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Rafale deal: Supreme Court clean chit to Modi govt for second time

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The Supreme Court Thursday gave clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation, rejecting the plea for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged commission of cognisable offence in the deal. The apex court in two separate but concurring verdicts […]

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Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court does not support claims on inability to access court there : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Friday said it has received a report from the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and claims that people are unable to access the court there are not supported. Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, representing child right activists Inakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha who have alleged detention of children in […]

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Supreme Court notice to Centre and J&K on plea for producing Farooq Abdullah

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 The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly under detention following the scrapping of the state’s special status. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and […]

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Ayodhya: Supreme Court notices to 2 for threatening senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from two persons for allegedly threatening senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for taking up the case on behalf of the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute matter. “Notice,” said the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the […]

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Supreme Court refuses to direct UP police to further probe Hapur lynching case

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to direct the Uttar Pradesh Police to conduct further probe in the 2018 Hapur lynching case. A vacation bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Aniruddha Bose said the trial court would decide the plea for seeking further direction to the state police to file supplementary charge sheet after conducting […]

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Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute case Friday

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday the issues relating to the Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. A notice in this regard was put up on the apex court website which said that the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S […]

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Cancellation of nomination: Supreme Court dismisses plea of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

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The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the plea of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, challenging the Election Commission’s decision to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “we do not find any grounds to entertain the plea of Yadav”. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for […]

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC dismisses pleas opposing TN’s move to release convicts

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The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed pleas of families of those killed along with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, objecting to the Tamil Nadu government’s 2014 decision to release seven convicts in the case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “All aspects were covered in the earlier constitution bench verdict in […]

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Plea in Supreme Court seeks direction to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting LS polls

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A petition was filed in the Supreme Court Thursday seeking direction to the Centre and the Election Commission to debar Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha election till the issue of his citizenship is decided. The Home Ministry recently served a notice to Gandhi asking him to clarify within a fortnight his […]

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SC stays inquiry commission proceedings into Jayalalithaa’s death at Apollo Hospitals

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The Supreme Court Friday stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai in 2016. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was hearing the appeal of Apollo Hospitals against the April 4 order of the Madras […]

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SC to hear I-T dept plea against quashing of black money case involving Chidambaram’s family

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The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear the Income Tax department’s appeal challenging the Madras High Court order which quashed criminal prosecution against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members under the black money law. The top court, however, refused to stay the order of the high court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

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Supreme Court to hear after 2 weeks a plea for proper probe in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

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The Supreme Court Monday said it would hear after two weeks the fresh plea alleging that CBI tried to “shield the real perpetrators” in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case by not conducting proper probe on “crucial leads” which are available on record. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said an advance notice has […]

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“You Will Never Let This Country Remain In Peace,” Says SC Rejects Plea For Worship At Ayodhya Site.

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“You will never let this country remain in peace,” the Supreme Court said Friday while dismissing a plea seeking permission to carry out religious activities in nine ancient temples situated on the undisputed acquired land adjacent to Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya. “There will always be something,” said a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Enron-Dabhol power project: Supreme Court closes case of alleged corruption

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The Supreme Court Thursday closed the case of alleged corruption involving politicians, bureaucrats and corporates in the Enron-Dabhol power project, taking note of the inordinate delay in the case that was filed in 1997. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna allowed the plea of Maharashtra government to […]

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Nobody for opaqueness, but judiciary can’t be destroyed in name of transparency: SC

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Nobody wants a “system of opaqueness” but in the name of transparency the judiciary cannot be destroyed, the Supreme Court said Thursday, while hearing the appeals of its registry against the Delhi High Court order that the CJI’s office falls under the ambit of RTI Act. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Supreme Court stays Delhi HC decision asking AJL to vacate National Herald House building

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The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order asking the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) to vacate the National Herald House building here. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to the Centre’s Land and Development Office (L&DO) on the plea of AJL, publisher of the National Herald. Earlier AJL […]

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Detention of foreigners: Supreme Court directs Assam chief secretary to appear before it on Apr 8

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The Supreme Court Monday voiced unhappiness over the inaction in a case relating to detention of foreigners in Assam and directed the state Chief Secretary to appear before it on April 8 A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi termed the affidavit filed by the Assam government as an “exercise in futility” and wanted […]

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Will Judicial Declaration Of A Person As A Foreigner Stand Superseded If His Name Is Included In NRC? SC Commences Hearing.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday was faced with the question whether judicial determination of a person being a foreigner would stand superseded if the name of the same person is included in the draft/final NRC. The question was being considered by a Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. […]

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Pressure cooker symbol : Supreme Court refuses to acknowledge TTV Dhinakaran outfit’s claim

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to acknowledge the claim of the TTV Dhinakaran-led outfit over ‘pressure cooker’ as common election symbol. The Supreme Court, however, directed the Election Commission (EC) to consider granting common free election symbol to the candidates of the Dhinakaran-led outfit for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly by-elections in Tamil […]

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Supreme Court asks Tamil Nadu government to ensure political parties do not disfigure public places

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The Supreme Court Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that public places, including hilly areas, are not defaced by slogans and advertisements by political parties. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta expressed dissatisfaction over the reply filed by the state government in the matter and said it has […]

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Plea Challenging Restitution Of Conjugal Rights says Women Treated As Chattel.

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The provisions dealing with restitution of conjugal rights in effect treat women as ‘chattel’, the petitioners argue. The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of centre to a plea challenging the power conferred by the Hindu Marriage Act on courts to direct the restitution of conjugal rights of an estranged couple. The petitioners also […]

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Supreme Court stays Meghalaya HC order convicting newspaper editor and publisher in contempt case

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The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Meghalaya High Court judgment convicting The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shoba Chaudhuri in a contempt case. The top court stayed the operation of the judgment by which the high court had also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh each on the editor and the publisher. […]

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Why No Mechanism To Monitor Assets Of MPs And MLAs : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to explain in two weeks why it has not set up a permanent mechanism to monitor the undue accretion of assets by elected representatives as directed by it last year. On Feb 16 last year, the apex court had said the undue accretion of assets by lawmakers […]

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The Contentious Issue Is Relating To Ram’s Birth Place, That Is Not Negotiable”: CS Vaidyanathan

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At the outset of the Ayodhya hearing on Wednesday, it was contended that in view of Order VIII Rule 4 of the CPC, the instant dispute being in the nature of a representative suit, no part of the claim could be abandoned and no compromise could be effectively recorded unless the Court has given notice […]

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