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Justice Altamas Kabir to be next Chief Justice of India


September 13th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India and will assume charge Sep 29, said official sources Thursday.Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia ... Read more...

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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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SC no to quashing charge sheet against Nirmal Yadav (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to quash the charge sheet filed against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav who was allegedly involved ... Read more...

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PM to attend Bombay High Court function


August 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a gathering of legal luminaries here this week to mark the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of ... Read more...

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Colour and ceremony as President Pranab takes office (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was a day of pomp and pageantry, tradition and modernity as India Wednesday got its 13th president in 76-year-old seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Pranab’s swearing-in went like clockwork (Timeline)


July 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Timeline of Pranab Mukherjee's swearing-in as India's 13th president.11.05 a.m.: Black limousine with Pranab Mukherjee and outgoing president Pratibha Patil leaves for Parliament House in a slow cavalcade, accompanied by ... Read more...

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Mounted bodyguards, hazar sallam - Regal grandeur marks Pranab’s swearing-in


July 25th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Liveried bodyguards in turbans riding horses, a thousand armed forces personnel presenting a 'hazar salaam' salute, the presidential cavalcade moving slowly to Parliament House, ... Read more...

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Tradition meets pomp as Pranab sworn in president (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India Wednesday got its 13th president in seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee in a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony. The country's first citizen ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as India’s 13th president (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as India's president at a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony at the Central Hall of Parliament ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s 13th president


July 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India's 13th president at an impressive ceremony full of pomp and pageantry in the Central Hall of parliament here ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench of ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench headed ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics eroding PM’s, chief ministers’ authority’


June 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Compulsions of coalition politics are eroding the authority of prime minister and chief ministers across the country and undermining parliamentary democracy," a former chief justice ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi backs Advani’ on CEC, CAG selection process


June 5th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday supported BJP leader L.K. Advani's views on constituting a broad-based collegium to select the chief election commissioner (CEC) and the ... Read more...

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Advani for collegium to appoint CEC, CAG


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to constitute a "broad based collegium" to appoint the chief election commissioner (CEC) and ... Read more...

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Plea on apex court judge’s date of birth rejected (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a non-resident Indian's plea seeking direction to the government to hold an inquiry to determine the date of birth ... Read more...

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SC tells government to decide on Balakrishnan case (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to take a decision on a representation seeking a presidential reference on allegations of misconduct against NHRC chairman ... Read more...

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SC tells government to decide on Balakrishnan case


May 10th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to take a decision on a representation by the Committee on Judicial Accountability (CJA) seeking a presidential ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on suit against Balakrishnan (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reserved its order on a petition seeking a presidential reference into allegations of misconduct against National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman ... Read more...

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Baruah free to undergo sex change: court


May 7th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday allowed 21-year-old Guwahati resident Bidhan Baruah aka 'Swati' to undergo sex change, saying he is free to take his decision.The court ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on suit against Balakrishnan


May 7th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reserved its order on a petition seeking a presidential reference into allegations of misconduct against National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman ... Read more...

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Court warns youth not to threaten suicide


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday warned a youth, who threatened to commit suicide if his petition on sex change surgery was adjourned, saying that he cannot ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha ex-speakers may get better retirement benefits (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government may soon provide post-retirement facilities to former speakers of the Lok Sabha, as being provided at present to former presidents, vice presidents ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha ex-speakers may get better retirement benefits


April 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government may soon provide post-retirement facilities to former speakers of the Lok Sabha at par with former presidents, vice presidents and prime ministers. ... Read more...

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Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting rights violations in India."NHRC wants the media to help it improve the ... Read more...

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Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC


April 27th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country. "NHRC wants the ... Read more...

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Apex court clears judge for international court


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a challenge to the candidature of one of its judges for appointment to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying ... Read more...

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Court verdict delay violates constitutional mandate: Jurists


April 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Jurists have voiced concern on judges allegedly sitting over verdicts long after the conclusion of the arguments and said the practice violated the right to ... Read more...

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With new judge, Supreme Court has 26 judges


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Justice Mohamad Ibrahim Khalifullah was Monday sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court, taking the strength of the apex court to 26 judges.He ... Read more...

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Apex court given report on ex-chief justice Balakrishnan (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government Monday submitted to the Supreme Court the status report of the probe by the income tax department into allegations that relatives of former ... Read more...

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Ambitious plans for Muslims ahead of Tripura polls


February 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 29 (IANS) Ahead of the next year's assembly polls, the Left Front government has undertaken a "welfare package" for the benefit of the minority Muslims in Tripura, a ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar panel gets two-month extension (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave two more months to an expert committee headed by former chief justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar panel gets two-month extension


February 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave two more months to an expert commitee headed by former chief justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch stir for reserving jobs for Muslims


February 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, a leader of ... Read more...

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Give self-regulation some time: Soni tells media (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rejecting any attempt to impose censorship, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday urged the media industry to "give the self-regulation process some ... Read more...

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