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Quashing of reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees may lead to unrest, multiple litigations, Centre tells SC
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Quashing of reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees may lead to unrest, multiple litigations, Centre tells SC

This comes after the top court had earlier directed the Centre to file an affidavit on the contemporaneous data that is available to the government on providing reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs

Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict
Politics

Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict

Karnataka High Court had passed the judgment on 15 March that wearing of hijab is not a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith and thus, it is not protected under the Article 25 of the Constitution.

Board exams 2022: SC dismisses plea seeking cancellation of offline exams for classes 10, 12
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Board exams 2022: SC dismisses plea seeking cancellation of offline exams for classes 10, 12

The apex court observed that the petition is 'ill-advised' and 'premature' and the authorities are yet to take appropriate decision with regard to conducting exams of the various boards

Big win for Haryana as Supreme Court sets aside HC order to stop 75% locals' jobs quota
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Big win for Haryana as Supreme Court sets aside HC order to stop 75% locals' jobs quota

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Pamidighantam Sri Narasimha also directed the Haryana government not to take coercive action against employers, who opt not to follow the contentious new law at this time

NEET-PG 2022-23: SC refuses to entertain plea seeking clarification on EWS quota
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NEET-PG 2022-23: SC refuses to entertain plea seeking clarification on EWS quota

Senior advocate Arvind Datar, appearing for the students, said that they need clarification on the applicability of the EWS criteria as same norms are applied for the next academic year

Pegasus row: SC-appointed panel to examine phones of 7 accused in Elgar Parishad case
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Pegasus row: SC-appointed panel to examine phones of 7 accused in Elgar Parishad case

These seven accused had recently sent their representation to the Supreme Court appointed committee alleging that their phones were infected by the Pegasus spyware

Demolish Supertech's twin tower in Noida within two weeks: SC tells authorities
Business

Demolish Supertech's twin tower in Noida within two weeks: SC tells authorities

Supreme Court had directed that the entire amount of home buyers be refunded with 12 per cent interest from the time of the booking and the RWA of Emerald Court project be paid Rs 2 crore for harassment caused due to the construction

Punjab elections: SC asks state police to not arrest SAD leader Majithia in drugs case till 23 February
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Punjab elections: SC asks state police to not arrest SAD leader Majithia in drugs case till 23 February

The bench, however, directed Majithia to surrender before a trial court after the Punjab Assembly polls scheduled on 20 February

Can't immediately respond to marital rape, can't be looked from microscopic angle: SC to Delhi HC
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Can't immediately respond to marital rape, can't be looked from microscopic angle: SC to Delhi HC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that he would be doing an 'injustice to citizens' if the government's case is put in a half-hearted way and urged the court to allow a reasonable time to place their position

Supreme Court sets aside NGT order on firecracker factory blast in Tamil Nadu
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Supreme Court sets aside NGT order on firecracker factory blast in Tamil Nadu

A bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari noted that the NGT proceeded ex-parte and directed the tribunal to reconsider the case afresh

SC asks Supertech to refund with interest all homebuyers invested in twin towers of Noida
Business

SC asks Supertech to refund with interest all homebuyers invested in twin towers of Noida

The Supreme Court bench, which was hearing contempt petitions of home buyers, seeking refund with an interest of the amount paid to buy their flats directed the Supertech to pay the amount by 28 February

SC directs Supertech to enter into contract within week with firm to demolish 40 storey twin-towers in Noida
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SC directs Supertech to enter into contract within week with firm to demolish 40 storey twin-towers in Noida

The top court also directed Supertech Ltd to make the refund payments to the home buyers without prejudice to their rights and contentions

Supreme Court rejects ED's plea against bail to Deepak Kochhar in money laundering case
India

Supreme Court rejects ED's plea against bail to Deepak Kochhar in money laundering case

Dismissing the ED's appeal, a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, that the legal issued raised in the plea be kept open for adjudication in an appropriate case

'Can't defend self against even motivated attacks when on bench': CJI Ramana at farewell event for SC judge
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'Can't defend self against even motivated attacks when on bench': CJI Ramana at farewell event for SC judge

Justice Ramana made these remarks at a farewell event for Justice R Subhash Reddy, who demitted office on Tuesday after serving for over four years in the apex court

Centre tells SC that it has decided to retain Rs 8 lakh income criteria for determining economically weaker sections
India

Centre tells SC that it has decided to retain Rs 8 lakh income criteria for determining economically weaker sections

In an affidavit, filed in a matter related to NEET-PG admissions, the government said that, following panel's suggestions, it has decided that only those families whose annual income is up to Rs 8 lakh would be eligible to get the benefit of EWS reservation.

Money laundering law can't be used as weapon to jail people, says Supreme Court
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Money laundering law can't be used as weapon to jail people, says Supreme Court

The apex court's observation came during the hearing on an appeal of a Jharkhand-based company in a money laundering case

SC says company law tribunal can't compel parties to settle dispute in insolvency proceedings under IBC
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SC says company law tribunal can't compel parties to settle dispute in insolvency proceedings under IBC

The top court referred to the provisions of the IBC and said that the NCLT and its appellate body, NCLAT, had only two options available to either allow or reject the insolvency proceedings against the firm

SC says courts have to take into account not only crime but also criminal, his state of mind
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SC says courts have to take into account not only crime but also criminal, his state of mind

The observations were made by the apex court while converting death sentence given to a man, convicted for killing two of his siblings and his nephew over a property dispute, to life imprisonment for a period of 30 years

Supreme Court says contempt matter involving Vijay Mallya to be dealt with on 18 January
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Supreme Court says contempt matter involving Vijay Mallya to be dealt with on 18 January

Mallya, an accused in bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, has been in the UK since March 2016

COVID-19 pandemic offers perfect opportunity to improve India's legal system through disruptive tech, here's why
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COVID-19 pandemic offers perfect opportunity to improve India's legal system through disruptive tech, here's why

Big data and machine learning can transform how we handle dispute resolution and may do wonders