It is easy to criticise but difficult to transform an institution, says CJI Misra

New Delhi, Aug 15 (PTI) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said today that to criticise, attack and destroy a system was easy but it was difficult and challenging to transform it into a performing one. The Chief Justice, while delivering his speech after unfurling the national flag at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations organised by […]

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‘Grave situation’, says SC on incidents of vandalism during protests

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court today termed “grave” the incidents of vandalism of private and public properties by various groups during protests across the country and said it will not wait for the government to amend the law. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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SC agrees to hear appeals against Talwars’ acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi said the CBI’s appeal would be heard along with Hemraj’s […]

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Pleas over disqualification of lawmakers: SC says criminalisation should not enter politics

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court today commenced hearing on pleas seeking to bar persons facing serious criminal charges from contesting elections saying “criminalisation” should not enter “our political system”. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, also referred to the doctrine of separation of power and said the courts should […]

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DMK moves HC seeking space for Karuna’s burial at Marina, matter adjourned

Chennai, Aug 8 (PTI) The Madras High Court today dismissed all pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina here as it resumed hearing on a petition by the DMK seeking allotment of space at the famous beach for laying to rest its leader M Karunanidhi. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh […]

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Teacher sentenced to life for sexually abusing student

Koraput (Odisha), Aug 7 (PTI) A school teacher has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Odisha’s Rayagada district for sexually abusing an eight year-old student. Additional district judge Debdutta Das Mohapatra also imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on the teacher of the private school yesterday. In case of failure to pay […]

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Bombay HC rejects Abu Salem’s plea for parole to marry

Mumbai, Aug 7 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today refused to grant parole to gangster Abu Salem to marry, observing that he has been convicted on a serious charge of terrorism. Salem, 46, sentenced to life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, had moved the high court seeking release from prison on parole for […]

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Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, K M Joseph sworn in as SC judges

New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph were today sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court in the order of seniority notified by the Centre. The swearing-in ceremony started at 10.30 am in the chief justice of India’s courtroom with Justice Banerjee the first to take oath followed […]

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Court extends interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram, son in Airce-Maxis cases

New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) A Delhi court today extended till October 8 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special CBI Judge O P Saini put up the matter for October 8 after the counsel appearing […]

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SC issues guidelines for conferring lawyers with senior designation

New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Ten months after its verdict, the Supreme Court today notified its guidelines for according ‘senior’ designation to lawyers and constituted a five-member permanent committee headed by Chief Justice of India to shortlist the candidates. The names will then be sent to the Full Court, comprising all the apex court judges, for […]

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