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Explore use of advanced technology to give RTI replies to differently-able’ says SC

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the Centre as well as the stste to explore the use of advanced technology in providing information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act  to differently-abled persons. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said such people should have a functional-facility to receive the information as […]

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Supreme Court extends house arrest of five activists, rules out SIT probe

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the house arrest of five rights activists who were taken into custody by the Pune Police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The plea for an SIT was not entertained, with the accused given the liberty to pursue other appropriate remedies and the top court declined to appoint a SIT […]

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Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women to Sabarimala Temple

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NEW DELHI: A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday pronounced its verdict on entry of women into the Sabarimala temple of Kerala. While reading out the verdict, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, “The practice of barring women in age group of 10-50 to go inside the temple is violative of constitutional […]

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Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court To Deliver Verdict on the arrest of five activists today

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will be going to pronounce its verdict on the arrest of five rights activists in Bhima-Koregaon violence case on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five activists. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel […]

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Adultery law verdict: SC Strikes Down Section 497

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously declared that Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with adultery. A bench of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. SC strikes down Section 497. The five-judge Supreme Court bench is unanimous in ruling that Section 497 of the IPC that makes […]

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Aadhaar is Constitutionally valid, Declares Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: Pronouncing its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law,  the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid. Reading out the first of the three judgements, Justice A K Sikri said that there is sufficient defence mechanism for authentication […]

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Homosexuality is not an offence in India, Supreme Court Ends Section 377

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NEW DELHI: It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex, and after weeks of deliberation, Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex in a unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel. Chief justices Dipak Misra said  “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our […]

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Supreme Court adjourn hearing on Article 35 A to January after government argued of security issue

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday has put off hearing petitions against the Constitution’s Article 35A till January 19, 2019. The Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government argued that any decision on Article 35A could lead to deterioration of law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir where panchayat elections are scheduled to be held soon. Article 35A, […]

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HC rejects plea of 1993 blast convict for transfer

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The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of a 1993 bomb blast convict, urging the Maharashtra Government to refrain from transferring him from Aurangabad Central prison, where is currently serving a life term, to Nashik jail. Justices R Y Ganoo and AM Khanwilkar observed that the authorities have decided to shift the petitioner, Mohammed […]

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