High security number plates: SC notice to five states

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The Supreme Court today sought response from five states on a contempt plea alleging non- compliance of order related to ensuring high security registration plates for all vehicles. The apex court had in 2012 asked several states and Union Territories to ensure high security registration plates (HSRP) for all vehicles by June 15 that year… Read more »

Muslims’ minority status in J-K: SC raps state govt

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“You are making fun of us,” the Supreme Court today said, pulling up the Jammu and Kashmir government for reasons put forward by it for not attending meetings convened by the centre to discuss the issue of majority Muslims getting minority benefits in the state. “This is a disastrous affidavit. The affidavit of the Jammu… Read more »

Maken opposes in HC AAP plea ag’st panel report on ads

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Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today opposed the AAP’s plea in the Delhi High Court against a Centre-appointed panel’s report recommending that the ruling party be made to pay an amount of Rs 97 crore that the Delhi government had spent on advertisements. The Congress leader questioned the maintainability of the petition saying the Supreme… Read more »

Delhi HC extends bail of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case convict

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The Delhi High Court today extended till August 18 the interim bail granted to a former Congress councillor, serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, to enable him to arrange funds to pay his lawyers. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra granted the relief to Balwan Khokhar… Read more »

Court to frame charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia on Aug 23

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A Delhi court today fixed August 23 for framing charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. Metropolitan Magistrate Pranjal Aneja, who was scheduled to frame charges today, was on leave. The court had earlier directed the two AAP leaders and Yogendra Yadav to appear before it… Read more »

‘Plea for minority status to non-Muslims in J&K’

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The Supreme Court today gave a last opportunity to the Centre and asked it to take a decision within three months on a plea to grant minority status to non-Muslims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices A K Goel and D Y Chandrachud considered… Read more »

SC dismisses plea for making yoga compulsory in schools

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking framing of a national yoga policy and making the practice compulsory for students of classes 1-8 across the country. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur dismissed the plea and said it is for the government to take a decision on such issue. “We are nobody… Read more »

Madras HC adjourns hearing on PIL on appointment of vigilance

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The Madras High Court today adjourned to August 18 hearing on a PIL filed by DMK, challenging the appointment of the vigilance commissioner, to enable the Advocate General get instructions on the tenure. Hearing the plea filed by DMK organising secretary R S Bharathi, the first bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M… Read more »

SC constitutes bench to hear Ayodhya dispute

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The Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from August 11. The bench, whose other members are justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer, would adjudicate the dispute over ownership of Ram temple-Babri… Read more »