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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

 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

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

 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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