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Himachal court strikes down parts of law on conversion


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday struck down some provisions of a state law related to the freedom of a person intending to convert from one ... Read more...

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Delhi sex workers challenge eviction order in court


July 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Four sex workers from the capital's G.B. Road red light area have challenged a government eviction order against them in the Delhi High Court, which ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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Plea against Tendulkar’s Rajya Sabha nomination dismissed (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to entertain a petition challenging the nomination of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.An apex court bench ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to review BOT policy (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday indicated that it would take a look at the government's build-operate-transfer (BOT) policy that allows private operators to build roads ... Read more...

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Apex court notice on validity of law against dud cheques


May 8th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of a law which leaves no option to ... Read more...

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Apex court notice on nurses’ harassment


May 7th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking a shield for nurses against alleged harassment by some ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea on election symbols (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.Justice Altamas ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea on election symbols


April 18th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.Justice ... Read more...

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Review sought of ruling on public servant’s prosecution


March 1st, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking the review of its Jan 31 verdict, which held that the sanction for the prosecution of ... Read more...

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Criminal acts in privacy not immune, court told


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights(DCPCR) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy does not confer any right on consenting ... Read more...

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Plea on apex court lawyers dismissed (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Supreme Court Rules of 1966 which allow only a select group of lawyers, known as ... Read more...

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Apex court suggests changes in corruption law


January 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday urged the government to make changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act to fix a time frame of three months for ... Read more...

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Court terms MBBS admission criteria irrational


September 25th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has found the Medical Council of India (MCI) eligibility criterion for MBBS aspirants from the scheduled castes and tribes "irrational and in ... Read more...

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Sikh body to move Supreme Court over marriage act


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Accusing the central government of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for a separate marriage act, a Sikh students' body Friday announced it ... Read more...

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Court upholds CBSE abolition of Class 10 exams


September 1st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a petition challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education to abolish formal exams in ... Read more...

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Apex court extends ban on non-iodized salt sale (Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court has extended by six more months the ban on sale of non-iodised salt for human consumption and asked the government to take ... Read more...

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Two Supreme Court judges withdraw from Dinakaran case (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The hearing on a petition by Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, facing an impeachment motion, was deferred Thursday as two Supreme Court judges ... Read more...

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Justice Dinakaran seeks stay on inquiry, member’s removal


April 26th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, facing an impeachment motion, Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on inquiry proceedings against him under ... Read more...

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Interpret laws to further social interests: Supreme Court


March 8th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that constitutional provisions should be interpreted in a way that they "further the social interest" and the purpose behind them."The ... Read more...

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Apex court to go into quota for Dalit Christians, Muslims


January 21st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Is denial of the Scheduled Caste reservations to Dalit Christians and Muslims - as available to Hindus, Sikh, and Buddhists - violative of Article 14 of the ... Read more...

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Andhra, centre issued notices on Maoist leader Azad’s killing (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central and Andhra Pradesh governments on a petition seeking judicial probe into the alleged staged killing of ... Read more...

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Managements free to fix hours of work, rules Supreme Court


November 19th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court said that courts must exercise restraint and refrain from interfering with functions of the managements that involve administrative decisions including fixing of the working ... Read more...

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Rathore’s pension: Home ministry seeks time to file reply


November 18th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) The union home ministry Thursday sought three weeks' time from the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) here to submit its reply on release of former Haryana police chief S.P.S. ... Read more...

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Apex court adds rider to ‘equal pay for equal work’ rule


November 1st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that the principle of "equal pay for equal work" would not come into play unless it was established that the work was ... Read more...

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‘Courts can move against state for acts against public good’


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Higher courts have the power to issue writ to the state if its acts are contrary to the public good, the Supreme Court has ruled, while holding ... Read more...

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Show rule that makes women ineligible for army: apex court


July 26th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the defence ministry to produce the Army Act notification that makes women ineligible for permanent commission in the regular army. When the apex ... Read more...

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Asian Human Rights Commission slams Pak for cancer like spread of custodial torture


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 2 (ANI): In what showcases the total collapse of the rule of law in Pakistan, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has come out with a report which highlights the ... Read more...

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Plea seeking restraint on airfield modernisation dismissed


May 24th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition seeking to restrain the central government from awarding a contract for the modernisation of 30 airfields of the Indian Air ... Read more...

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Government gets 3 weeks to explain why no OBC census


April 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The central government Monday assured the Supreme Court it would respond within three weeks to a public interest lawsuit that seeks a separate headcount of people belonging ... Read more...

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Decision on NHRC top post after Supreme Court order


March 26th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A decision to amend the law on appointment of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson will be taken after considering the Supreme Court's order on a ... Read more...

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Dyslexic student’s plea to use calculator in exam rejected


March 19th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a dyslexic student's plea for using a calculator during his class 12 examination. "Since the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has considered ... Read more...

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BJP rejects PM’s plea on nuclear liability bill


March 15th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has turned down Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal to end its opposition to the civil liability for nuclear damage bill. ... Read more...

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Wrong acts can’t be cited as precedents, rules apex court


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that an illegal or irregular act of the government extending certain benefits to one person cannot become a precedent entitling someone ... Read more...

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Amend law on appointing NHRC chief, court tells government


November 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to amend the law in order to appoint a chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) - a ... Read more...

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