Physical hearing may begin in some courts in Supreme Court from next week

A committee of seven Supreme Court judges is learnt to have recommended holding physical hearings in at least two or three of the 15 benches in the apex court as early as next week with some additional safety measures. The apex court, since March 25, has been holding hearings through video conferencing due to a […]

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Supreme Court voices displeasure at defence ministry: Manipur ‘fake’ encounters

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. A bench comprising justices Madan […]

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Supreme Court: Centre seeks stay of SC order on SC/ST law

The Centre today demanded a stay on the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act, with the top court saying it was “100 per cent” in favour of protecting the rights of these communities and punishing those guilty of atrocities against them. The observations by a bench of Justices A K Goel and U U […]

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Supreme Court declines to stay its 20 March verdict on SC/ST verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to keep in abeyance its 20 March order on the SC/ST Act but said it will consider in detail the Centre’s review petition. A bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U. Lalit, while referring to the large-scale nationwide violence during the protest against the verdict, said that people who […]

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Supreme Court asks CBI if it intends to examine Chidambaram

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if it proposed to examine former finance minister P. Chidambaram on the clearance given to the Aircel-Maxis deal over which a charge sheet had been filed in August. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice S.A. Bobde asked senior counsel K.K. Venugopal, […]

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2G: Balwa seeks withdrawal of statement from court

Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa today moved a special court seeking its permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in response to the court’s query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. Balwa, who had on May 10 faced court’s ire which had said that he “deserved” to be taken […]

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CBI for Anil & Tina Ambani as witness in 2G trial

Injecting a new element in the 2G spectrum allocation case trial, CBI Thursday asked a Delhi court to “summon” Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani as prosecution witnesses to “arrive at the truth” and for a “just decision” in the case. CBI moved an application in the court saying Anil Ambani, […]

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