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Gujarat govt to approach SC challenging HC’s stay on anti-conversion law

The Gujarat government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the stay granted by the Gujarat High Court on the operation of several sections of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021. Gujarat home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja took to Twitter and said that the stay granted by the high court on the implementation...

SC orders shifting of ex-Unitech directors Sanjay and Ajay Chandra from Tihar to Mumbai jails  

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the immediate shifting of former Unitech directors Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra from Tihar jail to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail and Taloja Jail following a report by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding a secret underground office run by Unitech founder Ramesh Chandra and visited by his son Sanjay and...

Centre clears 9 names for elevation as Supreme Court judges, two from Gujarat

The Union government has reportedly cleared the nine names, including three women judges, sent by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as judges of the apex court. The list also features two names from the Gujarat High Court—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi. Following the approval, the names have been sent to the...

SC unhappy over delay in probe & conclusion of trial in ED, CBI cases against lawmakers

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over inordinate delays in investigation and conclusion of the trial in cases lodged by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) against lawmakers. Notably, the top court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking speedy disposal of cases against MPs and MLAs...

SC allows women to sit for NDA exam, criticises Army

The Supreme Court has criticised the Indian Army for not allowing women candidates in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Sainik Schools and other military institutions, terming it as “regressive mindset”. The court, in an interim order, also allowed the girls who had approached it to sit in the NDA exam scheduled on September 5. While...

Two Gujarat High Court judges recommended for elevation to Supreme Court

Two Gujarat High Court judges—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi—have been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for elevation to the apex court, according to media reports. The Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended the elevation of Karnataka High Court’s Justice BV Nagarathna who may...

Pegasus Row: SC asks Centre to file response on snooping allegations

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response in connection with allegations of snooping on individuals using Israeli spyware. The court also said that it will take a call on constituting a committee to investigate the Pegasus controversy only after the Union government files its response in the case. Acting on...

Pegasus Row: Union govt denies snooping allegations in SC, to set up committee to probe the issue

The Union government has denied allegations of snooping and illegal surveillance levelled against it in the Pegasus snooping row. Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping matter. The government, through an affidavit submitted by the Ministry of Electronics and IT’s additional secretary Rajendra...

SC upholds stay on Reliance-Future Retail deal; big win for Amazon

Future Retail to explore legal remedies to finalize the deal    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has upheld the single-judge bench stay order on the sale of Future Retail Ltd (FRL) to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance group. The order comes in favour of Amazon which has been embroiled in a bitter battle Reliance over...

2015 Kerala Assembly ruckus case: SC rejects state govt’s plea to withdraw cases

In the case of alleged vandalism in Kerala Assembly in 2015, SC said that legislators get privileges to be able to work fearlessly, not as a mark of status that puts them on a pedestal New Delhi: Privileges and immunity are not a gateway to claim exemption from criminal law, the Supreme Court bench observed...

Total lockdown in Kerala this weekend amid spike in Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Having come under severe criticism from the Supreme Court for announcing easing of Covid-related restrictions for Bakri Eid, the Kerala government on Wednesday announced total lockdown on July 24 and 25. The Pinnarayi Vijayan-led government had earlier announced three-day relaxation for Bakri Eid. The move did not go well with the SC which called...

SC orders immediate release of Manipur activist Erendro Leichombam booked under NSA

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the immediate release of Erendro Leichombam, a Manipur-based activist who was arrested under the National Securities Act (NSA) for a controversial Facebook post. Notably, the 40-year-old activist had said that cow dung and cow urine do not cure COVID. The activist, along with a local journalist, was arrested on...