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Supreme court: Highest court in a jurisdiction
The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.


Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision

Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the..

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Trump will try again after Supreme Court DACA decision [Video]

Trump will try again after Supreme Court DACA decision

President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will make a filing on "Dreamer" immigrants in the United States, without providing details, to address the Supreme Court's ruling that said he..

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Supreme Court adjourns hearing on plea seeking changing name from India to 'Bharat'

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he expects top court to end probe into his conduct over police

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Executive has substantial emergency powers, but it is courts' responsibility to protect citizens' right: SC judge

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Supreme Court refuses to restore 4G internet in J&K; directs setting up of Special Committee headed by MHA Secy

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'This institution is not hostage of government ', says Supreme Court

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Supreme Court heard 593 matters, delivered verdicts in 215 cases during Covid-19 lockdown

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Video conferencing software used by judiciary and govt pose security threat: PIL

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PM Modi thanks SC judges for contributing to PM-CARES fund

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Israeli parliament speaker, a Netanyahu ally, resigns in clash with Supreme Court

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Navy will have to train women for warship postings

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Delhi violence: Police file affidavit in SC, seek contempt action against Harsh Mander

Delhi Police on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against activist Harsh Mander and sought initiation of contempt proceedings against him for his alleged "derogatory remarks" making..
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Supreme Court to hear Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta's curative petition today

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CJI: Single system of laws needed to save environment

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Army ready with roadmap to grant permanent commission to women, will seek responses from eligible officers

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Will go to SC and share ideas on tackling vehicular pollution: Nitin Gadkari

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Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors begin talks with Shaheen Bagh protesters

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Women officers in army: Shiv Sena attacks Centre for 'regressive' views, says India won 1971 war under Indira Gandhi

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Revealing judicial discomfort over death row convicts exploiting procedural loopholes to avoid or delay execution for years, the Supreme Court on Thursday said “it is extremely important for death..
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