Uttarakhand HC dismisses plea seeking ban on Kedarnath for hurting religious sentiments

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UTTARAKHAND: The Uttarakhand High Court Thursday dismissed a PIL filed against Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kedarnathfor allegedly hurting religious sentiments and ‘lowering the dignity’ of the eponymous deity. The Uttarakhand government has now decided not to impose any prohibition on the screening of the film. Set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, the… Read more »

CBI top 2 were fighting like cats we watched with amazement: Centre defends tells SC

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NEW DELHI: The central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the top two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana  were fighting like cats, and was becoming critical and matter of public debate asserting it was forced to strip CBI director Alok Verma on leave. “Slamming both Verma and special CBI director… Read more »

AgustaWestland Scam: ‘Middleman’ Christian Michel to be produced before CBI court

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NEW DELHI: Fourteen days after the Supreme Court of Dubai passed an order to extradite AgustaWestland the UAE has extradited Christian Michel to India the alleged middleman in the multimillion-dollar AgustaWestland helicopter deal. The 54-year-old is wanted in the Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, which involves the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters for use by the President, Prime… Read more »

SC approves Centre’s draft witness protection scheme

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NEW DELHI: The draft witness protection scheme of the Central government was on Wednesday approved by the Supreme Court and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme… Read more »

Petition in HC challenging Maharastra govt’s Maratha quota move

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MUMBAI: A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking to strike down the reservation to Marathas as it is unconstitutional. According to the petitioner, advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte, the 16 per cent quotas for the Marathas recently announced by the state government was violative of the Constitution. On Nov 29, the Maharashtra legislature passed… Read more »

Supreme Court takes up plea for SIT probe on encounter killings in Gujrat

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on December 3 gave the Gujarat government a week to file an affidavit giving reasons why an apex court-appointed committee’s report on 22 ‘fake’ police encounters between 2002 and 2006 on which a report has been filed by an apex court appointed committee. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI)  Ranjan Gogoi… Read more »

SC wasn’t going in right direction under CJI Dipak Misra says Justice Kurien Joseph

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NEW DELHI: Justice Kurian Joseph,  said that the Apex Court was not functioning in the right direction under Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra who was being controlled from outside and was allocating cases to judges with political bias. It had become a question of the independence of the judiciary, protection of democracy and the institution of the Supreme Court,… Read more »

SC defers Zakia Jafri’s plea plea challenging clean chit to PM Modi in Gujarat riots till January

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2002 Gujarat riots till January third week.  Zakia Jafri is the widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri  who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots in… Read more »