SC reserves order on plea challenging appointment of Asthana

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The Supreme Court today said it will pass order on November 28 on a plea challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as a special director of the CBI. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre reserved its verdict after hearing the arguments of petitioner NGO Common Cause… Read more »

SC grants time to Gujarat to apprise it on action against cops in Bilkis Bano case

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The Supreme Court today granted six weeks time to the Gujarat government for apprising it on whether any disciplinary action has been initiated against policemen convicted in the 2002 Bilkis Bano gangrape case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, considered the submission of Additional Solicitor… Read more »

SC directs UP, WB, Haryana to give roadmap on urban homeless

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The Supreme Court today directed the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal to place before it a roadmap on implementation of a scheme for urban homeless, saying it was the government’s “obligation” to help these poor people. The top court perused the affidavits filed by the three states on the implementation of the… Read more »

Live video recording of court proceedings becomes a reality

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Live video recordings of judicial proceeding have started in several trial courts and tribunals in various states with the help of CCTVs installed in court rooms, the Centre today informed the Supreme Court. The apex court and various high courts have earlier refused to allow video recordings of judicial proceedings in courts. Taking a reformatory… Read more »

Bombay HC judges to facilitate auction of Aamby Valley: SC

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The Supreme Court today granted liberty to two Bombay High Court judges to adopt procedures to facilitate the auctioning of Sahara’s prized Aamby Valley properties and directed the Official Liquidator not to allow any obstruction in the process. A three-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and A K Sikri, also… Read more »

Gram Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship: SC

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A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is “meaningless” unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said today. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said no… Read more »

Will not modify Govt order banning pet coke, furnace oil: SC

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The Supreme Court today refused to modify the Centre’s notification banning the use of furnace oil and pet coke in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and asked the NTPC, which was seeking relaxation till it switches over to alternative fuel, to approach the government. The top court said this while hearing a plea by National… Read more »

SC restrains directors of JAL from alienating properties

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The Supreme Court today directed 13 directors, including five promoters of embattled Jaiprakash Associate Limited (JAL) not to alienate their personal properties and asked the firm to deposit Rs 150 crore and Rs 125 crore by December 14 and December 31 respectively. The bench accepted a demand draft of Rs 275 crore by the real… Read more »

SC examines admissibility of uncertified digital records

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The issue whether electronic records like uncertified receipts pertaining to business transactions with a bank can be relied upon as evidence in judicial proceedings, is being examined by the Supreme Court. With the growing number of electronic evidence being relied upon in judicial proceedings, the apex court today said it needed to be examined whether… Read more »