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Supreme Court Adjourns Contempt Case Against Kunal Kamra.

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The Supreme Court Friday observed that criticism of courts is “growing and everybody is now doing it” now, while giving three weeks to cartoonist Rachit Taneja to file her reply on the plea seeking contempt action for her alleged scandalous tweets against the judiciary. The top court also adjourned hearing for two weeks on separate […]

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SC reserves order on Vijay Mallya’s plea seeking review of 2017 order in contempt case

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The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea filed by businessman Vijay Mallya, who has sought review of its 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt of court for transferring USD 40 million to his children.   A bench comprising justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan reserved its order after hearing […]

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Palghar lynching : Supreme Court asks Maharashtra government to file status report on inquiry against policemen

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The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the inquiry and action taken against the errant police personnel in the alleged lynching of three people, including two seers, in Palghar district in April. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy asked the state government to also file […]

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Nirbhaya case: SC declines to entertain Mukesh’s plea claiming he wasn’t in Delhi at time of crime

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The Supreme Court Thursday refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, challenging the Delhi High Court order which rejected his claim that he was not in the city when at the time of crime on December 16, 2012. A bench […]

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Nirbhaya case : SC to hear at 12.45 pm convict’s plea against HC order rejecting juvenility claim

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The Supreme Court will hear at 12.45 pm on Monday the plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim that he was a juvenile when the crime was committed. Pawan Kumar Gupta’s plea will be heard by a bench of […]

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Nirbhaya case : Supreme Court to hear curative petitions of 2 death-row convicts on Jan 14

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A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear on January 14 curative petitions of two of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma (26) and Mukesh Kumar […]

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SC dismisses convict’s review plea in Nirbhaya case

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, seeking review of its 2017 judgement upholding his death penalty. A three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi said there are no ground to review the 2017 verdict and the contentions raised […]

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Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court refers to previous judgements on floor test

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While ordering floor test for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court Tuesday referred to its past decisions on Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand where it had ordered similar exercise in times of political crisis. The first decision it mentioned was upholding the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then Assembly […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to produce governor’s letters inviting BJP to form govt

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The Supreme Court on Sunday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the Governor recommending revocation of President’s Rule and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna also issued notices to the Centre and […]

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Supreme Court on Ayodhya case: Temple at disputed site and to allot alternative land for mosque.

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The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. In one of the most important and most anticipated judgements in India’s […]

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Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya land dispute case Friday

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday the issues relating to the Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. A notice in this regard was put up on the apex court website which said that the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S […]

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The Contentious Issue Is Relating To Ram’s Birth Place, That Is Not Negotiable”: CS Vaidyanathan

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At the outset of the Ayodhya hearing on Wednesday, it was contended that in view of Order VIII Rule 4 of the CPC, the instant dispute being in the nature of a representative suit, no part of the claim could be abandoned and no compromise could be effectively recorded unless the Court has given notice […]

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Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute : SC says aware of outcome of mediation on body politic of country

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The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was conscious of the gravity of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute and the outcome of mediation on the body politic of the country. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the case was not only about property but also about sentiment and faith. “It […]

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Ayodhya dispute: SC likely to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph would […]

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SC to check whether there should be total ban on firecrackers

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said it would examine whether there should be a total ban on use of firecrackers as it noted that air pollution reached hazardous proportions during Diwali. It said around 20-25 per cent of children in the city suffer from respiratory problems due to abnormally high levels of pollution during the […]

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1000 standard-floor cluster buses will be fitted with hydraulic lifts, says Delhi govt to SC

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New Delhi: The Delhi government today told the Supreme Court that it will install hydraulic lifts in 1,000 standard-floor buses to be procured under the cluster scheme on its own cost to make them accessible for differently-abled persons, especially those on wheel chair. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has […]

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SC slams govt over non-compliance of verdict on making public institutions disabled-friendly

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today slammed the Centre over non-compliance of its last year verdict of making public institutions disabled-friendly and said the government had to follow the law and order. The top court also expressed annoyance over the states not complying with its order and warned that respective chief secretaries will be called to explain […]

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SC lifts ban on rallies, dharnas at Jantar Mantar, Boat Club

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today lifted a blanket ban on rallies, dharnas or sit-ins at the Jantar Mantar and Boat Club areas, saying there could not be an “absolute” ban on protests in such localities. The top court also asked the Centre to frame guidelines within two months for according sanctions to such events. A […]

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SC dismisses CBI probe into WB BJP workers death

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls. A vacation bench of Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan asked the petitioners to approach the Calcutta High Court for the relief. Advocate […]

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SC seeks reply from UP govt in Convict’s appeal against death penalty

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s response on a plea by a death-row convict challenging the Allahabad High Court’s judgement upholding the capital punishment awarded to him for burning alive his son and two brothers. A vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the […]

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Government not debarred from reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees: Supreme Court

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In a major relief to the Centre, the Supreme Court today allowed it to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC and ST category in “accordance with law”. The top court took into account the Centre’s submissions that entire process of promotion has come to a “standstill” due to the […]

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Kamala Mills owner says it’s illegal detention in Supreme Court.

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The owner of Mumbai’s Kamala Mills today moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in connection with a fire that claimed 14 lives in December last year. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Ravi Bhandari to serve a copy of his petition to the Maharashtra government. The top court listed […]

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Supreme Court rejects GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking protection from arrest

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The Supreme Court today dismissed former GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal and for an independent probe into the alleged killings of Gorkhaland supporters in the state. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan rejected the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s plea […]

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Ayodhya: Supreme Court asks parties to file English translation of documents

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 The Supreme Court today asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended […]

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