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No bungalows to Uttar Pradesh’s Ex-CMs: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently ruled that the State of Uttar Pradesh cannot allot government bungalows for life to its ex-Chief Ministers and hence declared Ex-Chief Ministers Residence Allotment Rules, 1997 issued by executive orders as invalid and illegal. … Continue reading

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Aadhaar Card not mandatory: SC

Agreeing that the legal position regarding the existence of the fundamental right to privacy is ‘doubtful’, the Supreme Court of India referred the issue to be placed before the Chief Justice of India to be marked for an appropriate Bench. … Continue reading

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No to politicians photo in government advertisements: SC

The Supreme Court of India laid down guidelines on content regulation of government advertising and restrained the Governments from using public funds on advertisements which are primarily intended to project individual functionaries of the Government or a political party. The … Continue reading

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Proviso to Sec 113 IT Act retrospective in nature: SC

In a very important ruling regarding levy of surcharge on block assessment of income, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the proviso to Section 113 of the Income Tax Act imposing surcharge shall not have a retrospective affect. “…….. … Continue reading

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Warrant required to search cellphones: USSC

In a ruling that will impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a warrant is required to search the cellphones of the people they arrest. “Police generally may not, without … Continue reading

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Courts to exercise contempt jurisdiction with ‘care & caution’: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified the contours of the power of the Court while exercising its contempt jurisdiction and ruled that the power should be exercised with the greatest of ‘care and caution’. “The power … Continue reading

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Unexplained Delay ground for commutation of death sentence: SC

In a landmark ruling, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that “unexplained and inordinate” delays in the execution of the death penalty were grounds to change the sentences to life imprisonment. The Court said, “if there … Continue reading

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