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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…

Rape accused politician from city moves SC for bail
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Rape accused politician from city moves SC for bail

New Delhi:  A rapist, who has been sentenced to 14 years in jail and was asked to cough up a fine of Rs. 5 lakh by the Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court  in Mysuru, has knocked the doors of the Supreme Court for bail, saying that he was ready to take care of the…

SC refuses to stay SC/ST order, says innocent must be protected
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SC refuses to stay SC/ST order, says innocent must be protected

New Delhi: Terming protests against its judgement on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as “ill-informed” or “misled”, the Supreme Court yesterday refused to suspend operation of the verdict and clarified that it had not diluted a single provision of the legislation. “The judgement is not in conflict with the SC/ST Act. It does not…

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