Supreme Court declares National Tax Tribunal law as unconstitutional

The Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional the National Tax Tribunal Act under which a tribunal was set up to decide tax-related cases by taking away jurisdiction of high courts in such matters. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said that the Act passed by Parliament in 2005 is “unconstitutional” […]

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CBI won’t file any coal scam chargesheet: SC

The Supreme Court Friday restrained the CBI from filing any chargesheet or closure report in coal scam cases till it decides whether the investigating agency deputed director Ranjit Sinha to deal with the probe and prosecution for coal block allocation scam. The apex court bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur and […]

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SC allows ailing Italian Marine to go home

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala coast, to return home for medical treatment for four months. But SC made the relief conditional on the accused and the Italian government giving a clear undertaking on dates of departure and return. “Undertaking should be […]

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Coal scam: SC refuses to hear pleas of companies

A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha turned down the pleas of power generating companies that they should be re-heard in case the Apex Court decides to cancel the allotments. The bench has already reserved its order on the fate of 218 coal blocks allocations which were declared by it as illegal and […]

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Coalgate: SC refuses to hear plea of power producers seeking re-hearing

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give any further hearing on the pleas of companies which were allocated coal blocks by the government by a process that the court has deemed illegal. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha turned down the pleas of power generating companies that they should be re-heard […]

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SC reserves order to decide fate of 218 coal blocks

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order to decide the fate of 218 coal block allocations held as illegal by it with the Centre advocating their cancellation while allocatees blamed the government for irregularities and demanded setting up of a committee to go into each of the allocation. The Coal Producers Association, Sponge Iron […]

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Respond to Italian marine’s plea : SC

The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to respond to Italian marine Massimiliano Latorry’s plea seeking to go back to his country for two months following brain stroke suffered by him recently. The apex court bench headed by , while asking the central government to respond, set the next date of hearing Sep 12. […]

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Release undertrial prisoners in jail for half their likely term: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said those undertrial prisoners, who have already spent in jail half the period of the sentence they would have got if convicted for the offences they have been charged with, would now be released. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said judicial […]

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Hold states’ meet on undertrial prisoners:SC toCentre

Terming as “serious” the issue of undertrials languishing in jails, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre to convene a meeting of home secretaries of all the states to find a solution to the problem. “This is a very serious matter. There are over 31,000 Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) undertrial prisoners. This […]

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Criminalisation of politics is anathema to democracy

Criminalisation of politics creates a dent in the marrows of the nation which must be curbed, the Supreme Court today said while asking the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers not to induct tainted people in their ministry. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha, said criminalisation of politics is an “anathema” […]

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