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Supreme Court rejects PIL against Arun Jaitley, Fines Lawyer Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court today(Friday Dec 7) dismissed a PIL, raising allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of plundering the capital reserve of the Reserve...
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CBI row: Supreme Court questions Centre’s hurry to transfer Alok Verma, reserves judgment

Hearings over, the Supreme Court today (Thursday, Dec 6) reserved its judgment on CBI Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging Modi government’s October 24 order...
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Citizens may soon be allowed to opt out of Aadhaar – except PAN card...

Aadhaar may soon be optional. The Central government is finalising an amendment to Aadhaar Act that would allow citizens to withdraw their Aadhaar number, including...
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CBI director Alok Verma case: Acted to save CBI’s reputation, Centre tells Supreme Court

Claiming that the Centre had not violated any law in divesting CBI Director Alok Verma of his powers and sending him on leave, the...

National Herald case: Supreme Court allows Sonia, Rahul’s tax reassessment of 2011-12

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Dec 4) gave the go-ahead to Income Tax (IT) department for the tax reassessment of Congress President Rahul Gandhi...
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Supreme Court rejects pleas of army men against FIRs in encounter deaths

The Supreme Court has rejected pleas from over 750 army personnel challenging its decision in July 2016 diluting the protection from prosecution, under Armed...
CBI vs CBI: Both sides argue over Centre’s powers over Director, SC adjourns case till Dec 5

CBI vs CBI: Both sides argue over Centre’s powers over Director, SC adjourns case...

The hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging Centre’s order divesting him of his powers and sending him on compulsory leave was adjourned...
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Supreme Court orders CBI probe into all Bihar shelter home cases

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, November 28) transferred to the CBI probe into the “gamut of allegations” involving 17 Bihar shelter homes for children,...
RSS leader Indresh Kumar attacks SC bench for delaying decision on Ayodhya title suit

RSS leader Indresh Kumar attacks SC bench for delaying decision on Ayodhya title suit

The Supreme Court came under a direct attack from RSS leader Indresh Kumar who on Tuesday, November 27 slammed its “three-judge bench… known to...

Nitish Kumar govt role inhuman and shameful in crimes against children in shelter homes

Already under fire over rapes and deaths of minor girls in Mhzaffarpur shelter home, Nitish Kumar government was rapped severely by the Supreme Court...
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Supreme Court notice to Modi govt on plea against amendment to corruption law

The Supreme Court today (Monday, Nov 26) issued notice to Narendra Modi government on a plea challenging constitutional validity of amendments made to the...
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Former Bihar Minister and Muzaffarpur Shelter Rape Case accused Manju Verma surrenders

Former Bihar Minister and Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case accused Manju Verma, who was in hiding to evade multiple arrest warrants, surrendered before  Begusarai...

Supreme Court fumes at leak of CBI director Alok Verma’s reply, puts off hearing...

Hearing of the CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s plea challenging the government’s decision to divest him of duties and sending him on leave was...
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SC declines urgent hearing to transferred CBI DIG who alleges crores paid to Minister

The Supreme Court on Monday declined urgent listening of CBI officer Manish Kumar Sinha’s plea challenging his transfer to Nagpur after last month’s midnight...

CBI director Alok Verma files reply to CVC report after SC denies a day’s...

CBI Director Alok Verma today (Monday, November 19) filed his reply to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report on corruption charges against him to...
CBI war: CVC report on Alok Verma mixed, some charges need further probe says SC

CBI war: CVC report on Alok Verma mixed, some charges need further probe says...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Friday, Nov 16) noted that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report on CBI director Alok Verma was “very uncomplimentary”...
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Rafale deal: SC reserves its order on petitions challenging the deal and seeking court-monitored...

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, November 14) reserved its judgment on pleas challenging the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France...
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Supreme Court seizes Amrapali office building, hospital, benami Goa villa

The Supreme Court attached real estate firm Amrapali Group’s 100-bed multi-speciality hospital, bank accounts, the building which houses its office, certain firms and a...

Supreme Court to hear Zakia Jafri’s petition against clean chit to Modi in 2002...

The Supreme Court will hear next Monday, November 19, Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi who was chief minister...

Supreme Court agrees to hear Rahul, Sonia Gandhi’s appeal in IT case

The Supreme Court (SC) will on December 4 hear an appeal by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother and AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi...

Rafale deal: Reports find loopholes in Centre’s explanation submitted to Supreme Court

Several reports have pointed out gaps and loopholes in Narendra Modi government’s submission to the Supreme Court (SC) giving details of the process by...

Negotiated Rafale deal for a year, says Centre in documents submitted to SC

The Rafale deal was announced first and negotiated later, going by Centre’s submission in the Supreme Court today (Monday, November 12). India negotiated the deal...
CVC submits inquiry report on Alok Verma to SC, hearing fixed for Friday

CVC submits inquiry report on Alok Verma to SC, hearing fixed for Friday

The Supreme Court today (Monday, Nov 12) deferred the hearing on CBI director Alok Verma’s case to Friday, Nov 16, after the Central Vigilance...

CBI Director Alok Verma appears before CVC, counters deputy Rakesh Asthana’s charges

CBI Director Alok Verma today (Friday, November 9) appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary and countered corruption charges levelled...
Delhi air pollution at “severe-plus emergency” level as people flout firework restrictions

Delhi air pollution at “severe-plus emergency” level as people flout firework restrictions

Brazen and reckless bursting of crackers right through the day and till late in the night in violation of Supreme Court orders on Diwali...
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Sabarimala agitation was BJP agenda, golden opportunity to score over rivals: Kerala BJP chief

Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai said the Sabarimala agitation “was part of the BJP agenda” and that it was a golden opportunity for...

CIC notice to RBI for dishonouring Supreme Court order to disclose wilful defaulters’ list

The CIC recalled that RBI had earlier disclosed, in response to an RTI application, that bad debt stood at Rs 15,551 crore for the...

Sabarimala Lineup: BJP, Congress Oppose SC Judgement, Communists Uphold It

My own experience of Sabarimala causes me to rub my eyes with disbelief at the spectacle of what poet Niaz Haider called “badsoorat siyasat”...
RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme Court

RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme...

In the latest on the barrage of attacks on Supreme Court from the adherents of Hindutva, the RSS has said the Supreme Court’s recent...
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Citing inordinate delay, SC dismisses CBI plea against discharge of Hinduja Bros in Bofors...

A CBI plea challenging 2005 Delhi High Court order discharging Hinduja brothers in Rs 64 crore Bofors kickbacks case was dismissed by the Supreme...
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Four high court chief justices elevated as Supreme Court judges

Four high court chief justices were today (Friday, November 2) sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. Remarkably, the Centre notified the appointment of...
Rafale Deal

Rafale deal: Explain choice of offset partner, give us details of pricing in 10...

The Narendra Modi government, which has so far focused on rhetoric rather than answer questions being raised about the controversial Indo-France Rafale deal, was...
CBI DSP AK Bassi challenges transfer to Port Blair in SC, claims evidence against Asthana

CBI DSP AK Bassi challenges transfer to Port Blair in SC, claims evidence against...

SC allows “whistleblower” Sana to seek police protection Claiming he has incriminating evidence against CBI special director Rakesh Asthana whom he had been investigating before...
States can decide their two-hour time slot for bursting crackers, says Supreme Court

States can decide their two-hour time slot for bursting crackers, says Supreme Court

Modifying its recent order fixing the two-hour time slot of 8 pm – 10pm for bursting firecrackers to check the growing air pollution menace,...
SC bans plying of 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

SC bans plying of 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) banned plying of 15-year-old Petrol and 10-year-old Diesel vehicles in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). It also...
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“We want an early resolution of Ayodhya dispute”

Panellists feel that the issue is hanging fire for too long and parties should not misuse it for electoral advantage The Supreme Court said it...
SC asks Navlakha to respond to plea against cancellation of his transit remand and release from house arrest

SC asks Navlakha to respond to plea against cancellation of his transit remand and...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) asked journalist-activist Gautam Navlakha to respond in two weeks to a plea filed by the Maharashtra police...
Supreme Court to fix Ayodhya case hearing date in Jan, BJP resents order

Supreme Court to fix Ayodhya case hearing date in Jan, BJP resents order

As the Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) posted for January first week a decision on date for hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title...
Amit Shah calls “emergency-Like” situation in Kerala

Amit Shah calls “emergency-Like” situation in Kerala

CM Vijayan says Shah’s words were against SC and Constitution In a major development, BJP President Amit Shah has described developments, in post SC order...
Bhima Koregaon violence: Police get custody of three activists

Bhima Koregaon violence: Police get custody of three activists

As their period of Supreme Court ordered house arrest came to an end and a Pune court rejected their bail applications, three of the...
SC orders CVC to complete probe against Alok Verma within two weeks

SC orders CVC to complete probe against Alok Verma within two weeks

Interim CBI chief M Nageshwar Rao restrained from any policy decisions w.e.f. the day he took charge Without going into the legality or otherwise of...
Four IB men caught outside residence of CBI Director Alok Verma’s residence

Four IB men caught outside residence of CBI Director Alok Verma’s residence

Four men, identified as Intelligence Bureau (IB) operatives, were rounded up today (Thursday, October 25) morning from outside the residence of Central Bureau of...
Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Overcoming the hurdle of fixed two-year tenure of CBI chief who is embattled with his deputy regarded as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
31 hills of Aravalli range gone, SC gives Rajasthan Govt 48 hours to stop illegal mining

31 hills of Aravalli range gone, SC gives Rajasthan Govt 48 hours to stop...

Ravaged hillsides, slashed and hacked into ugly outcrops of rocks cut open are a common sight while driving through Rajasthan. In fact, 31 hills in...
“Verdict on crackers is welcome”

“Verdict on crackers is welcome”

Panellists feel that SC order should have come earlier so as not to hurt business interests The Supreme Court has said that people can burst...
There is love, no jihad, finds NIA as it closes investigation of interfaith marriages in Kerala

There is love, no jihad, finds NIA as it closes investigation of interfaith marriages...

There is no evidence suggesting women – and men – were being forced to marry and convert to Islamic faith, found the National Investigation...
Mohan Bhagwat says Ram temple must be built anyhow, questions Sabarimala verdict

Mohan Bhagwat says Ram temple must be built anyhow, questions Sabarimala verdict

While the verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi case is still awaited, RSS Sarsanghchalak (chief) Mohan Bhagwat today (Thursday, October 18) demanded ‘an appropriate and requisite...
Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today (Friday, October 12) dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to the...
SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

The Supreme Court said that it will decide on the discretionary power of State to give such grants and sought state government’s reply within...
SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday an appeal challenging decision of Mamata Banerjee’s government in Bengal to grant Rs 10,000...
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Supreme Court orders sealing of nine Amrapali group properties

The Supreme Court said that only court-appointed forensic auditors and their authorised representatives could enter the premises of the nine properties to be sealed. A...
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Rafale deal: Supreme Court asks Govt to give details of process of decision making

Modi government was today (Wednesday, Oct 10) spared being served a notice on Rafale deal, but its plea to reject the PIL was dismissed...
Three directors of real estate firm Amrapali sent to police custody

Three directors of real estate firm Amrapali sent to police custody

Amrapali promoter Anil Sharma and two other directors of the real estate group were sent to police custody from inside a courtroom in the...

Rafale deal: Another petition filed in Supreme Court, to be heard on October...

A fresh petition on India’s deal with France for purchase of Rafale fighter jet was filed in the Supreme Court today (Monday, October 8). The...
Review petition filed in Supreme Court against Sabarimala verdict

Review petition filed in Supreme Court against Sabarimala verdict

Amid protests over Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, two petitions were filed today (October 8) challenging...
Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

In another twist into one of the most debated Aadhar card issue under the present government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said a Parliament-approved...
Kerala Government Not To Ask SC to Review Sabarimala Verdict

Kerala Government Not To Ask SC to Review Sabarimala Verdict

State government will make additional arrangements for women security In an important development, the Kerala government has decided not be file a review petition...
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from North...

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was today (Wednesday, October 3), sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first judge from the northeast to occupy...
In new guidelines against mob violence, self-appointed guardian of law to compensate victim: SC

In new guidelines against mob violence, self-appointed guardian of law to compensate victim: SC

Coming down hard on mob violence, the Supreme Court on Monday, October 1, issued an extensive set of guidelines to check mob violence and...
PTI to Face Journalists’ Ire on Large-Scale Retrenchment

PTI to Face Journalists’ Ire on Large-Scale Retrenchment

DUJ Condemn the Move, Extends Solidarity with Retrenched Journalists The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) has condemned the sudden retrenchment of 297 employees by country’s...
Muslims demand withdrawal of Triple-Talaq Ordinance

Muslims demand withdrawal of Triple-Talaq Ordinance

Encouraged with recent Supreme Court verdicts on LGBT and adultery, various Muslim socio-religious and political organisations have demanded withdrawal of triple talaq ordinance enabling...
SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths in 2017-18

SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths...

When it was launched in 2009, the pitch behind Aadhaar was that the ID would increase efficiency, reduce leakages and make life easier for...
Ismail Faruqui verdict won’t affect Ayodhya tile suit outcome, rules Supreme Court

Ismail Faruqui verdict won’t affect Ayodhya tile suit outcome, rules Supreme Court

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, today (Thursday,September 27), ruling that the Ismail Faruqui verdict in 1994...
Adultery not a crime, can be a ground for divorce, says Supreme Court

Adultery not a crime, can be a ground for divorce, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today (Thursday, September 27) junked the 158 year old adultery law unconstitutional, holding it as oppressive to women and treating them...
Aadhaar verdict will reduce economic offences, benefit needy

Aadhaar verdict will reduce economic offences, benefit needy

Speakers laud judgment, say it balances right to life with right to privacy and protects citizens from data theft and identity fraud risk emanating...
Supreme Court rules 4-1 Aadhaar as constitutionally valid, but not required for everything

Supreme Court rules 4-1 Aadhaar as constitutionally valid, but not required for everything

In a long awaited judgment, the Supreme Court in 4-1 verdict on Wednesday, September 26, declared the Centre’s Aadhaar scheme, that uses biometric data...
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Live streaming of court proceedings allowed by Supreme Court in landmark verdict

India today made a beginning towards joining the list of countries to have live video streaming of court proceedings. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, September...
No need to collect data on SC/ST for quota in job promotions, says Supreme Court

No need to collect data on SC/ST for quota in job promotions, says Supreme...

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, September 26) ruled that states don’t have to collect quantifiable data on ‘backwardness’ for giving quota in job promotion...
“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose out”

“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose...

Panellists feel there is need to get rid of criminals and accused leaders should be tried in fast-track courts, but who will bell the...
SC leaves it to Parliament to frame law to bar criminal politicians from contesting polls

SC leaves it to Parliament to frame law to bar criminal politicians from contesting...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it cannot disqualify candidates with criminal cases against them from contesting elections and urged the Parliament to...
Activists arrests: Supreme Court reserves judgment, asks police to submit case diary by Sep 24

Activists arrests: Supreme Court reserves judgment, asks police to submit case diary by Sep...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, September 20, reserved its verdict on the arrests of activists following raids in the Bhima Koregaon case. The bench headed...
Arrests of activists: Cannot stifle liberty on the altar of conjectures, says Supreme Court

Arrests of activists: Cannot stifle liberty on the altar of conjectures, says Supreme Court

Liberty of people cannot be curtailed on mere conjectures, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 19, as it resumed hearing on the petition...
Supreme Court orders resumption of filing claims of those left out in draft NRC from Sep 25

Supreme Court orders resumption of filing claims of those left out in draft NRC...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 19, ordered the resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh persons who were left...
Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Triple talaq makes women live in constant fear of being driven out of hearth and home which interferes with their agency and renders them...
Nine European Parliament members to EU: Cancel agreements with India till activists released

Nine European Parliament members to EU: Cancel agreements with India till activists released

Nine members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have written to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica...
498A: Supreme Court does away with family welfare committees, restores role of cops

498A: Supreme Court does away with family welfare committees, restores role of cops

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 14, did away with the requirement of a family welfare committee to examine veracity of complaints under Section...
ISRO fake spy case: SC awards 50 lakh compensation to scientist, sets up panel for probe

ISRO fake spy case: SC awards 50 lakh compensation to scientist, sets up panel...

