Thursday, October 01, 2020

Supreme Court

Bombay HC reserves order as Rhea, Showik bail arguments close

Amarinder's decision to go to the court over agriculture bills is a big betrayal with farmers: Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Senior Leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema urged the people of Punjab especially the farmers associations to be aware of the statements being made by Raja Amarinder Singh on agriculture bills. He termed it as a drama to call a legal team from Delhi to repeal the anti-agriculture black laws through legal battle. MLA Jai Singh Rori, State General Secretary Harchand Singh Burst and Harinder Singh Amritsar were also present on the occasion.

Will fight battle against farm laws on all fronts, Punjab CM assures Kisan Unions

CHANDIGARH: Extending his government’s full support to the agitating farmers in these ‘dark and difficult times’, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight the draconian new farm laws, including a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to discuss and decide the way forward.

2G case: Delhi HC to hear pleas against acquittals from Oct 5

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court will from October 5 hear on day-to-day basis the ED and CBI appeals against the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum case.

SC declines to entertain Chhattisgarh's plea in 2013 Jheeram Ghati naxal attack

NEW DELHI:  In a setback for the Congress government in Chhatisgarh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain its appeal in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati incident in which 29 people, including state Congress leaders, were killed.

SC to Centre on Mehbooba: Can detention be forever?

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said detention cannot be forever and asked the Centre whether former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention be extended beyond a year.

Bombay HC to hear Rhea, Showik bail pleas Tuesday later

MUMBAI: Even as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has asserted that it has 'jurisdiction' to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput's death-related cases, the Bombay High Court is set to hear bail applications of two of the prime accused -- actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik -- later in the day, officials said.

Agitation and legal recourse will be undertaken simultaneuously to fight anti-national farm laws: Capt Amarinder

KHATKAR KALAN: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday vowed to fight the Centre’s malicious and anti-national Agriculture Acts constitutionally and legally, asserting that he will do whatever it takes to protect the farmers from the nefarious designs of the Government of India.

CBI: We are conducting probe into Sushant case professionally

NEW DELHI: Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the federal agency on Monday said it was conducting the probe looking at all angles in a professional manner.

Congress MP files PIL in SC seeking directions to quash farm Bills

NEW DELHI: Congress MP from Kerala T.N. Prathapan has moved a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the farm Bills recently passed by Parliament.

Centre to SC: Decision on waiver of interest on interest likely soon

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that a decision on the issue of waiver of interest on interest on deferred EMIs during the moratorium is at an advanced stage and likely to be taken within two or three days.

Now politics begin over Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura

LUCKNOW:  Two days after a civil suit was filed in a Mathura court, seeking ownership of the entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janambhoomi land in the temple town and removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid, politics has begun in right earnest on the issue.

Punjab Cabinet approves rules for conduct of business of Punjab state police complaints authority

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Sing, on Wednesday approved the rules for governing the conduct of business of the Punjab State Police Complaints Authority, 2020, set up earlier this year to probe allegations of serious misconduct against police officers of the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police/Deputy Commissioner of Police & above.

IPL rules: A ban plays havoc with player's career, says Neeraj Kumar

NEW DELHI: Any player, player support personnel or match official will be banned for up to three IPL matches and will be fined Rs 5 lakh if that person thrice breaches rules that bar carrying any mobile device, laptop computer, static/landline, or similar telephone capable of making calls in the Players and Match Officials Areas (PMOA) during IPL matches.

After taking VRS, Bihar DGP Pandey may take political plunge

PATNA:A day after taking voluntary retirement, speculation is rife that Bihars former Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey may begin his political innings. Though nothing has been finalised yet, Pandey says he will talk to people and plan his journey ahead.

Instruct ministries not to give nod for Mekedatu project: Stalin to PM

'Republicans will confirm Trump's SC nominee before election'

WASHINGTON:US Republican lawmakers will confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3 presidential election, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has predicted.

HCs across states witness surge in abortion cases

NEW DELHI:High Courts across the nation are currently witnessing a substantial increase in abortion cases, revealed a legal report on Tuesday.
In 'Assessing the Judiciary's Role in Access to Safe Abortion- II' report by Pratigya campaign, cases seeking permission of termination of pregnancy from the High Courts in India from May 2019 to August were analysed.

US stocks fall on sour recovery outlook

NEW YORK:US stocks fell on Monday for the third consecutive session in a row due to the spike of coronavirus infection cases in Europe and rising uncertainty on negotiations with the next round of fiscal stimulus in the US, with the Dow losing as much as 942.27 points during the session before a narrowed end.

