Only politics and nothing else, Maharashtra tells SC on Judge Loya’s death

There is nothing amiss in the death of Judge, B H Loya and there is only politics in it said the Maharashtra government in the Supreme Court. Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the state of Maharashtra told a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra that the petitions, in this case, were politically motivated with an intention to target BJP National President, Amit Shah.

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Strike balance between national and humanitarian interest, SC on Rohingya issue

rohingyahydThe Supreme Court on Friday told the centre to strike a balance between national and human interest. While almost directing the centre not to deport the Rohingya Muslims from the country, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra said that a balance needs to be struck.

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SC questions WhatsApp’s dual standards for India and rest of world on data sharing

whatsappWhatsApp is good, but fundamental rights of a citizen more important, the Supreme Court observed. A five judge constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra was hearing petitions which had raised concerns over the privacy issues surrounding the popular messaging service WhatsApp.

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Release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to TN, SC tells Karnataka

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Karnataka to continue releasing 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu on a daily basis. The court also posted the matter for final hearing on July 11.

Karnataka would have to continue releasing water to TN until the SC hears the matter next, a Division Bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra said.

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Differently abled persons exempted from standing while National Anthem is played in theaters

nationalanthemNew Delhi, Dec 9: The Supreme Court today exempted differently abled persons from standing up while the National Anthem is being played in cinema halls.
The order was modified by a Bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra. Recently the Supreme Court said that it was mandatory for movie theaters to play the National Anthem before a movie starts. The SC also made it mandatory that all theater owners must display the National Flag on the screen before the start of a movie.

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Supreme Court refuses to review ban on Jallikattu

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547The Supreme Court today rejected a review petition filed by Tamil Nadu challenging the ban on Jallikattu (taming of the bull). Tamil Nadu had moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of an earlier order that imposed a ban on Jallikattu.

On the last date of hearing, the court had observed that the bull cannot be used as a tool for entertainment for human being inflicting cruelty. The observations were made by a Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and R Nariman.

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Cauvery: SC reserves verdict on maintainability of appeals filed by Kar, TN

cauveryNew Delhi, Oct 19: The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on the maintainability of the appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in connection with the Cauvery issue.
The Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra, Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar heard all three parties and the centre at length and said it would decide on whether the appeals are maintainable or not.

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Cauvery Row: Keep the water flowing, 2000 cusecs a day, to Tamil Nadu, SC tells Karnataka

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042The Supreme Court today directed Karnataka to keep 2,000 cusecs of water flowing daily to Tamil Nadu until it decided on the maintainability of the appeals filed by both parties to the dispute, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Both states had challenged the 2007 final award of the Cauvery Waters Tribunal. The three-judge bench, comprising Justices Dipak Mishra, Amitava Roy and Khanwilkar, adjourned hearing on the matter to Wednesday..

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Cauvery row: When Nariman told Supreme Court, “Do not embarrass me”

fali-s-nariman-ptiBengaluru, Oct 5: Fali S Nariman, senior counsel arguing for the state of Karnataka in the Cauvery case had some interesting points to make before the Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and U U Lalit.

From questioning the court’s logic of deciding the quantum of water to be released to telling the Bench, “please do not embarrass me,” Nariman was at his best on Tuesday.

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Centre challenges constitution of Cauvery Management Board, says it is legislative function

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042New Delhi, Oct 3: The union government on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the order which directed the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi mentioned before a Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and U U Lalit that this is a legislative function and the court does not have jurisdiction over the matter. The court will now take up this matter on October 4th.

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