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SC relief to Yogi Adityanath; plea in alleged hate speech of 2007 dismissed

New Delhi: A plea challenging the relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an alleged hate speech case of 2007 was dismissed by the Supreme Court on Friday. The petitioner had challenged an Allahabad High Court earlier, upholding the UP government’s refusal to allow prosecution of Yogi Adityanath who had been accused of...

Dolo-650 in SC: PIL says makers gave Rs 1,000 crore freebies to doctors to promote drug

  New Delhi: A PIL in the Supreme Court on Thursday accused manufacturers of anti-fever medicine Dolo-650 of distributing freebies worth around Rs 1,000 crore to doctors for prescribing the drug. The PIL was filed by the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India. “Over Rs 1,000 crore freebies have been given by...

CJI NV Ramana recommends Justice UU Lalit as his successor

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, who is set to retire on August 26, has recommended the name of Justice UU Lalit as his successor. CJI Ramana handed over a copy of his letter of recommendation to Justice UU Lalit on Thursday. The Secretariat of the CJI had received a communication on Wednesday...

Freebies by political parties a serious economic issue, agrees SC

Harps on need for expert body for suggestions to control freebies promised before elections New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday concurred with the petitioner in the pre-election freebies case, noting that it was a serious economic issue. It said that there was need for a committee to determine the impact of frebies and how...

SC directs Centre to find solution to stop promises of freebies during elections

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday remarked that the announcement of freebies by political parties ahead of elections need to be controlled. It was hearing a petition by Ashwini Upadhyaya seeking directions to bar political parties from making promises of freebies around elections. The Apex Court directed the Centre to get instructions on the...

Zubair gets interim bail in all FIRs; SC orders his immediate release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered immediate release of journalist Mohammad Zubair in all the cases against him in Uttar Pradesh. It has fixed a bail bond of Rs 20,000 for him. The Apex Court observed there was no justification in keeping him in custody and questioning him endlessly. When the state sought a...

No coercive action against Nupur Sharma, Supreme Court orders

New Delhi: In a major relief to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that no coercive action be taken against her. Multiple FIRs have been registered against Nupur Sharma for her controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad during a debate on television. She even received death threats for the same. Earlier,...

SC directs Maharashtra Speaker not to hear MLA disqualification pleas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra Speaker to refrain from hearing petitions for disqualifications by the two factions of Shiv Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde respectively. The Apex court already has petitions in the matter pending before it. The SC bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana asked Solicitor...

Vijay Mallya gets 4-month jail, Rs 2,000  fine after SC holds him guilty of contempt of court

He was found guilty of withholding information from the court in 2017   New Delhi: Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya was awarded four-month jail and Rs 2,000 fine by the Supreme Court after being held guilty of contempt of court. The court observed that he had withheld information from it in 2017. The former liquor baron...

SC grants Mohammad Zubair 5-day conditional bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted journalist Mohammad Zubair interim bail for five days.  The bail has been granted on the condition that he will not post any fresh tweets on the issue related to the case and will not leave the jurisdiction of the Sitapur magistrate’s court, news agency ANI reported. Zubair...

Uddhav Thackeray goes to SC against Speaker announcing new Shiv Sena whip

New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approached the Supreme Court on Monday against the decision of new Assembly Speaker Rahul Narvekar to recognise an MLA from the Eknath Shinde faction as the chief whip of Shiv Sena. The petition was made just before the floor test. A letter by the Maharashtra Deputy Speaker,...

SC raps Nupur Sharma for her comments, refuses to entertain plea

Fresh petition in SC seeks withdrawal of Justice Kant’s observations on Nupur Sharma New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her controversial comments, blaming her for the repercussions of her words. The court also refused to entertain her plea seeking transfer of all FIRs against...