Supreme Court Acquits Two Men Sentenced To Death By Chhattisgarh High Court

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“It is difficult to draw an inference that the appellants had committed the crime.” In yet another judgment delivered on Tuesday, the Supreme Court acquitted two men whose death sentence was confirmed by the Chhattisgarh High Court. The bench comprising Justice AK Sikri, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice MR Shah, acquitted Digamber Vaishnav and Girdhari… Read more »

SC approves Centre’s draft witness protection scheme

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NEW DELHI: The draft witness protection scheme of the Central government was on Wednesday approved by the Supreme Court and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme… Read more »

Quota for disabled can’t be confined, can be for promotion: SC

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The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons cannot be restricted to entry level of government jobs and should be applied for considering promotions to Group A and Group B officers category. “Why confined it to entry level? They are disabled means disabled. We seriously feel they should be given… Read more »

What they said: SC refuses NJAC petitions but leaves door ajar

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The Supreme Court bench of justices Anil Dave, Chelameshwar and AK Sikri has declined to entertain the five writ petitions against the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill. What they said Fali Nariman eloquently argued why it is not a premature matter. He said he is all for the NJAC but not in its present… Read more »

Difficult to find suitable persons to man tribunals: SC

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The setting up of tribunals have come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Thursday cast doubts as to whether they have achieved the desired objectives or not as competent persons are averse to presiding over them and keen ones are not suitable for such assignments. “Many retired judges who are fit to… Read more »

Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate and decide: Centre

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The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court. Appearing before a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha, Attorney… Read more »

Panel wants 64 schools to refund excess fee

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Sixty-four private city schools have illegally collected higher fee from students since September 2008, a committee has informed the Delhi high court while recommending a refund of the money with 9 percent per annum interest. The 600-page interim report of Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee, which randomly examined the accounts of 200 schools, was opened… Read more »