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Agreement between Karnataka and Kerala on opening border roads : Centre tells SC

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The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached between Karnataka and Kerala on lifting the blockade of border roads by the former and parameters for passage of patients for urgent medical treatment at the interstate border have been formulated. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices […]

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Supreme Court extends tenure of TDSAT chairperson and questions Centre over delay in appointment of members

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The Supreme Court Tuesday extended by three months the tenure of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) which is scheduled to end on April 20, and questioned the Centre on as to why the members of the tribunal have not been appointed since October 2019. A bench headed by Chief Justice S […]

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SC : Adoption is not valid Unless consent of Wife is obtained and Ceremony conducted.

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The Supreme Court has expounded that the consent of wife of the adopter and actual ceremony of adoption is essential for a valid adoption as per the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act. In a suit for partition, plaintiff’s contention was that she was adopted by the defendants. The Trial Court dismissed the suit on the […]

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Affidavit case: SC reserves verdict on plea of Devendra Fadnavis to review order asking him to face trial.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ plea seeking review of its 2019 judgement asking the BJP leader to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of pending criminal cases against him in his 2014 poll affidavit. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Fadnavis, told a bench […]

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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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Koregaon Bhima case: SC extends protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by 4 weeks

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 The Supreme Court Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautma Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case. However, a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta asked Navlakha to approach the concerned court to seek pre-arrest bail in the case. When the counsel, appearing for […]

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Supreme Court says Centre should frame guidelines to deal with social media misuse

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that technology has taken a “dangerous turn” and asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country. A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose expressed serious concern over some […]

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Anguished with way judiciary being treated: SC on lawyer’s claim of conspiracy against CJI

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The Supreme Court Thursday expressed anguish over the “systematic attack” on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are “playing with fire” and this must stop. The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame […]

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Enron-Dabhol power project: Supreme Court closes case of alleged corruption

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The Supreme Court Thursday closed the case of alleged corruption involving politicians, bureaucrats and corporates in the Enron-Dabhol power project, taking note of the inordinate delay in the case that was filed in 1997. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna allowed the plea of Maharashtra government to […]

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Nobody for opaqueness, but judiciary can’t be destroyed in name of transparency: SC

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Nobody wants a “system of opaqueness” but in the name of transparency the judiciary cannot be destroyed, the Supreme Court said Thursday, while hearing the appeals of its registry against the Delhi High Court order that the CJI’s office falls under the ambit of RTI Act. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Detention of foreigners: Supreme Court directs Assam chief secretary to appear before it on Apr 8

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The Supreme Court Monday voiced unhappiness over the inaction in a case relating to detention of foreigners in Assam and directed the state Chief Secretary to appear before it on April 8 A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi termed the affidavit filed by the Assam government as an “exercise in futility” and wanted […]

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Will Judicial Declaration Of A Person As A Foreigner Stand Superseded If His Name Is Included In NRC? SC Commences Hearing.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday was faced with the question whether judicial determination of a person being a foreigner would stand superseded if the name of the same person is included in the draft/final NRC. The question was being considered by a Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. […]

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Pressure cooker symbol : Supreme Court refuses to acknowledge TTV Dhinakaran outfit’s claim

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to acknowledge the claim of the TTV Dhinakaran-led outfit over ‘pressure cooker’ as common election symbol. The Supreme Court, however, directed the Election Commission (EC) to consider granting common free election symbol to the candidates of the Dhinakaran-led outfit for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly by-elections in Tamil […]

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Supreme Court asks Tamil Nadu government to ensure political parties do not disfigure public places

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The Supreme Court Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that public places, including hilly areas, are not defaced by slogans and advertisements by political parties. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta expressed dissatisfaction over the reply filed by the state government in the matter and said it has […]

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Plea Challenging Restitution Of Conjugal Rights says Women Treated As Chattel.

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The provisions dealing with restitution of conjugal rights in effect treat women as ‘chattel’, the petitioners argue. The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of centre to a plea challenging the power conferred by the Hindu Marriage Act on courts to direct the restitution of conjugal rights of an estranged couple. The petitioners also […]

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Supreme Court Curious About Fate Of Persons Whose Name Appears In Electoral Roll But Not In Final NRC .

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“The question that looms large and what the Court would like to be informed about is the precise relationship between the final N.R.C. which is due to be published on 31.7.2019 and the electoral rolls.” What would be fate of the persons whose names appear in the electoral roll but are not included in the […]

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Supreme Court raps CBI for transferring officer probing Bihar shelter home cases

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The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on CBI for transferring its former Joint Director A K Sharma, who was probing Bihar’s shelter home cases, out of the agency in violation of the court’s order and directed its then interim chief M Nageswara Rao to personally appear before it on February 12. A bench headed […]

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Contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari, for breaking lock of sealed house

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari before it on September 25 for allegedly breaking the lock of a house sealed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in Gokulpur. Terming the action of Tiwari “unfortunate”, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Abdul […]

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Bihar Shelter Home Rape Case: SC stays Patna HC order For a New probe team

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI special director to set up a fresh team for Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case. The Apex Court bench comprising Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta  said changing the CBI team at this stage will be detrimental to the ongoing investigation. The high court had on […]

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SC terms use of spikes, fireballs to drive away elephants as barbaric

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today termed the use of spikes and fireballs to drive away elephants as “barbaric”and said that states should be desisted from using any such methods. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta observed that states have to stop such practice after the apex court was told that these […]

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Delhi govt informs about timeline in SC for removing traffic bottlenecks

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New Delhi: The Delhi government today informed the Supreme Court about the timeline for removal of traffic bottlenecks at 77 “congested corridors” and said short term measures, like minor improvements in road geometrics to deal with the issue would take six to eight months. Elaborating the measures for removing these bottlenecks, the AAP government said these […]

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SC says No stopping sealing, demolition of unauthorised constructions in Delhi

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said there would be “no stopping of sealing or demolition” of unauthorised constructions in Delhi. The apex court’s direction came after the Centre told a bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that it had not given any instructions to authorities in Delhi to stop their sealing drive […]

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SC: LG or CM? Who is responsible for clearing mountains of garbage in Delhi

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi government to clarify by tomorrow who could be held responsible for clearing the “mountain loads of garbage” in the national capital — those reporting to LG Anil Baijal or to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The top court’s direction came days after its verdict on […]

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SC asks MCI for solution over fate of 150 medical students in MP college

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New Delhi:  After 150 medical students in Bhopal being left in the lurch after permission of a college for admission in the academic session 2017-18 was denied by the Medical Council of India (MCI), The Supreme Court has taken a serious note over the matter . A vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and […]

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