Not discussing issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday resumed its exercise of framing questions relating to discrimination against women in various religions and made clear that it was not discussing the issue of entry of women of all age groups into Sabarimala temple in Kerala. A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde has been hearing […]

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New roster released by SC to hear works like PILs by CJI S A Bobde.

 The Supreme Court has released a new roster of work saying that PILs would now be heard by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and three other senior most judges of the apex court. In the roster of allocation of work that took effect from November 26, CJI Bobde has kept Public Interest Litigations […]

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Anguished with way judiciary being treated: SC on lawyer’s claim of conspiracy against CJI

The Supreme Court Thursday expressed anguish over the “systematic attack” on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are “playing with fire” and this must stop. The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame […]

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The Supreme Court sentences lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara to 3 months jail for contempt of Court and suspends term after apology.

The Supreme Court Wednesday sentenced lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara to three months in jail for contempt of court and attempting to browbeat judges in a matter related to designation of senior advocates. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran suspended the sentence taking note of the unconditional apology tendered by him as […]

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Supreme Court refuses reopening of Sterlite plant, grants Vedanta liberty to approach HC

The Supreme Court Monday refused to allow reopening of Vedanta’s Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over pollution concerns, but granted the company liberty to approach the high court. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman allowed Tamil Nadu’s appeal against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) […]

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Sabarimala temple case: Kerala govt to SC ‘ban on women unconstitutional’

New Delhi: The Kerala government today told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution. It said that celibate status of deity cannot be a ground for barring entry of women as […]

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SC rejects bail plea of juvenile accused in Gurgaon schoolboy killing

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today rejected a bail plea of a juvenile, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy in a private school in Gurgaon. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra rejected the plea which sought default bail on the ground that charge sheet was not filed within 60 days. The bench […]

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SC extends deadline till July 30 for Assam NRC final draft

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today extended its June 30 deadline for publication of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) by a month, after the Centre and the state coordinator agreed to publish it within the new time limit. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman considered the report […]

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No extension of date for updation of NRC in Assam : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in the wake of panchayat elections in the state, saying the polls should not become an impediment. The top court, however, spared the Additional Deputy Commissioner rank officer […]

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Contempt against woman lawyer for derogatory remarks : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today initiated contempt proceedings against a woman lawyer for using “derogatory remarks against the court” despite warnings. The top court said that despite being warned of her conduct, “she persisted and dared the court to take action against her”. The heated arguments took place when a bench of Justices Adarsh Goel, U […]

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