AG informs SC as Centre withdraws social media hub policy

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New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court it will undertake a complete review of its social media policy and has withdrawn its notification proposing a social media hub, which some alleged could become a tool to monitor online activity of citizens. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of Attorney… Read more »

SC allows transgender, to amend plea, denied job as cabin crew in Air India

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed a transgender, who had undergone sex change in 2014, to amend her plea challenging Air India’s decision to deny her a job as a cabin crew to assail the grounds of conducting personality test for third gender candidates by the national carrier. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra… Read more »

SC refuses to stay new amended rules on health warning for tobacco products

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the operation of new amended rules of the Union Health Ministry directing the manufacturers to have graphic warning images on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products and helpline numbers for those who wanted to quit the habit. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices… Read more »

SC asks Parliament to consider enacting new law to deal with mob lynching

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to become a new norm. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also passed a slew of directions to provide “preventive, remedial and punitive measures”… Read more »

SC asks AG to assist on poor facilities in jails

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today took note of lack of facilities in jails, leading to delayed trials and prolonged incarceration of under-trial prisoners, in the country and sought assistance of the Attorney General in issuing directions to deal with the situation. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on its own, initiated the judicial… Read more »

SC: No outside players in TN Premier League cricket tournament

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said players registered with other cricket associations will not be allowed to take part in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) cricket tournament organised by the state cricket association. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, said TNPL matches will be held in accordance with the schedule as… Read more »

Supreme Court sets aside Himachal High Court order denying relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi

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The Supreme Court has set aside a high court order that had declined to interfere with a plea made by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking a stay on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found… Read more »