Guidelines needed for rehabilitation of mentally ill: SC

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to frame guidelines for rehabilitation of persons who have been cured of their mental illness, observing that the issue was “very sensitive”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar observed that after mentally ill persons are cured, not even their family members are willing to take… Read more »

SC asks J&K court to proceed against NGO, others

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The Supreme Court today directed a trial court of Jammu and Kashmir to proceed with a matter against NGO ‘Transparency International India (TII)’ relating to a media report on alleged corruption in lower judiciary. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar asked the judicial magistrate-first class to proceed in “accordance with law” in… Read more »

Encroachment on defence land: SC seeks Centre’s reply

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The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking urgent steps to free more than 14,000 acres of encroached defence land which is allegedly being commercially exploited by the land mafia. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar issued notice to the government on the plea which has also… Read more »

Deposit 14% interest on 39 home buyers’ money: SC to Unitech

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Slapping a penalty on Unitech Resorts for delaying handing over of flats, the Supreme Court today directed it to deposit 14 per cent interest on Rs 16.55 crore invested by 39 home buyers with it. The 39 home buyers, who moved the court, had booked flats in Unitech’s Vista housing project in Gurugram. They had… Read more »

SC to decide whether to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on whether to refer the matters pertaining to the ban on entry of women aged between 10 to 50 years at Kerala’s Sabrimala temple to its constitution bench. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it would deliver a judgement regarding the “complexities of the issue”… Read more »

SC rejects plea against UP govt’s pension scheme for poor

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the scheme is meant for the poor and “it is a beautiful one”. The court was hearing… Read more »

SC raps Centre on dumping of hazardous water

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The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre for “making money” at the cost of citizens’ health by allowing dumping in India of hazardous waste from foreign countries. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar termed the issue as “important” and said the authorities cannot bypass the regulations as the people of the… Read more »

When Ghalib made Justice Thakur expedite a hearing

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Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur once agreed to fast-track the hearing of a case, after he overheard the lawyer in question alluding to one of Ghalib’s couplets during the court proceedings. “I was hearing a case in the Delhi High court and the lawyer was praying for a short date. I said… Read more »