He is much higher than that: SC on petition seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi

mahatma-gandhiNew Delhi, Jan 18: Junking a petition seeking Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi, the Supreme Court said that the father of the nation is beyond that.

The court observed that Gandhi was much above the highest civilian award of the country. The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde asked, what is Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Gandhi.

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Will Nirbhaya’s killers hang on January 22? The legal obstacles that remain

nirbhaya-killNew Delhi, Jan 14: The curative petitions filed by the two convicts in the Nirbhaya case have been rejected by the Supreme Court. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan heard the petitions filed by Vinay Sharma (26) and Mukesh Kumar (32).

Mukesh Kumar and Vinay Sharma had filed curative petitions in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

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Last minutes before a hanging: What Nirbhaya’s killers will face

nirbhayaNew Delhi, Jan 09: Nirbhaya’s killers have been ordered to hang on January 22 at 7 am. If the curative petition is rejected by the Supreme Court then the killers go to the gallows. There is a process that is involved before the convicts are hanged.

Let us take a look at the last moments of a convict before he is hanged.

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Indian currency with jihadi messages: Centres tells SC, ‘will look into it’

supremeNew Delhi, Jan 08: The government has told the Supreme Court it would look into allegations that the Reserve Bank of India’s Jammu branch had exchanged currency notes to the tune of Rs 30 crore that were embossed with Kashmiri separatist slogans.

The court sought to know if the central agencies had done anything on the issue. The allegation was made in a PIL that was filed by one Satish Bharadwaj.

Children not part of NRC won’t be sent to detention centres: AG tells Supreme Court

NRC-assamNew Delhi, Jan 06: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that children will not be separated from their families and taken to detention centres if any of their parents names are included in the final NRC.

The centre made this submission after it was pointed out that 60 children had been excluded from the Assam NRC. They were excluded despite showing all documents. However their parents were included, advocate Aparna Bhat pointed out.

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Nirbhaya’s killers likely to file curative plea before seeking Presidential mercy

nirbhayaNew Delhi, Dec 24: The convicts in the Nirbhaya case have told the Tihar jail authorities that they would be filing a mercy petition only after they exhaust all legal remedies. The lawyers of three out of the four convicts said that they have the option to file a curative petition after their review had been rejected by the Supreme Court.

The curative petition is the final stage of litigation in the Supreme Court. It is filed after a review petition is rejected.

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Religious minority status to be determined pan-India, not state wise: SC

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 17: The Supreme Court has said that the minority status must be determined on a pan India basis and not on a state basis. The court was hearing a petition that sought to declare Hindus as minorities in eight states where Muslims and Christians are in majority.

While rejecting the petition, the court observed that a religious minority status cannot be declared on the basis of a state. It is to be decided on a pan-India basis, the court also held.

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Not a trial court says SC on plea to order CBI-NIA probe into CAB protests

cab-scNew Delhi, Dec 17: the Supreme Court has said that it cannot assume the jurisdiction of a trial court for whatever violence is happening all over the country. The situations may be different, facts may be different, Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde observed.

The observations came in the wake of advocate, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking a CBI-NIA probe into violence that erupted in the aftermath of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill being passed. We are not a trial court and cannot assume that jurisdiction, the CJI said.

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SC to hear absurd review plea by Nirbhaya’s killer today

nirbhaya-killers-SCNew Delhi, Dec 17: Even as preparations get underway at the Tihar jail to hang the killers of Nirbhaya, the Supreme Court will hear the review pleas of one of the convicts.

The review will be taken up in the chambers of the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde and the plea filed by Akshay Kumar would also be heard by Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan.

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Challenge to CAA: Supreme Court to batch of petitions on Wednesday

supremecourtNew Delhi, Dec 17: The Supreme Court said it will hear on December 18 pleas of the Congress and former Maharaja of Tripura Pradyot Kishor Deb Barman challenging constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will hear the pleas along with other pending matters coming up for hearing on December 18.

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