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New York prosecutors can examine Trump’s financial records: US Supreme Court rules

The US Supreme Court has allowed President Trump’s financial records be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. “Two hundred years ago, a great jurist of our Court established that no citizen, not even the President, is categorically […]

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Supreme Court ruling forces Bolsonaro to restore detailed COVID-19 data on website

Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website following controversy over the removal of cumulative totals and a ruling by a Supreme Court justice that the full set of information be reinstated. The move came after days of mounting pressure from across the political spectrum and allegations the government was trying […]

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Supreme Court warns Uttar Pradesh Govt on banners shaming anti-CAA Protesters

The Supreme Court Of India on Thursday told the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh that its decision to put up hoardings identifying anti-CAA protesters has no backing in law. It, however, did not pass any interim order and said the matter would be heard next week by a three-judge bench. A vacation bench of Justices UU […]

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Supreme Court lifts RBI ban on trading in cryptocurrency

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted the ban imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on trading in cryptocurrency such as the Bitcoin. The development came as a major relief for the sector, as the RBI ban restricted lenders from facilitating banking transactions for cryptocurrency exchanges and traders. The top court’s order followed a […]

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UN human rights files intervention application in the Supreme Court over controversial Citizenship Law

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) has moved the Indian Supreme Court over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The UNHRC has moved an intervention application in the Supreme Court over the CAA. This means that the global human rights body wants to be made a party in the existing pleas filed against […]

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SC junks Devendra Fadnavis’ plea seeking dismissal of trial for not disclosing criminal cases in 2014 affidavit

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal cases against him in his 2014 poll affidavit, after the Supreme Court dismissed his plea seeking review of its 2019 verdict. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that there is no ground to […]

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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders over hate speech on Wednesday

The Supreme Court of India took up a petition filed by victims of the Delhi violence and will be hearing the matter on Wednesday. The petitioners, who are victims of the violence that has claimed 46 lives so far, have sought FIR against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and others who gave hate speeches in Delhi. […]

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Supreme Court appointed mediators hold talks with Shaheen Bagh protesters

The mediators appointed by the Supreme Court to hold a dialogue with anti-CAA protesters at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday read out the order of the court as they urged the protesters to listen to their point of view. A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph on […]

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Supreme Court allows women army officers in permanent commissions, commanding roles

India’s Supreme Court ruled that all women army officers are now eligible for permanent commissions, allowing them to be in commanding roles. The ruling means that all women officers will now be on par with men when it comes to promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions. The Supreme Court rejected the government’s plea to overturn the […]

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Political parties must list details and justify selecting criminal candidates

Political parties must upload on their websites details of criminal cases against poll candidates and the reasons for selecting them, the Supreme Court said, flagging an “alarming rise in the criminalisation of politics” in the last four national elections. The Supreme Court said it would be mandatory for parties to upload the details of their […]

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Omar Abdullah’s sister  moves Supreme Court against brothers ‘Unconstitutional’ detention

The sister of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah moved the Supreme Court on Monday against his fresh detention order under the Public Safety Act. Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal told the bench that they have filed a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Omar and the matter should be […]

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Top Court refuses to stay controversial Citizenship Act, grants Modi  Govt 4 weeks to respond to 144 petitions  

A whopping 144 petitions against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) were taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde heard the petitions, most of which demand that the law be withdrawn. The court refused to put a stay on the CAA, which is […]