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SC bans entry of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali
Delhi Air Pollution
12.09.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali, with an emphasis on "health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard."

Issuing a 16-point order, a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur noted there is enough ...
  


Taking action against cow vigilantism is a State subject, Centre tells Supreme Court
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that while it is against "cow vigilantism by private persons", any action against such people has to be taken by States and not the Centre.
 
A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra was hearing three public interest litigation ...
  


Setback for Centre, SC too stays Centre's cattle slaughter ban and extends it to all country
11.07.17 - TEAM PT

In a setback to Centre, the Supreme court on Tuesday said that the Madras High Court's stay on Centre's notification on sale of cattle including cows for slaughter will continue and would cover entire country.
 
The SC forced the Centre to undertake before it that it ...
  


SC directs all HCs to install cameras in Distt Courts on experimental basis
28.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to ensure judicial accountability, the Supreme Court has decided to test the waters for allowing cameras in court rooms.

A bench comprising justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U.U. Lalit directed all 24 high courts to install cameras in at least ...
  


Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Schemes: Supreme Court
27.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K ...
  


SC issues arrest warrant against Calcutta HC judge C.S. Karnan
10.03.17 - Apurva Vishwanath*

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against justice C.S. Karnan, a sitting judge of the Calcutta high court, after he failed to personally appear before the apex court for the second time in a contempt case against him.

According to livemint.com,  a ...
  


Jokes on Sikh community: SC says Courts can't lay down moral guidelines
07.02.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to issue any direction on a petition seeking to ban jokes on Sikhs, saying it will be impossible to implement its order or guidelines.

The apex court said it can’t lay moral guidelines for the citizens over the issue. "We ...
  


Markandey Katju issues unconditional apology to SC; it closes contempt proceedings against him
06.01.17 - TEAM PT

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today tendered unconditional apology to the Supreme Court over his contemptuous remarks in his blog. The Court has accepted the apology and closed the contempt proceedings against him.
 
"I offer my unconditional apology for publishing the above captioned writings and ...
  


Landmark decision by SC: Can't seek votes in name of Caste, Creed or Religion
02.01.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court outlawed on Monday seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, race, community or language, a landmark judgment ahead of crucial assembly elections in five states where faith and caste are top poll issues.
 
"The relationship between man and god is an individual ...
  


SC dismisses plea against Justice Khehar’s appointment as next CJI
23.12.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition filed by a group of lawyers against elevation of Justice J S Khehar as Chief Justice of India, saying that the plea has become infructuous as the President of India has already cleared his appointment ...
  


People are affected, there may be riots says Supreme Court on demonetization
18.11.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday warned that there "may be riots” and refused the government's plea to stay cases filed against demonetisation in High Courts and lower courts across the country, saying 'how can we shut our doors to people when there is a problem ...
  


SC asks Sidhu to face trial for 'wrongdoings' in 2009 Lok Sabha elections
26.10.16 - TEAM PT

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday received a setback from the Supreme Court.
 
Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Sidhu to face trial for seeking assistance of a government servant during the 2009 general elections while partially dropping charges of corrupt practice and submission of ...
  


Apologize or face trial in defamation case: SC to RaGa
19.07.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to express regret for his comments holding the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination or be ready to face a defamation trial.

"You can't make wholesale denunciation of an organization."

"If you won't apologize, ...
  



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