The Supreme Court on Friday said it cannot pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned. Disposing of a plea seeking directions to bring back the treasured diamond to India, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it cannot ask a foreign government not to auction a property. The court made it clear it could not pass an order with regard to a property which was in another country. “We are quite surprised that such petitions ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The O Panneerselvam camp on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Tamil Nadu assembly speaker rejecting their demand for a secret ballot during the February 18 trust vote won by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA K Pandiarajan, who is considered close to former chief minister Panneerselvam, has filed a petition in the apex court in which he has sought a direction for quashing Speaker P Dhanapal’s decision rejecting ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigative Team on black money, Justice Arijit Pasayat, said Rs 70,000 crore of black money has been unearthed so far and the sixth report on it will be submitted to the apex court in April. He said Rs 70,000 crore of black money, including more than Rs 16,000 crore detected after probe launched into global leaks about Indians stashing funds abroad, has been unearthed through different schemes of the government. After a meeting with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The following is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of the Congress on February 28, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House press office. TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are remindedof our nation’s path toward civil rights ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Diverting from the norm, the Bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy overturned the Karnataka high court's acquittal and restored the judgment of the trial court in toto. This, despite the fact that many an apex court decision, including the one in State of Uttar Pradesh v. Chet Ram & Ors, has laid down that the court's power under Article 136 of the Constitution ought to be exercised with care and restraint in setting aside a judgement of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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