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  • SC rules scientist Nambi Narayanan’s arrest in ISRO spy case unnecessary, awards Rs 50 lakh compensation

    New Delhi: Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was “arrested unnecessarily, harassed and subjected to mental cruelty” in a 1994 espionage case, the Supreme Court held Friday, as it ordered a probe into the role of the Kerala police officers involved in it. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to 76-year-old Narayanan for being subjected to mental cruelty in the case and asked the Kerala government to pay the

  • Terror funding case: Supreme Court stays Delhi High Court order bail to Kashmiri businessman Watali

    New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear the matter on September 26. The order came on a plea filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the Delhi High Court’s

  • Orderly succession

    With the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, recommending the name of senior-most judge, Ranjan Gogoi, as his successor upon his retirement next month, all speculation about the latter’s supersession ought to end immediately. Critics of the Government feared that Misra would seek to penalize Gogoi for the latter’s extraordinary behavior in joining that recalcitrant judge J Chelameswar, since retired, in holding a press conference against him earlier this year. It was

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    Section 377: Supreme Court verdict on validity of criminalising consensual gay sex likely tomorrow

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday its much-awaited verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual gay sex. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict on July 17 after hearing various stakeholders, including gay rights activists.

  • CJI Dipak Misra recommends Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next chief justice

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra Tuesday sent a  letter to the Central government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor. Justice Gogoi will be sworn in as the next CJI on October 3, a day after Justice Misra’s tenure ends.

  • Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund, says CJI Dipak Misra

    New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala flood relief fund, informed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday. The apex court bench helmed by the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation while hearing a Public Interest litigation (PIL) that sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country.

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    Supreme Court expresses anguish over trend of targeting judges

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed anguish over an emerging “trend of targeting judges” and said this “must stop”, while indicating that it may impose an exemplary cost of Rs 25 lakh on an organisation for raking up the issue of “conflict of interest” against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

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    Kerala Floods: Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund, says CJI

    New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute to the Kerala flood relief fund, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said today. A bench comprising CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation during the hearing of a PIL that had sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country. “We are also making some contribution. Judges of this court are also making contribution for the flood relief

  • Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra breaks silence for first time after judges’ dissent

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that it was easy to criticise, attack and destroy a system but instead an endeavour should be made to transform and reform it. “There may be some elements who try to weaken the institution,” but the judiciary will refuse to succumb, Chief Justice Misra said in an apparent reference to discordant voices coming from within the top judiciary and outside.

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    Supreme Court to hear PIL alleging siphoning of funds meant for SC/ST students

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a PIL alleging siphoning of Rs 18,000 crore funds meant for granting scholarship to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar considered the submissions of lawyer M L Sharma seeking urgent hearing of the PIL.

  • Supreme Court lashes out at lawyer for ‘unwarranted insinuations’ against Chief Justice of India

    New Delhi, The Supreme Court has lashed out at an advocate for his “unwarranted insinuations” on the social media against Chief Justice Dipak Misra for refusing to grant early hearing to his petition. The apex court bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, took strong exception to the lawyer’s conduct and said such allegations would damage the institution.