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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.
Maradu flats: SC asks Kerala govt to pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to all flat owners Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Kerala government to give Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to Maradu flat owners after it was brought to its notice that some of the flat owners were given a lesser amount. A bench of justices Arun Mishra and S Ravindra Bhat asked the builders of Maradu flat to deposit Rs 20 crore within one month with the court-appointed committee.
SC seeks response of Centre on plea for entry of Muslim women into mosques Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking entry of Muslim women in all mosques of the country. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer issued notice to the union ministry of law and justice and Minority Affairs on the plea seeking entry of women in mosques.
VVIP Chopper scam: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Ratul Puri till Nov 2 Pioneer
A Delhi court on Friday extended till November 2 the judicial custody of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam. Special judge Arvind Kumar sent Puri to jail after the Enforcement Directorate moved an application seeking extension of Puri's judicial custody.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea face existential crisis after SC's verdict Manu Kaushik, Business Today
The Supreme Court's decision on October 24 in favour of DoT (department of telecommunications) could be a death knell for the telecom sector. The apex court has upheld most items that the DoT wanted to be included in the AGR (adjusted gross revenues) definition. 
Restrictions has to be reviewed from time to time: SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that they may impose restrictions in the name of national interest, but it has to be reviewed from time to time. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions imposed in the state following the scrapping of its special status, was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that they were reviewing restrictions on a daily basis.
VVIP chopper scam: HC seeks response of CBI, ED on Christian James' bail pleas Pioneer
The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought responses of the CBI and ED on bail pleas of Christian Michel James, an alleged middleman, in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam cases.
INX Media corruption case: SC grants bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram Pioneer
The Supreme Court granted bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday, two months after he was arrested by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case. A bench headed by Justice R Banumathi set aside the Delhi High Court's September 30 verdict denying him bail in the corruption case.
SC directs Centre, state to transfer Assam NRC coordinator Hajela to MP Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and the state government  to transfer Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) Coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh for the maximum period. The direction comes apparently on account of threat perceptions to Hajela.
SC refuses to entertain plea by PMC account holders for lifting restrictions on cash withdrawals Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea filed on behalf of scam-hit PMC Bank account holders seeking lifting of restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India on cash withdrawals. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said, "We are not inclined to entertain this petition under article 32 (writ jurisdiction). Petitioner can approach the high court concerned for appropriate relief".
Day-to-day proceedings in Ayodhya case to end at 5 PM on Wednesday: SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya, saying "enough is enough". A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it is hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case for the last 39 days and no more time beyond today will be granted to parties to conclude the hearing in the case.
INX Media scam: Delhi court extends Chidambaram's judicial custody till Oct 3 Pioneer
A Delhi court Thursday extended till October 3 the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media corruption case. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also allowed medical examination of Chidambaram. The court extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram after the CBI sought extension of the veteran Congress leader's judicial remand.
SC seeks response from J& K on plea challenging detention of 5 persons Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea challenging detention of five persons in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice on the plea which has also challenged  provisions of law, empowering authorities to detain a person in Jammu and Kashmir.
As HC withdraws protection from arrest, CBI summons ex-Kolkata police chief Hindu
The Calcutta High Court on Friday vacated the interim order providing protection from arrest to IPS officer and former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Saradha scam.
Government has failed to bring in Uniform Civil Code, says Supreme Court Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The Supreme Court said the nation has still not endeavoured to secure for its citizens a Uniform Civil Code. The government has till date taken no action, a Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose observed in a judgment delivered on Friday. Justice Gupta, who wrote the 31-page judgment, said the founders of the Constitution had expressed their hope that one day the State would fulfil expectations of a Uniform Civil Code.
Muzaffarpur shelter: SC allows 8 girls to reunite with families, asks Bihar govt to give assistance Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed eight out of the 44 girls of Bihar's Muzaffarpur shelter home to be reunited with their families after all necessary clearances. A bench headed by justice N V Ramana directed the Bihar government to provide all necessary financial and medical assistance to these eight girls.
SC refers to 3-judge bench Centre's review plea of 2018 SC/ST Act judgement Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its three-judge bench the Centre's plea seeking review of the March 20, 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act. A bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit said, "Place the matter before three-judge bench next week".
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.
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