Homosexuality is an offence: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the decision of the Delhi high court, which had in 2009 decriminalised sexual relation between persons belonging to same sex. The apex court upheld the constitutional validity of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that makes anal sex a punishable offence. LGBT activists, whose sexual relationships had been […]

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Huge spike in crime against women in Delhi : SC

New Delhi, Oct 30: In 288 days, till Oct 15 this year, the national capital witnessed an alarming rise in crime against women. On average, five women were raped, and 10 molested, kidnapped or abducted, and nine subjected to cruelty each day. This rate of crime is nearly double that for the corresponding period of […]

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SC slams Centre for no uniformity among tribunals

The Supreme Court slammed the Centre for not bringing uniformity in dealing with appointment, tenure and facilities for judges heading judicial or quasi-judicial tribunals and said it would pass order if the government failed to do so in four weeks. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya expressed its anguish that […]

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Answers to Prez Ref will not undo 2G verdict: SC

The Supreme Court today said the opinion of its Constitution Bench on the Presidential Reference arising out of its 2G Spectrum judgement will not have “undoing” impact on the verdict by which the allocation of 122 licences were cancelled. “All of us so far know that answers given to the Presidential Reference has no meaning […]

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2G:SC to consider extending deadline if Govt gives undertaking

The Supreme Court today said it will consider extending its August 31 deadline given to complete the process of fresh auctioning of 2G spectrum cancelled licences only if the Telecom Secretary gives an undertaking that its judgement would be implemented. A bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan said it will not […]

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Unable to find who leaked Radia tapes: Government tells SC

The Government on Thursday filed a report in the Supreme Court saying it has been unable to find the source which leaked the tapes containing conversation between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and others including Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata. “In a nutshell, the report says it is difficult to find by which source it was […]

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Impeachment proceedings against Dinakaran to continue: Supreme Court

In a major setback for Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the impeachment proceedings against him would continue. However, the court asked the chairman of the Judges Inquiry Committee (JIC) to replace senior counsel P.P. Rao after Dinakaran alleged that Rao was biased against him.An apex court bench […]

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Contempt notice to Rajnigandha maker for using plastic pouches

The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the Dharampal Satyapal Group of Companies — manufacturers of chewing tobaco Rajnigandha and Tulsi — for marketing their product in plastic pouches in violation of court orders of December 2010. An apex court bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly issued notice to the […]

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Apex court to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Batcha’s death

The Supreme Court will Thursday hear an application seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of Sadiq Batcha , who had been questioned by the investigating agency in the 2G spectrum scam. An apex court bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly said it would hear the matter after […]

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Deadline for ban on gutka in plastic sachet stays

In a setback for chewing tobacco manufacturers, the Supreme Court Thursday declined to extend the March 1 deadline banning the marketing of tobacco products in plastic sachets.An apex court bench of Justices G.S Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly, however, said the central government’s rules prohibiting the plastic packaging, which was to come into force with immediate […]

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