Delhi Court : Nirbhaya Convicts to Hang on March 20 at 5:30 am

The 4 convicts, who got death penalty for the gangrape & murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi – dubbed Nirbhaya – more than 7 years ago, will be hanged on March 20, at 5:30 am. This is the 4th death warrant issued by a Delhi court. The death warrant was issued a day after […]

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Transfer of Justice Muralidhar done on recommendation of SC collegium: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said Delhi High Court judge S Muralidhar was transferred following the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, asserting that a “well-settled process” was followed. The minister’s reaction came after the Congress alleged that Justice Muralidhar was transferred by the government to save BJP leaders in the Delhi […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind hails judiciary for pursuing cherished goal of gender justice.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday hailed the efforts of the Indian judiciary in pursuing the “cherished goal of gender justice” and said that the Supreme Court has always been “pro-active and progressive”. Speaking at the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’, the president said the Supreme court has led “progressive […]

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Nirbhaya: SC reserves verdict on death row convict Mukesh’s plea to be delivered Wednesday.

The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved verdict on a plea of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President. A three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi said that it will pronounce the verdict on Wednesday on convict Mukesh Kumar […]

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Several pleas filed in SC challenging Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019

Several petitions, including those by Congress MP Jairam Ramesh and Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, were filed in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. According to the amended Act, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and […]

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President’s nod to increase number of Supreme Court judges

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed into law a Bill which seeks to increase the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court from 30 to 33 besides the Chief Justice of India. The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament earlier this week. With no vacancy, the present strength of […]

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Supreme Court seeks response from Centre on fresh plea against 10 pc quota to general category poor

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a fresh plea challenging its decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admissions to general category poor candidates. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also made it clear that there shall be no stay on the decision to grant […]

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Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s decision to grant 10 percent quota to poor in general category

The Supreme Court Friday decided to examine the Centre’s decision to grant 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to poor candidates belonging to general category. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the central government on various petitions challenging the validity of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, […]

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Supreme Court refuses to stay 10 pc quota for general category poor.

The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the Modi government’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation to economically poor in the general category but agreed to examine the validity of the constitutional amendment which paved the way for this quota. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued a notice […]

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Will work out parameters for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases: CJI

New Delhi:Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi Wednesday said “parameters” will be worked out for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases. Justice Gogoi, who took oath as the 46th CJI, said “no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed” till certain parameters are fixed for it. “We will work out the parameters then we […]

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