Increase in strength of Supreme Court Judges

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Dr. M.Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the Lok Sabha passed the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2008 on 22nd December, 2008 and it received the assent of the President on 5th February, 2009. The Supreme Court Registry has informed that “the Judges… Read more »

High Court orders CVC inquiry into Prasar Bharati issue

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New Delhi- The Delhi High Court ordered a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiry into alleged financial irregularities in Prasar Bharati Corporation and appointed a former judge to supervise Board meetings of the public broadcaster. A bench headed by Chief Justice A. P. Shah directed the Board to convene its meeting within 15 days. The bench,… Read more »

Delhi high Court summons Bisleri head

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New Delhi- A top executive of mineral water firm Bisleri has been summoned by Delhi High Court to explain why an employee who lost his right hand in an accident in the bottling plant should not be given Rs.5 million as compensation.

Apex court declines to hear PIL on EVM functioning

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New Delhi- The Supreme Court declined to entertain a PIL, questioning the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines and seeking a direction to the Election Commission to withhold using them till the machines are made tamper proof. A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan while declining to hear the PIL, directed the petitioner, V…. Read more »

Chinese chocolates banned in India: Anand Sharma

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New Delhi- India has banned import of chocolates and chocolate products from China. Commerce Minister told the Lok Sabha today. India had banned import of milk and milk products from China in September last year and the ban has been extended to chocolate and chocolate products, Anand Sharma said during Question Hour. He said the… Read more »

Madras HC upholds reservation for women

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The Madras High Court has upheld the provision of reservation of 30% of posts for women in the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services and said the rule was in consonance with Article 15 (3) and cannot be said to be in any way a violation of Article 16 (2) of the Constitution. Dismissing a… Read more »

Now SIT can question Modi as High Court rejects plea

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The Gujarat High Court rejected a petition seeking to restrain the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team from proceeding against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in a 2002 communal riots-related case. Judge D.H. Waghela also rejected a plea by the petitioner to at least grant a stay on the SIT investigations to allow him time… Read more »

Supreme Court directive on bail in Shopian case

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The Supreme Court asked the two senior police officers arrested in connection with the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian to approach the Sessions Court in Jammu and Kashmir for bail. A Bench, comprising Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam, passed the order while disposing of special leave petitions… Read more »

Jharkhand police chief served showcause notice

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Ranchi- Jharkhand police chief Vishnu Dayal Ram has been served a showcause notice by the state government after the Accountant General (AG) recently sought a probe into the unusually heavy withdrawl by him of money meant for paying informers. Ram has been given 15 days time to reply, the official sources said. The show cause… Read more »