SC Collegium clears 3 HC judges

upta, Sanjay Vashisth, Jasdeep Singh Gill, Mansur Ali, Sunil Kumar Singh Panwar, Deepinder Singh Nalwa and Harsh Bunger — considered for appointment as judges to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Recalls recommendation The Collegium bowed to the wishes of the government and recalled its recommendation of advocate Amit Negi …

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SC ruling strikes a blow for CBI’s independence

Protects investigative agency from political interference The Alok Verma divestment case has led the Supreme Court to further protect the tenure of the CBI Director and the independence of the country’s premier investigative agency from interference by political higher-ups. The judgment by the three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of …

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Five-judge SC Bench to hear Ayodhya pleas

The Supreme Court on Tuesday notified that a five-judge Bench, consisting of the incumbent Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and the next four future Chief Justices of India in line of seniority, will hear the Ayodhya title dispute appeals on January 10. The Bench, besides Chief Justice Gogoi, will …

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SC refuses to stay NGT order on Sterlite plant

Will continue legal battle, says CM The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to process the reopening of the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi, which was ordered to be closed down due to environmental pollution. The Supreme Court Bench also stayed …

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SC shocked as Section 66A of IT Act is still invoked

Over three years after it struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional, the Supreme Court on Monday said it was shocked to hear that authorities still continued to book people under the now-extinct draconian provision. A Bench led by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, who wrote the …

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‘RERAs will be toothless without judicial powers’

Several Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERAs) are pushing for more enforcement power, similar to what is enjoyed by consumer forums, including the authority to issue arrest warrants. At the first meeting of a new RERA implementation committee held on Thursday, there was broad consensus that the RERA Act needed to …

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No urgent hearing: SC

The Supreme Court has declined a request for an urgent hearing of a plea for contempt of court action against the Sabarimala priest, who closed the sanctum sanctorum to conduct “purification rites” immediately after two women entered the temple on Wednesday. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi rejected the plea …

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