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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.
Nirmohi Akhara moves SC, opposes Centre's plea to return acquired land around Ayodhya site to owners Pioneer
Nirmohi Akhara, one of the litigants in the Ayodhya case, moved the Supreme Court Tuesday opposing the Centre's plea which seeks to return to the original owners the 67.390 acre of "non-disputed" land it had acquired around the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar accuses CBI of tutoring key witness in Delhi court Pioneer
Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, serving life term in Tihar jail, accused the CBI before a Delhi court on Tuesday of tutoring a key witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The fact that the witness was giving information contrary to his police statements in 1985 point to his being tutored, Kumar's counsel said.
SC verdict Wednesday on Centre's preliminary objection in Rafale review pleas Pioneer
The Supreme Court will Wednesday pronounce verdict on the preliminary objections raised by the Centre that the documents on which it was claiming "privilege" cannot be relied upon to re-examine the verdict in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France.
Narendra Modi biopic: SC refuses to intervene in its release Hindu
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in the release of movie Prime Minister Narendra Modi, allegedly a “blatant propaganda dressed up as art in violation of the Model Code of Conduct for the coming elections.”
SC asks EC to increase verification of VVPAT slips to 5 per constituency Business Standard
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to increase the random matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results from one to five polling booths in each Assembly segment for the multi-phase Lok Sabha polls starting on Thursday, holding this will bring more “credibility” and “integrity” to the electoral process.
Daiichi-Ranbaxy case: SC warns Singh brothers of jail if guilty of contempt Aashish Aryan, Business Standard
The Supreme Court on Friday threatened to send the former promoters of Fortis Healthcare, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, to jail if it was established that they had violated the orders of the court by selling assets of the company.
SC to hear Lalu Yadav's bail plea on April 10, asks CBI to file reply Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday said it will hear on April 10 a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam, in which he has been convicted. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file reply by April 9 and said Yadav's bail plea will be taken up for hearing next Wednesday.
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