Free Press Journal
  • Maha medical quota: Apex court upholds HC ruling

    MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has upheld a Bombay High Court (BHC) order, making it compulsory for medical aspirants to have passed class 10th and 12th from Maharashtra schools only.

  • Indore: Supreme Court rejects state govt’s seniority list of professors

    Indore: Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition filed by state government challenging Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court’s order on seniority list of professors. The dismissal of the petition by the apex court offered major relief to professors whose seniority was distorted by government.

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    157 government bungalows in UP including those occupied by ex-CMs vacated: Supreme Court told

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government today told the Supreme Court that it has got vacated 157 government bungalows including those allotted to former chief ministers. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice D Y Chandrachud was told by the counsel for Uttar Pradesh that those persons who have stayed in the bungalows beyond the stipulated time as given in the order of apex court will pay occupational charges.

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    Delhi: Supreme Court asks Lieutenant Governor to constitute committee to combat solid waste issue

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said that solid waste in Delhi is a “very serious problem” and asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG)  to constitute a committee to deal with the issue. A bench headed by Madan B Lokur, while stressing that assistance of people of Delhi was required to deal with the problem, said the committee to be set up by the LG should consist of experts from the field, members

  • 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.

  • SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on Aug 20

     New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.

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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.

  • BJP campaign to woo SC, ST, OBC & Muslims

    More important in its attempt to win over Dalits and Adivasis will be the Bill passed last week to restore the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 that was diluted by the Supreme Court earlier this month.

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    Vehicles plying in Delhi-NCR to have colour-coded stickers based on fuel they use: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Vehicles plying in Delhi-NCR would soon have hologram- based colour coded stickers of different colours indicating the nature of fuel they are using. The Supreme Court today accepted this proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), which told the top court that hologram-based light blue colour sticker would be used in vehicles using petrol and CNG fuel, while an orange sticker would be put on diesel-run vehicles.

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    Supreme Court issues notice to Uttar Pradesh government in Hapur lynching case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Meerut inspector general of police (IGP) to investigate the alleged Hapur lynching case, in which one person was killed and another brutally assaulted by a mob on the pretext they were involved in cow-slaughter, and file a report within two weeks.

  • What is this happening, asks SC

    “Yesterday, I read so many women have been raped in Pratapgarh. How will these things stop,” Justice Lokur asked, adding “When it is going to stop?”

  • Rajiv Gandhi’s killers can’t be released: Centre tells SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court was on Friday informed by the Centre that the convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case cannot be released, holding that setting them free will set a “dangerous precedent”.

  • Aarushi-Hemraj muder case: Supreme Court admits CBI’s appeal against acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. A bench headed by Justices Ranjan Gogoi said the CBI’s appeal would be heard along with Hemraj’s wife’s pending petition, which has also challenged the acquittal of the Talwars by the Allahabad High Court on October 12