Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court lifts ban over new constructions in Mumbai

    New Delhi: Paving the way for hundreds of residential and commercial projects in Mumbai which had come to a halt following the Bombay High Court ban on new construction due to poor disposal of construction and demolition waste, the Supreme Court on Thursday permitted construction activity with a rider that builders/ developers would be employing adequate safeguards to prevent dust particles dispersing in the air and would have to transport debris to

  • China meddling in Maldives’ internal affairs: Ex-foreign min

    Washington : China is meddling in the internal affairs of the Maldives and engaged in massive land grabbing, posing a major security threat to India and the entire Indian Ocean region, a former Maldivian foreign minister and Opposition leader has said.

  • ‘Ram Sethu’ will not be damaged in national interest: Centre tells Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The mythological ‘Ram Sethu’, a chain of limestone shoals between India and Sri Lanka, will not be damaged while pursuing the Sethusamudram Ship Channel project, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. In 2013, the erstwhile UPA government, through two affidavits, had told the apex court that given the advantages of the project, it intended to pursue and implement it.

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    Supreme Court raps TV media, news portal for behaving like Popes sitting on pulpit

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked a Gujarat trial court not to proceed till April 12 with the criminal defamation complaint of Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, against news portal ‘The Wire’ and its scribes, even as he chided the media for projecting “whatever they feel like” against a person.

  • Supreme Court orders to close iron ore mining in Goa

    Panaji:  The five-decade-old mining industry in Goa is staring at another bout of uncertainty as the Supreme Court order on closure of iron ore extraction activity in the state comes into effect tonight. Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai had yesterday said that the state would face the “biggest” crisis from tomorrow, when the mining ban comes into force. The mining and tourism industries are the key revenue earners for the coastal state.

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    Passive Euthanasia: Supreme Court liberates the incurable

    Last week, there were many who heaved a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court finally decided to legalise both passive euthanasia and the Living Will ( supremecourt/2005/9123/9123_2005_Judgement_09-Mar-2018.pdf). Many were elated, as was this author because he has been involved with an organisation (Society for the Right to Die with Dignity or SRDD) which was a co-intervenor to the petition that Common Cause, an NGO, had filed before the Supreme Court.

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    Ayodhya dispute: No problem if parties settle dispute on their own, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it has no problem if the parties settle the Ayodhya dispute among themselves, but it will not ask them to do so as its limited task is to decide the title of the disputed 2.77 acres of site divided by the Allahabad High Court in 2010 to the Nirmohi Akhara, Lord Ram deity and the Sunni Waqf Board.

  • Start investigating match-fixing charges against Mohammed Shami, CoA tells BCCI

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to investigate the charges levelled against Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami by his wife Hasin Jahan. The CoA, led by Vinod Rai, has given a seven-day deadline to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Neeraj Kumar to submit the report on the issu
    This direction comes after cricketer’s wife leveled

  • Aadhaar must for opening new bank accounts, tatkal passport: UIDAI

    New Delhi: The UIDAI on Tuesday said the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts or applying for Tatkal passports will continue, while the deadline for linking it to existing bank accounts and PAN has been extended by the Supreme Court.

  • Injustice and the vexed issue of land

    The definition of ‘public purpose’ was whatever the government of the day wanted it to be – from building factories to pleasure palaces for millionaires to large dams. Typically, farmers received a pittance for their land, as bureaucrats undervalued it hugely.

  • Foreign lawyers, firms cannot practice law in India: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that foreign lawyers or foreign law firms cannot practice profession of law either in litigation or in non-litigation side as held by the High Courts of Bombay and Madras.

  • Rajiv murder: CBI seeks dismissal of accused’s plea

    New Delhi : The CBI has told the Supreme Court that A G Perarivalan’s plea seeking recall of its May 1999 judgement upholding his conviction in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case should be dismissed as it was devoid of any merits.