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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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 »

Constitution bench to decide petitions on triple talaq: SC

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A five-judge constitution bench would be set up by the Supreme Court to hear and decide on a batch of petitions relating to the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar took on record three sets of issues framed by parties with regard… Read more »

Kanhaiya dares JNU panel’s power to hold him guilty

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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, involved in a sedition row, today questioned the power of a university panel to determine his guilt of alleged indiscipline in connection with the February 2016 event in which anti-India slogans were said to have been raised. “I (Kanhaiya) am questioning the legitimacy of the entire process of issuing me… Read more »

Jaya, Sasikala had jewellery, cars worth crores: SC

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Gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 2.51 crore and wrist watches worth Rs 15.9 lakh were part of the Rs 55 crore assets amassed by late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, her close aide V K Sasikala and two others. Besides Jayalalithaa against whom the proceedings got abated owing to her death, Sasikala and her two… Read more »

Wife meets BSF jawan, tells HC she is satisfied?

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The wife of the BSF jawan, who took to social media to air grievances on the quality of food being served to soldiers, today told Delhi High Court that she is satisfied about her husband’s well-being after meeting him. The submission regarding the meeting of the couple was made before a bench of justices G… Read more »