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“Will You Marry Her?” SC asks man accused in a rape case

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a man accused in the rape of a schoolgirl (now a major) and has been booked under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) law. The SC was hearing a petition about the bail of one Mohit Subhash Chavan, a technician with the Maharashtra State Electric Production Company. “If...

Expert committee on farm laws has no power to decide on legislation: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expert committee formed to resolve the deadlock over the three new farm laws has no power to decide on the legislation. Criticizing the critics of the expert panel the apex court said, “We gave the power to hear everyone and submit a report to us. Where is the...

Supreme Court asks Gujarat to file reply on COVID guideline compliance in state

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the chief secretary (home) of Gujarat to file an affidavit showing compliance with the apex court’s December 3 order. The then order of the Supreme Court had asked the state to ensure that COVID guidelines issued by the Centre and the state are strictly implemented. During the hearing, Justice...

Civil Rights Organisations in US urge SC to give bail to jailed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt

Civil rights organisations in the US made up of Non-Resident Indians on Monday urged the Supreme Court to give bail to former police officer Sanjiv Bhatt. The members of the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) and Hindus for Human Rights at a virtual conference said the conviction of Bhatt in a murder case was wrong...

Supreme Court’s green light for Central Vista Project

The Supreme Court on Tuesday in a 2:1 verdict said the construction of the new parliament complex near Delhi’s India Gate can go ahead. The Apex Court’s nod came in response to several petitions that challenged permissions and clearances given to the Central Vista project of which the new parliament complex is a part. “We...

SC stays Gujarat high court order on COVID duty for mask violators

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted a stay on a Gujarat High Court order directing the state to come up with a notification to send repeated mask violators for non-medical duty at COVID care centres. The Supreme Court division bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan observed that the Gujarat High Court’s order directing community services to...

Supreme Court quashes Gujarat’s 12-hour workday notification

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a notification of the Gujarat government which allowed all factories in the state to extend work shifts to up to 12 hours from the earlier eight hours. The notification, issued in April amid the COVID-19 lockdown, also allowed them to slash overtime payment to such workers by half even...

Supreme Court extends relief to stressed borrowers

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended its relief to stressed borrowers clarifying that no account is to be declared NPA till further orders. The relief from Supreme Court came after the Centre said an expert panel has been set up to look into the issue of interest being charged by banks on deferred installments during...

SC orders CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the CBI to take over the investigation in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The apex court also asked the Mumbai police to hand over all evidence it has collected to the agency.  The court also upheld the FIR registered in Patna based on a complaint by Sushant...