24 September 2018


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SC Allows Couple to Part Ways 'As Friends', Waives 6-month Cooling-off Period - 01.10.2018

The top court took note of the terms of settlement and said the marriage has been dissolved by a decree of divorce by mutual consent.

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Delhi HC Bars Sale of Book on Ramdev Till Removal of Content That Portrays Him as ‘Ambitious Villain’ - 30.09.2018

The High Court said that Ramdev is entitled to be treated with dignity and has a right of social reputation as an ordinary citizen even if he is a public figure.

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Nimbalkar Killing: Why Wife and Not CBI Wants Anna Hazare's Examination, Asks HC - 30.09.2018

Justice A M Badar was Tuesday hearing a petition filed by Nimbalkar's wife Anandidevi challenging an order passed by a sessions court on April 12, exempting Hazare from being examined as a prosecution witness in the case.

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After SC Verdict, Sabarimala Temple’s First Job — Build More Toilets for Women - 30.09.2018

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president A. Padmakumar said he discussed the matter with Kerala CM after which the board decided to arrange for toilet facilities for women in Nilakkal.

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Govt May Soon Announce Rewards for Tip Offs on GST Evasion - 30.09.2018

It will be on the lines of similar schemes for excise and service tax, which has been subsumed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Customs and Income Tax also have such informer reward schemes.

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Can Women Trek Kilometers to Reach Sabarimala and Stand in Packed Crowd, Asks TDB Chief - 30.09.2018

The apex court had on September 28 lifted the ban on the entry of women aged between 10-50 years to the forest shrine, holding that the centuries-old Hindu religious practise was illegal and unconstitutional.

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Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Sons, Other Witnesses Fired At On Way to Court in Alwar - 29.09.2018

The witnesses said they did not have faith in the Behror police and asked for the case to be shifted to Alwar.

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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Welcomes SC Decision on Activists' Arrest - 29.09.2018

Fadnavis said the decision of the top court proved that there was no conspiracy behind action by the state police against Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha.

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'Quota Based on Economic Condition Not Possible': SC Ruling on 'Creamy Layer' Irks BJP Dalit Leaders - 29.09.2018

The Supreme Court verdict has brought in the creamy layer aspect in reservations, which BJP SC Morcha leader says 'is a matter of study'. "When our reservation is based on untouchability, how the creamy layer will be implemented?" he asks.

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Centre Supports Manipur Policemen Plea for Recusal of Supreme Court Bench in Fake Encounter Cases - 29.09.2018

A bench of Justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit reserved the order on the plea which sought its recusal from hearing the matter.

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Hinduism Won't Remain Property of One Sex After SC Decision on Sabarimala Temple: Maneka Gandhi - 29.09.2018

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, said that banning the entry of women into the shrine is gender discrimination and the practice violates rights of Hindu women.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: SC Verdict on Activists’ Arrest ‘Unfortunate, Unexpected’, Say Family Members - 29.09.2018

A disappointed family member of P Varavara Rao, who is under house arrest here for his alleged links with Maoists, said that he was hoping the case would be quashed "because the falseness of the concocted evidence has come out openly in the court".

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Govt Asks UIDAI to Prepare Action Plan on Aadhaar Use After SC order - 29.09.2018

The apex court while holding Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid struck down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data.

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Allowing Women of All Ages to Enter Sabarimala, SC Takes Note of Kerala Govt’s Conflicting Stands - 29.09.2018

The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, has said that ban on entry of women into the shrine was gender discriminatory and violated the rights of Hindu women.

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Provide Quota in Jobs, Educational Institutions to Transgenders, Uttarakhand HC Tells Govt - 29.09.2018

The court also stressed on providing accommodation, besides scholarships up to the post-graduate level and financial assistance to the parents of transgenders.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Dissenting SC Judgment Vindicates Our Stand, Say Petitioners - 29.09.2018

The petitioners in the joint statement said their intention of approaching the apex court was to draw the attention of the judiciary to gross misuse of state's powers under draconian laws like the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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I&B Ministry Asks Private TV Channels to Run Warning Against Lynching - 29.09.2018

The Supreme Court had in July ordered that the Union and state governments should broadcast on radio and television and other media platforms that lynching and mob violence shall invite serious consequences under the law.

