Uphaar case: SC assures AVUT of early open court hearing

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court today assured the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) that it will accord an early open court hearing of its plea seeking review of its 2015 verdict by which real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal were required to serve two-year jail term if they failed to pay Rs […]

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Every Institution Has to Evolve in Tune With Times: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that every institution has to evolve in tune with the times, a statement that was seen as a veiled reference to continuance of the collegium system by the Supreme Court which had struck down the judicial appointments law. He also suggested that rendering free legal aid to poor should […]

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Justice T S Thakur to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice TS Thakur would succeed Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Thakur, the senior-most judge of the apex court, will take over as the CJI after Justice Dattu retires on December 2. His name was recommended to the government by Justice Dattu on Monday, official sources said. After the law […]

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Apex court turns an auction room

The Supreme Court today virtually turned an auction room when two real estate firms hiked their bids for the purchase of Sahara Group’s 140-acre land in Gorakhpur with both the parties ready to fork out Rs.150 crore. A competitive bidding took place before a Bench headed by Justice T S Thakur during the hearing on […]

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SC gives Sahara 18 months to pay up Rs.36,000 crore

While approving the manner in which Sahara would furnish its bank guarantee, the Supreme Court on Friday directed that the group will have to pay the remaining liability it owes to the market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), within 18 months from the time its chief Subrata Roy is released. Accepting the […]

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‘If govts does its duties, PILs won’t be needed’

If governments discharge their duties responsibly, there would not be any need of public interest litigations, a senior judge of the Supreme Court has said. Justice T S Thakur of the apex court, said this while delivering a lecture here, and held “lacunae in system” responsible for piling cases in the courts. He was addressing […]

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Sahara moves SC for extension of facilities to Roy in jail

Court on Tuesday expressed concern over how Sahara Group would raise money to secure its chief Subrata Roy’s release, as the group sought extension of facilities inside Tihar jail premises by four to six weeks to enable him negotiate deals with prospective buyers. The apex court expressed concern about the payment of money to be […]

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Merit alone can be ground of admission in medical PG courses: SC

Merit alone can be the basis of admission in Medical PG courses among candidates of a given category, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The court also set aside section 5(4) of the Kerala Medical Officers’ Admission to Postgraduate Courses under Service Quota Act, 2008 which provided that senior candidates, serving the state government, will […]

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SC nod to Sahara to proceed with foreign loan transactions

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Sahara Group to go ahead with its proposed transactions for a loan of around US dollar 1,050 million from abroad for raising Rs 10,000 crores to ensure release of Subrata Roy from jail. However, the apex court put conditions including the approval of RBI for the transfer to India […]

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IPL Scam Hearing: Supreme Court Hints at High-Powered Panel to Decide on Punishment

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted that a high-powered committee could be set up to decide on the punishment for those who breached the IPL code of conduct, including Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of BCCI president-in-exile N. Srinivasan. The committee, that could include retired judges, will also look into whether Srinivasan’s role in […]

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