Supreme Court rejectes to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

NEW DELHI: A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, refused to stay the recent amendments brought in to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)  Act, 1989. The bench issued notice to the Centre but refused to stay the amendments, saying “no stay can be granted without hearing the government”. The bench asked the […]

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Supreme Court Notice to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh on HC bifurcation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court ordered the Andhra Pradesh government and the High Court to send their explanations in writing, on the Centre’s appeal challenging the High Court orders which directed the Union of India to locate a site within Andhra Pradesh for setting up a permanent High Court for that state. Telangana government’s advocate Mukul Rohatgi and […]

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Congress claims fake voters in MP: Supreme Court get Involved

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on the plea of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters’ list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the EC and […]

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Supreme Court to hear in July plea to restrain MPs making statements on judges removal

The Supreme Court today said that it would hear in the third week of July a plea seeking to restrain members of Parliament (MPs) from making public statements on removal of a judge of higher judiciary without there being any such notice in Parliament. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, while […]

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Supreme Court rejects GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking protection from arrest

The Supreme Court today dismissed former GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal and for an independent probe into the alleged killings of Gorkhaland supporters in the state. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan rejected the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s plea […]

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Provision for parents’ concurrence to hike fee, illegal: HC

A provision in city government’s February 2009 notification, stipulating unaided private schools to hike their fees only with the concurrence of their Parents Teachers Association is illegal, Delhi High Court held on Saturday. While setting up a three-member panel yesterday to scrutinise the accounts of various unaided private schools, to determine the validity of the […]

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