Punjab police organises webinar on traffic management & road safety under the covid-19 pandemic

CHANDIGARH:To bridge the gap between Police and the citizens of Punjab through the use of digital platforms, Punjab Police and Safety Alliance for Everyone (SAFE) Society organized a Webinar on the topic of “Traffic Management & Road Safety under the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

SC on Shaheen Bagh: Right to protest must not hamper right to mobility of others

NEW DELH:The Supreme Court on Monday said Right to Protest of one section has to be in balance with others' Right to Mobility on a public road, as everyone has the right to move from one place to another and this right cannot be prejudiced by blocking a public road to hold protests.

Ayodhya mosque may be square shaped

AYODHYA:The Dhannipur mosque that will come up in Ayodhya in lieu of the demolished Babri mosque, will be square shaped like the Kaaba Sharif in Mecca.

SSR case: CBI, AIIMS medical board to meet on Tuesday

NEW DELHI:The AIIMS medical board will hold a meeting with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the probe done by the agency and the CFSL teams that went to Mumbai, and then decide on the next course of action, sources said on Monday

Mystery deepens: Sushant's viscera not preserved properly, hints at 'negligence'

SC orders status quo on demolition of building with Dutch East India Company connection

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the proposed demolition of the iconic Collectorate Building/Afim Ka Bhandar in Patna city.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice notice on a plea, which cited the historical significance, and its Dutch connection.

SSR case: CBI's SIT apprises top officials of developments

NEW DELHI:The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the nation's premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday met senior officials and apprised them of the findings into the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Action sought against ex-SC judge Katju for insulting Indian judiciary

NEW DELHI:A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking legal action against former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju for casting aspersions and making insinuations on the integrity and credibility of the Indian judiciary while deposing for fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi before the Westminster Magistracy court of the UK.

It is digital media which needs regulations: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI:The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed the Supreme Court that if it is keen to begin an exercise to regulate media, then it should be the digital media instead of mainstream media, as it has wider viewership and also has the potential to turn viral.

Babri Masjid plaintiff wants demolition case to be quashed

AYODHYA:Babri Masjid plaintiff, Iqbal Ansari, has urged the special CBI court hearing the demolition case, to acquit all accused in the case.

Plea in SC seeks installation of EMAS in at-risk Mangaluru, Kozhikode airports

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation on a plea claiming there was a deliberate omission for years to install Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at airports, which prevent aircraft from overshooting runways at vulnerable airports such as Mangaluru and Kozhikode.

SC to Centre/States: Provide exact info on CCTV cameras in police stations

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Centre and the states should provide exact information on the installation of CCTV cameras in police stations, as the matter involves the fundamental rights of the citizens under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Centre to SC: Will welcome any order on speedy trial against sitting & ex-MPs/MLAs

NEW DELHI:The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would welcome any order for the speedy trial of sitting and former MPs/MLAs facing criminal and corruption charges.

SC slams TV show, says India a melting pot of diverse cultures

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that India is a melting pot of diverse cultures and there should be some kind of self-regulation in the media, and the journalists should be fair in their debates.

AAP will provide homes to those displaced, if Centre can't: Raghav Chadha

NEW DELHI:Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Friday said that if the Central government is not able to provide houses to everyone then AAP will.

Ajay Maken moves SC seeking rehab of Delhi's slum dwellers before eviction

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken has moved the Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation of the inhabitants of close to 48,000 slum dwellings along the railway tracks in Delhi. On August 31, the Supreme Court had ordered removal of around 48,000 slum dwellings across railway tracks in Delhi within three months and said no political interference will be entertained in the matter.

SC to Centre: Consider not charging interest on interest during moratorium

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to consider a plea for not charging interest on interest on deferred EMIs during the moratorium period and also not downgrade the credit/asset classification of the borrowers.

Delhi HC adjourns Tahir Hussain's plea for Thursday

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned for Thursday a hearing on a petition filed by sacked AAP councillor and northeast Delhi riots accused Tahir Hussain challenging a trial court order extending his remand in a money laundering case related to the violence by three days.

SC agrees to examine if religious places of all faiths can be reopened

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a reply from the Centre on a plea seeking to open all religious places of worship across the country, which were closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

SC declines fresh petitions for postponement of NEET

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain fresh petitions to seek postponement of NEET (UG) 2020 for admissions to undergraduate medical and dental courses, slated to be held on September 13.

Law student's death in 2017: SC reserves order on plea seeking CBI probe

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea seeking transfer of investigation from state police to CBI into the mysterious death of a third-year student at National Law University, Jodhpur, in August 2017.