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 14, held that the arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was needless and unnecessary and, acknowledging that he...
Supreme Court slams another govt bid for online surveillance, this time through UIDAI

Supreme Court slams another govt bid for online surveillance, this time through UIDAI

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre for an explanation over a tender floated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for creating...
Significance of regulation in real estate sector post RERA and IBC amendmentsb

Significance of regulation in real estate sector post RERA and IBC amendments

The real estate sector is one of the most important sectors for the economy as it is a second largest employer in India after...
Reflections on The Supreme Court Liberating Gays And Lesbians

Reflections on The Supreme Court Liberating Gays And Lesbians

By Saeed Naqvi Those travelling to England for the first time in the sixties were recipients of a tract from the British High Commission listing...
Bharat Bandh: Upper castes rise in protest against law reversing SC order on SC/ST Act

Bharat Bandh: Upper castes rise in protest against law reversing SC order on SC/ST...

Normal life was disrupted across several states as upper caste groups held a nationwide protest – a Bharat Bandh – on Thursday, September 6,...
Gay sex not crime, rules SC in verdict hailed as historic; UN welcomes verdict

Gay sex not crime, rules SC in verdict hailed as historic; UN welcomes verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday, September 6, 2018, decriminalised a portion of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a colonial era adjunct...
Ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt held for framing a lawyer in narcotics case 22 years ago

Ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt held for framing a lawyer in narcotics case 22 years...

Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, a known critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held by police on Wednesday, September 5, in a...
CJI Dipak Misra recommends appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor

CJI Dipak Misra recommends appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Tueday, September 4, sent a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice officially endorsing and...
“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

Mudda questions rationale of Bharat bandh over SC/ST amendment, parties divided on whether they are with ordinance or ruling of apex court With upper caste...
SC issues notice to Centre, BJP and 6 States for violation of advertisement guidelines

SC issues notice to Centre, BJP and 6 States for violation of advertisement guidelines

The Supreme Court, on Friday (August 31), has issued notices to the Centre, six state governments and the BJP on a plea filed by...
Criticising the country is not sedition, free speech implies right to offend: Law Commission

Criticising the country is not sedition, free speech implies right to offend: Law Commission

It is time to rethink or even repeal the controversial provision of sedition, Section 124A, from the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Law Commission...
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SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra govts, orders house arrest for activists till Sep...

A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra today provided interim relief to the five activists arrested by...
Arrests of activists, intellectuals: NHRC issues notice, SC hears case

Arrests of activists, intellectuals: NHRC issues notice, SC hears case

The arrest of several Dalit and human rights activists and intellectuals in raids conducted by Pune police across several states on Tuesday, August 28...
Modi Govt to tighten laws as WhatsApp rejects demand for software to trace message origin

Modi Govt to tighten laws as WhatsApp rejects demand for software to trace message...

Whatsapp has rejected Modi government’s demand for making software to trace origin of a message on its platform, said media reports. The response has prompted...
CJI talks of attempt to weaken judiciary, says need to overcome personal ambitions

CJI talks of attempt to weaken judiciary, says need to overcome personal ambitions

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who faced severe criticism from four senior-most SC judges in January this year regarding administrative matters of the...
Hapur lynching: SC issues notice to UP Govt, asks Meerut IG to submit full report

Hapur lynching: SC issues notice to UP Govt, asks Meerut IG to submit full...

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, August 13, issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government in Hapur mob lynching case in which a cattle trader...
Kanwariya violence: Supreme Court asks police to take strong action against vandals

Kanwariya violence: Supreme Court asks police to take strong action against vandals

Expressing concern at incidents of violence by Kanwariyas and other so-called religious groups, the Supreme Court on Friday, August 9, said action had to...
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Supreme Court pulls up Modi govt for objecting to its criticism

After a series of cases it came in for scathing criticism at the Supreme Court, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, August 8, told...
Supreme Court raps Bihar govt for rapes in Muzaffarpur shelter home

Supreme Court raps Bihar govt for rapes in Muzaffarpur shelter home

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, August 7) slammed the Bihar government and the Centre in connection with the rape of minor girls in a...
Judges upset with Modi govt altering Justice KM Joseph’s seniority, CJI says will take it up

Judges upset with Modi govt altering Justice KM Joseph’s seniority, CJI says will take...

A group of judges met Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra today (Monday, Aug 6), to take up call the government's attempt to...
Supreme Court has three women judges for the first time in its history

Supreme Court has three women judges for the first time in its history

The Supreme Court of India has got, for the first time, three sitting women judges following the elevation of Madras High Court Chief Justice...
Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Weeks after the Supreme Court terming its plan an attempt to ‘create a surveillance state’, Narendra Modi government said it has dropped its plans...
“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

Mudda panellists discuss step taken by centre under pressure from alliance partners that include Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP and Ramdas Athawale's RPI The Union Cabinet...
Supreme Court says adultery law violates Right to Equality, wonders why it should be an offence

Supreme Court says adultery law violates Right to Equality, wonders why it should be...

The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that prima facie the adultery law was violative of the fundamental right to equality and also questioned the...
Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Following protests by Dalit groups and BJP ministers against ‘dilution’ of the The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by...
No coercive action against those not in draft NRC of Assam, says Supreme Court

No coercive action against those not in draft NRC of Assam, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 31, ordered the Centre not to take any coercive action against those whose names are not there in...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
SC pulls up UP govt for not consulting ASI in framing vision document for Taj Mahal

SC pulls up UP govt for not consulting ASI in framing vision document for...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, July 26, expressed displeasure at Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for filing a draft report of the vision...
Cow vigilantes lynch man to death in Alwar, days after Supreme Court order to curb mobocracy

Cow vigilantes lynch man to death in Alwar, days after Supreme Court order to...

Within days of  Supreme Court said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” can’t be allowed and ordered that “extrajudicial” acts such as “cow vigilantism” should...
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on mob lynching: States responsible

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on mob lynching: States responsible

Condemning mob lynching incidents in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday, July 19, put the onus on state governments, saying they...
“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

Panellists feel that the ball is now in the government’s court regarding preventive and punitive action against those indulging in mob lynching Condemning mob lynching...
SC says mobocracy cannot be allowed, asks Parliament to frame law against lynchings

SC says mobocracy cannot be allowed, asks Parliament to frame law against lynchings

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 17, condemned the spate of mob lynching as “horrendous acts of mobocracy” and asked the Parliament to pass...
Setting up hub to monitor social media will create surveillance state: SC

Setting up hub to monitor social media will create surveillance state: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday, July 13, said that Modi government’s decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data is...
Supreme Court to Delhi LG: You say you have powers, you are Superman, but have no responsibility

Supreme Court to Delhi LG: You say you have powers, you are Superman, but...

Claiming to be Delhi’s de facto ruler with all powers put Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal in the Supreme Court’s line of fire on...
Either we shut it down or you restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court to Centre

Either we shut it down or you restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 11 slammed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to take steps for protecting the Taj...
Nirbhaya case: Dec 16 rapists to hang, Supreme Court rejects review petitions of death row convicts

Nirbhaya case: Dec 16 rapists to hang, Supreme Court rejects review petitions of death...

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld its judgment on the death sentence of three of the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Delhi...
Supreme Court clips the wings LG had sprouted, says has no independent powers

Supreme Court clips the wings LG had sprouted, says has no independent powers

Ruling that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is bound to act according to the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers in all...
Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea challenging changes in law – with retrospective effect – to allow...
Cow vigilantism, lynching a crime no matter what the motive, States must prevent them: SC

Cow vigilantism, lynching a crime no matter what the motive, States must prevent them:...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 3 came down hard on cow vigilantism and lynching and said it was incumbent upon States to prevent...
States must appoint DGPs from panel shortlisted by UPSC, two-year term must: Supreme Court

States must appoint DGPs from panel shortlisted by UPSC, two-year term must: Supreme Court

Following up on its judgment 12 years ago for police reforms, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 3 issued directives restricting the choice of...
All not over for crypto currency in India: regulatory regime likely next month

All not over for crypto currency in India: regulatory regime likely next month

While the Supreme Court is slated to hear on July 3 petitions against restrictions imposed on cryptocurrencies by Reserve Bank of India, Finance Ministry...
Aadhaar biometric data cannot be shared for crime investigations: UIDAI

Aadhaar biometric data cannot be shared for crime investigations: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rejected National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) proposal seeking limited access to the Aadhaar database to catch...
Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Mudda examines speculations ahead of Karnataka trust vote, lists ways how party can hold on to power, wonders if RJD’s Tejaswi Yadav will move...
Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be telecast live

Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be...

Pro Tem Speaker of Karnataka assembly KG Bopaiah will preside over the floor test at 4 pm today, Saturday, May 19, for BS Yeddyurappa...
“Does it matter who is made pro tem speaker?”

“Does it matter who is made pro tem speaker?”

Supreme Court’s directive to conduct a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly under scrutiny; Mudda speakers largely praise it while holding that inviting BJP...
Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

After the Supreme Court order to appoint a pro-tem Speaker to conduct the floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May...
Supreme Court orders floor test for Yeddyurappa at 4 pm tomorrow

Supreme Court orders floor test for Yeddyurappa at 4 pm tomorrow

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan on Friday, May 18, ordered a floor test in Karnataka Assembly...
Was Governor right in inviting BJP to form government?

Was Governor right in inviting BJP to form government?

Mudda debates happenings in Karnataka, merits of giving Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove majority post historic midnight sitting in Supreme Court BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took...
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

As charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the Karnataka Governor's fraught invite to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief...
Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM, SC refuses to stay Governor’s decision

Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM, SC refuses to stay Governor’s decision

As expected, BJP’s Karnataka chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa will take oath at 9 am on Thursday, May 17, just as he had claimed. This...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, let off with Rs.1000 fine

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 15 acquitted Navjot Sidhu of the charge of culpable homicide in a 30-year-old road rage case in which...
Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

The predictions of Karnataka assembly election results are as confusing as was the campaign. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata...
SC Collegium agrees to reiterate recommendation for Justice KM Joseph - with others

SC Collegium agrees to reiterate recommendation for Justice KM Joseph – with others

The Supreme Court Collegium at its meeting on Friday, May 11, agreed to reiterate its recommendation for appointment of Justice KM Joseph as a...
Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or not, orders SC

Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, May10,  ordered the much-delayed Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be thrown open to the public from June 1, as people...
Supreme Court pulls up ASI for failing to take proper care of Taj Mahal

Supreme Court pulls up ASI for failing to take proper care of Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is under threat with even its pristine white turning green and brown, prompting the Supreme Court to pull up the Archaeological...
“Apex court’s image has been dented by the shenanigans of politicians”

“Apex court’s image has been dented by the shenanigans of politicians”

Panellists feel that allegations should have been leveled by Congress against CJI only if it had proof Senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Tuesday withdrew the petition challenging...
“Give CMs apartments in high-rises instead of bungalows”

“Give CMs apartments in high-rises instead of bungalows”

Mudda panellists feel that by its order on evicting ex-CMs from state residences in UP, the Supreme Court has tried to ensure equilibrium in democracy,...
SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 7, transferred the child gangrape and murder case of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua to Pathankot district and...
Judiciary and Executive spar in open court over judges' appointments

Judiciary and Executive spar in open court over judges’ appointments

A case relating to judges' vacancies in high courts of states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Friday, May 4, witnessed an open clash...
Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy's plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 4, rejected mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy's plea to allow him to campaign in Bellary for his younger...
EPFO shuts Aadhaar seeding portal after IB alert on data breach

EPFO shuts Aadhaar seeding portal after IB alert on data breach

A joke doing the rounds says that according to Modi government, everything from Defence Ministry website to the most sophisticated computer can be hacked,...
Labourers work at a construction site in Agartala, as International Labour Day is celebrated worldwide, UNI

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Supreme Court stays trial of Kathua child gangrape and murder case till May 7

Supreme Court stays trial of Kathua child gangrape and murder case till May 7

The Supreme Court Friday, April 27, ordered a 10-day stay - till May 7 - on the trial in the Kathua child gangrape and...
Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on Friday, April 27, to become the seventh woman to become a...
Indu Malhotra to take oath; Nothing wrong in govt rejecting collegium recommendation: CJI

Indu Malhotra to take oath; Nothing wrong in govt rejecting collegium recommendation: CJI

As the government sent back to the Supreme Court collegium the name of KM Joseph for reconsideration while clearing the name of senior advocate...
Asaram and two accomplices convicted for rape of minor girl in his ashram in 2013

Asaram gets life imprisonment for rape of minor girl in his ashram in 2013

A Jodhpur court today sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life in prison and two of his accomplices to 20 years jail for raping a...
“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

Storm in APN’s premier debate show over notice to Rajya Sabha chairman for proceedings against Chief Justice of India, journalist sees yet another instance...
Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Led by Congress, seven other opposition parties — CPI, CPI(M), NCP, SP, BSP and IUML — on Friday met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman...
Why did the judge change in Loya case

Why did the judge change in Loya case?

Mudda discusses SC judgment, says death being politicised The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud ordered...
Supreme Court website hacked, Brazilian hack team suspected to be behind the attack

Supreme Court website hacked, Brazilian hack team suspected to be behind the attack

The Supreme Court of India’s website was hacked on Thursday, April 19, and a Brazilian hack team was suspected to be behind the attack. There...
Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya's death, BJP triumphant

Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya’s death, BJP triumphant

There is no merit in plea for a probe in Judge BH Loya's death and it was an attempt to scandalise judiciary, ruled the...
Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K's reply on plea to transfer case to Chandigarh

Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K’s reply on plea to transfer case...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Monday, April 16, asked Jammu and Kashmir government’s...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
Pakistan: Supreme Court disqualify Nawaz Sharif for life

Pakistan: Supreme Court disqualify Nawaz Sharif for life

Tehreen-e-Insaaf leader says it doesn’t apply to him In an unheard development, unprecedented in at least in the sub-continent, Pakistan Supreme Court has permanently disqualified...
Supreme Court to examine Kathua rape-murder case, issues notice to bar associations in area

Supreme Court to examine Kathua rape-murder case, issues notice to bar associations in area

Reacting to a petition submitted by a group of lawyers of the court, the Supreme Court on Friday, April 14, decided to examine, of...
Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons are too obvious”

Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons...

A Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Jasti Chelameswar on Thursday, April 12, turned down an urgent mentioning to list for hearing a petition...
SC dismisses petition challenging CJI’s role as master of roster

SC dismisses petition challenging CJI’s role as master of roster

Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra rules that allocation of cases and constitution of benches is the exclusive prerogative of the Chief Justice Putting...
CBDT to recognise transgenders as gender category in PAN applications

CBDT to recognise transgenders as gender category in PAN applications

Fresh Central Board of Direct Taxes notification provides a new tick box for transgenders to apply for Permanent Account Number needed for filing tax...
Rahul observes day-long fast for communal harmony; Tytler, Sajjan asked to leave Raj Ghat

Rahul observes day-long fast for communal harmony; Tytler, Sajjan asked to leave Raj Ghat

Congress leaders observing a day-long Sadhbhavna Upvas across the country to protest against atrocities on Dalits, tribals and minorities; dilution of SC/ST Act The Congress...
Nationwide bandh against dilution of SC/ST Act turns violent

Nationwide bandh against dilution of SC/ST Act turns violent

The Bharat bandh called by Dalit organisations turned violent on Monday, April 2. Four persons were killed in Morena, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and...
Tamil Nadu files contempt petition against Centre for not taking steps to resolve Cauvery dispute, Centre seeks time

Tamil Nadu files contempt petition against Centre for not taking steps to resolve Cauvery...

