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SUPREME COURT

DoT Directs Telecom Companies To stop Using Aadhaar-Based e-KYC

NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has barred telcos from using Aadhaar-based digital authentication in line with a Supreme Court order of September 26 that struck down the use of Aadhaar by private entities for digital authentication.  It came as big blow to the likes of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel …

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SC Grants Two Weeks’ Time To CVC To Conclude The CBI Matter

The Supreme Court on Friday gave the CVC two weeks’ time to conclude its inquiry into the current CBI mess. The court was hearing CBI chief Alok Verma’s plea against the Centre’s order to divest him of powers and send him on leave. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi …

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EXPLAINED: CBI Versus CBI

In a move dubbed by the Government critics as a ‘midnight coup’, the Modi Government divested of his charge and also sent on leave the close ally of CBI Director Alok Verma, against who he had initiated corruption proceedings. Rakesh Asthana against whom proceedings are being carried out is an Indian …

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Only Bharat Stage VI Vehicle To Be Sold From 2020: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat stage emission standards are standards instituted by the government to regulate the output of air pollutants from motor vehicles. A three-judge bench headed by …

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SC Allows Sale, Use Of Firecrackers This Diwali But With Conditions

NEW DELHI: There will be no blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers this Diwali. The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a slew of directions to limit the impact on worsening air pollution. Only less polluting, green firecrackers sale will be allowed. Green crackers are “reduced emission crackers”. According to the …

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SC Asks Centre To Equip JJB With Video-Conferencing Facility

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to notify it on whether the Observation Homes and Juvenile Justice Boards are equipped with the video-conferencing facility. Observation Home is an institution, where neglected and delinquent juveniles are kept for a few weeks during an inquiry or trial. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur …

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CJI Ranjan Gogoi Gives Nod To Suspend RCT Judge Involved In A Scam

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has given clearance for the removal of the Railway Claims Tribunal judge RK Mittal, who was found guilty of financial impropriety worth Rs 50 crore in January this year. This came nine months after the Railway ministry wrote to the CJI’s office, as …

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Committee To Look Into Matters Pertaining To Sexual Harassment At Workplace

The Government on Friday assured the victims who came out describing their narrative of sexual harassment at the hands of people they worked with, that a committee will be constituted which will look into these matters. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that the committee will …

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Physically handicapped Candidates Denied Admission This Year To Be Admitted In 2019-2020 Session

The Supreme Court directed that the physically handicapped candidates who were denied admission in the MBBS course this year, to be allowed admission under the physically handicapped category next year. The judgment came after the appellants were not given admission in the physically handicapped category due to ‘Guidelines for Persons With …

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SC Dismisses Petition Filed By Kamal Nath And Sachin Pilot

The Supreme Court of India dismissed the petition filed by the Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot which sought for specific directions regarding voters list and Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT). Two Congress leaders in their petitions claimed that there was a huge number of duplicate voters existing on the …

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