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Raise Qualifying Marks for Pursuing Medical Courses Abroad: HC to MCI, Centre - 29.09.2018

Flagging the low pass percentage in screening tests for foreign medical graduates, the Madras High Court said that minimum qualifying marks should be raised from 50 per cent to at least 80 per cent.

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Only One Place for Idiocy and it's Called Congress: Amit Shah - 28.09.2018

Shah's response came after the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists by the Maharashtra Police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

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Sabarimala Verdict LIVE Updates: 'Can't Use Religion to Deny Women Right to Worship', Rules SC - 28.09.2018

Supreme Court on Friday opened doors of Sabrimala Temple to women of all age groups, while ruling that 'biological or physiological reasons cannot be accepted in freedom for faith'. "Prohibition can't be regarded as an essential component of religion," CJI Dipak Misra said.

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Supreme Court Opens Doors of Sabarimala Temple to Women of All Age Groups - 28.09.2018

The court called the practice as a form of discrimination, smacking of gender bias and prejudice against a natural biological process that every woman has to go through.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: House Arrest of Activists to Continue for 4 More Weeks, Says SC | As it Happened - 28.09.2018

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has extended the house arrest of the right activists for four weeks to let them approach the trial court. The activists were arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Paves Way for Probe Against Activists, Not Case of Political Dissent - 28.09.2018

By 2:1 majority, the Supreme Court held that arrest of the activists in Bhima-Koregaon case was not because of dissent or airing difference of opinion. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and AM Khanwilkar, by majority, allowed the Maharashtra police to carry on with the investigation.

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Justice Indu Malhotra, Only Woman on Sabarimala Bench, Gives Dissenting Verdict - 28.09.2018

Justice Malhotra has held that issues of deep religious sentiments should not be ordinarily be interfered by the court and that “court should not interfere unless if there is any aggrieved person from that section or religion.”

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: Supreme Court to Decide on House Arrest of Five Activists Today - 28.09.2018

The apex court had on September 19 said it would look into the case with a "hawk's eye" as "liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjectures".

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Sabarimala: From Key Issues to Kerala Govt's Stand, Here's All You Need to Know - 28.09.2018

The Supreme Court will pronounce on Friday its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the ban on entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

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News18 Daybreak | Adultery Decriminalized, SC Verdict on Ayodhya Dispute and Other Stories You May Have Missed - 28.09.2018

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Sabarimala Verdict LIVE Updates: Supreme Court to Decide Today if Temple Should Open Doors to Women - 28.09.2018

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on ban of women in Sabarimala temple: Kerala government, which has been changing its stand on the contentious issue of women of the menstrual age group entering the temple, had told SC 'it now favoured their entry'.

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Should Sabarimala Temple Open Its Doors to Women? Supreme Court to Decide Today - 28.09.2018

Earlier in July, the apex court had said a woman’s right to pray is equal to that of a man as enshrined in the Constitution and forming a law cannot negate that.

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SC Quotes From ‘The Hindu View of Life’ in Ruling on Mosque’s Importance to Islam - 28.09.2018

The apex court also quoted the words of King Asoka and two former judges who have heard the issues related to the Ayodhya dispute.

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Bullet Train: Gujarat Govt Doubles Compensation for Farmers in Urban Areas - 28.09.2018

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway project currently faces land acquisition hurdles in several parts of the state and farmers have also approached Gujarat High Court over it.

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News18 Daybreak | Supreme Court Verdict on Aadhaar, 'Creamy Layer' in SC/ST Quota and Other Stories You May Have Missed - 27.09.2018

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Adultery No Longer a Criminal Offence in India, Rules Supreme Court - 27.09.2018

While quashing Section 497, the Supreme court noted that sanctity of marriage goes out of the window in various situations, including the one where a married man has sexual intercourse with an unmarried woman, but the legislature has criminalised only one instance.

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How Supreme Court Verdict Today Will Impact the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Title Suit Case - 27.09.2018

The Supreme Court bench has also stated that a "place of particular significance for practicing religion has a different place in law," and that suits would now be determined on the basis of evidence.

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'Women Can't be Treated as Chattel': Key Quotes from Supreme Court Verdict on Adultery - 27.09.2018

The Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery and holding it as manifestly arbitrary.

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Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates: SC Refuses to Revisit Judgment That 'Namaz at Mosque is Not Integral to Islam' - 27.09.2018

Ayodhya Case: The Supreme Court verdict ended with 2:1 majority, posting the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi title suit for hearing on October 29 while refusing to refer the matter to larger bench.

