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'Has to be some decorum': SC judges shocked as lawyer in Sudarshan TV case appears shirtless for online hearing
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'Has to be some decorum': SC judges shocked as lawyer in Sudarshan TV case appears shirtless for online hearing

Justice Chadrachud asked the solicitor-general to speak to the lawyer and ensure that such a mistake is not repeated

'Can't stand it': CJI tells Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami's lawyer, seeks assurance of responsible reporting
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'Can't stand it': CJI tells Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami's lawyer, seeks assurance of responsible reporting

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that peace and harmony of society is what matters to the court and there are some grounds where one has to tread cautiously

SC tells Kerala journalist arrested enroute Hathras to move Allahabad HC for bail, adjourns case for four weeks
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SC tells Kerala journalist arrested enroute Hathras to move Allahabad HC for bail, adjourns case for four weeks

The apex court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) against the arrest of journalist Siddique Kappan.

SC's Shaheen Bagh judgment represents genuine attempt to engage with diversity of protest
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SC's Shaheen Bagh judgment represents genuine attempt to engage with diversity of protest

The judgment arose in a writ petition targeting the closure of a stretch of road, from Kalindi Kunj to Shaheen Bagh, including the Okhla underpass from 15 December last year

Hathras gangrape: SC seeks govt reply over witness protection; ex-BJP MLA booked over 'justice for accused' meet
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Hathras gangrape: SC seeks govt reply over witness protection; ex-BJP MLA booked over 'justice for accused' meet

Accusing the Yogi Adityanath government of trying to cover-up the crime with its affidavit in the SC, the Congress said the annexures in the affidavit were copied from the 'Black Lives movement in US'

Hathras case: UP Police arrests Kerala scribe, three others enroute victim's village; journalists' body moves SC
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Hathras case: UP Police arrests Kerala scribe, three others enroute victim's village; journalists' body moves SC

The police claimed that all four people had 'links' with the Popular Front of India. However, Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) has said that journalist Siddique Kappan had gone to Hathras to cover the present situation in the area

Prashant Bhushan files fresh plea seeking review of Supreme Court order in contempt case
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Prashant Bhushan files fresh plea seeking review of Supreme Court order in contempt case

The petition said it was a manifest error on the part of the judgment passed on 31 August to conclude that criticism of individual judges amounted to a malicious attack on the court itself

No coercive action against Facebook India VP, SC tells Delhi Assembly panel; next hearing on 15 Oct
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No coercive action against Facebook India VP, SC tells Delhi Assembly panel; next hearing on 15 Oct

This directive comes a day after Mohan filed a plea in the apex court challenging a fresh summons to appear before a Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony probing allegations that the social media giant failed to take action against hate speech.

Supreme Court, in anti-CAA blockade case, says there can't be universal policy on right to protest
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Supreme Court, in anti-CAA blockade case, says there can't be universal policy on right to protest

While listening to a batch of petitions against the anti-CAA protests in December, the top court said that the right to protest has to be balanced against acts like blocking of roads and the situation may vary from case to case.

Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai
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Attorney General KK Venugopal refuses to grant consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai

The petitioner mentioned Rajdeep Sardesai's tweets on the day when the top court imposed a fine of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan for the activist-lawyer's two tweets against the judiciary

Sports ministry to intimate Supreme Court next week before granting fresh recognition to NSFs
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Sports ministry to intimate Supreme Court next week before granting fresh recognition to NSFs

The Apex court was hearing the sports ministry's appeal against the High Court order which prohibited the authorities from taking decision on granting recognition to NSFs without its prior nod.

Kesavananda Bharati, petitioner in case which led to judgment on basic structure of Constitution, passes away
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Kesavananda Bharati, petitioner in case which led to judgment on basic structure of Constitution, passes away

The seer died of age-related ailments at the Edaneer Mutt in Kerala's Kasargod on at 3.30 am on Sunday, said police

Moratorium period on loan repayment extendable by two years due to COVID-19: Centre, RBI tell SC
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Moratorium period on loan repayment extendable by two years due to COVID-19: Centre, RBI tell SC

The apex court had earlier asked the Centre and the RBI to review the move to charge interest on deferred EMIs during the moratorium period

Supreme Court lets off Prashant Bhushan with fine of Re 1 in contempt case
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Supreme Court lets off Prashant Bhushan with fine of Re 1 in contempt case

Supreme Court Bench made it clear that if Bhushan defaults on payment of the fine, he may be sent to prison for three months and may be debarred from practicing for three years.

'Recall Prashant Bhushan contempt verdict': Ahead of SC decision on quantum of sentence, 122 students pen open letter
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'Recall Prashant Bhushan contempt verdict': Ahead of SC decision on quantum of sentence, 122 students pen open letter

Bhushan, who was convicted for contempt of court on 14 August over his tweets criticising the judiciary, is facing imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 2,000 or both under the Contempt of Court Act.

Supreme Court set to pronounce quantum of sentence in Prashant Bhushan contempt case today
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Supreme Court set to pronounce quantum of sentence in Prashant Bhushan contempt case today

The activist-lawyer, who faces imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 2,000 or both, refused to offer an apology for his tweets against the judiciary

SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections
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SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections

The bench said it is a premature petition as no notification for the Assembly polls has been issued till now

Valid pollution control certificate a must to renew car insurance; not needed for claims: IRDAI
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Valid pollution control certificate a must to renew car insurance; not needed for claims: IRDAI

The apex court called on general insurance companies to ensure that the rule is followed scrupulously, with special focus on compliance in Delhi–NCR.

'What is wrong in seeking apology?': SC reserves verdict on sentencing in contempt case against Prashant Bhushan
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'What is wrong in seeking apology?': SC reserves verdict on sentencing in contempt case against Prashant Bhushan

Bhushan urged the Supreme Court to give a 'statesman-like message' by recalling the verdict convicting him for contempt of the court for his tweets against the judiciary

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC asks special CBI court to complete trial by 30 September
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Babri Masjid demolition case: SC asks special CBI court to complete trial by 30 September

The top court had earlier fixed 31 August as the deadline for the case involving 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti