Tag: Supreme Court

Coronavirus: SC takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowding in Jails
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Coronavirus: SC takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowding in Jails

March 17, 2020

Apex Court seeks reply of Director-General, Prison and Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories by Mar. 20 regarding precautionary measures taken in Jails across India New Delhi: A Two-Judge Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.A. Bobde and L.N. Rao issued a notice to the Director-General, Prison and Chief Secretaries of all…

Nirbhaya convicts set to hang on Mar. 20
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Nirbhaya convicts set to hang on Mar. 20

March 6, 2020

Supreme Court to step in if convicts are not hanged on the set date New Delhi: A City Court, yesterday, set Mar. 20 as the date for executing the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The Court noted there was no legal bar, but rather an obligation to set the…

Congress protests against SC judgement on reservation
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Congress protests against SC judgement on reservation

February 15, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: As part of a State-wide stir, over 200 Congress workers, led by former Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa, staged a demonstration urging the Centre to file a review petition against the recent Supreme Court verdict which said that ‘reservation in job promotion is not a fundamental right,’ at Gandhi Square here this morning. Addressing the…

Upload details of criminal cases against candidates: Apex Court
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Upload details of criminal cases against candidates: Apex Court

February 13, 2020

Supreme Court asks political parties to list reasons for giving tickets to tainted candidates New Delhi: Exercising its Constitutional powers, the Supreme Court (SC) this morning put political parties on a tight leash and made mandatory for all political parties to give reasons for putting up candidates with criminal antecedents in General and Assembly polls….

Reservation is a fundamental right: Former Judge
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Reservation is a fundamental right: Former Judge

February 11, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Former High Court Judge H.N. Nagamohan Das has said that reservation is a fundamental right, while the Supreme Court ruling is not in accordance with the ideals of the Constitution. The former judge was speaking after inaugurating a public hearing organised in Kalamandira in city yesterday. Nagamohan Das heads a one-man Commission to look…

SC rejects Nirbhaya convict Mukesh’s petition challenging rejection of mercy plea: Mukesh claims he was sexually assaulted in Tihar Jail
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SC rejects Nirbhaya convict Mukesh’s petition challenging rejection of mercy plea: Mukesh claims he was sexually assaulted in Tihar Jail

January 29, 2020

New Delhi: The Supreme Court this morning dismissed the plea of Nirbhaya case death row convict Mukesh Singh against the rejection of mercy petition by the President, saying all relevant records, the verdict of courts were placed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) before Ram Nath Kovind. Dismissing the petition of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict…

Deny tickets to candidates with criminal antecedents
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Deny tickets to candidates with criminal antecedents

January 25, 2020

Supreme Court asks Election Commission to prepare framework within a week to curb criminalisation of politics New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) told the Supreme Court that the direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in the media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics, and said political parties should be…

Supreme Court refuses stay on CAA
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Supreme Court refuses stay on CAA

January 22, 2020

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court this morning made it clear that it will not grant any stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said it may refer pleas challenging the validity of the Act to a larger Constitution Bench.  A Bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde is hearing a batch…

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