Supreme Court puts admissions to IITs and NITs on hold over bonus marks

The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold admissions to most of the country’s engineering colleges, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), over awarding of bonus marks in the joint entrance examination (JEE). The order, which will affect 33,000-odd students, came on a petition filed by two candidates who sought the court’s direction to IIT-Madras to revise the list of successful students without giving them bonus marks. According to them, bonus marks should not have been awarded to all the candidates but only to those who attempted the…

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NEET result soon, Supreme Court stays Madras HC order

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the CBSE to declare the result of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges, bringing relief to more than a million students. The Central Board of Secondary Education had on June 9 sought immediate stay on the Madras high court order that restrained it from declaring the result. The high court’s interim order had come on a batch of pleas alleging that a uniform question paper was not given and there was a vast difference between the ones…

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Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said ministers could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the final say. He faced a grilling from the 11 Supreme Court justices as he set out his case. There were queues going into the courtroom and protesters outside on day one of the hearing, which is expected to last four days, with a verdict…

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Hillary Clinton slams GOP lawmakers in Twitter rant for pledging to block Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court pick

Hillary Clinton took a page out of Kanye’s book. The Democratic front-runner thumbed a flurry of tweets slamming Senate Republicans for their “new low” — pledging to block President Barack Obama’s pick for Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement. “I have news for Republicans who would put politics over the Constitution,” Clinton wrote late Monday. “Refusing to do your duty isn’t righteous, it’s disgraceful.” The former Secretary of State penned 11 tweets mirroring statements she made during presidential campaign stops in Nevada, pressuring rebellious senators to consider Obama’s nomination. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP…

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