SC grants one more opportunity to ArcelorMittal, NuMetal To Bid For Essar Steel

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra on thursday granted one more opportunity to mining major ArcelorMittal and Russia’s VTB Capital-backed NuMetal to bid for Essar Steel if they clear their NPA dues in two weeks. The top court asked the Committee of Creditors to take a decision within […]

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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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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 refuses, Reservation in job promotions

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench. There is a need for quantifiable data to give reservation,” the apex court said. The court also clarified that there is no need to collect quantifiable data of backwardness […]

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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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Voters have the right to know crimnal background of candidates: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday favoured “proper” dissemination of information about criminal antecedents of candidates and the Election Commission could be asked to direct political parties to ensure that persons facing criminal charges so that voters can make a informed choice while exercising their franchise. After making these observations, a five-judge constitution bench headed by […]

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The Supreme Court took off Center’s replay to WhatsApp, Indian authorities

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on monday  issued a notice to messaging app WhatsApp as well as two ministries- IT and finance – seeking a detailed reply  on a plea alleging that the social media giant does not comply with the provision of appointing a grievance officer and other laws of India. A bench of Justices R […]

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