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Cauvery Verdict: SC reduces TN’s share of water
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Cauvery Verdict: SC reduces TN’s share of water

New Delhi:  In a landmark verdict that casts a long shadow on Southern politics, Tamil Nadu’s share of water from River Cauvery has been reduced by the Supreme Court (SC) and Karnataka will now receive a bigger share. Citing the requirement of drinking water for Bengaluru, the SC yesterday lowered the amount of Cauvery water…

UoM land row: SC upset over State Govt’s failure to furnish records
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UoM land row: SC upset over State Govt’s failure to furnish records

New Delhi/Mysuru: The Supreme Court yesterday expressed its strong displeasure over the Karnataka Government’s failure to furnish all records to land in a dispute involving University of Mysore. A bench of Justices N.V. Ramana and S. Abdul Nazeer directed the Secretary concerned and officers in the Revenue Department of Karnataka to appear before the Court…

Women born before 2005 are equally entitled to ancestral properties: SC
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Women born before 2005 are equally entitled to ancestral properties: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has declared that daughters by birth become equally entitled to ancestral properties as sons, with the 2005 amendment to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. “The amended provision now statutorily recognises the rights of coparceners (a person who shares equally with others in the inheritance of an undivided property) of daughters…

Unprecedented turmoil in Supreme Court
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Unprecedented turmoil in Supreme Court

Sir, The recent protest and the press conference by the four Judges of the Collegium against the roster system and allegation of assigning important cases of national importance to Junior Judges has stunned the nation. I am no legal expert. However, I believe it is the prerogative of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court…

Four dissenting SC Judges not on CJI’s New Constitution Bench
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Four dissenting SC Judges not on CJI’s New Constitution Bench

New Delhi: The four Supreme Court Judges, who publicly took on the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Dipak Misra, have been kept out of a Constitution Bench that will decide on many important cases, despite the country’s top lawyer claiming that the unprecedented rift between Judges had been “settled” during an informal meeting on Monday…

Irreparable damage done to Judiciary: Justice Hegde
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Irreparable damage done to Judiciary: Justice Hegde

Bengaluru: Expressing deep anguish over four Supreme Court Judges going public on issues related to the Apex Court, former Supreme Court Judge and former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde yesterday said that he was “devastated” by their action which has caused “irreparable” damage to the institution. “As a retired Judge of the Supreme Court,…

Rebellion in Supreme Court: Four Senior Judges address the media
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Rebellion in Supreme Court: Four Senior Judges address the media

New Delhi: In a first in India, four senior Judges of the Supreme Court (SC) have gone public against the Chief Justice of India (CJI), telling the media that the administration of the top Court “has not been in order.” In the unprecedented press conference held at his    residence in New Delhi, Justice J. Chelameswar,…

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