No prior sanction required to try retired government official: Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 06: The Supreme Court in an important judgment has said that there is no need to seek sanction to try retired government officials. The court observed that such protection is available only to public servant during his service.

A Bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra said that the requirement for sanction under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is only for the serving government employees. There is no bar to initiate prosecution after retirement for the offence committed during the service period.

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What are the responsibilities and who is a pro-tem Speaker

maha-assemblyNew Delhi, Nov 26: The floor test in Maharashtra will be conducted by a pro-tem Speaker as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

Who is a pro-tem speaker, what is his or her role. Let us find out.

Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

supremeNew Delhi, Nov 26: The Supreme Court has ordered that an open ballot floor test shall be held in Maharashtra on November 27, Wednesday.

A Bench comprising Justices N V Ramanna, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said that the proceedings will be recorded and also will be telecast live. Further, the Bench said that the pro-tem Speaker shall be appointed immediately.

The pro-tem Speaker will conduct the floor test. The administration of oath to all the members shall be completed by 5 pm, following which the floor test will be held, the Bench also ordered.

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Maharashtra government floor test: Top court to pass orders on November 25, after perusing relevant

ncp-bjp-sc-mnThe Supreme Court will pass orders on the issue related to the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar and the floor test to be taken up on Monday (November 25) at 10: 30 am.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court would pass appropriate orders on a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress on the Maharashtra issue tomorrow (November 25). A bench headed by justice NV Ramana posted the matter for hearing tomorrow.

The court directed Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta to produce before it the letter of the Governor inviting Devendra Fadnavis to form the government by tomorrow. The court said that the letter should be placed before it at 10.30 am, following which it would peruse the same and pass appropriate orders.

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Security tight, snipers in place as lakhs set to throng Ayodhya on Tuesday

New Delhi, Nov 06: Hectic preparations are on as the Supreme Court gets set to deliver the Ayodhya verdict. In the backdrop of the same over 10 lakh Hindus are expected to reach Ayodhya next Tuesday to attend a religious event. This has raised security concerns and the officials are monitoring the situation closely.

A close tab is being kept on the statements by leaders as well as posts on social media. The government is planning major curbs on the social media ahead of the verdict.

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Thumbs up for Rafale deal, no irregularities, no commercial favouritism found

Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.comNew Delhi, Dec 14: The Supreme Court of India has found no irregularities in the government’s decision making process to procure the 36 Rafale jets from Dassault under the Indo-French intergovernmental agreement.

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Revealed: Contents of Yeddyurappa’s letters to Governor

The two letters written by B S Yeddyurappa to the Governor of Karnataka will be under scrutiny by the Supreme Court.

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Prevailing situation in Supreme Court ‘disastrous’ says former CJI R M Lodha

The prevailing situation in the Supreme Court is disastrous said former Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha. He said although the CJI was the master of the roster, the allocation of cases has to be fair and in the interest of the institution.

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Kerala becomes first state to challenge Supreme Court’s SC/ST verdict

The Kerala government became the first state to file a separate review petition challenging the March 20 verdict of the Supreme Court which banned the immediate arrest of a person under the SC/ST act.

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Re-tweets can land you in a defamation suit: Supreme Court

twitterThe Supreme Court has observed that a re-tweet can be defamatory. The observation was made by the Supreme Court while rejecting a plea filed by AAP leader Raghav Chadda.

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