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Delhi HC tells States to take dim view of Centre’s advisory on E-Cigarettes

The Delhi High Court on Thursday told States to adopt measures of regulating/banning E-Cigarettes on their own without relying upon the advisory of the...
Supreme Court

We need judges to functions; we will make state govts responsible: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Hearing case related to delay in filling vacancies for judges, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs State of UP to fill all vacancies in high...
National Herald case deferred; next hearing will be on April 21

Delhi High Court Puts On Hold Govt’s Herald House Takeover Move

Delhi High Court has ordered status quo be maintained on the Herald House, effectively restraining the government from taking over the premises situated on...

Delhi High Court Dismisses “Godman” Daati Maharaj’s Plea On Rape Case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by self-styled godman Daati Maharaj against the court’s decision to transfer probe into...
Don’t File Charge Sheet In YSR Reddy Airport Attack Case: Hyderabad HC

Don’t File Charge Sheet In YSR Reddy Airport Attack Case: Hyderabad HC

The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the State police not to file the charge-sheet before the lower court concerned until further orders YS...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Sets Up Panel To Prepare Action Plan To Check Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee headed by the Secretary, Urban Development of Delhi government which will prepare within one month an...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court Rejects Bail Plea Of Bribery Case Middleman

The Delhi High Court On Tuesday turned down the bail plea of middleman Manoj Prasad in the bribery case allegedly involving CBI Special Director...
Zakia Jafri. Photo: YouTube

Apex Court To Take Up Zakia’s Plea Challenging Modi Clean Chit in 2002 Riots

The Supreme Court will hear next Monday Zakia Jafri's petition challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi who was chief minister of Gujarat...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC impleads UIDAI on a plea which sought biometric to trace missing children

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday impleaded UIDAI as a party while hearing a plea which sought directions to Centre to utilize the information...

Supreme Court To Hear Rahul, Sonia Plea Against Delhi HC Order Today

The Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday petitions filed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi challenging a September 10...

MJ Akbar a Public Figure, Perfect Professional, Tough Taskmaster and Brilliant Teacher, Says Witness

As the MJ Akbar criminal defamation case resumed in the Patiala Court on Monday, a witness for the former minister testified that he was...

“How Is It No One Knows Where Ex Minister Is?” SC Raps Bihar Govt

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the Bihar government while seeking an explanation about the reasons why a former minister in the...

Supreme Court Warns Prolific PIL Lawyer Of Ban

The Supreme Court on Monday warned an advocate Ashwini Upadhyay that it would have to considering banning him from filing PIL’s s he was...

Apex Court Rejects Plea Seeking Recusal of Judges In Manipur Fake Encounters Case

The Supreme Court  has rejected a petition filed by over 350 Manipur police personnel and serving army officers that sought the recusal of two...
Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia leads a march/Photo: UNI

Supreme Court Dismisses Hindu Mahasabha Plea For Early Ayodhya Hearing

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition by the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha for early hearing of the petitions in Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title...
Supreme Court

SC Refuses To Entertain PIL Seeking To Make Rape Of Man A Crime

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea that sought to identify the rape of a man also as a crime, saying it...
Madras High Court

Elopement Cases: Caught in a Bind

Above: Madras High Court/Photo: Wikimedia.org In an attempt to solve the difficult case of a minor girl eloping with a much older married man, the...
Awami Action Committee chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq being taken into preventive custody for defying house arrest in Srinagar/Photo: UNI

Powers of Preventive Arrest: Handle with Care

Above: Awami Action Committee chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq being taken into preventive custody for defying house arrest in Srinagar/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court has...

Reservation: Caste Away

Above: Marriage often means migration for Indian women, but they then stand to lose their caste benefits/Photo: UNI The apex court has said that a...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court modifies Compensation Order, Says Interest Be Paid from Date of Death, Not...

It took a long time coming but after 19 years, the Supreme Court corrected an error in a judgment passed by the Commissioner for...

No Insurance Compensation For Death On Goods Carriers: Madras HC

Above: A tractor carrying children and women (representative image)/Photo: UNI  The Madras High Court has held that people who died while travelling in goods carriers...

Haryana Government Assures High Court To Remove Dangerous Electricity Wires

The Haryana government has assured the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it will take immediate measures to ensure that dangling wires, worn out...
Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity, the petitioner has to implead the child as a party

Kerala HC: Before seeking a direction to conduct DNA test to prove the paternity,...