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday, March 31 filed a contempt petition against the Central government a day after the Supreme Court's six-week deadline...
Supreme Court

Khaps cannot interfere in marriages, cannot even hold meeting for it: Supreme Court

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday, March 27, ruled that self-appointed quasi-judicial bodies like khap panchayats trying to scuttle...

Supreme Court asks trial court not to proceed with Jay Shah’s defamation case against...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, March 15, asked the Gujarat trial court not to proceed with hearing in the criminal defamation case filed by...
No deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts, mobile phones till case decided: SC

No deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts, mobile phones till case decided: SC

Jittery over repeated messages and calls from your bank and mobile phone operators warning of discontinuing your services? You can now ignore them and...
Supreme Court disallows foreign law firms, lawyers from practising in India

Supreme Court disallows foreign law firms, lawyers from practising in India

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign law firms and foreign lawyers cannot practise in India. Foreign firms and their lawyers could, however, visit...

SC raps CBI, ED for delay in investigations, orders them to complete it in...

The Supreme Court on Monday, March 12, pulled up the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate for inordinate delay in completing the probe into various...
Misuse of section 173(8) criminal procedure code by the investigating agencies in cases to extend the custody of accused

Misuse of section 173(8) criminal procedure code by the investigating agencies in cases to...

By Aabad Ponda There can be no greater and more precious fundamental right than that of freedom and personal liberty which is dear to every...
SC allows the terminally ill or comatose people the right to die

SC allows the terminally ill or comatose people the right to die

The Supreme Court has allowed passive euthanasia in the country. In a unanimous order on Friday, March 9, a five judge Constitution bench headed by...
Aadhaar not required for NEET, other all India exams, rules Supreme Court

Aadhaar not required for NEET, other all India exams, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 7 ruled that Aadhaar cards would not be mandatory students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all India...
Love-jihad case

Police to take stern action against outsiders like Khaps interfering in marriages; SC reserves...

The Centre on Wednesday, March 7, informed the Supreme Court that all states will have special units to protect the couples getting married outside...
Section 377 hearings Day 4: Supreme court reserves judgment

Appointment of Lokpal: Govt searching for a jurist for selection panel, SC told

Supreme Court had pulled up the Centre for delay in appointing Lokpal, asked DoPT to file an affidavit detailing steps taken to appoint the...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...

Centre decides to roll back order banning sale of cattle for slaughter

Narendra Modi government has finally decided to roll back its order to ban sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. In the...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Collegium recommends making 37 additional judges in 5 high courts permanent

The Supreme Court Collegium of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi has unanimously recommended to the Centre to appoint...
Sunanda Pushkar death case

Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC issues notice to Delhi Police on Swamy’s plea

Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar issued the notice but said question of maintainability of Subramanian Swamy’s plea still open Weeks...

Retired judicial officers can be judges of High Courts, rules SC

Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also says Additional Judges can be appointed to high courts for tenure of less...
Supreme Court

Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre tells SC

A panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Chief Justice of India among others, will meet on March 1 to...
Supreme Court

Judicial propriety debate reignites in Supreme Court

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur stays implementation of a verdict delivered by a bench of similar strength headed by Justice...
Nawaz Sharif: Strip me from my own name through Black Law Dictionary

Nawaz Sharif: Strip me from my own name through Black Law Dictionary

Deliberations underway to disqualify me from politics for life, claims Sharif Having faced removal from heading Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) by a three-judge Supreme Court...
SC stays all criminal proceedings against teenage actor Priya Prakash Varrier

SC stays all criminal proceedings against teenage actor Priya Prakash Varrier

Trashing claims of 'hurt sentiments' over song featuring teenage actor Priya Prakash Varrier with her wink, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (February 21) ordered...
Priya Prakash Varrier

Priya the girl who became a star with the wink of an eye moves...

Priya Prakash Varrier, who attained instant stardom with a video that went viral, approached the Supreme Court on Monday, Feb 19, seeking a stay...
Judge Loya death case: CJI says there will be ground for suspicion if Section 174 CrPC has not been duly complied with

Judge Loya death case: CJI says there will be ground for suspicion if Section...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 12) continued hearing the...
Policy shift after Sharif’s departure: Pak agrees to send more troops to Saudi Arabia, might soon get involved in Yemeni conflict

Husband watches adult films, ruining married life, wife petitions Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has rightly observed that it was not possible to ban all pornographic content, either on the net or otherwise in India,...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16) ended the...
Supreme Court

Religious identity cannot be ground for assault, murder: Supreme Court

It took the Supreme Court of India to lay down what should be a commonly known and established natural principle - that one cannot...
Law minster also wakes up from UIDAI-induced slumber, says other IDs okay if Aadhaar not available

Law minster also wakes up from UIDAI-induced slumber, says other IDs okay if Aadhaar...

A spate of tragedies including deaths, because claimants to legal entitlements – rations and hospital beds – were denied when they failed to produce...
Gopal Subramanium

Aadhaar linkages matter: This act will make the real person worthless, only the virtual...

Above: Gopal Subramanium  The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them continued before the Supreme Court...
Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: Rohatgi’s submissions mostly on technical grounds

Above: Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Aadhaar

Taking note of media reports, UIDAI clarifies Aadhaar no reason to deny essential services

Taking serious note of media reports on denial of essential services in the absence of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has...
(Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court

Aarushi verdict: Ex-CBI judge moves SC against “disparaging remarks” against him by Allahabad HC...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court    Retired special CBI judge Shyam Lal has moved the Supreme Court against what he has...

Judge Loya death: 114 MPs from 15 political parties write to President, demand SIT...

A group of 114 MPs from 15 political parties have petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind asking for a probe by a Supreme Court-monitored Special...
Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

Judge Loya death case: Lawyer says hospital reports replete with conflicting “facts”

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of...
Aadhaar Linkages: Problem of authentication at heart of the issue, not mere identity

Aadhaar Linkages: Problem of authentication at heart of the issue, not mere identity

Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar and its...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Sibal points out the many ways data can be compromised

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them continued before the Supreme Court constitution bench of...
Indian forces ready for any contingency in Maldives

Indian forces ready for any contingency in Maldives

However, New Delhi will not send boots on the ground India’s armed forces are ready to take on responsibility for any contingency in its southern...
Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 7, annulled all iron ore mining leases in Goa, ordering that all iron ore mining activity in Goa...

Aadhaar linkages issue: Divan, Sibal point out the many dangers of identity theft, lack...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them resumed before the Supreme Court constitution bench of...
Maldives: Emergency declared, SC Judges, former President Abdul Ghayoom detained

Maldives: Emergency declared, SC Judges, former President Abdul Ghayoom detained

Indians advised to defer non-essential travel plans to the country Amidst fragile political scenario, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has, on Monday night, declared state of...
Husband watches adult films, ruining married life, wife petitions Supreme Court

No one has right to interfere in marriage of consenting adults: CJI on khap...

In a strident reprimand of khap panchayats (self-anointed family courts) who sanction assaults on couples who marry despite their objections, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Monday (February 5),...
Judge Loya death case in Supreme Court: Arguments reveal discrepancies, missing details

Judge Loya death case in Supreme Court: Arguments reveal discrepancies, missing details

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to the hearing...
Maldives: President Yameen may face impeachment

Maldives: President Yameen may face impeachment

Supreme Court may ask for president’s impeachment The political crisis in Maldives, just 600 km south-west of Indian shores, is deepening with President Abdulla Yameen not...
SC issues notice to BCCI in Sreesanth life ban case; hearing in 4 weeks

SC issues notice to BCCI in Sreesanth life ban case; hearing in 4 weeks

Above: Former India pacer S Sreesanth seen coming out of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala (file picture)/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court, which now...
SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow Foreign Funding To Pol Parties

SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow...

Already facing a Supreme Court notice on petition challenging amendments in law through money bill to legalise foreign funding to political parties, the government...
Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC asks for further investigation and documents

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 2) resumed hearing of...
Bofors scam: CBI moves SC challenging 2005 Delhi HC order

Bofors scam: CBI moves SC challenging 2005 Delhi HC order

The 2005 Delhi high court had quashed all the charges against all accused named in the Bofor scam, including Europe-based industrialists, the Hinduja brothers. The...

Delhi sealing: DDA clears key proposals even as traders’ stir continues

On Friday, almost 750 market associations and 20 industrial areas participated in the two-day bandh called by the CAIT against the recent sealing drive. In...
Uttar Pradesh DGP (Home Guard) Takes Oath For Ram Mandir Construction

Uttar Pradesh DGP (Home Guard) Takes Oath For Ram Mandir Construction

Brazenly flouting rules to openly take sides in an ongoing dispute that is also being adjudicated in the Supreme Court, Uttar Pradesh's Director General...
Judge Loya's Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

Judge Loya’s Suspicious Death: Congress Points Out Additional Facts, Two More Deaths

At a press conference that most media organisations underplayed, with most crucial details omitted, the Congress party took up the Judge BH Loya's death...
Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan Police Charge Victims With Cattle Smuggling

Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan Police Charge Victims With Cattle Smuggling

While Rajasthan is facing a contempt notice from Supreme Court for failing to follow orders against cow vigilantes, the state police chargesheet, in the...
“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

Mudda panellists feel that the sealing drive in Delhi should not lead to blame game amongst parties, AAP government should issue an ordinance to...
SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea in Sunanda Pushkar death case

SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Delhi High Court had earlier rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea for a SIT probe in the case and termed it a political interest...
Padmaavat: States Look On As Karni Sena Challenges the Law of the Land

Padmaavat: States Look On As Karni Sena Challenges the Law of the Land

~By Sanjay Raman Sinha The storm over Padmavat has brought to the fore faultlines in the community. Unbridled rampage by hitherto unknown Karni Sena has...
Padmaavat row: Karni Sena Puts Opposition to Imagined Insult to Fictional Character Above ASEAN meet or Republic Day

Padmaavat row: Karni Sena Puts Opposition to Imagined Insult to Fictional Character Above ASEAN...

A day before the Republic Day, when 10 heads of states of ASEAN countries are here as chief guests, the nation woke up to...
“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

Mudda looks for a solution after fringe groups go on rampage in six states opposing Padmaavat release, decides that authorities are to blame as...
Congress undecided over impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

Congress undecided over supporting impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

While Congress’ Rahul Gandhi showed support for the four judges, questioning the functioning of the SC, the party has not yet made claims to...
SC to hear contempt pleas against Karni Sena members on January 29

SC to hear contempt pleas against Karni Sena members on January 29

The Supreme Court will on January 29 hear contempt petitions against those protesting screening of the film Padmaavat for violating orders allowing the release...
Women Reject the Menstruation Benefit Bill

Women Reject the Menstruation Benefit Bill

Tabled as a private members bill in Parliament this winter session, it attracts fierce criticism from the female workforce of the country. ~By Usha Rani...
Muslim women’s rights group approves criminalisation of triple-talaq

Muslim women’s rights group approves criminalisation of triple-talaq

As per the triple talaq bill, the practice of instant divorce will be a non-bailable and cognisable offence, and might attract a jail term...
An Ahmedabad shopping mall vandalised by "Padmaavat" protesters on Jan 23, 2018.

Padmaavat: Rajput Groups Continue To Deny Facts, Defy Country And Constitutional Institutions

Above: An Ahmedabad shopping mall vandalised by "Padmaavat" protesters on Jan 23, 2018. By Rajesh Sinha Mobs defied the nation’s Constitutionally established institutions and law to...
SC refuses to ban Padmaavat in Rajasthan, MP

SC refuses to ban Padmaavat in Rajasthan, MP

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) refused to ban screening of the film Padmaavat in two states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Both the...
Padmaavat protests heat up; Rajasthan, MP seeks SC rethink - APN Live

‘Padmaavat’ protests heat up; Rajasthan, MP seeks SC rethink

On Sunday, thousands of women organized a ‘Chetavni (warning) rally’ in Rajasthan, threatening to commit ‘jauhar’ or mass self-immolation. Amid continuing trouble for Sanjay Leela...
Judge Loya case: SC Bench headed by CJI starts hearing

Judge Loya case: SC Bench headed by CJI starts hearing

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya Heated arguments between Chief Justice Dipak Misra and lawyers Dushyant Dave, Indira Jaising on Day 1 of hearing in...
Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Justice Loya death: CJI Dipak Misra’s bench to hear case on Monday

Decision comes a week after four senior judges openly protested against Chief Justice’s decision to assign the case to a bench headed by Justice...
Padmavat Screening: SC Says No State Can Ban Screening Of Film Once CBFC Has Certified It

Padmavat Screening: SC Says No State Can Ban Screening Of Film Once CBFC Has...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Thursday (January 18) ordered that no state...
Aadhaar is a giant electronic mess, a serious threat, leads to a police state structure: Sr Advocate Divan to SC

Aadhaar is a giant electronic mess, a serious threat, leads to a police state...

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a passionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks Aadhaar is...
Govt Withdraws Haj Subsidy, Says Step To Empower Muslims

Govt Withdraws Haj Subsidy, Says Step To Empower Muslims

The government on Tuesday withdrew the subsidy for Haj pilgrims, calling it a step taken to empower minority communities “with dignity and without appeasement”. Announcing...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI Dipak Misra Meets The Four Dissenting Judges To Resolve Issues

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday, January 16, met the four dissenting judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur...
Provide Petitioners All Documents Related To Judge Loya death case: SC

Provide Petitioners All Documents Related To Judge Loya death case: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 16, directed the Maharashtra government to share all documents, including those marked ‘secret’, linked to the death of...
Supreme Court

Judges Who Spoke Out Against Chief Justice Attend To Court Business As Usual

On the surface, all seemed to be back to normal in the Supreme Court on Monday, January 15 with the four senior most judges...

Bar Council Of India Delegation To Meet SC Judges, Wants Issues Resolved At The...

Top lawyers bodies on Saturday, January 13, favoured a speedy resolution of the issues arising from Friday’s unprecedented move by four senior most Supreme...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Bar Association Meet on Four Judges’ Revolt Against CJI

Amid the upheaval caused by four of the senior most Supreme Court judges questioning the conduct of the Chief Justice of India, the Supreme...
Supreme Court

Four Judges Protest To Chief Justice: Protect Supreme Court to Preserve Democracy

Simmering differences and discontent in the top judiciary exploded on Friday, January 12, when the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra came under attack...
Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Supreme Court Collegium also recommends elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as judge of the apex court In a first, the Supreme Court Collegium...
SNC Lavalin case: SC to re-examine Kerala CM Vijayan's discharge in case

SNC Lavalin case: SC to re-examine Kerala CM Vijayan’s discharge in case

SC admits CBI’s appeal against discharge of Pinarayi Vijayan and others in the case by Kerala HC, stays trial till further orders In a move...

