The Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL seeking consecutive jail terms in cases of corruption and terrorism

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear after four weeks the PIL seeking various jail terms awarded to a convict under special laws on corruption and terrorism to run consecutively, as in countries like the US, and not concurrently. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde considered the submissions by lawyer and […]

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 The Supreme Court asks J&K HC Juvenile Justice Committee to examine fresh allegations of detention of minors

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the four member juvenile justice committee of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to examine afresh allegations of detention of minors by security forces in the state after abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana asked the committee to place its report as expeditiously […]

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Coastal road work: Supreme Court dismisses contempt plea against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

The Supreme Court (SC) recently dismissed a contempt petition which alleged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had carried out new construction work for the coastal road project in violation of its previous order. On May 6, the Apex court had modified a status quo order of the Bombay high court (HC), allowing work to […]

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SC notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on 85 pesticides

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine a plea seeking ban on nearly 85 pesticides that are being used in India on the grounds that they pose health hazard. A bench of Justices Arun Misra and Vineet Saran issued notices to the Centre and other authorities concerned on the plea which also sought empowering state […]

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Supreme Court adjourns hearing on fresh plea against Article 35A

New Delhi:-The Supreme Court today adjourned its hearing on a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir assembly to define “permanent residents” for bestowing special rights and privileges to them.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud did not […]

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 The Supreme Court closes proceedings against Tej Pratap in murder case.

 The Supreme Court today closed proceedings against former Bihar minister Tej Pratap, son of jailed RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in the murder case of a Siwan-based journalist. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI to investigate allegations relating to media reports featuring photographs and videos that showed Pratap, former Bihar health minister, along with […]

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Police chief can appoint officer to probe outside jurisdiction

The Supreme Court has held that a DGP has the power to appoint a superior police officer to investigate a criminal case registered outside his territorial jurisdiction. A bench comprising justices Ranjana Gogoi and Prafulla C Pant set aside a Kerala High Court order which held that state police chief cannot appoint any officer beyond […]

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Govt to seeks jurists’ views on bill to scrap collegium system

Displaying earnest, government will seek the views of jurists and former judges on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission bill it plans to bring in Parliament to replace the present collegium system where judges appoint judges. Sources said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will listen to top jurists and former judges on Monday to elicit their […]

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Ashram deaths: Asaram Bapu, son summoned

As The Supreme Court refused to order a CBI probe into death of two children at Asaram Bapu’s ashram here, a commission probing the 2008 case ordered the religious guru and his son to appear before it. The Justice (retired) D K Trivedi Commission asked Asaram Bapu to remain present before it on December 1, […]

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Supreme Court asks Manipur take on alleged extra-judicial killings

The Manipur government rapped by The Supreme Court for not filing a report on alleged extra-judicial killings in the state, saying “people are dying out there”. A bench headed by justice Aftab Alam directed the government to file its response within two weeks and also asked the attorney general to assist the court in deciding the […]

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