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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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

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

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

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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