SC seeks from Centre files on cancer drugs licence

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On Tuesday the Supreme Court directed the Centre’s competent authority to place before it the file relating to licences given for the administration of two vaccines for cervical cancer prevention. The apex court also directed the Centre to place before it the report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare which has dealt… Read more »

Prior sanction needed for action against officials? SC reserves verdict

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The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on the validity of a legal provision that mandates the CBI to seek the government’s prior sanction before proceeding against an officer of the rank of joint secretary or above on charges of corruption. However, the six-bench constitution bench said that if it had to invalidate section 6A of… Read more »

Reduce train speed in forests to protect elephants: SC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the railways to take steps for reducing speed of trains passing through reserve forests so as to save elephants who die after being hit by the fast-moving trains. A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra also asked the railways to explore restricting the movement of trains including… Read more »

Sale of adulterated food hits right to life : SC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said that food articles which are harmful and injurious to public health had the potential of striking at the fundamental right to life guaranteed by the constitution and it was the government’s responsibility to take steps for protection of life and health. “Enjoyment of life and its attainment, including right to… Read more »

SC bans green nod for new hydro-power units in Uttarakhand

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Expressing concern over the recent rain havoc in Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court Tuesday told the central and state governments not to grant environmental clearance for any hydro-power project in the hill state. “We direct the MoEF as well as state of Uttarakhand not to grant any further environmental or forest clearance for any hydroelectric power… Read more »

SC to examine engineering admission policy

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The Supreme Court Thursday said it would examine whether a change in the policy for admission to 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) violated the fundamental rights of students seeking admission. Refusing to pass any interim order seeking the quashing of the “normalisation procedure” for admission to the NITs, a bench of Justice H.L. Dattu… Read more »

SC suggests Tatas to return Nano land to government

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The Supreme Court Wednesday asked Tata Motors to consider restoring the land for small car Nano factory in West Bengal back to the state government so that it could be returned to the agriculturists from whom it was acquired. The apex court bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice Dipak Misra told Tatas that they… Read more »

Evidence by hostile witness cannot be rejected in toto: SC

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The Supreme Court has said that evidence tendered by a prosecution witness would not get entirely erased merely because the prosecution has chosen to treat him as hostile – someone who has gone back on a statement made earlier. An Supreme  Court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice Dipak Misra, in a recent judgment,… Read more »

Prosecution has discretion over examination of witnesses: SC

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The Supreme Court has said that it was entirely up to the prosecution to field witnesses to establish its case and the court would not interfere with this unless the case was exceptional. “The prosecution is not bound to examine all cited witnesses, and it can drop witnesses to avoid multiplicity or plurality of witnesses,”… Read more »

SC slams BCCI on spot fixing; no ban on IPL

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While refusing to ban the remaining IPL matches, the Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the BCCI, saying spot fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players. An apex court bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Dipak Misra said that it was incumbent upon the Board of Control for… Read more »