SC for declaration of criminal antecedents of candidates to EC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday held that all candidates will have to declare their criminal antecedents to the Election Commission before contesting an election, saying criminalisation of politics of the largest democracy is “unsettling”. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents… Read more »

Bishop Mulakkal remanded to 12-day judicial custody

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Kottayam: Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a nun, was on Monday remanded to a 12-day judicial custody by a magistrate court in Kottayam district. Mulakkal was produced before the court after completing his two-day police custody. The court remanded him to judicial custody till October 6. The clergyman has been… Read more »

Petition moved in HC against triple talaq ordinance

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Mumbai: A former municipal Councillor, a city-based NGO and an advocate have jointly approached the Bombay High Court challenging provisions of an ordinance that makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence. President Ram Nath Kovind had last Wednesday signed the ordinance, according to which giving instant triple talaq has been made illegal… Read more »

SC asks UP to place before it rules on grant of remission to convicts

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it whether the state has made some guidelines or rules for granting remission to convicts lodged in jails. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta asked this question to the counsel appearing for Uttar Pradesh while it was… Read more »

SC refers PIL against female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench

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New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the plea challenging practice of female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims.  A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice of female genital… Read more »

People dying in illegal high-rises having no occupancy certificate: SC

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Taking strong note of the recent fire incident in a posh Mumbai high-rise that claimed four lives, the Supreme Court said the people were dying in such illegally-constructed buildings which had no relevant certificates or clearances. It also referred to the incidents of Bawana factory in Delhi and the Kamala Mills in Mumbai and said… Read more »

SC reserves verdict on pleas for live streaming of court proceedings

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The Supreme Court today asked the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) not to proceed with the implementation of the amended Delhi Master Plan till the next hearing on the issue. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni to advise the Centre not to enforce, through the… Read more »

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…. Read more »