Supreme Court grants time till Sept 6 to CBI to complete probe in accident case involving Unnao rape survivor

The Supreme Court Monday granted to the CBI time till September 6 to complete the investigation into the road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed. The apex court, which had earlier given two weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, extended […]

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s appeal against his conviction in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S K Kaul also issued notice on Kumar’s bail plea Kumar, 73, surrendered before a trial court […]

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PIL in SC against govt’s move to authorise 10 agencies to intercept, monitor any computer

NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the recent Ministry of Home Affairs order authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, decrypt “any information” on computers. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to […]

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Bihar police says ex-minister Manju Verma untraceable; SC expresses shock

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it was “quite shocked” that the Bihar police was unable to trace and arrest former state minister Manju Verma, who had stepped down from the cabinet in the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, in a case related to alleged recovery of illegal ammunition from her. A bench […]

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Supreme Court gets 4 new judges

New Delhi: Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi were Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court, taking its strength to 28. The swearing in ceremony started at 10:30 am in court number 1 of the apex court and Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to […]

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Will appoint Lokayukta within three months: Nagaland tells SC

New Delhi:The Nagaland government on Wednesday gave an undertaking before the Supreme Court that it would appoint the state Lokayukta within three months. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, which was hearing a PIL seeking appointment of an anti-graft ombudsman in every state, took note of the affidavit of the Nagaland chief secretary […]

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Koregaon-Bhima case: SC refuses to interfere with arrests of five activists

New Delhi:The Supreme Court Friday refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and declined to appoint a SIT to probe their arrest. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in a 2:1 verdict, refused the plea seeking the immediate […]

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PIL in SC challenging Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi:A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state. The plea has said the special provision was “temporary” in nature at the time of framing of […]

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SC extends house arrest of rights activists till Sep 19

The Supreme Court Monday said that it will examine two days later whether there is material supporting the arrest of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra extended till September 19 the house arrest of the five rights activists–Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, […]

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Kerala church scandal: SC to hear tomorrow anticipatory bail plea of priest

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the anticipatory bail plea of Father Soni Abraham Varghese in connection with the sex scandal case involving four clergymen attached to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud agreed to hear […]

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