SC on admission in professional colleges in AP/T’gana

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The Supreme Court today said the counselling for admission in professional colleges like engineering and medical in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will go on till August, 2014. A bench comprising Justices S J Mukhopadhaya and S A Bobde observed that it was concerned that students from both the states should not suffer due to the… Read more »

SC rejects plea against unseating convicted lawmakers

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The Supreme Court Wednesday threw out the central government’s plea to recall its order that held as void a provision of the Representation of the People Act that shielded elected representatives from being unseated after being convicted for criminal offences. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya told Additional Solicitor… Read more »

SC notice to Unitech MD on CBI plea to axe bail

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The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Unitech Ltd managing director Sanjay Chandra on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of his bail for allegedly influencing public prosecutor A.K. Singh in the 2G case. The apex court had Nov 23, 2011 granted bail to Chandra, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in irregularities in securing a 2G licence. An apex court… Read more »

SC verdict to keep criminals out of power

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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court Wednesday declared unconstitutional the provision of the Representation of the People Act that allows elected representatives to continue as members of the elected bodies even after conviction in criminal cases. “If because of a disqualification a person cannot be chosen as a member of parliament or state legislature,… Read more »

SC agrees to examine validity of IT Rules

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“To examine the validity of Information Technology Rules“, the Supreme court has got agree to making it mandatory here in New Dlehi for a website owner to screen content and exercise online censorship of the contents posted on the portal. A bench of justices T S Thakur and S J Mukhopadhaya issued the notice to the Centre… Read more »

SC slams Centre for no uniformity among tribunals

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The Supreme Court slammed the Centre for not bringing uniformity in dealing with appointment, tenure and facilities for judges heading judicial or quasi-judicial tribunals and said it would pass order if the government failed to do so in four weeks. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya expressed its anguish that… Read more »

Evict Squatters from Government Houses: SC

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The Supreme Court Wednesday asked unauthorised occupants of government houses here why they should not be evicted and ordered their names be published in the newspapers. An apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya asked the court registry to issue notice after it was given a list of unauthorised occupants by… Read more »

Medicines should be within reach of common man: SC

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Protecting the interest of the common man, the Supreme Court Wednesday told the government not to disturb the existing retail price mechanism of drugs under the price control order while finalising the list of essential medicines. The judges observed that the prices of the drugs were so high that it left the patient with the… Read more »