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SC likely to hear Priya Varrier’s plea today

Priya Varrier’s plea: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday is likely to hear Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier’s plea seeking quashing of FIRs and all other criminal proceedings initiated against her in connection with the viral song scene from her upcoming movie. Yesterday, the actress had filed a plea in the Apex Court over the case registered against

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees: The Supreme Court today allowed Himachal Pradesh government to permit “silviculture felling” of trees to a very limited extent and said this activity should be monitored very carefully to see whether it helps in regenerating forests. The apex court, which had in December 1996 directed the

Cauvery verdict: Tamil Nadu expresses shock, Karnataka welcomes SC verdict

CHENNAI/BENGALURU: The Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict on Cauvery water sharing widened the rift between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with the the former welcoming the apex court’s ruling and the latter, of course, expressing deep anger at it. Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday expressed shock over the verdict on the Cauvery water dispute which

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Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu. The apex Court further said that 20 TMC of ground water in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and hence needed to be seen.“The allocation of Karnataka which used to

Supreme Court to Resume Hearing in Ayodhya Dispute Case

The Supreme Court will resume hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute today, the Indian Express has reported. The apex court will hear cross-appeals against the Allahabad High Court order which partitioned the disputed site in Ayodhya three ways among the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Lord Ram

Centre moves SC for withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling

Centre moves SC for withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling

The Central government on Wednesday sought the Supreme Court’s nod for withdrawing the remaining four companies of security forces from West Bengal’s trouble-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong for their deployment in poll-bound states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.The government was permitted to file an application for the withdrawal of central security forces as lawyer Wasim Qadri

SC cancels 88 mining leases in Goa

New Delhi, Feb 7, The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 88 mining leases in Goa that were renewed by the state government in 2015 just before the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act mandated the auction of mining leases.Cancelling the leases that were renewed for 20 years from 2007, a bench of Justice Madan

Give publicity to task force's report on pollution: SC to govt

Give publicity to task force’s report on pollution: SC to govt

Give publicity to task force’s report on pollution: SC to govt. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to give publicity to the report of a high-level task force on prevention of stubble burning in states like Punjab and Haryana to make people aware that “something is being done”. A bench comprising justices Madan B

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SC questions maintainability of Swamy’s plea in Sunanda case

The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the

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Padmaavat: Two petrol bombs hurled at cinema hall in UP

Two petrol bombs were allegedly hurled at a cinema hall here on Sunday when it was screening controversial film ‘Padmaavat’. However, the bombs, lobbed at Shyam Cinema Hall, failed to explode. The cinema had started screening of the film from Sunday itself, according to reports.After the incident, heavy police was deployed at the spot. So far, police have refused to comment on the

PM seeks youths’ cooperation in fight against corruption

PM seeks youths’ cooperation in fight against corruption. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought youths’ cooperation in his fight against corruption, saying none will be spared in his anti-graft exercise and noted that three former chief ministers are “rotting” in jail. Speaking at an NCC rally, Modi also made a strong pitch for the use

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira's plea

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira’s plea

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira’s plea NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday gave six weeks to the state government to respond to state Leader of Opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s plea against a Fazilka court order summoning him in a drug Smuggling case. In a relief

SC stops separated couple from posting each other’s photos online

In an unusual order, the Supreme Court has restrained a separated couple from posting each other’s pictures on social media or online. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued the directive last week while annulling the couple’s marriage. The woman expressed an apprehension that her former husband might malign her reputation by posting

New SIT to supervise probe in 186 anti-Sikh riot cases set up

New SIT to supervise probe in 186 anti-Sikh riot cases set up

The Supreme Court today set up a three-member special investigation team (SIT) headed by former Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra to supervise further probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases.Besides Justice Dhingra, serving IPS officer Abhishek Dular and retired IG rank officer Rajdeep Singh would be part of the SIT which has been

'84 Sikh Riots' case hearing

’84 Sikh Riots’ case hearing in Supreme Court

84 Sikh Riots case hearing in Supreme Court. Constituted Committee will present report on cases closed by the SIT. Committee was formed to reopen closed cases.The Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases till 6th December, 2017. The SIT had been constituted by the Union Home Ministry in February

Centre asks SC to hold orders over Nation Anthem in theatres

Centre asks SC to hold orders over Nation Anthem in theatres

NEW DELHI: The playing of national anthem before the screening of movies should not be made compulsory for now, the government told the Supreme Court today. The government on Monday said it would set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to frame new rules for the same. It also said that it would need six months to

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India’s Aadhaar open for abuse: Edward Snowden

A day after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) denied that there was any breach of the Aadhaar database, American whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Friday that the Aadhaar database conceived and introduced by the Indian government can also be misused and abused. Edward Snowden Retweeting CBS journalist Zack Whittaker’s response on a BuzzFeed report

LS adjourned sine die; 12 bills passed in Winter Session

The Lok Sabha was today adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Session during which the House passed 12 bills, including the ‘triple talaq’ legislation that seeks to criminalize instant divorce in the Muslim community. Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 sittings spread

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated 'manjha'

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated ‘manjha’

SC hear plea seeking ban glass coated manjha: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated ‘manjha’. Last year, the Apex court had ordered to continue the ban on Chinese manjha in India.In December last year, the National Green Tribunal (NGT)

Centre likely to introduce triple talaq bill today

The Central Government is likely to introduce a bill on triple talaq in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had, on December 15, said that the Cabinet approved a proposal to introduce the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, to make instant triple talaq void and illegal. The Supreme

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