A majority of four judges on a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday found no flaw in the Union government’s process to demonetise ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes through a Gazette notification issued on November 8, 2016. The sole woman judge on the five-member Bench, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, however, …

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Justice Bobde appointed next CJI

The most senior judge of the Supreme Court will take charge on November 18 from Ranjan Gogoi Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Tuesday after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the warrant of his appointment. The 63-year-old judge will take oath as …

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Produce all orders on J&K curbs, court tells govt.

Supreme Court schedules case for hearing on October 25 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to produce the orders passed by authorities on restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir as well as Section 144 proceedings. The direction from a three-judge Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana came …

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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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