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Why only bureaucrats as information commissioners, asks SC

Why only bureaucrats as information commissioners, asks SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday frowned at the way appointments to the information commissions, both at the Centre and in states, were being made only from the serving or retired bureaucrats, overlooking the mandate of the Right to Information Act which says eminent people from diverse fields should[Read More…]

Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna to be sworn in on Friday

Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges

New Delhi, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. With their swearing in, the apex court now has 28 judges against its sanctioned strength of 31. Before their elevation[Read More…]

SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force

SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force

New Delhi, In a setback to Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined their plea seeking they be allowed to appoint Director General of state police through their own selection process instead of approaching the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Dismissing the applications[Read More…]

No Indian content on Pakistan TV, it damages our culture: SC

No Indian content on Pakistan TV, it damages our culture: SC

Islamabad, Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory[Read More…]

CBI Director Alok Verma re-joins office

CBI Director Alok Verma re-joins office

New Delhi, A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director with limited powers, he resumed office on Wednesday. Verma, who was sent on forced leave on the intervening night of October 23-24, returned to work after almost two-and-a-half months. He left[Read More…]

SC constitutes 5-judge Constitution bench for Ayodhya

New Delhi, A five-Judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been constituted to hear the title suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya case, which will begin hearing on January 10. The others in the bench will be Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice N.V.[Read More…]

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