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MLAs can only recommend work, execution by state agency, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that lawmakers in Uttar Pradesh assembly would only recommend the work of a developmental nature in their constituencies under the Vidhayak Nidhi Scheme but its execution would be by a body of the state government. “The role of the elected representatives would be to recommend the work

When, what and how it all moved

 As the Supreme Court ruling on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal controversy has disturbed not only Punjab government and the Opposition but also the state farmers and different other sections for its implication on the state’s economy, DailyPost Assistant Editor Rajay Deep goes through the case files and comes up with an attempt explaining

SC rebukes Centre for not appointing judges, ‘sitting on’ recommendations

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the Centre for for not appointing judges despite recommendations made by Collegium in the matter. “The Collegium has made various recommendations for appointments but the government is sitting on them,” the top court observed. “There should not be a deadlock in appointment of judges.

Supreme Court panel set to take over BCCI

New Delhi:The Supreme Court will today take the decision at the hearing ,where the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is to give a progress report on implementing the Justice R M Lodha Committee’s

SC asks states, UTs to upload FIRs on websites within 24 hrs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed all states and Union Territories to upload the FIRs on their websites within 24 hours of registration at police stations. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan, however, extended the time up to 72 hours for uploading of the FIRs for those states which are located

Unitech Slammed by Supreme Court for not refunding money

On Wednesday, Supreme Court strike Unitech for not repaying money to the people, who had invested in two housing projects in Noida and Gurgaon. Both the projects are running years behind schedule.The court lined, Unitech have to pay Rs 5 crore within two weeks and the remaining Rs 10 crore by the end of September

Lodha Reforms are illegal and unconstitutional: Justice Katju

New Delhi: The Supreme Court verdict on BCCI reforms today came under a sharp attack from former apex court judge Markandey Katju, who termed the reforms as “unconstitutional and illegal.” Katju, who has been appointed by the BCCI to advice on SC verdict on implementation of Justice Lodha committee recommendations, also advised the Board to

Delhi government, AAP slam HC, will move SC (Lead).

New Delhi – The Delhi government and the AAP on Thursday slammed the Delhi High Court for giving primacy to the Lt. Governor in the administration and vowed to challenge the ruling in the Supreme Court. “Delhi government disagrees with the decision of the High Court on power distribution and will challenge the verdict in

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Supreme Court gives green signal to Punjab Government’s rural bus service

Dismisses both cases filed by Punjab Mini Bus Association Chandigarh: The decision of Punjab Government to ply government buses in rural areas, which has no or nominal bus services, has got the nod from Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as the Hon’ble Court has dismissed both the cases filed by the Punjab Mini Bus Association against

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Saying ‘I Love You’ doesn’t mean permission for having sex, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: In a judgement delivered on Friday, the Supreme Court of India has clarified the exact connotation of the term ‘I Love You’ when used by a woman to express her feelings. The court said that if a woman wrote ‘I Love You’ to a person, it did not automatically imply that she has given the permission for

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Matter related to New Punjab Jail Manual: SC cannot exercise power of pardon vested with Prez, Guv

New Delhi: The constitutional power of the executive to grant pardon to convicts cannot be exercised by the apex court unless there is a violation of fundamental rights, the Supreme Court held today. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said that Article 32 can only be invoked when there is violation

Supreme Court to hear Italian government’s plea on Girone

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea by the Italian government seeking the relaxation of bail conditions of its marine, Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone, so that he can return to his country. Girone is held in India, being one of the two Italian sailors accused in the killing in 2012 of

Criminal defamation law not unconstitutional: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of the criminal defamation law in the country, saying it was not in conflict with the freedom of speech. The apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant, while upholding the relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Code, notably Section

May permit state-level common exam for medical college admissions: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will continue but it may permit a state-level common entrance test (CET) for admission to government medical colleges only. However, this will be subject to the stand to be spelt out by the Centre on Monday. Making it clear that there would

Floor test in U’khand to be held on May 10: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on May 10 when sacked Chief Minister Harish Rawat will seek a vote of confidence during which the nine disqualified Congress MLAs may be able to vote if the High Court permits them. In a significant order detailing the modalities of the

Supreme Court orders Uttarakhand floor test on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the decks for ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to take a floor test in the assembly on Tuesday but nine disqualified rebel Congress legislators won’t be allowed to vote. The top court said it will monitor the voting that is to take place at 11 a.m.

Supreme Court wants government to consider Uttarakhand trust vote

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to consider the possibility of a floor test to ascertain the legislative strength of ousted chief minister Harish Rawat of Uttarakhand that is under President’s Rule since March 27. The apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to

SC notice to centre, states on status of uploading FIRs within 24 hours

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and all state governments on a PIL seeking direction that “each and every” FIR on the official website of police within 24 hours of its lodging. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh issued notice on a PIL by

Supreme Court to consider NEET exemption applications on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a batch of applications seeking that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses may not be thrust on the states and they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations. An apex court bench headed by the Chief Justice P.S. Thakur on Monday said the

Youngsters wanting to be Dhonis not getting chance’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up BCCI for ‘monopolising’ cricket in the country and said several youngsters wanting to be Dhonis and Kohlis are not given equal opportunity if they are not on the right side of the cricket body. “Several youngsters in the country want to make their career in cricket