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November 8, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva said yesterday (Wednesday) the President had been vested with powers to dissolve Parliament under 33 (2) C of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He told that this special provision was incorporated into the Constitution under duties, powers and functions of th...
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October 30, 2018 3:18 am gmt |
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A Supreme Court determination will be sought by the Election Commission on its role against the backdrop of the government’s repeated failure to hold provincial council elections, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday (Monday). The last straw on conducting the elections was the recommen...
In India
August 24, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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The Kerala government yesterday (Thursday) claimed in the Supreme Court that sudden releases of water from the Mullaperiyar dam was a cause for the floods in the State. In an affidavit, Kerala slammed Tamil Nadu for allegedly ignoring its repeated entreaties for controlled release of water from the r...
In India
July 25, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court on yesterday (Tuesday) said the government’s stand on completing the appointment of a Lokpal, an ombudsman to protect the common man from corruption in public service and power centres, was “wholly unsatisfactory.” The court was reacting to an affidavit filed by the government, the ...
In India
May 10, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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A trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution”, a Supreme Court bench observed today. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, while hearing a Kerala medical college matters, was critical of the lawyers critici...
In India
April 27, 2018 5:35 am gmt |
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Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court on Friday. Her appointment received the Presidential warrant, or requisite clearance to take oath, Wednesday. She is the first woman to be elevated to the post of Supreme Court judge from the Bar. On taking oath, Malhotra will b...
In India
April 11, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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The Centre’s reluctance to set up a separate authority to distribute Cauvery waters among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry clearly stems from purely electoral reasons. With an eye on the coming Assembly poll in Karnataka, it failed to implement the Supreme Court order asking it to set up ...
In India
March 29, 2018 10:40 am gmt |
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Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday, March 29, 2018, batted for setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), saying it was the “only acceptable just solution for us” in the inter-state river water dispute involving Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. “On the Cauvery issue… setting up of CMB will be th...
In India
March 14, 2018 4:01 am gmt |
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With just two more weeks left for the formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as directed by the Supreme Court in its February 16 verdict, the Tamil Nadu Assembly may have a special sitting this week to discuss Cauvery issue and adopt a resolution urging the Central government to form the boa...
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March 9, 2018 10:50 am gmt |
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India’s Supreme Court has allowed people to draw up “living wills”, meaning they can seek what is known as passive euthanasia. It means medical treatment can be withdrawn to hasten a person’s death, if strict guidelines are followed. This would apply to patients suffering from...
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February 6, 2018 4:47 am gmt |
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The president of the Maldives has ordered his predecessor arrested and called a state of emergency. Soldiers charged into the Supreme Court and arrested two judges after they ordered imprisoned politicians released. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen called a state of emergency on Monday and ordered ...
In Srilanka
January 15, 2018 5:29 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has communicated to the Presidential Secretariat that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term was only five years, it is learnt. Last week the President had made a reference to the Supreme Court seeking its opinion whether he could serve up to six years. The five-member bench of the S...
In India
January 14, 2018 7:14 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has announced that it will pronounce its verdict in the Cauvery water sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka within four weeks, and the State is expecting a favourable ruling, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said here on Saturday. He was speaking to reporters after ...
In Srilanka
January 13, 2018 4:48 am gmt |
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President Maithiripala Sirisena said at the Public Rally in Akuressa that, he would accept the Supreme Court determination whatever it might be on his term of office. He further stated that, he is ready to leave the Presidency even Today.  The President said that, no one needs to get worked up over h...
In India
November 14, 2017 11:09 am gmt |
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Twenty-six years after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a former CBI officer who interrogated one of the convicts, the then 19-year-old A.G. Perarivalan, made a sworn statement before the Supreme Court that the CBI omitted the part of his confession where he said he had “absol...
In Galle
November 10, 2017 9:47 am gmt |
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Piyasena Gamage has been sworn in as a Galle District Parliamentarian. MP Gamage took oath before Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya this morning and took his seat in the government’s side in Parliament. Piyasena Gamage obtained 47,247 preferential votes at the 2015 General Election. The Parliament pos...
In World
November 2, 2017 5:33 am gmt |
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Two members of the ousted Catalan Parliamentary Board left Barcelona’s Sants train station on Wednesday (November 1) heading for Madrid where they will have to testify at hearing at the Supreme Court on charges of rebellion and sedition over their push to separate from Spain on Thursday (Novemb...
In India
October 20, 2017 11:04 am gmt |
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The pollution level in Delhi spiked after the Diwali night but it was relatively low as compared to the last three years.  This could be the result of Supreme Court’s ban on sale of crackers in the National Capital Region (NCR). However, the dream of celebrating a cracker-free Diwali couldn’t b...
In Canada
October 7, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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The Supreme Court of Canada says records detailing the abuse of former residential school students can eventually be destroyed. The unanimous high court ruling today brings clarity to an issue that pitted the privacy of victims against the importance of documenting a dark chapter in Canada’s re...