Vacancies in bodies under JJ Act affecting implementation: SC

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Different authorities constituted under the Juvenile Justice Act are facing vacancies which, in turn, is affecting the effective implementation of the Act, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur said today. “If authorities constituted under the (Juvenile Justice) Act, such as the juvenile justice boards, state commissions for protection of child rights, special juvenile police units,… Read more »

Govt doesn’t care for widows of this country, says SC

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In a stinging remark, the Supreme Court today said when it passes some directions, it is claimed that the courts are “trying to run the government”, which does not want to act. “You (government) do not want to do it and when we say anything, you say that court is trying to run the government,”… Read more »

Can’t pass an order on reclaiming Kohinoor: SC

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The Supreme Court today said it could not pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned. Disposing of a plea seeking directions to bring the treasured diamond back to India, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it could not ask a… Read more »

SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

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The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that they have found that people were giving details of PAN cards which have been procured on the basis of… Read more »

SC to examine Parsi woman’s right of religious identity

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The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a contentious issue whether a Parsi woman can be deprived of her religious identity, acquired by the virtue of her birth, after marrying a man of different religion. The apex court was dealing with an appeal challenging the Gujarat High Court’s March 2012 verdict in which it was… Read more »

SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

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The Supreme Court today quashed a criminal complaint lodged against ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an Andhra Pradesh trial court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by depicting himself as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover. The apex court also quashed the criminal complaint against the Editor of the magazine and said that the offence… Read more »

SC allows NDMC to e-auction Taj Mansingh hotel

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The Supreme Court today allowed civic agency NDMC to e-auction five-star hotel Taj Mansingh, presently being run by Tata Group firm Indian Hotel Company Ltd (IHCL), in the heart of the national capital. A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman allowed the plea of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) that the… Read more »

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea for policy on anthem, Song

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The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre in four weeks on a plea seeking framing of a policy for promoting the national anthem and the national song. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued notice and asked the Centre to file its reply on the plea which also sought to ascertain the… Read more »

Larger SC bench to examine if an expelled MP is bound by whip

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the issue whether a lawmaker is bound by the party whip even after his or her expulsion. The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Rajya Sabha MP and expelled Samajwadi Party member Amar Singh, who has sought to declare that the provisions of the… Read more »

SC notice to Kerala HC registry on higher judicial exam

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The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Kerala high court Registry on a plea challenging the selection process to the state’s higher judicial service. A bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Bhanumathi issued notice to the high court Registry on a plea filed by some unsuccessful candidates of the Kerala higher judicial… Read more »