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SC transfers Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case to CBI

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to investigate the allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur transferred the investigation being conducted by Bihar Police to the CBI, and dismissed the state government’s request not to do so. The CBI is […]

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SC closed contempt proceedings over sealing drive against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked Delhi BJP chief and Lok Sabha MP Manoj Tiwari for allegedly breaking the seal of premises in New Delhi. The top court, described Mr Tiwari’s action as “misplaced bravado” including his chest thumping and a misplaced political agenda. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur slammed Tiwari, saying the court was […]

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Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention centres : Supreme Court

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The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the process of framing guidelines for keeping foreign nationals in detention centres across the country was “under preparation”. The Centre told a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur that the work of framing detention manual or guidelines was being taken up “very seriously”. It also stated […]

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Contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari, for breaking lock of sealed house

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari before it on September 25 for allegedly breaking the lock of a house sealed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in Gokulpur. Terming the action of Tiwari “unfortunate”, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Abdul […]

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SC terms use of spikes, fireballs to drive away elephants as barbaric

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today termed the use of spikes and fireballs to drive away elephants as “barbaric”and said that states should be desisted from using any such methods. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta observed that states have to stop such practice after the apex court was told that these […]

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SC shows concern over deaths in accidents due to potholes

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country and observed that the number fatalities caused due to such accidents was more than those in terror attacks. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepka Gupta observed that a large number of people were […]

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Delhi govt informs about timeline in SC for removing traffic bottlenecks

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New Delhi: The Delhi government today informed the Supreme Court about the timeline for removal of traffic bottlenecks at 77 “congested corridors” and said short term measures, like minor improvements in road geometrics to deal with the issue would take six to eight months. Elaborating the measures for removing these bottlenecks, the AAP government said these […]

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Supreme Court summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana: Yamuna water

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The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Delhi to appear before it on Monday after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities […]

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CJI first among equals with power to allocate cases: Supreme Court

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The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “first among equals” and occupies a unique position having the “exclusive prerogative” to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled today. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of senior-most judges […]

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Need to introspect on effectiveness of POCSO Act: Justice Madan B Lokur

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 Justice Madan B Lokur today said time has come to “introspect” on the “effectiveness” of the law to protect children from sexual abuse and what has been achieved in the nearly six years since the enactment of the POCSO Act. He said there is a need to carry out an “assessment of the impact” the […]

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Use technology for welfare of children : Supreme Court

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 India’s status as a technological power house in the world would remain on paper if the state does not take advantage of its resources to benefit the children or track the missing ones, the Supreme Court has said. The Supreme court, while stressing the need for use of technology in Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) and […]

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SC questions Delhi government and DDA over proposed amendments in DMP

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The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also asked DDA, Delhi government and the municipal agencies to file withing a […]

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Supreme Court is not garbage collectors : Centre

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The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a “garbage collector”. The top court declined to take the affidavit on record and said the government cannot dump “junk” before it. “What […]

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SC castigates government over construction workers welfare law

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 Taking the government to task for not implementing a law meant for the welfare of construction workers, an exasperated Supreme Court today asked it to formally state that the orders passed by the top court in the matter are “thrown in the dustbin”. The apex court questioned the Centre’s attitude on the issue and said […]

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Can’t expect children to walk 3 km to attend school: SC

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Children cannot be expected to walk three or more kilometres to attend school, the Supreme Court has said. It said to make the right of education meaningful, efforts should be made to have upper primary schools in such a manner that no children has to walk such a distance only to attend schools. The court […]

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Courts should take pragmatic view of rights of consumers: SC

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It is necessary for courts to take a “pragmatic view” of the rights of consumers in disputes concerning them since customers are at a disadvantage as compared to service providers, the Supreme Court has said. The court noted that Parliament had enacted the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and provision of limitation in the Act cannot […]

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SC asks automobile firms not to frustrate BS IV roll out

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The Supreme Court has asked automobile companies not to frustrate the government’s initiative to check increasing levels of pollution by selling BS-III vehicles which they are holding in stock. The apex court, which was hearing pleas of automobile manufacturers seeking permission for disposing of around 8.2 lakh BS-III vehicles which are being held in stock, […]

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Coal scam: SC-appointed team seeks former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s visitors’ diary

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The Supreme court had on September 14, entrusted M L Sharma with the power to summon any person in his inquiry against Sinha, accused of scuttling probe in the coal block scam as the agency’s chief. The apex court-appointed probe team led by ex-CBI Special Director M L Sharma today moved the Supreme Court seeking […]

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‘It Is a Scam’, Says SC on Scheme For Permanent Shelter Homes

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The Supreme Court today questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying “it is scam”. “It is a scam. Take for example Maharashtra. It received Rs 170 crore […]

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Jayalalithaa’s DA case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC

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AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa’s DA case spanning for 15 years was “a classic illustration of what is wrong with our criminal justice delivery system,” and “something drastic” has to be done to remedy it, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.”It is the criminal justice delivery system that comes out the loser,” Justice Madan B Lokur […]

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Rape Videos on WhatsApp: SC Allows CBI to Take Over Probe From UP Police

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The Supreme Court today cleared hurdles coming in the way of CBI investigation into posting of rape videos on WhatsApp, by asking it to take over probe from Uttar Pradesh police relating to an FIR lodged at Sitapur district in which three accused are already out on bail. “We direct that investigation in the FIR […]

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Rape videos on WhatsApp : SC orders CBI probe

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Taking suo motu note of a letter on posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp, the Supreme Court on Friday asked CBI to launch a probe “forthwith” to nab the culprits and sought responses from the Centre and governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Telangana. “The fact of the matter is that […]

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SC voices concern over rehabilitation of acid attack victims

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Voicing concern over improper rehabilitation of the acid attack victims, Supreme Court today asked the government to apprise it of steps taken to provide free treatment to the survivors of the heinous crime. A social justice bench, comprising justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit, directed the Union Home Secretary to convene a meeting […]

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SC likely to pronounce verdict tomorrow on pleas of Mittal & Ruia in spectrum case

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The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its verdict on pleas of Bharti Cellular Ltd CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia against a trial court order summoning them as accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional spectrum during NDA rule in 2002. A three-judge bench comprising Chief […]

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