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 »

SC seeks Centre’s report on Ganga cleaning projects

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to file an “updated” report on the status of projects going under the Ganga cleaning programmes in five states through which the river passes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, to file… 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 »

Stray dogs also have a right to live: Supreme Court

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“Stray dogs have a right to live,” was how the Supreme Court reacted sharply today when a submission was made that such canines should be completely destroyed across the country. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi observed that though culling of stray dogs was permissible, there has to be a balance and… Read more »

SC gives 3 months to Centre to fill NCST vacancies

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The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to fill up three vacancies, including that of the Chairperson, in the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) within three months. A bench of Chief Jusice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked the government “to fill up the three posts within the given time under… Read more »

PIL on ’84 anti-Sikh riot: SC asks Centre to file report

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The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to file a “comprehensive report” on the status of investigation conducted by a special investigation team (SIT) into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, on a plea seeking a court-supervised probe. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi fixed the issue for further hearing on February 20… Read more »

Is this a “joke court”, an irked SC tells state govts

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“Is this the Supreme Court or a joke court,” an incensed apex court bench said today, annoyed over the lack of response of several state governments on crucial matters of public importance like pollution and cleanliness in mid-day meals. “Is some kind of panchayat going on here that the states are not serious? Why are… Read more »