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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.


Thomas Markle believes Meghan wanted her letter to him published, court hears [Video]

Thomas Markle believes Meghan wanted her letter to him published, court hears

The Duchess of Sussex’s estranged father has told the High Court he “stillbelieves” his daughter wanted “her account” of a letter she sent to him to bemade public.

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Akshay Kumar contributes in construction of Ram Temple, urges countrymen to do the same [Video]

Akshay Kumar contributes in construction of Ram Temple, urges countrymen to do the same

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on January 17 appealed countrymen to participate in the construction of the Ram Temple by donation. Akshay very gracefully turned his storytelling mode on and narrated a..

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'Farmers won't participate': Protestors reject SC order for talks with panel [Video]

'Farmers won't participate': Protestors reject SC order for talks with panel

In the latest episode of In Focus, Avik Saha, National Convener, Jai Kisan Andolan, said that the protesting farmers will not participate in talks with the panel formed by the Supreme Court. The..

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SC stays farm laws’ implementation, forms committee for talks: Who said what [Video]

SC stays farm laws’ implementation, forms committee for talks: Who said what

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of Centre’s three farm laws. The apex court said that it is forming a four-member committee to resolve the impasse between Centre and farmers. A..

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India’s Supreme Court stays implementation of new farm laws [Video]

India’s Supreme Court stays implementation of new farm laws

Top court pauses implementation of three new laws and says it will form a committee to hear farmers’ grievances.

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SC allows AYUSH doctors to prescribe immunity boosters for COVID patients

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SC refuses to entertain plea to ascertain feasibility of confiscating black money

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SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against PM

The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to adjourn the hearing on sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur's plea against the rejection of his nomination papers to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls against Prime Minister..
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SC refuses to entertain plea challenging constitutional validity of Epidemic Act

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No lawyers, No apology, No fine: Kunal Kamra refuses to retract, apologise for tweets against SC

Kunal Kamra said in a statement posted on Twitter, addressed to the judges and the attorney general, 'My view hasn't changed because the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other's..
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Arnab Goswami seeks pre-arrest bail in second case

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SC asks trial courts to expedite hearing in cases against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members

The Supreme Court Monday asked the trial courts to expedite hearing in the pending cases against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members for alleged visa violations.
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Right to life violated if reason behind verdict delayed: SC

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BJP to approach SC against MP high court order restricting political rallies

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SC notice to Centre on plea for SOP mandating pre-litigation mediation

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SC refuses to interfere with HC order on harassment inquiry against judicial officer

The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the Uttarakhand High Court's interim order dismissing a senior judicial officer's plea for changing the inquiry officer, who was examining charges of..
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Will follow SC decision on Hathras: UP

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Ex-SC judge laments 'weaponising' sedition law

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UP seeks SC-monitored CBI inquiry into Hathras case

In an attempt to blunt criticism of its handling of the Hathras case, the UP govt itself sought on Tuesday a Supreme Court-monitored time-bound CBI probe into the case. This is an unprecedented step..
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NGO moves SC seeking probe into China's alleged surveillance on President, PM, judges

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Centre requests Supreme Court to set a deadline for speedy trials of tainted MLAs, MPs, and former MPs

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Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan, convicted in the contempt case, on Monday deposited the fine of one rupee that was imposed on him by the top court earlier, as the quantum of sentence. The..
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Supreme Court seeks Centre's response for opening places of worship

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