Supreme Court refuses, Reservation in job promotions

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench. There is a need for quantifiable data to give reservation,” the apex court said. The court also clarified that there is no need to collect quantifiable data of backwardness […]

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SC waives 6-month waiting period, grants divorce to couple

The Supreme Court has allowed an estranged couple’s plea for divorce by mutual consent by waiving the waiting period of six months, exercising its powers under the Constitution to do “complete justice”. A bench of justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Fali Nariman granted the relief to the couple after taking into consideration their several years […]

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Sanction should not be granted in vexatious trial:SC

The competent authority should not grant sanction to try government officials if prosecution is “simply vexatious”, the Supreme Court today said.A bench comprising justices Kurian Joseph and Abhay Manohar Sapre said that once the prosecution is of the view that no case is made out to prosecute an accused, “unless the court finds otherwise, there […]

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SC allows ailing Italian Marine to go home

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala coast, to return home for medical treatment for four months. But SC made the relief conditional on the accused and the Italian government giving a clear undertaking on dates of departure and return. “Undertaking should be […]

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