Temple can be built by law: Maurya

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Monday that Parliament could enact a law to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but the government would do so only after exhausting two other options. The first was a Supreme Court decision and the second mediation. Mr. Maurya said …

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SC to review Perarivalan pardon plea

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan a fortnight’s time to place on record a copy of his application made to the Tamil Nadu Governor two years ago seeking grant of pardon. A three-judge Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K.M. Joseph …

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High Court wants environment plan

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday suggested that the government evolved a clear plan to deal with the environmental issues arising during the implementation of relief and rehabilitation measures. The Bench of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A.K. Jayasankaran Nambiar observed that the plan could …

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‘Give Perarivalan remission data’

The Central Information Commission has directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to provide copies of all orders passed by the Union Government from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015, granting remission to various prisoners across the country to A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts undergoing life imprisonment in …

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SC refuses to change NGT order on Sterlite

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing mining major Vedanta access to the administrative unit of the Sterlite Copper plant at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. A Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Indu Malhotra disposed of a petition filed by the …

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SC allays fears on streaming of court work

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra told the government on Friday that cases of constitutional importance and social matters of constitutional gravity, even if heard by a three-judge Bench, should be beamed live to the masses. The Chief Justice, heading a Bench of three, was assuaging apprehensions raised by the …

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SC firm on choice of two HC judges

Collegium sent their names in 2016 The Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated the names of two advocates — C. Emalias and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy — for appointment as Judges of the Madras High Court. The proposal for elevation of the two advocates, recommended by the High Court Collegium on December 19, …

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