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UP seeks SC okay to install statues in public places | India News

NEW DELHI: Keen to install statues of saints, religious leaders, political figures, freedom fighters and martyrs in public places, the Yogi Adityanath government has moved the Supreme Court seeking relaxation of its eight-year-old order banning such activities. The SC’s order came in a case from Gujarat, where a 2006 court order for removal of religious …

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Should chargesheeted MPs/MLAs be barred from contesting elections? | India News

NEW DELHI: The apex court’s disillusionment with the political class failing to implement some basic electoral reforms goes deeper than its demand of asking parties to put up names of its leaders with criminal antecedents on their website within 48 hours of their selection for contesting elections. In 2014, when the law commission of India …

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Activist looks for payout, SC seeks Manipur reply | India News

NEW DELHI: A day after ordering NSA detainee Leichombam Erendro’s immediate release, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Manipur government to respond to his plea for compensation and fixing of accountability on officers for his illegal detention over a social media post on inefficacy of cow urine and dung against Covid-19. For Erendro’s father …

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Legislature won’t act against criminalisation of politics: SC | India News

NEW DELHI: Alarming rise in candidates with criminal antecedents despite its repeated orders to restrict them from contesting polls prompted the Supreme Court on Tuesday to frown at the lack of attempt by the legislature to stop criminalisation of politics but it realised that ingenuity of ‘realpolitik’ may impede judicial interventions in this regard. “The …

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Should public know a/c balance of rich individuals, banks ask SC | India News

NEW DELHI: Are citizens entitled to information on bank balances and borrowings by Tatas, Ambanis and Birlas under the RTI Act, the banks asked on Monday, while arguing before the Supreme Court that its judgment opening up confidential banking information through RTI would lay bare future business plans for which industrial houses seek credit lines. …

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Disruptors & obstructors will fail to derail India: Amit Shah | India News

NEW DELHI: As BJP launched a full-blown campaign to counter the opposition allegations on the alleged Pegasus phone-tapping controversy, home minister Amit Shah on Monday said disruptors and obstructors will not be able to derail India’s development trajectory through their (opposition’s) conspiracies and the monsoon session will bear new fruits of progress. Shah said the …

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Manipur frees activist after SC gives it 6 hours to comply | India News

NEW DELHI: In another order that protects liberties, the Supreme Court on Monday gave the Manipur government six hours to release activist Leichombam Erendro, detained since May 13 for a social media post on the inefficacy of cow dung and urine against coronavirus after state BJP president Prof Tikendra Singh succumbed to Covid. A bench …

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Social outfits up the ante on SC status to Nishad in Uttar Pradesh | India News

LUCKNOW: Reservation for Nishads might set the tone for the upcoming state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh where the community constitutes at least 18% of the population and is livid that the Yogi Adityanath government has not kept its promise in the last four years to grant it its foremost demand, the SC status. After …

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Manipur-based activist booked under NSA released on SC order | India News

NEW DELHI: Manipur-based activist Leichombam Erendro, booked under NSA for criticising BJP leaders on use of cow dung and urine as cures for Covid-19, was released on Monday evening following the Supreme Court direction to Imphal jail authorities, saying that he cannot be put in jail even for a day. Advocate Shadan Farasat, appearing for …

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After accusing former CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, SC staffer on snoop list as target | India News

NEW DELHI: Three phone numbers belonging to the Supreme Court staffer, who had accused former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment in April 2019, were selected as potential targets for surveillance by an official – but unidentified – Indian agency that is a customer of the Israel-based-NSO Group, The Wire reported. NSO …

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