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All Polluting Industries Around Taj Mahal Should be Closed; UP govt to Supreme Court

Under flame for not being proactive in securing the Taj Mahal's immaculate beauty, the UP government on Tuesday filed a vision document in the Supreme Court that incorporates measures to decrease pollution in Agra and neighboring areas and announce the vicinity of the monument a 'no plastic zone'. The affidavit additionally says that like different monuments, Taj could likewise be brought under the Center's 'Adopta Heritage Scheme' under which public and private companiesRead More

Supreme Court ruled that there cannot be a complete ban on holding protests at places like Jantar Mantar

There cannot be a “complete ban” on holding protests and sit-ins at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club in New Delhi, the Supreme Court said on Monday as it asked the Centre to frame guidelines to grant the necessary permission to hold such events. The Supreme Court bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan today ruled that there can not be a blanket ban on protests in Central Delhi. Allowing the non violent protest in Jantar Mantar and different regions in Central Delhi the Court has asked the police to frame the rules and regulations. The bench said there was a need to strike a harmony between clashing rights, for example, such as the right to protest and right of citizens to live peacefullRead More

Marital Rape Hearing- Marriage doesn’t mean wife always ready for sex: Delhi High Court

Marriage does not mean that a woman is always consenting for physical relations with her husband, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed and also held that physical force is not nececessary for constituting the offence of rape. Hearing petitions requesting criminalisation of marital rape, the Delhi High Court allegedly asserted that marriage does not imply thatRead More

Supreme Court asks Parliament to bring in special law against lynching as offence and punishment

The Supreme Court today requested that Parliament pass law establishing lynching as a separate offence with punishment, to deal with the incidents of lyncnhing across the country saying ‘mobocracy can’t take over’ and that law and order is the government’s responsibility. “we think it appropriate to recommend to the legislatureRead More

SC:"The government wants to tap citizens' WhatsApp messages. It will be like creating a surveillance state,".

Supreme Court issues notice to Union government on a plea against the project to track "digital media chatter from all core social media platforms" The Supreme Court on Friday took a solid note of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data, observing that it will be "like creating a surveillance state." A seat of Chief JusticeRead More

SC: Relationship with the deceased is not, by itself, a ground for affecting the credibility of a witness.

In the case, the Two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court including Justices R. Bhanumathi and Ranjan Gogoi have pondered on some basic aspects of Criminal Law especially the issue whether relationship can be a ground influencing the credibility of a witness? In the instant case, the Appellant challenged the Bombay High Court's judgement, whereby the Court while turning down the judgment of the acquittal of the appellants, convicted them under Sections 147, 148, 302 read with 149 IPC and sentenced them to undergo life imprisonment. Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court dismisses Review Petition of Nirbhaya convicts, Nirbhaya's Rapists Will Hang

A Three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumati and Ashok Bhushan has expelled the review petitions filed by death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case and maintained capital punishment granted to them. “there is no error apparent upon the face of the record”, said the bench. The review petitions had challenged the judgment of the Supreme Court conveyed on May 5, 2017 affirming capital punishment for all the four accused.Read More

Uttarakhand HC declares "Animal" as "legal person"

Developing a past judgment in which it acknowledged the Ganga and Yamuna streams as legal enities, the High Court of the Indian province of Uttarakhand currently grants legal rights to the ecosystem. In a leading 57-page judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has announced that "all members of the animal kingdom including birds and aquatic life have similar rights as humans".Read More

The LG is not superior to the elected chief minister, the top court added

In a massive win for Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court today decided that his government is the final authority in Delhi, with five judges consistently concurring that "real power lies with the elected government of Delhi" "The cabinet must convey all decisions to the Lieutenant Governor but his concurrence is not required in all matters," the court stated, making it obvious that the Lt Governor isn't the boss.Read More

PIL filed on the basis of newspaper cutting are not PIL at all: Supreme Court

“What kind of PILs are you filing. You read some newspaper report and straight away come to court.. and such reckless personal allegations against some one. These PILs are not PILs at all” : SC bench to petitioner advocate M L Sharma. The Supreme Court today rejected a public interest litigation by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma looking for a court-observed SIT probe into the multi-crore PNB scam in the wake of taking serious note of personal leveled against the Prime Minister and Finance Minister.Read More

Uber Granted Licence To Operate In London For 15 Months

Uber won a legitimate offer on Tuesday to reestablish its working permit in London after a judge overturned an earlier decision and conceded the ride-hailing application a 15-month allow. The capital's vehicle specialist stripped the American firm of its permit last September in the midst of security and safety concerns, however Uber appealed the decision and was permitted to keep working while the case was heard.Read More

Swachh Bharat Mission:Uttrakhand High Court Ordered To File FIR Against Those Found Misappropriating Toilet Funds

The Uttarakhand High Court has guided the State to enlist FIRs against those in charge of the affirmed misappropriation of assets allotted for toilet construction for BPL families in Dehradun locale under the Swachh Bharat Mission.The Bench containing Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal Singh observed, “The Swatch Bharat Mission 2014 is the most laudable project undertaken by the Central Government and the State Government for maintaining high level of hygiene and cleanliness in the urban/rural areas.Read More