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Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court risks denting image as fastracked hearing may impact legal reasoning
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Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court risks denting image as fastracked hearing may impact legal reasoning

The Supreme Court rushing through the Ayodhya dispute may also reflect in its judgment and might also dent the institution’s image of unbiased and efficient arbiter of law especially when there is no pressing need to do so and when the case is bound to have major ramifications on Indian political and social life.

NV Ramana becomes third SC judge to recuse from hearing plea against M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI director
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NV Ramana becomes third SC judge to recuse from hearing plea against M Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI director

Supreme Court judge NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the Centre's decision to appoint M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI Director

SC Judges AK Sikri, DY Chandrachud reiterate need for strong gender rights, democracy; say country facing ‘disturbing inequalities’
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SC Judges AK Sikri, DY Chandrachud reiterate need for strong gender rights, democracy; say country facing ‘disturbing inequalities’

Addressing the gathering, Justice Sikri called for the need to "uphold the law and Constitution and save democracy" at a time when its values were "at stake" the world over

Plea in SC challenges Alok Verma's removal as CBI chief, alleges 'conflict of interest' in Justice AK Sikri's position on selection panel
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Plea in SC challenges Alok Verma's removal as CBI chief, alleges 'conflict of interest' in Justice AK Sikri's position on selection panel

A fresh row is likely to erupt in the controversy surrounding the Central Bureau of Investigation, as a new petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, questioning the way Alok Verma was sacked as the agency's director. Reports said the plea questions the Selection Committee's order as well as Justice AK Sikri's presence at the panel meeting at which Verma's future in the CBI was decided, News18 reported.

Supreme Court dilutes law on Maharashtra dance bars like mandatory CCTVs, but upholds provisions like time restriction
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Supreme Court dilutes law on Maharashtra dance bars like mandatory CCTVs, but upholds provisions like time restriction

The Supreme Court has set aside certain provisions of a law imposing restrictions on the licensing and functioning of dance bars in Maharashtra.

Justice Sikri row: Lok Sabha polls will test resilience of Indian democracy as political discourse drag down public institutions
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Justice Sikri row: Lok Sabha polls will test resilience of Indian democracy as political discourse drag down public institutions

The Justice AK Sikri controversy will eventually die down and become lesser than a footnote in history, but the damage to democracy and the decline in the level of trust in institutions is permanent

How is illegal rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya still on despite NGT ban? Asks Supreme Court; bans coal transport till 19 Feb
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How is illegal rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya still on despite NGT ban? Asks Supreme Court; bans coal transport till 19 Feb

The Supreme Court has ordered the Meghalaya government to file a detailed affidavit on whether inspections were being carried out at illegal rat-hole mines in the state.

In CBI-Alok Verma case, maligning Justice AK Sikri for his deciding vote and targeting CVC inquiry do democracy no good
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In CBI-Alok Verma case, maligning Justice AK Sikri for his deciding vote and targeting CVC inquiry do democracy no good

On 10 January, Alok Verma was removed from his post at the CBI after a high-powered selection committee, comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court.

Consensual sex between live-in partners not rape if relationships doesn't culminate in marriage, says Supreme Court
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Consensual sex between live-in partners not rape if relationships doesn't culminate in marriage, says Supreme Court

Consensual physical relationship between live-in partners does not amount to rape in case the man fails to marry the woman due to circumstances beyond his control, the Supreme Court has held.

'Trapped Meghalaya miners should be brought out dead or alive': Supreme Court pulls up state govt over plight of workers
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'Trapped Meghalaya miners should be brought out dead or alive': Supreme Court pulls up state govt over plight of workers

The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Meghalaya government over the plight of the 15 miners who have been trapped in a rat hole coal mine since 13 December. The bench expressed its displeasure over the inadequate steps taken by the state to rescue the workers in the flooded quarry.

Supreme Court approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme, asks all states to implement it till legislation is passed
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Supreme Court approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme, asks all states to implement it till legislation is passed

The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Centre's draft witness protection scheme and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme.

SC dismisses petitions by Congress leaders asking EC to provide Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan voters' list in text format
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SC dismisses petitions by Congress leaders asking EC to provide Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan voters' list in text format

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to the Election Commission to provide the draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi over SC's Aadhaar verdict, says 'Congress won today like it did in 2014'
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Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi over SC's Aadhaar verdict, says 'Congress won today like it did in 2014'

Shah accused the Congress of trying every trick to fight and defeat Aadhaar as it is the "fountainhead of middlemen and corruption".

Congress welcomes Aadhaar verdict, calls it a win for UPA's policy; Kapil Sibal says will approach SC if govt brings in Money Bill
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Congress welcomes Aadhaar verdict, calls it a win for UPA's policy; Kapil Sibal says will approach SC if govt brings in Money Bill

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and said that it empowers the marginalised sections of the society

BJP calls Aadhaar verdict big victory for 'pro-poor Modi government', claims it exposes Congress
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BJP calls Aadhaar verdict big victory for 'pro-poor Modi government', claims it exposes Congress

"We see it as a big victory of the Modi government, the pro-poor Modi government. The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and has also said that it does not violate privacy," Patra said. He said the court has noted that Aadhaar gives strength to the poor.

After Supreme Court verdict, here's a list of all the services for which Aadhaar cannot be demanded anymore
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After Supreme Court verdict, here's a list of all the services for which Aadhaar cannot be demanded anymore

The Supreme Court has struck down provisions of the Aadhaar Act that allowed private companies to seek your data, as well as the national security provision that allowed State bodies to demand your Aadhaar number for identification.

SC reserves verdict on Maharashtra dance bars; petitioners in favour claim state govt imposing restrictions despite court order
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SC reserves verdict on Maharashtra dance bars; petitioners in favour claim state govt imposing restrictions despite court order

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners challenging a Maharashtra law imposing restrictions on licensing and functioning of dance bars in the state.

SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings
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SC dismisses Upendra Rai's plea against ED official Rajeshwar Singh, asks him to file new petition challenging 2G case proceedings

Upendra Rai was arrested by the CBI on 3 May for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions, getting an airport access pass made by the BCAS by furnishing false information, alleged extortion, and manipulation of an Income Tax Department case against a Mumbai-bound businessman.

Supreme Court questions Maharashtra's move to deny licences to dance bars in state, calls it 'moral policing'
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Supreme Court questions Maharashtra's move to deny licences to dance bars in state, calls it 'moral policing'

Supreme Court has asked why Maharashtra has not granted licenses for dance bars to operate in the state and calls it "moral policing"

Kerala sex scandal: SC cancels interim protection from arrest for two clergymen, asks them to surrender by 13 August
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Kerala sex scandal: SC cancels interim protection from arrest for two clergymen, asks them to surrender by 13 August

The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the interim protection from arrest given to two clergymen, accused of sexually abusing a married woman, and asked them to surrender by 13 August.