SC to take up Amit Shah’s plea Monday

The Supreme Court will on Monday hear BJP leader Amit Shah’s plea seeking modification of its order asking him to report to the CBI office every alternate Saturday after he was allowed to enter Gujarat following the trial in Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged shooting case being shifted to Mumbai. As senior counsel M.N.Krishnamani pointed to the […]

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Judge who upheld Kasab’s hanging demits office

Justice Aftab Alam, the judge who was part of the Supreme Court bench which upheld the death sentence of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, demitted office today. Justice Alam also headed the bench which delivered the recent verdict dismissing Swiss pharma major Novartis AG’s plea seeking a patent for […]

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Ex Setalvad aide seeks recusal of SC judge from riots case

Seeking recusal of Justice Aftab Alam from the bench hearing a matter relating to alleged “fabricating” of evidence in a post-Godhra riots case in which both of them are accused an estranged former aide of social activist Teesta Setalvad moved the Supreme Court . Rais Khan Pathan, who was an accused of fabricating evidence along with the […]

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Riot victims’ rehabilitation national duty: SC

The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the rehabilitation of riot victims was a national responsibility and could not just be construed within legal and moral parameters. Rehabilitating the riot victims was a “national liability and you have to be responsible not just legally or morally but in all dimensions of the word”, said an apex […]

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Patents law provisions conflicting, Novartis tells SC

Swiss pharma company Novartis Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there cannot be conflicting provisions in a patents statute where one provision recognises innovation in drug development and another knocks it down. Novartis told an apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai that once the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) […]

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Jagan facing charges in three cases, CBI tells SC

The CBI, opposing bail plea of jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, told the Supreme Court Friday that the charge sheets filed against him were related to three different cases which are still being investigated. The Central Bureau of Investigation told this to the apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice […]

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SC slams Karnataka on iron ore mining, orders CBI probe

In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for overlooking the illegal mining, transport and export of iron ore, the Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI probe into the illegal extraction and export of 50.7 lakh tonnes of iron ore from the state’s forest areas from January 2009 to May 2010. “Can there be any doubt […]

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SC reserves verdict on Amit Shah’s bail in Sohrabuddin case

The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to former Gujarat minister Amit Shah by the state high court and the transfer of trial in the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged-shootout case outside Gujarat to Mumbai. However, the apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana […]

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Karnataka: SC may allow some iron ore mining to resume

The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it may permit resumption of iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka’s Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts, provided they complied with all statutory forest and environmental clearances. “The statutory compliance must be there. There can be no compromise on the statutory clearance and the undertaking by […]

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CBI to File Charge Sheet in Prajapati Case Few Days

The CBI told the Supreme Court Tuesday it will file a charge sheet in the Tulsiram Prajapati staged shootout case in a couple of days. Senior CBI counsel Vivek Tankha told this to the apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai in the course of the hearing of the agency’s […]

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