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Article 356: Its Use and Misuse

This article focuses on Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and its misuse giving a historical perspective and the laid guidelines by Supreme Court to prevent its misuse.

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Assure call drops do not exceed 2%: SC to Telecom operators

COAI and 21 telecom operators challenged the Delhi High Court order upholding the 16 October 2015 decision of the TRAI.

Recommended for : Supreme Court , telecom operators , TRAI , Cellular Operators Association of India , COAI , Telecom Service Providers , Delhi High Court

SC directed Gujarat government to make Gujarat State Cooperative Tribunal functional

Further, the court directed that the tribunal cannot be allowed to be non-functional. The ruling was made by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur.

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रिजर्व बैंक ऑफ इंडिया आरटीआई पर सूचना देने के लिए जवाबदेह: सर्वोच्च न्यायालय

सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कहा कि रिजर्व बैंक ऑफ इंडिया, सूचना के अधिकार कानून के दायरे में आने वाले मामलों और बकाएदारों से संबंधित सूचनाएं रोक नहीं सकता है.

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RBI liable to disclose information about banks under RTI Act: Supreme Court

The Court further ruled that RBI has statutory duty to uphold public interest and not the interest of individual banks.

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Prepare Draft Memorandum of Procedure on Appointment of Judges to Higher Judiciary: SC to Government

In preparing the draft, the court asked the Chief Justice of India to make his recommendation in consultation with the four senior most puisne judges of the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court upheld Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015

The Act mandates educational qualifications and other eligibility criteria for candidates who aspire to contest the rural local body elections.

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न्यायमूर्ति टीएस ठाकुर भारत के मुख्य न्यायाधीश नियुक्त

राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने 18 नवंबर 2015 को न्यायमूर्ति तीरथ सिंह ठाकुर को भारत के मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में नियुक्त किया.

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Justice T S Thakur appointed Chief Justice of India

Justice Thakur will take over the office from 3 December 2015 as the 43rd Chief Justice of India.

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Justice T S Thakur set to be the Chief Justice of India

He will be appointed as the highest-ranking judge in the Supreme Court of India on 2 December 2015.

Recommended for : H L Dattu , T S Thakur , Chief Justice of India , CJI , Supreme Court

SC appointed Upamanyu Hazarika Commission submitted report on illegal migrants from Bangladesh

The fact-finding commission was appointed by the Supreme Court in May 2015 while hearing the public interest litigation (PIL)-Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha Vs Union of India & Gov. of Assam.

Recommended for : Bangladesh migrants , Upamanyu Hazarika , Supreme Court , Commission report , India-Bangladesh border

Why does Right to Privacy needs a re-look?

The article is set against the backdrop of the recent initiative of the Supreme Court to decide upon the status of the Right to Privacy in the Constitutional framework and embarks upon the importance of privacy in the modern technological world.  

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Grant citizenship to Chakma-Hajong Refugees within 3 months: Supreme Court

Chakma-Hajong refugees came to India after being displayed from the area which became part of East Pakistan (now in Bangladesh) on construction of Kaptai hydro-electric dam in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Recommended for : Chakma-Hajong refugees , Chakma Refugees , Hajong refugees , Kaptai hydro-electric dam , Arunachal Pradesh , Supreme Court

SC stayed implementation of Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015

The Act notified on 8 September 2015 fixes matriculation as minimum educational qualification for elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

Recommended for : Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act 2015 , Panchayati Raj Institutions , PRIs , Supreme Court , Supreme Court of India , 73rd and 74th Constitution Amendment Act

సంథారా పై రాజస్థాన్‌ హైకోర్టు ఉత్తర్వుల అమలును నిలిపిన భారత అత్యున్నత న్యాయస్థానం

జైన్ మతం యొక్క ఆచారమైన 'సంథారా ప్రక్రియను పాటించడం చట్టవిరుద్ధమని పేర్కొన్న రాజస్థాన్‌ హై కోర్టు ఉత్తర్వుల అమలును సుప్రీంకోర్టు 31 సెప్టెంబర్ 2015న నిలిపివేసింది.

