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Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Counsels from two sides on Wednesday (April 18) presented interesting options in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association vs Union of India case before the Supreme...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Aadhaar linkages case: ASG Mehta says Aadhaar could prove helpful in PMLA cases

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
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...

Justice Chelameswar’s decision comes a day after bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that allocation of cases is exclusive prerogative of the...
Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the non-appointment of judges

Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the...

Days after Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to CJI Dipak Misra, asking for a full...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...

Rohingya issue: Govt gets 4 weeks time to file status report

Above: Rohingyas (file picture) The Rohingya issue has not moved any further, with the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...

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In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

Above: Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court speaking at the seminar Legal luminaries said at a meet that profits maximisation should not be the...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...
Right to Die is now a “fundamental right” in India

Supreme Court recognises Passive Euthanasia with advance directives or living will

By Srishty Raj and Rajesh Kumar The constitutional bench of judges comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first among equals”

BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first...

Above: Justice A P Shah While delivering speech at the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2018, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah spoke especially...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Supreme Court unanimously allows passive euthanasia, recognises living will

Constitution bench upholds right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and issues guidelines on passive euthanasia till legislation is passed In a landmark...
Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI Major Aditya Kumar has not been mentioned as accused in the police FIR,...
Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Recent disagreements between various benches of the apex court may be a sign of discipline and propriety not being followed. Much is at stake...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet - India Legal

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...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...

SC dismisses plea by Adarsh Housing Society to ban film Aiyaari

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) dismissed a petition by Adarsh Cooperative...
Dr Upendra Baxi: A Man Who Touched Many Lives

A Man Who Touched Many Lives

Above: (L-R) Senior advocate, Supreme Court, and Chairman, ILRF, Pradeep Rai; Rajshri Rai, Editor-in-Chief, APN; Dr Upendra Baxi; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Gyan...
MoP and Allocation of Cases: Issues of Propriety

Issues of Propriety

The highest seat of the judiciary has been gripped by these two contentious matters and it could take some time to sort them out...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where he stayed

Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) requested the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to constitute a committee headed by a senior...
CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday (February 2) moved Supreme Court against a 12-year-old Delhi high court order dismissing the case against the...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) encountered a strange petition questioning the “gender discrimination” in the law such as Section 354 (5) of...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

A petition for identifying illegal immigrants has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M khanwilkar...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 29) issued notices to the chief secretaries of three BJP ruled states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and sought...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) accepted to make Akhila Asokan alias Hadiya in the legal battle between her husband Shafin Jahan and father Asokan...
Khap Panchayats: Honour at what cost?

Honour At What Cost?

Above: The Supreme Court has slammed khap panchayats for objecting to inter-caste marriages In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has said that any adult...

THE COURT SAYS NO TO BULLIES

Despite several days of the yet unending controversy that has rocked India’s Supreme Court following mutinous accusations from brother judges against the captain of...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Divan points out technical faults, lack of legal framework and the sheer unconstitutionality of...

Photo: Anil Shakya The Aadhaar hearings continued for the second day before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 16) asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reply why e-auction cannot be done...
Four judges attend court; Supreme Court functions normally

4 judges attend court; SC functions normally

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo:...
SC/ST Act verdict: 3 review petitions filed with Supreme Court

Four Judges Criticise Chief Justice Dipak Misra: Things Not In Order, Less Than Desirable...

Simmering differences and discontent in the top judiciary exploded on Friday, January 12, when the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra came under attack...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...
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...
SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

Above: Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay...

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...
SC raps SDMC commissioner for allowing residential property on agricultural land

SC seeks reply from Centre on implementation of citizens’ charter in every dept

Above: Supreme Court   The Centre on Monday (January 8) sought time from the Supreme Court to file its reply to a PIL that seeks...
Constitutional bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Constitution bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Photo by Anil Shakya A constitution bench will hear the matter pertaining to decriminalisation of homosexuality later this month (January). A petition has been filed by...
SC refers matter seeking validity of Section 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

SC refers matter seeking validity of Sections 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) referred the matter related to the validity of Section 497 of IPC and Section 198(2) of CrPC...
SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) disposed of a plea on the inability to produce CCTV footage before it, saying this was not the...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

Recently, while a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the contentious Delhi versus centre power-sharing case, a heated debate broke out...

