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SC directs medical examination of arrested YSRCP rebel MP

New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday directed that the arrested YSR Congress party rebel MP K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, who has alleged assault by CID officials in custody, be taken to Army Hospital at Secunderabad for medical examination. A division bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai passed the order in a special leave petition filed by Raju.

‘Approach Upper Yamuna River Board,’ SC tells DJB on water shortage...

New Delhi, May 7 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to approach the Upper Yamuna River Board on its petition regarding the acute shortage of water supply from Haryana and Punjab. A three-judge Bench of Justice Nageswara Rao, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian said that the apex court gives liberty to the petitioner to approach Upper Yamuna River Board and the DJB shall consider representation to be made expeditiously.

Centre is answerable to people of Delhi: SC over oxygen shortage

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday reminded the central government that it has a "special responsibility" towards Delhi and is also answerable to the people of the national capital. "Delhi represents the nation and there is hardly anyone ethnically Delhite…You have a special responsibility as the Centre", Justice DY Chandrachud of a three-judge bench said as quoted by Livelaw.

SC grants interim stay on Allahabad HC’s order to impose lockdown...

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Allahabad High Court order to impose a lockdown in the five cities of Uttar Pradesh on account of the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued a notice in the appeal filed by the Uttar Pradesh government returnable in two weeks.

SC judges to work from home after staff test COVID +...

New Delhi, Apr 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday decided that all judges will hold sittings via video conferences from home after many of its staff tested positive for the COVID-19. All the judges will hold video hearings from their respective residences and all the courtrooms are currently being sanitised. In view of the development, all the benches which were scheduled to sit at 1030 hrs sat at 1130 hrs, while those scheduled to sit at 1100 hrs deferred it to 1200 hrs today. India on Monday registered 1,68,912 new COVID-19 cases and 904 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the 6th highest single-day rise in seven days.

SC seeks Centre’s response on cancellation of ration cards not linked...

New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond on the cancellation of around 30 million ration cards not linked with Aadhaar cards across the country between 2013 and 2016, leading to alleged denial of rations and starvation deaths.

SC rules govt employee can’t be appointed as Election Commissioner

New Delhi, Mar 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday said that a person serving state or central government cannot be appointed as Election Commissioner (EC) as it sacrifices independence of the election and makes a mockery of law.

SC junks plea against EC’s decision to hold polls in 8...

New Delhi, Mar 9 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition challenging the Election Commission's decision to conduct the West Bengal Assembly polls over eight phases. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was hearing the plea that sought directions to the EC to stop it from holding the Assembly elections in the state in an “unequal manner” in eight phases and also to bar the BJP and its leaders from using "Jai Shri Ram" as a slogan during the campaign.

Odisha approaches SC against AP over Kotia border dispute

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) The decades old border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh (AP) over Kotia panchayat has once again reached the Supreme Court after Odisha alleged that the AP has taken over certain villages violating the top court's earlier order.

SC stays dismantling of INS Viraat

New Delhi, Feb 10 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat, on a plea by a firm which wanted to convert the ship into a maritime museum & multi-functional adventure centre. The aircraft carrier was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1987 after which it served for almost 30 years and was decommissioned in March 2017.
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