Explore use of advanced technology to give RTI replies to differently-able’ says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the Centre as well as the stste to explore the use of advanced technology in providing information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act  to differently-abled persons. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said such people should have a functional-facility to receive the information as […]

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Supreme Court extends house arrest of five activists, rules out SIT probe

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the house arrest of five rights activists who were taken into custody by the Pune Police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The plea for an SIT was not entertained, with the accused given the liberty to pursue other appropriate remedies and the top court declined to appoint a SIT […]

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Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women to Sabarimala Temple

NEW DELHI: A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday pronounced its verdict on entry of women into the Sabarimala temple of Kerala. While reading out the verdict, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, “The practice of barring women in age group of 10-50 to go inside the temple is violative of constitutional […]

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Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court To Deliver Verdict on the arrest of five activists today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will be going to pronounce its verdict on the arrest of five rights activists in Bhima-Koregaon violence case on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five activists. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel […]

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Adultery law verdict: SC Strikes Down Section 497

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously declared that Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with adultery. A bench of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. SC strikes down Section 497. The five-judge Supreme Court bench is unanimous in ruling that Section 497 of the IPC that makes […]

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Supreme Court rejects plea challenging appointment of Justice Gogoi as next CJI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment  of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. The petitioner advocates, R P Luthra and Satyaveer Sharma had relied on the contents of a press conference called by the top four judges including Justice Gogoi earlier […]

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SC refuses to ban politicians facing criminal charges, leaves it to Parliament

NEW DELHI: In a crucial judgement the Supreme Court left the matter of disqualification of politicians carrying criminal charges against them and said it was not within its powers to disqualify politicians facing criminal cases from contesting elections  and left it to Parliament to frame an appropriate law. The court also directed the Parliament to make a law to ensure […]

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Homosexuality is not an offence in India, Supreme Court Ends Section 377

NEW DELHI: It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex, and after weeks of deliberation, Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex in a unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel. Chief justices Dipak Misra said  “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our […]

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