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Owaisi Trains Gun on Triple Talaq Law After SC Strikes Down Adultery as a Crime - 27.09.2018

In a series of tweets, shortly after the verdict was announced, Owaisi argued that even though Section 377 (that dealt with criminalisation of homosexuality) and Section 497 were decriminalised, but the act of instant divorce or ‘talaq triple’ among Muslims has a penal provision and was thus criminalised.

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My Right to Pray Superior to Waqf Board's Right to Property, Says Subramanian Swamy - 27.09.2018

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer to a five-judge Constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam, which had arisen during the hearing of Ayodhya land dispute.

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SC to Decide on Entry of Women Into Sabarimala Temple Tomorrow - 27.09.2018

Earlier in July, the apex court had said a woman’s right to pray is equal to that of a man as enshrined in the Constitution and forming a law cannot negate that.

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SC Refuses to Revisit Judgment That Said 'Mosque Not Integral' to Islam, Clears Decks For Ayodhya Hearing - 27.09.2018

In a majority verdict of 2:1, the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence and the previous verdict has no relevance to it.

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Will Ayodhya Verdict Come Before 2019 Polls? SC Ruling on Mosques Gives Hope to BJP, RSS Leaders - 27.09.2018

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer to a five-judge Constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam, which had arisen during the hearing of Ayodhya land dispute.

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'SC Verdict on Adultery Will Give License to People to Have Illegitimate Relationships' - 27.09.2018

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal believed that the SC verdict on adultery is anti-women and that it has given an "open general license" to people "to be in marriages but at the same time have illegitimate relationships".

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PM Modi-led Panel Appoints Search Committee For Lokpal Appointment Despite Congress Boycott - 27.09.2018

The committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai will recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

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'Mosque Not an Essential Part of Islam' Remarks Need Reconsideration, Says Dissenting SC Judge - 27.09.2018

The judge said it is clear from the earlier decisions of the apex court that the question whether a particular religious practice is an essential or integral part of the religion is a question to be considered taking into account the doctrine, tenets and beliefs of the religion.

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Kerala to Pay Compensation of Rs 50 Lakh to Former ISRO Scientist Implicated in Spy Case - 27.09.2018

On September 14, the Supreme Court had awarded Nambi Narayanan a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the sufferings and ignominy he underwent after his arrest in what is known as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) spy case.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: SC May Deliver Verdict on Arrest of Five Activists Tomorrow - 27.09.2018

The Maharashtra police had arrested the activists on August 28 in connection with an FIR lodged following a conclave on December 31 last year that had later triggered violence at Bhima-Koregaon village.

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Ayodhya Case: Is Namaz in Mosque Essential to Islam? Supreme Court to Decide Today - 27.09.2018

At the beginning of the case, CJI Misra had said that the appeals would be treated as purely a civil suit consisting of a land dispute and religion would not play any role in the verdict.

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Supreme Court Verdict on 150-year-old Adultery Law Today. Here’s an Explainer - 27.09.2018

The Centre had said that the government was considering making adultery gender-neutral.

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Disqualified Lawmaker's House Membership to be Revived if Conviction is Stayed: SC - 27.09.2018

The court has declined to take away powers of appellate courts to stay conviction.

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Aadhaar Architect Nandan Nilekani Hails SC Order, Says it's Critical to Meeting Development Goals - 27.09.2018

Nilekani, the co-founder and non-executive chairman of information technology giant Infosys, said the court had "unequivocally validated" the founding principles of Aadhaar.

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Vyapam Scam: FIR Ordered Against Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia - 27.09.2018

The court asked Shyamala Hills police station in Bhopal to lodge an FIR against the Congress leaders and furnish a detailed report before the court on November 13.

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SC Considers UIDAI PowerPoint Presentation in Holding Aadhaar Scheme Safe - 27.09.2018

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey had on March 22 got a unique opportunity to make a power-point presentation in the apex court to defend the government's ambitious scheme.

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PNB Fraud: Nirav Modi Gets One Month to File Reply to ED Plea - 26.09.2018

The agency had moved the court seeking to declare the diamond traders as "fugitive economic offenders" and nod to confiscate their assets worth Rs 3,500 crore.

