Delhi HC sets aside govt decision banning private firms from making, selling Oxytocin

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The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the government decision to ban private firms from producing and selling oxytocin, a drug used for inducing labour contractions and controlling bleeding. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla said the government’s decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The bench also said that there was no… Read more »

SC to decide on CBI inquiry into Rafale deal today

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict on Friday seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe on 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation.  The verdict will be declared by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Senior Air Force officers had to attended the hearing to clear… Read more »

Dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament invalid says Sri Lankan Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court in Colombo on Thursday ruled as “unconstitutional” the move of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term. A seven-member apex court bench said that the President cannot dissolve Parliament till Parliament completes a 4 1/2 year term. Sirisena sacked the Parliament when it appeared that Rajapaksa would… Read more »

No Rafale probe Supreme Court dismisses PILs

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said today dismissed all the four petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal and said there won’t be any probe into the pricing or the decision-making process.  The verdict was given by a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. In its last hearing, the court had reserved… Read more »

SC notice to Maharashtra CM for not declaring criminal cases

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, after hearing a petition filed by Satish Ukey, alleging that he did not disclose the details of two criminal cases against him in his 2014 election affidavit. The plea seeks annulment of his election to the Maharashtra Assembly. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi… Read more »

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in December 16 gangrape.  A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the petitioner, “What kind of prayer are you making?” It further said, “You are making the court a joke.” The PIL filed… Read more »

Supreme Court extends NRC deadline to December 31

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the last date to file claims and objections on inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC)  to December 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date for submission was December 15.  The draft NRC was published on July 30 in which names of 2.89 crore of the 3.29… Read more »

SC asks ex-judge about report on Charges Over Fake Gujarat encounters

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Wednesday sought “clarity” from retired Justice HS Bedi, to “communicate his views as expeditiously as possible” on the allegation of 24 alleged fake encounters during the tenure of Narendra Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat.  Former apex court judge Justice H S Bedi was appointed chairman of the monitoring committee probing 24 encounter cases… Read more »

Canada court grants bail to Huawei CFO Trump might intervene

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NEW DELHI: Meng Wanzhou, 46, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant, was granted bail on Tuesday by a Canadian court, a move that could help soothe Chinese anger over her arrest.  Meng Wanzhou, 46, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces US claims that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions,… Read more »

SC allows Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31

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NEW DELHI: The police chiefs of Punjab and Haryana were allowed by the Supreme Court to continue in office till January 31. The police chiefs — Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) — were due to retire on December 31. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear their pleas seeking modification of the… Read more »