Supreme Court sets aside Bombay HC order asking MCI to conduct inspection in college

New Delhi:The Supreme Court today set aside a Bombay High Court order directing the Medical Council of India (MCI) to inspect a medical college, where “large-scale deficiencies” were found during an inspection last year, for granting renewal for admission in academic year 2018-2019. A bench comprising justices L Nageswara Rao and M M Shantanagoudar allowed […]

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Urban homeless: SC pulls up UP & WB, summons chief secretaries

The Supreme Court today pulled up governments of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for showing “lack of concern” over the issue of providing shelter to urban homeless in their states and asked their chief secretaries to appear before it. The top court, after going through the affidavit filed by Uttar Pradesh, observed it was quite […]

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SC says ‘sorry’ to litigant for 13-year delay in case

The Supreme Court has made a candid admission and said it was “sorry” for the delay of over a decade in commencement of criminal trial due to two conflicting orders passed by a high court judge in a single day in two different but related cases. The apex court said this had created a “legal […]

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SC to Hadiya: Wife is not a chattel, hubby can’t be guardian

A wife is not a chattel and the husband cannot be her guardian, the Supreme Court said today after interacting with a Kerala woman, alleged victim of love jihad. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud interacted with the 25-year old Hadiya for nearly half-an-hour and […]

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Will not modify Govt order banning pet coke, furnace oil: SC

The Supreme Court today refused to modify the Centre’s notification banning the use of furnace oil and pet coke in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and asked the NTPC, which was seeking relaxation till it switches over to alternative fuel, to approach the government. The top court said this while hearing a plea by National […]

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Abusing SC/ST person over phone in public place an offence: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that using castiest remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amount to criminal offence warranting a jail of a maximum five years. The apex court refused to stay the criminal proceedings and quash an FIR lodged against a person, who allegedly used […]

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High security number plates: SC seeks response from 5 states

The Supreme Court today sought response from five states on a contempt plea alleging non- compliance of the order related to ensuring high security registration plates (HSRP) for all vehicles. The apex court had in 2012 asked all the states and Union territories to ensure HSRP for all vehicles by June 15 that year or […]

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SC to hear Rohingya refugees’ plea on October 13

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 […]

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How did Par create an exception when consent age is 18 yrs: SC

The Supreme Court today posed a query to the Centre how Parliament could create an exception in the penal law declaring that intercourse or a sexual act by a man with his wife, aged between 15 and less than 18 years, is not rape, when the age of consent is 18. The apex court said […]

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1984 riots: SC appoints panel to scrutinise 241 cases

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 […]

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