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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar produced in Delhi court Pioneer
Amid tight security, former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Monday produced before a Delhi court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
'Not happy' over Delhi HC order in sealing matter, says SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court Monday expressed displeasure over the Delhi High Court's recent order in a sealing matter and restrained it from entertaining any plea related to the apex court-mandated monitoring committee on sealing of unauthorised constructions in the national capital.
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi court issues production warrant against Sajjan Kumar Pioneer
A Delhi court Tuesday issued production warrant for January 28 against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. District Judge Poonam A Bamba issued production warrant against Kumar after Tihar Jail authorities, where he is lodged after conviction in another case related to the riots, could not produce him today.
IRCTC scam: Delhi court reserves Lalu Yadav’s bail plea, next hearing on February 11 Indian Express
The Patiala House Court in Delhi has fixed February 11 as the next date of hearing in the IRCTC scam case filed by the Central Bureau of Invesitagtion (CBI). The court also reserved former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea order, reports ANI.
Ram Rahim get life imprisonment for journalist's murder 16 years ago Business Standard
A special CBI court in Panchkula Thursday sentenced self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others to life imprisonment for the murder of a journalist over 16 years ago.
Supreme Court sets Feb-end as deadline for names to select a Lokpal Ananthakrishnan G, Indian Express
Calling the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 an eminently workable piece of legislation, the Supreme Court in 2017 said there was no justification to keep its enforcement suspended till certain amendments were cleared by Parliament.
Supreme Court records how the bar girls took on the Maharashtra government Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
The 100-page judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on Thursday records for posterity how the Bharatiya Bar Girls Union of women working as dancers, singers or waitresses in bars, restaurants and beer halls challenged the might of the Maharashtra government.
SC refuses to undo Mamata Govt ban on BJP rath yatras Pioneer
The Supreme court on Tuesday refused to give the go-ahead to the BJP’s proposed “rath yatras” in West Bengal, saying the law-and-order apprehension flagged by the State Government was not “totally unfounded”. The SC directed the BJP to seek a fresh approval from the Mamata Banerjee Government by submitting a revised proposal.
Koregaon-Bhima case: SC refuses to quash FIR against activist Anand Teltumbde Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash Pune Police's FIR against civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde for his alleged role in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima violence and for his alleged Maoist links. The apex court also refused to interfere with the ongoing investigation in the case.
SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea Business Standard
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment following his conviction in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
Meghalaya govt colluded with miners: Report to SC Abhishek Saha, Indian Express
The Meghalaya government “wilfully” and “actively colluded in helping coal miners” to illegally extract coal and transport it, in “blatant violation of both the National Green Tribunal and Supreme Court orders”, says a Citizens’ Report, prepared by a group of 22 activists, that was submitted to the Supreme Court on January 7.
No evidence of corruption, decision of PM-led panel on Alok Verma very hasty: SC’s monitor Seema Chishti, Indian Express
Justice A K Patnaik, the retired Supreme Court judge who was asked by the apex court to supervise the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) enquiry that eventually led to the ouster of CBI Director Alok Verma, on Friday said there was “no evidence of corruption” against Verma, and “what the CVC says cannot be the final word”.
10% gen quota Bill challenged in SC Pioneer
The Bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was on Thursday challenged in the Supreme Court on the grounds it breached the 50 per cent ceiling on quotas, barely a day after the measure secured Parliamentary approval.
Meghalaya mine rescue: Authorities failed to make serious efforts in the beginning, says SC Times of India
Taking a stern view of the ongoing operation to rescue 15 trapped miners in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court on Friday slammed the administration saying that the authorities 'failed' to make serious efforts at the beginning.
Ayodhya hearing: Appropriate Bench to pass further orders on Jan 10, says SC Indian Express
The Supreme Court Friday said the further orders on the appeals in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit will be announced by an appropriate bench on January 10. A division bench comprising of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul announced the date in a 30-second hearing.
Miners trapped in Meghalaya: Look into it with urgency, question of life and death, SC to Centre Indian Express
Expressing dissatisfaction over the progress in operations to rescue miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to look into it considering its “urgency” and said it was “a question of life and death” for those trapped.
SC reopens after winter break with five vacancies and a new entrant to Collegium Satya Prakash, Tribune India
The Supreme Court will reopen on Wednesday after winter vacation with five vacancies and a new entrant to its Collegium that selects judges for the higher judiciary.
Sajjan Kumar, convicted in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, surrenders in Court Nidhi Sethi, NDTV
Sajjan Kumar, who has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has surrendered in a Delhi court today. He has been brought to the Mandoli jail in east Delhi. The former Congress leader was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and setting a gurdwara on fire on November 1, 1984 by the Delhi High Court.
Seventy Assam Orgs to move SC Against Centre's notifications on Citizenship rules Rajeev Bhattacharyya, Wire
As many as 70 organisations in Assam protesting against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 have decided to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the government’s recent notifications on citizenship rules.
Handler in AfPak region gave orders to ISIS terror group that plotted bombings Hindustan Times
A Delhi court on Thursday sent 10 persons, arrested the previous day on suspicion of being part of an Islamic State-inspired module, to 10 days in police custody even as more details emerged of the so-called Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam and the way the National Investigation Agency (NIA) tracked it down.
Sajjan Kumar moves Supreme Court against his conviction in 1984 riots A Vaidyanathan, NDTV
Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has approached the Supreme Court challenging his conviction and the life term by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to Chidambaram extended till Jan 11 Pioneer
A Delhi court Tuesday extended till January 11 the protection granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis scam.
Cogent evidence against Asthana, need thorough probe: Verma tells HC Business Standard
CBI chief Alok Verma on Friday defended the filing of FIR against special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana and contended that the "serious allegations of corruption and extortion" against his deputy need to be thoroughly investigated.
Why strip Verma of powers suddenly: SC Krishnadas Rajagopal, Hindu
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, to explain the exigency that had prompted it to take an “overnight” decision to divest Alok Verma of his powers as CBI Director.
BJP denied permission for Amit Shah's 'Rath Yatra' by Calcutta High Court NDTV
The BJP cannot hold a rally tomorrow from Bengal's Coochbehar - the first of three that would crisscross the state ahead of next year's general elections - the Calcutta High Court has said. The order came after the state government told that court that it has refused permission for the proposed 'rath yatra' by BJP president Amit Shah, as it might cause "communal tension".
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