Satyam Scam: Sebi bans Price Waterhouse from auditing Indian firms for two years

Securities and Exchange Board of India found Pricewaterhouse Coopers guilty of complicity in the fraud that led to the decline of Ramalinga Raju’s Satyam...
Religious Instruction in Educational Institutions Being Questioned

Religious Instruction in Educational Institutions Being Questioned

Imparting religious faith in students made news twice in two days. The first was on Tuesday and created a furore, with Shia Central Wakf...
SC orders new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to 1984 anti-Sikh riots

SC orders new SIT to probe 186 cases linked to 1984 anti-Sikh riots

SIT to comprise of a retired High Court Judge and two police officers - one former and one serving, names to be decided by...
Mevani Targets PM Modi At Rally Held Without Delhi Police Permission

Mevani Targets PM Modi At Rally Held Without Delhi Police Permission

Photo: Jignesh Mevani with Kanhaiya Kumar Directly targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dalit youth leader and newly elected MLA from Vadgam in Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani,...

Supreme Court Says Playing National Anthem Before Movie Screenings Not Mandatory

A day after the Central government took a u-turn to state in an affidavit that it was now not in favour of mandatory playing...
SC to hear Karti plea to fly abroad tomorrow

SC to hear Karti plea to fly abroad tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear the Enforcement Directorate’s case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, for money laundering on January...
Constitution Bench To Hear Sec 377 Challenge

Constitution Bench To Hear Sec 377 Challenge

A Constitution Bench will hear the matter pertaining to decriminalisation of homosexuality later this month (January). This came on a petition that has been filed...
Pradyuman murder case: Court denies bail to 16-year-old prime accused

Pradyuman murder case: Court denies bail to 16-year-old prime accused

A sessions court on Monday denied bail to the 16 year-old student – who, after CBI investigation was held as the prime accused in...
It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

Senior advocate Amarendra Sharan, appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in a petition seeking re-investigation of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi 70 years...
Former Presidents, PMs may lose Lutyens’ Delhi government accommodation

Former Presidents, PMs may lose Lutyens’ Delhi government accommodation

If the SC accepts Gopal Subramanium’s suggestions, former top leaders may lose accommodations Former Presidents Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and ex-Prime Ministers HD Deve Gowda,...
Assam: 19 million citizens verified, 13.9 million remain unsettled

Assam: 19 million citizens verified, 13.9 million remain unsettled

The dawn of 2018 has brought a major relief for the genuine citizens who facing uncertain future in Assam for several decades. National Register...
Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

All amendments moved by the Opposition members fall, Modi government to now work on floor management in Rajya Sabha to get Bill passed In a...
Why some Muslims are against the triple talaq bill

Why some Muslims are against the triple talaq bill

Mudda panellists debate nitty-gritties of the law on anvil, question its necessity, some want modification of draft to cut short imprisonment, include scope of...
Bill to triple salaries of HC, Supreme Court judges introduced in Lok Sabha

Bill to triple salaries of High Court, Supreme Court judges introduced in Lok Sabha

Union minister for law and justice Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service Amendment) Bill...
How the CBI special judge order destroyed the basis of the 2G case

How the CBI special judge order completely destroyed the basis of the 2G case

The Special CBI judge on Thursday (December 21) acquitted all the 19 accused in the 2G spectrum allotment scam, completely demolishing the case per...
2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

The acquittal of every single accused in 2G scam raised the obvious question: was there a scam at all in the first place, or...
One time popular TV crime series host Suhaib Ilyasi gets life term for murdering wife

One time popular TV crime series host Suhaib Ilyasi gets life term for murdering...

One time popular TV crime series ‘India’s Most Wanted’ host, Suhaib Ilyasi, 51, was on Wednesday, Dec 20, sentenced to jail for life by...
Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament

Narendra Modi Cabinet clears Bill criminalising triple talaq for introduction in Parliament

The Bill makes instant triple talaq a cognisable offence and proposes a 3 year jail term for Muslim husband who gives wife talaq-ul-biddat; to...

Supreme Court interim order extends deadline for Aadhaar linking, final decision pending

The Supreme Court’s  Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on...
Website for complaints against calls warning you to link your phone, bank accounts to Aadhaar

Website for complaints against calls warning you to link your phone, bank accounts to...

A day before Supreme Court began hearing pleas against mandatory linking of Aadhaar to bank accounts, phones and various other services, some activists started...
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Deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar extended till March 31, 2018

The decision by the finance ministry came a day before a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against mandatory Aadhaar-linking The...
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A Swachh Rajniti Abhiyan under way: BJP

Party claims credit for special courts move as Mudda participants hope that these will be effective in convicting 1,581 tainted MPs and MLAs and...
Criminals as Lawmakers: Special courts to try criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs

Criminals as Lawmakers: Special courts to try criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs

In a case seeking ban on law breakers becoming law makers, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Dec 12, that it will...
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After run-ins with CJI Dipak Misra, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan quits legal practice

Senior advocate felt humiliated at the way Chief Justice Dipak Misra treated him during the Delhi government v/s Lieutenant Governor case proceedings Days after a...
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Takeover of Sahara’s Aamby Valley properties to begin tomorrow

The Bombay High Court receiver, appointed by the Supreme Court to take over the management of Sahara Group’s Aamby Valley luxury township near Pune,...
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Three Mosques: “Muslim Generosity Would Electrify Hindu Masses”

By: Saeed Naqvi The 25th anniversary of Babari Masjid demolition will rekindle debate: why was it demolished, historical wrongs, Mandal Commission inviting a Mandir backlash, Hindu...
National Company Law Tribunal allows Govt to take control of Unitech

National Company Law Tribunal allows Govt to take control of Unitech

The National Company Law Tribunal on Friday allowed the government to appoint new management for real-estate giant Unitech Ltd.. The NCLT agreed to the Ministry...
Govt extends deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to March 31

Govt extends deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar to March 31

Decision comes a day after Centre informed SC that it was willing to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking with various services and schemes till March...
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Government moves National Company Law Tribunal to take control of Unitech

Embroiled in several cases from home buyers, which landed its managing director Sanjay Chandra in jail, realty major Unitech faces a take over by...
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Notification extending deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar tomorrow, Centre tells SC

Deadline for linking Aadhaar not extended yet, points out UIDAI The Centre informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday, Dec 7, that it will extend...
Not just Taj Mahal, Delhi’s Jama Masjid also built atop a temple: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar

Not just Taj Mahal, Delhi’s Jama Masjid also built atop a temple: BJP MP...

Amid Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi title suit row, BJP MP Vinay Katiyar claims 6000 places destroyed by Mughal emperors, including Jama Masjid and Taj Mahal Two...

Ayodhya 25 Years Ago and As it Stands Today

~By Rashme Sehgal Ayodhya remains a sleepy, small town with its over 6000 temples, matts and akharas.  The drains here continue to overflow and there...
25 years after Barbri Masjid demolition: politics changes while legal issues stay stuck

25 years after Barbri Masjid demolition: politics changes while legal issues stay stuck

Twenty five years after a mob, safe in the knowledge of a favourable government in Uttar Pradesh, demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid, Dec...
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Ayodhya case hearing put off till February 8, 2018

The much-awaited final hearing in Supreme Court on the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute on Tuesday, Dec 5, ended on expected lines with...
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Supreme Court clears Trump travel ban latest version

After having faced challenge in the lower courts the US Supreme Court has allowed the President Donald Trump's latest travel ban provisions to take...
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SC asks Centre why 119 laws that stigmatise and discriminate against leprosy patients shouldn’t...

The Supreme Court on Monday (December 4) issued a notice to the Centre seeking its response on a plea to repeal 119 laws that...
Babri demolition case should have been settled before SC proceedings in Ayodhya title suit: Justice Liberhan

Babri demolition case should have been settled before SC proceedings in Ayodhya title suit:...

The Justice Liberhan commission of inquiry had indicted BJP stalwarts Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi for Babri Masjid demolition Days before...
Modi govt drafts Bill proposing 3 year jail term for husbands in instant triple talaq cases

Modi govt drafts Bill proposing 3 year jail term for husbands in instant triple...

Bill also provides for a subsistence allowance of a harassed Muslim woman and her dependent children along with custodial rights of minor children In a...
SC dismisses CJAR petition, slaps Rs 25 lakh fine

SC dismisses CJAR petition, slaps Rs 25 lakh fine

The Supreme Court on Friday (December 1) dismissed the plea filed by Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms seeking SIT probe into alleged judicial...

Supreme Court tells all States and UTs to implement road safety directives

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all states and union territories that have not already framed a road safety policy to do so by...
RSS-affiliate Hindu Jagran Manch to launch ‘reverse love jihad’ in UP

RSS-affiliate Hindu Jagran Manch to launch ‘reverse love jihad’ in UP

Beti Bachao, Bahu Lao campaign of Hindu Jagran Manch aims at getting over 2100 Muslim girls in UP married to Hindu men to counter...
Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

BJP-ruled MP reported max rape cases, UP leads in murders: NCRB 2016 report

Union home minister Rajnath Singh releases Crime in India 2016 report, most BJP-ruled states top the charts under various categories of crime The latest statistics...
After feedback from states, Centre has a rethink on cattle trade ban rule

After feedback from states, Centre has a rethink on cattle trade ban rule

The Narendra Modi government is having a rethink on the ban it imposed on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter following feedback from...
MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

MP, 6 other States, reject Centre’s proposal for centralized appointment of lower judiciary

Law ministry had proposed that Centre be given powers to appoint members of lower judiciary, district judges and their like, affidavit filed in Supreme...
CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

Court’s order comes at a time when the mysterious death of CBI judge BH Loya in 2014, who at the time was presiding over...
College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

College principal says Hadiya can’t meet husband, she claims “I am not free”

Hadiya says the authorities at the college where she has been sent by the Supreme Court to finish her homeopathy studies have no clarity...
BCCI to take decision on Rajasthan Cricket Association’s suspension in Dec 11 Special General Meeting

BCCI to take decision on Rajasthan Cricket Association’s suspension in Dec 11 Special General...

The BCCI in May 2014 had suspended the RCA after the association re-elected former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi as the president. In a positive development...
Bhansali’s counsel’s assurance in SC likely to stall Padmavati release abroad before CBFC Ok

Bhansali’s counsel’s assurance in SC likely to stall Padmavati release abroad before CBFC Ok

The Supreme Court ticked off ‘people holding public offices’ for issuing statements about the movie as this could prejudice the CBFC The Supreme Court on...
Love jihad case: What are your dreams, asks SC; FREEDOM says Hadiya

Love jihad case: What are your dreams, asks SC; FREEDOM says Hadiya

Supreme Court frees Hadiya from the clutches of her parents, sends her to Sivaraj Homeopathic Medical College in Salem, Tamil Nadu to continue her...

Eye on privacy, petitions challenging Aadhaar to be heard by Constitution bench

The Supreme Court would likely set up a Constitution bench next week to take up a clutch of petitions challenging mandatory linking of Aadhaar...

SC asks woman claiming to be Jayalalithaa’s daughter to move Karnataka HC

Amrutha Sarathy, brought up as the daughter of the late AIADMK chief’s estranged sister, claims a DNA test will prove Jayalalithaa was her real...
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement a challenge to SC, say Muslim bodies and opposition

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement a challenge to SC, say Muslim bodies and opposition

Before the final hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi case start in the Supreme Court on December 5, a day before the anniversary of Babri...
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Padmavati cleared for release in UK without cuts but won’t be screened

Producers of the Deepika Padukone-starrer say they will wait for Indian Censor Board to clear the film first even as Gujarat too bans film’s...
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Modi government plans law banning instant triple talaq

Amid continuing reports of talaq-ul-biddat being given despite SC order against the practice, Modi government likely to table new law in next Parliament session It...
Aadhhar-Leak

Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak...

UIDAI security system has people’s participatory security system like Biometric Lock facility available at UIDAI portal which any Aadhaarholder can use to put his/her...
SWEET VICTORY WELL-EARNED: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the trophy after winning the ATP World Tour final against Belgium's David Goffin in London, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures

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Ram mandir in Ayodhya, Masjid in Lucknow, proposes Shia Waqf Board

The Shia Waqf Board on Monday said it has submitted a draft proposal in the Supreme Court suggesting construction of Ram Mandir at the...
How is a 5-0 order less than a 4-3 verdict, asks a 2-judge SC bench

How is a 5-0 order less than a 4-3 verdict, asks a 2-judge SC...

The verdict of a seven-judge bench prevails over that of a five-judge bench, so goes the rule. Should that be so even if the five judge...
Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy resigns amid pressure over land-grab charges

Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy resigns amid pressure over land-grab charges

Allegedly, a company owned by Chandy constructed a road, through paddy fields, to a lake resort in Alappuzha district. Following land-grab charges leveled against Kerala...
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Adityanath, stakeholders in Ayodhya dispute downplay mediation efforts

The BJP downplayed it and the Muslim bodies, too, rebuffed it, while the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Shia Waqf...
SC Rejects Petition Seeking Probe Into Alleged Judges Bribery Scam

SC Rejects Petition Seeking Probe Into Alleged Judges Bribery Scam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking court-monitored probe into an alleged case of bribery in the name of judges in UP...
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Iraqi Kurds pledge to abide by Supreme Court order banning separate homeland

KRG eager for direct dialogue with Baghdad In a major development which may resolve the issue of a separate homeland for Kurds in Iraq, Kurdistan...
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“Curbing air pollution does not fetch votes”

AAP government at receiving end, panellists feel that parties should rise above petty politics and take proactive measures to curb the menace New Delhi’s air...
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Prashant Bhushan lashes out at CJI Dipak Mishra, storms out of courtroom

A five-judge SC bench was hearing petitions alleging bribery charges against a former HC judge In a rather unpalatable incidence at Supreme Court, veteran...
UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

UP Medical College Scam: Chaos reigns in SC as CJI dissolves Justice Chelameswar-selected bench

The simmering power struggle at the Supreme Court came to the surface on Friday (November 10) when Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear...
Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Petition challenging films release had said ‘Padmavati’ distorts historical facts, Deepika Padukone’s ‘thumkas’ in the Ghoomar song hurt sentiments of Rajputs The Supreme Court, on Thursday,...

Congress lists 3 options before Patidar Andolan leaders over quota demand

Nominees of Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) hold late night talks with Congress delegation led by Kapil Sibal on reservation for Patels With...
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Now, linking Aadhaar with insurance policy is mandatory too

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority says Aadhaar linking with existing policies, quoting unique identification number for buying new policy a must Even with the Supreme...
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SC to banks, telcos: Mention last date of Aadhaar-linking in messages to clients

Supreme Court will decide the fate of petitions challenging government’s orders on linking Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile phones, etc. by November-end The Supreme Court on...

Last Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar’s ‘descendant’ seeks Babri Masjid site’s ownership

Hyderabad-based Habeebuddin Tucy claims to be 6th generation descendant of the last Mughal emperor, asks to be appointed caretaker of Babri site With the Supreme Court...
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Tushar Gandhi moves SC against bid to re-open Mahatma’s assassination case

Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi asked by the top court to explain his locus standi in the case filed by right-wing activist and Abhinav Bharat...
File photo of Hadiya alias Akhila with her husband Shafin Jahan. Photo credit: Agencies

Kerala love jihad case: SC to hear Hadiya’s submission in open court on Nov...

Supreme Court expresses surprise over Asokan seeking his adult daughter’s custody, says consent is prime and no law prevents marriage with a criminal  The Supreme...

Technical glitch grounds West Bengal’s plea against Aadhaar-Mobile linking in SC

The Supreme Court raps Mamata Banerjee’s government for challenging Parliament’s mandate, says the chief minister can file a petition as an individual citizen The Supreme...
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Muslim body denies Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s claim of Babri mediation talks

Art of Living founder had claimed that Nirmohi Akhara and Muslim Personal Law Board members had asked him to play mediator in the Babri...

