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SC dismisses review petitions challenging Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute. “Applications for listing of review petitions in open Court are dismissed. We have carefully gone through the review petitions and the connected papers filed therewith. We do not find any ground, whatsoever, to entertain the […]

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Indian Union Muslim League files writ petition in SC against Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by Indian Union Muslim League claiming that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, passed by the Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution. The petition contends that the Bill also illegally classifies people on the basis of religion. Senior advocate […]

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SC allows felling of 452 trees for Delhi-Agra rail line

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the felling of 452 trees for the construction of an additional track for the railway line connecting Delhi to Agra via Mathura, provided the mandatory compensatory afforestation is also undertaken. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and S.A. Nazeer also ordered […]

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SC stops Maharashtra from cutting trees for Metro project

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) not to cut trees for the Metro project in Mumbai till the Bombay High Court decision on an activist’s plea against tree felling. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices S.A. Nazeer and […]

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SC asks Centre to produce letters of support used by Fadnavis for staking claim in Maha govt formation

New Delhi: In an unprecedented hearing on Sunday on the brewing political drama in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General to produce letters of support, used by Devendra Fadnavis in staking claim to form the government, on Monday morning at 10.30 a.m. for passing orders. A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana and […]

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SC notice on validity of Aadhaar access to private entities

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking examination of the constitutional validity of amended Aadhaar law and the associated regulations allowing private entities to use the unique identification as proof of identity for opening bank accounts and mobile phone connections. A bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde […]

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SC favours permanent commission for women officers in armed forces with retro affect

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the armed forces should consider granting permanent commission to women officers in armed forces under the Short Service Commission (SSC) before March 2019. The Army has notified permanent commission to women officers, who join the forces under SSC, after March 2019. The top court asked the Centre to […]