Supreme Court agreed to hear plea on Rafale deal next week

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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… Read more »

CJI criticises electoral politics, unfulfilled poll promises

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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… Read more »

SC collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

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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… Read more »

SC gives govt time to suggest ways to ban child porn

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

SC stays defamation proceedings against Rahul Gandhi

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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… Read more »