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    SC sets up panel to investigate Meerut fire
    New Delhi, July 31 : The Supreme Court Thursday appointed Justice (retd.) S.B. Sinha as one-man commission to inquire into the 2006 fire tragedy at a consumer exhibition in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut that left 64 people dead and hundreds injured.

    SC sets up panel to investigate Meerut fire
    New Delhi, July 31 : The Supreme Court Thursday set up a one-member commission headed by Justice (retd.) S.B. Sinha to investigate the 2006 fire in a fair at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh that left 65 people dead.

    SC asks Roy, Tihar jail to work out conferencing facility details
    New Delhi, July 30 : The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Sahara group and Tihar jail authorities to work out concrete modalities for conferencing facilities that could be extended to company chairman Subrata Roy and two other directors for negotiating with buyers for the group's three hotels in ...

    SC tells Supertech builders to refund principal amount
    New Delhi, July 30 : The Supreme Court Wednesday directed Suptertech builders to refund by Aug 30 the principal amount to 53 allottees of its residential blocks in Noida that were ordered to be demolished by the Allahabad High Court for not complying with building laws.

    Litigation between Sethi, Ashraf has harmed PCB, cricket in Pak: SC
    Karachi, July 29 : The Pakistani Supreme Court observed on Monday that the proceedings between two former chairmen of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi and Muhammad Zaka Ashraf had caused immense harm to the board and cricket at the domestic and international level.

    SC collegium issue needs wider consultation process: Salman Khurshid
    New Delhi, July 29 : Former Union Minister and Congress leader on Tuesday said that the ongoing issue raised by the central government over Supreme Court collegium needs a wider consultation process.

    The collegium system has completely failed: Markandey Katju
    New Delhi, July 29 : Stating that the collegium system had completely failed, Retired Justice Markandey Katju said here today that there should be a seven member national judicial commission including the senior most judges of the Supreme Court, the Law Minister and the Leader of the opposition in ...

    Former CJI was adamant on elevating corrupt judge: Katju
    New Delhi, July 28 : Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju Monday again complained of interferences in the appointment of judges, saying former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan tried his best to elevate a judge to the apex court despite allegations of corruption against him.

    PIL seeks leader of opposition status for Congress in Lok Sabha
    New Delhi, July 26 : The Supreme Court was moved Saturday seeking that Congress leader in Lok Sabha be conferred the status of the leader of opposition as it is the largest party in the opposition as provided under the 1977 law on salary and allowances of leaders of opposition in parliament.

    Pak SC turns down Musharraf's plea for early hearing of government ...
    Islamabad, July 26 : Pakistan's Supreme Court has turned down a plea by former president Pervez Musharraf to fix an early date for the hearing of the government's appeal against the Sindh High Court's (SHC) June 12 verdict to remove his name from Exit Control List (ECL).

    Compensate community kitchens burnt in Baltal clashes: VHP
    Jammu, July 26 : The VHP Saturday demanded an inquiry into the torching of community kitchens (langars) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baltal besides compensation and threatened to take the issue to the Supreme Court.

    RJD minister's murder verdict: BJP MP to move SC
    Patna, July 26 : Two days after the Patna High Court acquitted eight people who had been convicted by a trial court for the murder of former RJD minister Brij Bihari Prasad, his wife and BJP MP Rama Devi saod Saturday this would be challenged in the Supreme Court.

    SC notice to EC on PIL seeking candidates photos on EVMs
    New Delhi, July 25 : The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to address the problem of namesakes eating into votes of main candidates by inclusion of photograph of the contesting candidates on the EVMs' balloting unit.

    SC notice on plea against Centre's nod for sentence remission
    New Delhi, July 25 : The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the cental government on a plea by a Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict challenging the legal provision mandating the state government to take the Centre's prior consent before remitting the sentence of a convict whose offence was ...

    Coal block scam: Special public prosecutor, judge appointed
    New Delhi, July 25 : On the lines of the 2G scam case, the Supreme Court Friday appointed senior counsel R.S. Cheema as the special public prosecutor in the case relating to alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks before a special CBI judge.

