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Disqualified MLAs move SC
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Disqualified MLAs move SC

August 2, 2019

New Delhi: Maintaining that the then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar’s order disqualifying them was wrong, arbitrary and malafide, 15 disqualified MLAs from Congress and JD(S) moved Supreme Court yesterday challenging the Speaker’s decision.  In a joint petition, disqualified Congress MLAs Pratap Gouda Patil, B.C. Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, S.T. Somashekar, Byrathi Basavaraj and Munirathna …

Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!
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Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!

July 19, 2019

The confidence motion moved in the Karnataka Assembly yesterday by the Congress-JD(S) coalition’s Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was expected to have a smooth passage, either way, because its procedures were vetted by the Supreme Court, as we know. Sadly, the proceedings took a turn towards an unprecedented pandemonium with the leading coalition partner Congress raising…

Supreme Court dismisses PIL on 100% matching of VVPAT slips
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Supreme Court dismisses PIL on 100% matching of VVPAT slips

May 21, 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court this morning dismissed a PIL seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during counting. A Vacation Bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, refused to entertain the plea filed by a Chennai-based organisation ‘Tech for All,’ saying that a larger Bench…

SC extends Ayodhya mediation process till Aug. 15
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SC extends Ayodhya mediation process till Aug. 15

May 10, 2019

New Delhi:  A five-Judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi this morning gave the Supreme Court-appointed Mediation Committee time till Aug. 15 to continue with its efforts to resolve the prolonged and strife-ridden Ayodhya title dispute. “We do not want to short-circuit the mediation process. We will extend the time in…

SC/ST promotion: Top Court upholds validity of Karnataka law
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SC/ST promotion: Top Court upholds validity of Karnataka law

May 10, 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court this morning upheld the validity of a 2018 Karnataka law, granting reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) employees in the State. A Bench of Justices U.U. Lalit and D.Y. Chandrachud pointed out that the Karnataka government collected necessary data and cured the deficiencies noted in…

SC Collegium rejects Centre’s objection on 2 Judges, recommends 2 more
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SC Collegium rejects Centre’s objection on 2 Judges, recommends 2 more

May 9, 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court this morning rejected the Central Government’s objections to the elevation of two Judges to the Top Court, stressing that merit should be considered above seniority. The Supreme Court Collegium, or panel of five senior most Judges, reiterated its April 12 decision to recommend Justices Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna for…

Centre returns names of two Judges mooted for SC
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Centre returns names of two Judges mooted for SC

May 8, 2019

Gauhati High Court Chief Justice A.S. Bopanna and Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Aniruddha Bose New Delhi:  The Centre has asked the Supreme Court Collegium to reconsider the names of Gauhati High Court (HC) Chief Justice A.S. Bopanna and Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Aniruddha Bose for appointment as Judges of the Supreme Court. The…

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