Supreme Court extends NRC deadline to December 31

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the last date to file claims and objections on inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC)  to December 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date for submission was December 15.  The draft NRC was published on July 30 in which names of 2.89 crore of the 3.29 […]

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Resolution of election disputes take long periods in India: SC

The resolution of election disputes in this country takes unacceptably long periods in most cases, which “reduces the adjudicatory process into a mockery of justice”, the Supreme Court today said while advocating setting up of benches in high courts to exclusively deal with election petitions. “We are sad to state that invariably the resolution of […]

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Release undertrial prisoners in jail for half their likely term: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said those undertrial prisoners, who have already spent in jail half the period of the sentence they would have got if convicted for the offences they have been charged with, would now be released. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said judicial […]

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SC notice to EC on PIL seeking candidates photos on EVMs

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to address the problem of namesakes eating into votes of main candidates by inclusion of photograph of the contesting candidates on the EVMs’ balloting unit.A bench of Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali […]

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Make serving on bench mandatory for senior counsel

 will always be a headache in this country as long as senior lawyers are queasy about crossing over from the bar to the bench. Being a practicing advocate has its advantages: One is free to take up cases one likes, there’s more money to be made, not to speak of the freedom from reading monotonous […]

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