Not serving poor quality food to jawans: BSF to Delhi HC

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The BSF today told the Delhi High Court that the allegation of one of its jawans on social media that poor quality food was being served to its troopers posted along the LoC was “false” as no complaint was ever made in this regard. “Concerned jawan (Tej Bahadur Yadav) or any other jawan of the… Read more »

Guidelines needed for rehabilitation of mentally ill: SC

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to frame guidelines for rehabilitation of persons who have been cured of their mental illness, observing that the issue was “very sensitive”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar observed that after mentally ill persons are cured, not even their family members are willing to take… Read more »

SC to decide whether to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on whether to refer the matters pertaining to the ban on entry of women aged between 10 to 50 years at Kerala’s Sabrimala temple to its constitution bench. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it would deliver a judgement regarding the “complexities of the issue”… Read more »

SC rejects plea against UP govt’s pension scheme for poor

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the scheme is meant for the poor and “it is a beautiful one”. The court was hearing… Read more »

Mamata condoles death of ex-CJI Altamas Kabir

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed deep condolences at the sad demise of former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir. In her condolence message, Banerjee said with the passing away of Kabir the country has lost a legal luminary. “Condolences on the passing of fmr CJ Altamas Kabir ji. My thoughts with his… Read more »

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal’s plea for exemption for the day as he is in Bengaluru for… Read more »

Centre submits issues in SC,questions practice of triple talaq

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

The Centre today submitted in the Supreme Court a list of issues for adjudication including the question whether fundamental right to practice and propagate one’s religion protected the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. The NDA government has, for the first time in India’s constitutional history, opposed in the top court… Read more »