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SC says National Anthem not mandatory in theatres anymore: How the Centre went back on its own word
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SC says National Anthem not mandatory in theatres anymore: How the Centre went back on its own word

In a significant turnaround, the Centre on Monday told the SC to modify its earlier order making it mandatory for cinema halls to play the National Anthem before screening of a film

SC says no need to stand when National Anthem plays in theatres to prove patriotism: The controversial case so far
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SC says no need to stand when National Anthem plays in theatres to prove patriotism: The controversial case so far

How the Supreme Court arrived at saying that people do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism, from the 2016 order making the practice mandatory

Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy
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Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy after taking note of a medical report.

Disproportionate assets case: Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala files review petition in Supreme Court
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Disproportionate assets case: Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala files review petition in Supreme Court

VK Sasikala has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against her conviction in a DA case on Wednesday, said media reports.

Sasikala convicted in DA case: The villain isn't Chinnamma, it was Jayalalithaa
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Sasikala convicted in DA case: The villain isn't Chinnamma, it was Jayalalithaa

What this in effect does, is to demolish the public perception that Jayalalithaa was a saint while Sasikala and her family was the evil influence who took advantage of a gullible Jaya

Sasikala case verdict: Read the Supreme Court's judgment on disproportionate assets case
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Sasikala case verdict: Read the Supreme Court's judgment on disproportionate assets case

Full text of Supreme Court judgment in Sasikala's disproportionate assets case

SC's National Anthem order raises questions about an individual's fundamental rights
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SC's National Anthem order raises questions about an individual's fundamental rights

Current laws don't force a person to stand up or sing the national anthem — case in point, this judgment of apex court in the case of Bijoe Emmanuel v. State of Kerala

SC ruling that sex workers can’t cry rape is dictated by morality not legal reasoning
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SC ruling that sex workers can’t cry rape is dictated by morality not legal reasoning

This thinking also leaves sex workers no representation over a criminal law against rape that should apply to them, in spite of what they do for a living.

Kashmir unrest: SC orders Shabir Ahmed Mir's post mortem be conducted under supervision
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Kashmir unrest: SC orders Shabir Ahmed Mir's post mortem be conducted under supervision

The Supreme Court on Friday said that exhumation and post-mortem examination of the body of Shabir Ahmed Mir would be conducted under the supervision of the Srinagar's Principal District and Sessions Judge.

SC rejects CBI probe into Mathura violence; asks state govt to decide
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SC rejects CBI probe into Mathura violence; asks state govt to decide

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order a CBI probe into the recent violence in Mathura that left 29 people, including two policemen dead, saying it was for the state government to decide.

SC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe into Mathura violence
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SC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe into Mathura violence

Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the violence at Mathura in which 29 people

Why Yakub Memon still has hope as SC decides fate on his execution today
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Why Yakub Memon still has hope as SC decides fate on his execution today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy could decide today whether 1993 blast convict Yakub Memon's should be hanged as scheduled on his 53rd birthday which falls on Thursday.