Judiciary

SC pulls up States for delay in recruitment of judges

The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up various State governments and the administrative side of the High Courts for delay in filling vacancies in subordinate judicial services. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had taken suo motu cognisance of more than 5,000 vacancies in subordinate judicial …

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SC refuses to stay Sabarimala ruling

Review pleas to be heard on Jan. 22; women of all age groups can visit the shrine this pilgrim season The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in open court review petitions against its majority judgment which lifted a ban on women aged between 10 and 50 years from …

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No early hearing in Ayodhya case, says SC

On October 29, the court had clarified that the decision on when to start hearing the appeals would be decided by an “appropriate Bench” before which the matter would come up in January. The ABHM is one of the respondents in the appeal filed by legal heirs of M. Siddiq …

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SC frowns on tardy CVC submission

Bench adjourns hearing on probe into accusations against exiled CBI chief A 24-hour delay by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in filing its report on the inquiry against exiled CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma led the Supreme Court to adjourn Monday’s crucial hearing to November 16 (Friday). The report was …

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Long cohabitation is presumed marriage: SC

The Supreme Court has upheld the “presumption” that a couple who live together as husband and wife are legally married and the woman can claim maintenance under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. A Bench of Justices R. Banumathi and Indira Banerjee observed that it is “fairly well …

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‘Trial judges should make case calendar’

The Supreme Court has framed a series of guidelines for the conduct of criminal trials, primarily dealing with the preparation of a “case calendar” by judges to put themselves on a deadline to complete the trial. The judgment by a Bench of Justices A.M. Sapre and Indu Malhotra on October …

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Unanimous decision: SC Collegium

Recommendation on judges’ elevation a result of extensive deliberations, it says The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it took “extensive deliberations and discussions” among themselves and their colleagues to unanimously resolve to recommend four names for elevation as judges to the apex court. …

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Madras HC bans online sale of drugs

A writ petition filed by the Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association had sought a ban on websites that facilitate online sale of drugs. The petition wanted the ban to be in place till the Centre brings into force a legal framework for permitting such sales. Senior counsel AR.L. Sundaresan …

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Share non-confidential info on Rafale deal, SC tells govt.

Asks Centre to file affidavit on its objections to disclosing details of pricing The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the government 10 days to provide petitioners, including former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, information which can be “legitimately placed in the public domain” about the Rafale deal. This …

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Opposition seeks SC action for Shah’s remarks in Kerala

‘His comments on Sabarimala verdict contempt of court’ The Opposition parties on Sunday termed BJP president Amit Shah’s comments on the Supreme Court judgment allowing entry of women to the Sabarimala shrine as unconstitutional and contempt of court and hoped that the court would take suo motu cognisance of them …

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