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SC refuses to ask Maharashtra to totally cut water supply to liquor industry

The apex court dismissed the petition as withdrawn after the counsel agreed to withdraw the plea

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Free speech is still free

Need for a criminal defamation law is even stronger than it was in the 19th century. SC has rightly upheld it.

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Panama Papers: SC refuses hearing of interim plea on Participatory-notes

The interim plea, which was filed in a pending PIL seeking CBI inquiry against Indian offshore bank account holders named in the Panama papers, was mentioned before the vacation bench by lawyer M L Sharma.

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Understanding silica, the ‘dust of death’

The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.

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Who belongs to the House, who doesn’t

The apex court’s ruling against a state domicile requirement for a Rajya Sabha seat must be challenged

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238 deaths later, silicosis is still the killer in Godhra’s quarries

In October 2013, the NHRC recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs each for their families and asked the state government to submit a compliance report by February 2014.

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Saharanpur man murder: SC refuses to stay CBI probe

The appeal, filed by Haryana government against the HC order dated May 9, came up for hearing before the Supreme Court vacation bench of Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice Ashok Bhushan.

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Supreme Court’s judgment on criminal defamation is the latest illustration of a syndrome

Our punitive impulses are an expression of deep institutional failure.

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Sebi to approach govt, wants amendments to securities law

Sebi plans to approach the government seeking amendments to securities law for more clarity on adjudicating officers’ discretionary powers in determining the quantum of monetary penalty in cases of violations.

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Jiah Khan suicide case: After mother’s plea, SC asks Bombay HC to expedite matter

Jiah’s boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was arrested for abetting her suicide on June 10, 2013, but released on July 2 the same year after the High Court granted him bail.

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Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board

Supreme court directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra’s quartz and stone crushing industries.

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Take up NEET next year, urge political parties, states

NEET is a common entrance test for admissions in all medical and dental colleges across the country. The second phase is scheduled for July 24, as mandated by the Supreme Court.

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Courts can’t substitute executive, must draw Lakshman rekha: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley asserted that “activism” has to be blended with “restraint”.

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Finance Ministry to soon set up panel on bad loans, work out solution

At the end of December, as many as 701 accounts with bad loans exceeding Rs 100 crore owed public sector banks (PSBs) Rs 1.63 lakh crore, while SBI accounted for the biggest chunk.

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SGPC wants House to get five years, moves apex court

The SGPC House, however, could not come into existence as, in 2011, the High Court quashed the Centre’s 2003 notification debarring Shejdharis from voting.