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Tag: Sc

Rajiv Gandhi killing: SC dismisses plea against convicts' release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the plea by families of those killed along with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by a LTTE suicide bomber at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991, opposing the release of the seven remaining convicts in the case. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said: […]

SC must take steps to come out of crises: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Thursday asked Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and the Supreme Court to “take the court out of the crises in which it is currently mired”. An editorial in the CPI-M organ “People’s Democracy” said the crises in the Supreme Court had been aggravated by the way in which Gogoi and the […]

SC allows Centre's plea to defer Rafale hearing

New Delhi: Acting on Centre’s plea to defer the Rafael verdict review hearing fixed for Tuesday on grounds that it needs time to file reply on merits, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter for adjournment of the hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted the Centre’s counsel […]

Chowkidar remark: Rahul files fresh affidavit

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed a fresh affidavit in response to a contempt notice against him over the ‘chowkidar’ jibe — for attributing his remarks to the top court. He reiterated his stand that he had not offered any apology but had only expressed regret over attributing the comment to the apex […]

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Be more transparent: SC raps RBI in final warning

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave the RBI “one last opportunity” to disclose annual inspection reports of banks as it just stopped short of issuing a contempt notice against RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, and ordered the Reserve Bank of India to diclose the wilful defaulters’ list under the Right To Information Act. The […]

Rich and powerful want to control court: SC on CJI matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said some rich and powerful people want to control its functioning, as it heard for the third time the matter related to allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The court said these “fixers” must go. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said “people with […]

Charges against CJI: SC asks IB, CBI, Delhi Police to look into evidence given

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday called the Directors of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Delhi Police Commissioner to look into the material furnished by lawyer Utsav Bains in support of his allegations in the framing of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a false sexual harassment case. […]

SC panel of judges to probe charges against CJI

New Delhi: In the wake of alleged sexual harassment charges against the Chief Justice of India, a three-member committee of the top court judges, led by Justice S.A. Bobde, was constituted on Tuesday to probe the allegations by a former staffer, sources said. According to a source, Justices N.V. Ramana and Indira Banerjee have been […]

SC on stranded migrant labourers
SC orders Gujarat to rehabilitate Bilkis, pay Rs 50 lakh

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool Bano, who was gang-raped at the age of twenty-one in the post-Godhra riots in 2002. A bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna expressed concern about the victim […]

SC refuses to close 'chowkidar' matter, Rahul issued contempt notice

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice of criminal contempt to Congress President Rahul Gandhi while rejecting a plea for closing the matter related to his ‘chowkidar chor hai remarks incorrectly attributed to the top court. The apex court will now hear the matter on April 30 along with the review petitions […]

SC notice to advocate alleging conspiracy against CJI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to advocate Utsav Bains, who has alleged that there is a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a false sexual harassment case. A bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Deepak Gupta, while directing the presence of Bains on […]

EC submits detailed report in SC on biopic of PM Modi

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday submitted its detailed report to the Supreme Court on the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on Modi’s biopic and asked the poll panel to supply a copy of the report to the producer of the movie. […]

Protestors gather outside SC over alleged harassment case on CJI

New Delhi: Protesters on Monday gathered outside the Supreme Court complex demanding an independent probe into the sexual harassment allegation raised against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. None of the apex court judges have initiated hearings in their respective courtrooms, which is unusual as the top court is in session by 10.30 a.m. usually.

SC seeks EC response on bribing of TN voters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Election Commission’s response on a petition alleging that bribing of voters have taken place in each of the 39 Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu. The petitioner said each voter has been paid around Rs 5,000 and pleaded that th poll panel must be asked to postpone […]

Modi biopic: SC asks EC to watch movie, take call

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission to watch the movie “PM Narendra Modi” and then take a call on its screening. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, arguing for the producer, said that the Election Commission took a cue from the apex court’s order and curbed its release without even watching the […]

SC imposes Rs 20 lakh fine on Bengal govt for stopping film

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the West Bengal government for shadow banning Bangla film “Bhobishyoter Bhoot” based on political satire. It also directed the state government to pay damages to theatre owners who were restrained from screening director Anik Dutta’s “Bhobishyoter Bhoot” (Ghost of the Future) […]

VVPAT: SC orders 5 checks in every Assembly segment

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday increased voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) from one EVM per Assembly segment to five randomly selected Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The court said this was being done to ensure the greatest degree of accuracy and satisfaction in the election process. The court’s direction came on a plea by […]

SC nixes RBI circular on bad loans as ultra vires

New Delhi: In a huge relief to the regulated sector, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as ultra vires the controversial Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular mandating resolution of loans of Rs. 2,000 crore and above even for a single day. “We have declared RBI circular ultra vires,” said Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman […]

Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K

New Delhi: Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs in the state. Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said since Jammu and Kashmir is under the President’s […]

