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Tag: Sc

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to ex-parliamentarians

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision for pension and other allowances to former parliamentarians and their spouses as it dismissed a plea by NGO Lok Prahari challenging the grant to former lawmakers. “The plea is dismissed,” said a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul pointing out that […]

Op-Ed: Why Caste-based Reservations for SCs, STs Must Stay

Sometime ago, I was standing in a rather long queue in front of one of the counters at the General Post Office (GPO) in Bhubaneswar. The hassled young man on the other side of the counter was trying to dispose of his business as fast as was humanly possible. Yet, the queue was refusing to […]

Centre obliged to implement Cauvery award: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Central government for not framing a scheme to implement its verdict on the sharing of Cauvery river water as it declined its plea for deferring the issue by three months. Asking the government to draft the scheme by May 3, a bench of Chief Justice […]

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SC refuses to restrain media from reporting on judges' row

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing reports relating to a row among its judges even as Chief Justice Dipak Misra held a closed-door meeting with four rebel judges. A bench headed by Chief Justice Misra refused to pass any order, for now, […]

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The Supreme Court Must Get Its Act Together

On the face of it, the rebellion of sorts by the four honourable judges of the Supreme Court concerns procedural issues in the way the Supreme Court has been functioning of late. But one just has to look closely at the reactions of various people, including politicians and legal luminaries, to this unprecedented act by […]

SC seeks details of compensation under Nirbhaya fund

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks. The bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave them four weeks to comply with the order. The […]

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Set up 12 spl courts to hear cases of MPs/MLAs by March 1: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stated that 12 special courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving lawmakers, should start functioning from March 1 next year and asked the Centre to “forthwith” allocate Rs 7.80 crore proportionately to the respective states. Immediately after the allocation of the funds by the […]

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SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved the verdict as […]

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SC rejects plea against bail to trustees of Ryan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group in connection with the killing of a student in the school premises. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said the “petition is dismissed.” The court had earlier […]

Courts cannot compel husband to keep wife: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court announced that courts cannot compel a husband to “keep his wife” as it asked a man, a pilot by profession, to deposit Rs 10 lakh as interim maintenance for his estranged wife and upkeep of their son. The apex court restored the bail order of the Madras High Court which […]

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SC to set up constitution bench to hear pleas on Aadhaar petitions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a five-judge constitution bench would hear a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar law on charges of being intrusive and violating the right to privacy. The top court also pulled up the West Bengal government for directly approaching it against the central government’s […]

SC criminalises sex with minor wife aged between 15 and 18 yrs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today criminalised sex with minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution. Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a […]

Pradhuman murder could have been averted, CBSE tells SC

New Delhi/Gurugram: The CBSE has told the Supreme Court that Pradhuman Thakur’s death in a Gurugram school could have been averted, had school authorities discharged their duties and responsibilities with care and sincerity, a lawyer said on Thursday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also told the top court that the board’s fact-finding committee […]

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Promotee IPS can't claim seniority on length of service: SC

New Delhi: A promotee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer cannot claim seniority based on the length of his service and it will depend on the day of his induction in the All India Police Service, the Supreme Court has held. The apex court said that a promotee officer getting a higher pay and grade pay […]

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental right

New Delhi: In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life […]

Testimony to torrid times Triple Talaq brought, Nazma Bibi welcomes SC judgment

Bhubaneswar: Nazma Bibi had her eyes glued to the TV sets since morning and her happiness knew no bounds after the Supreme Court scrapped the ‘unconstitutional practice’ of Instant Triple Talaq today. Once a victim herself of the ‘unconstitutional practice’ some 14 years back, Nazma Bibi of Bhadrak heaved a sigh of relief after the […]

SC grants bail to chief Malegaon accused Lt. Col. Purohit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which killed seven people. A bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre granted conditional bail to Purohit asking him not to tamper with evidence. Purohit had told the […]

CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order staying a lookout notice against Karti Chidambaram in a 2G related matter. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter for an early hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. […]

SC asks govt to take relook at denial of nod to pvt medical colleges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to consider afresh the issue of granting permission to several private medical colleges, which have been barred from admitting students for academic years 2017-18 and 2018- 19. It asked the government to re-evaluate the recommendations of the Medical Council of India, the hearing committee, the director […]

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Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told

New Delhi: Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned. Subramanium is leading the argument on behalf of the petitioners who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative […]

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SC refuses urgent hearing to Justice Karnan seeking bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea of former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan, seeking bail and recall of the order convicting him for contempt. Karnan, who was arrested on June 20 in pursuance of the apex court’s judgement awarding him six-month jail term for […]

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SC seeks Centre's response on extra marks granted in IIT-JEE