DSP Ganapathy suicide: CBI files FIR against Karnataka Minister George, two IPS officers

KJ George is accused No.1 while Pronab Mohanty and AM Prasad are accused No. 2 and 3 respectively. Days after the Supreme Court issued directions...
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Delhi HC dismisses Swamy’s ‘political interest litigation’ in Sunanda Pushkar’s death case

Court witnessed heated arguments between Swamy and Justices S Muralidhar and IS Mehta who told him to be extremely circumspect in sharing petitions with...
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You don’t have to stand up at a cinema hall to prove patriotism, says...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea to modify its order that made the playing of the national anthem in cinema...
Delhi Air Pollution

Bhiwadi had highest air pollution on Diwali, not Delhi: CPCB

Data released by the CPCB shows Kolkata and Agra as the second and third most polluted cities in the country respectively on Diwali night In...

Bilkis Bano case: How can convicted policemen return to active service, asks CJI

Supreme Court allows pleas for enhanced compensation, asks Gujarat state for opinion in the 2002 Gujarat riots-linked Bilkis Bano gang rape and murder incidents The...
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A study: Two division benches of the same court, two decisions on similar cases

‘Love Jihad’ has been an issue that has been manufactured by extreme right wing activists in the recent past, targeting inter-faith marriages. The target...
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Now CBI too wants Bofors case reopened, asks permission from Govt

Following a recent plea – a Special Leave Petition (SLP) – by BJP leader and advocate Ajay Agrawal to reopen the Bofors Howitzer gun...
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Residents Crack the fireworks ban, post Diwali air quality worsens in Delhi-NCR

Delhi woke up to a hazy Friday after Diwali celebrations with the air pollution in “severe” category, partly because ban on sale of crackers...
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RTI reveals RBI hasn’t ordered linking Bank A/cs with Aadhaar

Reserve Bank of India confirms it has not issued any instruction so far regarding mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts If you are...
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Nawaz Sharif, daughter and son-in-law indicted in Avenfield graft case

Trial against the ousted Pakistan Prime Minister and his family in the Avenfield properties case will start on October 26 In a move that is...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar leaving Ghaziabad's Dasna Jail on Monday Photo Credit: Anil Shakya

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar finally walk out of Dasna Jail

The dentist duo had been acquitted of murdering their only daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by the Allahabad High Court on Friday Rajesh and Nupur...
Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

Cow vigilantes thrash five on suspicion of carrying beef in Faridabad; case against victims

A senior district police officer said case would be registered on the complaint of victims, too. Five people were thrashed by cow vigilantes in Faridabad,...
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Pained that ‘firecracker ban’ is given communal colour: Supreme Court

The top court made the remark after politicians termed the ban as anti- Hindu Refusing to relax its ban on the sale of firecrackers, the...
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Women’s ban at Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court refers case to Constitutional Bench

The age-old rule of the Sabarimala temple of Kerala, a hill shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, forbids the entry of menstruating women. The SC has...
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SC clarifies again: There is no right to die

Top court directs that every district should have a medical board whose duty will also be to decide the validity of the will that...

SC decries sex with minor bride as a “discriminatory, capricious and punishable act”

Apex court verdict is only on the issue of sex between husband and wife who is aged between 15 and 18 years, not on...
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SC firecracker ban: How it will impact Delhi air, traders this Diwali

Doctors and environmentalists have welcomed  the Supreme Court's decision and hoped it would ensure a relatively cleaner Diwali this year but leave traders in...
SC bans fireworks in Delhi-NCR region till November 1

SC bans fireworks in Delhi-NCR region till November 1

The earlier relaxation of ban by Justice Lokur-led bench will be held in abeyance till Nov 1 The 2017 festive season in the Delhi capital...
Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

Congress urges PM to initiate probe against Amit Shah son’s firm for exponential growth

16000 times increase in Jay Shah’s company turn-over within one year The Congress party has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a probe  into...
Kerala govt tells SC that NIA probe not needed in Hadiya love jihad case

NIA probe not needed in Hadiya ‘love jihad’ case: Kerala govt tells SC

The affidavit says further that the Kerala police “would have reported to central government if any scheduled offences found to have been committed during...
Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK poll symbol

Setback for Dhinakaran as SC refuses to grant time for filing claim to AIADMK...

The rebel AIADMK deputy general secretary has been embroiled in a tug of war with OPS-EPS faction to reclaim party’s leadership Rebel AIADMK leader T...
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In A Historic Move, Supreme Court Decides to Make Collegium Decisions Transparent

There has been much talk about the opacity of the Supreme Court Collegium and the recent transfer and resignation of Justice Jayant Patel of...
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SC admits plea for reopening Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination case

PIL claims that an organization was involved in the killing of the Mahatma, former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan appointed amicus curiae A petition to...
Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi as accused

Gulbarg massacre: Gujarat HC rejects plea by Zakia Jafri seeking inclusion of PM Modi...

Court upholds SIT clean chit to the then chief minister of Gujarat and senior bureaucrats but says petitioner can move the SC The Gujarat High...
The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

~By Jayant Tripathi In the famous case of Woolmington vs DPP, decided by the House of Lords in UK , it was held that “Throughout...
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Karti Chidambaram approaches SC against CBI summons in Aircel Maxis case, requests exemption from...

Summons issued by the CBI is illegal and has only been issued to harass him and his family, says Karti Chidambaram before the Supreme...
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SC to decide Rohingya deportation case on “points of law”, not “emotional arguments”

Govt argues – if Rohingya refugees stay put in India, labour rates would become so low that Indians would suffer” The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, said...
Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: SC agrees to examine if Kerala HC erred in annulling Hadiya’s marriage

Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: SC agrees to examine if Kerala HC erred in annulling...

The apex court to hear on October 9 a plea challenging former Chief Justice JS Khehar’s order of a NIA probe in the case The Supreme Court, on...
Delhi court pulls up “lazy” CBI for delay in disposal of 37-year-old case, fines agency Rs 10K

Delhi court pulls up “lazy” CBI for delay in disposal of 37-year-old case, fines...

The case, filed in 1981, pertains to theft and attempted smuggling of an antique idol from the Takashakeshwar Mahadev temple in Allahabad In a stinging...
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UP health minister quotes astrologer to predict construction of Ram Temple by 2019

Sidharth Nath Singh says Swami Brahma Yogananda had said Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister and has now predicted construction of the temple by...

NSE’s old and new hands decide to settle off court in co-location case

Driven into a corner for favouring some High Frequency Trading brokers, exchange has no option but to agree to SEBI diktat ~By Sujit Bhar The National...
Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC judge Patel after resignation

Those who took decision on transfer must answer how it was done: Karnataka HC...

Justice Jayant Patel had resigned after learning that he was being transferred to Allahabad HC where he would have been third in queue for...
BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national interest”

BJP’s Varun Gandhi bats for Rohingya asylum, Govt says his view is “against national...

Son of Union minister Maneka Gandhi and MP from Sultanpur, Varun called for “empathy, leading potentially to asylum” for Rohingya refugees Days after the Centre...
Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria are against separate Kurdish state In a major development after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq in 2003,...
Citing principle of fairness, SC awards farmers more compensation than they sought

Citing principle of fairness, SC awards farmers more compensation than they sought

In a path-breaking judgment, SC hikes compensation sum from Rs 115 per square yard to Rs 297 per square yard ~By Sujit Bhar In an extraordinary...
LegitQuest

Indian start-up to provide unique search platform, data bank for Indian legal pros

Pioneers in Asia: LegitQuest’s technology provides solutions to legal search problems with case references just a click away In India, every industry or service sector...
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Supreme Court asks states to ensure compensation for victims of cow vigilantism

States have to comply with Supreme Court order by October 31 to appoint in every district a senior police officer who will be responsible...

You can get bail once 16,299 homebuyers get their flats or refund: SC to...

For the third time in a month, Supreme Court rejects Unitech boss Sanjay Chandra’s interim bail, new portal created for homebuyers seeking claims The Supreme...
Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: SC agrees to examine if Kerala HC erred in annulling Hadiya’s marriage

Pay 39 home buyers Rs 80000 each as litigation cost: SC to Unitech

Apex court had earlier directed Unitech to pay home buyers the principal amount invested by them in its property along with a 14 per...
Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge recuses from Ryan Trustee Bail Plea

Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge recuses himself from Ryan Trustee Bail Plea

School trustees apprehend probe agencies may fail to fully appreciate the legal position The Punjab and Haryana High Court judge, Justice A B Chaudhari...
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Govt files affidavit on Rohingyas in SC, maintains they are a threat to national...

Contents of the affidavit filed, on Monday, are the same as those mentioned in the “incomplete” document that was “inadvertently” sent to lawyers last...
SC bats for prisoners’ right to dignity, issues stern directives on prison reforms

SC bats for prisoners’ right to dignity, issues stern directives on prison reforms

Custodial deaths indicate the apparent disdain of the State to the life and liberty of individuals, says the Supreme Court in landmark 43-page verdict In...
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Centre’s Rohingya flip-flop: Affidavit “incomplete”, sent “inadvertently” to lawyers

Union home minister Rajnath Singh clarifies that affidavit on the Rohingya deportation issue will be filed with the Supreme Court on Sept 18 In a major...
Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Rohingyas a threat to national security, should be deported: Govt to SC

Affidavit reportedly claims that intelligence inputs suggest Rohingya militant groups active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat; could be used by IS Amid a global...
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DU, JNU among hundreds of organisations barred from receiving foreign funds

Union home ministry cancels FCRA registration of hundreds of organisations for alleged failure in filing annual returns for 5 consecutive years In a potentially controversial...
6-month “cooling off” period for divorce under Hindu Marriage Act can be waived: SC

6-month “cooling off” period for divorce under Hindu Marriage Act can be waived: SC

Apex court says legal proceedings for divorce by mutual consent should be completed within a week The objective of including a six-month “cooling off” period...
US court temporarily restores Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees

US court temporarily restores Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees

Supreme Court ruling blocks part of an earlier ruling that barred US government from prohibiting refugees with formal assurances from entering Washington Washington: The US...

SC modifies judgement on firecracker ban, lays down 16 guidelines

Delhi Police told to reduce grant of temporary licences by about 50 percent against those given out in 2016, number of temporary licences to...

Govt won’t go against sentiments of people on Article 35A: Rajnath

Amid continued tensions in the Valley, Union home minister reiterates that he’s willing to talk to all stakeholders for resolving all problems of the...

SC issues notices to Centre, Haryana on CBI probe for Ryan student’s murder

Apex court to also examine, suo moto, issue of safety measures for students studying in private schools The Supreme Court, on Monday, admitted a plea filed...
Jaypee Infratech

SC orders Jaypee to deposit Rs 2k crore; directors can’t leave country without permission

Real-estate major also told that it can’t sell any property without seeking prior permission and consent of the court The Supreme Court bench of Chief...
CBI conducts raids at former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s Chennai residence

CBI conducts raids at former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s Chennai residence

Searches in connection with Natarajan’s approval to divert 55.79 hectares of forest land in Jharkhand’s Singhbhum district in violation of the forest conservation law...
De-materialised woes await the MSME sector of India

De-materialised woes await the MSME sector of India

Union government’s decision to also de-materialise all stocks of unlisted companies could create insurmountable obstacles in the path of already gasping small units. ~By Sujit ...

SC asks states to nominate officers to check cow vigilantism

Centre asked to specify its role under Article 256 on what it can do to ask states to rein in gau rakshaks The Supreme Court, on...
Supreme Court reserves verdict on criminalising marital rape

Supreme Court reserves verdict on criminalising marital rape

Centre has insisted that consideration of rape in marriages would weaken traditional family values in India, and that marriage presumes consent for sexual intercourse The...
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Upload list of all missing children on website, SC tells NCRB

Vacancies in National Commission for Protection of Child Rights not filled, court not amused The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak...

IDBI asks SC to vacate stay on insolvency proceedings against Jaypee

Deprived buyers planning to take a more aggressive path with 4,000 civil and criminal suits against erring realtor Jaypee Infratech has a bigger fight in...

SC to hear plea challenging deportation of Rohingya Muslims on Sept 4

The petition moved by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan claims that India’s move to send the refugees back to Myanmar will endanger their lives The Supreme...
SC to hear plea for reopening Bofors case against Hindujas on Oct 30

SC to hear plea for reopening Bofors case against Hindujas on Oct 30

Advocate and BJP leader Ajay Agarwal has challenged the Delhi High Court’s order of May 31, 2005 for quashing proceedings against Hinduja Brothers and the...
Cogent reasons for lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram in FIPB case, CBI tells SC

Cogent reasons for lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram in FIPB case, CBI tells SC

Karti, son of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, has claimed that the lookout notice against him has been issued by the CBI with...
Aadhaar

Deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linking extended till December 31

Government wants to wait for Supreme Court’s decision on three petitions related to Aadhaar which have now been posted for hearing in the first...
Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Centre wants special panel to deal with emergency abortion cases

The move, if approved by the Supreme Court, could help expedite appeals by scores of women who wish to abort a foetus due to...
Deadline for declaring Aadhaar for social schemes to be extended till Dec 31, Centre tells SC

Deadline for declaring Aadhaar for social schemes to be extended till Dec 31, Centre...

Three pending petitions related to Aadhaar likely to be heard by the Supreme Court in the first week of November With the privacy matter related...
There’s nothing like marital rape tweets ex-Governor Swaraj Kaushal, gets trolled

There’s nothing like marital rape tweets ex-Governor Swaraj Kaushal, gets trolled

Kaushal, husband of Union minister for external affairs, Sushma Swaraj, also claims making marital rape a criminal offence will lead to there being “more...
Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots: rules SC

Gujarat govt won’t have to pay for repair of shrines damaged in 2002 riots:...

Over 500 religious structures – a majority of them being mosques and Islamic shrines – were damaged in the post-Godhra pogrom of 2002. The...
Supreme Court raps Gujarat government over slow trial in rape case against Asaram Bapu

Supreme Court raps Gujarat government over slow trial in rape case against Asaram Bapu

Asaram has been in jail since August 31, 2013 for allegedly raping a 16-yearold schoolgirl and is facing prosecution under the Protection of Children...
Justice Dipak Misra sworn-in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

New Chief Justice will have the unenviable task of presiding over politically sensitive cases like the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute, repealing Article 35A...
Talaq Judgement: Muslim Women A Play Thing in Communal Politics?

Talaq Judgement: Muslim Women A Play Thing in Communal Politics?

By Saeed Naqvi Put it down to my acute perversity, because as soon as celebrations broke out and I glanced at the Supreme Court’s Triple...
WikiLeaks says CIA may have accessed India’s Aadhaar data; officials deny it

WikiLeaks says CIA may have accessed India’s Aadhaar data; officials deny it

~By Rajesh Sinha The day Supreme Court of India ruled that Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right, Wikileaks put out a press release saying...
Supreme court

Supreme Court adopts exclusive flag and plate for official vehicles of judges

The apex court has also written to all high courts across India to consider adopting the same flag and plate by suitably replacing the...

26 years after his arrest, Perarivalan, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, gets...

Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu welcome Edappadi Palaniswami government’s decision to allow Rajiv’s assassin to walk out of Vellore prison to visit his ailing...
Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq verdict: Arif Mohammad Khan

Any other government at the Centre would have sought to overturn the triple talaq...

~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On April 23, 1985 the Supreme Court judgment on the Mohammed Ahmed Khan vs Shah Bano case created history. The judgment,...
Reactions to Supreme Court verdict declaring Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right:

Reactions to Supreme Court verdict declaring Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right:

Congress president Sonia Gandhi described today's Supreme Court judgement as a “blow on unbridled encroachment” by the government. She said the Congress and other...
Right To Privacy Is A Fundamental Right: SC Constitution Bench [9:0]

Right To Privacy Is A Fundamental Right: SC Constitution Bench

In a unanimous decision, a nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India on Thursday rejected central government’s objections to pronounce that right...
Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is not an absolute right

Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is...

