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Supreme Court asks JP Morgan to apprise it on deposit Rs 140 crore Amrapali home buyers money.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed multi-national firm JP Morgan to deposit Rs 140 crore, which was Amrapali Group home buyers money and allegedly siphoned off in contravention to the norms as per the forensic auditors report and last year’s order in the case. The top court asked the company to apprise it by next […]

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Supreme Court questions Haryana government over remission policy.

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The Supreme Court has questioned the Haryana government over a policy of granting remission to life-term convicts aged 75 years or above, saying it appeared to be in “conflict” with a provision of law. The apex court has directed the state government to respond within two weeks on whether such a policy, which the court […]

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Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea to postpone IPL-2020 amid coronavirus scare.

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 The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of Indian Premier League (IPL)-2020 amid the coronavirus scare. A vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Aniruddha Bose told the petitioner that he could mention the matter for urgent listing before the regular bench on March 16 when […]

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Violence During 2015 Patidar Protests: SC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Hardik Patel.

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The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Congress leader Hardik Patel in connection with his involvement in the 2015 Patidar Andolan agitation, pulling up the Gujarat police for the delay in the investigation. The bench headed by Justice U. U. Lalit issued notice to the state government, requiring that the court be informed […]

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No Bar In Considering Anticipatory Bail Pleas Even After 2018 SC-ST Act Amendment: Bombay High Court

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“Only because the first informant belongs to scheduled tribe or scheduled caste, the crime cannot be registered for offence punishable under the Act and offence can be registered under the Act only if there are ingredients of the offences punishable under the Act in the accusation.” The Bombay High Court has held that Sessions Court […]

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Supreme Court once again refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday once again refused to stay amendments to the SC/ST Act that restored the no anticipatory bail provision and said all matters including the Centre’s review petition will be heard on February 19. A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said the issue requires hearing in detail and it will […]

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Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

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The Supreme Court Thursday refused to stay the proposed amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which restored the no anticipatory bail provision for the accused. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said the pending review petition filed by the Centre against the apex court’s March 20, 2018 verdict and the pleas […]

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SC asks for attachment of bank accounts, movable properties of Amrapali Group firms

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure on Amrapali Group of companies for playing “fraud” and “dirty games” with the court and ordered attachment of all bank accounts and movable properties of 40 firms of the real estate major. The apex court also directed Amrapali Group of companies, which are yet to hand over possession […]

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SC to medical college: Pay Rs 20L penalty to each of 19 students for denying admission

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Maharashtra-based medical college to pay Rs 20 lakh as penalty to each of the 19 meritorious students who were “illegally” and “wrongly” denied admission by it six years ago. The apex court asked the college to deposit the money in three months with the Pravesh Niyantran Samiti (PNS), […]

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SC to examine if a person with ‘low vision’ can be a doctor

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine whether a person suffering from disability of ‘low vision’, in which eyesight cannot be corrected or improved, can be allowed to pursue MBBS course and treat patients.. This contentious issue came up before a vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta which wondered whether […]

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Sealing: regular bench to consider allegations of inaction, says SC

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New Delhi:  Already seized with the contentious issue of sealing of unauthorised constructions in the national capital,the Supreme Court today left it to its bench, to consider the allegations of inaction by civic bodies in going ahead with the sealing drive. A vacation bench comprising justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta said that reports […]

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Authorities not proceeding with sealing drive: Monitoring Committee

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New Delhi: A monitoring committee, which is mandated by the court to identify and seal unauthorised constructions in Delhi, today claimed in the Supreme Court that civic bodies have refused to carry out sealing drive on the ground that amendments in Master Plan of Delhi-2021 were not finalised yet. Master Plan of Delhi-2021 is a blueprint […]

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Supreme Court seeks details from real estate major Amrapali Group on money collected and invested.

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In a bid to ascertain whether there was any “siphoning” of funds, the Supreme Court today asked real estate major Amrapali Group to provide details of the money it had collected from the homebuyers and how much it had invested in its housing projects. The Supreme Court also asked the group to apprise it on […]

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Our concern limited to protection of Mahakaleshwar’s ‘lingam’: Supreme Court

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It is not for a court to decide how worship is to be performed in a temple, the Supreme Court said today stressing that its concern was only about the protection of the ‘lingam’ at the ancient Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit […]

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Contempt against woman lawyer for derogatory remarks : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today initiated contempt proceedings against a woman lawyer for using “derogatory remarks against the court” despite warnings. The top court said that despite being warned of her conduct, “she persisted and dared the court to take action against her”. The heated arguments took place when a bench of Justices Adarsh Goel, U […]

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No immediate arrest of public servants in cases under SC/ST Act: SC

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The Supreme Court today took note of the rampant misuse of the stringent Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against government servants and held that there shall be no immediate arrest on any complaint filed under the law. Before arresting a public servant under the SC/ST Act, a preliminary probe by […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to consider suggestions on safety and emission standards of small four-wheeler vehicles and Quadricycles

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to give “due consideration” to suggestions made on the issue of safety and emission standards of small four-wheeler vehicles and quadricycles. Quadricycles are a new category of cycle-like four-wheelers which are now allowed to ply on the roads. The issue before the apex court also related to the […]

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NGO plea for probing chopper deal of Chhattisgarh govt dismissed by Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition by an NGO seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the purchase of an AgustaWestland chopper by the Chhattisgarh government for VIP use in 2006-07. A bench of justices A K Goel and U U Lalit dismissed the plea by non-governmental organisation Swaraj Abhiyan and others seeking probe […]

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SC junks plea against B’deshi author Taslima Nasreen

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SC junks plea against B’deshi author Taslima Nasreen New Delhi, The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking deportation of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen and cancellation of her visa given by the Indian government. “Do you think that we do not have any other work to do”, a bench comprising Chief Justice […]

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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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SC to hear SGPC’s plea for prohibiting jokes on Sikhs

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on April 5 the plea of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) along with other petitions seeking ban on circulation of jokes about the Sikh community and said it may act if people are commercially exploiting the jokes. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and […]

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SC asks Swamy to amend plea on Jet-Etihad deal

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader to amend his plea, seeking quashing of alliance between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, by also challenging the bilateral agreement between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on increasing number of flights between the two countries. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur […]

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UP Lokyukta’s appointment on hold as SC queries UP government

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The appointment of former judge of Allahabad High Court Justice Virendra Singh as Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta was today put on hold after the Supreme Court held a special sitting on a holiday and posed embarrassing questions to SP government, which was accused of concealing facts and “playing fraud”. Hearing a fresh petition challenging the appointment, […]

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‘It Is a Scam’, Says SC on Scheme For Permanent Shelter Homes

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The Supreme Court today questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying “it is scam”. “It is a scam. Take for example Maharashtra. It received Rs 170 crore […]

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