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13-Feet High Wall, PowerPoint, Bodily Autonomy: A Look at Key Moments During Aadhaar Arguments - 26.09.2018

The five-judge Bench of Supreme Court had reserved its judgment in May this year, a culmination of over seven years of various challenges against Aadhaar.

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Untouchability, Not Backwardness is the Basis For ST/SC Quota In Job Promotions - 26.09.2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that states don’t have to collect quantifiable data on ‘backwardness’ for SC/ST quota in job promotions.

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Key Takeaways From Supreme Court Verdict on Aadhaar Today - 26.09.2018

The court declared the national identity card Aadhaar "constitutionally valid" in response to petitions raising violation of privacy.

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Here's a List of What Needs Aadhaar Linking and What Doesn't - 26.09.2018

The court said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach the marginalised sections of the society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also from community point of view.

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Supreme Court Clears the Decks for SC/ST Quota in Govt Job Promotions - 26.09.2018

The Supreme Court also refused to refer the pleas against its 2006 judgment on SC/ST quota in promotions to a larger seven-judge bench.

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'Slap' on BJP's Face: Congress Welcomes SC Decision Delinking Aadhaar From Private Entities - 26.09.2018

The top court said Aadhaar serves a bigger public interest. Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than be the best, it said.

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'Sunlight is The Best Disinfectant': SC Allows Live Streaming of Certain Proceedings in Court - 26.09.2018

The court said that necessary rules for balancing rights of public and protecting dignity of litigants will be placed soon.

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SC Dismisses Plea Against Appointing Justice Gogoi as Next CJI, Says ‘It’s Not the Stage to Interfere’ - 26.09.2018

The Supreme Court said the plea, filed by petitioner advocate RP Luthra and Satyaveer Sharma, was “devoid of merit”.

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Aadhaar Metadata Cannot be Stored For More Than 6 Months. Here's What This Means - 26.09.2018

The Supreme Court has read down Section 2(d) of the Aadhaar Act to refrain government authorities to store metadata of transactions.

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Aadhaar Verdict Decoded After Supreme Court Delivers Landmark Judgment - 26.09.2018

In a 4:1 verdict, the Supreme Court has declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid, but with conditions.

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Creamy Layer is Applicable in SC/ST Reservations, Says Supreme Court - 26.09.2018

The bench ruled that while the Presidential Lists may include any group or community as SC or ST, the principle of creamy layer can be applied by a court on the touchstone of equality among the same group or sub-group.

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Rajasthan High Court Recruitment 2018: 48 District Judge Posts, Apply Before 10th October 2018 - 26.09.2018

The applicant must possess Bachelor of Law (Professional) from a recognized Law University in India as recognized under the Advocates Act, 1961.

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UIDAI Sees Victory in SC Judgement on Aadhaar, Says Private Usage Restricted - 26.09.2018

The top court said Aadhaar is serving much bigger public interest and Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best. There are three sets of judgements being pronounced on the issue.

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British Sikh Woman Jailed for Harassing Hindu Ex-boyfriend with Beef - 26.09.2018

Amandeep Mudhar had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment and was handed down a two-year sentence at Swindon Crown Court in south-west England on Tuesday.

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Is Namaz in Mosque Essential to Islam? SC Ruling Tomorrow May Impact Ayodhya Verdict - 26.09.2018

At the beginning of the case, CJI Misra had said that the appeals would be treated as purely a civil suit consisting of a land dispute and religion would not play any role in the verdict.

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Jaitley Hints Govt May Bring New Law After Supreme Court Bars Private Firms From Using Aadhaar Data - 26.09.2018

Asserting that some of the prohibitions imposed by the court cannot be assumed to be perpetual, Jaitley said the government would assess whether the SC junked Aadhaar-based authentication by banks and mobile firms due to procedural concerns.

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Should Court Proceedings be Live Streamed Across the Country? SC Ruling Likely Today - 26.09.2018

A Supreme Court bench had reserved its verdict on August 24, saying it wanted to implement the concept of "open court" to decongest the courtrooms.

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Aadhaar Verdict LIVE Updates: SC to Decide Whether Biometric ID is Mandatory, Right to Privacy Main Concern - 26.09.2018

Aadhaar Verdict LIVE Updates: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Biometric ID is Mandatory, Right to Privacy Main Concern

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SC/ST Quota in Promotions: Supreme Court Verdict Today on Whether It Will Reconsider 2006 Order - 26.09.2018

A five-judge Constitution Bench, in its 2006 verdict in the M Nagraj case, had said the states are bound to provide quantifiable data on the backwardness and inadequate representation of SC/STs in government jobs before providing quota in promotions.

