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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.
SC refuses to entertain plea challenging Aadhaar Ordinance Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea challenging the recent Aadhaar Ordinance brought by the Centre and asked the petitioners to approach the high court first with its grievances.
SC stays Delhi HC decision asking AJL to vacate National Herald House building Pioneer
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order asking the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) to vacate the National Herald House building here. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to the Centre's Land and Development Office (L&DO) on the plea of AJL, publisher of the National Herald.
Ban TikTok, it's "Encouraging Pornography": Madras High Court to Centre Shylaja Varma, NDTV
The centre has been asked by the Madras High Court to ban popular Chinese video app TikTok, saying it was "encouraging pornography". The order also directs the media from telecasting videos made using the app.
Vadra gets bail in money laundering case Pioneer
A court here on Monday granted bail to Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case related to the Black Money Act. Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Vadra's anticipatory bail in the case related to his ownership of overseas assets worth 1.9 million pounds to evade tax.
SC clears path for pension to rise manifold for employees in all firms Prabhakar Sinha, Times of India
The Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for higher pension to all private sector exployees by dismissing a special leave petition filed by employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) against a Kerala high court judgment.
SC seeks details of money seized by EC during 2014 LS polls Bhadra Sinha, Hindustan Times
No political party wants to empower the Election Commission (EC) as it will “cause them problems”, the Supreme Court observed on Monday. A bench of justices N V Ramana and M M Shantagoudar made the observation as the apex court asked the poll watchdog to furnish data about the cases initiated in connection with cash seizures during the 2014 national elections.
Assam playing with us: Supreme Court on missing foreigners Hindustan Times
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Assam government over inadequacies in measures to curb illegal immigrants following the state’s submission that about 70,000 people from Bangladesh have merged with the local population in the region.
SC dismisses plea challenging constitutional validity 'triple talaq' ordinance Pioneer
The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of an ordinance which makes the practice of instant 'triple talaq' a punishable offence.
SC dismisses plea seeking ban on roadshows, bike rallies during polls Pioneer
The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls.
Delhi HC seeks ED's reply on maintainability of Vadra's plea seeking quashing of PMLA case Pioneer
The Delhi High Court Monday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on maintainability of businessman Robert Vadra's petition seeking quashing of a money laundering case in which he was questioned by the probe agency.
SC asks EC to file reply by Mar 28 on increasing VVPAT sample survey per assembly segment Pioneer
The Supreme Court Monday directed the Election Commission (EC) to reply by March 28 if it can increase the number of samples in its VVPAT survey from one in each assembly segment for the upcoming general and assembly elections.
Delhi court sends close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind to NIA custody till Mar 29 Pioneer
A Delhi court Friday sent alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir, to NIA custody till March 29. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had sought his custody for 10 days from Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal.
Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted in Samjhauta blast case Pioneer
A special court here Wednesday acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta train blast case that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead in 2007. The verdict came after NIA special judge Jagdeep Singh dismissed the plea filed by a Pakistani woman for examining eyewitnesses from her country, saying it was “devoid of any merit”.
Acid attack an ‘uncivilised, heartless crime’; perpetrator does not deserve any clemency: SC Hindu

The Supreme Court was deciding an appeal filed by the Himachal Pradesh government against a March 2018 judgment of the State high court, which reduced their 10-year jail term by half. Acid attacks are “uncivilised and heartless crimes”, the perpetrators of which do not deserve any clemency, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

SC notice to EC on plea for verification of 50% VVPAT slips Indian Express
THE SUPREME Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a plea by leaders from 21 political parties who wanted the poll body to randomly verify at least 50 per cent Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) using their Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips in the upcoming elections.
PNB fraud: Mumbai court issues NBW against Nirav Modi's wife Pioneer
A special court here Friday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the wife of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The warrant against Ami Modi was issued by Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Judge M S Azmi after he took cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Nirav Modi (48) and other accused a few days ago.
SC appoints PS Narasimha as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration in BCCI Pioneer
The Supreme Court Thursday appointed senior advocate P S Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country.
SC reserves order on government plea on Rafale documents Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Thursday received its order on the government's plea claiming privilege over the documents filed by petitioners - former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, journalist-turned politician Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan - in connection with the Rafale case.
RTI trumps Official Secrets Act, says SC Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
An all-out effort by the government to claim privilege and push the Rafale jets’ pricing details back into the dark zone was met with a stoic counter from Justice K.M. Joseph in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Rafale case: Documents filed by review petitioners sensitive to national security, govt tells SC Pioneer
The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are "sensitive to national security" and relate to war capacity of the combat aircraft.
Why power supply of only 692 industrial units disconnected when figure was 30,000: SC to Delhi govt Pioneer
The Supreme Court has asked the Delhi government to explain as to why the electricity connection of only 692 industrial units, running illegally in residential and non-conforming areas, was disconnected when it was stated earlier that around 30,000 such units had been closed down.
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