The Supreme Court refused to issue notice to the Central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on a batch of petitions filed against alleged snooping on the mobile phones of journalists, political figures and constitutional authorities through Israeli spyware Pegasus
The Andhra Pradesh government alleged that Telangana is refusing to follow the decisions taken in the Apex Council constituted under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, directions of Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) constituted under the 2014 Act and the directions of the Government of India
The Chief Justice of India, before allowing the arguments to start, suggested Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for Andhra Pradesh, "I don't want to hear this matter legally. If the matter can be settled in mediation, please do that. Otherwise, I will transfer this to another Bench."
The Supreme Court said the unfortunate incident with the Additional Sessions Judge was widely reported in newspapers and social media, and the same was taken into consideration by the Jharkhand High Court
Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand was hit by an unidentified vehicle on Wednesday. While it was initially believed to be an accident, CCTV footage revealed that the four-wheeler deliberately rammed into the Judge as he was walking along the edge of the road
A petitioner was feeling uncomfortable speaking in English while arguing. Then, Chief Justice N. V. Ramana started talking to the woman in her mother tongue, which also happened to be the mother tongue of the CJI. The woman became comfortable and put her argument in front of the Court with ease.
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