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On Hathras incident SC directs UP govt to inform on steps to protect witnesses

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Terming as “horrible” the Hathras incident, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to inform it by October 8 about the steps taken to protect witnesses in the case in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died due to injuries. The apex court directed the Yogi Adityanath government to file […]

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SC declines permission to carry out Muharram procession across country

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The Supreme Court Thursday declined permission for carrying out Muharram procession across the country and asked Lucknow-based petitioner to move before the Allahabad High Court with his plea. The apex court said how can it pass a general order for the whole country. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S […]

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Dubey encounter : SC dismisses plea against Justice (retd) B S Chauhan led panel

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The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea questioning the setting up of a three-member judicial commission, headed by former apex court judge Justice B S Chauhan, to inquire into the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that there were enough safeguards to ensure fair inquiry […]

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Supreme Court agrees to hear former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar’s plea against HC order declaring his election as void

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict holding as “void” his election to the legislative assembly in 2015 polls for furnishing false information of his educational qualification in the nomination papers. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued […]

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Vikas Dubey encounter: SC asks UP to consider having ex-judge of top court in inquiry committee

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to consider adding a former apex court judge and a retired police officer in the inquiry committee which is probing the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey. The top court also said it was “appalled” that the gangster got bail despite so many cases against him. A […]

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SC issues notice to Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna on plea challenging his Lok Sabha election.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, on a plea challenging his election in 2019 from from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency as a joint candidate of JDS and Congress. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna […]

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Coronavirus : Plea in SC for uninterrupted food supply in zoos amid lockdown

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would hear on April 13 a PIL seeking uninterrupted food supply and medical treatment for wildlife in zoos across the country amid coronavirus pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao asked the petitioner in-person Sangeeta Dogra, to amend her petition including prayer […]

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COVID-19 pandemic: SC takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowding of prisons.

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The Supreme Court on Monday took suo moto cognisance of overcrowding and infrastructure of prisons across the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and L N Rao issued a notice to the Director General, Prison, and chief secretary of all states and union territories seeking […]

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Delhi violence : SC to hear on Mar 4 plea for lodging FIRs over hate speeches.

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The Supreme court on Monday decided to hear on March 4 a plea seeking registration of FIRs against politicians for hate speeches which allegedly led to violence in the national capital. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to hear the plea filed by riots victims. The petition was mentioned for urgent […]

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SC asks estranged wife of industrialist Jaidev Shroff to look for house of her choice on rent in Mumbai.

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 The Supreme Court Wednesday asked Poonam Jaidev Shroff, socialite estranged wife of industrialist Jaidev Shroff, to search for a house of her “choice” in Mumbai in a week’s time or it will direct the Bombay High Court registry to do the needful which will be binding on her. The top court, which had earlier asked […]

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SC to consider hearing plea against bail granted to Chinmayanand.

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The Supreme Court Thursday said it would consider hearing next week a plea against the bail granted to former BJP lawmaker Swami Chinmayanand by the Allahabad High Court in a rape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was told by senior advocate Colin Gonsalves that the plea challenged the Allahabad HC […]

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SC : Can transport minister come to explain govt proposal for introducing EVs.

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The Supreme Court Wednesday expressed desire to interact with the Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on the proposal for gradual conversion of all public transport and government vehicles into electric vehicles (EVs) to curb air pollution. The apex court, however, did not seek presence of the minister after Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni raised […]

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Uphaar tragedy: SC dismisses curative plea by victims; no further jail term for Ansal brothers.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition filed by an association of the victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, sparing the Ansal brothers further jail term. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and justices N V Ramana and Arun Mishra considered the curative plea by the Association […]

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SC refuses to entertain plea on Gargi College incident.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at the all-woman Gargi College here last week. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde asked lawyer M L Sharma, who mentioned the matter seeking urgent hearing, to move […]

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Sabarimala case: SC holds it c.an refer questions of law to larger bench

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The Supreme Court on Monday held that its five-judge bench can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its limited power under review jurisdiction in the Sabarimala case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde framed seven questions to be heard by a nine-judge Constitutional bench on issues relating to […]

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SC seeks Rajasthan govt’s response on plea for probe into death of over 100 infants at Kota hospital.

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Rajasthan government on a plea seeking probe into the death of over 100 infants at a hospital in Kota recently. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued a notice to the state government on a plea […]

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SC begins hearing to decide if it can refer question of law to larger bench in review jurisdiction.

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A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court Thursday began deliberations on the legal issue of whether the top court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its review jurisdiction. This question arose during the hearing in the Sabarimala case which relates to religious discrimination against women at religious places. A […]

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SC issues notice to UP govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL filed by Allahabad Heritage Society challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice to the state. The Centre had on January 1 last year […]

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SC seeks response of Centre, EC in 2 weeks on plea seeking stay on electoral bond scheme.

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties. The top court, however, refused to grant an interim stay on the electoral bond scheme. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B […]

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on PIL for converting public transport and Govt vehicles into electric ones.

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The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of its policy on gradually converting all public transport and government vehicles to electric vehicles to curb air pollution and carbon emission. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the plea filed by NGO Centre […]

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Nusli Wadia withdraws defamation cases including 3,000 cr damage suit against Ratan Tata and others.

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Bombay Dyeing Chairman Nusli Wadia on Monday withdrew all defamation cases including the Rs 3,000 crore suit for damages against Tata group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and others. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde allowed Wadia to withdraw the petition in the apex court after the court recorded that Tata and others […]

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Supreme Court asks senior lawyers to deicide for deliberation issues related to discrimination against women.

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The Supreme Court Monday asked four senior lawyers to convene a meeting on January 17 to decide on the issues to be deliberated by it in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at religious places including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. The top court however made it clear at the outset that […]

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CJI headed 9-judge SC bench to hear issue of women’s entry in Sabarimala temple

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday formed a nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde to hear from January 13 the issue of allowing women and girls of all ages to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, along with the other contentious issues of alleged discrimination against Muslim and Parsi women. The other judges on […]

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Supreme Court to hear on Dec 18 plea of Congress, ex-Tripura Maharaja challenging Citizenship Act.

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The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear on December 18 pleas of the Congress and former Maharaja of Tripura Pradyot Kishor Deb Barman challenging constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will hear the pleas along with other pending matters coming […]

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