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SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal
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SC decriminalises Section 377; rules gay sex legal

New Delhi: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court this morning scrapped the controversial Section 377 — a 158-year-old colonial law on consensual gay sex. “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for each other’s rights, and others are supreme humanity. Criminalising gay sex is irrational…

Pothole deaths scary, says Supreme Court
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Pothole deaths scary, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday described as “frightening” the deaths in accidents caused due to potholes on roads across the country and said that number of fatalities in such incidents was more than those in terror attacks. A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that persons who have lost…

Relief for AAP: SC says Delhi L-G can’t act independently
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Relief for AAP: SC says Delhi L-G can’t act independently

New Delhi:  Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (L-G) is bound to listen to the city’s democratically elected government and cannot act independently, said the Supreme Court this morning, prompting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to claim victory against the Centre over administrative control of the national capital. “The L-G is bound by the aid and advice…

Floor test tomorrow: Yeddy is Ready
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Floor test tomorrow: Yeddy is Ready

New Delhi: The Supreme Court this morning ordered that a floor test be conducted at 4 pm tomorrow (May 19) to determine whether the day-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka has the support of the required number of MLAs to continue in the government. The BJP is 8-member short of the 112-majority mark and it…

SC dismisses probe into Judge Loya’s death
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SC dismisses probe into Judge Loya’s death

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court this morning dismissed a batch of petitions seeking an independent inquiry into the death of special CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said there is no merit…

Cauvery: SC slams Centre’s inaction
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Cauvery: SC slams Centre’s inaction

Asks Centre to submit draft scheme by May 3 New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday rapped the Union government for failing to frame a scheme for implementing its Feb. 16 judgement on sharing Cauvery river water by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. The SC ordered the Centre to submit a draft scheme on May…

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