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SC rejects pleas for review of Rafale verdict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rejected pleas for a review of its judgment that gave a clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and said there is no ground to order an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a roving inquiry into allegations of irregularities …

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SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger bench

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala will continue with the Supreme Court on Thursday deciding to set up a larger bench to re-examine religious issues including those arising out of its earlier verdict that lifted a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age visiting the hilltop shrine. The apex court said …

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Assets disclosure should not impinge on judges privacy: SC

New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Wednesday while holding that the office of Chief Justice of India is a public authority under the Right to Information Act, said that disclosure related to assets of judges should not impinge upon the personal information and right to privacy of the judges. The top court order came while dismissing the appeal of …

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SC verdict on Rafale vindicates govt stand: BJP

Delhi: BJP on Thursday said the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale vindicated the government stand and demanded that the Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi apologise to the Nation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ‘’Rahul Gandhi needs to apologise to the country, having lost in all three courts —  the first appeal during the entire Rafale hearing, second at the …

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Ayyappa devotees welcome SC referring Sabarimala to larger bench

Thiruvananthapuram: Many in Kerala expressed happiness as the Supreme Court on Thursday referred the issue of entry of women into Sabarimala temple and other religious places to a larger seven-judge bench. But what has come as a dampener is that there is no stay on the September 28, 2018 judgement which lifted the ban on the entry of women aged …

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36 women register online for Sabarimala pilgrimage

Thiruvananthapuram: With a fresh two-month-long Sabarimala season all set to open on Sunday, as many as 36 women have registered through the online booking facility of the temple. Incidentally, this registration had taken place before the Supreme Court on Thursday referred the issue of entry of women into Sabarimala temple and other religious places to a larger seven-judge bench. This …

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SC: CJI falls within ambit of RTI Act

New Delhi: Observing that judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday held that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority and falls within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Pronouncing a landmark verdict, the apex court at the same time said transparency cannot be …

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17 K’taka MLAs stay disqualified, but can contest imminent bypolls

New Delhi/Bengaluru: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of the 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka whose rebellion led to the fall of the Kumaraswamy government and the return of the BJP to power in July but gave some relief by allowing them to contest the upcoming bypolls to 15 assembly  seats. As the court struck down the …

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Cong demands dismissal of Karnataka government

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday called for the dismissal of the Yediyurappa government in Karnataka, saying the Supreme Court’s decision on disqualified MLAs had exposed BJP’s ‘Operation Kamal’ in the state. The Congress welcomed the judgment saying the “completely hypocritical face of the BJP” stands exposed by this verdict. “We call for immediate resignation of the Chief Minister. We …

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Talks progressing in right direction: Uddhav

Mumbai: A day after President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders held hectic parleys to work out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for government formation. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Congress leaders for over an hour in the morning. The talks for government formation were progressing in the “right direction”, …

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