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Supreme Court Announces Verdict In Delhi Mayor Polls Controversy

In a major setback for the Delhi Government, the Supreme Court (SC) restricted nominated members to vote for Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections in Delhi. On February 17, the Apex Court gave the judgement, ending the controversy over the voting for the Delhi Mayor's election. Reviewing the petition, the court also said the election of Mayor need to precede the Deputy Mayor election, notified 24 hours prior.

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 - 04:58 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mayor Elections, Delhi Mayor, voting, Supreme Court, judgement

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Gyanvapi Mosque

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Gyanvapi Mosque Verdict: Worship Hindu Deities Maintainable

The Varanasi District court dismissed the petition filed by the Gyanvapi mosque committee, demanding rejection of the suit filed by women, seeking permission to worship the Hindu deities Shringar Gauri. The district judge AK Vishvesh said, the demand of the woman to worship inside the Gyanvapi mosque compound mosque is maintainable and adjourned to September 22.  Women used to worship Shringar Gauri inside the mosque compound but were… read-more

Mon, 12 Sep 2022 - 08:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Gyanvapi Mosque, judgement, Next Hearing, Shringar Gauri, Petition


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Odisha Court Convicts 8 People For Killing Sarpanch Head

An Odisha's Kendrapara district court sentenced eight people to life imprisonment for murdering a panchayat head. Reviewing a case, judge Gopal Chandra Behera convicted the assailants and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 each for brutally killing Chitrasen Das. The judgement was based on a cross-examination of 39 witnesses. Notably, the accused allegedly killed Das six years ago over an old enmity.

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 - 08:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Crime, judgement, murder, Odisha Court, Convicted

Supreme Court

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SC Says Freebies & Welfare Schemes Are Different, Rules Out De-Recognizing Political Parties

Supreme Court bench led by CJI NV Ramana review a plea against freebies for people, during elections. Observing that freebies and social welfare schemes are two different things, the bench considered a balance needed to strike between the economy losing money and welfare measures. The court also ruled out the possibility of considering a plea for de-recognising parties making freebies promises, and directed stakeholders to give suggestions … read-more

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 - 04:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Supreme Court, Freebies Issue, Political Parties, judgement, Elections

Joint Statement

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Opposition Terms Supreme Court's PMLA Upholding Verdict As "Dangerous"

Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, and power given to the E, 15 opposition parties have termed it as 'dangerous.' The opposition leaders issued a "joint statement" saying, "giving more powers to agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate is dangerous. Congress MP Jairam Ramesh shared the joint statement by 17 opposition parties against the Top Court's judgement on Twitter.

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 08:46 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Supreme Court, PMLA, Enforcement Directorate, judgement, Opposition

Xiaomi-ED Case

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Karnataka HC Reserve Orders In Xiaomi-ED Case

The Xiaomi-Enforcement Directorate case was reviewed by the Karnataka High Court (HC) single-bench judge SG Pandit, and has reserved its judgment, on June 16. Notably, the Chinese firm Xiaomi filed a case against ED, after the agency seized Rs 5,551.27 crore from its bank accounts. The mobile company is facing violation charges of the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, not allowing the seized money to use for business.

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 - 01:05 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Xiaomi, Enforcement Directorate, Karnataka High Court, Legal, judgement

Supreme Court

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Illegitimate Child Has Right On Family Property, Says SC

The Supreme Court set aside a judgement of the Kerala High Court, allowing child born of wedlock, to have right on family property. On June 15, the apex court, reviewed a petition filed by a Kerala person, challenging the HC order stating the illegitimate child has no right on property. The SC judge said, a relation of couple living together for long is as pure as marriage and announced verdict.

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 06:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Supreme Court, kerala high court, judgement, Illegitimate Child, Family Property

Bombay HC

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It's Women's Choice To Work Despite Education Qualifications, Says Bombay HC Judge

Education qualification shouldn't be the only reason, forcing a woman to earn living. On June 11, the Bombay HC judge Bharti Dangre stated this while reviewing a man’s plea challenging the lower-family court's orders,  which asked him to pay Rs 5,000 maintenance to his estranged wife in a Domestic Violence pending case. Dismissing the man's plea, Justice Dangre said, " It is a woman's choice to work."

Sun, 12 Jun 2022 - 03:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Women, Bombay HC, Justice Bharti Dangre, judgement, Education(1522)

Supreme Court

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SC Orders To Stop Filing FIRs For Sedition Charges

To restrict misuse of the Sedition Law, the Supreme Court gave a historic judgment, asking to pause filing FIRs under the 124A section, until the Centre completes its review. On May 11, the SC bench said, "It will be appropriate not to use this provision of law till further re-examination is over." Furthermore, the Apex Court said, those facing sedition charges can approach the court for the same.

Wed, 11 May 2022 - 02:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Supreme Court, Sedition Law, NV Ramana, judgement, Union government

Param Bir Singh

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Ex-Cop Param Bir Singh Reaches Mumbai; Says, 'Will Join The Probe'

Param Bir Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner who has been declared a proclaimed offender by Mumbai High Court, arrived on November 25. Earlier, the IPS officer who is facing extortion charges in Maharashtra told news stations that he was in Chandigarh. Upon arrival, Singh told the reporters that he would join the probe as ordered by the High Court. 

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 02:44 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Param bir Singh, Mumbai High Court, judgement, extortion case, India