Registration of FIRs under Sec 498A: SC refuses to frame guidelines, saying there is...

Above: A procession taking place for the safety of women. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 29) observed that when there are some...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...

GM Mustard case: Issue to be again heard at SC after 12 weeks

Above: A woman works inside her mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI The application field by activist Aruna Rodrigues,...
CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur on Saturday. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (November...
Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC bench agrees to look into lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram on Monday

Above: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file...
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...
SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

Rishi Malhotra, a lawyer, had petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to issue directions banning what he called the “cruel” method of capital punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...

'Chief Justice Dipak Misra' - 70 News Results

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Counsels from two sides on Wednesday (April 18) presented interesting options in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association vs Union of India case before the Supreme...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...

Aadhaar linkages case: ASG Mehta says Aadhaar could prove helpful in PMLA cases

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
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...

Justice Chelameswar’s decision comes a day after bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that allocation of cases is exclusive prerogative of the...
Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the non-appointment of judges

Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the...

Days after Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to CJI Dipak Misra, asking for a full...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...

Rohingya issue: Govt gets 4 weeks time to file status report

Above: Rohingyas (file picture) The Rohingya issue has not moved any further, with the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...

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In a surprising volte-face, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed the termination of two additional district judges for violating the state government’s two-child...
MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

Above: Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court speaking at the seminar Legal luminaries said at a meet that profits maximisation should not be the...

Aadhaar linkages case: People should not go without food due to lack of a...

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan carried on with his submissions before the Constitution bench on Thursday (March 15) in the bunch of petitions challenging...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...
Right to Die is now a “fundamental right” in India

Supreme Court recognises Passive Euthanasia with advance directives or living will

By Srishty Raj and Rajesh Kumar The constitutional bench of judges comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first among equals”

BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first...

Above: Justice A P Shah While delivering speech at the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2018, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah spoke especially...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Supreme Court unanimously allows passive euthanasia, recognises living will

Constitution bench upholds right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and issues guidelines on passive euthanasia till legislation is passed In a landmark...
Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI Major Aditya Kumar has not been mentioned as accused in the police FIR,...
Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Recent disagreements between various benches of the apex court may be a sign of discipline and propriety not being followed. Much is at stake...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet - India Legal

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...
Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...

SC dismisses plea by Adarsh Housing Society to ban film Aiyaari

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) dismissed a petition by Adarsh Cooperative...
Dr Upendra Baxi: A Man Who Touched Many Lives

A Man Who Touched Many Lives

Above: (L-R) Senior advocate, Supreme Court, and Chairman, ILRF, Pradeep Rai; Rajshri Rai, Editor-in-Chief, APN; Dr Upendra Baxi; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Gyan...
MoP and Allocation of Cases: Issues of Propriety

Issues of Propriety

The highest seat of the judiciary has been gripped by these two contentious matters and it could take some time to sort them out...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where he stayed

Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) requested the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to constitute a committee headed by a senior...
CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday (February 2) moved Supreme Court against a 12-year-old Delhi high court order dismissing the case against the...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) encountered a strange petition questioning the “gender discrimination” in the law such as Section 354 (5) of...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

A petition for identifying illegal immigrants has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M khanwilkar...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 29) issued notices to the chief secretaries of three BJP ruled states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and sought...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

Even security system specialists reckon that Aadhaar process is not reliable, submits Shyam Divan

The hearings pertaining to the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act continued on the second day. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan started the arguments again reiterating...
Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

Kerala love jihad case: SC impleads Hadiya as respondent

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 23) accepted to make Akhila Asokan alias Hadiya in the legal battle between her husband Shafin Jahan and father Asokan...
Khap Panchayats: Honour at what cost?