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Kerala High Court Allows Lesbian Couple to Live Together - 26.09.2018

The decision came after a 40-year-old woman from Kollam district alleged that her 24-year-old partner from Thiruvananthapuram had been illegally confined by her family.

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Install CCTV Cams in School Vehicles or Affiliation Will be Cancelled: Uttarakhand HC - 26.09.2018

The High Court said that the incidents of molestation are reported frequently and the state administration should have taken necessary remedial steps to address the issue by now.

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Kerala Police Summon Missionaries of Jesus Officer for Releasing Nun's Photo - 26.09.2018

The congregation had released a photo of the nun seated with her alleged tormentor in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines, which prohibit revealing the identity of a victim of sexual assault.

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Slain RTI Activist's Father Seeks Security Cover For Judge Conducting His Son's Retrial - 25.09.2018

In the petition to the Gujarat High Court, the father questioned the CBI and the Gujarat government for not providing police protection to the judge.

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Minor's Consent is 'No Consent in Eyes of Law' in Rape Cases, Says Court - 25.09.2018

A Thane court ruled while awarding seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 31-year-old man for raping a teenaged girl in 2015.

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Supreme Court Constitutes Committee to Look Into Jail Reforms - 25.09.2018

The Supreme Court on August 27 had reserved its order on the issue of constituting a committee to deal with issues pertaining to jails and suggest reforms for prisons across the country.

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Rajkumar Abduction Case: Court Acquits 9, Says Not an Iota of Evidence They Were Veerappan's Men - 25.09.2018

Rajkumar was abducted from his farmhouse in Tamil Nadu to a forest in an armed attack. He was released 108 days later.

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After Manoj Tiwari’s Claim of 1,000 Illegal Properties, SC Says Give Us List, Will Make You Sealing Officer - 25.09.2018

Tiwari was present before the court in pursuance to the contempt notice issued to him for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises which was being run in violation of the Delhi Master Plan.

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Stories of Manual Scavenging : Delhi's Ugly Reality - 25.09.2018

In 2000, Safai Karamchari Andolan, a non-profit organisation, filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court seeking a directive to end the deaths caused in sewer lines, septic tanks and manholes. Soon the 2013 act was implemented. Watch the video to know more about the lives of these manual scavengers.

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Criminalisation of Politics Felt in Strongest Form in 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts: SC - 25.09.2018

The Supreme Court said the panel had referred to several observations made by official agencies, including CBI, IB and RAW, which unanimously expressed the opinion that criminal network was virtually running a parallel government.

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UP Court Orders Notice Against CM Yogi Adityanath in 19-year-old Murder Case - 25.09.2018

The case dates back to 1999, in which Satya Prakash Yadav, a personal security officer of Samajwadi Party leader Talat Aziz was killed during a protest organised by the party.

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Can Aadhaar be Made Mandatory? Supreme Court's Constitution Bench to Decide Tomorrow - 25.09.2018

A five-judge Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan is hearing the case.

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Pakistan SC Promises High-level Security to Musharraf on His Return - 25.09.2018

General Pervez Musharraf has been living in Dubai since 2016 and is facing a high-profile treason case and has been declared absconder due to his persistent failure to appear before the special trial court set up to try him in the case.

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Dubai Court Slaps 30-year-old Indian Man with Molestation Charges for Groping Woman - 25.09.2018

The prosecutors accused the 30-year-old man of inappropriately touching the 25-year-old Filipina woman and then fleeing the scene. The accused did not just ignore her screams for help but also laughed and continued his way.

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Plea in SC Challenges Ordinance to Make Instant Triple Talaq Penal Offence - 25.09.2018

Seeking to allay fears that the proposed law could be misused, the government has included certain safeguards, such as adding a provision of bail for the accused before trial.

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Morphed 'Sex CD' of Chhattisgarh Minister Prepared on Orders of Party Colleague, Says CBI - 25.09.2018

In its charge sheet filed in a Raipur court on Monday, the agency has claimed that it was established through forensic analysis that sexual acts depicted in the porn clip were morphed to taint Munat.

