Chief Justice Kapadia releases restatement of law

Restatements of three Indian Laws– on Legislative Privilege, Contempt of Court and Public Interest Litigation– were released by Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia this evening. The restatements were put together by a Supreme Court Project Committee on Restatement of Indian Law which is chaired by Justice R V Raveendran. As Justice Raveendran put […]

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Voter card no proof of tenancy, rules apex court

The presence of a person’s name on the electoral roll would only prove that he/she was residing at the premises at a certain point of time but in no way would indicate his/her status as a tenant or a licensee, the Supreme Court has said.  “The electoral roll will not show whether a person is […]

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Don’t open Kerala temple’s vault B for now: Supreme Court

Reserving its order on opening vault B of Kerala’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, the Supreme Court Friday said it would take into account the traditions and faith of the temple and its devotees but without compromising on its security. However, the court for now would focus on the recommendations of the expert committee on the question […]

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Supreme court cautions chief ministers on discretionary powers

The Supreme Court has held that a chief minister should eschew arbitrariness and discrimination while using discretionary powers in the disbursal of relief funds as these powers are not unfettered or unaccountable.  “In a democracy governed by the rule of law, no government or authority has the right to do what it pleases. Where the […]

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Draw up workable scheme for free treatment to poor patients: Supreme court

The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Delhi government to draw up a “workable scheme” for the 27 city private hospitals to provide free treatment to poor patients which they are obliged to in exchange for getting land at concessional rates.  The Supreme court also asked the city government to file an affidavit stating the kind […]

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Supreme court asked to keep Kerala temple’s vault B shut

The Supreme Court was moved on Friday seeking direction to the apex court appointed committee not to open kallara (vault) B of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala as such a step would hurt the sentiments of a large number of devotees. Rama Varma, a member of the erstwhile Travancore royal family, said in his application […]

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OBC’s 10 percent relief is on eligibility marks: Supreme court

Other Backward Classes (OBC) students will qualify for admissions if they have 10 percent less marks than the eligibility level fixed for the general category students, the Supreme Court has ruled. The apex court on Thursday clarified that 10 percent relaxation being given to OBC students did not mean it will be 10 percent less […]

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Order CBI probe only in exceptional cases, courts told

The Supreme Court has said that the high courts while exercising their ”wide powers” should be sparing and cautious in ordering probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as this cannot be done as a ”matter of routine”. Referring to a judgment of the court’s constitution bench, Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik […]

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Can’t touch seats reserved for OBC students: Supreme court

The Supreme Court Wednesday said conversion of seats reserved for students belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to general category seats in central educational institutions was not permissible. The apex court bench of Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik said this while reserving its verdict on a petition by P.V. Indiresan, former director […]

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Experts begin documenting Kerala temple treasure

A Supreme Court appointed committee of experts Monday began documentation of the Rs.1 lakh crore worth of treasure uncovered in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here. Director General of the National Museum, C.V. Ananda Bose, who heads the five-member panel, led his colleagues after 3 p.m into the place where the treasure has been stored in […]

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