~By Rajesh Sinha Smarting under the blow from Supreme Court’s verdict declaring Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right, which it had hotly contested, the...
Highway liquor ban not applicable within municipal areas: SC

Highway liquor ban not applicable within municipal areas: SC

The hospitality industry has lost more than 1000 crore worth of business after the ban on sale of liquor The Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified...
Sasikala

SC rejects Sasikala’s plea against conviction in DA case

The setback to the AIADMK general secretary comes at a time when her loyalists, led by nephew TTV Dhinakaran are trying to destabilise the...
Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Cheer and jubilation as SC declares instant triple talaq ‘unconstitutional’

Barring a section of cleric and organisations like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, political parties, social activists and most importantly the Muslim...
JS Khehar

Triple Talaq verdict: When Chief Justice JS Khehar’s opinion was overruled

Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar, whose term in office ends on August 27, may have headed the five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court...
Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq verdict: How the dice rolled in the courts

In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, in a 3:2 majority verdict termed Talaq-ul-Biddat or instant triple talaq as “manifestly arbitrary and unconstitutional”;...
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Instant ‘triple talaq’ is unconstitutional says SC in 3:2 split verdict, asks Centre to...

If the Centre fails to draft the rules and have a legislation passed by Parliament within the set time frame, then the injunction on...
Lt Col Shrikant Purohit

After 9 years in jail, SC grants bail to Malegaon blast accused Shrikant Purohit

Apex court bench says Bombay High Court erred in refusing bail to Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit The Supreme Court bench of Justices Rajesh Kumar Agrawal...

Digvijaya accuses BJP government and NIA chief of protecting Lt Col Purohit in Malegaon...

Infamous for his controversial remarks, the Congress general secretary alleges that the NIA chief was being given extensions by the Modi government to ensure...
Delhi HC allows PIL to ban blue whale

CJI expresses concern over Blue Whale Challenge, Delhi HC allows PIL to ban game’s...

PIL in Delhi HC cites deaths of children in India and abroad while seeking immediate directions to restrain internet majors from uploading any material...
Supreme Court

Kerala Love Jihad case – SC orders NIA probe after agency claims ‘pattern’ emerging...

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice RV Raveendran asked to supervise the NIA probe, Kerala police informs apex court that it wants to withdraw from...
Justice JS Khehar

Happy to live in a country that ‘honours me to be proud of my...

The Chief Justice payed tribute to ‘unsung heroes’ of India’s freedom struggle in his maiden Independence speech In his first and the last Independence Day...
Supertech to deposit Rs 10 crore by Sept 18 in Noida twin tower project case

Supertech to deposit Rs 10 crore by Sept 18 in Noida twin tower project...

The court has also directed the firm to process all the applications already filed by the home buyers seeking refund The Supreme Court on Monday...
NHRC issues notice to UP government over Gorakhpur tragedy

NHRC issues notice to UP government over Gorakhpur tragedy

The commission observed that the incident is a violation of right to life and health The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a...
Supreme Court sets December 5 for final hearings in Ayodhya dispute

Supreme Court sets December 5 for final hearings in Ayodhya dispute

The court has ordered Uttar Pradesh government to translate all relevant documents into English The Supreme Court on Friday said it will start the final...
Supreme Court starts hearing on Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir land dispute

Supreme Court starts hearing on Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir land dispute

The Allahabad High Court in 2010 had ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres land of the Ram temple-Babri masjid in Ayodhya After...
Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

The agency also indicated the parliamentary panel that it can support the SLP pending in the S In a fresh turn of events, the...
Babri masjid

Shia Waqf board claims Babri Masjid was its property, says a mosque can be...

The Board claimed that the part of the disputed land given to the Sunni Board belonged to it In a fresh turn of events in...
Delhi High Court

Delhi judge given compulsory retirement by Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has given compulsory retirement to Additional Sessions Judge in Patiala House court Raj Kapoor who granted bail to Unitech promoters...
ANARCHY: Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, Reuters/UNI

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Deadline for filing Income Tax Return extended till August 5

Relief! Deadline for filing Income Tax Return extended till August 5

Union finance ministry also says people can file ITR without linking of PAN and Aadhaar but quoting of Aadhaar or Enrolment ID is mandatory,...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
BEATING THE FAVOURITES: India celebrate winning their Women’s Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia at Derby, Britain. Their win was led by 19-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171 which stood out for its brilliance, Reuters/UNI

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Aadhaar enrolment

SC privacy hearing Day 2: If India has agreed to privacy on international fora,...

Centred now on the issue of privacy and whether it is a fundamental right, the hearing of the case regarding Aadhaar in Supreme Court...
Survey says Indian students worry about physical safety in US

Survey says Indian students worry about physical safety in US

A new survey indicates that Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US. The study says that a...

NGT declares ‘No-Development Zone’ near Ganga River

Imposes Rs 50,000 fine for dumping waste near Ganga The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed Rs 50,000 fine on anyone found dumping the waste...
Aadhar Card

Five-judge Constitution Bench to hear Aadhaar challenge on privacy issue

The hearing  will be held on July 18 and 19, Court said In the much awaited order on Aadhaar Card case, the Supreme Court on...
Cattlefair

SC suspends Centre’s ban on cattle trade for slaughter

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended to the whole country the Madras High Court’s order to put a hold on Centre’s notification banning sale...
NCBC

Three States refuse to give nod to the new NCBC Bill

The proposed amendment will “deprive” the state from making provisions for socially and educationally Backward Classes, says the West Bengal government  West Bengal, Karnataka and...
Justice Chelameswar: "Set up constitution bench at the earliest to hear Aadhaar matter"

Justice Chelameswar: “Set up constitution bench at the earliest to hear Aadhaar matter”

The Supreme Court bench of Justice J Chelameswar, and Justices A.M.Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha, on Friday asked the counsel for the petitioner and the...
IIT Delhi

SC stays admission to IITs NITs over bonus marks issue

The petitioner has demanded for a conduction of a fresh examination and has also sought an interim stay on the merit list The Supreme Court...
Demonetisation: How can you stop legitimate old notes deposit, SC asks Centre

Demonetisation: How can you stop legitimate old notes deposit, SC asks Centre

The SC has asked the Centre if it can provide a window for the people who failed to deposit their old currency notes of...

SC allows woman to abort 25 week old foetus

The woman had filed a petition in the SC, challenging the validity of Section 3 of MTP Act, 1971 The Supreme Court on Monday allowed...
KK Venugopal appointed as new Attorney General

KK Venugopal appointed as new Attorney General

Venugopal has been practicing law for over fifty years and has appeared for the several high-profile cases like 2G telecom litigation and Babri Masjid...
Venezuelan Supreme Court faces helicopter “terrorist attack”

Venezuelan Supreme Court faces helicopter “terrorist attack”

Armed forces alerted, disgruntled police official claims The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has “activated” entire armed forces of the country to defend peace after the...
Punjab’s Navdeep Singh tops NEET 2017 exam

Punjab’s Navdeep Singh tops NEET 2017 exam

Three students in the top 10 hail from Punjab The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the results of this year’s National Eligibility...
SC refuses to entertain Justice (Retd.) CS Karnan’s bail plea

SC refuses to entertain Justice (Retd.) CS Karnan’s bail plea

Karnan is the first judge of a higher court in Indian judicial history to be sentenced The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere in...
SC issues notice to Centre on cattle trade ban

SC issues notice to Centre on cattle trade ban

Petitioner says it was unconstitutional and against right to livelihood Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central government on a petition challenging notification...
NEET 2017: Results after Supreme Court hearing on Monday

NEET 2017: Results after Supreme Court hearing on Monday

The CBSE is also seeking the transfer of the matter from Madras and Gujarat High Court to the top court. The Central Board of Secondary...
Aadhaar holders must link with PAN card for Income Tax returns: SC

Aadhaar holders must link with PAN card for Income Tax returns: SC

PAN card without Aadhaar number would not be treated invalid In the much awaited order on Aadhaar Card case the Supreme Court on June...

Cattle sale ban: Supreme Court to hear plea challenging Centre’s new rule on June...

The Centre’s notification banning cattle trade for slaughter was met with strong opposition in several parts of the country with several state chief ministers...
Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha quits BCCI panel, cites personal reasons

Guha’s counsel informed a vacation bench of Justices M Shantanagoudar and Deepak Gupta that he had submitted his resignation on May 28 to Vinod...
CBI to probe Air India's $10.8 billion plane order

CBI to probe Air India’s $10.8 billion plane order

In 2006, Indian Airlines Ltd signed an agreement with Airbus SE to buy 43 planes The CBI will examine a decade-old deal by national carrier...
CBSE Results

CBSE Class 12 results expected within 48 hours

With the board not challenging the Delhi HC order, the CBSE could put out results even on Saturday With the Central Board of Secondary Education...
Deoband issues fatwa to curb triple talaq

Deoband issues fatwa to curb triple talaq

The edict from Deoband comes when the arguments in the Supreme Court are about to end. By Abu Turab At a time when the Supreme...
Centre willing to enact new law if triple talaq declared void: Rohatgi

Centre willing to enact new law if triple talaq declared void: Rohatgi

Attorney General says Government will bring law to regulate Muslim marriage and divorce. Appearing on behalf of the Centre in the triple talaq case before...
Aadhaar-PAN linkage: Finance ministry exempts residents of 3 states, the elderly, foreign citizens

Aadhaar-PAN linkage: Finance ministry exempts residents of 3 states, the elderly, foreign citizens

The Finance Department announced the exemptions via a gazette notification. The Union Finance Ministry has relaxed norms that had made it mandatory to link...
Where is Justice Karnan? Cops from 3 states don’t know

Where is Justice Karnan? Cops from 3 states don’t know

Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan was sentenced to six months in jail by the Supreme Court. Police from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and...
Triple talaq: Supreme Court begins hearing

Triple talaq: Supreme Court begins hearing

AIMPLB defends triple talaq and opposed the petitions The Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq...
PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

PM Modi’s new formula for India’s development: IT + IT = IT

He gave the formula to a baffled crowd while speaking at the launch of the Supreme Court's new digital filing system, ICMIS Prime Minister Narendra...
Vijay Mallya in contempt of court, says Supreme Court order

Supreme Court finds Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt of court

The liquor baron has been charged with not returning the money he took from Indian banks for his failed airlines, Kingfisher Airlines. New Delhi The Supreme...
Justice Karnan gets six months jail for contempt, becomes the first judge to be sentenced by SC

Justice Karnan gets six months jail for contempt, becomes the first judge to be...

Karnan was accused of contempt of court for naming 20 “corrupt” judges earlier this year. The Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced Calcutta High Court judge...
Lalu Yadav

Supreme Court says Lalu Yadav to face trial in all fodder scam cases

Yadav will face charges of criminal conspiracy in the fodder scam case The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the criminal conspiracy charge against Rashtriya Janata...
Mother of Nirbhaya, Asha Devi

Nirbhaya Gang Rape Verdict : All four convicts to hang; Apex court calls it...

The SC has confirmed death for four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case in Delhi. A 23-year-old student was gang-raped and tortured in a running...
Nirbhaya gangrape Case: Verdict On Death Penalty For The Convicts Today

Nirbhaya gangrape Case: 4 Convicts To Be Hanged

The incident took place on December 16, 2012, and the victim breathed her last on December 29, 2012. The Apex Court today has upheld the...
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TP Senkumar row: SC issues contempt notice to Kerala government for not reinstating the...

Senkumar was removed from post of DGP by the Kerala government last year and SC had ordered it to reinstate him as the State...
salman khurshid

SC appoints Salman Khurshid as amicus curiae in triple talaq hearings

The bench of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul permitted Khurshid to file his written submissions in the case. The...
Aadhaar-PAN linkage: Finance ministry exempts residents of 3 states, the elderly, foreign citizens

Citizens don’t have absolute rights over their body, says Centre in Supreme Court

The apex court is hearing three petitions challenging the constitutional validity of an amendment made in the Income Tax law during Parliament’s Budget Session...
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Supreme Court orders medical examination of Justice Karnan, who faces contempt charges

Justice Karnan named 20 “corrupt judges” earlier this year and sought an investigation into corruption in the judiciary. The Supreme Court on Monday has asked...
No talks with separatists in Kashmir, says Centre in SC

No talks with separatists in Kashmir, says Centre in SC

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said high-level talks involving Prime Minister and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti are going on to restore normalcy in the valley. The...

2008 Malegaon blasts: Col Purohit moves Supreme Court for bail

Bombay High Court had granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on April 25 but had rejected Purohit’s bail plea, saying the charges against him...
Supreme Court Bar Association to ask Pak counterparts help on Kulbhushan

SC Bar Assn. to ask Pak counterparts help on Kulbhushan

APN shows the way The  Supreme Court of India Bar Association has decided to approach their counterparts in Pakistan for cooperation in getting justice to...
State Governments scuttling SC ‘anti-cheers’ orders

State Governments scuttling SC ‘anti-cheers’ orders

APN Correspondent The hotel and liquor industries, shocked by recent Supreme Court verdict for shutting down all cheer vendors within 500 yards of National and...
Supreme Court

Settle Ram Mandir matter through mediation, says SC

The Ram Mandir issue has remained one of the most contentious in recent times, involving the sentiments of two major religions of the country,...
Supreme Court

Sasikala must surrender immediately, insists Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on February 15 declined the plea of VK Sasikala’s counsel KTS Tulsi for granting some time to Sasikala for surrendering in...
Sasikala has the last laugh

Down but not out

After spending night at Golden Bay Resorts, Sasikala delivers twin masterstrokes in wake of SC verdict—OPS ouster, nomination of loyalist By Sujit Bhar With the...
Justice RM Lodha

Govt jumps into muddied BCCI waters

By Sujit Bhar Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remains headless, and even as the Supreme Court has been directly...

Supreme Court asked to Attorney General during hearing

After Supreme Court's hearing, the closing of 500 or 1000 note are affecting people and Justice T S Thakur asked Attorney General to give...

Bihar Govt reaches Supreme Court against Shahabuddin’s bail

Bihar Govt reaches Supreme Court against Shahabuddin's bail. The move however created rift within the Janta Dal
Supreme Court strikes down TRAI diktat on call drops

Supreme Court strikes down TRAI diktat on call drops

Supreme Court has quashed TRAI's, order to all telecom firms for compensating call drops.
Women cannot be stopped from entering any religious place - Supreme Court

Women cannot be stopped from entering any religious place – Supreme Court

In a landmark decision, Bombay High Court has said that women cannot be denied entry in any location where men are allowed to enter. The...
Supreme Court hearing plea by telecom firms on call drop issue

Supreme Court hearing plea by telecom firms on call drop issue

Telecom firms have appealed to Supreme Court against TRAI's decision to compensate for call drops. The hearing is live right now.

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Supreme Court rejects PIL against Arun Jaitley, Fines Lawyer Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court today(Friday Dec 7) dismissed a PIL, raising allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of plundering the capital reserve of the Reserve...
supreme-court

CBI row: Supreme Court questions Centre’s hurry to transfer Alok Verma, reserves judgment

Hearings over, the Supreme Court today (Thursday, Dec 6) reserved its judgment on CBI Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging Modi government’s October 24 order...
AADHAAR

Citizens may soon be allowed to opt out of Aadhaar – except PAN card...

