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SC ordered 10 lakh compensation to a 10 years old girl after she gave birth to a baby.

The Supreme Court today directed the Bihar government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to a destitute woman who was allegedly raped and not allowed to abort her 26-week pregnancy after a medical board’s opinion. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it has passed a slew of directions and set aside the Patna […]

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SC: Contempt Jurisdiction extends to the Protection of Registry

The Apex court was hearing a contempt petition against the advocate on record, Mohit Chaudhary.  Recently the Apex Court, suo motu, initiated a contempt petition against Mohit Chaudhary. On 7 April 2017, he made his first mentioning in an extremely agitated and aggressive manner according to the court.   The contention of the advocate appearing before […]

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SC forms a panel to examine 241 cases in the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots

The Supreme Court on Wednesday forms a panel to examine 241 cases which were closed by Special Investigation Team (SIT).  The panel will comprise of two retired Supreme Court judges. The name of the judges has not been finalized yet. The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by S Gurlad Singh Kahlon, a member […]

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​Supreme Court directs NIA to conduct the Investigation in Hadiya Case

The bench comprising Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud recently allowed the interim application moved by National Investigation Agency to proceed with the investigation in matter of Shafin Jahan Vs Asokan K.M and others under section 6 of the National Investigation Agency(NIA) Act,2008. The court also directed State Investigation Agency in kerala to […]

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SC directed ASG to investigate on aspect of person making bomb in Rajiv gandhi’s assassination

The SC today directed the Centre to inform it about the investigation on the aspect of conspiracy behind making of the bomb that had killed former Prime Minister Rajiv gandhi. The apex court asked the government about the probe being carried out on this aspect, after one of the convicts in the assassination case claimed […]

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Bombay HC: Hindu god’s name cannot be allowed to claim monopoly over trademarks

Names of Hindu Gods are “not exclusive and nobody can be allowed to claim monopoly over such words as trademarks or trade names”, the Bombay high court (HC) said. “Prima facie, we find substance in the submissions of the learned counsel appearing for the defendant [GEBI Products] that the names of Hindu Gods are not […]

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PIL was filed in Delhi HC against BLUE WHALE challenge

A PIL was moved on Wednesday in Delhi High Court seeking directions to internet companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo to take down the links of ‘Blue Whale’, a challenge-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to deaths of several children worldwide. The petition was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita […]

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After hearing a PIL Bombay HC has prohibited bullock cart races till rules are not made to govern the race.

The order the Bombay High Court came during the hearing of a PIL filed by Ajay Marathe, a Pune-resident, who had contended the bullocks are ‘naturally’ not meant for such racing like horses. Getting bullocks to race involves inflicting severe punishment on them, according to him. PTI file photo In a blow to the Maharashtra […]

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SC: What is to be taught in Schools is not a Fundamental Right

The Apex Court recently rejected a PIL which urged the court to frame National Yoga Policy and to make yoga compulsory for classes from 1 to 8.  The present PIL was filed by lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, and J C Seth.  The contention of the petitioner was that Right to Health […]

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Bombay HC directed CISF to consider the petition of candidate having tattoos

A division bench of Justices Naresh Patil and Z.A. Haq was hearing a writ petition filed by Sangharsh Lonekar challenging the decision of the Central armed police force to oust him from the selection process for the post of sub-inspector. The Bombay high court has directed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to consider the […]

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