Verifying details of amount for workers welfare plan:CAG to SC

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Govenrment auditor CAG today told the Supreme Court that they were verifying the details of the money collected by states and union territories under the 1996 Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act. A consultant with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that… Read more »

Probe concluded in scribe’s murder case: CBI tells SC

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The CBI today informed the Supreme Court that it has concluded the probe into the murder of journalist Rajdev Ranjan and filed a charge sheet against eight accused including RJD strongman Mohd Shahabuddin. Replying to another query by the court, the agency said it has not yet probed the issue relating to media reports featuring… Read more »

Rohingya refugees illegal, pose security threat: Centre to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed “serious national security ramifications”. The Centre’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and… Read more »

SC anguished over children deaths in child care institutions

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The government is “oblivious” to the deaths of children in custody, the Supreme Court said today, expressing “distress” that these kids were not only “voiceless” but seem to be “dispensable” as well. Voicing disconcert over the lack of documentation on the number of unnatural deaths of children in child care institutions, a bench of Justices… Read more »

SC notice to Centre, states on plea over safety of students

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A plea seeking framing of “non- negotiable” child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder today prompted the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and all state governments. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued… Read more »