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Derogatory remark against Sufi saint: SC refuses to quash FIRs against TV news anchor

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash FIRs lodged in different states against TV news anchor Amish Devgan for his alleged defamatory remark against Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a show on June 15. The top court, however, said Devgan will get protection from any coercive action if he continues to cooperate with […]

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SC allows filing of plea against environmental clearance to Central Vista project

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The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed filing of a fresh plea challenging the June 17 environmental clearance (EC) granted to the ambitious Central Vista project, covering 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in Lutyens’ Delhi, for constructing a new Parliament House and other government buildings. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheswari […]

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Separate order passed on blacklisting and visa cancellation of 2,500 Tablighi members

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The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it has issued individual orders on a case-to-case basis for cancellation of visas and blacklisting of over 2,500 foreign nationals, for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities. As per the information available, 205 FIRs have been lodged against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members by 11 […]

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

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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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Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court refers to previous judgements on floor test

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While ordering floor test for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court Tuesday referred to its past decisions on Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand where it had ordered similar exercise in times of political crisis. The first decision it mentioned was upholding the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then Assembly […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to produce governor’s letters inviting BJP to form govt

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The Supreme Court on Sunday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the Governor recommending revocation of President’s Rule and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna also issued notices to the Centre and […]

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Supreme Court dismisses plea to advance poll timing in Lok Sabha election

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The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the Election Commission to advance poll timings to 5:30 am from 7 am for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls in view of searing heat and the month of Ramzan. A vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna rejected the plea, […]

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Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea alleging cash-for-vote in LS polls in Tamil Nadu

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The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea which alleged that people were being bribed on a massive scale for the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not inclined to hear the matter since the elections in the state were already over. “As […]

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SC to hear I-T dept plea against quashing of black money case involving Chidambaram’s family

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The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear the Income Tax department’s appeal challenging the Madras High Court order which quashed criminal prosecution against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s family members under the black money law. The top court, however, refused to stay the order of the high court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

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“You Will Never Let This Country Remain In Peace,” Says SC Rejects Plea For Worship At Ayodhya Site.

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“You will never let this country remain in peace,” the Supreme Court said Friday while dismissing a plea seeking permission to carry out religious activities in nine ancient temples situated on the undisputed acquired land adjacent to Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya. “There will always be something,” said a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Enron-Dabhol power project: Supreme Court closes case of alleged corruption

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The Supreme Court Thursday closed the case of alleged corruption involving politicians, bureaucrats and corporates in the Enron-Dabhol power project, taking note of the inordinate delay in the case that was filed in 1997. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna allowed the plea of Maharashtra government to […]

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Nobody for opaqueness, but judiciary can’t be destroyed in name of transparency: SC

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Nobody wants a “system of opaqueness” but in the name of transparency the judiciary cannot be destroyed, the Supreme Court said Thursday, while hearing the appeals of its registry against the Delhi High Court order that the CJI’s office falls under the ambit of RTI Act. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

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Detention of foreigners: Supreme Court directs Assam chief secretary to appear before it on Apr 8

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The Supreme Court Monday voiced unhappiness over the inaction in a case relating to detention of foreigners in Assam and directed the state Chief Secretary to appear before it on April 8 A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi termed the affidavit filed by the Assam government as an “exercise in futility” and wanted […]

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Will Judicial Declaration Of A Person As A Foreigner Stand Superseded If His Name Is Included In NRC? SC Commences Hearing.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday was faced with the question whether judicial determination of a person being a foreigner would stand superseded if the name of the same person is included in the draft/final NRC. The question was being considered by a Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. […]

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Pressure cooker symbol : Supreme Court refuses to acknowledge TTV Dhinakaran outfit’s claim

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to acknowledge the claim of the TTV Dhinakaran-led outfit over ‘pressure cooker’ as common election symbol. The Supreme Court, however, directed the Election Commission (EC) to consider granting common free election symbol to the candidates of the Dhinakaran-led outfit for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly by-elections in Tamil […]

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Supreme Court to hear DMK plea on TN Assembly by-elections on March 28

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The Supreme Court Monday said it would hear on March 28 a plea filed by DMK seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) for holding by-elections in three vacant assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. The matter was mentioned for early hearing before a bench of Justices S A Bobde and Sanjiv Khanna. The bench was […]

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Why No Mechanism To Monitor Assets Of MPs And MLAs : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to explain in two weeks why it has not set up a permanent mechanism to monitor the undue accretion of assets by elected representatives as directed by it last year. On Feb 16 last year, the apex court had said the undue accretion of assets by lawmakers […]

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Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre On Another Plea Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

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The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from the Centre on a fresh plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice on the plea filed by Assam State Jamiat Ulama E Hind […]

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Govt’s Apathy Turning Our Cities Into Virtual ‘Gas Chambers’: Plea In Supreme Court For Adopting Electric Vehicles.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a petition demanding implementation of the plans and policies for adoption of electric vehicles to tackle air pollution and climate change. A bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna ordered the government to apprise it of the status of […]

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Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking protection of human rights of security forces

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A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna also issued notices to the Union of India, Ministry of Defence, Jammu and Kashmir and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a plea, filed by 19-year-old Preeti Kedar Gokhale and 20-year-old Kajal Mishra. The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine a plea seeking protection […]

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Supreme Court to hear PIL seeking protection of Kashmiri students.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Friday a PIL seeking a direction to authorities to protect Kashmiri students who are allegedly being attacked across the country in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror strike. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices L N Rao and Sanjiv Khanna, on Thursday took note […]

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Supreme Court allowed NGO Naz Foundation Trust to withdraw curative plea against verdict recriminalising consensual gay sex

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The Supreme Court Monday allowed NGO Naz Foundation Trust to withdraw its curative plea challenging the apex court’s 2013 verdict that had again criminalised gay sex between two consenting adults. A bench headed comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna considered the plea of the NGO that its curative plea has now become […]

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Supreme Court raps CBI for transferring officer probing Bihar shelter home cases

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The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on CBI for transferring its former Joint Director A K Sharma, who was probing Bihar’s shelter home cases, out of the agency in violation of the court’s order and directed its then interim chief M Nageswara Rao to personally appear before it on February 12. A bench headed […]

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Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s decision to grant 10 percent quota to poor in general category

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The Supreme Court Friday decided to examine the Centre’s decision to grant 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to poor candidates belonging to general category. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the central government on various petitions challenging the validity of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, […]

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