Mirchpur incident deliberate act by Jats to teach lessons to Dalits: HC

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The Mirchpur Dalits killings was a deliberate act of targeting Balmiki houses by the Jat community mob and involved a large scale conspiracy “to teach them a lesson”, the Delhi High Court today said.The high court’s observations came while overturning the acquittal of 20 persons and awarding life term to 12 out of 33 members… Read more »

People dying in illegal high-rises having no occupancy certificate: SC

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Taking strong note of the recent fire incident in a posh Mumbai high-rise that claimed four lives, the Supreme Court said the people were dying in such illegally-constructed buildings which had no relevant certificates or clearances. It also referred to the incidents of Bawana factory in Delhi and the Kamala Mills in Mumbai and said… Read more »

SC reserves verdict on pleas for live streaming of court proceedings

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The Supreme Court today asked the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) not to proceed with the implementation of the amended Delhi Master Plan till the next hearing on the issue. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni to advise the Centre not to enforce, through the… Read more »

Amrapali’s realty business like cobweb, housing projects seem illegal: SC

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The Supreme Court today asked the Amrapali Group to “come out with clean hands”, observing that its residential projects in the National Capital Region seemed prima facie illegal and its real estate business was like “a well-operated cobweb”. Directing it to provide detailed data of its unecumbered properties, the apex court also said the group… Read more »

NOTA cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha polls: SC

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 The Supreme Court today quashed an Election Commission notification introducing the ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option in the Rajya Sabha elections, saying it would encourage the “Satan” of defection and graft. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the NOTA option was meant only for direct elections and not polls held by… Read more »

SC terms criminalisation of politics as ‘rot’, says may ask EC to deal with it

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Dubbing criminalisation of politics as “rot”, the Supreme Court today said it may consider directing the Election Commission to ask political parties to get their members disclose criminal cases against them so that the electors know how many “alleged crooks” are there in such parties.  The observation by a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief… Read more »

Alwar Lynching: Supreme Court seeks, Rajasthan Government reply on contempt plea

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today, sought explanation from Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government over the issue pertaining to Akbar alias Rakbar who was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Ramgarh, Alwar, due to suspicion of being a cow smuggler. A bench of  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M…. Read more »