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SC puts aside Delhi HC stay on Sahara investigation, allows SFIO to go ahead with probe

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court relief to the Sahara Group ended on Thursday, with the Supreme Court setting aside the HC stay. The Apex Court has allowed the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to go ahead with its probe into nine companies connected with the group. In December 2021, the HC had stayed all...

Qutub Minar not a place of worship: ASI in affidavit in SC

New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has opposed the plea for restoration of temples alleged to have been destroyed for construction of the iconic Qutub Minar in Delhi. The ASI filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in connection with an application that has sought restoration of the alleged temples. In its affidavit,...

SC transfers Gyanvapi Masjid case to Varanasi district court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the transfer of the civil suit related to the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi to the Varanasi district court. “Having regards to the complexities involved in civil suit and the sensitivity, we are of the view that the suit before the Judge, Varanasi, should be tried before a...

Day after SC order, Navjyot Singh Sidhu seeks time to surrender

The SC had set aside the earlier relief given to him and awarded him 1-year rigorous imprisonment   New Delhi: Former cricketer-turned-politician Navjyot Singh Sidhu has sought time to surrender before court to serve his sentence, a day after the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo one year of rigorous imprisonment. The punishment was in...

Navjyot Singh Sidhu awarded 1-year jail for 1988 road rage case

He and his associated were accused of hitting a man over parking spot, leading to his death   New Delhi: Congress leader and former cricketer Navjyot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a road rage case of 1988. Sidhu and his associate Rupinder Singh Sandhu had allegedly got...

Supreme Court rejects petition to review verdict on Cyrus Mistry’s removal from Tata Sons

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by the Shapoorji Pallonji group seeking review of an order upholding removal of Cyrus Mistry from Tata Sons. Cyrus Mistry had succeeded Rata Tata as the executive chairman of Tata Sons. However, in October 2016, he was removed from the post. In December the same...

Gyanvapi Masjid survey report submitted; SC asks Varanasi court not to pass order

Varanasi: The Supreme Court has instructed the Varanasi court hearing the Gyanvapi Masjid case not to pass any order on Thursday as it will hear a petition related to the matter on Friday. The report of the three-day videography of Gyanvapi Masjid, which was concluded on Monday, has been submitted to the Varanasi court. However,...

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan gets SC relief, to walk free after 31 years

New Delhi: AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts serving life term in the case of assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, will finally walk free after 31 years in prison. His release order on Wednesday came after the bench led by Justice LN Nageswara Rao invoked special powers of the...

Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, granted bail by SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. The court observed that Indrani Mukherjea has been in jail for past six-and-a-half years, which is a long time. The case was based on circumstantial evidence and even if the prosecution were to give up...

NEET PG 2022 will not be postponed: SC

New Delhi: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PPG 2022) is all set to be held as per schedule on May 21. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to postpone the entrance exam for admission to post-graduate medical course. Rejecting the petition filed by a few doctors, the Apex Court observed that any...

SC rejects plea to open Taj Mahal’s closed rooms

Lucknow: The petition seeking opening of 22 closed rooms of the Taj Mahal to find out the “real truth” about it has been rejected by the Allahabad High Court. The petitioner, BJP youth media in-charge Rajneesh Singh, had cited claims by a few sections about there being a Shiva temple in the place where the...

Shaheen Bagh demolition: Supreme Court refuses to intervene, dismisses case

South Delhi Municipal Corporation starts anti-encroachment drive at Shaheen Bagh on Monday morning; it was halted amid uproar New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the anti-encroachment drive in Shaheen Bagh area by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday.  In strong words, it has also rapped the petitioner, Communist Party of...