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Ayodhya verdict: Security of 5 Supreme Court judges beefed up

The enhanced security has been put in place since Saturday, when the judges -- Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, CJI-designate Sharad Arvind Bobde and justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer -- delivered the verdict in the century-old dispute.
As part of the security drill, additional troops have been deployed at the residences of the judges with some barricades on the roads leading to their houses.(Photo: Sourced/ Hindustan Times)
As part of the security drill, additional troops have been deployed at the residences of the judges with some barricades on the roads leading to their houses.(Photo: Sourced/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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CJI’s courtroom witnesses rare site on judgment day in Ayodhya case

The judgement was scheduled to be delivered at 10:30 AM but lawyers representing various parties and journalists have started reaching the apex court two hours in advance.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 9, 2019: A Hindu devotee blows the conch in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid case at Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, November 9, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 9, 2019: A Hindu devotee blows the conch in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid case at Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, November 9, 2019. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 10, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Ayodhya verdict: Security strengthened for 5 Supreme Court judges delivering Ayodhya verdict

The judges who will deliver the verdict are SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, SA Nazeer and CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
The Constitution bench headed by CJI Gogoi has heard a batch of cross-appeals against a 2010 Allabahad high court judgment.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Constitution bench headed by CJI Gogoi has heard a batch of cross-appeals against a 2010 Allabahad high court judgment.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Law to label persons as terrorists up for review

The challenges to the changes were filed by an individual Sajal Awasthi and NGO Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR).
The petitioners said the changed provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which were enacted on August 9, are unconstitutional.(HT image)
The petitioners said the changed provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which were enacted on August 9, are unconstitutional.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 12:42 AM IST
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Idol worship in part of site doesn’t prove title, SC told

As the senior advocate resumed his arguments, justice Nazeer asked him if he disputed the shebait rights. When Dhavan replied in the negative, justice Bhushan posed another query.
To worship the idols in the outer courtyard did not mean that Hindus had the title to the place.(HT image)
To worship the idols in the outer courtyard did not mean that Hindus had the title to the place.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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‘Maybe Babur’s mansion, not a mosque’, Supreme Court told in Ayodhya dispute

The bench, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, posed the questions to senior advocate PN Mishra, the advocate of the Ram Mandir Revitalisation Committee – whether the existence of a mosque can be negated.
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Muslims praying at site doesn’t give them right to claim, SC told

Basing his argument on the photographs of the disputed site taken in 1990, the lawyer said photos of pillars, motifs, inscriptions at the disputed site show that the structure was primarily Hindu.
The Supreme Court.(HT image)
The Supreme Court.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 02:40 AM IST
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Meghalaya pulled up over illegal mining

Meghalaya to give the money to Central Pollution Control Board for failing to curb illegal mining in the state.
Last year in December, 15 miners were trapped in a mine after the illegal coal mine they were digging got flooded in the coal-rich East Jaintia Hills, an area where illegal mining was rife despite a National Green Tribunal ban on such activities.(AFP)
Last year in December, 15 miners were trapped in a mine after the illegal coal mine they were digging got flooded in the coal-rich East Jaintia Hills, an area where illegal mining was rife despite a National Green Tribunal ban on such activities.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Private vehicle on public road is considered a ‘public place’: Supreme Court

The top court also said a person drinking in such a vehicle or being found in an inebriated state will be considered an offence in Bihar.
The Supreme Court(File photo)
The Supreme Court(File photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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2013 IPL spot fixing: SC says BCCI Ombudsman to reconsider quantum of punishment for S Sreesanth

Sreesanth had earlier claimed in the top court that the life ban was “completely unfair” and the Delhi Police had “continuously tortured” him in custody to extract confession of his involvement in the case.
Sreesanth, former Indian cricketer reacts after the verdict in match fixing case, at Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 15, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Sreesanth, former Indian cricketer reacts after the verdict in match fixing case, at Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 15, 2019.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Ayodhya case sent to 3 mediators including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, get 4 weeks

