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Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala makes for one of the richest temples in the world, with wealth in five of the six vaults estimated to be worth around Rs 90,000 crore.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Supreme Court Upholds Managerial Rights of Travancore Ex-Royal Family

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On 13 July, the Apex Court upheld the administrative rights of the erstwhile royal family over Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy Temple & its...
The death of the father and son due to alleged custodial torture in Tamil Nadu sparked outrage across the nation.

CM Palaniswamy Shouldn’t Hold Office until the Victims of Police Brutality, Jayaraj-Bennicks, get Justice:...

In light of the Jayaraj-Bennicks murder case, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court of the country. The PIL...
The petition points out the government nowhere mentions; the prohibited Tablighi activities and what caused the violation of conditions of validly granted visas.

Supreme Court asks Tablighi Petitioners to Approach Respective High Courts

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The Supreme Court on July 2, 2020, heard a plea which questioned the Ministry of Home Affairs blacklisting of foreign nationals....
The Apex Court also stated that there should be no denial of quarantine facilities to health care workers.

Supreme Court Sternly Directs Centre to Ensure Payment of Salaries to Doctors Fighting COVID-19

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The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to issue directions to State governments regarding payment of salaries and quarantine facility; while hearing the plea...
The Petitioner urges the Apex Court to issue directions to increase the ambulance services.

Petition in Supreme Court Raises Concern Over Shortage of Ambulance Services

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An NGO named 'Earth' filed a petition before the Supreme Court; it urged the need to issue directions to increase the ambulance services. Being...
The petitioner asserts that the registry must refrain from adopting pick and choose policy.

Plea Filed Against ‘Pick and Choose’ Policy of Registry Officers Before the Supreme Court

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Advocate Reepak Kansal has filed a Public interest litigation before the Supreme Court. The plea sought directions from the court for impartiality and equal...
mishandling of dead bodies.

Supreme Court Takes Cognizance of Mishandling of COVID-19 Dead Bodies

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The Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of certain reports; which alleged the mishandling of the dead bodies affected by COVID-19. The bench consists of...
Petitioner claims that the authorities lodged the FIR after almost 10 months after the death of her 21 year old son, Vikrant Nagaich of NLU Jodhpur.

Supreme Court Issues Directions in Investigation of the Death of NLU Jodhpur Student in...

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The Supreme Court, on 8th June, agreed to hear an appeal regarding the death of a third year law student from NLU Jodhpur in...
The Commission has listed both short-term and long-term measures in order to reduce the sufferings of the migrant workers.

Supreme Court Allows NHRC’s Petition Concerning Miseries of Migrants

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The National Human Rights Commission filed an application before the Supreme Court. It was concerning the plight of migrant workers; stranded in different parts...
NCLAT, in December 2019, had restored Cyrus Mistry as the Executive Chairman of Tata Group.

Supreme Court Allows Cyrus Mistry’s Appeal Against NCLAT’s Decision, Tags Ratan Tata’s Appeal

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The Apex Court allowed Cyrus Mistry's cross-action appeal against NCLAT's decision on May 29, 2020. Explicitly, the judgement had reinstated Mistry to his post...
The Petitioner seeks directions to change the name of the High Court of Bombay to that of 'High Court of Maharashtra'.

PIL in Supreme Court Seeks Renaming of High Court of Bombay

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A former judge of the Labor Court filed a PIL in the Apex Court today. He sought directions to change the name of the...
The Court observed that disciplinary inquiry against an employee can continue even after his retirement.

Employee Can be Punished Even After Retirement : Supreme Court

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Hon'ble Supreme Court heard the case of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited v. Sri Rabindra Choubey. The Court by a majority of 2:1 observed...
Dushyant Dave made the statements, in the lecture, ‘Role of Judiciary in a pandemic’; the All India Lawyers Union organized on May 23, 2020.

Dushyant Dave: “Supreme Court has Failed the Citizens of India in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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Dushyant Dave opined that the Judges chose to sit silently in their ivory towers; when great misery befell on the citizens of India; after...
The Supreme Court has now issued guidelines for the entrants, considering the increasing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court Issues Guidelines For Access To Lawyers’ Chamber Block

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The Supreme Court has issued guidelines for entrants to all the Lawyers' Chamber Block in the Supreme Court premises; taking into account the suggestions...
LG Polymers Plant

Vizag Gas Leak: Supreme Court Refuses to Issue Notice in LG Polymers Petition

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The Supreme Court on May 19 refused to issue notice in a plea filed by LG Polymers. The petition challenged the order of the...
Apex Court emphasized that the right of a journalist under Article 19(1)(a)  is not higher than the right of a citizen to speak or express.

