As Chidambaram’s fate dangles in SC, Tihar authorities ready Jail Number 7

chidamabaram-arrestNew Delhi, Aug 24: Former finance minister, P Chidambaram was granted some relief by the Supreme Court after it was said that the Enforcement Directorate cannot arrest him in connection with the INX Media case.

Chidambaram is currently in CBI custody. The court would on Monday also hear his plea against the action of the CBI, which arrested him earlier this week and obtained his remand until August 26.

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Give it time, Supreme Court tells petitioners who sought easing of curbs in Kashmir

On the petition filed by Kashmir Times editor, Anuradha Bhasin, Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said, “ we would like to give it some time. I have read in the newspapers that landlines will be restored by evening.” Justice S A Bobde added, “ the landlines are working.

I got a call from the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Advocate Vrinda Grover then told the court that only a select few are able to use landlines.

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India can’t be refugee capital of world, Centre tells SC on NRC matter

NRC-assamNew Delhi, July 19: India cannot be the refugee capital of the world, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. The Centre requested the court to allow the sample re-verification to the extent of 20 per cent.

The Centre said that lakhs of people have been wrongly included into the final draft of the NRC, especially in those districts bordering Bangladesh. This has happened due to complicity with local officers.

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Courtesy SC order, the whip too can’t save a sinking ship in Karnataka

Vidhana_Soudha_KarnatakaBengaluru, July 17: With the Supreme Court delivering its verdict, the rebel MLAs are at liberty to abstain from the trust vote proceedings to be held in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday at 11 am.

As a result of the SC verdict, the MLAs cannot be compelled to attend the House. This would mean a whip issued by the JD(S) or Congress compelling them to be present will not be applicable.

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With liberty granted to rebels, SC spells trouble for Kumaraswamy government

kumar-worriedBengaluru, July 17: The Supreme Court has left it to the discretion of the 15 rebel MLAs on whether they would want to attend the trust vote proceedings in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly tomorrow.

It may be recalled at the time the arguments closed on Tuesday, the rebels represented by their advocate Mukul Rohatgi had urged the court to pass an order, which would not make it mandatory for them to attend the proceedings.

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Karnataka crisis lives on another day: All action shifts to legislative session, Supreme Court

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Bengaluru, July 11: The Karnataka crisis continues to drag on. The Speaker of the legislative assembly who met with the rebel MLAs said that he would need more time before he can decide on the resignations.

This would mean that he would go through the resignations and only accept them if he is convinced. The matter will now be back in the Supreme Court, which will hear the case as the Speaker, Ramesh Kumar is supposed to convey his decision.

The Supreme Court which had directed the Speaker to meet the MLAs today at 6 pm also said that he should convey to them his decision on Friday.

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PMO monitoring Rafale deal does not tantamount to parallel negotiations: Centre tells SC

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New Delhi, May 04: The Centre has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the order that gave the government a clean chit in the Rafale case should not be re-looked into or reviewed.

The Centre also said that the Prime Minister’s Office monitoring the Rafale deal does not tantamount to parallel negotiations.

Rahul expresses regret over Rafale statement in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Apr 22: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has told the Supreme Court that he regrets his remark made in connection with the Rafale case.

Rahul Gandhi filed his reponse in connection with a contempt plea that was filed against him by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

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Rahul’s comments on Rafale not part of our observations: SC

rahulgandhi22New Delhi, Apr 15: The Supreme Court has issued notices to Congress president, Rahul Gandhi for his statements on the Rafale deal.

The court is hearing a contempt plea against Rahul. The court has asked him to explain his comments.

SC fines Mamata govt for shadow ban on political satire, says can’t silence speech for fear of mob

New Delhi, Apr 11: The Supreme Court today fined the West Bengal government of Rs 20 lakh for a shadow ban on political satire ‘Bhobishyoter Bhoot.’ The court said that free speech cannot be silenced for the fear of the mob.

Don’t want a film, don’t turn the pages of a book, dont hear what’s not music to the ears, but you cannot curb freedom of others, the court said.

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