The Supreme Court appointed a panel for mediation in the Ayodhya case. The panel has to submit its report in four weeks.
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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‘Give mediation a chance’: Supreme Court says on Ayodhya case

Supreme Court said even if there is a 1% chance of an amicable resolution of the issue, it should be given a chance.
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi took up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(REUTERS)
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi took up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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Supreme Court begins hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case

On January 27, the Supreme Court cancelled a scheduled January 29 hearing because justice Bobde was not available that day.
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will on Tuesday take up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(HT Photo)
A Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will on Tuesday take up the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 10:43 AM IST
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Ayodhya, Rafale cases to come up in Supreme Court today

The new Supreme Court Constitution Bench is expected to fix a date to begin the hearings and prepare a schedule. The top court will also consider the review petitions filed in the contentious Rafale aircraft deal against its December 14 judgment “in chambers” later in the afternoon.
Supreme Court, in New Delhi, India. Image for representation.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court, in New Delhi, India. Image for representation.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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AAP vs Centre: Supreme Court says Centre controls Delhi’s anti-corruption branch, divided on services

The Supreme Court’s constitution bench, which had taken a hard look at the relationship between the Centre and the elected government, had last year marked the broad contours. This judgment had ruled that the city’s Lieutenant Governor did not have independent decision-making powers and the real power had to lie with the elected government.
Two judges of the Supreme Court will soon decide the Aam Aadmi Party’s challenge to the Centre’s orders stripping the city government of its powers over the anti-corruption branch, bureaucrats and more.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Two judges of the Supreme Court will soon decide the Aam Aadmi Party’s challenge to the Centre’s orders stripping the city government of its powers over the anti-corruption branch, bureaucrats and more.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Supreme Court asks Sreesanth why he didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixing

The apex court observed that conduct of Sreesanth, who is facing life ban for his alleged involvement in the sensational spot-fixing scandal, in the entire episode was “not good”.
File image of S Sreesanth.(AFP)
File image of S Sreesanth.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 08:38 PM IST
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Supreme Court reconstitutes Ayodhya bench, with 2 new judges, case to be heard on Jan 29

The new bench has replaced the old one headed by the Chief Justice with probable chief justices of India as its members: justices SA Bobde, NV Ramana, UU Lalit and DY CHandrachud.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case pending before the Supreme Court was expected to be heard in October, but the court pushed its hearing to January.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case pending before the Supreme Court was expected to be heard in October, but the court pushed its hearing to January.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Will bring ordinance on dance bars, if needed: Maharashtra

The Supreme Court’s order on Thursday brought reprieve to dance bar owners and employees by striking down rules that virtually prohibited their running. The court ruled that there could be ‘regulations’ but not ‘total prohibition’.
The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)
The Maharashtra government on Friday said that, if needed, an ordinance will be brought to enforce rules to regulate dance bars in the state.(HT File photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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Supreme Court rewrites rules for Maharashtra dance bars shut for 13 years

The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners challenging the Maharashtra government’s new rules on the functioning of dance bars in the state.
The order, which came on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners, also overturned the rule that prohibited serving alcohol in bars.(HT Photo)
The order, which came on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners, also overturned the rule that prohibited serving alcohol in bars.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Supreme Court to hear plea against Citizenship Amendment Bill after Rajya Sabha clears it

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, provides for according Indian citizenship to the Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis who fled religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India, instead of the 12 years currently, even if they do not possess any document.
The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Monday said a plea challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, could only be taken up after the bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2019 09:24 PM IST
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Supreme Court will today deliver verdict on all-India ban on firecrackers this Diwali

The court had asked Centre to suggest measures to be taken for curbing pollution and what will be the effect of Diwali firecrackers on the public at large.
The apex court had on August 8 said a spike in PM 2.5 levels in the air is a severe problem as the particulate matter remains in people’s lungs, leading to serious health implications.(Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)
The apex court had on August 8 said a spike in PM 2.5 levels in the air is a severe problem as the particulate matter remains in people’s lungs, leading to serious health implications.(Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 10:36 AM IST
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SC begins hearing on Delhi govt-L-G tussle

