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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Mirchpur incident deliberate act by Jats to teach lessons to Dalits: HC

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The Mirchpur Dalits killings was a deliberate act of targeting Balmiki houses by the Jat community mob and involved a large scale conspiracy “to teach them a lesson”, the Delhi High Court today said. The high court’s observations came while overturning the acquittal of 20 persons and awarding life term to 12 out of 33 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Adityanath hate speech : Supreme Court Serves notice to UP Government

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain in four weeks why Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should not be prosecuted for an alleged hate speech he gave in 2007 in Gorakhpur. A Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra asked the government to reply as to […]

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Dabholkar murder case: Main accused remanded in CBI custody

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PUNE: The alleged main shooter arrested in the Narendra Dabholkar killing case received ‘shooting training’ at various places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation told a court in Pune on Sunday. Andure, a resident of Aurangabad, was nabbed from Pune, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson said earlier. The entire conspiracy […]

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Supreme Court restored the honour of an Army veteran who was among officers led Operation Blue Star

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NEW DELHI: A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bushan dismissed the appeal of the Centre against the AFT order but reduced the cost imposed on the government from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 lakh. The top court upheld the decision of Armed Forces Tribunal setting aside the “punishment of reprimand” awarded […]

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Faculty cannot follow full time course while teaching: Madras High Court

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CHENNAI: Acting as a faculty member, condemning the rituals of pursuing a full-time course of a teacher or professor, the Madras High Court has made it clear that the university or the concerned college can not be allowed without prior permission. . The university/institution and the recognition authorities must ensure that no teacher/professor is permitted […]

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Women sentenced two months, imprisonment for filling false sexual assault case

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Kolkata: A court here has sentenced a woman to two months’ imprisonment for falsely accusing a barber of sexually assaulting her eight-year-old daughter. During examination of witnesses earlier this week, the woman admitted in the court that she had levelled false charges, but did not give the reason. The judge has ordered the man’s release. […]

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Delhi High Court declines Afghan’s man plea to direct wife kids to return with him

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NEW DELHI: A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel of Delhi High Court has declined the plea of an Afghan national to direct his wife and their two children. The court also denied him visitation rights to meet his children whenever he comes to India noting that the two, aged nine and four years, have […]

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Stays on construction of heritage hotel in posh Lucknow locality: High Court

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LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court today put a stay on further construction on three plots owned by either Samajwadi Party, Janeshwar Mishra Trust or the Yadav family makes a jolt to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s plans to construct a heritage hotel in posh Vikramaditya Marg. It also issued notices to Samajwadi Party, AkhileshYadav, […]

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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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Rahul Gandhi security lapse: Madras High Court issued notice to Centre and Tamil Nadu Government

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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today issued notices to the Tamil Nadu and Central governments on a PIL seeking a judicial probe in alleged security lapses during Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Rajaji Hall here to pay homage to departed DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. Advocate A.P. Suryaprakasam also sought a direction to the […]

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Coal Scam: Special Court frames additional chargesheet against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal

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NEW DELHI: A special court on Friday framed an additional charge of abetment of bribery against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block. A special Central Bureau of Investigation court too had ordered framing of an additional abetment charge on July 14. Special judge Bharat Parashar […]

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Vyapam Scam: Special court rejects bail plea of Ex chairman of private collage

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MADHYA PRADESH: On Friday, Special Court here rejected Bail plea of a Former Chairman of a Private medical college in a Money-Laundering case linked to the alleged vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. Case against Bhandari was registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special Judge Samaresh Singh remanded accused Vinod Bhandari to judicial custody. Bhandari was booked […]

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Supreme Court, asks Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, to take appropriate steps to clear garbage

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi to make a collaborative effort with the help of civil society and resident welfare associations to clear Delhi of its garbage. A three-judge Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur turned to the LG after, in a previous hearing, voicing its exasperation […]

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Easy to criticise but difficult to transform an institute: CJI Deepak Misra

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NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for constructive steps to improve institutions. CJI Dipak Misra was addressing Supreme Court Bar Association on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day in New Delhi. To criticise, attack and destroy the system is quite easy. What is difficult and challenging is to transform it into […]

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HC seeks Centre’s reply on Tytler’s plea against seizing of passport

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre on a plea by Congress leader Jagdish Tytler challenging an order of the passport authority impounding his passport for allegedly furnishing false details to them. Justice Vibhu Bakhru took on record the submission of Additional Solicitor General Maninder Acharya that Tytler is at liberty […]

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