The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced its verdict on 6-year-case challenging the biometric Aadhaar identification cards and upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar cards, saying it empowers the marginalised section of the society.
The apex court also asked the Centre to "introduce strong data protection law as soon as possible."
However, the apex court struck down Section 33(2) and Section 57 of Aadhaar Act pertaining to the sharing of details of the Aadhaar cards, and said that biometric data...
The Economics prodigy, Dr Manmohan Singh turns 86 on Wednesday, this year. The man of few words has served the nation as Prime Minister for two-consecutive terms, even though his initial nomination for the post came in as a surprise to the man himself.
Following the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, when Congress President Sonia Gandhi proposed Singh's name for the prime ministerial post, party members were taken aback by her decision but supported her nonetheless. Apparently, the former PM has earlier...
A name the whole country knows is Shaheed Bhagat Singh, whose 111th birth anniversary is on September 28. He was an Indian nationalist considered to be one of the most powerful revolutionaries of the Indian independence. He is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the word "shaheed" meaning "martyr " in a number of Indian languages
Here are some fact about Shaheed Bhagat Singh you should know about it :
Bhagat Singh, a Sandhu Jat, was born in September 1907 to a Sikh family in Banga...
US President Donald Trump has had differences of opinion with many world leaders but has always professed his love for India and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a good friend.
Addressing world leaders on Tuesday at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, US President Trump hailed India's efforts in removing poverty.
“There is India, a free society (of) over a billion people, successfully lifting countless millions out of poverty and into the middle class,”...
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will announce the verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhar. A five-judge constitutional bench will be giving the verdict in the second longest case in the Supreme Court.
The challenge in the Supreme Court began in 2012, when the first petition was filed by former Karnataka High Court judge Justice KS Puttaswamy. Since then, several petitions challenging various aspects of the scheme have come up before the Court.
The hearing in the case concluded on May 10...
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has boosted security in the state as the BJP launched a 12-hour 'Bangla bandh' on Wednesday in protest of the killing of 2 students in clashes with police in North Dinajpur district on September 20.
The state government has set up control rooms and deployed around 4,000 police personnel on the streets, assuring protection to everyone out to foil the bandh. Any vehicles damaged during the bandh would also be compensated by the government.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected centre's curative petition against its verdict commuting the death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment.
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On February 18 2014, the court had commuted the death sentence of Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan to life imprisonment on the ground of delay by the Centre in deciding their mercy plea. The bench had held it was “indisputable” that the delay in deciding the mercy plea was “inordinate and unreasonable”, and had not been caused by the convicts.
The central government last week told the Supreme Court that no mercy could be shown to the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi as it opposed the Tamil Nadu government's move set free seven convicts by granting them remission of sentence.
Opposing Tamil Nadu government's plea to release the seven convicts, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the constitution bench of Chief Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit that "our former prime minister was killed by these people. There was a conspiracy to kill him in which foreign nationals were also involved. What mercy could be sshown to them."
Appearing for the other victims of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Ranjit Kumar stated his stand while opposing the plea by senior counsel Ram Jathmalani appearing for one of the convicts V. Sriharan alias Murugan and Rakesh Dwivedi appearing for the Tamil Nadu government.
The constitution bench was hearing a reference by three judge bench on the question whether after the commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment, could the state government further grant remission of sentence to release the Rajiv Gandhi assassins.