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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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SC judges row has been resolved: Bar Council of India

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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

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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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Crucial hearing on NJAC by constitution bench of SC

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Two days after the government notified the controversial NJAC law to remove the collegium system of appointment of judges, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will commence hearing from tomorrow to examine the validity of new measure and is likely to consider passing an interim order to staying the operation of the Act. A […]

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No need of government sanction to probe public servants: SC

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the approval of the Central Government was not necessary under Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (which governs the Central Bureau of Information) for investigation and prosecution of senior officials where inquiry/investigation into the crime under the Prevention of Corruption Act was being monitored by […]

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SC to hear plea against restart of Sterlite plant in TN

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Supreme Court is likely to hear tomorrow TNPCB’s plea against an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) allowing UK-based Vedanta Group company, Sterlite Industries Ltd, to recommence operation of its copper plant in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), in its plea, has sought quashing of NGT’s May 31 order […]

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Can’t get Y or Z security for being ex-minister: SC

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A person cannot be entitled to Y or Z category security merely on the ground of being a former minister, the Supreme Court observed today while declining to entertain the plea of a BSP leader from Uttar Pradesh. “If you as a matter of fact are not entitled under the rule for security you cannot be given security. This can’t […]

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