SC pulls up Delhi government over RFID systems

rfidNew Delhi, Aug 22: The Supreme Court on Monday took to task the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government for dragging its feet on the installation of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems. The court told the Delhi government to be progressive and forward thinking rather being obstructionist.
When asked why the project had not taken off, the government submitted that the transport department wanted to rethink about RFID. Although it had agreed at a meeting, it had later said that it wanted to rethink on the same, the government also told the Supreme Court.

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SC notice to ECI on plea seeking immediate disqualification of convicted MLAs

Friday sought a response from the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition which alleged that elected representatives continue as MLAs despite a conviction by courts in rural areas. The petition seeks to disqualify lawmakers after conviction and alleged that the same is not being implemented.
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Should governments use defamation to stifle criticism: SC will decide in Vijaykanth case

Does having a different opinion or being critical in a democracy give governments the right to slap a defamation case? This is an aspect that will be examined by the Supreme Court of India. A Bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and C Nagappan yesterday issued notices to Tamil Nadu government among others on a petition challenging the prosecution in a defamation case.
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Uttarakhand verdict: SC to open sealed cover by 12.30 PM

uttarakhand-mapNew Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court will open the sealed cover containing the Uttarakhand floor test results at 12.30 today. The announcement of the results will be made following this.

The court would also pronounce a verdict on when the winner of the floor test can take over as Chief Minister.

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Uttarakhand: 9 disqualified MLAs cannot vote in floor test on Tuesday

uttarakhand-mapNew Delhi, May 9: The Supreme Court today denied interim relief to the 9 disqualified MLAs in the Uttarakhand assembly.
As a result of this order the 9 MLAs who were disqualified will not be able to vote in the floor test to be held on Tuesday at Uttarakhand.
The court posted hearing on the matter to July 12.

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Uttarakhand: Centre files appeal in SC, registry told to list matter for hearing

New Delhi, Apr 22: The Union Government on Friday sought a stay on the High Court verdict which set aside President’s rule in Uttarakhand. After the High Court delivered its verdict on Thursday, the union government had immediately decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court.
Today the matter was mentioned before a Bench comprising Justice Dipak Mishra by the Attorney General of India. After the matter was mentioned the court directed the government to file the same before the registry and seek that the matter be listed.

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Teesta setalvad’s arrest stayed till October by SC

teestaNew Delhi, Sep 11: The Supreme Court of India has extended the stay on the arrest of Teesta Setalvad and her husband until October 15.
The court had on an earlier date stayed her arrest after she had moved the Supreme Court seeking anticipatory bail.

Today when the matter came up for further hearing, the Supreme Court ordered that the stay on the arrest would continue until October 15th. Teesta’s arrest stayed till Oct by SC

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