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

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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

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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

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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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Supreme Court asks JP Morgan to apprise it on deposit Rs 140 crore Amrapali home buyers money.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed multi-national firm JP Morgan to deposit Rs 140 crore, which was Amrapali Group home buyers money and allegedly siphoned off in contravention to the norms as per the forensic auditors report and last year’s order in the case. The top court asked the company to apprise it by next […]

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Maradu flats: SC directs demolition to be completed in 138 days

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The Supreme Court on Friday directed that demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi’s Maradu be completed in 138 days, in accordance with the time schedule provided by the Kerala government. The apex court also directed payment of R 25 lakh as interim compensation by the state government to each flat owner […]

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Supreme Court disposes plea challenging Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI chief.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said no further interference is required as the relief has already been granted with the appointment of a full time […]

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Supreme Court expresses displeasure at non-appointment of regular CBI director

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The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre why it has not appointed a regular CBI director and said it was “averse” to the appointment of an interim chief for the agency for a long period. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha said the post of CBI director was sensitive and the government […]

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna sworn-in as SC judges

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number 1 of the apex court. The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31. […]

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SC asks for attachment of bank accounts, movable properties of Amrapali Group firms

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure on Amrapali Group of companies for playing “fraud” and “dirty games” with the court and ordered attachment of all bank accounts and movable properties of 40 firms of the real estate major. The apex court also directed Amrapali Group of companies, which are yet to hand over possession […]

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SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of CVC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) T M Bhasin. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said there were no grounds to quash the appointments of Chaudhary and Bhasin. The court was hearing a plea challenging the […]

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SC to medical college: Pay Rs 20L penalty to each of 19 students for denying admission

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Maharashtra-based medical college to pay Rs 20 lakh as penalty to each of the 19 meritorious students who were “illegally” and “wrongly” denied admission by it six years ago. The apex court asked the college to deposit the money in three months with the Pravesh Niyantran Samiti (PNS), […]

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Supreme Court seeks details from real estate major Amrapali Group on money collected and invested.

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In a bid to ascertain whether there was any “siphoning” of funds, the Supreme Court today asked real estate major Amrapali Group to provide details of the money it had collected from the homebuyers and how much it had invested in its housing projects. The Supreme Court also asked the group to apprise it on […]

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Our concern limited to protection of Mahakaleshwar’s ‘lingam’: Supreme Court

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It is not for a court to decide how worship is to be performed in a temple, the Supreme Court said today stressing that its concern was only about the protection of the ‘lingam’ at the ancient Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit […]

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Supreme Court questions maintainability of Subramanian Swamy’s plea in Sunanda case

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The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the […]

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BCI panel discusses SC crisis with Justice Arun Mishra

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A Bar Council of India panel today met Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra and discussed the crisis in the apex judiciary. Justice Mishra was assigned by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a PIL relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Four senior […]

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I was pressurised to withdraw Loya plea in SC : Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla

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A Congress leader, who filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of Special CBI judge B H Loya, today alleged he was pressurised by a senior advocate to withdraw his petition. Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla, who had filed the petition, said just before his plea was […]

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SC sets aside exoneration of ex-TN minister in DA case

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 In a setback to DMK veteran K N Nehru, the Supreme Court has paved the way for further investigation into the alleged disporportionate assets of his son and set aside his exoneration in the case. The apex court has set aside the order of the Madras High Court exonerating Nehru, a former transport minister, and […]

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Farmer on leased land after expiry period can’t be evicted: SC

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The Supreme Court has held that a farmer, who is in possession of leased land even after expiry of the lease period, cannot be evicted if the owner either acknowledges the tenancy or is accepting the rent. Referring to a provision of the Transfer of Property Act, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

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