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CJI Dipak Misra to Hear Plea Against Justice Gogoi's Appointment as Next CJI Over His January Press Meet - 25.09.2018

Petitioner advocate RP Luthra has held Justice Gogoi “guilty” of “committing judicial impropriety and judicial misconduct” by talking to the media on judicial proceedings at the Supreme Court.

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BJP-affiliated Lawyer Moves Court Against Digvijaya Singh in Vyapam Case, Accuses Cong of Presenting 'Forged Evidence' - 25.09.2018

Sharma, who is the president of BJP's legal cell, alleged that Congress was repeatedly dragging the chief minister into the issue to hide the real culprits behind the scam.

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Should MPs, MLAs be Disqualified Before Conviction in Criminal Case? SC to Decide Today - 25.09.2018

A five-judge Constitution bench will hear the PIL on Tuesday. The Union government has opposed the PIL seeking to remove lawmakers with criminal background.

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SC Refers PIL Against Female Genital Mutilation to 5-Judge Constitution Bench - 24.09.2018

The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) of minor girls of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.

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Pak Court Summons Nawaz Sharif in Treason Case Over 26/11 Attacks ‘Confession’ - 24.09.2018

Sharif, for the first time in May, publicly acknowledged in an interview to Dawn that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai.

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No Slaughtering of Live Birds, Delhi HC Allows Only Sale in Ghazipur Mandi - 24.09.2018

The bench headed by the Delhi High Court chief justice took note of the report submitted by the Delhi Pollution Control Board regarding the closing down operations carried on by the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board.

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SC Seeks Gujarat Govt Response on Plea by Sanjiv Bhatt's Wife - 24.09.2018

Describing the allegation by Shweta Bhatt that her husband was not being allowed to sign 'vakalatnama' and other documents necessary for approaching the court as 'very serious', the bench asked the Gujarat government to respond.

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Should MPs, MLAs be Disqualified Before Conviction in Criminal Case? SC to Decide Tomorrow - 24.09.2018

A five-judge Constitution bench will hear the PIL on Tuesday. The Union government has opposed the PIL seeking to remove lawmakers with criminal background.

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ED 'Resisted' My Efforts to Repay Banks, Vijay Mallya Claims in PMLA Court - 24.09.2018

Mallya, through his counsel, was replying in the PMLA court of Judge M S Azmi to an ED application seeking that he be declared a fugitive under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.

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Yes Bank Board to Meet Tuesday After RBI Directive on Rana Kapoor's Tenure - 24.09.2018

Rana Kapoor, who has been managing director and CEO since Yes Bank's inception in 2004, had sought a three-year extension till August 31, 2021. But, the sector regulator permitted him to continue only until January 2019.

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SC Upholds Quashing of Consumer Panel Member’s Appointment - 20.09.2018

Supreme Court has upheld a Himachal Pradesh High Court decision of quashing the appointment of a woman member in the Himachal Pradesh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

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Person Who Remains in Encroached Property Disqualified From Being Member of Panchayat: SC - 20.09.2018

Supreme Court has held, overruling its previous decision, that a person who shares an encroached property by residing there, he/she has to be treated as disqualified from being a Member of Panchayat.

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Jammu & Kashmir Acting DGP Dilbag Singh to Continue in Office, Says Supreme Court - 20.09.2018

Supreme Court has said that newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) takes a decision on the matter.

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Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Asking Centre to Reveal Fuel Price Formula - 20.09.2018

Delhi High Court has dismissed an application seeking direction to Centre to produce records on the basis of which daily prices of fuel are being fixed by oil companies.

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Bombay High Court Gives Relief to Adani in Coal Imports Case - 20.09.2018

Bombay High Court has granted an interim stay on letter of requests sent by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to other countries in connection with probe into allegations of overvaluing of Indonesian coal imports.

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Madras High Court Allows Ola to Operate at Chennai Central for 6 Months - 20.09.2018

Madras High Court has allowed Ola Cabs to operate cab services at Chennai Central for six months while rejecting writ petitions by two call taxi firms against a tender that was decided in favour of the online taxi aggregator.

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Compensate Parents for Loss of Child in Accidents: SC Lays Down Concept of 'Filial Consortium' - 19.09.2018

Supreme Court has observed that in a case where a parent has lost their minor child, or unmarried son or daughter, the parents are entitled to be awarded loss of consortium under the head of filial consortium.

