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India’s new chief justice-Dipak Misra

Justice Dipak Misra took oath as India 45th Chief Justice on Monday following the retirement JS Khehar a day earlier.

At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Misra took the oath in English. Continue reading

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“Right to Privacy” is now a Fundamental Right

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court’s declaration that citizens have a ‘right to be left alone’ is a huge milestone in the history of the Indian Republic and civil rights.

The court has ruled that citizens have a fundamental  right to privacy.

The court has not elaborated the  “privacy” word – it has given an illustrative example as to what privacy means. It said privacy includes at its core the preservation of personal intimacies, the sanctity of family life, marriage, procreation, the home and sexual orientation. By doing so, the court has affirmed an unwritten and ambiguous right, though recognised internationally as a fundamental human right.  Continue reading

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All about “Right to Privacy” in India

Right to Privacy:

Right to privacy is one such right which has come to its existence after widening up the dimensions of Article 21. The constitution in specific doesn’t grant any right to privacy as such. However, such a right has been culled by the Supreme Court from Art. 21 and several other provisions of the constitution read with the Directive Principles of State Policy.

Article 21 of the Constitution of India states that “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”. Continue reading

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HC declared River Ganga a living entity, SC put an hold on order.

On Friday, The Supreme Court put an hold on Uttarakhand high court decision declaring the river Ganga a living entity and applying on it the same legal rights as a person. The state government had challenged the decision in the Supreme Court, saying it be relieved of the duty of being the legal guardian of the holiest Hindu river, also one of the most polluted in the world. Continue reading

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SC rejected the plea of Sahara group to extend the deadline

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to extend the July 15 deadline for payment of a second installment of Rs.552 crore by the Sahara Group to a dedicated Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)-Sahara account.
A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra said that it was not inclined to grant any extension and directed that the cheque be deposited in the designated account by the stipulated date.
In case the cheque isn’t honoured, the court said that it would begin the process of auction of the group’s Pune-based property, Aamby Valley, on hold right now.
The bench also warned of consequences for Sahara chief, Subrata Roy, should the cheque be dishonoured. Continue reading

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Election commissioners appointment should be more transparent – SC

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday,the Supreme Court warned the central government , it must write a law on the appointment of election commissioners or face an intervention by the judiciary.

Appointment of the election commissioner should be more transparent. Presently, the government appoints election commissioners without consulting other political parties.

The court came with this issue a day after the government named Achal Kumar Joti as the next chief election commissioner succeeding Nasim Zaidi for a period of six months. Continue reading

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You might get opportunity to deposit banned notes

New Delhi : The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday to come up with a policy to offer a window to people who could not deposit their demonetised notes for legitimate reasons before last year’s December 30 deadline.

“What if someone is ill and could not deposit the money. If someone has a genuine reason, you cannot deny him the opportunity to deposit the money. You cannot be allowed to deprive a person of his money,” a bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar told solicitor general Ranjit Kumar. Continue reading

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SC permitted women to abort 26 week Pregnancy

New Delhi: India has a strict anti-abortion law that prohibits medical termination of pregnancy after a period of 20 weeks, except when the mother’s health and life are at risk. The law is intended to prevent the practice of female foeticide, rampant in a patriarchal society obsessed with a male heir.

A pregnant woman from West Bengal was allowed by the Supreme Court on Monday to abort her 26-week foetus suffering from grave cardiac ailments.

The decision is based on a report filed by a medical board and Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital advising an abortion. Continue reading

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