Selection of successful DJS candidates would remain intact: SC

The Supreme Court today said the selection of 15 successful candidates of the Delhi Judicial Services examinations held last year would remain and sought response of the Delhi High Court registry on its view that the answer sheets of other examinees be examined again. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant asked […]

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Teesta’s fund embezzlement case: SC extends arrest protection

The Supreme Court today extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to Teesta Setalvad and her husband in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots. A bench comprising Justices A R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel said the […]

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Rahul Gandhi appears in Maharashtra court in RSS defamation case

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today appeared in a local court in connection with a criminal defamation case against him, notwithstanding the Supreme Court stay on the proceedings in the matter. He presented himself before Magistrate D P Kale in line with the commitment given by his counsel on March 30. The court posted the […]

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SC seeks govts’ stands on transgenders’ rights

The Supreme Court om Monday sought the stands of the Centre and various state governments on a plea for declaring transgenders as citizens with a third category of gender and demanding equal protection and rights for them. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra also issued notices to four Union ministries – the […]

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SC refuses to rely on Chawla natural resources report

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 […]

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Auction not the only route for resource allocation:SC

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 […]

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No recognition of unaided schools at cost of aided ones: SC

The state is justified in denying recognition to unaided schools if it adversely affects the interests of the government run-aided schools, the Supreme Court has held. “The state spends large amount by way of aid, grant etc for running schools in the aided sector as well as the state-owned schools. ” Indiscriminate grant of recognition […]

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