SC to decide if a man can be tried for raping his wife

Senior advocate Indira Jaisingh appeared on behalf of the wife and urged the court not to interfere with the order of the High Court.

New Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine if a man can be tried for raping his wife despite the immunity provided to the husbands under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court is set to deliver its verdict today on the validity of Exception 2 of Sections 375 (rape) in the IPC that makes a husband immune to marital rape charges provided the minor is not a minor.

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SC tells state boards to declare Class 12 results by July 31

New Delhi, June 24: The Supreme Court has said that the state boards must prepare an internal assessment scheme for the Class 12 exams and declare the results on the basis of the assessment by July 31. 

The court said that the internal assessment needs to be formulated within 10 days. The court however refused to order a uniform scheme for evaluating Class 12 marks across all boards in the country. Each board is independent and autonomous the court said. However the judicial review of the validity by the Supreme Court cannot be stopped the Bench also said. So far 21 states have cancelled and six have conducted the Class 12 exams. 

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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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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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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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