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Nirbhaya case convict Akshay Singh files review petition in SC against death penalty

Nirbhaya case convict Akshay Singh files review petition in SC against death penalty

Akshay Singh Thakur, who had not filed the review plea earlier with the other three convicts, has now moved the apex court with the petition. One of the four condemned men in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday for a review of its 2017 judgment confirming his death sentence,…

Lok Sabha Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha Passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

Late on Monday night, the Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with a large majority. The controversial Bill passed after an intense debate on its implications. While it was a given that the Union government would easily sail through the motion in the Lok Sabha, a range of political parties came out…

Maharashtra floor test to be conducted tomorrow: SC

Maharashtra floor test to be conducted tomorrow: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) today asked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra to prove its majority on the floor of the assembly by Wednesday 5 pm. The apex court ordered live broadcast of the confidence motion and said there will be no secret ballot. The court also directed immediate appointment of a pro-tem speaker…

Maharashtra case: SC asks Centre, Fadnavis to show letters of BJP staking claim, Governor’s invite by tomorrow

Maharashtra case: SC asks Centre, Fadnavis to show letters of BJP staking claim, Governor’s invite by tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Sunday put on hold a plea for ordering a floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly till it examined records which may shed light on what led Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to invite BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to form the government and swear him in as Chief Minister on November 23. A three-judge…

SC refuses to stay NGT ban on RO filters, asks manufacturers to approach govt

SC refuses to stay NGT ban on RO filters, asks manufacturers to approach govt

The Supreme Court has asked the RO Manufacturers Association to approach the government on the National Green Tribunal’s order prohibiting the use of reverse osmosis (RO) purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 mg per litre. The SC said this while hearing a petition filed by Water Quality India Association, representing…

Essar Steel insolvency: SC sets aside NCLAT judgement, gives upper hand to banks

Essar Steel insolvency: SC sets aside NCLAT judgement, gives upper hand to banks

Ruling on the long fought Essar Steel insolvency case, the Supreme Court on November 15 set aside NCLAT judgement and said that the ultimate discretion on distribution of funds was with the Committee of creditors. The Committee of Creditors (COC) consists of banks. The NCLAT had earlier said that the funds from the winning bid…

AQI is almost 600, how do people breathe: SC asks Delhi govt

AQI is almost 600, how do people breathe: SC asks Delhi govt

Taking note of toxic air choking the national capital, the Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Delhi government over delay in tackling pollution. As the air quality index stood at 465 at 1.30 pm on Friday with a thick layer of smog engulfing Delhi for the fourth consecutive day, the Supreme expressed concern while…

SC dismisses petitions seeking review of its judgment upholding purchase of 36 Rafale jets

SC dismisses petitions seeking review of its judgment upholding purchase of 36 Rafale jets

In a major relief for the Narendra Modi-led government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition seeking a court-monitored criminal probe in Rafale fighter jet deal between the Indian government and France’s Dassault Aviation. The three-judge bench of the top court comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul…

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, includes other faiths: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the entry of women into places of worship is not just limited to the Sabarimala temple but also includes issues like allowing Muslim and Parsi women to enter religious practice. Reading out the judgement, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi stated that issues such as Muslim women’s…

CJI falls under the ambit of RTI Act: SC

CJI falls under the ambit of RTI Act: SC

The Supreme Court has held that office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and comes under the transparency law, the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “Transparency doesn’t undermine judicial independency,” Supreme Court said while upholding the Delhi High Court judgment which ruled that office of the Chief Justice comes under the…