Day: November 20, 2017

Apex court orders Examination Of Woman Over Plea To Abort 28-Week-Old Foetus.

November 20, 2017

The Supreme Court has set up a medical board comprising doctors from the AIIMS to ascertain the health condition of a 28-week-old foetus and the pregnant woman who wanted to abort it on the ground of abnormality. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the […]

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Using Casteist Remarks Over Phone In Public An Offence: Supreme Court

November 20, 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that using casteist remarks over phone in a public place against the SC/ST category amount to criminal Offence warrantin The top court refused to stay the criminal proceedings and quash an FIR lodged against a person, who allegedly used expletive and derogatory casteist remarks over phone to a woman belonging […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Interfere, Refuses To Stay Release Of Padmavati

November 20, 2017

 The Supreme Court has refused to stay the release of  Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Since the CBFC is yet to clear the film, the top court said it will amount to ‘prejudgement’ if the release is stalled now. Earlier today, lashing out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Ms Azmi in a press statement said Ms […]

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Five-judge bench to decide whether 2006 order needs to be revisited: Quota in promotions:

November 20, 2017

In 2006, a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that the state was not bound to provide reservation for SCs/STs in promotions. Whether its 2006 judgment on the reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions needs to be revisited, Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is going to examine that. The matter was referred to […]

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To open new path to Vaishno Devi, Supreme Court stays NGT’s direction.

November 20, 2017

The directions were issued while NGT was hearing a plea filed by activist Gauri Maulekhi seeking to remove horses and mules from the path to the shrine, saying it was dangerous for pedestrians, especially senior citizens. The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order directing opening of a new path to […]

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