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SC refuses to stay HC order on shrines

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay the Gujarat high court order asking the Modi government to provide financial aid for rebuilding of over 500 religious places, mainly mosques damaged during the 2002 riots, but gave the state an “option” to formulate a policy in this regard.

‘Minerals, mines nation’s wealth’

At a time when the Centre is seeking clarification from the Supreme Court through a Presidential reference on 2G case judgement extending the public trust doctrine to all natural resources suggesting auction as the only mode for their allocation, the top court in another verdict has strengthened the theory, saying that the government should direct its policy towards distribution of the natural resources only to “subserve” the common good.

NGO files PIL in SC over Assam riots

In the wake of the flaring of ethnic riots in Assam, the Supreme Court was approached on Friday for protection of the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Sikh migrants forced out of erstwhile East Pakistan

SC: Heavy fine is against policy

In an important judgement on sentencing policy laid down in the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has rejected the “evolution” of a new jurisprudence for imposing heavy fine in murder cases and oth

Govt ends arguments, says judiciary can’t ‘overstep’

The Union government on Wednesday closed its arguments on presidential reference on 2G case judgement of the Supreme Court with the attorney-general pleading a constitution bench to clarify whether th

Tourism banned in tiger reserves

In order to give “inviolate space” to tigers for their undisturbed breeding, the Supreme Court on Tuesday banned all forms of tourism in national tiger reserves with immediate effect, warning states it would take strict action, including imposing fines, if this order was not implemented in letter and spirit.

SC slashes quota for Haj pilgrims

The Supreme Court on Monday reduced substantially the government’s 'discretionary and dignitaries' quota among Haj pilgrims. It has slashed the 2012 Haj quota from the proposed 5,050 to 300


TN can repair dam with Kerala official present: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Tamil Nadu government’s plea for taking up the work for repair and cleaning of controversial Mullaiperiyar dam, which has been declared as safe by an empowerment co

SC cuts Haj VIP quota to 300 from 5,050

The Supreme Court, which in a judgement given in May 2011 had recommended the “phasing out” of the subsidy for Haj pilgrim to Muslims, on Monday slammed the government proposal for fixing a “discretio

SC sets up panel for Yatra deaths

Taking suo motu notice of the very high death toll during the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage, the Supreme Court on Friday set up an 11-member committee under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir governo

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