A constitution bench led by chief justice Dipak Misra had on July 4 ruled that the lieutenant-governor was bound to act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s appeal against the Delhi high court verdict holding the lieutenant-governor — currently Anil Baijal — as the executive head of the National Capital.(PTI)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s appeal against the Delhi high court verdict holding the lieutenant-governor — currently Anil Baijal — as the executive head of the National Capital.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:41 AM IST
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SC to examine plea for CBI probe into alleged killing of BJP workers in Bengal

The petition filed by a BJP leader and advocate Gaurav Bhatia, alleges that family members of the victims were being threatened and police have not registered FIRs.
A two-judge bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the West Bengal government and the CBI to file their response to the petition within four weeks.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A two-judge bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the West Bengal government and the CBI to file their response to the petition within four weeks.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 09:37 PM IST
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SC notice to Election Commisson over Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot’s plea alleging duplicate voters in MP, Rajasthan

During the hearing, senior advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot, said it was found there were over 60 lakh duplicate voters in the voters’ list in Madhya Pradesh.
The Supreme Court also issued notices to the state election commissions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court also issued notices to the state election commissions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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SC slams govt on failing to make public institutions accessible for the differently-abled

The top court had on December 15, 2017 passed 11 directions which include making public institutions, transport and educational institutions disabled-friendly.
The top court said the right to dignity, which is ensured in the constitutional set up for every citizen, applies with much more vigour in cases of persons suffering from disability and it was duty of the State and public authorities to lay down proper norms in this regard.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The top court said the right to dignity, which is ensured in the constitutional set up for every citizen, applies with much more vigour in cases of persons suffering from disability and it was duty of the State and public authorities to lay down proper norms in this regard.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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CJI is ‘master of roster’, follows convention, reiterates Supreme Court

Friday’s judgment reiterates the legal position on the controversial issue that hit the headlines in November last year.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Describing the CJI as “first among equals,” a bench of justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said although the constitution was silent on the CJI’s role as the master of the roster, his power was based on a healthy practice and “convention”.(PTI File Photo)
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Describing the CJI as “first among equals,” a bench of justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said although the constitution was silent on the CJI’s role as the master of the roster, his power was based on a healthy practice and “convention”.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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No salary or perks to rebel JD(U) MP Sharad Yadav, can have official house, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s decision came on a plea by JD (U)’s Rajya Sabha MP Ramchandra Prasad Singh challenging the Delhi High Court’s interim order which had allowed Sharad Yadav to retain his official residence in New Delhi and draw his salary, allowances and perks.
File photo of rebel Janata Dal (United) leader and former party president Sharad Yadav.(HT Photo)
File photo of rebel Janata Dal (United) leader and former party president Sharad Yadav.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:59 PM IST
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Why the Supreme Court’s verdict after Karnataka polls is critical for India

In doing so, it further cemented a strong past record in preserving the democratic process, and set an important precedent for the future
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks to media personnel after a court hearing on Karnataka issue, outside Supreme Court in New Delhi, May 18(HT Photo/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks to media personnel after a court hearing on Karnataka issue, outside Supreme Court in New Delhi, May 18(HT Photo/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2018 08:42 AM IST
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In Aadhaar hearing, Justice Chandrachud recalls ailing mother’s trouble to get pension

Justice DY Chandrachud said that authentication was a serious issue. “It’s not largesse. It is not charity...we have to find answers for these problems,” he said.
Justice DY Chandrachud said that there was a class of needy people who may not get the benefits due to authentication failures.(Reuters File Photo)
Justice DY Chandrachud said that there was a class of needy people who may not get the benefits due to authentication failures.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 10:34 PM IST
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SC reserves order on Shanti Bhushan’s PIL on allocation of cases

Attorney General K K Venugopal opposed Bhushan’s PIL before a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan and said the exercise of allocation of cases has to be done by one person and that has to be the CJI.
View of Supreme Court, New Delhi, India.(AP File Photo)
View of Supreme Court, New Delhi, India.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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