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Supreme Court refuses to stay Citizenship Amendment Act without hearing government Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, is “uppermost in everybody's minds”, but refused to stay the law without hearing the government first.
Govt to take management control of Unitech, Supreme Court agrees Mint
The Supreme Court today Monday accepted the proposal of the Centre to take over the management control of embattled realty firm Unitech Limited. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud gave two months to the new board of Unitech to prepare the resolution framework of the company and sought its report.
2012 Delhi gangrape convicts to be hanged on 1 Feb at 6 am Shaswati Das, Mint
A Delhi court on Friday issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts, hours after the mercy petition of one of the convicts was rejected. They will be hanged on 1 February at 6 am.
SC 9-judge bench commences hearing on pleas on discrimination against women at religious places Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing on issues related to discrimination against women in various religions and at religious places including Kerala's Sabarimala Temple. A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it was not considering review pleas in the Sabarimala case.
No evidence found of murder of children in Muzaffarpur shelter home case: CBI tells SC Pioneer
The CBI on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that there was no evidence of murder of children in the Muzaffarpur shelter home. The probe agency told the top court that two skeletons were recovered but later in forensic investigation it was found to be that of a woman and a man.
Four convicted in 2008 Jaipur bomb blasts; one person acquitted Indian Express
A special Jaipur court on Wednesday convicted four persons in connection with the 2008 Jaipur serial bomb blasts which killed 80 and injured scores of others. “In all the eight cases [which were filed following the blasts] five accused were caught. The prosecution had filed a challan against all the five.
SC upholds death penalty of Nirbhaya convict Akshay Kumar Singh NewsMinute
The Supreme Court has rejected the review plea of Nirbhaya gangrape and murder convict Akshay Kumar Singh who had moved court seeking commutation of his sentence. This comes a day after Chief Justice of India recused and a bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna upheld the death penalty.
Lift veil of unholy nexus between Citizenship Act and NRC: Owaisi to SC NewsMinute
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) appears to have an unholy nexus with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said Asaduddin Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), in a petition challenging the Act in the Supreme Court.
SC sets up inquiry commission to probe encounter of Telangana rape and murder accused News18
The Supreme Court appointed on Thursday a three-member inquiry commission headed by former apex court judge VS Sirpurkar to inquire into the circumstances leading to the encounter killing of the four accused in the gang rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana.
Bombay HC seeks RBI reply on Kochhar's termination Deccan Herald
The Bombay High Court on Monday sought responses from the Reserve Bank on a plea by Chanda Kochhar challenging her termination as the chief executive and managing director of ICICI Bank, months after she voluntarily left the second-largest private sector lender.
Ayodhya verdict: Hindu Mahasabha files review petition over 5-acre land to Muslims Indian Express
A month after the Ayodhya verdict, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on Monday filed a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court’s decision to allocate an alternative five-acre plot to the Muslim side to build a mosque.
Delhi pollution: SC partially lifts ban on construction, allows work only during day time Indian Express
The Supreme Court on Monday partially lifted its ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allowing work from 6 am to 6 pm, even as the air quality in the national capital remained in the “very poor” category for the sixth consecutive day.
Telangana high court to hear petition against encounter of 4 accused in rape-murder of veterinarian Hindustan Times
The Telangana High Court will on Monday hear the case of encounter deaths of the four men accused of raping and killing a 26-year-old veterinary doctor last month. The court had on Friday directed the state government to preserve the bodies of four accused till 8pm on December 9.
SC to hear on Wednesday DMK's plea alleging quota given in TN local body polls as per 1991 census Pioneer
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Wednesday a fresh plea of the DMK alleging that the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission had decided to grant quota to women and SC/ST candidates in local bodies elections on the basis of 1991 census instead of 2011 census.
Hyderabad encounter fake? HC orders bodies of accused to be preserved till Dec 9 NewsMinute
Following a writ petition by civil rights activists seeking judicial intervention into the reported encounter of the four accused in the rape of murder of a Hyderabad vet, the Telangana High court on Friday directed the government to preserve the bodies of the four men till Monday, December 9.
Another Kerala woman allegedly stopped from entering Sabarimala moves SC; plea to be heard next week Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear next week the plea of a Kerala woman who was allegedly prevented from visiting the Sabarimala temple despite the apex court's verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine.
Akbar Owaisi booked for alleged hate speech, after complaint in Telangana court NewsMinute
Just days after an order by a local court, the Saidabad police in Hyderabad registered a case against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi. Owaisi has now been booked under Sections 153(A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 153(B) (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) and 506 (Criminal Intimidation) of the IPC.
Supreme Court's second clean chit on Rafale a big boost for PM Modi Times of India
The Supreme Court's clean chit to the Rafale deal is a major win for PM Narendra Modi who transparency in defence contracts a major poll issue while attacking the Congress regime's controversies like AgustaWestland and Pilatus besides 2G and Coalgate.
INX Media case: Delhi court extends Chidambaram's judicial custody till Nov 27 Pioneer
A Delhi court Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till November 27 in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar passed the order after the senior Congress leader was produced before the court through video conference.
Chief Justice of India under RTI Act: SC to pronounce verdict on November 13 Money Control
The Supreme Court will pronounce on November 12 its verdict on a plea challenging the Delhi High Court decision bringing the office of the chief justice of India under the Right to Information Act. A five-judge constitution bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce the judgement at 2 pm. Other members of the bench are Justices N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.
Shiv Sena moves Supreme Court against Governor denying request for time Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times
Minutes after the Centre imposed President’s rule in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it will approach the Supreme Court over Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari rejecting its request to give it some more time to prove its ability to form the government and passing on the invitation to Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party.
Ayodhya: Nirmohi Akhara is not a shebait or devotee of the deity Ram Lalla, says SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Saturday said in its verdict in the politically-sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya that the Nirmohi Akhara is not a shebait or devotee of the deity Ram Lalla.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC to consider according urgent hearing to Sajjan Kumar's bail plea Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider according urgent hearing to the bail plea of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced for life by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade that the bail plea of Kumar be accorded urgent hearing.
Nitish Katara murder case: SC dismisses Vikas Yadav's plea for parole Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the parole plea of Vikas Yadav, who is serving a 25-year jail term for killing business executive Nitish Katara in 2002. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the convict was awarded 25 years of jail term and it has to be served without any grant of remission.
Stop farm fires or face contempt: SC to 3 states Amit Anand Choudhary, Times of India
With pollution in Delhi and NCR assuming the proportions of a health emergency, the Supreme Court on Monday passed a slew of orders and directed UP, Haryana and Punjab governments to immediately stop stubble burning in their states of face contempt proceedings.
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