Apex court’s anti-gay verdict misjudgement, say celebs

Celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Kunal Kohli and Shruti Haasan have strongly disapproved of the Supreme Court’s verdict that holds same-gender consensual sex as an offence. The verdict, they feel, has pushed people to the dinosaur era. The Supreme Court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhayay, Wednesday setting aside the Delhi High Court […]

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Indian courts settle over 35 lakh cases in a single day

A National Lok Adalat, held simultaneously in the Supreme Court and courts across the country, Saturday settled over 35 lakh of the 39 lakh pending cases concerning accident claims, matrimonial disputes, dud cheques and traffic fines, among others. The mammoth exercise was undertaken in the day-long Adalat, inaugurated by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, to deal […]

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SC bench recuses from hearing Niira Radia tape case

Taking exception to the strong words used by senior counsel Rajiv Dhawan about court adjourning the hearing on the petition by industrialist Ratan Tata in Niira Radia tapes case, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi Wednesday recused itself from hearing the matter. “We will not hear this matter at all in view […]

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SC seeks details of crimes against women in Delhi

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Delhi government to submit every month details of the number of offences committed against women in the national capital. A bench of Justice G.S.Singhvi, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice C. Nagappan asked for the information in the course of the hearing of a petition seeking an independent probe […]

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Every document filed in court not in public domain says Tata

Industrialist Ratan Tata Friday contended in the Supreme Court that every document filed in the court could not be carried by media by deeming it being in public domain. “First of all this public domain theory is wrong. Simply that something is filed in the court is assumed to be in public domain,” senior counsel […]

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Centre wants ban on nicotine-laced gutka, chewing tobacco

The government Tuesday pitched for a ban on all forms of chewing tobacco, gutka or supari laced with nicotine, saying these products fell under the prohibition prescribed under the food safety provisions. “Gutka by its definition is a food added with nicotine and flavours” that is prohibited under the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and […]

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SC rejects Swamy’s plea against Chidambaram

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking the prosecution of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram along with former telecom minister A. Raja in the 2G case. Dismissing the curative petition, the apex court bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice G.S. Singhvi, Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan said: […]

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SC to take up plea on Muzaffarnagar

The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a plea seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the communal flare-up in Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh that has claimed nearly 40 lives. An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi said it would hear the matter Thursday as senior counsel Gopal Subramaniam, appearing for […]

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SC rejects corporate honchos’ 2G pleas

The Supreme Court Tuesday junked a batch of petitions by corporate honchos seeking the recall of its April 11, 2011 order barring the Delhi High Court from entertaining any plea against the orders of the 2G trial court. The court, while rejecting the plea seeking a stop on its monitoring of investigation into 2G scam […]

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Needless security to Asaram, observes SC

Asaram Bapu was on Monday sent to 14 days’ judicial custody in Rajasthan. The Supreme Court on Tuesday criticised the government for unnecessarily providing heavy security to spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl. “We are seeing on TV hordes of security around one accused,” the bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi […]

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