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SC asks search panel to recommend names for Lokpal by Feb end

On Thursday, The Supreme Court requested the search committee to recommend the name of Lokpal and its members by February end and submit the list for consideration to the Selection Committee. The apex court will hear the matter next on March 7. The search committee is headed by former apex court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the Centre to provide the search committee requisite infrastructure and manpower to enable it to complete its work. The beach comprises of Justices L N Rao and…

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Supreme Court dismisses plea of 5 states seeking modification of its order on DGPs

On Wednesday, Supreme Court dismissed the pleas of five states seeking modification of its order which was issued last year on the selection and appointment of director generals of police (DGPs). The apex court was hearing applications of various state governments, including Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar, seeking implementation of their local laws regarding the selection and appointment of DGPs. The bench which was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the earlier directions of the court on selection and appointment of DGPs were issued in larger public…

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Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs: Supreme Court asks for special courts in Bihar, Kerala

On Tuesday Supreme Court directed the constitutions of special courts in each district of Bihar and Kerala for the trial of pending criminal cases against present and former MLA and MP’s. The group of Chief justice Rajan Gogoi and justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph passed the direction for setting up special courts in each district of Bihar and Kerala. The report was made on the order of the bench Rajan Gogoi, which wished to impact the court’s verdict on the against sitting and former lawmakers. As per the report…

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Supreme Court sets limit of 2 hours for firecrackers this Diwali

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sets the limit for bursting firecrackers on this Diwali. The apex body said that the green firecrackers will be allowed from 8 pm to 10 pm for a less polluted Diwali. Moreover, they further ordered the sale of only less polluting green firecrackers and banned the online sale on e-commerce sites. According to the apex body, firecrackers exceeding the noise pollution limit like ‘ladi’ will be banned as well as selective places will soon be decided where the bursting of crackers will be permitted. E-commerce…

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Aadhaar not mandatory for opening bank accounts, mobile connection, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has given its landmark decision related to Aadhaar validity by claiming that it is valid but with the several conditions. A constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra and four other judges on Wednesday passed a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar and said that there is no need to use Aadhaar for opening bank accounts or while taking any mobile connection. The five-judge bench headed by chief justice Deepak Mishra, justice AK Sikri, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar has given it…

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Section 377: Not only India but Global media too celebrates the historic judgement

The Supreme Court on Thursday gives a historic judgement by decriminalising Section 377 which allows homosexuality to be legal in India for the last 158 years along with the 124 other countries worldwide. The decision was taken by the five-judges bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra who consider Section 377 as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. As the nation, especially the LGBT community welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision, here’s how International media throws the limelight on the most viral news of decriminalising homosexuality. The Pakistan’s dawn newspaper read out…

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