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Supreme Court Collegium proposes Elevation of Justices Ravindra Bhat, Krishna Murari, Hrishikesh and Ramasubramanian Roy as Supreme Court Judges [Read Resolution]

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The SC Collegium has recommended the elevation of four Chief Justices of High Courts as Supreme Court judges. They are : 1.    Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice of High Court of Rajasthan 2.    Justice V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal Pradesh 3.    Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice of High Court […]

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Elgar Parishad case: CD title with Gonsalves suggests something anti-State, says high court

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The Bombay High Court hearing a bail plea of Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case accused Vernon Gonsalves on Wednesday questioned his motive behind keeping copies of some books and CDs whose titles prima facie indicated they contained material against the State. The books and CDs the high court referred to included copies of Marxist Archives, a […]

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Supreme Court extends protection from arrest to Chidambaram till Thursday in INX Media money laundering case

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The Supreme Court Wednesday extended till tomorrow the interim protection from arrest granted to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna heard arguments advanced by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said that Chidambaram was […]

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Aadhaar-social media account link: Organisation urges Madras HC to exercise caution

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Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) has pleaded with the Madras High Court to exercise caution while making any proposal to change the design of encrypted platforms such as WhatsApp to check spreading rumours “as such hyper-factual, expert determination would require a deliberative policy formation process”. “The HC may avoid venturing into such a policy thicket given that recommending & enforcing […]

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Babri demolition: SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judge’s tenure

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pass orders within two weeks on extension of tenure of the special judge conducting trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, in Lucknow. A bench of justices R F Nariman and […]

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HC notice to Vijender Gupta on Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to quash summons in defamation case

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The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of the state of National Capital Territory (NCT) and leader of opposition Vijender Gupta on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to quash summons in a defamation complaint against him by the BJP leader. Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri issued notice to the state of NCT and Gupta seeking […]

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Delhi HC to hear on Sep 3 plea against Shah Faesal’s detention

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The Delhi High Court said on Friday it will hear on September 3 former IAS officer Shah Faesal’s plea alleging he was illegally detained at Delhi airport on August 14 and taken back to Srinagar where he has been kept under house arrest. A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked both sides […]

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63 moons wins MPID case in Bombay HC;Court rules NSEL is not financial establishment

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In a victory for 63 Moons Technologies Limited, formerly known as Financial Technologies (India) Ltd, and its group CEO Jignesh Shah in the Rs 5,600 crore National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam case the Bombay high court on Thursday held that it is not a financial institution and hence notifications for attachment of the company’s […]

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Court reduced compensation to driver citing negligence

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Court cuts compensation to driver citing negligence : N.Lakshmanan, a load van driver who became partially disabled after meeting with an accident received a compensation of Rs 12.29 lakh awarded by a city motor accident claims tribunal. The tribunal, however, awarded the amount after deducting 10% of the total compensation amount, fixing contributory negligence on […]

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INX Media Case: Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram sent to 4 days in CBI custody

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P. Chidambaram was brought to Rouse Avenue Court complex around 3 pm after a medical check-up. His son Karti and wife Nalini had arrived much earlier. His team of lawyers including Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi. Chidambaram, briefly spoken to his lawyers, later moved to the accused box as they waited for CBI judge, to […]

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Ayodhya: Suprme Court commences hearing for 10th day

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The Supreme Court on Thursday commenced hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case for the 10th day, with counsel for the one of the original litigants seeking enforcement of his rights to worship at the disputed site. A five-Judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the title dispute. Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, […]

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SC asks Centre: Frame policy on compulsory rural service for Doctors

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SC Bench has asked Centre to frame a policy to make it mandatory for them to serve in public hospitals in rural areas for a certain period after passing out. Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Justice Hemant Gupta added that,”Govt. spends huge money on each medical student. The condition is not illegal & […]

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High Court directs Govt to issue e- Passbooks to Land Owners

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HC Bench found fault with State for dragging its feet for six years in a land dispute case. Issue was over Pratap Jungle Resorts Private Ltd’s 20-acre land in Khanapur village in Rangareddy district. State claimed title over this piece of land contending that it was a Govt. land. However, the resort owners claimed they purchased the land in 1998 […]

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Justice Patnaik completes probe into larger conspiracy against Gogoi, report likely by mid-Sept

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A Supreme Court-appointed one-man panel, holding inquiry into allegations of “larger conspiracy” to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has completed its task and is likely to submit the report by mid September. Sources said Tuesday that Justice A K Patnaik, a retired Supreme Court judge who was appointed by the apex court, examined […]

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Supreme Court seeks reply from Karnataka Government on plea against RTE rule

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According to Parents amendment is contrary to objective of Act On Monday, the Supreme Court sought a reply from the Karnataka Govt. on an appeal filed by a group of parents challenging an amendment in the State’s Right to Education (RTE) Rules which does not make it mandatory for private unaided schools to admit economically backward class […]

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Treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity: High Court

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The State must treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday while pulling up the Maharashtra government for forcing nearly 15,000 families to stay in the chemical pollution-affected Mahul area of Mumbai. A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre also referred to the […]

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High Court: Safety of children cannot be compromised in any manner

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Safety of children cannot be compromised in any manner, the Delhi High Court has said while directing the fire department to inspect a private school lacking valid fire safety certificate within two weeks. Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed the Chief Fire Officer to inspect the premises of the petitioner school to ascertain whether it has addressed […]

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Lieutenant Colonel to be tried for 8 charges as Supreme Court has refused to grant any relief

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A controversial military intelligence officer, who made several wild allegations of custodial killings against his superior officers that were rejected after scrutiny by the judicial system, has been found culpable of violating service norms and will face a summary general court martial next week. Lt Col Dharamvir Singh, who is currently being housed at an […]

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Aviation Scam Case: Enforcement Directorate summons P Chidambaram in money-laundering case

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The ED has summoned former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in connection with its money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA dispensation, officials said. They said the senior Congress leader has been asked to depose on Aug 23 before the investigating officer of the case at an Enforcement Directorate office here to record […]

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Supreme Court grants time till Sept 6 to CBI to complete probe in accident case involving Unnao rape survivor

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The Supreme Court Monday granted to the CBI time till September 6 to complete the investigation into the road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed. The apex court, which had earlier given two weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, extended […]

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Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said there is a need to look at the role and functioning of lawyers and understand why a law graduate’s natural choice is not the legal profession in spite of great attractions and opportunities. The CJI said lawyers act as advocates and advisors of litigants and help […]

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Ayodhya case: Temple existed before Babri Masjid came up at disputed site, counsel for deity to SC

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A “massive” temple of Lord Ram, dating back to the second century BC (Before Christ), existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya before the construction of Babri Masjid, a counsel for deity “Ram Lalla Virajman” told the Supreme Court on Friday. The counsel for Ram Lalla, a party to the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land […]

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Chopper deal: Ratul Puri moves HC seeking anticipatory bail

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Businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar agreed to list the matter for hearing post […]

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BCI imposes 3-year moratorium on opening of new law colleges

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Taking note of mushrooming of law colleges in the country, the Bar Council of India has imposed a three-year moratorium on opening of new institutions barring national law universities, if proposed by a state. The apex bar body said that it would lay stress on the improvement of standard of existing institutions and that the […]

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