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SC stayed Rajasthan HC judgment banning Santhara ritual of Jainism

Santhara is a voluntary religious practice of facing death at the end of one's life.

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No citizen or institution has a fundamental right to affiliation or recognition: SC

The 1993 judicial case says that citizen of India may have a right to establish an educational institution but no citizen, person or institution has a right, much less of fundamental right, to affiliation or recognition.

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SC rejected Union Government’s review plea seeking OBC status for Jats

SC in its verdict scrapped the March 2014 notification to include Jats in the central list of the Other Background Classes (OBC) category in nine states.

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सुप्रीम कोर्ट न्यायाधीश द्वारा मुख्य न्यायाधीश की संवैधानिक स्थिति के बारे में स्पष्टता की मांग

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जस्टिस कुरियन जोसफ ने 15 जुलाई 2015 को केंद्र सरकार से भारत के मुख्य न्यायाधीश की संवैधानिक स्थिति के बारे में स्पष्टता की मांग की

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SC judge sought clarity on constitutional status of Chief Justice of India

While the Schedule 3 of the constitution addresses him as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, the Article 124 identifies him/her as the Chief Justice of India.

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SC declared fundamental right to speech cannot be misused to abuse nationally revered figures

The Supreme Court of India (SC) delivered the judgment while hearing a plea of Vasant Dattatraya Gujar, who was facing criminal charges for writing an objectionable poem on Mahatma Gandhi.

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Supreme Court lifted 1990 ban on performance of play Jesus Christ Superstar

The ban on the staging of the play was imposed by the Kottayam District administration through a notification in 1990.

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Supreme Court declared Section 66A of Information Technology Act, 2000 as unconstitutional

The Supreme Court stated in it’s order that the section is in contravention to the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression provided under the Article 19(1) of the constitution.

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सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने आईटी एक्ट की धारा 66ए निरस्त की

सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने आईटी क़ानून की धारा 66ए को 24 मार्च 2015 को रद्द कर दिया.

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Supreme Court sought information on number of prisoners in jail from Union Government

The information was sought by the Social Justice Bench of SC comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice UU Lalit. The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging inhuman conditions prevailing in 1382 prisons across the country.

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Noise Pollution in India: Rules and Judgments

Under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, the citizens have a right of a decent environment and they have a right to live peacefully, right to sleep at night and to have a right to leisure which are all necessary ingredients of the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

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SC directed CBI to probe RBI and SEBI in multi-crore chit-fund scam

CBI was directed to investigate the role of market regulator SEBI and the RBI for effecting a mechanism.

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स्कूलों में नैतिक विज्ञान को अनिवार्य विषय बनाए जाने पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने प्रतिक्रिया मांगी

सर्वोच्च न्यायालय प्रधान न्यायाधीश न्यायमूर्ति एचएल दत्तू और न्यायमूर्ति एके सीकरी की पीठ ने देश भर में कक्षा 1 से 12वीं तक नैतिक विज्ञान को पाठ्यक्रम का अनिवार्य विषय बनाए जाने पर केंद्रीय मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय और सीबीएसई से 2 फरवरी 2015 को प्रतिक्रिया मांगी.

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SC sought response from Union Government on making Moral Science a compulsory subject in Schools

The bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice AK Sikri issued notices to the Ministry and the CBSE while hearing a PIL filed by lawyer Santosh Singh.

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सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने एन श्रीनिवासन को बीसीसीआई के किसी भी चुनाव को लड़ने पर प्रतिबंध लगाया

सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने बीसीसीआई के पूर्व अध्यक्ष एन श्रीनिवासन को बीसीसीआई के किसी भी चुनाव को लड़ने पर रोक लगा दी.

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