Contempt case: SC rejects submission of Prashant Bhushan for hearing on sentence by another bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the submission of activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the arguments on quantum of sentence in the contempt proceedings in which he has been held guilty be heard by another top court bench. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra gave assurance to Bhushan that no punishment will be acted upon […]

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Voice of dissent in a democracy cannot be shut down: SC

Voice of dissent in a democracy cannot be shut down , the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it questioned Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi on the reasons for initiating disqualification proceedings against 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. The top court’s observation came when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing […]

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Bhima Koregaon: SC sets aside Delhi HC order on Navlakha, says it has no jurisdiction

The Supreme Court Monday sets aside the Delhi High Court order asking the NIA to produce the judicial records with regard to transfer of civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case saying it is the courts at Bombay alone having the jurisdiction, which can entertain the […]

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SC-appointed receiver seeks additional funds from Centre as Amrapali projects face financial hurdles

With Amrapali projects facing financing hurdles, the Supreme Court-appointed receiver on Friday sought additional funds from the Centre to allow NBCC to complete the construction. The Justice Arun Mishra-led bench of SC pushed Centre to release additional funds to the tune of Rs 500 crore. The government has assured the court that finance ministry will […]

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Nirbhaya Case: Plea of convict Mukesh Singh seeking restoration of legal remedies rejected by SC.

The Supreme Court Monday rejected the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, seeking restoration of all his legal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah held Singh’s plea as not maintainable saying […]

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Uphaar tragedy: SC dismisses curative plea by victims; no further jail term for Ansal brothers.

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition filed by an association of the victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case, sparing the Ansal brothers further jail term. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde, and justices N V Ramana and Arun Mishra considered the curative plea by the Association […]

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Supreme Court refuses to accept Vodafone’s proposal to pay Rs 2,500 cr by today.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to accept telecom firm Vodafone’s proposal to pay Rs 2,500 crore by today and Rs 1,000 crore by Friday against adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues and that no coercive action be taken against it. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to accept the proposal given by senior […]

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Live streaming of court proceedings: Matter to be dealt with by CJI on administrative side

The Supreme Court Tuesday said the issue related to implementation of its 2018 verdict allowing live streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance would be dealt with by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) on the administrative side. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would not pass any […]

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SC partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allows it from 6 am to 6 pm

The Supreme Court Monday allowed construction activity in the Delhi-NCR region between 6 am and 6 pm, partially lifting its complete ban on it. The apex court perused the report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which said that construction activities should not be allowed between 6 pm to 6 am. A bench, […]

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