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No relief for Omar Abdullah; SC seeks reply from J&K

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought reply from the Jammu and Kashmir government and other authorities on Sara Pilot’s petition challenging the detention of her brother and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to entertain submission by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Sara, seeking immediate […]

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Parties must publish candidates criminal cases on sites: SC

New Delhi: In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed political parties to upload on their respective websites the details of all pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, citing the alarming increase in criminalisation of politics in past four general elections. A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said the parties would […]

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Nirbhaya: SC not entertaining Centre’s plea seeking stay on Delhi HC order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain Centre’s plea seeking stay on a Delhi High Court order for simultaneous execution of all four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta contended that the moment authorities move for death warrant, the one accused, who is yet to […]

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Will take appropriate steps on SC ruling on quotas: Centre

New Delhi:  The Centre on Monday told the Lok Sabha that it would take “appropriate steps” following the Supreme Court’s ruling on reservation in jobs and promotions for SCs/STs after considering the issue at the highest level. It also attacked the Congress-led then Uttarakhand government in 2012 for “snatching the rights of deprived sections” through […]

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Chidambaram dares BJP to own up SC ruling on quota

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday dared the BJP to “own up” the Supreme Court judgement which said that quota in promotions for government jobs is not a fundamental right. Chidambaram said if the saffron party does not agree with it “let it say” and “spell out the […]

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There cannot be indefinite protest: SC on Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: Making a significant observation on Shaheen Bagh protests, the Supreme Court, on Monday, said “you can’t block public roads indefinitely”, and the “protests can’t continue like this on public places”. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K.M. Joseph issued notices to Delhi Police and scheduled the next hearing on February 17. […]