Judiciary

‘Why are regulators soft with scribes?’

Why are regulators soft with scribes

“This is like a velvet fist inside a velvet glove. It is of no use… If there is criminal liability involved, there should be prosecution launched under a penal statute,” Justice Lokur said categorically. Though the oral observations from the Bench came during the hearing of a petition filed by …

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Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

Lower judiciary vacancies

The Supreme Court on Monday took suo motu cognisance of over 5,000 vacancies in the lower judiciary across the country, saying the situation is “wholly unacceptable”. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi found that even the official statistics provided by various High Courts on the recruitment …

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SC to list review petitions today

SC to list review petitions today

The Supreme Court decided to consider on Tuesday when it will hear multiple review petitions filed against its September 28 majority judgment allowing women of all ages entry into the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Responding to an oral mentioning to urgently list the petitions, Chief Justice of India Ranjan …

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Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

media regulators soft with scribes

The Supreme Court on Monday said media regulators tend to wear a “velvet fist inside a velvet glove” when it comes to dealing with journalists and media organisations whose actions, like revealing the identity of a rape survivor, make them criminally liable. It is a crime under the Protection of …

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SC bars States from diverting money from CAMPA funds

The Supreme Court has barred State governments from diverting money from their Compensatory Afforestation and Management Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds meant for environmental protection, rehabilitation of displaced persons due to issues like depletion of forest, mining, etc. The apex court’s order came after realising that the Punjab government took Rs. …

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HC quashes amendment to PF pension order

The scheme had drastically reduced pension to employees A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Friday set aside the Employees Pension (Amendment) Scheme (GSR609(E) effecting various changes in the schemes that have drastically reduced pension payable to employees. The Bench comprising Justice K. Surendra Mohan and Justice A.M. …

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Plea in SC for SIT into Rafale deal

Probe sought into purchase of 36 jets A petition was filed by Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Monday to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of the Supreme Court to investigate the reasons for cancellation of earlier deal for the purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets. …

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The rebel from the Supreme Court

One of the most brutal attacks on the Bangladesh government in recent times came from an unlikely critic: a former Chief Justice. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha stacked a litany of allegations against the government in his book, A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy . The most …

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