SC constitutes 5 judge constitution bench on PIL Against Female Genital Mutilation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to refer  to a five-judge constitution bench the petitions challenging the validity of female genital mutilation practised among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice […]

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Doctor Kafeel Khan arrested, held in fraud case

LUCKNOW: Suspended BRD Medical College paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan and his brother Adeel Khan were arrested for allegedly opening a bank account in a nationalised bank using fake documents. Kafeel Khan, was out on bail in connection with the death of infants at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur last year. Kafeel’s arrest comes hours after he was released in […]

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Money laundering Case: Court asks ED to response on Virbhadra Singh’s plea

NEW DELHI: A special court in Delhi has sought response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to provide documents related to the case of money laundering  against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought six weeks of time to file a reply but special court of Patiala House Court said that the time of six […]

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PIL filled in SC challenging Article 370, limits Parliament’s power and granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which limits the right of Parliament and grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The PIL filled by BJP leader and advocate Ashish Kumar Upadhyay been said that special constitutional provisions was ‘Temporary’ and Article 370 (3) […]

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Aircel-Maxis case: SC extends deadline by 3 months, Probe Agency Told

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for CBI and ED by three months to complete the investigation in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have been questioned by the agencies during the ongoing probe. A bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan directed the investigation should […]

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Acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh, Will Continue As Top Cop: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Dilbag Singh will continue as the acting chief of the Jammu and Kashmir police  till the Union Public Service Commission decides on the state’s proposal. However, the top court asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to send a panel of police officers to Jammu and Kashmir in five weeks […]

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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC lifts ban on reporting

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court with an instruction for the media to exercise restraint and not to misreport or sensationalise such news, lifts the ban on reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta vacated the August 23 order of the Patna High Court. The Patna […]

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Arrest of activists: Democratic institutions should be robust enough to accommodate opposition says, SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme court was hearing submissions in connection with the arrest of five activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case when the bench emphasised upon a need to have a distinction between dissenting views and subverting law and order. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud said: “our institutions […]

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Ensure Pothole-Free Bengaluru by Thursday, Karnataka HC to Government

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court, in a strongly worded message to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), taking cognisance of poor conditions of roadsin Bangalore. In its order the court said, “Bengaluru has to be restored to its glory as a garden city.” The BBMP officials then swung into action. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice […]

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Remove Tiles Bearing PM Modi, Shivraj Chouhan’s pictures from PMAY houses: Orders Madhya Pradesh HC

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the state government for the removal of tiles bearing pictures of the prime minister and chief minister inside houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, Justices Sanjay Yadav and Vivek Agrawal directed the government to file a compliance report […]

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