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, 2 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea urging it to pass judgment on bull taming sport Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal on Saturday. A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who requested for the verdict, that it is unfair to ask the bench to pass an order. The apex court, however, said that the draft of judgment has been prepared but it was not possible to deliver it before Saturday when Jallikattu is to be organised. The court ...Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 3 weeks 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, 1 month ago
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sakshi Maharaj was on Saturday booked for allegedly hurting religious feelings after he indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country that sparked a controversy, days after Supreme Court outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion or caste. As the outburst by the MP from Unnao in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh drew strong condemnation from opposition parties, the BJP distanced itself from the comments made at a ‘sant sammelan’ on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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