Judicial custody illegal, violated rights, says Sahara chief

The Supreme Court was Thursday told that its March 4 order sending Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy and two other directors to judicial custody was foundationally illegal and unconstitutional and must go. While assailing the March 4 order passed by the bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, the judges were told […]

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SC to hear Sahara plea Thursday

The Supreme Court will Thursday hear the plea by Sahara group chief Subrata Roy challenging the court’s March 4 order sending him to judicial custody, which he described as illegal. The bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said they would hear the matter Thursday as they have to go through the […]

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Ascertain accused’s rehabilitation before sentencing: SC

The Supreme Court has directed trial courts to determine before pronouncing sentence whether a person convicted of murder or other heinous crimes could be reformed or rehabilitated. “Many a times, while determining the sentence, the courts take it for granted, looking into the facts of a particular case, that the accused would be a menace […]

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SC notice on telecom operators’ plea against CAG audit

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government and the Comptroller and Auditor General on a plea by the telecom companies challenging the auditing of their account books by the official auditor. Issuing notice to the government and the CAG, a bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen declined to put […]

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SC seeks details of production, sale of synthetic milk from states

The Supreme Court Thursday asked all states and union territories to file affidavits on the steps taken by them on curbing the production and sale of synthetic milk and prosecution of the offenders.A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen also inquired about the steps taken by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, […]

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Decide on deemed varsity status of 44 institutions, SC to UGC

The Supreme Court has asked the UGC to examine a report on 44 institutions recommended to be deprived of their deemed university status after their academic standard was found to be far from what was expected and decide their fate. A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Sen said it was only concerned […]

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2G case: SC issues notice on Kanimozhi’s plea for quashing charges

The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the petitions filed by DMK leader Kanimozhi and others seeking the quashing of the charges framed against them in the 2G case being heard by a special court on day to day basis. A bench of Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan while issuing […]

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Apex court orders transport money to deaf and dumb

The Supreme Court has directed the central and state governments to grant transport allowance to deaf and dumb employees as is given to blind and orthopaedically handicapped people, and said any distinction between the two was discriminatory. “We are inclined to allow and direct to grant transport allowance to deaf and dumb people at par […]

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Reduce train speed in forests to protect elephants: SC

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 […]

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Transgenders have right to live with equality & dignity:SC

Responding to forceful plea for ending the discrimination being meted out to transgender people and recognizing their constitutional rights, the Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government to spell out whether it would recognize them as third sex or give them the choice of being identified as male or female. A bench of Justice K.S.Radhakrishnan and […]

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