Plea By Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Govts to ban Padmaavat rejected: SC

On January 23, the Supreme Court dismissed the review petitions by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments seeking ban on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat on January 25 in their respective states. Headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the bench declined to accept their request to reconsider its earlier order on law and the […]

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Ban on ‘Padmaavat’ imposed by some states stayed: SC

On January 18, the Supreme Court stayed the ban on the release of the film ‘Padmaavat’ imposed by four states, allowing for an all-India release on January 25. The SC, in its order, also restrained other states from issuing such a ban on the exhibition of the film. It asserted that all states are constitutionally […]

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Plea to cancel CBFC certificate to ‘Padmaavat’ rejected: SC

On January 19, the Supreme Court rejected a plea seeking urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that desired cancellation of Censor Board’s certificate given to the controversial Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud also scraped the submission that the screening of the movie may […]

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Notice issued to Centre over Hindi prayer in KVs: SC

Taking cognizance of a petition filed in the court related to the Morning Prayer in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) schools, the Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Centre asking whether it promotes a particular religion and violates the Constitution. “It is a very important constitutional issue,” the court said while hearing the petition filed […]

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Every instance of wrong reporting doesn’t amount to defamation: SC

Upholding the constitutionality of Section 499 Indian Penal Code (IPC), dealing with the offence of defamation, the Supreme Court has ruled that the wrong reporting by journalists does not amount to defamation every time. The bench of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud were hearing a defamation […]

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Submit plan to fill vacancies in NCDRC and CAT: SC to Centre

Taking note of the depleting strength, the Supreme Court has asked the Central government to submit a plan in the court to fill the vacant posts in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) and Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). As per reports, NCDRC has only eight members out of the sanctioned strength of 11. Four […]

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Reverse stand on national anthem in theatres: Centre to SC

The Centre has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court asking the top court to reverse its stand on the mandatory playing of national anthem in cinema halls till an inter-ministerial committee formed by the government comes out with its recommendations within six months. The affidavit filed by Deepak Kumar, Under Secretary to the Indian […]

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Tobacco products must carry 85% pictorial warning: SC

The Supreme Court has stayed the Karnataka High Court order which had struck down the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014 for being unconstitutional. The petitioner had challenged the Karnataka High Court order directing the reduction of the size of the pictorial warning on tobacco products from 85 percent to […]

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Private law colleges can’t be flourishing like this: SC

Hearing a case related to the establishment of private law colleges in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court has said that there should be some restrictions, as one person cannot have ten children. The court was hearing an appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu government against Madras High Court’s order cancelling the Tamil Nadu Establishment of […]

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