SC allows Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31

NEW DELHI: The police chiefs of Punjab and Haryana were allowed by the Supreme Court to continue in office till January 31. The police chiefs — Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) — were due to retire on December 31. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear their pleas seeking modification of the […]

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CBI top 2 were fighting like cats we watched with amazement: Centre defends tells SC

NEW DELHI: The central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the top two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana  were fighting like cats, and was becoming critical and matter of public debate asserting it was forced to strip CBI director Alok Verma on leave. “Slamming both Verma and special CBI director […]

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Supreme Court turns to social media to keep banned vehicles off Delhi roads

New Delhi: Terming the pollution situation in the Capital “very critical, pitiable and terrible”, the Supreme Court ordered the Delhi government’s transport department on Monday to immediately identify 10-year-old diesel and 15-year-old petrol vehicles, and impound them if they are found plying on city roads. A bench led by justice MB Lokur ordered the department […]

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SC order on firecrackers to affect Diwali, other festivities

The SC on Tuesday refused to impose a nationwide blanket ban on the manufacture and sale of firecrackers. In its verdict, the court said only “green firecrackers” would be allowed to be sold in Delhi/NCR. It also set time slots for bursting firecrackers during festivities. Ruling out a blanket ban on firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital […]

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Supreme Court rules out blanket ban on sale, manufacture of firecrackers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled out a national ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers but went on to impose restrictions on the public about bursting them during festivals, especially Diwali, which comes after two weeks from now. A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan ruled against the manufacture and use of […]

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No Policeman Should Enter Puri Jagannath Temple With Weapons, Shoes: SC

NEW DELHI: Taking note of the October 3 violence in Odisha’s Puri Jagannath Temple Supreme Court Wednesday took and directed that no policeman should enter the temple premises with weapons and shoes. Nine policemen were injured as violence broke out during a 12-hour bandh called by a socio-cultural organisation, protesting introduction of a queue system for devotees visiting […]

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Adultery no longer a criminal offence in India, rules Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed adultery as a criminal offence in India. A Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra declared by unanimity Section 497 in the Indian Penal Code as unconstitutional and being violation of gender equality. The court underlined that Section 497 treats women as properties of their […]

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India’s first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married After 377 Order

BHUBANESHWAR: India’s first bureaucrat transgender wanted to tie in a nuptial knot with her boyfriend. Aishwarya Rituparna Pradhan, 34, presently deputy commissioner(in-charge) of GST in Paradip circle of Odisha commercial tax department, made a major life decision based on the verdict on Section 377. When the law was scrapped by the Supreme Court of India last week, she […]

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J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls […]

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UIDAI’s proposal to hire social media agency is against its submissions, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court  said the proposal of the Unique Identification Authority of India to hire an agency  to monitor various social media platforms and monitor such platforms was contrary to its earlier submissions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  asked Attorney General KK Venugopal […]

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