Firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in Delhi-NCR: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court clarified on Wednesday that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this festival season. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said firecrackers already produced can be sold in this festival season only in other parts of the country. In Tamil Nadu, Puducherry […]

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Supreme Court orders live telecast of floor test at K’taka Assembly

The Supreme Court today ordered live telecast of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has to prove his majority. The floor test is scheduled for 4 pm. “Live broadcast of floor test will be the best possible way to ensure transparency in the proceedings,” a bench comprising justices […]

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Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in : Karnataka tussle

The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party’s surge in the southern state. The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at […]

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Supreme Court on Karnataka tussle: Trend of past judgments not to restrain Guv

With the Karnataka power tussle turning into a midnight courtroom battle, the Supreme Court said the general trend of its past judgments was not to restrain the governor, as it heard a plea by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the governor’s decision to invite BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to form the government. The apex court also […]

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Supreme Court refuses to pass any order on promotion of ED official

The Supreme Court today refused to pass an order regarding the promotion of an Enforcement Directorate officer probing the Aircel-Maxis deal case, who has claimed that frivolous complaints filed against him was deterring the department to promote him. The official, Rajeshwar Singh, has alleged that due to such false allegations being levelled against him, including […]

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Supreme Court: Parliamentary panel reports can be relied upon in courts

The report of a parliamentary committee can be relied upon in courts for interpretation of statutory provisions wherever necessary, the Supreme Court today said while making it clear that its findings cannot be questioned or challenged in a court of law. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that courts can […]

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AI not exempt from giving identity of free ticket holders: HC

Air India is not exempted under the RTI Act from disclosing the identity of persons to whom complimentary tickets are issued, the Delhi High Court has held. Upholding a single judge’s November 28, 2011 order, a bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed an appeal filed by AI […]

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HC notice on St. Stephens principal’s appointment

A single judge order that upheld the appointment of Valson Thampu as the principal of St. Stephens college has been challenged in the the Delhi High Court. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Delhi University and St. Stephens College on the issue of appointment of Valson Thampu.  A division bench of Acting […]

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