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CBI probe in Hathras case to be monitored by Allahabad HC : Supreme Court

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The CBI investigation in the sensational Hathras case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, will now be monitored by the Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court Tuesday said. The apex court said that all the aspects of the case, including monitoring of probe and providing security to the […]

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In lockdown, estranged parents can have electronic access to kids: Supreme Court

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A plea in the Supreme Court on Thursday sought direction to resolve the custody issue faced by a parent, who could not get custody of the children, due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown, which obstructed physical visitation. The petitioner argued before the bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and […]

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

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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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Supreme Court asks senior lawyers to deicide for deliberation issues related to discrimination against women.

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The Supreme Court Monday asked four senior lawyers to convene a meeting on January 17 to decide on the issues to be deliberated by it in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at religious places including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. The top court however made it clear at the outset that […]

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New roster released by SC to hear works like PILs by CJI S A Bobde.

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 The Supreme Court has released a new roster of work saying that PILs would now be heard by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and three other senior most judges of the apex court. In the roster of allocation of work that took effect from November 26, CJI Bobde has kept Public Interest Litigations […]

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Article 370: Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging curbs in J-K

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The Supreme Court reserved on Wednesday its verdict on a batch of pleas including that of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad challenging the restriction imposed in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench of Justice N V Ramana, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice B R […]

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Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court refers to previous judgements on floor test

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While ordering floor test for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court Tuesday referred to its past decisions on Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand where it had ordered similar exercise in times of political crisis. The first decision it mentioned was upholding the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then Assembly […]

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Supreme Court asks Centre to produce governor’s letters inviting BJP to form govt

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The Supreme Court on Sunday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to place before it on Monday morning the letters of the Governor recommending revocation of President’s Rule and inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form government in Maharashtra. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna also issued notices to the Centre and […]

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Raja Bahadur property: Supreme Court directs matter to CJI for reference to larger bench

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With two judges arriving at different conclusions, the Supreme Court has directed that the issue of acquisition of properties of the late Raja Bahadur Sardar Singh of Khetri, a member of the Constituent Assembly, by the Rajasthan government be placed before the Chief Justice of India for reference to a larger bench. While Justice R […]

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Supreme Court stays NSA detention order against man accused of cow slaughter

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On Friday, the Supreme Court stayed a detention order passed under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against an Uttar Pradesh man accused of cow slaughter. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman also issued a notice on the plea by Mehboob Ali, said his counsel Narveer Dabas. Ali said in the plea that the “stringent […]

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Ayodhya case : Chances Brighten for Verdict in November

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Chances of the SC giving a final verdict in Nov. in the 70-year-old litigation for ownership of the 2.77 acre Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya brightened as all Hindu parties, who were awarded 2-3rd of the disputed land by the Allahabad HC, have completed their arguments. The hearing had started on Aug 6. Giving a […]

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Law student traced, Supreme Court meets her, will stay in Delhi for 4 days

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Directing UP police to produce the missing Shahjahanpur law student who was traced to Rajasthan Friday, a Supreme Court bench, after interacting with her in the evening instructed that she be accommodated in a short-stay home in New Delhi for four days. The woman was reported missing a week ago from Shahjahanpur, & her father had accused […]

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A Year After Supreme Court’s Sec 377 Order, LGBT+ Community Waits for Inclusive Laws

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Reading down of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) isn’t enough to secure the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)+ community, according to a study that has highlighted the need to repeal section 377 to prevent its misuse in cases of violence involving same sex relations. In a landmark judgment […]

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Supreme Court Collegium proposes Elevation of Justices Ravindra Bhat, Krishna Murari, Hrishikesh and Ramasubramanian Roy as Supreme Court Judges [Read Resolution]

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The SC Collegium has recommended the elevation of four Chief Justices of High Courts as Supreme Court judges. They are : 1.    Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice of High Court of Rajasthan 2.    Justice V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal Pradesh 3.    Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice of High Court […]

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Amrapali Case: List of Aggrieved Homebuyers Submitted to SC

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A list of 6,000 aggrieved homebuyers of 6 different Amrapali projects was on Friday submitted to the SC on its direction by their counsel M L Lahoty. On Aug 26, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Lahoty to furnish project-wise details of the people, who are presently residing in various apartments of the […]

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Missing LLM student found in Rajasthan, Supreme Court asks Police to bring her to Court, will interact with her in Chambers

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The missing 23-year-old LLM student has been found by the Police in Rajasthan on Friday morning. She will be produced in the Supreme Court in before the police take her home. The law student had gone missing after accusing BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, 72, of harassment. Her family had expressed concerns about her safety and accused the Police of trying to pressurise […]

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Media Reports suggests: Supreme Court Collegium set to recommend four new Judges for Supreme Court

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Names of Krishna Murari, Chief Justice Punjab & Haryana High Court, Hrishikesh Roy, Chief Justice, Kerala High Court, Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court & V Ramasubramanian, Chief Justice Himachal Pradesh High Court, had been recommended by the SC Collegium for appointment as Apex Court Judges. People familiar with the appointments process confirmed that on Wednesday, […]

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Chinmayanand case: lawyers move Supreme Court over missing victim

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Suo motu cognisance In a letter to Chief Justice (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, a group of lawyers requested the SC to take suo motu cognisance of the issue. They also mentioned the matter before the Bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana. Initially, the SC asked lawyers to approach the HC but later asked them to submit […]

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Supreme Court extends protection from arrest to Chidambaram till Thursday in INX Media money laundering case

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The Supreme Court Wednesday extended till tomorrow the interim protection from arrest granted to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna heard arguments advanced by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who said that Chidambaram was […]

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Amrapali case: SC orders release of Rs 7 cr to NBCC to complete 2 stalled projects

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On Monday, the Supreme Court directed the release of Rs 7 crore from the Court’s Bank account to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete two stalled projects of embattled real estate group Amrapali in Noida & Greater Noida. To ensure the speedy work a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Noida & Greater Noida […]

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Babri demolition: SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judge’s tenure

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pass orders within two weeks on extension of tenure of the special judge conducting trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, in Lucknow. A bench of justices R F Nariman and […]

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Triple Talaq: SC issues notice to Centre on plea against new law; agrees to examine validity

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The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine the validity of a newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through triple talaq among Muslims a punishable offence entailing imprisonment of up to three years. A bench of justices N V Ramana and Ajay Rastogi issued notice the Centre on a batch of […]

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Triple Talaq: SC agrees to examine validity of new law; issues notice to Centre

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The Supreme Court Friday agreed to examine the validity of a newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through triple talaq among Muslims a punishable offence entailing imprisonment of up to three years. A bench of justices N V Ramana and Ajay Rastogi issued notice to the Centre on a batch of […]

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Justice Patnaik completes probe into larger conspiracy against Gogoi, report likely by mid-Sept

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A Supreme Court-appointed one-man panel, holding inquiry into allegations of “larger conspiracy” to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has completed its task and is likely to submit the report by mid September. Sources said Tuesday that Justice A K Patnaik, a retired Supreme Court judge who was appointed by the apex court, examined […]

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