Aadhaar may soon be optional. The Central government is finalising an amendment to Aadhaar Act that would allow citizens to withdraw their Aadhaar number, including...
cbi director alok verma case

CBI director Alok Verma case: Acted to save CBI’s reputation, Centre tells Supreme Court

Claiming that the Centre had not violated any law in divesting CBI Director Alok Verma of his powers and sending him on leave, the...

National Herald case: Supreme Court allows Sonia, Rahul’s tax reassessment of 2011-12

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Dec 4) gave the go-ahead to Income Tax (IT) department for the tax reassessment of Congress President Rahul Gandhi...
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Supreme Court rejects pleas of army men against FIRs in encounter deaths

The Supreme Court has rejected pleas from over 750 army personnel challenging its decision in July 2016 diluting the protection from prosecution, under Armed...
CBI vs CBI: Both sides argue over Centre’s powers over Director, SC adjourns case till Dec 5

CBI vs CBI: Both sides argue over Centre’s powers over Director, SC adjourns case...

The hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging Centre’s order divesting him of his powers and sending him on compulsory leave was adjourned...
SUPREME-COURT

Supreme Court orders CBI probe into all Bihar shelter home cases

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, November 28) transferred to the CBI probe into the “gamut of allegations” involving 17 Bihar shelter homes for children,...
RSS leader Indresh Kumar attacks SC bench for delaying decision on Ayodhya title suit

RSS leader Indresh Kumar attacks SC bench for delaying decision on Ayodhya title suit

The Supreme Court came under a direct attack from RSS leader Indresh Kumar who on Tuesday, November 27 slammed its “three-judge bench… known to...

Nitish Kumar govt role inhuman and shameful in crimes against children in shelter homes

Already under fire over rapes and deaths of minor girls in Mhzaffarpur shelter home, Nitish Kumar government was rapped severely by the Supreme Court...
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Supreme Court notice to Modi govt on plea against amendment to corruption law

The Supreme Court today (Monday, Nov 26) issued notice to Narendra Modi government on a plea challenging constitutional validity of amendments made to the...
Manju Verma

Former Bihar Minister and Muzaffarpur Shelter Rape Case accused Manju Verma surrenders

Former Bihar Minister and Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case accused Manju Verma, who was in hiding to evade multiple arrest warrants, surrendered before  Begusarai...

Supreme Court fumes at leak of CBI director Alok Verma’s reply, puts off hearing...

Hearing of the CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma’s plea challenging the government’s decision to divest him of duties and sending him on leave was...
SUPREME-COURT

SC declines urgent hearing to transferred CBI DIG who alleges crores paid to Minister

The Supreme Court on Monday declined urgent listening of CBI officer Manish Kumar Sinha’s plea challenging his transfer to Nagpur after last month’s midnight...

CBI director Alok Verma files reply to CVC report after SC denies a day’s...

CBI Director Alok Verma today (Monday, November 19) filed his reply to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report on corruption charges against him to...
CBI war: CVC report on Alok Verma mixed, some charges need further probe says SC

CBI war: CVC report on Alok Verma mixed, some charges need further probe says...

The Supreme Court (SC) today (Friday, Nov 16) noted that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report on CBI director Alok Verma was “very uncomplimentary”...
Rafale deal controversy

Rafale deal: SC reserves its order on petitions challenging the deal and seeking court-monitored...

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, November 14) reserved its judgment on pleas challenging the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France...
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Supreme Court seizes Amrapali office building, hospital, benami Goa villa

The Supreme Court attached real estate firm Amrapali Group’s 100-bed multi-speciality hospital, bank accounts, the building which houses its office, certain firms and a...

Supreme Court to hear Zakia Jafri’s petition against clean chit to Modi in 2002...

The Supreme Court will hear next Monday, November 19, Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi who was chief minister...

Supreme Court agrees to hear Rahul, Sonia Gandhi’s appeal in IT case

The Supreme Court (SC) will on December 4 hear an appeal by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother and AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi...

Rafale deal: Reports find loopholes in Centre’s explanation submitted to Supreme Court

Several reports have pointed out gaps and loopholes in Narendra Modi government’s submission to the Supreme Court (SC) giving details of the process by...

Negotiated Rafale deal for a year, says Centre in documents submitted to SC

The Rafale deal was announced first and negotiated later, going by Centre’s submission in the Supreme Court today (Monday, November 12). India negotiated the deal...
CVC submits inquiry report on Alok Verma to SC, hearing fixed for Friday

CVC submits inquiry report on Alok Verma to SC, hearing fixed for Friday

The Supreme Court today (Monday, Nov 12) deferred the hearing on CBI director Alok Verma’s case to Friday, Nov 16, after the Central Vigilance...

CBI Director Alok Verma appears before CVC, counters deputy Rakesh Asthana’s charges

CBI Director Alok Verma today (Friday, November 9) appeared before a panel headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary and countered corruption charges levelled...
Delhi air pollution at “severe-plus emergency” level as people flout firework restrictions

Delhi air pollution at “severe-plus emergency” level as people flout firework restrictions

Brazen and reckless bursting of crackers right through the day and till late in the night in violation of Supreme Court orders on Diwali...
Sabarimala

Sabarimala agitation was BJP agenda, golden opportunity to score over rivals: Kerala BJP chief

Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai said the Sabarimala agitation “was part of the BJP agenda” and that it was a golden opportunity for...

CIC notice to RBI for dishonouring Supreme Court order to disclose wilful defaulters’ list

The CIC recalled that RBI had earlier disclosed, in response to an RTI application, that bad debt stood at Rs 15,551 crore for the...

Sabarimala Lineup: BJP, Congress Oppose SC Judgement, Communists Uphold It

My own experience of Sabarimala causes me to rub my eyes with disbelief at the spectacle of what poet Niaz Haider called “badsoorat siyasat”...
RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme Court

RSS seeks to fire up sense of grievance, says Hindus feel insulted by Supreme...

In the latest on the barrage of attacks on Supreme Court from the adherents of Hindutva, the RSS has said the Supreme Court’s recent...
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Citing inordinate delay, SC dismisses CBI plea against discharge of Hinduja Bros in Bofors...

A CBI plea challenging 2005 Delhi High Court order discharging Hinduja brothers in Rs 64 crore Bofors kickbacks case was dismissed by the Supreme...
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Four high court chief justices elevated as Supreme Court judges

Four high court chief justices were today (Friday, November 2) sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. Remarkably, the Centre notified the appointment of...
Rafale Deal

Rafale deal: Explain choice of offset partner, give us details of pricing in 10...

The Narendra Modi government, which has so far focused on rhetoric rather than answer questions being raised about the controversial Indo-France Rafale deal, was...
CBI DSP AK Bassi challenges transfer to Port Blair in SC, claims evidence against Asthana

CBI DSP AK Bassi challenges transfer to Port Blair in SC, claims evidence against...

SC allows “whistleblower” Sana to seek police protection Claiming he has incriminating evidence against CBI special director Rakesh Asthana whom he had been investigating before...
States can decide their two-hour time slot for bursting crackers, says Supreme Court

States can decide their two-hour time slot for bursting crackers, says Supreme Court

Modifying its recent order fixing the two-hour time slot of 8 pm – 10pm for bursting firecrackers to check the growing air pollution menace,...
SC bans plying of 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

SC bans plying of 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) banned plying of 15-year-old Petrol and 10-year-old Diesel vehicles in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). It also...
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“We want an early resolution of Ayodhya dispute”

Panellists feel that the issue is hanging fire for too long and parties should not misuse it for electoral advantage The Supreme Court said it...
SC asks Navlakha to respond to plea against cancellation of his transit remand and release from house arrest

SC asks Navlakha to respond to plea against cancellation of his transit remand and...

The Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) asked journalist-activist Gautam Navlakha to respond in two weeks to a plea filed by the Maharashtra police...
Supreme Court to fix Ayodhya case hearing date in Jan, BJP resents order

Supreme Court to fix Ayodhya case hearing date in Jan, BJP resents order

As the Supreme Court today (Monday, October 29) posted for January first week a decision on date for hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title...
Amit Shah calls “emergency-Like” situation in Kerala

Amit Shah calls “emergency-Like” situation in Kerala

CM Vijayan says Shah’s words were against SC and Constitution In a major development, BJP President Amit Shah has described developments, in post SC order...
Bhima Koregaon violence: Police get custody of three activists

Bhima Koregaon violence: Police get custody of three activists

As their period of Supreme Court ordered house arrest came to an end and a Pune court rejected their bail applications, three of the...
SC orders CVC to complete probe against Alok Verma within two weeks

SC orders CVC to complete probe against Alok Verma within two weeks

Interim CBI chief M Nageshwar Rao restrained from any policy decisions w.e.f. the day he took charge Without going into the legality or otherwise of...
Four IB men caught outside residence of CBI Director Alok Verma’s residence

Four IB men caught outside residence of CBI Director Alok Verma’s residence

Four men, identified as Intelligence Bureau (IB) operatives, were rounded up today (Thursday, October 25) morning from outside the residence of Central Bureau of...
Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Overcoming the hurdle of fixed two-year tenure of CBI chief who is embattled with his deputy regarded as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
31 hills of Aravalli range gone, SC gives Rajasthan Govt 48 hours to stop illegal mining

31 hills of Aravalli range gone, SC gives Rajasthan Govt 48 hours to stop...

Ravaged hillsides, slashed and hacked into ugly outcrops of rocks cut open are a common sight while driving through Rajasthan. In fact, 31 hills in...
“Verdict on crackers is welcome”

“Verdict on crackers is welcome”

Panellists feel that SC order should have come earlier so as not to hurt business interests The Supreme Court has said that people can burst...
There is love, no jihad, finds NIA as it closes investigation of interfaith marriages in Kerala

There is love, no jihad, finds NIA as it closes investigation of interfaith marriages...

There is no evidence suggesting women – and men – were being forced to marry and convert to Islamic faith, found the National Investigation...
Mohan Bhagwat says Ram temple must be built anyhow, questions Sabarimala verdict

Mohan Bhagwat says Ram temple must be built anyhow, questions Sabarimala verdict

While the verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi case is still awaited, RSS Sarsanghchalak (chief) Mohan Bhagwat today (Thursday, October 18) demanded ‘an appropriate and requisite...
Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

Supreme Court dismisses Congress plea on voters list for MP and Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today (Friday, October 12) dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to the...
SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

SC refuses to stay West Bengal govt grant to Durga Puja Committees

The Supreme Court said that it will decide on the discretionary power of State to give such grants and sought state government’s reply within...
SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

SC to hear plea against Mamata Banerjee granting govt fund for Durga Puja committees

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday an appeal challenging decision of Mamata Banerjee’s government in Bengal to grant Rs 10,000...
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Supreme Court orders sealing of nine Amrapali group properties

The Supreme Court said that only court-appointed forensic auditors and their authorised representatives could enter the premises of the nine properties to be sealed. A...
Rafale Deal

Rafale deal: Supreme Court asks Govt to give details of process of decision making

Modi government was today (Wednesday, Oct 10) spared being served a notice on Rafale deal, but its plea to reject the PIL was dismissed...
Three directors of real estate firm Amrapali sent to police custody

Three directors of real estate firm Amrapali sent to police custody

Amrapali promoter Anil Sharma and two other directors of the real estate group were sent to police custody from inside a courtroom in the...

Rafale deal: Another petition filed in Supreme Court, to be heard on October...

A fresh petition on India’s deal with France for purchase of Rafale fighter jet was filed in the Supreme Court today (Monday, October 8). The...
Review petition filed in Supreme Court against Sabarimala verdict

Review petition filed in Supreme Court against Sabarimala verdict

Amid protests over Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, two petitions were filed today (October 8) challenging...
Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

In another twist into one of the most debated Aadhar card issue under the present government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said a Parliament-approved...
Kerala Government Not To Ask SC to Review Sabarimala Verdict

Kerala Government Not To Ask SC to Review Sabarimala Verdict

State government will make additional arrangements for women security In an important development, the Kerala government has decided not be file a review petition...
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn-in as 46th Chief Justice of India, the first from North...

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was today (Wednesday, October 3), sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India, the first judge from the northeast to occupy...
In new guidelines against mob violence, self-appointed guardian of law to compensate victim: SC

In new guidelines against mob violence, self-appointed guardian of law to compensate victim: SC

Coming down hard on mob violence, the Supreme Court on Monday, October 1, issued an extensive set of guidelines to check mob violence and...
PTI to Face Journalists’ Ire on Large-Scale Retrenchment

PTI to Face Journalists’ Ire on Large-Scale Retrenchment

DUJ Condemn the Move, Extends Solidarity with Retrenched Journalists The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) has condemned the sudden retrenchment of 297 employees by country’s...
Muslims demand withdrawal of Triple-Talaq Ordinance

Muslims demand withdrawal of Triple-Talaq Ordinance

Encouraged with recent Supreme Court verdicts on LGBT and adultery, various Muslim socio-religious and political organisations have demanded withdrawal of triple talaq ordinance enabling...
SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths in 2017-18

SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths...

When it was launched in 2009, the pitch behind Aadhaar was that the ID would increase efficiency, reduce leakages and make life easier for...
Ismail Faruqui verdict won’t affect Ayodhya tile suit outcome, rules Supreme Court

Ismail Faruqui verdict won’t affect Ayodhya tile suit outcome, rules Supreme Court

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, today (Thursday,September 27), ruling that the Ismail Faruqui verdict in 1994...
Adultery not a crime, can be a ground for divorce, says Supreme Court

Adultery not a crime, can be a ground for divorce, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today (Thursday, September 27) junked the 158 year old adultery law unconstitutional, holding it as oppressive to women and treating them...
Aadhaar verdict will reduce economic offences, benefit needy

Aadhaar verdict will reduce economic offences, benefit needy

Speakers laud judgment, say it balances right to life with right to privacy and protects citizens from data theft and identity fraud risk emanating...
Supreme Court rules 4-1 Aadhaar as constitutionally valid, but not required for everything

Supreme Court rules 4-1 Aadhaar as constitutionally valid, but not required for everything

In a long awaited judgment, the Supreme Court in 4-1 verdict on Wednesday, September 26, declared the Centre’s Aadhaar scheme, that uses biometric data...
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Live streaming of court proceedings allowed by Supreme Court in landmark verdict

India today made a beginning towards joining the list of countries to have live video streaming of court proceedings. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, September...
No need to collect data on SC/ST for quota in job promotions, says Supreme Court

No need to collect data on SC/ST for quota in job promotions, says Supreme...

The Supreme Court today (Wednesday, September 26) ruled that states don’t have to collect quantifiable data on ‘backwardness’ for giving quota in job promotion...
“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose out”

“There should be distinction between petty, heinous crimes; those politically targeted should not lose...

Panellists feel there is need to get rid of criminals and accused leaders should be tried in fast-track courts, but who will bell the...
SC leaves it to Parliament to frame law to bar criminal politicians from contesting polls

SC leaves it to Parliament to frame law to bar criminal politicians from contesting...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it cannot disqualify candidates with criminal cases against them from contesting elections and urged the Parliament to...
Activists arrests: Supreme Court reserves judgment, asks police to submit case diary by Sep 24

Activists arrests: Supreme Court reserves judgment, asks police to submit case diary by Sep...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, September 20, reserved its verdict on the arrests of activists following raids in the Bhima Koregaon case. The bench headed...
Arrests of activists: Cannot stifle liberty on the altar of conjectures, says Supreme Court

Arrests of activists: Cannot stifle liberty on the altar of conjectures, says Supreme Court

Liberty of people cannot be curtailed on mere conjectures, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 19, as it resumed hearing on the petition...
Supreme Court orders resumption of filing claims of those left out in draft NRC from Sep 25

Supreme Court orders resumption of filing claims of those left out in draft NRC...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 19, ordered the resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh persons who were left...
Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Imam association head reverses stand on camera in debate on triple talaq

Triple talaq makes women live in constant fear of being driven out of hearth and home which interferes with their agency and renders them...
Nine European Parliament members to EU: Cancel agreements with India till activists released

Nine European Parliament members to EU: Cancel agreements with India till activists released

Nine members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have written to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica...
498A: Supreme Court does away with family welfare committees, restores role of cops

498A: Supreme Court does away with family welfare committees, restores role of cops

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 14, did away with the requirement of a family welfare committee to examine veracity of complaints under Section...
ISRO fake spy case: SC awards 50 lakh compensation to scientist, sets up panel for probe

ISRO fake spy case: SC awards 50 lakh compensation to scientist, sets up panel...

