Justice Nagappan and Justice S.K. Singh sworn in as SC judges

Justice C Nagappan and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh were on Thursday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice P Sathasivam. With their appointment, the strength of the apex court judges has gone up to 30. It is still one short of its sanctioned strength […]

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SC dismisses Gujarat Police ADG’s petition

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition by the Additional Director General of Gujarat Police P.P. Pandey challenging the state high court’s order by which it had handed over to the CBI the investigation into Ishrat Jahan and her associates’ staged shootout killing. The court also directed the registration of a fresh First Information Report […]

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SC refuses to intervene in IPL scandal probe

The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur asked the petitioner, Mumbai-based law lecturer Sharmila Ghuge, to wait and watch the ongoing investigation while posting the hearing for July 23. Ghuge sought the handing over of investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as multiplicity of investigation could […]

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SC gives cement makers more time to pay part of penalty

The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to interfere with the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) order directing 11 cement makers to deposit 10 percent of Rs.6,200 crore penalty imposed on them by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for alleged cartelisation to control cement prices. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Sudhansu […]

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Medical admissions subject to final verdict: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions challenging the Medical Council of India’s decision requiring that candidates clear the National Eligibility Entrance Test. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur […]

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Medical admissions subject to final verdict: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday said that admission to the under-graduate and post-graduate medical courses would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions challenging the Medical Council of India’s decision requiring that candidates clear the National Eligibility Entrance Test. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur said […]

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SC dismisses Gujarat cop’s plea in Ishrat Jahan shootout

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by additional director general of Gujarat police PP Pandey challenging an arrest warrant issued against him in the 2004 staged shootout case of Ishrat Jahan and three others. The apex court bench headed by Justice Gyan Sudha Misra said the petitioner, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, could not approach them for […]

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SC notice on cement makers’ plea

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on petitions of four cement manufacturers contesting an order of the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) asking them to deposit a part of the penalty slapped on them for alleged cartelisation and manipulation of cement prices. The apex court bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya […]

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SC fumes over NHAI’s flip-flop

The Supreme Court Monday fumed over the National Highways Authority of India going back on its earlier position favouring the shifting of a toll plaza on the road from Panipat in Haryana to Jalandhar in Punjab by the project concessionaire. Soma Isolux NH One Tollway Private Limited had sought the shifting of the toll plaza […]

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Judges suggest speedy trial ways, lawyers boycott

Amid lawyers refusing to represent the accused in the gang rape-cum-murder case of 23-year-old paramedic, two women judges have come out with suggestions for effective fast-tracking of the trial. While Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, a sitting Supreme Court judge, suggested amendments to the Evidence Act to avoid recording of evidence at multiple stages to “cut-short” […]

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