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NIRBHAYA GANGRAPE CASE: GALLOWS FOR FOUR ADULT CONVICTS


All the four convicts - Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta - in the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student inside a private bus in Delhi ha + Read more
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Reject nomination papers if assets, criminal past not disclosed, says SC


The Supreme Court has said the nomination papers of a candidate would stand rejected if he does not disclose the details of his assets or his criminal antecedents. + Read more
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Death for four adult rapists in Nirbhaya gangrape case


Sending to the gallows the four who brutally gang-raped a woman on a moving bus in the Indian capital, a Delhi court has refused to show any leniency saying they were guilty of "exhibiting extreme men + Read more
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SC stays Karnataka order to Jaya case prosecutor


The Supreme Court has stayed the Karnataka government communication to special public prosecutor Bhavani Singh asking him not to appear before the Bangalore special court hearing a corruption case aga + Read more
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Explain Muzaffarnagar riots, apex court tells Centre, UP


The Supreme Court has issued notice to the central and Uttar Pradesh governments on two petitions seeking a CBI probe into the Muzaffarnagar clashes that left 38 dead and for providing relief to victi + Read more
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SC notice on undertrials in jails


The Supreme Court has issued notice to the central government and all states on a petition seeking the release of undertrials who were being kept in jails in alleged violation of the constitutional pr + Read more
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Cabinet nod to judicial commission bill


The Cabinet of Ministers has finally approved the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill which seeks to replace the existing collegium system for appointments of judges to the Supreme Court and high co + Read more
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Apex court says no to renting police to private people


The Supreme Court has once again criticised what it said was a growing trend of 'renting police' to provide security to high profile private individuals, comments that appeared aimed at the government + Read more
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Higher courts will protect honest govt officers: SC


There is no reason to fear that the higher courts will not protect the rights of honest officers, the Supreme Court has said when the Indian government insisted on retaining the power to approve graft + Read more
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Australian court rejects bail of Indian-origin businessman's murderer


A court in Australia on September 5 rejected the bail application of a 27-year-old woman who is one of two people accused of murdering an Indian-origin businessman. Kareem Hunt Womens Jersey Sono + Read more
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Indian Parliament passes bill to negate SC order on jailed lawmakers


With the Lok Sabha's nod, the Indian Parliament on September 6 passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which will negate a Supreme Court order banning politicians in jail and under + Read more
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Indian Law Minister regrets lapse on judges appointment amendment bill


Indian Law Minister Kapil Sibal has expressed regret that the wrong numbering of the constitution amendment bill prevented it from being introduced in Lok Sabha on September 6, the last day of the mon + Read more
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Apex court wants drastic changes in criminal law


Setting up of fast-track courts to try rape cases is not sufficient to ensure speedy justice to the victims, the Supreme Court has said, favouring "drastic" amendment in the law for quick disposal of + Read more
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No compromise in rape cases: SC


A compromise entered into between a rape victim and the accused/ convict not to prosecute the complaint further cannot be a leading factor in lesser punishment, the Supreme Court has said. + Read more
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Justice Ramana is new Chief Justice of Delhi High Court


Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, was Friday appointed as the chief justice of the Delhi High Court, an official statement said.Justice Ramana, 56, will suc + Read more
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Juvenile court gives minor three years in reforms facility in Nirbhaya gangrape case


The Juvenile Justice Board has sentenced the lone minor accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape here to a three-year stay in a special home. The boy, who was 17-and-half years old at the time of the inc + Read more
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SC fumes over missing 'coal scam' files


The Supreme Court has fumed over the central government's claim that a few files related to coal-block allocations from 1993-2009 were not "readily available" and asked if a police complaint had been + Read more
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PIL on national food security ordinance dismissed


The Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL seeking scrapping of the ruling UPA's National Food Security Ordinance, which guarantees subsidised food to the country's poor, on the grounds that it was actuall + Read more
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Italy's highest court upholds jail term against Berlusconi


Italy's Supreme Court has upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government + Read more
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Delhi HC asks central govt to decide on Netaji's ashes plea


The Delhi High Court on July 31 asked the Centre to take a decision in accordance with law on a PIL seeking an order to bring back to India the ashes of Subhash Chandra Bose currently lying in a museu + Read more
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