Collegium meet on Justice K M Joseph’s elevation to Supreme Court concludes

A crucial meeting of the Supreme Court Collegium was held today to discuss the issue of reconsidering the name of Uttarakhand Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation to the apex court, after it was returned by the Centre. Official sources said the members of the Collegium deliberated on the issue for nearly an hour. […]

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Pension and other benefits to former MPs justified: SC

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the entitlement of former Member of Parliament (MPs) to get pension and other benefits was “justified” as their dignity has to be maintained even after they complete their tenure as parliamentarians. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul […]

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SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India

The Bar Council of India (BCI) today said the crisis, which had erupted after four top Supreme Court judges came out openly against allocation of cases by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has been resolved internally and the “story is over now”. BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, who led a seven-member delegation and held […]

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CJI refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members : SC

In a new twist, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings today. The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, which is hearing the […]

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SC to examine term ‘grossly offensive’ of IT Act provision

Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term “grossly offensive” used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. “What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it is a vague term. We are only […]

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Move trial court against look-out notice: SC to Vectra chief

The Supreme Court today asked NRI businessman and Vectra chief Ravinder Rishi to approach the trial court for “appropriate relief” on his plea to quash the look-out notice issued by the CBI for alleged irregularities in supply of Tatra trucks to BEML. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and J Chelameswar passed the order while […]

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