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 14, held that the arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan was needless and unnecessary and, acknowledging that he...
Supreme Court slams another govt bid for online surveillance, this time through UIDAI

Supreme Court slams another govt bid for online surveillance, this time through UIDAI

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre for an explanation over a tender floated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for creating...
Significance of regulation in real estate sector post RERA and IBC amendmentsb

Significance of regulation in real estate sector post RERA and IBC amendments

The real estate sector is one of the most important sectors for the economy as it is a second largest employer in India after...
Reflections on The Supreme Court Liberating Gays And Lesbians

Reflections on The Supreme Court Liberating Gays And Lesbians

By Saeed Naqvi Those travelling to England for the first time in the sixties were recipients of a tract from the British High Commission listing...
Bharat Bandh: Upper castes rise in protest against law reversing SC order on SC/ST Act

Bharat Bandh: Upper castes rise in protest against law reversing SC order on SC/ST...

Normal life was disrupted across several states as upper caste groups held a nationwide protest – a Bharat Bandh – on Thursday, September 6,...
Gay sex not crime, rules SC in verdict hailed as historic; UN welcomes verdict

Gay sex not crime, rules SC in verdict hailed as historic; UN welcomes verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday, September 6, 2018, decriminalised a portion of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a colonial era adjunct...
Ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt held for framing a lawyer in narcotics case 22 years ago

Ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt held for framing a lawyer in narcotics case 22 years...

Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, a known critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held by police on Wednesday, September 5, in a...
CJI Dipak Misra recommends appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor

CJI Dipak Misra recommends appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Tueday, September 4, sent a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice officially endorsing and...
“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

“No arrest without proper probe is a legitimate reform”

Mudda questions rationale of Bharat bandh over SC/ST amendment, parties divided on whether they are with ordinance or ruling of apex court With upper caste...
SC issues notice to Centre, BJP and 6 States for violation of advertisement guidelines

SC issues notice to Centre, BJP and 6 States for violation of advertisement guidelines

The Supreme Court, on Friday (August 31), has issued notices to the Centre, six state governments and the BJP on a plea filed by...
Criticising the country is not sedition, free speech implies right to offend: Law Commission

Criticising the country is not sedition, free speech implies right to offend: Law Commission

It is time to rethink or even repeal the controversial provision of sedition, Section 124A, from the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Law Commission...
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SC issues notice to Centre, Maharashtra govts, orders house arrest for activists till Sep...

A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra today provided interim relief to the five activists arrested by...
Arrests of activists, intellectuals: NHRC issues notice, SC hears case

Arrests of activists, intellectuals: NHRC issues notice, SC hears case

The arrest of several Dalit and human rights activists and intellectuals in raids conducted by Pune police across several states on Tuesday, August 28...
Modi Govt to tighten laws as WhatsApp rejects demand for software to trace message origin

Modi Govt to tighten laws as WhatsApp rejects demand for software to trace message...

Whatsapp has rejected Modi government’s demand for making software to trace origin of a message on its platform, said media reports. The response has prompted...
CJI talks of attempt to weaken judiciary, says need to overcome personal ambitions

CJI talks of attempt to weaken judiciary, says need to overcome personal ambitions

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who faced severe criticism from four senior-most SC judges in January this year regarding administrative matters of the...
Hapur lynching: SC issues notice to UP Govt, asks Meerut IG to submit full report

Hapur lynching: SC issues notice to UP Govt, asks Meerut IG to submit full...

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, August 13, issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government in Hapur mob lynching case in which a cattle trader...
Kanwariya violence: Supreme Court asks police to take strong action against vandals

Kanwariya violence: Supreme Court asks police to take strong action against vandals

Expressing concern at incidents of violence by Kanwariyas and other so-called religious groups, the Supreme Court on Friday, August 9, said action had to...
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Supreme Court pulls up Modi govt for objecting to its criticism

After a series of cases it came in for scathing criticism at the Supreme Court, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, August 8, told...
Supreme Court raps Bihar govt for rapes in Muzaffarpur shelter home

Supreme Court raps Bihar govt for rapes in Muzaffarpur shelter home

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, August 7) slammed the Bihar government and the Centre in connection with the rape of minor girls in a...
Judges upset with Modi govt altering Justice KM Joseph’s seniority, CJI says will take it up

Judges upset with Modi govt altering Justice KM Joseph’s seniority, CJI says will take...

A group of judges met Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra today (Monday, Aug 6), to take up call the government's attempt to...
Supreme Court has three women judges for the first time in its history

Supreme Court has three women judges for the first time in its history

The Supreme Court of India has got, for the first time, three sitting women judges following the elevation of Madras High Court Chief Justice...
Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Weeks after the Supreme Court terming its plan an attempt to ‘create a surveillance state’, Narendra Modi government said it has dropped its plans...
“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

“Restoration of SC/ST Act is vote bank politics”

Mudda panellists discuss step taken by centre under pressure from alliance partners that include Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP and Ramdas Athawale's RPI The Union Cabinet...
Supreme Court says adultery law violates Right to Equality, wonders why it should be an offence

Supreme Court says adultery law violates Right to Equality, wonders why it should be...

The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that prima facie the adultery law was violative of the fundamental right to equality and also questioned the...
Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Govt approves Bill to overturn SC order, restore original provisions of SC/ST Act

Following protests by Dalit groups and BJP ministers against ‘dilution’ of the The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by...
No coercive action against those not in draft NRC of Assam, says Supreme Court

No coercive action against those not in draft NRC of Assam, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 31, ordered the Centre not to take any coercive action against those whose names are not there in...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
SC pulls up UP govt for not consulting ASI in framing vision document for Taj Mahal

SC pulls up UP govt for not consulting ASI in framing vision document for...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, July 26, expressed displeasure at Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for filing a draft report of the vision...
Cow vigilantes lynch man to death in Alwar, days after Supreme Court order to curb mobocracy

Cow vigilantes lynch man to death in Alwar, days after Supreme Court order to...

Within days of  Supreme Court said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” can’t be allowed and ordered that “extrajudicial” acts such as “cow vigilantism” should...
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on mob lynching: States responsible

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on mob lynching: States responsible

Condemning mob lynching incidents in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday, July 19, put the onus on state governments, saying they...
“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

“SC has delivered a landmark verdict”

Panellists feel that the ball is now in the government’s court regarding preventive and punitive action against those indulging in mob lynching Condemning mob lynching...
SC says mobocracy cannot be allowed, asks Parliament to frame law against lynchings

SC says mobocracy cannot be allowed, asks Parliament to frame law against lynchings

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 17, condemned the spate of mob lynching as “horrendous acts of mobocracy” and asked the Parliament to pass...
Setting up hub to monitor social media will create surveillance state: SC

Setting up hub to monitor social media will create surveillance state: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday, July 13, said that Modi government’s decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data is...
Supreme Court to Delhi LG: You say you have powers, you are Superman, but have no responsibility

Supreme Court to Delhi LG: You say you have powers, you are Superman, but...

Claiming to be Delhi’s de facto ruler with all powers put Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal in the Supreme Court’s line of fire on...
Either we shut it down or you restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court to Centre

Either we shut it down or you restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 11 slammed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to take steps for protecting the Taj...
Nirbhaya case: Dec 16 rapists to hang, Supreme Court rejects review petitions of death row convicts

Nirbhaya case: Dec 16 rapists to hang, Supreme Court rejects review petitions of death...

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld its judgment on the death sentence of three of the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Delhi...
Supreme Court clips the wings LG had sprouted, says has no independent powers

Supreme Court clips the wings LG had sprouted, says has no independent powers

Ruling that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is bound to act according to the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers in all...
Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging law allowing foreign funding

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea challenging changes in law – with retrospective effect – to allow...
Cow vigilantism, lynching a crime no matter what the motive, States must prevent them: SC

Cow vigilantism, lynching a crime no matter what the motive, States must prevent them:...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 3 came down hard on cow vigilantism and lynching and said it was incumbent upon States to prevent...
States must appoint DGPs from panel shortlisted by UPSC, two-year term must: Supreme Court

States must appoint DGPs from panel shortlisted by UPSC, two-year term must: Supreme Court

Following up on its judgment 12 years ago for police reforms, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 3 issued directives restricting the choice of...
All not over for crypto currency in India: regulatory regime likely next month

All not over for crypto currency in India: regulatory regime likely next month

While the Supreme Court is slated to hear on July 3 petitions against restrictions imposed on cryptocurrencies by Reserve Bank of India, Finance Ministry...
Aadhaar biometric data cannot be shared for crime investigations: UIDAI

Aadhaar biometric data cannot be shared for crime investigations: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rejected National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) proposal seeking limited access to the Aadhaar database to catch...
Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Mudda examines speculations ahead of Karnataka trust vote, lists ways how party can hold on to power, wonders if RJD’s Tejaswi Yadav will move...
Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be telecast live

Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be...

Pro Tem Speaker of Karnataka assembly KG Bopaiah will preside over the floor test at 4 pm today, Saturday, May 19, for BS Yeddyurappa...
“Does it matter who is made pro tem speaker?”

“Does it matter who is made pro tem speaker?”

Supreme Court’s directive to conduct a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly under scrutiny; Mudda speakers largely praise it while holding that inviting BJP...
Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

After the Supreme Court order to appoint a pro-tem Speaker to conduct the floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May...
Supreme Court orders floor test for Yeddyurappa at 4 pm tomorrow

Supreme Court orders floor test for Yeddyurappa at 4 pm tomorrow

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan on Friday, May 18, ordered a floor test in Karnataka Assembly...
Was Governor right in inviting BJP to form government?

Was Governor right in inviting BJP to form government?

Mudda debates happenings in Karnataka, merits of giving Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove majority post historic midnight sitting in Supreme Court BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took...
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

As charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the Karnataka Governor's fraught invite to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief...
Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM, SC refuses to stay Governor’s decision

Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM, SC refuses to stay Governor’s decision

As expected, BJP’s Karnataka chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa will take oath at 9 am on Thursday, May 17, just as he had claimed. This...
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Navjot Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, let off with Rs.1000 fine

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 15 acquitted Navjot Sidhu of the charge of culpable homicide in a 30-year-old road rage case in which...
Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

The predictions of Karnataka assembly election results are as confusing as was the campaign. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata...
SC Collegium agrees to reiterate recommendation for Justice KM Joseph - with others

SC Collegium agrees to reiterate recommendation for Justice KM Joseph – with others

The Supreme Court Collegium at its meeting on Friday, May 11, agreed to reiterate its recommendation for appointment of Justice KM Joseph as a...
Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or not, orders SC

Throw open expressway on June 1, whether PM or anyone else inaugurates it or...

The Supreme Court on Thursday, May10,  ordered the much-delayed Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be thrown open to the public from June 1, as people...
Supreme Court pulls up ASI for failing to take proper care of Taj Mahal

Supreme Court pulls up ASI for failing to take proper care of Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is under threat with even its pristine white turning green and brown, prompting the Supreme Court to pull up the Archaeological...
“Apex court’s image has been dented by the shenanigans of politicians”

“Apex court’s image has been dented by the shenanigans of politicians”

Panellists feel that allegations should have been leveled by Congress against CJI only if it had proof Senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Tuesday withdrew the petition challenging...
“Give CMs apartments in high-rises instead of bungalows”

“Give CMs apartments in high-rises instead of bungalows”

Mudda panellists feel that by its order on evicting ex-CMs from state residences in UP, the Supreme Court has tried to ensure equilibrium in democracy,...
SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

SC transfers Kathua case trial to Pathankot, rejects plea for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 7, transferred the child gangrape and murder case of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua to Pathankot district and...
Judiciary and Executive spar in open court over judges' appointments

Judiciary and Executive spar in open court over judges’ appointments

A case relating to judges' vacancies in high courts of states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Friday, May 4, witnessed an open clash...
Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy's plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

Supreme Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s plea to campaign for his brother in Bellary

The Supreme Court on Friday, May 4, rejected mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy's plea to allow him to campaign in Bellary for his younger...
EPFO shuts Aadhaar seeding portal after IB alert on data breach

EPFO shuts Aadhaar seeding portal after IB alert on data breach

A joke doing the rounds says that according to Modi government, everything from Defence Ministry website to the most sophisticated computer can be hacked,...
Labourers work at a construction site in Agartala, as International Labour Day is celebrated worldwide, UNI

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Supreme Court stays trial of Kathua child gangrape and murder case till May 7

Supreme Court stays trial of Kathua child gangrape and murder case till May 7

The Supreme Court Friday, April 27, ordered a 10-day stay - till May 7 - on the trial in the Kathua child gangrape and...
Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as a Supreme Court judge on Friday, April 27, to become the seventh woman to become a...
Indu Malhotra to take oath; Nothing wrong in govt rejecting collegium recommendation: CJI

Indu Malhotra to take oath; Nothing wrong in govt rejecting collegium recommendation: CJI

As the government sent back to the Supreme Court collegium the name of KM Joseph for reconsideration while clearing the name of senior advocate...
Asaram and two accomplices convicted for rape of minor girl in his ashram in 2013

Asaram gets life imprisonment for rape of minor girl in his ashram in 2013

A Jodhpur court today sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life in prison and two of his accomplices to 20 years jail for raping a...
“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

Storm in APN’s premier debate show over notice to Rajya Sabha chairman for proceedings against Chief Justice of India, journalist sees yet another instance...
Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India

Led by Congress, seven other opposition parties — CPI, CPI(M), NCP, SP, BSP and IUML — on Friday met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman...
Why did the judge change in Loya case

Why did the judge change in Loya case?

Mudda discusses SC judgment, says death being politicised The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud ordered...
Supreme Court website hacked, Brazilian hack team suspected to be behind the attack

Supreme Court website hacked, Brazilian hack team suspected to be behind the attack

The Supreme Court of India’s website was hacked on Thursday, April 19, and a Brazilian hack team was suspected to be behind the attack. There...
Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya's death, BJP triumphant

Supreme Court rejects probe in Judge Loya’s death, BJP triumphant

There is no merit in plea for a probe in Judge BH Loya's death and it was an attempt to scandalise judiciary, ruled the...
Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K's reply on plea to transfer case to Chandigarh

Kathua child gangrape and murder: SC seeks J&K’s reply on plea to transfer case...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Monday, April 16, asked Jammu and Kashmir government’s...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
Pakistan: Supreme Court disqualify Nawaz Sharif for life

Pakistan: Supreme Court disqualify Nawaz Sharif for life

Tehreen-e-Insaaf leader says it doesn’t apply to him In an unheard development, unprecedented in at least in the sub-continent, Pakistan Supreme Court has permanently disqualified...
Supreme Court to examine Kathua rape-murder case, issues notice to bar associations in area

Supreme Court to examine Kathua rape-murder case, issues notice to bar associations in area

Reacting to a petition submitted by a group of lawyers of the court, the Supreme Court on Friday, April 14, decided to examine, of...