Office bearers in state body for 9 yrs can hold BCCI post: SC

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The Supreme Court today clarified that an office bearer in a state cricket body for a period of nine years cannot be disqualified from holding a post in apex cricket body BCCI and vice-versa. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that “doubts are created” with regard to the eligiblity of an office bearer… Read more »

“Why no witness protection scheme as yet”

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Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,”… Read more »

Citizens have faith in CBI’s investigating abilities: SC

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Citizens of India have faith in the “investigating abilities” of CBI, the Supreme Court today observed while directing the agency to probe a case relating to the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman in Noida in 2015. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said there was no laxity in the investigation conducted by Crime… Read more »

SC seeks EC’s response on plea alleging tampering with EVMs

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The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission on a PIL seeking investigation by software experts into allegations that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were tampered with in the recent Assembly polls. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

SC to hear plea for probe into alleged tampering of EVMs

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a probe into allegations of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polls, including the recent assembly elections in five states. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar posted for hearing on March 24 the PIL which has sought a… Read more »

K’taka govt files review plea in SC in Jayalalithaa DA case

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The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict by which it had abated the proceedings in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa. The state government has said that once the proceedings were abated, it will not be possible to recover the fine of… Read more »