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SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter Japnam Bindra, Mint
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), but the senior leader will remain in custody as the apex court did not intervene in the CBI case.
SC lawyers protest against denial of urgent hearing of P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea Scroll
Nearly 140 Supreme Court lawyers on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court Bar Association to pass a resolution against the top court’s refusal to urgently hear former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s petition in the INX Media case the previous day, Live Law reported. The plea will be heard on Friday.
SC refuses urgent listing of Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest in INX Media case Pioneer
The Supreme Court Wednesday refused urgent listing of Congress leader P Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media scam cases. The top court said the defects in the petition were removed just now and it "cannot be listed for hearing today itself".
No plan to curb social media: Madras High Court Mohamed Imranullah S, Hindu
The Madras High Court on Wednesday made it clear that it was absolutely not interested, at any point of time, in addressing a plea made by two public interest litigation (PIL) petitioners to link Aadhaar or any other government authorised identity proof with social media accounts held by individuals.
Aadhaar-social media profile linking: Supreme Court concerned at dangers of dark web Hindu
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stressed the need to find a balance between the right to online privacy and the right of the State to detect people who use the web to spread panic and commit crimes.
Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya appeals from August 6 Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
Efforts to mediate a final settlement between rival Hindu and Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute cases had failed, a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said on Friday. Now the court will commence hearing the appeals from August 6 on a day to day basis.
New law on instant Triple Talaq challenged in Supreme Court Hindu
Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, one of the biggest religious organisations of the Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics in Kerala, on August 2 moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the triple talaq law, saying its only objective is “to punish Muslim husbands”.
‘Amrapali cheated homebuyers, sell their properties’, says Supreme Court; asks NBCC to finish projects Ashok Bagriya, Hindustan Times
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the cancellation of registration of all companies under Amrapali Group and said the real estate firm’s properties will be sold to recover homebuyers’ money. Homebuyers, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and Justice UU Lalit said, will deposit the rest of the money towards the houses in three months to be held in fixed deposit accounts in a bank.
Allahabad High Court sends notice to PM Narendra Modi on plea challenging his election to Lok Sabha Scroll
The Allahabad High Court on Friday issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition challenging his election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, PTI reported. The plea was filed by former Border Security Force constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination papers to stand for the Lok Sabha election against Modi in Varanasi were rejected in May.
Five more rebel Cong MLAs from Karnataka move SC Pioneer
Five more rebel Congress MLAs from Karnataka moved the Supreme Court on Saturday against the Assembly Speaker not accepting their resignation. The five MLAs are Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, N Nagaraj, Munirathna and Roshan Baig.
Supreme Court orders commencement of work for phase-IV of Delhi Metro Mint
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered commencement of construction work on the Delhi metro's fourth phase, which is over 100 km long and is estimated to add around 18.6 lakh riders per day, after the Delhi government said it has agreed to give the go-ahead to the project.
SC refuses to entertain Cong's plea against separate bypolls for 2 Gujarat RS seats Business Standard
The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.
Chopper scam: SC to hear Tuesday ED's plea against Rajeev Saxena's permission to travel abroad Pioneer
The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea by the Enforcement Directorate against the permission granted Rajeev Saxena, an approver in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam, to travel abroad on medical grounds.
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.
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