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PMC Bank: SC dismisses petition to end cash withdrawal restrictions

18 Oct 2019

PMC Bank: SC dismisses petition to end cash withdrawal restrictions

On Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a petition filed on behalf of account holders in the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank seeking the lifting of restrictions on cash withdrawals.

SC won't interfere in release of Narendra Modi's biopic

09 Apr 2019

SC won't interfere in release of Narendra Modi's biopic

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, refused to interfere in the release of movie PM Narendra Modi, saying too much time is wasted on non-issues.

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

06 Apr 2019

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

The list of Bharatiya Janata Party's star-campaigners in Gujarat started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ended with actor Vivek Oberoi.

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

04 Apr 2019

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

In a new development, the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from the biopic on PM Narendra Modi, but told Election Commission it supported the release of the movie.

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

02 Nov 2018

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

The number of Supreme Court judges now stands at 28, as it welcomed Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi, in its fold.

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

16 Sep 2018

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

Given the current rate at which new judges are being appointed in all the 24 High Courts, and accounting that 75-85 judges retire every year, it's estimated to take at least 15 years for filling up the currently existing 427 vacancies.

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

24 Aug 2018

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

As many as 929 District Courts under 24 High Courts of India have been equipped with video-conference facility for speedy trial in cases in which the accused are lodged in different jails, whereas the corresponding number of prisons having similar provision is far less, Law Ministry data said.

CLAT 2018: SC refuses to interfere with first-round of counseling

13 Jun 2018

CLAT 2018: SC refuses to interfere with first-round of counseling

The Supreme Court today refused to interfere with the first-round of counseling for admissions to 19 prestigious law colleges of India after the CLAT examination.

SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

13 May 2018

SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".

Form anti-sexual harassment panels in all HCs within 2-months: SC

11 May 2018

Form anti-sexual harassment panels in all HCs within 2-months: SC

Supreme Court today asked Chief Justices or acting Chief Justices of all High Courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees in courts across the country within two months in accordance with a 2013 law.

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

01 Jun 2017

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.

Yogi needs to plug gaps in law & order situation

27 Mar 2017

Yogi needs to plug gaps in law & order situation

As Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has already taken some strong, albeit controversial measures. However, a worrying lack of numbers in the judiciary and police needs addressing.

PIL can't be used as "weapon" against financial decisions: RBI

06 Mar 2017

PIL can't be used as "weapon" against financial decisions: RBI

Urging the Delhi HC to dismiss a PIL challenging levies on credit/debit card transactions, the RBI submitted that PILS cannot be used as a "weapon" against financial decisions.

SC: You can't blame the government if you don't vote

05 Feb 2017

SC: You can't blame the government if you don't vote

The Supreme Court, while listening to a plea to pass a blanket order to remove all encroachments in India, was irked by an activist's candid admission that he had never voted in his life.