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SC defers hearing on security of doctors, keeps open ‘larger issue’ of their safety Business Line
The Supreme Court deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter.
'Illegal purchase of govt land': SC stays HC order directing registration of case against Maha MLC Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Bombay High Court's order directing registration of a case against Maharashtra MLC and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde for alleged illegal purchase of government land. A vacation bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Surya Kant sought response from the Maharashtra government on Munde's plea.
Refusing interim order on doctors’ strike, Calcutta HC asks state govt to persuade them to work Indian Express
The Calcutta High Court Friday refused to pass an interim order on the ongoing strike by juniors doctors across hospitals in West Bengal. The court, which was hearing a PIL filed by doctor Kunal Saha seeking the strike to be declared illegal, has sought details of the steps taken the Mamata Banerjee-led government over the alleged attacks on doctors. It has given the government time till June 21.
SC grants bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, says right to liberty non-negotiable Pioneer
The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi, said Right to Liberty, a fundamental right, is non-negotiable.
Kathua justice: 3 get life, three 5-year jail Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
A fast-track court in Pathankot on Monday awarded life sentence to three persons for the horrific gangrape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kathua district. Three other convicts have been sentenced to five-year imprisonment.
No EWS Quota for Maharashtra PG Medical courses this year: Supreme Court A Vaidyanathan, NDTV
The Supreme Court today ruled, in an interim order, that quotas for Economically Weaker Sections will not be applicable for admission to postgraduate medical and dental courses in Maharashtra this year. A total of 25 students admitted under this quota are expected to suffer.
SC denies bail to newly-elected BSP MP Atul Rai Hindu
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to protect from arrest the newly elected BSP MP from Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, accused of raping a college student from Varanasi. A Vacation Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose declined to hear Rai’s petition for relief. Earlier too, the court refused to grant him interim protection from arrest.
Four new SC judges administered oath of office taking total to full strength of 31 Pioneer
Four new judges of the Supreme Court were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday, taking their overall number to 31 -- the full sanctioned strength of the top court.
SC agrees to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict quashing cadre allocation of IAS, IPS officers Hindu
The Delhi High Court had recently quashed the Centre’s cadre allocations of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch under the new policy and ordered fresh cadre allocation. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on May 17 the Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict which quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of the 2018 batch.
Rafale not for ornamentation, says Centre; SC reserves review plea verdict Hindustan Times
The Centre on Friday argued in Supreme Court that the Rafale deal is a question of national security and such defence deals are not examined in court the world over. “This (Rafale fighter) is not for ornamentation. This is an essential requirement for protection of each and everyone of us... Nowhere in the world will any such matter be brought before court,” KK Venugopal, the centre’s top law officer, told the judges.
VVIP chopper case: Delhi court issues fresh summons against Christian Michel's business partner Pioneer
A Delhi court Thursday issued fresh summons against David Nigel John Syms, an alleged middleman and business partner of British national Christian Michel, in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case. Special judge Arvind Kumar summoned Syms, named as an accused in the supplementary charge sheet, to appear before the court.
Will throw Amrapali Group out and give ownership rights of properties to Noida and Greater Noida: SC Outlook India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it may give ownership rights of all the 15 prime residential properties of embattled Amrapali Group to Noida and Greater Noida Authorities as it has failed to fulfil its obligations towards 42,000 hassled home buyers.
SC agrees with ECI that Congress plea cannot question clean chit to Modi, Shah Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed with the contention of the Election Commission of India (ECI) that its clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for their poll speeches may be right or wrong, but the court certainly cannot examine the merit of its decisions on the basis of a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev.
Delhi court to pass order on Atishi’s complaint against Gautam Gambhir on May 13 Scroll
A court in Delhi on Monday reserved its order Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi’s plea to summon the state election commission’s records on her Bharatiya Janata Party rival Gautam Gambhir, reported PTI. The court will pass the order on May 13, a day after the seven constituencies in Delhi go to polls.
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari murder: Delhi court sends his wife Apoorva to 14-day judicial custody Pioneer
Shekhar Tiwari's wife Apoorva Shukla, arrested in connection with his murder, was sent to 14-days judicial custody by a Delhi court on Friday. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat sent Shukla to jail after the police informed the court that her custodial interrogation was not required.
Supreme Court directs RBI to disclose information on bank inspection report under RTI Times of India
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to disclose information pertaining to its annual inspection report of banks under the Right to information (RTI) Act unless they are exempted under law.
SC refuses to interfere with EC's order banning release of biopic on PM Narendra Modi until May 19 Money Control
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Election Commission's order banning release of the biopic on PM Narendra Modi until May 19. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not inclined to entertain the application filed by producers of biopic challenging the EC's order.
SC issues notice to lawyer claiming to have been offered ₹1.5 crore to frame CJI Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
A Special Bench of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Arun Mishra, on Tuesday issued notice to a young advocate who filed a plea in the court claiming he was offered up to Rs. 1.5 crore by a man identified as “Ajay” to frame a “false case of sexual harassment” against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
SC dismisses Mayawati’s objections to EC’s gag order, asks her to file separate plea Scroll
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s objections to the Election Commission’s order that barred her from campaigning for 48 hours. The court asked her to file a separate plea against the poll body’s gag order, reported Bar and Bench.
‘Not our views’: Supreme Court asks Rahul Gandhi to explain Rafale remark Hindustan Times
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been told by the Supreme Court to explain his remarks during the Lok Sabha campaign where he attributed comments to the top court which had ruled on the admissibility of three sets of documents in the Rafale review petition.
SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds, donors' identity details to EC Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday did not stop political funding through electoral bonds but brought in several checks to bring transparency to the scheme by directing all political parties to furnish receipts of amount received and details of identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission.
Biopic on PM Modi: SC to hear on April 15 plea challenging EC's ban on release of film Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear on April 15 a plea challenging the Election Commission's ban on the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi till the general election is over.
Preliminary inquiry against Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh in DA case closed in 2013: CBI to SC Pioneer
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court Friday that it had closed in 2013 a preliminary inquiry against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh in a disproportionate assets case.
You will never let this country remain in peace, says SC junking plea for worship at Ayodhya Pioneer
You will never let this country remain in peace, the Supreme Court said Friday while dismissing a plea seeking permission to carry out religious activities in nine ancient temples situated on the undisputed acquired land adjacent to Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya.
Bribery case against Rakesh Asthana: HC asks CBI to file timeline on need for sending LRs to nations Pioneer
The Delhi High Court Friday directed the CBI to file a timeline of events relating to the ongoing investigation in a bribery case involving the agency's former special director Rakesh Asthana and the need for sending Letters Rogatory (LRs) to various countries.
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