Supreme Court of India

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SC Rejects Plea Seeking Stay On Dismantling Decommissioned 'INS Viraat'

A plea seeking stay on dismantling India's decommissioned Navy aircraft carrier 'INS Viraat' was rejected by the Supreme Court. The bench headed by the Chief Justice S.A. Bobde chose not intervene as 40% of the iconic ship has already been dismantled. Filed by M/S Envitech Marine Consultants Private Limited, the plea sought to convert the 65-year-old aircraft carrier into a museum. The ship was inducted into Indian Navy in 1987.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 08:09 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: INS Viraat, Indian Navy, Ship, Supreme Court

Courtesy: The Wire

Covid and Supreme Court

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COVID Blues: SC Restores Virtual Hearing After 50% Staff Tests Positive

The Supreme Court judges have resorted to virtual hearing from home on April 12, as around 50% of the staff tested COVID-19 positive. Moreover, as a precautionary measure, all courtrooms and the court premises were sanitised as 44 staff members had tested positive for coronavirus. The apex court benches will function with a delay of an hour from the earlier scheduled time.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 11:30 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Supreme Court, covid positive, Delhi, Supreme Court of India

Courtesy: NDTV


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SC Questions Centre, 4 States Over Plea Asking To Decriminalise Begging

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana governments over the plea which demands decriminalisation of begging. The apex court said despite February 10 notice, only Bihar has submitted its response. It has deferred the submission date by three weeks. The plea filed by Vishal Pathak challenged the Delhi HC order, saying that the criminalisation of begging violates constitutional rights… read-more

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 11:36 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Begging, India, Decriminalise, Crime, Supreme Court

Courtesy: Indian Express

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SC Criticises Centre Over Negligence Towards Cauvery Water Dispute

The Supreme Court on April 8 criticised the Centre for failing to propose a water sharing scheme in the Cauvery dispute. Calling it a "sheer contempt" of its direction, the court asked the Water Resources Ministry to furnish Cauvery Management draft on May 14. However, the Centre said it could not met the parties concerned: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry (UT), due to the ongoing Karnataka Assembly polls campaigning.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 10:23 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Cauvery, Supreme Court, India, Dispute

Courtesy: WION

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Italy Agrees To Pay Rs 10 Cr Compensation To Kin Of 2 Killed Fishermen

Italy has agreed to pay Rs 10-crore compensation to the kin of two Indian fishermen killed by Italian marines. The Centre on April 9 informed the Supreme Court about the latest development in the 2012 case in which the fishermen, misunderstood as pirates, were killed off the Kerala coast. While Rs 4 crore will be given to the each fisherman's family, Rs 2 crore is for the injured boat owner.

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 12:19 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Fishermen, Marines, Italian, Supreme Court


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SC Agrees With Bombay HC Decision Of CBI Probe Against Min Deshmukh

Dismissing the pleas filed by the Maharashtra government and State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the Supreme Court on April 8 chose not to interfere with the Bombay High Court order. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave a nod to the Bombay HC’s decision directing CBI to conduct an enquiry against Deshmukh. However, representing the petitioners, Kapil Sibal argued against the CBI inquiry on the basis of "unsubstantiated allegation".

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 08:48 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Bombay High Court, Anil Deshmukh, Mumbai, Supreme Court

Courtesy: The Tribune

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SC To Hear Govt's Plea Seeking Closure Of Case Against Italian Marines Killing Indian Fishermen

The Supreme Court, on April 9, has agreed to hear the Centre's plea seeking closure on the case of two Italian Marines killing Indian fishermen. The court announced that a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian will take up the matter as the Italian government is involved. The two fishermen were killed off the Kerala coast in February 2012.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 02:37 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Supreme Court, Indian government, Italian, Fishermen

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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SC Appointed 3-Member Panel Submits Report On Controversial Farm Bills

As per reports, the three-member committee appointed by Supreme Court to assess controversial farm laws has submitted its report in a sealed envelope on March 19. The committee consulted with 85 farmer organisations to derive solutions. However, one of the committee members and agricultural economist Anil Ghanvat refused to comment on details by stating it as a "confidential process". Appointed on January 11, the committee also included Ashok… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 06:17 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Supreme Court, Farmers, India, Farmers Protest, Committee, Anil Ghanvat

Courtesy: Mint


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Rape Victim Writes To CJI Over Horrific Experience During Court Hearing

Expressing her horrific experience during a hearing, the 22-year-old woman penned a letter to CJI SA Bobde to take the necessary steps. According to the letter, sessions judge Sanjay Khanagwal laughed at insensitive remarks made by the accused's counsel Vijay Aggarwal. Besides accusing the judge of laughing at multiple instances, the woman accused Aggarwal of maligning her character. Reportedly, the woman had filed a rape case against ET Now… read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 04:29 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: ET Now, Rape Victim, Supreme Court, S.A Bobde, Chief Justice of India

Courtesy: The Wire


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SC Refuses To Bar Sale Of Electoral Bonds Ahead Of Assembly Polls

The Supreme Court refused to bar the sale of electoral bonds ahead of the election in poll-bound states on March 26. Moved by NGO 'Association for Democratic Reforms', the application reportedly raised concerns about illicit funding of political parties, if electoral bonds are sold beforehand. Moreover, the NGO represented by Prashant Bhushan urged to stall such proceedings between April 1 and April 10. However, CJI SA Bobde found the reason… read-more

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 05:48 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Supreme Court, India, donation, corruption, Indian Politics

Courtesy: The Hindu