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NGO tells top court govt trying to ‘overreach’

In its rejoinder to the Supreme Court notice on the presidential reference sent to the apex court by the UPA government in the wake of the 2G case judgment, NGO CPIL, the main petitioner, has accused

No SC relief for govt on sub-quota issue

In a major setback to the UPA government pressing for reservation to Muslims, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected its interim plea to allow the IITs to have admission of minority students as a sep

Centre submits Muslim sub-quota papers to SC

In response to the Supreme Court’s probing query about the “material” to support the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward Muslims in Central institutions of higher learning, the Centre on Tuesday placed before the apex court at least half-a-dozen documents it considered as “relevant” to justify its decision.

Hearing was on limited plea: AG

Attorney-general G.E. Vahanvati stressed that Monday’s hearing was on a “limited” plea for permitting counselling of nearly 325 students from the “minority” community by the IITs as an interim measure as the admission process will be over by June 30, but the top court was not impressed and questioned the logic behind making such a plea without examining the issue in detail.

Minority quota: SC pulls up govt for ‘mishandling’

The Supreme Court Monday refused to stay the Andhra Pradesh high court verdict striking down the 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward Muslims within the ambit of 27 per cent OBC reservations.

SC parameters come into focus

The Andhra Pradesh high court verdict quashing the provision of 4.5 per cent reservation to socially and educationally backward Muslims made by the Centre has once again brought to the focus two order

SC: rape destroys social equilibrium

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the life sentence to a man from Uttar Pradesh for strangling to death a nine-year-old girl after a failed to rape her due to intervention of her five-year-old broth

‘New HCs can’t rule on old cases’

The Supreme Court, in an important ruling on jurisdictional powers of a new high court set up in a newly-formed state, on Monday ruled that it cannot have retrospective jurisdiction on the disputes th

SC: Babus can’t claim seniori

Public servants sleeping over their “right of seniority” in service cannot make a belated claim for it from a court of law, the Supreme Court has ruled while stating that “belated” interference by the

Top court cautions judges on accepting rape victim testimony

At a time when a rape victim woman’s statement is being accepted by the courts on its face value to award punishment to the person accused of sexually assaulting her, the Supreme Court on Friday put u

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