Docket explosion: Why SC activated Article 224A, which was lying dormant for 58 years

New Delhi, Apr 21: An article in the Indian Constitution that has been dormant for 58 years has been activated by the Supreme Court to allow appointment of retired High Court judges as ad hoc judges for two to five years.

The decision to activate Article 224A of the Constitution was taken to clear the huge pendency of cases in the judiciary.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde clarified that the appointment of ad hoc judges would not be against the vacancies in the sanctioned strength of judges in a HC. 

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Farmer unions want new members on SC appointed panel

New Delhi, Jan 17: A farmer union requested the Supreme Court on Saturday to remove the remaining three members of the committee it had set up to resolve the impasse over the three contentious farm laws, and select people who can do the job “on the basis of mutual harmony”. 

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Farmers doubtful even as Centre willing to hold next round of talks

New Delhi, Jan 14: With the Supreme Court staying the farm laws, there is a shadow over the next round of talks between the farmers’ unions and the Centre scheduled to take place on tomorrow. 

While there is no official word as yet on the next round of talks, some unions feel that there is no point in having parallel round of talks in the wake of the Supreme Court setting up a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers. 

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Farmer protests: SC to deliver verdict on Tuesday

New Delhi, Jan 11: The Supreme Court has asked if the farm laws be put on hold for sometime.

We do not know what negotiations are on between the farmer unions and Centre, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde said. The court will deliver its verdict on Tuesday. 

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SC suggests names of former CJI R M Lodha to head panel to solve farm laws protests

Former CJI R M Lodha

New Delhi, Jan 11: The Supreme Court has asked if the farm laws be put on hold for sometime. We do not know what negotiations are on between the farmer unions and Centre, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde said.

The SC hearing a challenge to the farm laws made by the Centre. The court also remarked that it is very disappointed with the way the entire process is going. 

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Constitutional coup: Oli’s decision to dissolve Nepal’s Parliament challenged in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Dec 22: The opponents of K P Sharma Oli have moved the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament. They have termed the decision taken by Oli as a constitutional coup.

The spokesperson of the Supreme Court, Bhadrakali Pokharel said that three petitions against the dissolution were in the process of being registered. Under the Constitution, the Prime Minister has no prerogative to dissolve Parliament, lawyer Dinesh Tripathi, one of the petitioners said. 

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Kesavananda Bharti and others vs State of Kerala: When democracy was saved in 1973

Kesavananda Bharti

New Delhi, Sep 07: Kesavananda Bharti will always remain etched in the history of India. He lent his name to one of the most iconic cases in India called the Kesavananda Bharti and others vs the State of Kerala. It was on his petition that the Supreme Court delivered the landmark verdict. 

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Sushant Singh Rajput case: When Supreme Court created history under Article 142

sushantsinghNew Delhi, Aug 19: It was a first in the Supreme Court, when a single judge Bench of the Supreme Court exercised its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy ordered a CBI probe while presiding over a single judge Bench in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Justice Roy said that to ensure public confidence in the investigation and to do complete justice in the matter, this Court considers it appropriate to invoke the powers conferred by Article 142 of the Constitution.

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Fact check portals based on perception, conjecture, surmises, Centre tells SC in Tablighi case

tablighi-jamaat-1New Delhi, Aug 07: The Centre on Friday while responding to a petition filed in the Supreme Court in the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation of Tablighi Jamaat case defended the rights of the media to reports facts.

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Rhea grabbed Sushant’s money, gave him overdose of medicines: Bihar cops tell SC

rhea-sushantNew Delhi, Aug 07: The Bihar government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing Rhea Chakraborty and her family of coming in contact with Sushant Singh Rajput with an intention of grabbing his money.

The affidavit said that Rhea and her family came in contact with Sushant with the sole intention of grabbing his money and later painting a false a picture of his mental illness.

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