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Supreme Court to hear review pleas on SC/ST verdict on May 3

Supreme Court to hear review pleas on SC/ST verdict on May 3

Supreme Court to hear review pleas on SC/ST verdict on May 3 . The Supreme Court will hear the Centre’s plea seeking review of its judgment on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) on May 3. Attorney General K K Venugopal mentioned the matter for early hearing before

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as SC judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on Friday, becoming the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as top court’s judge from the bar. She was administered an oath of office by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.The swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed judge took place at the

A huge relief for Salman Khan, as SC stays proceeding against him

A huge relief for Salman Khan, as SC stays proceeding against him

A huge relief for Salman Khan, as SC stays proceeding against him. The Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings in six cases against Salman Khan, filed in different courts across the country. The court will not hear if the FIR will be quashed or not. The cases were filed against Salman Khan for allegedly demeaning

SC stays proceedings against Salman over caste remarks

SC stays proceedings against Salman over caste remarks. The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the proceedings pending against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan before several courts across the country in cases registered under the SC/ST Act for alleged derogatory remarks against a community.A bench of Chief Justice Deepak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice

Prez gives nod to death penalty for rape of girls below 12

Prez gives nod to death penalty for rape of girls below 12

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday promulgated an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Union Cabinet on Saturday had approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls

Toll tax collection resumes as NHAI gets relief from HC

Toll tax collection resumes as NHAI gets relief from HC

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – Three days after the toll tax barrier at Ladowal was declared free for commuters following the orders of Permanent Lok Adalat, the toll collection was resumed on Saturday evening as High court gives relief to National High Authority of India (NHAI). The Highway authority has filed petition in Punjab and Haryana High court challenging the order

Demonetisation led to highest fake currency, suspicious transactions

Demonetisation led to highest fake currency, suspicious transactions

NEW DELHI: The country’s banks received an all-time high amount of fake currency and also detected an over 480 per cent jump in suspicious transactions post demonetisation, a first-ever report on dubious deposits made in the wake of the 2016 notes ban has revealed. The banks, including those in the private, public and cooperative sectors, and

‘UIDAI did not accuse Google of trying to fail Aadhaar’

‘UIDAI did not accuse Google of trying to fail Aadhaar’. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday refuted media reports that its counsel Rakesh Dwivedi accused Google of trying to fail Aadhaar while presenting arguments in the Supreme Court. “It is clarified that the media reports which were published today quoting UIDAI’s Counsel

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu's plea in 1988 road rage case

SC reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s plea in 1988 road rage case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case.A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

SC doesn’t favour CBI probe into Kathua rape-cum-murder case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday did not favour handing over the investigation into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua from the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police to the CBI as her father expressed satisfaction over the investigation carried out so far. “In the absence of any allegation, why

SC to hear plea seeking SIT probe in PNB scam case

SC to hear plea seeking SIT probe in PNB scam case

SC to hear plea seeking SIT probe in PNB scam case. Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea filed by a lawyer seeking SIT probe into the alleged Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case. Yesterday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued Non-Bailable Warrants (NBW) against celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle and

Punjab govt orders state's security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh   Chandigarh, April 1: The Punjab Government has ordered a security clampdown across the state as a precautionary measure in view of Monday’s bandh, with the Army and Paramilitary forces asked to be on alert, and all educational institutions and banks to remain closed. While

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel and re-conduct the economics exam of Class XII held on March 26 and the mathematics paper of Class X on March 28 over suspicion of alleged question paper leak. The petition, filed by

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him.Gupta had sought to know from the Ministry complete

SC dismisses petitions filed over CBSE paper leak

SC shocked at over 600 per cent overcrowding in jails

NEW DELHI: Prisoners cannot be kept in jail like animals,’ a shocked Supreme Court said after it was informed that many of the over 1,300 prisons across the country were overcrowded, even to the extent of more than 600 per cent. “What is the point in talking about prison reforms when we cannot keep them

Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira

Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira

Chandigarh – Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has said the way the state government mischievously tabled the Justice Narang Commission report on the last day of the Budget session, only goes to show that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has completely lost the willpower to fight corruption in high places.Khaira said it is a matter of

SC snubs Khap Panchayat’s interference in marriage

SC snubs Khap Panchayat’s interference in marriage. Sending out a stern message to Khap Panchayats, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an assembly intended to scuttle the marriage of two consenting adults will be deemed illegal. The ruling was pronounced while hearing the matter related to Khap Panchayats in connection with cases pertaining to

SC to continue hearing Sidhu’s plea in road rage case

SC to continue hearing Sidhu’s plea in road rage case. The Supreme Court will on Tuesday continue hearing an appeal filed by cricketer-turned-politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu in three decades old road rage case. Earlier on March 22, Sidhu concluded his arguments in connection with the case before the apex court.Sidhu, a minister in the Punjab

BJP widens gap with Congress in Rajya Sabha

BJP widens gap with Congress in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi – The BJP is set to consolidate its position as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha as the results of biennial elections to 58 seats in the House have widened the gap between it and the Congress, even though a majority will continue to elude the ruling NDA. The BJP has won 18

SC Rohingya refugee camps report

SC directs Center to file detailed report” on Rohingya’s refugee camps

The Supreme Court today directed the Center to file a “comprehensive status report” giving details of conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states.A bench comprising the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves that conditions at the camps are unhygienic