SC judge launches SCLSC’s video conferencing facility

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Justice Dipak Misra today inaugurated the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee’s (SCLSC) video conferencing facility in the court complex. Justice Misra, who is also the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), while launching the revamped website of SCLSC said the committee aims to engage quality lawyers and was planning to enhance remuneration for… Read more »

PIL opposes ‘commercialisation’ of cemetery in Valsad

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The Gujarat High Court today issued notices to the state government and others on a PIL against alleged commercialisation of a Christian cemetery in Valsad. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notices to the government, Valsad Collector and First District Church of the Brethren (FDCB). FDCB… Read more »

Delhi govt enhances cash given to students for uniforms

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The Delhi government has told the Delhi High Court it has enhanced the cash subsidy provided to students in schools run by it for purchase of uniforms for the academic session 2017-18. The submission was made by the Directorate of Education (DoE) in an affidavit filed in response to the court’s query of August last… Read more »

Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

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A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here today sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life in jail in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Patel (39) and Rs 5,000 on Gupta (41) after they were held guilty under relevant sections of the IPC,… Read more »

SC adjourns Babri demolition case hearing for two weeks

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The Supreme Court today asked BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case to give their written submissions and adjourned the matter for two weeks. A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman asked all the parties in the case to file their… Read more »

Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran’s candidature

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Observing that it cannot interfere in policy matters of government, the Madras High Court today disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran’s candidature for the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll on the ground he had been penalised in FERA cases. When the PIL came up before the first… Read more »

Two get five yrs imprisonment for cow slaughter

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A local court has convicted two men and sentenced them to five years in jail for slaughtering cows. According to government lawyer Javed Ali, Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj kumar has also imposed a fine of Rs 15000 each on the accused Gayyur and Gadhe Ali after holding them guilty under the Uttar Pradesh… Read more »

SC refers to larger bench pleas over designation of lawyers

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The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a batch of petitions seeking framing of uniform guidelines for designating lawyers as seniors by the apex court and the high courts across the country. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the issue is of “utmost importance” and “we direct the Secretary General of… Read more »

Calcutta HC rejects bail application of former ED officer

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The Calcutta High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of former Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Manoj Kumar in connection with a case of alleged extortion. A division bench comprising Justice Nadira Patheriya and Justice D P Dey rejected the anticipatory bail prayer of Kumar, who apprehended arrest in connection with a case of alleged… Read more »

SC seeks reply of Centre on plea against pension, perks to MPs

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The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea seeking scrapping of pension and other perks being given to Members of Parliament. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar also issued notices to the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on… Read more »