Show us coal blocks allocation guidelines, SC tells government

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to place before it the guidelines that the screening committee followed in allocating coal blocks to applicants. “What were the guidelines followed by the screening committee? Whether guidelines were disclosed in the advertisement inviting applications for allocation of coal blocs,” asked a bench of Justice RM… Read more »

Courts will protect honest officers’ rights: SC

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There is no reason to fear that the higher courts will not protect the rights of honest officers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday when the government insisted on retaining the power to approve graft probes against public servants. The government claimed that its nod should precede corruption case investigations against officers of the rank of joint secretary… Read more »

SC nod sufficient to probe corrupt officials: CBI

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The CBI Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it did not require the government’s sanction for a corruption probe against public servants in court-monitored cases but the government disagreed with this. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told an apex court bench of Justice RM Lodha, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph it… Read more »

Reduce retirement age of judges: says judge

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Even as a section of legal luminaries are advocating increasing the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, Justice RM Lodha on Wednesday said that the retirement age of the apex court judges should be reduced to 62 years instead of the existing 65 years.  “Every year a Supreme Court judge works, his life is reduced… Read more »

Explain allocation of 194 coal blocks, SC tells govt

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The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the government, asking it to explain whether it had followed its own policies and guidelines in the allocation of 194 coal blocks. While issuing the notice, the apex court bench headed by Justice RM Lodha also asked the government to explain why it did not follow the… Read more »

SC pulls up J&K govt for illegal detention of Pakistani prisoner

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The Supreme Court pulled up Jammu and Kashmir government for illegally detaining a Pakistani prisoner after he completed his sentence and summoned its Additional Secretary for misleading the court by giving wrong information about him in her affidavit. A bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice Anil R Dave directed the state government to release… Read more »

‘Killers’ of man, who turns out to be alive, set free

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The Supreme Court on Friday released, on bail, four members of a family who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a person who later surfaced to tell the court that he was alive. But the release came only after they had spent a decade in jail. Granting the bail, a bench of Justice RM… Read more »