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Kerala flood: SC orders to maintain water level at 139 ft at Mullaperiyar dam

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As a blame-game erupted between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the devastating floods, the Supreme Court today directed the panel on the Mullaperiyar Dam to ensure that the water level at the reservoir is maintained at 139.99 feet till August 31. The Mullaperiyar Dam, built in 1895 on Periyar River in Idukki District of Kerala, […]

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NOTA cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha polls: SC

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 The Supreme Court today quashed an Election Commission notification introducing the ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option in the Rajya Sabha elections, saying it would encourage the “Satan” of defection and graft. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the NOTA option was meant only for direct elections and not polls held by […]

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SC terms criminalisation of politics as ‘rot’, says may ask EC to deal with it

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Dubbing criminalisation of politics as “rot”, the Supreme Court today said it may consider directing the Election Commission to ask political parties to get their members disclose criminal cases against them so that the electors know how many “alleged crooks” are there in such parties.  The observation by a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief […]

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Alwar Lynching: Supreme Court seeks, Rajasthan Government reply on contempt plea

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today, sought explanation from Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government over the issue pertaining to Akbar alias Rakbar who was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Ramgarh, Alwar, due to suspicion of being a cow smuggler. A bench of  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. […]

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Supreme Court directs Disaster Management sub-committee, for decrease in water level at Mullaperiyar Dam

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India directed Disaster Management sub-committee of Mullaperiyar Dam to consider reducing the water level up to 139 feet from the present 142 feet. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Indu Malhotra took a serious note of the grim flood situation in Kerala and asked the sub-committee to hold an […]

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Supreme Court, questioned Government over adultery law

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court questioned the Centre’s stand defending the adultery law and his submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief […]

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Delhi government rapped for interfering in power tariff

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The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up the Delhi government for trying to interefere with the fixing of tariff rates for 2010-11 by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC). The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan sharply criticised the government, saying: ‘Delhi government cannot pass any direction, asking DERC to hold […]

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DJB asked to pay Rs.3.5 lakh to kin of drowned kids

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday awarded a compensation of Rs.3.5 lakh each to the families of four children who died last year after falling into a pit dug up by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said the DJB failed to fence the area […]

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