Says every organ of the state should remain within its space and do its duty under the Constitution Paying homage to the members of the Constituent Assembly on the occasion of National Law Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the balance of power among the executive, the legislature and the judiciary had been
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‘Strong willpower required to control law and order and not a draconian law’ Raising apprehension about the misuse of PCOCA (Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act) legislation which the ruling Punjab government intends to bring soon, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday asked government not to go ahead with
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The judiciary should now exercise a firm grip over criminal cases involving politicians On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court passed an order in a case brought by the Public Interest Foundation. Various issues dealing with electoral reform were involved, including whether candidates for election should be disqualified only after conviction in a criminal case,
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Urgent reform is required to restore the moral authority of the Supreme Court n November 10, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by the Chief Justice of India, in a case concerning corruption arising out of certain judicial proceedings, declared that the Chief Justice is the master of the roster with the sole prerogative
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Terms conduct of petitioners ‘unethical and unwarranted’ The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by advocate Kamini Jaiswal seeking a Special Investigation Team probe in the medical college bribery case as an effort to “create ripples” within the apex court by throwing scandalous allegations at Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Noting that the identical
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The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up West Bengal for directly approaching it against the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing the benefits of social welfare schemes. “How can the State of West Bengal come here? Let Mamata Bannerjee come and file a petition as a citizen,” a Bench of A.K. Sikri and
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SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging mandatory linkage with mobiles The Supreme Court on Monday decided to constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear petitions from November against the validity of the Aadhaar scheme. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra took the step after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said falsehoods had
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‘IB should not gauge competence of those shortlisted for judicial appointments’ Let judiciary, and not the Intelligence Bureau (IB), be the best judge of professional competence of candidates considered for judicial appointments, the Supreme Court Collegium said. The Collegium of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices J. Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi made it clear
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J&K Advocate-General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai says it’s a part of the Statute applicable only to the State Jammu and Kashmir Advocate-General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai on Friday said Article 35A, which is being contested in the Supreme Court through a number of petitions, “is not part of the Indian Constitution”. “There is an argument projected that
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Three young men representing three social constituencies have queered the pitch for the BJP in Gujarat. Smita Gupta captures the mood on the ground The driver of the taxi I take at Ahmedabad airport says, with a certainty that is surprising, that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be voted out of Gujarat in
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