Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in December 16 gangrape.  A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the petitioner, “What kind of prayer are you making?” It further said, “You are making the court a joke.” The PIL filed… Read more »

Identity of rape victim can’t be disclosed says SC

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court issued important directives to protect privacy and reputation of victims of rape crimes including those who have died, cannot be disclosed “even in a remote manner.  A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said this while refusing to agree with an argument that in certain matters, the victim’s name should… Read more »

Funds for Durga Puja committees: SC refuses to stay WB decision to grant Rs 28 crore

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the decision of the West Bengal government to grant 28 crore rupees Durga puja committees across the state. The court, however, refused to interfere with the decision, saying the amount must be distributed only through the state police. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however,… Read more »

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC lifts ban on reporting

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court with an instruction for the media to exercise restraint and not to misreport or sensationalise such news, lifts the ban on reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta vacated the August 23 order of the Patna High Court. The Patna… Read more »

Odd-Even’ for two-wheelers in Delhi, SC stays NGT order

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today stayed NGT order directing that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be implemented for two-wheelers too in Delhi. Earlier National Green Tribunal’s 2017 order had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak Gupta was told by… Read more »

SC refuses to extend deadline for third-party insurance for vehicles

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend cars and two-wheelers  third-party insurance cover from September 1. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and S Abdul Nazeer dismissed a petition filed by the General Insurance Council, which had sought an extension of the deadline. The current insurance cover period is one year. The apex court had on… Read more »

SC shows displeasure as states not appointments the board of visitors for jails by states

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed its disappointment that several states have not yet appointed the board of visitors who regularly inspect prisons to ensure that they are being run in accordance with rules. While terming the appointment of board of visitors “an absolute necessity”, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta… Read more »

Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the… Read more »