Honour At What Cost?

Above: The Supreme Court has slammed khap panchayats for objecting to inter-caste marriages In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has said that any adult...

THE COURT SAYS NO TO BULLIES

Despite several days of the yet unending controversy that has rocked India’s Supreme Court following mutinous accusations from brother judges against the captain of...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Divan points out technical faults, lack of legal framework and the sheer unconstitutionality of...

Photo: Anil Shakya The Aadhaar hearings continued for the second day before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Aadhaar a “giant electronic mess”, Divan tells SC

Photo: Anil Shakya Senior Advocate Shyam Divan on Wednesday (January 17) made a dispassionate plea to a Supreme Court constitution bench on why he thinks...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

SC asks BCCI why e-auction of IPL TV rights cannot be carried out

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 16) asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reply why e-auction cannot be done...
Four judges attend court; Supreme Court functions normally

4 judges attend court; SC functions normally

Above: (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan Lokur addressing a press conference in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo:...
SC/ST Act verdict: 3 review petitions filed with Supreme Court

Four Judges Criticise Chief Justice Dipak Misra: Things Not In Order, Less Than Desirable...

Simmering differences and discontent in the top judiciary exploded on Friday, January 12, when the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra came under attack...
With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

With draft bill on Aadhaar-mobile link in next Parliament session SC puts off PIL

A writ petition had been filed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y...
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...
SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

SC issues restricting orders against Jaypee directors

Above: Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay...

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...
SC raps SDMC commissioner for allowing residential property on agricultural land

SC seeks reply from Centre on implementation of citizens’ charter in every dept

Above: Supreme Court   The Centre on Monday (January 8) sought time from the Supreme Court to file its reply to a PIL that seeks...
Constitutional bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Constitution bench to hear Sec 377 challenge

Photo by Anil Shakya A constitution bench will hear the matter pertaining to decriminalisation of homosexuality later this month (January). A petition has been filed by...
SC refers matter seeking validity of Section 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

SC refers matter seeking validity of Sections 497, 198(2) to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) referred the matter related to the validity of Section 497 of IPC and Section 198(2) of CrPC...
SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

SC disposes of plea on CCTV during investigation

The Supreme Court on Friday (January 5) disposed of a plea on the inability to produce CCTV footage before it, saying this was not the...

SC rues the bad conditions in orphanages across India; issues notices to states

Above: Children in an orphanage/Photo courtesy: www.internationalstorytelling.org There was a news article published in a newspaper in which it was mentioned that there is...
“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

“Personal Ego Must Take a Backseat in Court”

Recently, while a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the contentious Delhi versus centre power-sharing case, a heated debate broke out...

Registration of FIRs under Sec 498A: SC refuses to frame guidelines, saying there is...

Above: A procession taking place for the safety of women. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 29) observed that when there are some...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
Bikis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Bilkis Bano case: No clarity yet on status of convicted police officers

Above: Bilkis Bano addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad (file picture).Photo: UNI The police and the Gujarat government’s position regarding the convicted police officials...

GM Mustard case: Issue to be again heard at SC after 12 weeks

Above: A woman works inside her mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar (file picture). Photo: UNI The application field by activist Aruna Rodrigues,...
CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

CJI critical of another petition to stop release of Padmavati

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur on Saturday. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (November...
Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC bench agrees to look into lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram on Monday

Above: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram talking to mediapersons during the CBI raids at his residence, in Chennai (file...
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...
SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

SC dismisses plea to ban hanging as method of capital punishment

Rishi Malhotra, a lawyer, had petitioned the Supreme Court asking it to issue directions banning what he called the “cruel” method of capital punishment...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Supreme Court: LG prima facie enjoys supremacy under Constitution

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file...

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