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response to a petition challenging the grant of seven extra marks to all candidates who had appeared for the IIT-Joint Entrance examination for advance course. The extra marks were granted in the wake of a printing error in a Hindi language paper. Issuing notice to […]

SC permits CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Madras High Court order restraining the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from declaring the result of NEET 2017 for under graduate medical courses. Permitting the board to declare the results and go ahead with consequential steps including counselling and admissions, the vacation bench of Justice […]

SC partially stays linking of PAN with Aadhaar

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the newly-inserted provision in the Income Tax Act mandating linking of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number (PAN), but it partially stayed its operation. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that those who already possess Aadhaar number will have to link it […]

SC jails Justice Karnan for 6 months

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held Calcutta High Court’s Justice C.S. Karnan guilty of contempt and ordered that he be jailed for six months. The court ordered the Director General of West Bengal Police to constitute a team for the implementation of its order “forthwith”. Holding Karnan guilty of contempt for his utterances […]

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Dec 16 gangrape: SC verdict tomorrow on appeals of 4 convicts

New Delhi: The fate of four death row convicts of the sensational December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case would be decided tomorrow as the Supreme Court would deliver its verdict on their appeals challenging the Delhi High Court judgement. A bench comprising Justices Diapk Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement tomorrow […]

SC orders CBI probe into OOA land grab on Barabati Stadium premises

Bhubaneswar: Supreme Court on Monday ordered for probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the irregularities and land allegedly encroached upon by Odisha Olympics Association (OOA) on Barabati Stadium premises in Cuttack. Besides, the apex court has also debarred sports administrator and former secretary of OOA & Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera from […]

SC refuses to debate plea to declare 'Vande Mataram' as national song

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to enter into a debate on the plea seeking declaration that “Vande Mataram” is the national song. “…We do not intend to enter into any debate as far as the national song is concerned,” said the bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Mohan […]

BJP slams Akhilesh over SC order against tainted Minister

Lucknow: Hours after the Supreme Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to file an FIR against Transport Minister Gayatri Prajapati in an alleged rape case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of shielding the tainted minister all these years. Vijay Bahadur Pathak, state general secretary of the BJP, said the order […]

Odisha ‘No’ to SC liquor ban on National, State Highways

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Supreme Court banning sale of liquor on all State and National Highways effective 1 April, 2017, the Odisha government on Sunday straightaway said it’s not possible to shift the liquor shops as it may hamper business of the wine merchants. Odisha Excise minister Damodar Rout told this to media […]

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Panchayat polls: Collectors asked to complete delimitation of wards, reservation by Aug 19

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) scheduled in February next year, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 next. In a letter to all district collectors, Deoranjan Kumar Singh, commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, has asked […]

CM dedicates 200 new hostels for SC, ST students

Bhubaneswar: To mark the birth centenary celebrations of legendary leader Biju Patnaik and the 80th yaer of formation of the Odisha state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 200 news hostels for SC and ST students and inaugurated a programme for distribution of 20,000 land pattas to all beneficiaries at a state level function at the […]

Odisha cricket body moves SC on Lodha panel report

New Delhi: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to be impleaded in the ongoing hearing on the implementation of Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations for the "structural reforms" of the apex Indian cricket board.

Father's consent not needed for child's guardianship: SC

New Delh: The Supreme Court on today ruled that there was no need for the consent of the father in giving guardianship of a child to an unwed mother. The apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen said this while recalling the earlier order of a guardianship court and asking it to re-examine the […]

SC order on photos takes away the powers of states: DMK chief

The Supreme Court order prohibiting the use of chief minister's photographs in government advertisements is an act to take away the powers of state governments, said DMK president M. Karunanidhi

Ex-CBI chief's meetings with coal scam accused improper: SC

In a setback to former Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court today termed his meetings with coal scam accused at his official residence as "inappropriate"

SC suspends defamation suit against Rahul Gandhi

The Supreme Court today suspended criminal defamation suit against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his speech about the RSS and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi during elections last year

Odisha hikes quota for SC&ST students

In a welcome development for the students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, the State government has increased the percentage of seats to be reserved for them in government higher educational institutions

RBI not barred to proceed against Sahara finance company, says SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to go ahead with its action against Sahara India Finance Corporation Ltd (SIFCL) for divesting its securities in violation of the central bank's 2008 order and the NBFC guidelines and rules

Supreme Court agrees to interpret LoP provision for Lokpal

The Supreme Court today agreed to interpret Leader of Opposition (LoP) provision for the purpose of appointment of Lokpal in which LoP is a selection committee member and asked the Centre to make its stand clear within two weeks, saying the legislation cannot be put in "cold storage"