SC makes all preparations to go paperless

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 […]

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Deposit interest or property may by attached: SC warns Unitech

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Imposing only fine on woman convict in serious case unfair: SC

The Supreme Court has held that imposing only a fine in serious offences, which entail award of jail terms and fine both, on women convicts would lead to “unfair” and “unjust” consequences. Observing this, the apex court set aside the Himachal Pradesh High Court verdict imposing only a fine on a woman, who was convicted […]

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SC mulls expansion of its creche facility

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. […]

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SC denies permission to woman to terminate 27-week foetus

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 […]

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

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 […]

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SC bench to verify how Mallya’s case came up before it

Mallya had no role in daily affairs of KFA: HC told

The hearing on allegations by banks that beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya had allegedly transferred USD 40 million to his children violating court orders, could not take place in the Supreme Court today as it came up before a different bench. The bench said it would verify how the case filed against Mallya by a consortium […]

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SC to hear plea to allow 3 BCCI representatives in ICC meet

The Supreme Court would today hear a plea seeking that three persons, authorised by it, be allowed to take part in the crucial ICC meeting commencing from February 2. The apex court had authorised three persons, Vikram Limaye, Amitabh Chaudhury and Anirudh Chaudhury, to represent BCCI in the meeting. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for […]

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Use of unparliamentary word, ‘lowest point:’ SC

The Supreme Court today termed as “lowest point in the history” of the apex court last week’s incident in which a senior advocate had used an unparliamentary word while assailing the verdict in the BCCI matter. “I am sorry but this reflected the lowest point in the history of modern Supreme Court. I am pained,” […]

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