The Supreme Court has given the green signal to the swearing in ceremony of B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister of Karnataka. The court however directed Yeddyurappa to produce before it the letter of support by 10.30 am on Friday when the court would continue hearing the matter.
The Supreme Court has rejected a plea filed by mining baron, Janardhan Reddy to visit Bellary for two days. Reddy had sought permission from the court to visit Bellary for two days so that he could campaign for his brother ahead of the Karnataka assembly elections.
Karnataka has told the Supreme Court that it has released more Cauvery water than Tamil Nadu is entitled to receive. The submission comes in the wake of the Supreme Court directing Karnataka to release 4 TMC of water to Tamil Nadu.
The Supreme Court while refusing to stay its order on the SC/ST atrocities act said that it was in favour of protecting the rights of these people and those guilty of committing atrocities shall be punished. The court has posted the review plea filed by the Centre to May 16.
The ever so controversial Cauvery Waters issue was raked up in the Supreme Court once again with the Bench orally ordering Karnataka to release 4 TMC of water to Tamil Nadu. The developments came in the wake of a hectic campaign that is underway for the Karnataka assembly elections 2018.
In a horrific incident, a 51-year-old woman official was chased and shot dead by the owner of a guest house at Kasauli. The incident took place after an altercation between the owner and the official during a demolition drive ordered by the Supreme Court against unauthorised structures in 13 hotels across Himachal Pradesh.
The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking two weeks times to implement the Cauvery waters verdict. The centre said that it would need more time to come up with a framework on how to implement the Cauvery verdict that was delivered by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that sought for a SIT probe into the death of the judge, B H Loya. The court while rejecting the petition that sought for a probe by the Special Investigation Team said that there was an attempt by the petitioners to malign the judiciary.
Justice Kurian Joseph has written to the Chief Justice of India stating that the very life and existence of the Supreme Court is under threat. History will not pardon us, if the court does not respond to the government’s unprecedented act of sitting on the collegium’s recommendation to elevate judge and senior advocate to the Supreme Court, he also wrote to CJI, Dipak Misra.
The Supreme Court has directed the Union Government to file a draft solution in connection with the Cauvery Waters case. The court is hearing a contempt plea filed by the Tamil Nadu government against the Centre on the Cauvery issue.