SC to hear plea for urgent rescue steps

urgent rescue steps

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on January 3 a writ petition for urgent measures to rescue 15 miners trapped in a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the petition, which was orally mentioned by senior advocate Anand Grover for petitioner Aditya N. …

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SC dismisses plea to defer HC bifurcation

HC bifurcation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a petition filed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates’ Association in Hyderabad to defer the implementation of a notification issued on December 26 bifurcating the Hyderabad High Court into the new Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Courts. A Bench of Justices …

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Contentious January awaits CJI Gogoi

CJI Gogoi

Series of politically sensitive cases are scheduled for hearing All eyes will be on Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi at the head of the Supreme Court Bench which is scheduled to hear a series of politically sensitive cases, including the Ramjanma- bhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute appeals on January 4, …

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Praveen Kumar takes oath as HC acting CJ

HC acting CJ

It is my duty to strive for welfare of all sections, he says A new chapter had begun in the history of sunrise State Andhra Pradesh with the inauguration of the temporary campus for the High Court at the CM’s camp office here on Tuesday. Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar, senior-most …

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Plea against Mumbai corpn. Rejected

The philosophy or ideals of an individual cannot be allowed to supersede the power of elected bodies to formulate policy. Courts cannot be a forum to transform the perspective of an individual into a mandatory policy of the government, the Supreme Court has said in a recent judgment. “Perspective of …

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Benefit of the doubt must go to accused: SC

The benefit of the doubt in cases based on a flawed police investigation must favour the accused irrespective of the gravity of the crime, the Supreme Court held in a recent judgment in a 17-year-old case of murder and rioting in Uttar Pradesh. “The accused cannot be expected to relinquish …

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Allow ‘minorities’ into India, says HC

Court asks Centre to bring in a law The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to bring in a law to let people of religious and ethnic minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to be given citizenship without any cut-off year or any questions asked. Allowing a writ …

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CJI spotlights the law on death penalty

Persons on death row are priority for the Supreme Court, says Ranjan Gogoi A series of Supreme Court decisions after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took over as top judge has seen the Supreme Court veer away from the death penalty and point out lapses in the way justice …

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Deaths in accidents due to potholes are unacceptable: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday described as “unacceptable” the death of nearly 15,000 people in road accidents caused by potholes in the last five years and said the number was probably more than those killed on the border or by terrorists. This indicates that the authorities concerned are not maintaining …

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