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‘Do you speak Sanskrit?’: SC dismisses plea to make Sanskrit national language

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a declaration to make Sanskrit the national language of India. Dismissing the plea, a bench of Justice M.R. Shah and Justice Krishna Murari said the matter is a policy decision that requires an amendment to the Constitution, and cannot […]

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‘Really unfortunate man missing for 25 years’: SC on army officer’s mother plea

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to follow up on the steps taken by the authorities concerned to trace Indian Army officer, Captain Sanjit Bhattacharjee, who went missing from the India-Pakistan border 25 years ago, and provide information to his 81-year-old mother, on a quarterly basis. A bench of Justices […]

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SC affirms stringent provisions of PMLA, not compulsory for ED to disclose ground of arrest

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the stringent provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with definition of the proceeds of crime, power of arrest, search and seizure, attachment of properties and also the twin bail conditions. The top court said stringent conditions for bail under the Act is legal […]

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Denying unmarried woman right to safe abortion violates her personal autonomy: SC

New Delhi | In a significant decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the examination of a 24-week pregnant unmarried woman by an AIIMS medical board to determine whether the pregnancy can be safely terminated without endangering her life. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said letting an unmarried woman suffer an unwanted pregnancy will […]

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‘Devoid of merit’, SC junks Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the violence at Ahmedabad’s Gulberg Society in 2002, challenging the SIT’s clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others during the riots in the state. A bench […]

SC's Justice Shah airlifted to Delhi after 'chest pain'

SC’s Justice Shah airlifted to Delhi after ‘chest pain’

New Delhi | Supreme Court Justice M.R. Shah was on Thursday airlifted to Delhi after complaining of “chest pain” while he was in Himachal Pradesh. BJP national spokesperson and senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia, in a tweet, said: “Hon’ble Justice MR Shah Judge Supreme Court of India has suffered a heart attack while he was in Himachal […]

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‘He vanished in the air?’: SC criticises UP govt on 82-year-old going missing from Covid hospital

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday criticised the Uttar Pradesh government in connection with a case, where an 82-year-old Covid patient allegedly went missing from a hospital in Prayagraj. A bench, headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana queried the Additional Advocate General (AAG) representing Uttar Pradesh, as to how could the man go missing, […]

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No individual can be forced to get vaccinated, govt vaccine policy not arbitrary: SC

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Monday said that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated and added that the current Covid-19 vaccine policy of the government is not arbitrary. A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai said that restrictions imposed on the unvaccinated people by different organisations, institutions, and governments […]

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SC cancels bail of man accused of raping his minor niece

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a trend is emerging, where courts are making general observation either granting or refusing to grant bail, as it cancelled the bail of a man accused of raping his minor niece. The top court emphasised that reasoning is the life blood of the judicial system, and an […]