MP political crisis: SC suggests Speaker interact with rebel MLAs via video link.

The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker N P Prajapati should interact with the rebel Congress MLAs through video link or the court can appoint an observer to allay the fear that the legislators are in captivity. However, the Speaker refused to accept the top court’s proposal. A bench comprising Justices […]

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Disciplinary Action Against Employee For Conviction In Criminal Case Not Barred Due To Suspension Of Sentence : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has reiterated that disciplinary action against an employee for conviction in a criminal case is not barred due to the suspension of sentence. On this premise, a division bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta set aside a judgment passed by a division bench of Gujarat High Court which restrained the Life […]

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SC to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of Article 370 in April

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution till April 2019, following a request by the state and the Centre.  The Centre had asked for the adjournment saying the current situation is very sensitive in the state. Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M […]

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J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls […]

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UIDAI’s proposal to hire social media agency is against its submissions, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court  said the proposal of the Unique Identification Authority of India to hire an agency  to monitor various social media platforms and monitor such platforms was contrary to its earlier submissions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to […]

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Supreme Court, gave states one week’s time to show exercise To Prevent Mob Lynching

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday gave states one week’s time  to give a report on what steps they have taken to prevent mob lynching. Only nine states have replied to the Supreme Court so far, the top court warned the remaining states that their respective Home Secretaries will be summoned if they fail to file the report within the […]

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Supreme Court dismissed, plea seeking ban the on the book ‘Meesha’said Craftsmanship of writer deserves to be respected

NEW DELHI: A SC Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra expounded that,”Craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected, seeking to ban the book ‘Meesha’ for allegedly depicting Hindu women visiting temples in derogatory light, saying the Top court said craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected”. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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SC rejects plea for minimum punishment, of two years for electoral offences

NEW DELHI:  A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to entertain plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offences by candidates and political parties. The bench refused to entertain a PIL filed by advocate that sought to make electoral offences cognisable. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay that sought to make electoral offences […]

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SC to hear PIL for making ‘Yoga’ compulsory for students

The Supreme Court would next week hear a plea seeking framing of a ‘National Yoga Policy’ and making ‘Yoga’ compulsory for students of Class I-VIII across the country. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao has agreed to hear on November 7 the PIL that […]

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HC slams Mumbai Police for arresting cartoonist for sedition

The Bombay High Court today slammed Mumbai Police for arresting cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on “frivolous” grounds and “without application of mind”, saying its action breached his freedom of speech and expression. “How can you (police) arrest people on frivolous grounds? You arrest a cartoonist and breach his liberty of freedom of speech and expression,” a […]

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