SC refuses to rely on Chawla natural resources report

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The Supreme Court today refused to rely on a report of a high-level committee, headed by former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, favouring auction as the route for disposal of natural resources, saying the report is yet to be accepted by the government. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia, while delivering… Read more »

Auction not the only route for resource allocation:SC

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Auctions are not the only permissible method for disposal of natural resources across sectors, the Supreme Court Monday said holding that the 2G verdict was confined to allocation of spectrum and is not applicable to other resources. Giving its opinion on the Presidential reference arising out of 2G verdict, a five-judge constitution bench headed by… Read more »

SC says reporting of trial proceedings can be postponed

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The Supreme Court today laid down a constitutional principle where aggrieved parties can seek from appropriate court the postponement of the publication of court hearings and a decision taken on a case-by-case basis. The court, however, refrained from framing broad guidelines for reporting of sub-judice court matters, saying it cannot be done “across the board.”… Read more »

PM has agreed for CRA meeting over Cauvery row

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The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will soon convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to consider Tamil Nadu’s plea for release of 25.373 tmfct of water from Cauvery river to save the state’s standing crops. In an affidavit filed through counsel Wasim… Read more »