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Supreme Court refuses to change decision in Saumya murder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala Government against its decision finding the main accused not guilty in the prominent Saumya rape and murder case of Kerala.The case, analogous to the Nirbhaya episode of Delhi, had shocked the state.The incident happened in 2011, when 23-year-old Soumya

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All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops.Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the

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Govt likely to intensify efforts to create All India Judicial Service

Despite setbacks and opposition from both state governments and the judiciary, the central government is not ready to give up the proposal to set up an all India service for recruitment of judges modeled on the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.The idea was officially endorsed five years

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Patiala House rioting lawyers may lose license, Bar Council institutes probe

The Bar Council of India, the top professional body for lawyers, has instituted a new enquiry into the violence in Patiala House court compound.The panel will consist of three members.If the findings are adverse, the rioting lawyers could lose their advocates' license, which will prevent them from practicing law.The Bar

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Supreme Court upholds 8th pass as minimum for Panchayat elections in Haryana

The Supreme Court of India has upheld the Haryana Panchayati Raj (amendment) Act 2015 that bans anyone with less than 8th standard education from standing for Panchayati Raj elections.They can, however, stand for Parliament and State Assembly elections.For general category candidates, the minimum qualification is 10th standard pass.The law has

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Supreme Court stays CERC order on transfer of FTIL shares in IEX

Financial Technologies said that the Supreme Court has stayed an earlier order by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission directing Indian Energy Exchange to transfer its shares in the exchange to a trust.The CERC issued the order on June 26, 2015, directing FTIL (Financial Technologies) to transfer its entire shareholding in

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Coal block de-allocation could hit some power projects, metal cos – Crisil

The deallocation of coal blocks by the Supreme Court will hit metal players harder than most power players, Crisil Research said in a report. Power costs in West Bengal and Punjab could rise, it added.It said power generation companies will be able to pass through increased costs, but not metal

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