Fairness is backbone of show cause notice, stresses Apex court

The Supreme Court has said that a quasi-judicial authority acting in exercise of its statutory powers ‘must act fairly and must act with an open mind’ while initiating a show cause proceeding. ‘Justice is rooted in confidence and justice is the goal of a quasi-judicial proceeding also,’ said the apex court bench of Justice G.S. […]

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Apex court issues notice to Amit Shah on bail

The Supreme Court Saturday issued notice to former Gujarat minister Amit Shah on a petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking stay of the Gujarat High Court order granting him bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Shah, former minister of state for home, was arrested by the CBI July 25 for […]

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States issued notice on common medical entrance tests

The Supreme Court on Friday asked all states and associations of private medical colleges for their views on the Medical Council of India’s petition for common entrance tests for admissions to MBBS and post-graduate courses across the country. The Medical Council of India told the court that it sought common entrance tests to remove difficulties […]

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Supreme Court issues notice to Raja on 2G allocation

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Communications and IT Minister A. Raja in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. The apex court also slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for filing a case against unnamed officials, and said that the investigating agency should have named them. The petitioner wants the apex […]

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Court issues notice to defence secretary, IAF

The Delhi High Court Friday issued notices to the defence secretary and the Indian Air Force (IAF) over a plea seeking contempt proceedings against them for not granting permanent commission (PC) to nine serving women officers. Justice G.S. Sistani issued show cause notices to Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and Air Marshal K.J. Mathews, air officer-in-charge […]

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Bhopal tragedy convicts get Supreme Court notice

The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notices to all the seven convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy on a petition of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that seeks review of the court’s 1996 judgment which diluted offences against them. The judgment diluted the charge against the accused, including former chief of Union Carbide India’s operations […]

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