TN govt’s ordinance on Jallikattu out of question: Sorabjee

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Tamil Nadu government’s announcement that it would issue an ordinance to ensure the conduct of Jallikattu sport today drew a sharp reaction from eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee who said such a move could be constitutionally invalid. “The central government wants to consult the state government and sort it (the issue of Jallikattu) out. Very good…. Read more »

SC to hear on Jan 23 plea to postpone Union Budget

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The Supreme Court today deferred to January 23 the hearing on a plea seeking postponement of Union Budget presentation ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in five states. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud, which has sought material and legal provisions in support of the PIL, preferred to… Read more »

SC not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week

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The Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue while taking into account the Centre’s submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R… Read more »

SC keep itself away from pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu

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The Supreme Court today preferred to stay away from the pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu and said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport can be raised before the Madras High Court. “Let the Madras High Court deal with it. You (petitioner) go there. Why do you come all the way… Read more »

Decrees passed by court can’t be flouted, warns SC

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Decrees passed in the Sutlej- Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana cannot be flouted, the Supreme Court warned today, directing both the states to strictly implement its orders. “We will not allow the decree passed by this court to be flouted and it has to be implemented. How the decree is being… Read more »

SC forms panel on recruitment of judges in lower judiciary

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The Supreme Court has set up a committee of judges to look into the issue of bringing uniformity in the recruitment process of judicial officers in the lower judiciary across the country. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said the committee would deal with issues like fixing the date on which advertisements… Read more »

Relief for Salman, acquitted in Arms Act case

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In a relief for Salman Khan, a trial court today acquitted the Bollywood star of all charges in the Arms Act case in the alleged poaching of two black bucks 18 years ago, holding that the prosecution permission given by the district administration was a “mindless move”. In a 102-page long order, the chief judicial… Read more »

Aircel-Maxis case: Court to pass order on charge on Jan 24

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A special court will pronounce on Tuesday next its order on framing charge against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case lodged by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to pass the order today on framing of charge… Read more »

New CBI chief could be named by Jan 20:Centre to SC

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All issues relating to the selection of the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation will be clear very soon, the Supreme Court was informed today. A high-powered committee, comprising the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition, has met yesterday to decide the name of the new CBI… Read more »