Supreme Court to hear in July plea to restrain MPs making statements on judges removal

The Supreme Court today said that it would hear in the third week of July a plea seeking to restrain members of Parliament (MPs) from making public statements on removal of a judge of higher judiciary without there being any such notice in Parliament. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, while […]

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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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No justification to suspend operation of Lokpal Act: SC

There is no justification to keep the enforcement of Lokpal Act suspended till the proposed amendments, including on the issue of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, are cleared by Parliament, the Supreme Court said today. The apex court said the Act was an eminently workable piece of legislation and it “does not create […]

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“Parl should approve revised nat’l policy on elderly”

Parliament should approve the national policy on welfare of elderly person in view of a “grey tsunami” which is likely to overtake the nation, an NGO has told the Supreme Court. The report on policies for elderly and suggestions was filed before a bench of Justices M B Lokur and P C Pant which took […]

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Sovereignty is not given but asserted : Supreme Court judge

Sovereignty is not “given” but it is asserted, According to the Supreme Court of India while holding that the Italian marines allegedly involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala can be prosecuted under municipal laws. The apex court did not agree with the contention of the marines that the […]

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Supreme Court refuses to interfere in FDI in retail policy

In Delhi The Supreme Court refused to interfere with the policy on FDI in retail saying that if it does not stand in Parliament then it would be at government’s peril. A bench of justice RM Lodha and AR Dave told that the policy making is the “sole prerogative of the executive” and refused to […]

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Introduce HIV/AIDS bill in parliament, demand affected people

Around 200 HIV-positive people staged a protest in the capital Monday demanding that a bill to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament. At present the bill is with the health ministry.Holding a banner and protesting outside the health ministry Monday, Sahil from the Om Prakash […]

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New anti-piracy law ready for parliament

With the Indian Navy nabbing over 120 Somali pirates in the last six months, India has prepared a draft anti-piracy law that is likely to be tabled in the monsoon session of parliament beginning August 1, an official said.The draft legislation, prepared in consultation with all the maritime stakeholders, including the navy and the coast […]

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Advani demands emergency session of parliament

In his reaction to the crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday urged President Pratibha Patil to convene an emergency session of parliament. “I want the president to take cognisance of the happenings in the country for the past six months and convene an emergency session of […]

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Parliament passes bill to change name of Orissa

Orissa will hereafter be called ‘Odisha’ and the Oriya language will be known as ‘Odia’ with Parliament giving approval to amendment of the Constitution and also passing the related bill. The Rajya Sabha passed the Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill and adopted the Constitution (113th) Amendment Bill after a brief debate with members from […]

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