Supreme Court Refuses to Quash FIRs Against Arnab Goswami

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The Supreme Court, on May 19, 2020, declined to transfer the investigation into the First Information Reports (FIRs); filed against journalist Arnab Goswami to...
SCBA passed a resolution in April urging the CJI to cancel the summer vacation.

Summer Vacation Being Converted Into A Period Of Functioning: Supreme Court

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The Hon'ble Chief Justice of India declared the five-week summer vacation period to be a period of functioning of the Hon'ble Supreme Court. The...
On May 12, the Gujarat High Court ruled against the election of Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.

Supreme Court Stays Gujarat High Court’s Order Against the Election of Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

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Earlier today, the Supreme Court stayed the Gujarat High Court order; allowing the election of former state law minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama as void. A...
The Petition asserts that workers are already leading a life of trials and tribulations due to the lockdown.

Dilution of Labour Laws Challenged in the Supreme Court

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Advocate on record Nirmal Kumar Ambastha moved a petition in the Supreme Court. The petition sought directions to quash the notifications issued by the...
Recently, the Supreme Court issued a circular concerning use of A4 sized paper.

Supreme Court Exempts Lawyers from Using A4 Sized Paper Amid Lockdown

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In view of the nationwide lockdown, the Supreme Court exempted lawyers and petitioners-in-persons from filing petitions and documents on A4 size papers; until June...
In a first for the Supreme Court, the single-judge benches will be hearing petitions from May 13, 2020.

Supreme Court’s Single Judge Benches to Tackle Piled-Up Cases

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In a first for the Supreme Court, the single-judge benches will be hearing certain kinds of petitions from May 13, 2020. The purpose of...
Supreme court refrained from passing any directions whatsoever on the issue of internet speed restrictions in J&K.

Supreme Court Refuses to Pass Directions on Internet Speed Restrictions in J&K

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On May 11, 2020, the Supreme Court disposed of the petition on internet speed restrictions. The Foundation of Media Professionals filed this petition. The...
"Let the government decide where to start. Everyone wants his say on COVID-19 situation"- SC Held on Petition for Special Purpose Fund

Supreme Court Refuses to Entertain Petition for Special Purpose Fund for the NRIs

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The Supreme Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation by an organisation, 'Kerala Pravasi Sangham' seeking directions to the Centre; to frame proper guidelines for...
Construction stones for Ram Temple at Ayodhya; following the Apex Court verdict in Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute.

Babri Masjid Demolition: Supreme Court Sets Deadline For CBI Court To Pronounce Verdict

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In a major development, the Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, directed the CBI Court in Lucknow to conduct the proceedings of the decades-old...
On May 5, 2020, the Supreme Court of India designated as many as 228 Lawyers as Advocates-on-record.

228 Lawyers Appointed as Advocates-on-Record by the Supreme Court

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On May 5, 2020, the Supreme Court of India designated as many as 228 Lawyers as Advocates-on-record. After the lawyers moved in an application...
The juvenile age of the accused and the alarming attitude of objectification in the Bois Locker Room makes this a sensitive issue.

Bois Locker Room: Petition Filed in Supreme Court for Probe

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Three practising lawyers have submitted a letter petition to the Supreme Court. It asks for proceedings to be instituted in regard to the Instagram...
Arnab Goswami alleges that the complaints against him are at the behest of "certain political and vested interests".

Arnab Moves Supreme Court in Bandra Case; Accuses Police of Malice & Ill-Will

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Days after an FIR was registered against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, the senior journalist approached the Supreme Court; demanding to quash the FIR....
Ms. Mahua Moitra, Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar, West Bengal.

Supreme Court Decides on Plea by Mahua Moitra Challenging MCA Circular on CSR

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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) issued a circular under challenge in the Supreme Court. The impugned circular excludes donations made to Chief Minister’s...
Palghar Lynching

Palghar Lynching: Supreme Court Refuses to Stay the On-going Investigation by the CID

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On April 16, two saints travelling from Mumbai to Surat lynched at Palghar by a mob of 200 people. As a result, both the...
Supreme Court held that parents having visitation rights may resort to electronic means to meet their children amid the lockdown.

Supreme Court Grants Virtual Visitation Rights to Parents

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The Supreme Court held that parents having visitation rights; may resort to electronic means to meet their children due to the nationwide lockdown. All...