Is Supreme Court losing its moral authority? Lawyers wonder

As allegations of “unwelcome behaviour” against retired Supreme Court judges – two have surfaced so far – are denting the institution’s moral authority, an informal in-house mechanism is required to determine the veracity of such allegations and a single yardstick should be applied for any probes into the charges, eminent lawyers say. They have also […]

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SC directs de-sealing of stadium’s stands for IPL match

Chennai Corporation has directed by the Supreme court of India to de-seal three stands with 12,000 seats in M A Chidambaram Stadium for today’s IPL match between Chennai Superkings and Delhi Daredevils. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra, however, said that the stands will remain closed for other matches and they cannot […]

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UP seeks SC nod for beautification of Taj Mahal

A notice to the Centre and Archaeological Survey of India has issued by the Supreme Court of India seeking their responses to Uttar Pradesh government’s plea for its permission for beautification of areas near the Taj Mahal. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also sought a response from central pollution control board on the state […]

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Airhostess moves SC to get her contract renewed by Air India

Salome Sinosit an air hostess has moved to Supreme Court of India for directions to the company to take her back because her contract was not renewed by an Air India subsidiary on the grounds that she has become overweight. Petitioner Salome Sinosit, 39, was an airhostess in Airline Allied Services Limited, a subsidiary of Air India. […]

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Gangrape: Friend’s interview cannot be treated as evidence, says SC

“The interview given by the friend of December 16 gangrape victim to the media cannot be treated as an evidence in the case,” ruled by the Supreme court of India here in New Delhi. The accused had filed a petition in Delhi High Court praying that the interview given to the media by the friend […]

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NIA to probe Italian marines’ case, trial on daily basis: SC

NIA has been allowed by the by the Supreme court of India here in Delhi to probe the case against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen and asked the special court to conduct the trial on a day-to-day basis after the charge sheet is filed. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir […]

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Gujarat to file review plea on lions translocation

In the Supreme court the review petition will get file by the Gujarat Government against translocation of lions to Madhya Pradesh before May 14. The decision was taken at an urgent meet of the state wildlife board chaired by CM Narendra Modi. The government, it seems, has finally sought to consult wildlife experts, who form part of […]

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SC grants four weeks more to Sanjay Dutt to surrender

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has got four more weeks to surrender to serve the remaining period of sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court of India. Sanjay will now have to surrender on May 16. Sentenced for five years for possessing weapons illegally during the 1993 Mumbai riots, Dutt wanted six more […]

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Govt officials’ ACRs can’t be made public: SC

A plea for disclosure of the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of public servants under the RTI Act has been rejected by the Supreme court of India. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya upheld the Delhi High Court’s order that the annual performance appraisal reports (APARs), previously known as ACRs, of a public […]

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New law soon to prosecute sea pirates: Govt to SC

The Supreme Court of India has been informed by the Centre that it will soon bring a legislation to ensure effective prosecution of pirates and taking all possible steps to bring back Indian seamen who are being held hostages. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, External Affairs Ministry said that the Piracy Bill […]

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