Muslim-Hindu couple’s child can claim father's property: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that although the marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is an irregular marriage, described as “fasid” in Mohamadan law, the children born out this wedlock are legitimate and have claim over the property of the father. “The marriage of a Muslim man with an idolater […]

SC urged to appoint ombudsman for Rahul-Pandya issue

New Delhi: Cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul will have to wait longer to return to international cricket as the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to appoint an ombudsman to look into the issue. With the Special Bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre deciding to adjourn the case […]

Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued. “Since 2005 till date, no licence has been issued. There may be regulation but that does not amount to total prohibition,” said a bench of Justice […]

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Kumar Verma as CBI Director and set aside the Centre’s decision divesting him of his powers and sending him on leave. The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission inquiry is over. The apex court also said […]

SC to decide on course of Ayodhya hearing on Jan 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the bench that will hear a batch of cross petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment on the Ayodhya title suit will decide the future course of the hearing. Taking up the applications for early hearing, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay […]

BJP ministers attack Congress after SC's Rafale judgement

New Delhi: BJP ministers on Friday came down heavily on the Congress for carrying out a misleading campaign on the Rafale fighter jet deal, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejecting the opposition party’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe on the issue. Singh said the government was confident that the Supreme Court judgment on the […]

SC refuses to stay CBI probe against cops for firing during anti-Sterlite protests

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the Madras High Court order for a CBI probe against police officials for firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu in May this year. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice to the CBI on the petition filed by the Tamil Nadu […]

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SC approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday approved the Centre’s draft witness protection scheme and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme had cropped […]

SC rejects plea for the recall of verdict striking down NJAC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the recall of an October 2015 constitution bench judgement striking down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) that was brought to replace the collegium system for the appointment of judges to higher judiciary. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B.Lokur, Justice Kurian […]

SC ban on crackers on Diwali in Delhi-NCR not very effective

New Delhi: Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over last year. The Supreme Court had limited the time for bursting crackers between 8-10 p.m. on Diwali, but people started bursting […]

SC to hear Ayodhya title suit in January 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the listing of the Ayodhya title suit matter in January 2019 before an appropriate bench. However, it declined to specify any dates. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the hearing for next year on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court […]

Lokayukta appointment: SC rejects Odisha's plea for more time

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today suffered a major setback after the Supreme Court rejected its plea seeking additional three months’ time for appointment of the Lokayukta in the State. In a directive to the State’s Chief Secretary AP Padhi, the apex court asked the government to mention a deadline by which the Lokayukta appointment […]

Jaitley disagrees with SC observation on sexuality

New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday expressed his disagreement with the Supreme Court’s observation that sexuality is part of free speech and said that judgements on the Sabarimala temple, homosexuality and adultery may have an adverse impact on the society. “If you want to take a progressive step, then Article 14 and 21 […]

Supreme Court rejects Abhijit Iyer's bail plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) today rejected the bail plea of journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra in connection with a case filed against him for making objectionable remarks about Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. Declining to provide relief from arrest, the apex court said as the scribe has hurt religious sentiments of people, bail cannot […]

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No coercive action against Salman Khan's 'Loveyatri': SC

New Delhi:The Supreme Court directed Thursday that no coercive action is to be taken in any part of the country against Salman Khan Ventures Pvt ltd, the producer of upcoming bollywood movie ‘Loveratri’. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that the movie, slated for all India release on October 5, […]

SC rejects plea for Constitution Bench on Ayodhya dispute

New Delhi: By a majority 2-1 judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea for referring the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue to a larger Constitution Bench and referred the case to a three-judge bench to be set up that will begin hearing from October 29. “No case has been made out to refer the case […]

SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims for inclusion of names in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the claims for inclusions in NRC would be backed by 10 identity documents which were […]

SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on nine states including Odisha

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on nine States and Union Territories (UTs) and Rs 5 lakh on Haryana for not notifying the names of civil society members in their committees to take care of the needs of the urban homeless. A bench of Justice Madan […]

SC issues directions to revamp judicial infrastructure

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions to revamp judicial infrastructure and the quality of justice administration in courts across the country, saying strengthening of court infrastructure requires immediate attention. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed that professionally qualified court managers, […]

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Hopeful of saving reservation for SC/ST: Javadekar

New Delhi: The government has put on hold recruitment for teaching positions in universities and colleges pending a decision on the special leave petition it has filed against a court order curtailing reservation for SC/ST and OBCs, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He said the government is committed to 50 per cent reservation to […]

Koraput MLA embraces Buddhism

  Koraput: Congress MLA from Koraput Krushna Chandra Sagaria and his family members formally embraced Buddhism today at a special function at Burja village under Laxmipur block of the district. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of devotees from Koraput and Buddhist monks from Chhattisgarh, Raipur and Nagpur. Apart from Sagaria’s family, 100 more families […]