A supreme court (also called a court of last resort, instance, or judgment; a high or highest court; apex court in South Asia) is in some jurisdictions the highest judicial body within that jurisdiction's court system, whose rulings are not subject to further review by another court. The designations for such courts differ among jurisdictions. Courts of last resort typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from the lower trial courts  or intermediate-level appellate courts. Many countries in fact have multiple \"supreme courts,\" with each being the court of last resort for a particular geographical region or on a particular area of law. The United States, having a federal system of government, has a single Supreme Court of the United States, but each U.S. state furthermore has its own high court over which the U.S. Supreme Court only has jurisdiction on issues of federal law.

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Voters display their voter identity cards as they wait for their turn to cast their ballot at a polling station in Uttar Pradesh. (Representational image)
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India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms. (1:42 pm)

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Election Commission Lifts Campaign Ban on Amit Shah

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EC has lifted a ban on a top aide of Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi that had threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in the country's most populous state. (1:15 pm)

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Ex-Goldman Sachs Director Gupta Starts Prison Term on 17 June

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Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. (11:23 am)

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Narandra Modi has finally confessed that he is married to 'Jashodaben' causing a spate of outrage in social media.
Modi Says Committed to no First Use of Nuclear Weapons

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Prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi ruled out the first use of nuclear weapons on Wednesday, seeking to calm concerns after his Hindu nationalist party vowed to revise arms strategy if elected. (Apr 17)

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IPL Corruption Charges: Supreme Court Rejects Srinivasan’s Appeal

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N Srinivasan's appeal to be reinstated as the BCCI chief and stressed that he, along with 12 players, have been named in the Mudgal report. (Apr 16)

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Sonia Gandhi in TV appeal to stop "divisive" BJP
Sonia Gandhi in TV Appeal to Stop 'divisive' BJP

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Sonia Gandhi, president of ruling Congress party, has issued a rare direct appeal to the nation not to return an opposition she said was motivated by "hatred and falsehood" in the country's general election. (Apr 15)

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BJP heading for majority in general election: opinion poll
BJP Heading for Majority in General Election: Opinion Poll

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are set to win a narrow majority in the world's largest democratic election, the latest opinion poll showed on Monday. (Apr 15)

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Muslims line up to cast their votes for the general election outside a polling station at Parla village in Muzaffarnagar district
As Riot-hit Muzaffarnagar Votes, Religious Divide Favours Modi

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Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, and not because of the pro-business opposition leader's record as a credible economic manager. (Apr 10)

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BJP Unveils Muscular Manifesto, says will Review Nuclear Policy
Gloves off as BJP Woos the Hindu Vote in Northern Heartland

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tipped to form the next government, appears to be returning to its Hindu nationalist roots at the start of a five-week general election, raking up divisive issues and using strong language in an area hit by religious riots. (Apr 08)

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India Kicks off World's Biggest Election with Voting in Assam, Tripura
India Kicks off World's Biggest Election with Voting in Assam, Tripura

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The first electors cast their votes in the world's biggest election on Monday with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi seen holding a strong lead on promises of economic revival and jobs but likely to fall short of a majority. (Apr 07)

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