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‘Normalcy in J&K not possible overnight’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said restoration of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be accomplished overnight.The government, it said, needed “reasonable time” to guide the Valley back to peace without loss of lives. “Who will be blamed if something happens,” the court retorted, when asked by petitioner-activist Tehseen Poonawalla …

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Kureshi file under study: Centre

Seeks two weeks to decide on collegium recommendation on his elevation The Union government on Monday sought from the Supreme Court two weeks to decide on the collegium recommendation to appoint Bombay High Court’s Justice Akil Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta …

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Finish Babri case in nine months: SC

A Bench led by Justice Rohinton Nariman extended the tenure of the Special Judge conducting the trial The trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, in which prominent BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders such as L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused of criminal conspiracy, should be …

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Judiciary should revisit conventional wisdom: CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said great institutions like the judiciary should be on their guard against the “wicked and the vile,” who work in their dark recesses to weaken them in a deceptive manner. The Chief Justice was speaking at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Additional …

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SC moved for sample re-verification of NRC

The applications may be listed soon for hearing before a Special Bench of the CJI and Justice Rohinton Nariman. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in its application, tried to impress upon the court the “unprecedented large scale of complexities” involved in the NRC process. ‘Impact social harmony’ The …

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Don’t try to lay down

Court to rule on plea against Karnataka Speaker today The Supreme Court on Tuesday took a swipe at the ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine in Karnataka for questioning its power to give directions to the Speaker after welcoming its intervention last year. The court recalled how the parties had hailed …

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Use drones to identify waterlogging sites: HC

‘File status report before July 24’ The Delhi High Court has suggested use of drones to aid civic authorities in identifying sites where waterlogging takes place so as to tackle traffic snarls in the city during the monsoon. A Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Jyoti Singh further suggested setting …

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SC tells Speaker to defer call on Karnataka MLAs

Court orders status quo, schedules hearing for Tuesday The Supreme Court on Friday pressed the pause button in the legal battle for power in Karnataka, asking Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to refrain from deciding on the disqualification or resignation of 10 rebel Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs for the time …

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Maratha quota: SC to hear plea today

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a group of social workers, academics and representatives of the Muslim community who have appealed against a Bombay High Court decision upholding a “one-person or one-community” Maharashtra legislation providing reservation to the Maratha community in education and public employment. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/maratha-quota-sc-to-hear-plea-today/article28394930.ece

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