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No need to clarify liquor ban order: SC

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The Supreme Court today said that there was no need to further clarify its order on prohibiting liquor vends within 500 metre of the national and state highways across the country. Recently, the apex court has modified its order and allowed the sale of liquor within 500 metre alongside highways in some hilly areas and […]

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Centre seeks dismissal of pleas on Judges’ appointment

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Government today sought the dismissal of a batch of petitions on judicial reforms, including appointments of judges in High Courts and Supreme Court, saying there should not be parallel proceedings when the matter is being dealt in the administrative side. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said the […]

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Justice J S Khehar appointed next CJI

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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. Sources in the government said President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his name and the notification is being issued shortly. […]

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Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th CJI

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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is […]

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Equal pay for equal work applicable to temporary staffers: SC

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In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars. Terming the denial of equal pay for equal work as “exploitative enslavement”, “oppressive, suppresive” […]

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Supreme Court dismisses Vijay Mallya’s plea in FERA violation case

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The Supreme Court today dismissed liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s plea seeking quashing of criminal proceedings against him in a case pertaining to violation of foreign exchange rules. A bench headed by Justice J S Khehar also imposed Rs 10 lakh as costs on Mallya in the case. Earlier, the apex court had issued notice to […]

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Judiciary independence doesn’t necessarily require collegium system

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BJP-ruled states today strongly supported in the Supreme Court the creation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) saying that the independence of judiciary does not necessarily require that judges be appointed by the collegium system. Senior advocate T R Andhyarujina, appearing for Maharashtra, told a five-judge bench headed by that the independence of judiciary […]

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CJI refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members : SC

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In a new twist, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings today. The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, which is hearing the […]

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Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the […]

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MP HC judge be divested of administrative and supervisory role: SC

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The Supreme Court today asked the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to divest one of his colleagues, accused of sexually harassing a former woman Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ), from undertaking all administrative and supervisory functions. A bench headed by Justice J S Khehar also held that the Chief Justice of the […]

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Woman judge moves SC against panel to look into her complaint

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The Gwalior judge who resigned alleging sexual harassment by a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge today brought her case before the Supreme Court, raising questions over the judicial panel to look into her complaint. The former Additional District and Sessions judge sought setting up a committee comprising two Chief Justices and one judge of High […]

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SC lets Alagiri’s college to make 2014-15 admissions

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The Supreme Court today allowed Daya Engineering College in Madurai, run by former Union minister M K Alagiri’s Educational Trust, to make admissions for the academic year 2014-15. A bench headed by Justice J S Khehar said that the deficiencies pointed out by the university “should not act as an impediment” to the commencement of […]

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Kingfisher Airlines withdraws its plea in SC

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Kingfisher Airlines on Monday withdrew in Supreme Court its appeal against Karnataka High Court’s verdict allowing consortium of banks led by SBI to take possession of its prestigious property Kingfisher House in Mumbai. As soon as the matter came for hearing before a bench headed by Justice J S Khehar, the company pleaded the court […]

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SC allows Supertech to remove materials from towers

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The Supreme Court today allowed real estate major Supertech Ltd to remove construction materials from its sealed 40-storey twin towers in NOIDA to ensure safety of the residents and others. A bench of justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan allowed the plea of Supertech Ltd that keeping the safety aspects in mind, the construction […]

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SC declines plea for CBI probe into Asaram case

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The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a petition that sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged rape of a minor by Asaram Bapu in Rajasthan. Asking petitioner and Chennai-based lawyer D. Irudayanathan to approach the Rajasthan High Court, the apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice J.S. Khehar allowed him to […]

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SC gives go-ahead to Cauvery panel to examine issues

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(IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) would examine at its meeting Wednesday all issues, including shortfall in the river water supplied to Tamil Nadu, and make recommendations. The court said this on being told that the union water resources secretary in a letter to the Tamil Nadu chief secretary had […]

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Minority Sub-quota:Supreme court denial to stay on Andhra Pradesh High court

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The  dawn of Wednesday came as a shock to the central government as well as to the politicians advocating religion based reservation as theSupreme Court on Wednesday turned down the central government’s plea to suspend the operation of the Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota reservation for religious minorities. An apex court bench of Justice K.S. […]

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Minority Sub-Quota:files documents in Supreme Court

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The central government Tuesday filed before theca set of documents supporting its plea seeking a stay on the Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict quashing 4.5 percent reservation for minorities in central government educational institutions and jobs within 27 the percent OBC reservation. Additionalccccmade a mentioning to this effect before the apex court vacation bench of […]

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Supreme Court refuses to suspend order on minority sub-quota

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The Supreme Court Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBC). An Supreme court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar declined to suspend the operation of the high court verdict, saying the central government […]

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UP local bodies’ election will go ahead: Supreme Court

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In a breather for the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court Monday declined to stall the election of chairpersons of the state’s local bodies that is to take place in four phases from June 20 – but with a rider. An Supreme  court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar, however, said that […]

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SC permits online counselling for undergraduate medical courses

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The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted the union health ministry to undertake online counselling for admission of students to undergraduate medical courses for 15 percent central seats in government colleges across the country. AnSupreme court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar cleared the decks for online counselling for admissions to MBBS and […]

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Supreme court challenge the reservation in Uttar Pradesh poll

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The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government whether it intended to contest the state high court’s finding that reservation in municipal agencies, where elections are scheduled to be held, was flawed. An Supreme court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar asked Uttar Pradesh advocate general Gaurav Bhatia whether the state […]

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Supreme court to hear plea on illegal mining in Rajasthan

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An NGO moved the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking direction to the Rajasthan government to enforce a complete ban on mining activities in Alwar district as ordered by the court earlier. Senior counsel V. Giri, appearing for NGO Society for Awarness and Development, told the apex court vacation bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. […]

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Aarushi case: Arguments on charges conclude

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Arguments on framing charges against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi, concluded in a Ghaziabad court on Wednesday. Special CBI judge S. Lal reserved his order, which will be pronounced on Thursday. The arguments had begun Tuesday. This was after the court had Monday adjourned the case for a day after […]

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