Supreme Court agreed to hear plea on Rafale deal next week

NEW DELHI: A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the plea of advocate M L Sharma and agreed to hear next week seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France. The controversial purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft was deal signed between India and France in […]

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Absence of timely legal help to poor affects credibility: CJI

The credibility of the legal system and the rule of law have come under “severe strain” in the absence of timely help to poor and illiterate Indians, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said today. The CJI made the observations while highlighting the importance of Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) who, according to him, enabled […]

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CJI criticises electoral politics, unfulfilled poll promises

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today criticised the electoral politics in the country, saying poll promises are “routinely unfulfilled”, caste issues projected differently to get a majority and party manifestos do not have any linkage to socio-economic justice. The CJI said that electoral politics in India centres around “mobilisation and politicisation” of the […]

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SC collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

The Supreme Court collegium has finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges. Sources said the collegium, comprising five seniormost judges of the apex court, had met recently […]

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Decide death row convict’s plea in 2 months:SC to HC

The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi High Court to decide within two months the plea of a death row convict seeking commutation of his sentence to life imprisonment on the ground of delay to decide his mercy petition. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi passed the order after taking into account […]

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Duty of judge to sustain judicial balance for adjudication: SC

The duty of a judge is to sustain judicial balance and not to cause trauma to adjudication process, the Supreme Court has ruled while setting aside an order of the Hyderabad High Court directing the police not to arrest three accused in a riots case. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also said courts […]

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SC gives govt time to suggest ways to ban child porn

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New Delhi,The Supreme Court today gave time to the government to suggest ways to ban child pornography in all its forms and took on record the Centre’s earlier direction to internet service providers to block porn sites. “In pursuance to our earlier order, some suggestions have been filed. The Centre has sought two weeks time […]

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In Supreme Court, Kerala supports ban on women’s entry at Sabarimala temple

The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that banning entry of women of menstrual age in historic Sabarimala temple in the state is a “matter of religion” and it is duty bound to “protect the right to practice the religion of these devotees”. In an affidavit, the state government said administration of the temple […]

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SC nod to laws of Bihar, Orissa to confiscate assets of babus

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of two laws of Bihar and Odisha which allow confiscation of properties of the accused in corruption cases, including those occupying high public or political office, saying a “social calamity” like graft has become a “national economic terror”.A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and A R Dave […]

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SC stays defamation proceedings against Rahul Gandhi

The Supreme court on Thursday stayed defamation proceedings against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over a statement linking Mahatama Gandhi’s assasination with RSS. The court also agreed to hear Rahul’s plea challenging the constitutional validity of criminal defamation law under Section 499 and 500 of Indian Penal Code which makes defamation an offence punishable with up […]

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