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Physical hearing may begin in some courts in Supreme Court from next week

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A committee of seven Supreme Court judges is learnt to have recommended holding physical hearings in at least two or three of the 15 benches in the apex court as early as next week with some additional safety measures. The apex court, since March 25, has been holding hearings through video conferencing due to a […]

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Justice N.V. Ramana: Need to take e-Lok Adalats to the remotest corners of the country

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In the face of the unprecedented situation created by the pandemic, the Legal Services Authorities are constantly adapting to the new normal, and coming up with creative solutions. One such innovation is the introduction of e-lok adalat, which may even continue in the post-pandemic period. On the 8th of August 2020, the Delhi State Legal […]

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SC refuses to entertain plea for govt scheme for payment of office rent during lockdown.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain pleas filed by lawyers associations of the apex court which sought directions to the Centre for formulating a scheme to support advocates and other professionals in paying their office rent during the COVID-19 lockdown. The top court said that prayers in the PILs filed by Supreme Court Bar […]

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No reasons to refer Article 370 matter to larger seven-judge bench: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Monday said there are no reasons to refer a batch of pleas, challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 on August 5 last year, to a larger seven-judge bench. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice N V Ramana pronounced the order. The apex […]

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SC slaps fine of Rs 5 lakh on states for failing to file reply on PIL for community kitchen.

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Irked over repeated failures of the states to file their replies, the Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily and imposed cost of Rs five lakh on them for not complying with its directions to file their affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country. A bench of Justice N […]

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Omar Abdullah’s sister Sara Abdullah Pilot moves SC challenging his detention under PSA

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s sister on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging his detention under the Public Safety Act. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for petitioner Sara Abdullah Pilot, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice N V Ramana. Sibal told the bench that they have […]

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Nirbhaya case : SC dismisses curative petitions filed by two of four death row convicts

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The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. A 5-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana rejected the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma (26) and Mukesh Kumar (32). The proceedings were conducted in-chamber. A curative petition […]

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Supreme Court asks J-K administration to review orders imposing curbs within a week.

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the Union Territory while holding that access to Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution A five-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana also asked the J-K administration to […]

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Article 370: Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging curbs in J-K

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The Supreme Court reserved on Wednesday its verdict on a batch of pleas including that of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad challenging the restriction imposed in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench of Justice N V Ramana, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice B R […]

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Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court refers to previous judgements on floor test

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While ordering floor test for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court Tuesday referred to its past decisions on Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand where it had ordered similar exercise in times of political crisis. The first decision it mentioned was upholding the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then Assembly […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to produce governor’s letters inviting BJP to form govt

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The Supreme Court on Sunday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the Governor recommending revocation of President’s Rule and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna also issued notices to the Centre and […]

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 The Supreme Court asks J&K HC Juvenile Justice Committee to examine fresh allegations of detention of minors

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The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the four member juvenile justice committee of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to examine afresh allegations of detention of minors by security forces in the state after abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana asked the committee to place its report as expeditiously […]

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Supreme Court asks J-K administration to place before it orders imposing restrictions

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana questioned Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the administration, as to why the […]

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Nobody for opaqueness, but judiciary can’t be destroyed in name of transparency: SC

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Nobody wants a “system of opaqueness” but in the name of transparency the judiciary cannot be destroyed, the Supreme Court said Thursday, while hearing the appeals of its registry against the Delhi High Court order that the CJI’s office falls under the ambit of RTI Act. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna sworn-in as SC judges

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to justices Maheshwari and Khanna during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number 1 of the apex court. The sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 31. […]

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SC to examine CCI jurisdiction on DLF flat owners’ plea

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The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will examine whether the Competition Commission of India had the jurisdiction to entertain the plea by flat owners in three DLF residential complexes in Gurgaon who alleged that the real estate giant was exploiting its dominant position on conditions for providing services. The bench of Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya […]

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Rape, murder charges can’t be quashed despite settlement: SC

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Criminal proceedings in grave offences like rape and murder cannot be quashed despite the victim and the accused reaching a compromise and coming to an amicable settlement, the Supreme court has ruled saying it will have harmful effect on society. A bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and N V Ramana, however, said that proceedings […]

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CBI probe in rural job scheme in UP to go on, says SC

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The CBI probe into the allegations of corruption in implementation of rural job scheme in Uttar Pradesh will continue as Supreme Court Friday rejected the state government’s plea against high court order directing preliminary enquiry in 65 districts. As the Uttar Pradesh government assailed high court order saying it was tantamount to roving inquiry, the […]

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