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SC asks Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its stand to hold even symbolic Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 on whether it would reconsider its decision to hold a symbolic Kanwar Yatra in the state, saying the right to life is paramount. A bench of Justices RF Nariman and B R Gavai said that it is of the prima face view that all kinds of sentiments are subservient to Article 21 of the Constitution. It said the Uttar Pradesh government cannot be allowed to hold Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid . The…

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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba set to seek vote of confidence

Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to face a vote of confidence in the reinstated lower House of parliament on Sunday, according to media reports. Deuba, 75, the president of Nepali Congress, took the oath of office and secrecy on July 13, a day after a five-member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for the second time in five months. The first meeting of the restored House will be held at 4 pm local…

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All IPL matches suspended indefinitely: Centre to HC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that all Indian Premier League (IPL) matches have been suspended, and therefore, nothing remains in the plea to stop the fixtures to be held in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh was informed about the suspension of the IPL matches by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The court adjourned the matter to May 19 as no one appeared for the petitioner. The petition was filed by Karan S Thukral, a lawyer, who had…

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Sensex rallies 458 pts to end above 50K for first time; Nifty tops 14,750

 Extending its Budget bull run for the third day, the Sensex rallied 458 points to end above the 50,000 mark for the first time ever on Wednesday, led by broad-based gains amid positive cues from global markets. After touching a record intra-day high of 50,526.39, the 30-share index ended at 50,255.75, up 458.03 points or 0.92 per cent. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty surged 142.10 points or 0.97 per cent to its fresh closing record of 14,789.95. It touched an all-time high of 14,868.85 during the day. IndusInd Bank was…

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Beant Singh assassination case: SC asks Centre to decide by Jan 26 Rajoana’s plea to commute death penalty

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre to take a decision before January 26 on Balwant S Rajoana’s plea seeking commutation of death penalty in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that the decision be taken before the Republic Day which is a “good date”. “We will give two-three weeks. You should complete the process before January 26. January 26 is a good day. It will be appropriate if you take a decision before that,” the bench said.…

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SC issues show-cause notices to Kamra, Taneja in contempt cases

The Supreme Court issued show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja on Friday for their alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah sought response from the two in six weeks on the notices issued in two separate cases. It, however, exempted them from personal appearances in the cases. The top court had reserved its order on Thursday on a batch of pleas seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra and Taneja. Attorney General…

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Stubble burning: SC keeps in abeyance its Oct 16 order appointing Justice M B Lokur panel

The Supreme Court Monday kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing one-man panel of retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the steps taken by neighbouring states to prevent stubble burning, which is a major cause of pollution in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR). A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the order while considering the Centre’s stand that it is coming out with a comprehensive legislation to deal with air pollution, including the aspect of stubble burning. “The only issue is people…

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Pandit Jasraj cremated with state honours

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj was on Thursday cremated with state honours in the presence of his family members and close friends. The 90-year-old music doyen, who belonged to the Mewati Gharana, passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, America. He was in the US when the coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced and had decided to stay back in the country. Pandit Jasraj’s son, Shaarang Dev Pandit, performed the last rites, which were followed by a 21-gun salute at Vile Parle’s Pawan Hans Crematorium.…

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SC asks DOT to apprise how it will recover AGR dues from Telecos facing insolvency

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Department of Telecom (DoT) to apprise it as how it plans to recover Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) related dues from telecom companies facing insolvency proceedings and whether spectrum given to these companies can be sold. The DoT told the top court that their stand is that the spectrum cannot be sold by the telecom companies facing insolvency proceedings as it is not their property. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for…

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Top Court Junks Plea Against Middle-Seat Occupancy In Air India Flights

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a pilot’s plea seeking modification of its order which allowed Air India to fill the middle seats while operating its non-scheduled flights to bring back Indians stranded abroad up to June 6. An intervention application was filed by Deven Kanani, seeking modification of May 25 order on the ground that there has been spike in number of Covid-19 cases, and even if a single flight (international /domestic) operates with full occupancy then many other passengers and crew are likely to get infected. …

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