SC says Courts must pass reasoned orders to enable parties understand why they lost or won cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that courts need to pass a reasoned order in every case which would enable the parties involved in the litigation to understand as to “why one party has won and other has lost”. The top court remanded back to the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Indore, a matter related […]

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Seeking bank employees’ personal info exempted under RTI: SC

The Supreme Court has held that seeking information about individual bank employees which were personal in nature and devoid of any public interest, was exempted under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The court made the observation while allowing an appeal filed by Canara Bank challenging an order of the Kerala High Court directing it […]

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Eviction cases be given priority by courts: SC

Eviction matters should be given priority by courts at all stages of litigation, especially in cases where the landlord has sought eviction for his bonafide needs, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court observed that the object of the rent law was to ensure speedy disposal of eviction cases between the landlord and the […]

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‘Star campaigner’s air travel expense outside constituency not

Expenses incurred by a “star campaigner” on travelling by air outside his constituency cannot be computed as his personal election expenditure as a candidate, the Supreme Court has said. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar ordered deletion of a paragraph, regarding expenses, in an election plea filed against an MLA in Madhya Pradesh on […]

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Competent lawyers should be appointed to represent govt: SC

The State should appoint only competent lawyers possessing integrity to represent it or else there is a strong possibility of “miscarriage of justice”, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court though acknowledged the right of states to choose counsel of its choice like any other litigants. A bench of justices Vikramjit Sen and A […]

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SC to hear CBSE plea for more time to re-conduct AIPMT-2015

CBSE today told the Supreme Court it will be “impossible” for it to re-conduct in four weeks the scrapped All India Pre Medical Test-2015 exam as directed by the apex court. A bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre decided to take up a petition of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) […]

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CBI Director dragged into another controversy in SC on 2G scam

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha was today at the centre of a controversy with an NGO telling the Supreme Court that entry register of his residence portrays a “very disturbing” and “explosive material” coming in the way of administration of justice in 2G spectrum allocation scam.The issue was raised by the NGO, Centre for Public Interest […]

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