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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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People with non-judicial background can be CIC: SC

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In a significant ruling, Supreme Court Tuesday recalled its own ruling and held that people with non-judicial background could be appointed to crucial posts of Central Information Commissioners across the country. The apex court bench headed by Justice A.K. Patnaik, however, held that in cases involving substantial question of law, the CIC shall endeavour to […]

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SC to hear pleas against high court verdict on IPL probe panel

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The Supreme Court will Sep 11 hear cross-petitions by the BCCI and Cricket Association of Bihar challenging the Bombay High Court judgment holding that the panel that probed allegations of betting and spot fixing during the sixth version of IPL was not validly constituted. A bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, […]

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Kedarnath has become a ‘ghost town’, SC told

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As Supreme Court on Friday asked the NDMA to file a status report on the rescue and relief operation in flood-devastated Uttarakhand, it was told that pilgrimage centre of Kedarnath has become a “ghost town” with scores of bodies buried under the earth brought by rain and floods. A bench of Justice A.K.Patnaik and Justice […]

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SC seeks status report on states’ tiger conservation plans

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Making it clear that there would be no let up in efforts to save tigers, the Supreme Court Thursday asked the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to file a status report on the states that have submitted conservation plans for approval following a direction last year. “We have assumed jurisdiction on behalf of tigers as […]

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SC verdict to keep criminals out of power

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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court Wednesday declared unconstitutional the provision of the Representation of the People Act that allows elected representatives to continue as members of the elected bodies even after conviction in criminal cases. “If because of a disqualification a person cannot be chosen as a member of parliament or state legislature, […]

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SC dismisses PIL seeking curbs on sale of Ranbaxy drugs

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The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a petition for prohibiting Ranbaxy from producing and marketing its alleged “adulterated” medicines in the Indian market in the wake of reports of the pharma major having sold misbranded drugs in the US. A bench of Justice A.K.Patnaik and Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by advocate M.L. Sharma, asking him […]

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We treat minister and ordinary person alike: say SC judges

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On issues related to right to life and personal liberty, a minister and an ordinary person are treated alike in the Supreme Court, a bench of two judges said on Monday. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said “before the Supreme Court a minister and an ordinary person under […]

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SC to hear PIL for curbing official work on private internet providers

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The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to central government to prosecute the heads of the nine cyberspace giants for endangering the country’s sovereignty and security by sharing data on Indians with American intelligence agencies. A bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to hear the PIL next […]

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Help the flood hit: Supreme Court says

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The Supreme Court Thursday directed the central and Uttarakhand governments to provide immediate relief to those affected by the devastating floods in the state and make arrangements for the airlifting of the stranded people. While directing that relief must included food, drinking water, medicine and fuel, a bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ranjan […]

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SC to hear PIL for curbing official work on private internet providers

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The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to central government to prosecute the heads of the nine cyberspace giants for endangering the country’s sovereignty and security by sharing data on Indians with American intelligence agencies. A bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to hear the PIL next week after […]

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For conviction in dowry death, establish cruelty first: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has said that for seeking the conviction of a person accused of causing dowry death, the prosecution has to produce evidence that establishes that the demand for dowry was coupled with acts of harassment and cruelty. For the court to draw the presumption that the accused had caused the dowry death, the […]

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SC moved for review of verdict seeking judges on RTI panels

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The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking the review of its verdict directing amendment of the RTI Act for the appointment of judges, serving or retired, and people with judicial background on the central and state information panels. The government, in its review petition, contended that the court could not have directed it […]

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SC asks government to notify norms to regulate eco-tourism

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The Supreme Court Tuesday allowed the union government to issue “comprehensive guidelines” for conservation of tiger habitat coupled with regulated low-impact eco-tourism in national parks and sanctuaries. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Swatanter Kumar, while giving the government seven days to notify its eco-tourism guidelines, said: “We can neither validate […]

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SC nudges government over lax law officers

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The government law officers are “not appointed on the basis of their merit. They are appointed on some other consideration. There is also coalition politics in their appointment”, the Supreme Court said Monday. The court’s oral observation came while it expressed anguish over mistakes in drafting of petitions and poor knowledge of some government advocates. […]

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