Panama papers: Reprieve for Nawaz Sharif, SC order JIT probe

nawazThe Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the formation of a joint investigation team to probe prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in connection with the Panama papers case. A five-judge bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan delivered a 3-2 split verdict in the matter.

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SC pulls up Indian Army for staying mum in Manorama case

manoramaThe Supreme Court while citing a judicial probe in the 2004 Manorama murder case in Manipur questioned the Indian Army about its silence. The court asked the Army why it chose to remain silent despite the commission of inquiry being set up by the Manipur government. The commission noted that the girl who was killed in 2004 had suffered brutal and merciless torture by a team of the 17 Assam rifles.

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NEET on schedule: SC says exam will be held on May 7

neetThe NEET examinations will be held as per schedule on May 7. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to reschedule the date of the NEET examination which will be held on May 7.

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When SC reminded Kapil Sibal about who introduced EVMs in India

kapilsibal“Wasn’t it your party that introduced the Electronic Voting Machines, Mr Kapil Sibal?” This is what the Supreme Court had to say to the Congressman and senior advocate Sibal who said that the concept of EVMs is only being used in South America.

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SC notice to Union govt on EVM use without paper trail

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The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Union government among others on a petition challenging the use of EVMs without a paper trail.

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Don’t demoralise the armed forces, overturn AFSPA order: Centre in SC

AFSPA_Delhi_20111105_2_3The Centre sought to overcome a Supreme Court order which had negated the protection against prosecution available to the armed forces personnel under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. In a curative petition filed, the Centre told the SC if the order is implemented, then it would be difficult to deal with counter-insurgency operations especially in states such as Jammu and Kashmir.

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History made as SC orders closure of mobile tower on cancer patient’s plea

mobiletowerA domestic help from Gwalior got justice before the Supreme Court after his plea to shut down a mobile tower on the ground that he got cancer because of it was allowed. Harish Chand Tiwari moved a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the electromagnetic radiation from the tower afflicted him with cancer.

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Those with old currency hold on: SC will decide in July on exchange

rbioldnotesThose who have left over demonetised notes could wait in hope till July. The Supreme Court said that it would take a final call in July whether demonetised currency could be exchanged or not. The Supreme Court would be breaking for vacation and would resume in July.

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Cow vigilantism: SC seeks reply from Rajasthan

cowsmugglingThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Rajasthan government on a petition relating to cow vigilantism. Notices were issued to six other states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand on the same issue. The SC has sought a reply from these states in three weeks.

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Cauvery: SC rejects Karnataka’s review to release 6,000 cusecs water

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042The Supreme Court has rejected Karnataka’s review plea in the Cauvery waters case. Karnataka has sought a review of the SC order directing the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

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