    SC notice on hiking acid attack victims' compensation
    New Delhi, July 25 : The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments and union territory administrations on a plea seeking enhancement of compensation to acid attack victims from the existing Rs.3 lakh to Rs.10 lakh coupled with free medical treatment that involves a ...

    SC looks at facilities for Sahara chief for property sale
    New Delhi, July 25 : The Supreme Court Friday asked the Delhi government to examine what facilities it could extend to Sahara chief Subrata Roy and two other Sahara directors in Tihar jail complex, without compromising security, to facilitate negotiations for the sale of the group's properties ...

    SC looks at facilities for Sahara chief for property sale
    New Delhi, July 25 : The Supreme Court Friday asked the Delhi government to examine what facilities it could extend to Sahara chief Subrata Roy in Tihar jail complex to facilitate his negotiations for the sale of his properties located in India and abroad with buyers and lenders without ...

    Katju must reveal more to carry conviction
    By B.R.P. Bhaskar : Press Council of India chairperson and former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has alleged that one of his brother-judges in the Madras High Court was corrupt and that the patronage of a party belonging to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition and "improper ...

    SC declines to transfer plea against increasing Sardar Sarovar height
    New Delhi, July 24 : The Supreme Court Thursday declined the Narmada Control Authority's plea seeking the transfer to it the Narmada Bachao Andolan's plea challenging the decision to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam that will be taken up for hearing by Jabalpur High Court Friday.

    Supreme Court reject Nithari killer Koli's plea for death sentence ...
    New Delhi, July 24 : The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the plea by Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli seeking the recall of its Feb 15, 2011 order, upholding his death sentence in one of the 16 cases of rape and killing he faced.

    SC to hear Roy's plea for shift to Tihar jail outhouse
    New Delhi, July 24 : The Supreme Court will hear a plea by Sahara group chief Subrata Roy and its two other directors to be shifted to an outhouse within the Tihar Jail premises to facilitate the sale of the group's domestic and overseas properties to raise Rs.10,000 crore as a part payment of ...

    SC no to early hearing of PIL in judge extension row
    New Delhi, July 24 : The Supreme Court Thursday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking a probe to ascertain the role of then prime minister Manmohan Singh and law minister H.R. Bhardwaj in not informing the president of all the facts including an adverse report about Justice S. Ashok ...

    Congress moves SC over foreign funding
    New Delhi, July 23 : The Congress Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court verdict that held it and the BJP guilty of receiving funds from the subsidiaries of Britain-based Vedanta Resources, flouting norms of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

    Commission of inquiry is not a court, says SC
    New Delhi, July 23 : The Supreme Court Wednesday said a commission set up under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, and headed by a sitting judge of the apex court could not be treated as a court for initiating any contempt proceedings for making critically comments on its findings.

    Whenever in problem, government looks at the judges: Supreme Court
    New Delhi, July 23 : Criticising the government for substituting judges with subject experts without legal background in tribunals under its control, the Supreme Court said that whenever it is confronted with contentious issues it knocks at the doors of the court for their resolution.

    Kanimozhi seeks early hearing of plea in 2G case
    New Delhi, July 23 : DMK leader Kanimozhi has moved the Supreme Court seeking an early hearing of her plea seeking the quashing of charges framed against her in the 2G case being exclusively heard by a special CBI court.

    Tribunals with judicial functions must have judicial officers only: SC
    New Delhi, July 22 : The Supreme Court Tuesday said tribunals were discharging judicial functions which were in the domain of the high courts, thus they should be manned by judicial officers only and function under an independent supervisory body and not the government.

    Court ruling makes me rightful PCB chairman: Najam Sethi
    Lahore, July 22 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that a Supreme Court ruling has established him as the rightful head of the board.

    Opposition stalls parliament over allegations made by Katju
    New Delhi, July 22 : Both houses of parliament today witnessed an uproar over former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption existing in the judiciary.

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