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Third Gender to be included in Rail reservation forms

The decision stands for both offline and online booking. It was taken in accordance with the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India in the NALSA vs Union of India case.

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Jagdish Singh Khehar appointed Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority

The Chief Justice of India is patron-in-chief of NALSA while second senior most judge of Supreme Court of India is the Executive-Chairman.

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Punjab’s 2004 law terminating SYL agreement unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In 2004, the Punjab State Legislature had passed the  ‘Punjab Termination of Agreement Act’ to escape from the duty of constructing its section of the canal link and sharing river waters with its neighboring states. Seeking legal clarity on the same, a presidential reference was made by the then president, A P J Abdul Kalam. It was taken up for hearing by the Supreme court in March 2016.

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Justice Navin Sinha sworn in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court

Sinha was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee as per provisions Article 222 of Constitution after following recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S. Thakur.

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Uttarakhand floor test Harish Rawat got 33 votes out of 61 qualified members

फैसला सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जस्टिस दीपक मिश्रा और शिवकीर्ति सिंह की पीठ ने दिया. कोर्ट के अनुसार फ्लोर टेस्ट में कांग्रेस के हरीश रावत के पक्ष में 61 में से 33 विधायक थे और बीजेपी के पक्ष में 28 विधायकों ने अपना मत दिया.

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SC Collegium recommended 4 names for elevation to apex court

According to Article 124 (3) of the Constitution of India provides for three categories of persons to be appointed to the Supreme Court bench, that is, high court judges, advocates and a distinguished jurist.

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Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India

आर एम लोढ़ा समिति में पूर्व नियंत्रक एवं महालेखा परीक्षक (कैग) विनोद राय एवं डॉ एस के सरीन भी शामिल हैं. पांच जजों की बेंच ने संविधान के अनुच्छेखद 142 के तहत सुप्रीम कोर्ट को दिए गए अधिकार का प्रयोग करते हुए इस समिति कमेटी का गठन किया.

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Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India

The court appointed the panel as the MCI is often been accused of indulging in corrupt practices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Supreme Court of India passed a stay order on Rajasthan High Court order on Santhara

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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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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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 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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