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Ayodhya arguments likely to be completed by October 18, says Supreme Court

The court had earlier asked the litigants to file schedules of presenting their arguments. The judgement in country’s most politically charged dispute is expected to be delivered by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is due to retire on November 17 this year.

September 18,2019

Case update

NGT rejects plea challenging implementation of odd-even vehicle rationing scheme in Delhi

The plea filed by advocate Gaurav Bansal claimed the Central Pollution Control Board and Delhi Pollution Control Committee have unequivocally said that odd-even policy, which was implemented in 2016, has failed to curb air pollution in the national capital region.

September 18,2019

Ayodhya

Ayodhya mediation panel wants to resume negotiations, moves Supreme Court

 On Monday, the Ayodhya mediation panel moved the apex court, saying the stakeholders in the panel demanded that negotiations be resumed. The panel has clarified that the parties are not seeking to stop the court proceedings.

September 16,2019

Case update

Where is Farooq Abdullah? Supreme Court notice to Centre, J&K over MDMK chief Vaiko's petition

The top court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on Tamil Nadu politician and MDMK chief Vaiko's habeas corpus petition on detained former Jammu and Kashmir Cheif minister, Farooq Abdullah, post the abrogation of Article 370.

September 16,2019

Governance

‘Squarely blame Supreme Court for economic slowdown’: Harish Salve in conversation with Indira Jaising 

Besides the apex court, he held “faulty” implementation of the demonetisation policy partly responsible for the downswing.

September 15,2019

Case update

‘How many more litres of blood?’: Madras High Court raps Tamil Nadu government over techie's death 

A day after a 23-year-old techie was killed in Chennai when a hoarding fell on her two-wheeler, the court said on Friday it was tired of passing orders prohibiting use of hoardings and banners by the roads and pavements.

September 13,2019

Case update

Supreme Court to examine in January provisions on issuance of passport to an accused

The apex court will look into the constitutional validity of a provision in passport law and a notification providing for issuance of passport for only one year to an accused person on receipt of a 'no objection certificate' from a court.

September 13,2019

The Kashmir Conversation

J&K High Court allows two National Conference MPs to meet Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah

Two National Conference MPs, Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone, had petitioned the court requesting that they should be allowed to meet the detained party leaders, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.

September 13,2019

Judiciary

Supreme Court issues statement to defend collegium’s transfer policy

Madras High Court Chief Justice VK Tahilramani’s transfer to Meghalaya High Court and her subsequent decision to quit had followed a blizzard of critical articles in the media.

September 13,2019

Environment & Forest Rights

Forest Rights Act:  Supreme Court extends its stay on eviction of tribals and other dwellers

While the top court continued its interim order passed on February 28 and put on hold the evictions of rejected claimants, it has agreed to hear the matter on November 25 for final arguments in the case

September 13,2019

INX Media case: Delhi High Court issues notice to CBI over Chidambram’s bail plea

 The court didn’t consider senior advocate Kapil Sibal’s request for allowing daily family visits and home food for Chidambaram in Tihar jail.

September 12,2019

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