SC to hear Rohingya refugees’ plea on October 13

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The Supreme Court today decided to hear on October 13 the petition filed by Rohingya Muslims challenging the government’s stand to deport them back to Myanmar. The apex court said it will hear the arguments only on the points of law and asked the parties to desist from advancing emotional arguments as the matter concerned… Read more »

1984 riots: SC appoints panel to scrutinise 241 cases

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The Supreme Court today appointed a supervisory body comprising two former-apex court judges to examine the SIT’s decision to close 241 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots matter. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also asked the body to scrutinise the SIT’s justification in closing the riots- related cases and directed it to submit… Read more »

SC makes all preparations to go paperless

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In a bid to make the Supreme Court paperless, the apex court has made all the preparations to implement an ambitious project. According to the apex court registry, the project would be implemented gradually and at the first instance, only fresh matters listed in first five courts would be accessed by the judges digitally on… Read more »

Deposit interest or property may by attached: SC warns Unitech

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The Supreme Court today directed real estate firm Unitech to deposit 14 per cent interest on Rs 16.55 crore invested by 39 home buyers at its project in Gurugram by May 8. The apex court also warned that failure to meet the deadline could invite attaching the realtor’s property. It refused to grant more time… Read more »

Larger SC bench to examine if an expelled MP is bound by whip

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the issue whether a lawmaker is bound by the party whip even after his or her expulsion. The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Rajya Sabha MP and expelled Samajwadi Party member Amar Singh, who has sought to declare that the provisions of the… Read more »

SC mulls expansion of its creche facility

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The Supreme Court today said the creche service in apex court was inadequate and asked the registry to see whether there was any prospect for expanding its service within the available infrastructure. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and M M Shantanagaudar said the registry should look all the prospect for making the service better…. Read more »

SC denies permission to woman to terminate 27-week foetus

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The Supreme Court today refused permission to a woman to abort her 27-week-old foetus showing signs of severe physical abnormalities. A bench of Justices S A Bobdey and L Nageshwara Rao referred to the report of the medical board, which has examined the woman, and said that as per the opinion of the doctors the… Read more »

We don’t allow people to file motivated petitions: SC

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The Supreme Court today said it does not allow litigants to “raise motivated petitions” and dismissed a plea seeking action against a firm for allegedly not paying the minimum prescribed wages to the labourers. “You (petitioner) want us to take action only against this company… You can do great service to the country by raising… Read more »