BCI panel discusses SC crisis with Justice Arun Mishra

A Bar Council of India panel today met Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra and discussed the crisis in the apex judiciary. Justice Mishra was assigned by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a PIL relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. Four senior […]

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Supreme Court fixes beef ban matters for final hearing in February

The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Abhay Mohan Sapre listed the matter in third week of February on non- miscellaneous day. The […]

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Seeking bank employees’ personal info exempted under RTI: SC

The Supreme Court has held that seeking information about individual bank employees which were personal in nature and devoid of any public interest, was exempted under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The court made the observation while allowing an appeal filed by Canara Bank challenging an order of the Kerala High Court directing it […]

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SC to hear CBSE plea for more time to re-conduct AIPMT-2015

CBSE today told the Supreme Court it will be “impossible” for it to re-conduct in four weeks the scrapped All India Pre Medical Test-2015 exam as directed by the apex court. A bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre decided to take up a petition of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) […]

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Hate speech: SC bench recuses from hearing Swamy’s plea

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice R K Agrawal today recused itself from hearing the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against the order of an Assam trial court issuing a non-bailable warrant against him for failing to appear before it in a case of alleged hate speech. The bench, also comprising Justice Amitava […]

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Gallows only for meticulously executed diabolic murders: SC

The Supreme Court has said that when an accused executes a meticulously planned diabolic murder, without provocation or acting on the spur of the moment, and becomes a menace to society, then the crime falls in the category of rarest of rare cases warranting the death sentence. “In our considered view, the “rarest of the […]

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