Anil Ambani Appears in Supreme Court in Contempt Case Over Ericsson Dues

New Delhi: Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday on a contempt plea by telecom company Ericsson over failure to pay outstanding dues of about Rs 550 crore. Ambani, who is being represented by Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, was issued a showcause notice in January and had to respond […]

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Supreme Court issues notice to lawyer Prashant Bhushan on contempt plea by AG and Centre

New Delhi :The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on contempt pleas by Attorney General K K Venugopal and the Centre for his tweets allegedly criticising the court over the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI director. Bhushan was given three weeks to reply. A bench […]

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LJP welcomes Supreme Court’s order on 10 per cent quota

New Delhi :The Lok Janshakti Party Friday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision not to stay the government’s decision to give 10 per cent quota to the general category poor and expressed hope that the constitutional amendment for the reservation will pass muster with the judiciary. While agreeing to examine the Union government’s decision to grant […]

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PIL in SC against govt’s move to authorise 10 agencies to intercept, monitor any computer

NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the recent Ministry of Home Affairs order authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, decrypt “any information” on computers. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to […]

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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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