SC sets aside notification for common medical test

The Supreme Court Thursday set aside a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification mandating a common National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions. In a majority judgment, Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice Vikramajit Sen said: “We also have no hesitation in holding […]

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SC upholds law on reformist treatment to delinquent minors

The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Juvenile Justice Act providing for a special reformist approach towards a minor irrespective of the nature of crime committed by him or her, saying that the law aimed to save children in conflict with law from becoming hardened criminals. “The essence of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of […]

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SC urged to direct re-evaluation of CIL’s worth

A PIL Monday urged the Supreme Court to order re-evaluation of Coal India Ltd’s worth and sought the cancellation of its shares issued through an IPO in October 2010 on account of their “gross undervaluation” which caused a Rs.175,000 crore loss to public exchequer. The PIL petitioner, Ehsan Khalid, told the court that though the […]

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SC tells petitioners to move high court on CAG appointment

The Supreme Court Monday asked the former chief election commissioner N. Gopalaswami to move the Delhi High Court as it declined to entertain his petition challenging the appointment of former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the CAG of India. “Go to high court,” said the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir […]

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SC issues notice on PIL seeking end to diesel subsidy

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking an end to the subsidy on diesel and enforcement of Euro-V emission norms for all vehicles running on diesel. A bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice Fakir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Justice Vikramajit Sen issued notice on the plea seeking […]

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SC to hear P J Thomas’ plea after vacation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear after summer vacation the plea of retired IAS officer P J Thomas seeking quashing of a 22-year-old pending corruption case against him due to which his appointment as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) was held illegal. “For the last 22 years, I (Thomas) am suffering,” Thomas’ […]

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UP seeks SC nod for beautification of Taj Mahal

A notice to the Centre and Archaeological Survey of India has issued by the Supreme Court of India seeking their responses to Uttar Pradesh government’s plea for its permission for beautification of areas near the Taj Mahal. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also sought a response from central pollution control board on the state […]

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SC refuses to issue contempt notice on delay in FIR

Initiate contempt action has been declined by the Supreme court which was against Delhi Police for alleged delay in lodging FIR for missing child in the case of rape of a five-year-old girl but took serious exception that money was offered to the family members to keep quiet. The court was not impressed with the submission […]

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SC to Censor: Review classification of ‘Sadda Haq’

New Delhi, Apr 26: The Supreme Court today asked the Censor Board to consider whether the “U” certificate granted to Punjabi film “Sadda Haq” that allegedly glorifies extremism era can be changed to “A” following recommendation of a court appointed panel which did not favour suspending its screening. After perusing the report of the four-member […]

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NIA to probe Italian marines’ case, trial on daily basis: SC

NIA has been allowed by the by the Supreme court of India here in Delhi to probe the case against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen and asked the special court to conduct the trial on a day-to-day basis after the charge sheet is filed. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir […]

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