Telangana encounter deaths: Supreme Court orders judicial inquiry and to be headed by its ex-judge VS Sirpurkar

The Supreme Court appointed on Thursday a three-member inquiry commission headed by former apex court judge V S Sirpurkar to inquire into the circumstances leading to the encounter killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana. The commission, which also included former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Sondur […]

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Appointments, transfers pivotal to justice system; interference doesn’t augur well: Supreme Court

Appointment and transfer of judges form “the root of the administration of justice” and interference in that “does not augur well” for the institution, the Supreme Court said on Monday. It made the observation while deciding to keep the Gujarat High Court Advocate Association’s plea pending which has sought a direction to the Centre to […]

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Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court does not support claims on inability to access court there : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday said it has received a report from the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and claims that people are unable to access the court there are not supported. Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, representing child right activists Inakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha who have alleged detention of children in […]

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Supreme Court notice to Centre and J&K on plea for producing Farooq Abdullah

 The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly under detention following the scrapping of the state’s special status. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and […]

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1984 anti-Sikh riots case : SC asks CBI to apprise it of status of ongoing trial of Sajjan Kumar

The Supreme Court Monday asked the CBI to apprise it of the status of the ongoing trial in a case involving former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and listed his bail plea for hearing on April 15. The CBI told a bench of Justices S A Bobde and […]

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Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute : SC says aware of outcome of mediation on body politic of country

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was conscious of the gravity of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute and the outcome of mediation on the body politic of the country. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the case was not only about property but also about sentiment and faith. “It […]

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Much is happening in West Bengal : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killings of BJP workers in West Bengal, on Tuesday said “much is happening in West Bengal”. The top court’s observation came after petitioner Gaurav Bhatia, a lawyer, told a bench of justices A K Sikri, S A Nazeer and M R […]

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Process to appoint CIC should be same as chief election commissioner: Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court on Friday passed a slew of directions on filling up vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and state information commissions (SICs) and said the process of appointments must start one to two months before a post falls vacant. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and S A Nazeer said the […]

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Ayodhya: Supreme Court asks parties to file English translation of documents

 The Supreme Court today asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended […]

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