi

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 A special court has junked the plea of a sacked Defence Ministry official for a CBI probe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged inaction on charges of corruption in the Ministry. Dismissing the plea calling it “not maintainable”, Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal said “there are no allegations against the Prime Minister of… Read more »

Dignity of dead must be given due respect: SC

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Respect the dignity of the dead, the Supreme Court said today while directing state governments to follow the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission. “It is not as if the dignity of only living persons needs to be respected but even the dignity of the dead must be given due respect. Unless the communications… Read more »