SC directs Punjab to maintain status quo SYL canal

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New Delhi, In a setback to Punjab, the Supreme Court today directed maintenance of status quo on land meant for Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after Haryana alleged that attempts have been made to alter its use by levelling it. The apex court in its interim order also appointed Union Home Secretary and Punjab’s Chief Secretary […]

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Uphaar case: SC assures AVUT of early open court hearing

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court today assured the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) that it will accord an early open court hearing of its plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict by which real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal were required to serve two-year jail term if they failed to pay Rs […]

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SC nod to laws of Bihar, Orissa to confiscate assets of babus

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of two laws of Bihar and Odisha which allow confiscation of properties of the accused in corruption cases, including those occupying high public or political office, saying a “social calamity” like graft has become a “national economic terror”.A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and A R Dave […]

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CJI and CJs of HCs deliberate on critical problems of judiciary

Top judges from across the country led by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today began brainstorming to find solutions to critical problems like ensuring speedy trials to tackle over three crore pending cases and lack of infrastructure in courts. Besides the CJI, two senior-most apex courtand 24 Chief Justices of High Courts are […]

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Death can be awarded inspite of young age: Chhattisgarh to SC

Death sentences can be awarded inspite of the young age of a convict and there are several judgements to buttress it, Chhattisgarh government today told the Supreme Court. The submission was made before a three-judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave, which is hearing the review plea of condemned convict Sonu Sardar whose mercy […]

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Sahara’s fresh plea in SC for Subrato Roy’s release

Sahara Group on Friday came out another plea for the release of its jailed chief Subrato Roy before the Supreme Court which asked those involved in the negotiation processes for sale of its three offshore hotels to prove their bona fide in raising the money to get him out.Roy, who was sent to jail on […]

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SC nod to DLF for Rs 100 cr deposit towards Rs 630 cr fine

Real estate major DLF was today allowed to deposit Rs 100 crore towards Rs 630 crore fine slapped on it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for allegedly resorting to unfair business practices. A bench headed by Justice A R Dave allowed the request after DLF’s counsel said, “we will deposit Rs 100 crore […]

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Govt decision to junk German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

Government’s decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court today issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation. Agreeing to give an urgent hearing on the controversy, a bench headed by Justice A R Dave asked the government to […]

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SC extends stay on death sentence of Nithari killer Koli

The Supreme Court on Friday extended till October 29 the stay on execution of death sentence of Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli. A bench headed by justice H L Dattu posted the case for hearing on October 29, on Koli’s plea seeking review of apex court’s verdict upholding his conviction and death sentence in one […]

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SC refuses to stay execution of Koli’s death sentence

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the execution of death sentence awarded to Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli and dismissed his plea seeking review of its verdict by which it had upheld the sentence. “Application for stay of execution is rejected. There is a delay of 1153 days in filing the review petition […]

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