Supreme Court sets up panel to look into allegations of conspiracy framing CJI

 The Supreme Court Thursday constituted a one-man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to hold inquiry into the allegations of larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi and fixing of benches in the top court. The apex court asked the Directors of CBI and IB as also the […]

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SC reserves order on spot-fixing probe panel

The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its order on setting up a panel to probe allegations of spot-fixing and betting against some of the cricketers playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) and inaction by BCCI president N. Srinivasan. A bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla reserved the order after it was […]

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Prior sanction needed for action against officials? SC reserves verdict

The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on the validity of a legal provision that mandates the CBI to seek the government’s prior sanction before proceeding against an officer of the rank of joint secretary or above on charges of corruption. However, the six-bench constitution bench said that if it had to invalidate section 6A of […]

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Indian courts settle over 35 lakh cases in a single day

A National Lok Adalat, held simultaneously in the Supreme Court and courts across the country, Saturday settled over 35 lakh of the 39 lakh pending cases concerning accident claims, matrimonial disputes, dud cheques and traffic fines, among others. The mammoth exercise was undertaken in the day-long Adalat, inaugurated by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, to deal […]

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SC seeks states’ response on trials of influential people

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the states to respond to a plea seeking fast track investigation and trial in cases involving influential people, including politicians, which otherwise keep on dragging for decades. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice V. Gopala Gowda issued notice on the plea by Virendra Kumar Ohri, who […]

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SC declines plea for CBI probe into Asaram case

The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a petition that sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged rape of a minor by Asaram Bapu in Rajasthan. Asking petitioner and Chennai-based lawyer D. Irudayanathan to approach the Rajasthan High Court, the apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar allowed him to […]

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SC issues notice over enforcing Disaster Management Act

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government, disaster relief agencies, the meteorological department and some states on a PIL seeking implementation of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, in “letter and spirit”. The states that have been issued notice include Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and […]

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Natural resources are also for future generations: SC

The Supreme Court Wednesday said the right to life belongs not only to the present generation but also the future generations when it comes to the exploitation of natural resources. “It is not just right to life of present generation but also of the future generations,” said the apex court green bench of Justice A.K. […]

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SC to examine if right to vote distinct from right to contest

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would examine if right to vote was distinct from right to contest an election. The court also issued notice on the central government’s plea seeking the recall of its verdict holding that jail birds could not contest elections as they lost their right to vote during incarceration. While issuing […]

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SC rejects plea against unseating convicted lawmakers

The Supreme Court Wednesday threw out the central government’s plea to recall its order that held as void a provision of the Representation of the People Act that shielded elected representatives from being unseated after being convicted for criminal offences. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya told Additional Solicitor […]

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