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Union Cabinet Approves Ordinance on Triple Talaq - 19.09.2018

Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence after the government failed to pass it through both houses of Parliament.

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Make Plans for Urban Homeless by October 31: Supreme Court to States - 19.09.2018

Supreme Court has asked all states and Union Territories to prepare action plans for the urban homeless by October 31 and while setting the deadline, SC has made it clear to states that non-compliance with orders for ensuring shelter for the homeless may invite heavy penalties.

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Supreme Court Takes Note of 3,597 Deaths Due to Pothole-Related Accidents in 2017 - 19.09.2018

Supreme Court has taken note of almost 3,600 deaths reported last year alone due to potholes on roads across the country and said it was "unfortunate" that some states were disputing the data published by the Centre on such accidental deaths.

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Supreme Court Pulls Up Media Over Haryana Gang Rape Reports - 19.09.2018

Supreme Court criticized a section of the media for revealing the identity of the Haryana gang-rape victim and asked how such disclosures could be stopped.

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Delhi High Court Seeks Mool Chand, Stephen's Hospitals' Reply on Free Treatment of EWS Patients - 18.09.2018

Delhi high court has sought response from three major private hospitals on a plea alleging violation of court order on providing free treatment to economically weaker section (EWS) category.

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Delhi High Court Directs Delhi University to Secure EVMs Used in DUSU Elections - 18.09.2018

Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University to keep the EVMs secured which are used in the student union election, on a plea by three candidates of the Congress backed NSUI challenging the polls.

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Slightest Penetration of Whichever Degree Is Essential to Attract The Offence of Rape: Tripura HC - 18.09.2018

Tripura High Court has acquitted a man accused of attempting to commit rape charges observing that it is, at best, a case of fondling and to attract the offence of attempt to rape slightest penetration of whichever degree is essential.

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Principle of ‘Moulding of Relief’ Can’t Be Invoked at Interlocutory Stage: Supreme Court - 18.09.2018

Supreme Court has observed that principle of moulding of relief could at best be resorted to at the time of consideration of final relief in the main suit and not at an interlocutory stage.

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Supreme Court Temporarily Lifts Ban on Sale of Saridon and 2 Other Drugs - 18.09.2018

Supreme Court has allowed the sale of Saridon, Piriton Expectorant and Dart which were in the list of 328 fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs banned by the Centre.

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U’khand Govt Should Have Set Example By Complying With Environment Laws for Assembly Building: NGT - 17.09.2018

NGT has expressed its disquiet over the “deliberate” non-compliance of environmental laws by the Uttarakhand government in constructing the new Legislative Assembly building.

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Supreme Court Stays NGT Order Refusing Exemption to Two-Wheelers from Odd-Even Scheme - 17.09.2018

Supreme Court has stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal's 2017 order which had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi.

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Not ‘Comfort’, But Overall Welfare of Minor Is Sole Criterion to Determine Custody: Tripura HC - 17.09.2018

Tripura High court has observed that it is not the comfort alone to be considered, but the overall welfare of the minor is the sole and predominant criterion, while considering grant of custody.

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Failure to Determine Blood Group of Accused Not Enough to Pass Order of Acquittal: Supreme Court - 17.09.2018

Supreme Court has asserted that mere non-determination of blood group from the sample obtained from the scene of crime would not be sufficient to acquit an accused.

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Eye Witnesses’ Evidence Can’t Be Doubted on Ground That They Made No Attempts to Save Deceased: SC - 17.09.2018

Supreme Court has observed that evidence of the eye witnesses cannot be doubted on the ground that they did not intervene in the attack nor made attempts to save the deceased.

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Failure to Explain Possession of Bribe Money Will Attract Prosecution: Supreme Court - 17.09.2018

SC has observed that once the prosecution has established that the accused was possessing the bribe money, it is for the accused to explain that how the bribe money has been received by him and if he fails to offer satisfactory explanation, it will be presumed that he has accepted the bribe.

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Uber Rape Case: Delhi High Court Confirms Rapist Driver’s Imprisonment for Rest of His Life - 17.09.2018

Delhi High Court has affirmed the sentence of imprisonment for rest of life to Shiv Kumar Yadav, the Uber cab driver who had raped a 25-year-old executive in his cab in December 2014.

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