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Plea on manual scavenging: Can’t compel anyone to file their replies : SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday observed that it cannot compel states to file their replies on the issue of manual scavenging, and said it will proceed with the hearing on the plea related to it.   A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian listed the matter for further […]

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SC allows Centre to go ahead with foundation stone-laying ceremony for Central Vista project

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The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre to go ahead with the proposed foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Central Vista project after the government assured it that no construction or demolition work would commence till the apex court decides the pending pleas on the issue. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench headed by […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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SC to examine plea seeking reservation for orphans on par with SC, ST, OBC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for orphans, who have no linkage in society, on par with those belonging to the SC/ST and OBC category. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi issued notice to the Centre seeking its response to […]

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Authorities not proceeding with sealing drive: Monitoring Committee

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New Delhi: A monitoring committee, which is mandated by the court to identify and seal unauthorised constructions in Delhi, today claimed in the Supreme Court that civic bodies have refused to carry out sealing drive on the ground that amendments in Master Plan of Delhi-2021 were not finalised yet. Master Plan of Delhi-2021 is a blueprint […]

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SC: Wife not a chattel, husband can’t force her to live with him

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A wife is not a “chattel” or an “object” and she cannot be forced to reside with her husband even if the man desires to live with her, the Supreme Court has said. The supreme court observed this while hearing a matter in which a woman, who lodged a criminal case against her husband alleging […]

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To complete probe into 2G scam in 6 months : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today directed investigating agencies CBI and ED to complete their probe into the 2G spectrum allocation cases and other related matters in six months. A bench of Justices Arun Misra and Naveen Sinha directed the Centre to file a status report on investigation into the 2G spectrum scam and related cases arising […]

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Use technology for welfare of children : Supreme Court

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 India’s status as a technological power house in the world would remain on paper if the state does not take advantage of its resources to benefit the children or track the missing ones, the Supreme Court has said. The Supreme court, while stressing the need for use of technology in Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) and […]

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Chhattisgarh entitled for choice of chopper : Supreme Court

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In a relief to Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh, the Supreme Court today said the state government was entitled to make a choice to purchase an AgustaWestland helicopter for VVIP use and there was no record to show that it could have been procured at a lesser price. The top court also gave clean chit […]

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SC questions Delhi government and DDA over proposed amendments in DMP

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The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also asked DDA, Delhi government and the municipal agencies to file withing a […]

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Ayodhya: Supreme Court asks parties to file English translation of documents

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 The Supreme Court today asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never intended […]

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BCCI response on Sreesanth’s plea : SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from BCCI on controversial cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea challenging the life ban imposed on him by the apex cricket body. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India and two […]

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Agusta deal: SC asks searching questions to Chhattisgarh

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 The Supreme Court today posed searching questions to the Chhattisgarh government on the purchase of a AgustaWestland helicopter for VIP use in 2006-07 and asked what was the “interest” of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son in this. A bench comprising Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit asked the state about the allegations of […]

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Supreme Court questions maintainability of Subramanian Swamy’s plea in Sunanda case

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The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the […]

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Take interim steps for appointments in tribunals: SC to Govt

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and other stakeholders to sit together and formulate an “interim arrangement” to deal with appointments to be made in various tribunals in the country. The top court, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Finance Act 2017 and the rules under it to regulate […]

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