Outgoing CJI Gogoi declines requests for interviews and lauds media for maturity in trying times of Supreme Court.

Outgoing Chief Justice India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday expressed his inability to have one-to-one interview with scribes and lauded the press for its “maturity” and “character” in preventing “canards and falsehood” in “trying times” of the judiciary. Justice Gogoi, the 46th CJI and the first from a north-eastern state, said it was not the […]

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Supreme Court voices displeasure at defence ministry: Manipur ‘fake’ encounters

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. A bench comprising justices Madan […]

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Supreme Court concerned about overcrowding in prisons, asks HCs to look into issue

The Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150 per cent of the capacity, and asked all the high courts to consider the issue as it involves “violation of human rights”. The supreme court requested the chief justices of the high courts to take up the […]

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Supreme Court: Open up Eastern Expressway for public by May 31

The Supreme Court today directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to throw open the Eastern Peripheral Expressway for the public by May 31, asking why were they “waiting” for its inauguration by the Prime Minister. The apex court said if the 135-km expressway, which envisages signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar […]

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Supreme Court: Take action against officials responsible for illegal constructions

The Supreme Court today suggested that the Himachal Pradesh government should take action against those officials who were posted in Kasauli when illegal constructions came up there and sought their names and designations. The apex court also asked the state what action it has taken against those officials who were responsible for the unauthorised constructions […]

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NALSA to Supreme Court: 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims get compensation

In a “startling” revelation, the Supreme Court was today told that hardly 5-10 per cent sexual assault victims across the country were getting compensation under the relevant schemes in various states. The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) told a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that as per the available data of […]

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Task force to examine safety of buildings, Centre tells Supreme Court: Sealing

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the special task force (STF), which would be set up to oversee the enforcement of laws to deal with unauthorised constructions and encroachments in Delhi, would also look into the safety aspects of buildings which have been built legally. The government told a bench of Justices Madan […]

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SC: Wife not a chattel, husband can’t force her to live with him

A wife is not a “chattel” or an “object” and she cannot be forced to reside with her husband even if the man desires to live with her, the Supreme Court has said. The supreme court observed this while hearing a matter in which a woman, who lodged a criminal case against her husband alleging […]

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DND flyway toll issue would be hear in July: SC

The Supreme Court today said it would hear in July the matter related to the Allahabad High Court ruling which stated that no toll should be collected from the commuters using the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that report filed in the matter by the […]

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SC protest: Complete breakdown of law and order in Delhi

There is a “complete breakdown” of law and order in Delhi, the Supreme Court said today, expressing anguish over the strikes and ‘dharnas’ against the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital. The top court came down heavily on the Centre and other authorities for their “failure” to do their job, saying due to this, […]

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