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Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Supreme Court of India Sabarimala rulings

“While the Kavanaugh Saga was unfolding in Washington, the Supreme Court of India has made some historic rulings that may have upended some traditional beliefs and customs. According to a new ruling led by the […]

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A fraught timeline: on Ayodhya title suit

The Supreme Court’s refusal to refer some questions of law in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to a seven-judge Bench has one immediate consequence: it could expedite the final hearing in the appeals against the […]

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The right to love: The Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 furthers the frontiers of personal freedom

The stirring message from the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment decriminalizing gay sex is that social morality cannot trump constitutional morality. It is a reaffirmation of the right to love. In a 5-0 verdict, a Constitution […]

India

Supreme Court of India legalizes homosexuality; Says Section 377 is irrational, arbitrary

UN lauds SC verdict NEW DELHI(TIP): In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, September 6, de-criminalized homosexual acts between consenting adults in private, bringing cheers to millions of members of the LGBT community […]

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Love jihad row: Supreme Court restores Hadiya’s marriage

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court (SC) on March 8 restored the marriage between Akhila aka Hadiya and Shafin Jahan – a couple at the centre of a ‘love jihad’ row – but made it clear that the NIA […]

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SC SLAMS MP FOR MERE RS 6,500 TO RAPE VICTIMS

NEW DELHI (TIP): “You value a rape at Rs 6,500?” That was how a bench of Supreme Court justices reacted while reviewing an affidavit filed by the Madhya Pradesh government on utilisation of funds from the Nirbhaya scheme. A bench comprising Justices Madan […]

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Treat Ayodhya case as a ‘land issue’, rules Supreme Court

NEW DELHI (TIP): Amid claims and counter-claims by various Hindu and Muslim leaders over the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court on Feb 8 refused to be drawn into religious arguments, saying it was only a property dispute. “We […]

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Emergency and Now

  The author was District Magistrate of Chandigarh when Lok Nayak Jayprakash Narayan was incarcerated at PGI during Emergency. Over a time, he became an admirer of Lok Nayak and the two exchanged views quite […]

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Form panel to assign important cases, four SC judges tell CJI Dipak Misra

NEW DELHI (TIP): The four senior judges of Supreme Court who criticised Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra for his administration of the court, including allocation of cases to judges, have recommended the creation of a committee of senior judges that will assign […]

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SC ORDERS CBI PROBE INTO MANIPUR FAKE SHOOTOUTS

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on July 14 asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the over 60 cases of alleged fake shootouts by the security forces in Manipur. The CBI has to file its report […]

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EXPEDITE WELFARE SCHEMES TO PREVENT FARM SUICIDES SC

NEW DELHI (TIP): Questioning the Centre on lacunae in implementing various policies and programmes to prevent suicide by farmers, the Supreme Court today refused to close a PIL on the issue, even as it said the government was […]

The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of the the Nirbhaya gangrape case convicts. (File)
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Nirbhaya rapists to hang as Supreme Court upholds death sentence

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty+ for the four convicts for the 2012 gang-rape and murder of Nirbhaya. “The Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case+ is rarest of rare case and we are compelled […]

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Triple Talaq – myths and misperceptions

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has, in a recent meeting, decided on a code of conduct for divorce. In a major climbdown, it has conceded ground and resolved in favor of “one divorce.” […]

Sahara chief Subrata Roy
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PAY OR GO TO JAIL, SUBRATA TOLD

NEW DELHI (TIP): Embattled Sahara Chief Subrata Roy today appeared before the Supreme Court which extended his parole till June 19 with a warning that failure to pay Rs 1,500 crore, as promised, may again […]

BJP leaders LK Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to stand trial in Babri Masjid demolition case
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Babri Masjid Demolition: Supreme Court of India indicts BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti for Criminal Conspiracy

Apex Court favors joint trial of the accused to speed up the judicial process NEW DELHI (TIP): In a major judgement handed down on April 19, Supreme Court of India ordered that the co-founder of […]

India

SUPREME COURT NOTICE TO CENTRE, EC ON EVM ROW

NEW DELHI (TIP): Amid raging controversy over authenticity of electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Supreme Court on April 13 issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission on petitions alleging that EVMs can be […]

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DEFIANT JUSTICE KARNAN ‘SUMMONS’ CJI, 6 JUDGES

KOLKATA (TIP): A defiant Calcutta High Court Judge Justice CS Karnan on April 13 asked the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and six judges of the Supreme Court, who have issued a contempt notice to […]

India

CAN’T CURTAIL MEDICAL TOURISM CONTENT: SC

NEW DELHI (TIP): Striking a note of caution against any blanket ban on medical tourism-related content available online, the Supreme Court on April 13 said people’s right to know, be informed and gain wisdom from […]

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BABRI MASJID CASE SC FROWNS ON 25-YR DELAY, MAY ORDER TIME-BOUND TRIAL

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court indicated that it could order a timebound trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, including of BJP veterans LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati, after the CBI […]

India

NO SUMMER BREAK, 19 JUDGES TO HEAR CASES ON TRIPLE TALAQ, WHATSAPP PRIVACY

NEW DEIHI (TIP): It will be a long working summer for the country’s top judges. For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, three constitution benches of five judges each will sit during the […]

Karnan
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Justice Karnan demands Rs 14 crore relief from SC

NEW DELHI (TIP): Facing arrest warrant for defying Supreme Court orders in a contempt case against him, Calcutta High Court’s Justice C S Karnan has passed a suo motu order, despite being divested by the […]

Vijay Mallya
Business & Economics

MALLYA CRIES FOUL OVER ‘MISTREATMENT’ BY LENDERS

NEW DELHI (TIP): Businessman Vijay Mallya told the Supreme Court that he had offered to settle his dues with banks but they were not willing to take it. Mallya, who lenders claim owe them Rs […]

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SUPREME COURT GETS FIVE NEW JUDGES

New Delhi, February 17 – The Supreme Court on Friday got five new judges, taking its strength to 28, which is still three short of its sanctioned strength of 31. The new judges were administered […]

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CONSTITUTION BENCH TO DECIDE PETITIONS ON TRIPLE TALAQ: SUPREME COURT

NEW DELHI (TIP): A five-judge constitution bench would be set up by the Supreme Court to hear and decide on a batch of petitions relating to the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy […]

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SYL Canal: Supreme Court deals blow to Punjab, Capt, Cong MLAs resign

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH (TIP): The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 2004 Punjab law terminating all water-sharing arrangements with neighbouring states, a ruling that prompted all Congress MLAs to quit even as the SAD-BJP government […]