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Make guidelines to blacklist defaulter builders: Supreme Court

Make guidelines to blacklist defaulter builders: Supreme Court

The top court asserted that the sealing drive will continue in Delhi. It directed Delhi Police to ensure adequate protections to officers involved in the sealing of illegal and unauthorised buildings.

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Sealing, demolition of unauthorised structures in Delhi will continue: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court also issued directions that any unauthorised construction noticed or booked by authorities have to be stopped immediately and that adequate police protection be provided to officers carrying out the sealing drive.

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Mobocracy can’t be the new normal, get a law to punish lynching: SC to Govt

The bench said the law and order machinery in the states have the “principal obligation to see that vigilantism, be it cow vigilantism or any other vigilantism of any perception, does not take place”.

SC reserves Section 377 verdict: ‘If rights are violated, we can’t wait for majoritarian Govts to act’

Section 377 case in SC: The bench indicated that it would only read down Section 377 in so far as consensual acts are concerned with CJI Misra observing that there will be anarchy if it goes away entirely.

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On Lokpal, Supreme Court exudes hope that selection meet tomorrow will form search panel

The selection committee comprises the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, the Lok Sabha Speaker, the leader of the largest opposition party, and an eminent jurist.

Supreme Court refuses to stay rules on health warning for tobacco products

Seeking a stay on the notifications, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the petitioners, said there has to be “some freedom of choice” or else “business should be closed.”

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Shia Waqf Board’s ‘un-Islamic’ flag ban plea

Calling such flags “un-Islamic”, the petitioner said it resembled the flag of the Pakistan Muslim League, a political party in an “enemy country” and sought action against those who hoist it in India.

Fast-track lynching, mob violence cases, hand maximum sentence: SC

Supreme Court to see if Centre nod needed for FIR against soldiers under AFSPA

AFSPA: The question cropped up in the wake of a petition filed by Lt Col Karamveer Singh, father of Major Aditya Kumar of 10 Garhwal Rifles, seeking quashing of an FIR registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Fast-track lynching, mob violence cases, hand maximum sentence: SC

UP govt to Supreme Court: Will restore anticipatory bail provision

The court was hearing a PIL by advocate Sanjeev Bhatnagar who prayed that the provision should be available in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as it is in the rest of the country.

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Shia Waqf Board’s plea against ‘un-Islamic’ flags

The plea states that such flags are being hoisted in Muslim-dominated areas with “utmost impunity” and allegedly cause tension between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Who posts, transfers Delhi bureaucrats?

AAP Govt says Supreme Court ruling gives it control of services but L-G cites a central notification. What is this notification?

Why track social media chatter

How govt explains need for Social Media Communications Hub, why some have raised concerns.

Fast-track lynching, mob violence cases, hand maximum sentence: SC

SC’s dismissal of Dec 16 rape case review raises troubling questions about lawyers’ ethics, court process

The SC had previously ruled “all the three dying declarations are true, voluntary and consistent.” Therefore, the standard for review was not satisfied.

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HC judge posts: Central government forwards 69 name to SC collegium

The 69 names were forwarded to the apex court collegium on July 9 — after the completion of background check by the Intelligence Bureau, it is learnt.

Can petrol, diesel prices be made same for four wheelers, Supreme Court asks Centre

A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta suggested that the government could contemplate fixing price of diesel and petrol on par for four wheelers, other than goods vehicles.