Judiciary

High Court seeks latest data on potholes

Indicating that the court would fix liability on civic bodies in case of mishaps owing to bad roads or potholes, the High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed BBMP to submit the latest data on the condition of roads and assessment of the number of potholes. The bench was hearing …

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SC asks why the delay in setting up rights courts

Petition filed by a law student The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre, the States and the Union Territories on the prolonged delay for over quarter of a decade to establish exclusive human rights courts in each district and appointing special public prosecutors in them. A …

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SC holds Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt

The Bench, then, ordered both the officers to “please sit at the corner of the court (till the rising of the Bench).” The court was hearing a contempt case initiated by it on February 7 against Mr. Rao for transferring the joint director. In his apology letter, Mr. Rao said, …

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SC transfers Bihar home abuse case to Delhi

The court had then ordered the CBI to get instructions and report back at 2 p.m. An affidavit was duly filed by an officer in the afternoon. However, the court expressed dissatisfaction, saying the officer was not competent to submit it. “Never file an affidavit without your personal satisfaction on …

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SC may curb advocates from speaking on cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the possibility of imposing curbs on advocates airing their views in the media about pending cases and the judges handling them, during a hearing on contempt petitions filed by the government and the Attorney General of India against civil rights lawyer Prashant …

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Scene set to shift to Supreme Court today

The CBI is ready to move the Supreme Court against the West Bengal government and its police for impeding an ongoing court-ordered investigation into multi-crore chit fund cases, including the Saradha scam. It is learnt that the matter would be mentioned on Monday for urgent hearing by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta …

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CJI recuses himself from CBI case hearing

Chief Justice Gogoi, however, had heard a petition filed by Mr. Verma against the latter’s ‘overnight’ divestment from office on October 23-24 last year even though the CJI was a member of the high-power committee. Chief Justice Gogoi had authored the judgment for the Bench allowing Mr. Verma to return …

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