~By Shaheen Parween The Kerala High Court has held that “the court cannot direct DNA or any such test without hearing the person affected irrespective...

Diwali Over, It’s Back To Courts For Judges And VIP Felons

After the weeklong Diwali break, courts from the highest in the land to those at the district level will reassemble to hear a clutch...
Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Making Communal Appeal

Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Communal Campaign

The Kerala High Court on Friday (Nov 9) disqualified Kerala MLA KM Shaji of the Muslim League from the state assembly on grounds that...
Illegal Telephone Exchange Case

Illegal Telephone Exchange Case: Madras HC Rejects Maran Brothers Plea To Quash CBI Charges

The Madras High Court has rejected the plea by Maran brothers—former Union Minister Dayanidhi and his brother and SUN TV owner Kalanidhi—to quash charges...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Reduced Period Of Vow For Women At Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition that asked that women devotees who wished to pray at the Sabarimala temple be allowed observe...

Hyderabad High Court To Hear YSR Cong Chief Attack Cases on Tuesday

A writ petition and a PIL, both relating to the attack on the  Andhra Pradesh YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the Visakhapatnam...
The Orissa Gram Panchayats Act restricts the number of children an elected member of the body can have to two/Photo: publishyourarticles.net

Disqualifying the Sarpanch: One Child Too Many

Above: The Orissa Gram Panchayats Act restricts the number of children an elected member of the body can have to two/Photo: publishyourarticles.net In a stern...

Vishakha Guidelines: False Prophets

Above: (clockwise from left) Baba Ram Rahim, Bishop Franco, Asaram Bapu and Daati Maharaj A PIL filed in the Supreme Court cites recent cases of...
CBI Head Quarters

Rakesh Asthana bribery case: CBI opposes middleman’s bail plea, court reserves order

The CBI, on Saturday (November 3), opposed the bail application of Manoj Prasad, an alleged middleman arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving the...

2008 Malegaon Blasts Case Begins in NIA Court

Trial in the ten year old Malegaon bomb blasts case  began in a special court in Mumbai on Friday. Among the  accused are Lt...

VIP Gun-Toter Son Granted Bail By Patiala House Court

Ashish Pandey, son of a former BSP MP who pulled out a gun and threatened fellow guests during a brawl at a five star...

Delhi HC reserves verdict on Daati Maharaj’s plea in sexual assault case

The Delhi High Court on Friday (Nov 2) reserved its verdict on a plea by self-styled godman Daati Maharaj challenging high court’s Oct 3...

SC Quashes FIR against ex-BCCI Chief Anurag Thakur, Former HP CM Dhumal

The Supreme Court Friday quashed an FIR against BJP MP Anurag Thakur, his father and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and...

Madras HC Quashes IT Dept Sanction for Chidambaram’s Family’s prosecution

The Madras High Court on Friday quashed the sanction orders by an income tax official to prosecute former Union Minister P. Chidambaram’s wife Nalini Chidambaram,...
Vasundhara Raje

Weeks before polls, Rajasthan CM Raje gets SC notice in Rs 1.97 crore fraud...

Plea alleges Vasundhara Raje and son Dushyant Singh got Rs 1.97 crore compensation by fraudulently selling government land in Dholpur to NHAI in 2010 In...

Citing inordinate delay, SC dismisses CBI plea against discharge of Hinduja Bros in Bofors...

Delhi HC had, on May 31, 2005, quashed proceedings against Srichand, Gopichand and Prakash Hinduja in the Rs 64-crore Bofors kickbacks case The Supreme Court,...

Not all hotels are flouting norms with respect to discharge of untreated sewage, Centre...

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Nov 2) was told by the Centre that there are some hotels who are complying with the norms...

SC Lashes Out At Delhi Govt For Inaction on NGT’s 2015 Order

The Supreme Court came down hard on the Delhi government for its failure to control the use of old vehicles which were banned by...

Assam NRC: SC extends deadline till Dec 15, adds five more documents for proof

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave time till Dec 15 for people to file claims and objections for inclusion of names in the draft...

NBW Issued against Ex Bihar Minister Manju Verma

A Bihar court has issued a non-bailable warrant against former Bihar minister Manju Verma. Additional chief judicial magistrate of Begusarai Prabhat Trivedi issued the...

SC Declines Karti’s Urgent Hearing Plea To Go Abroad

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused urgent hearing on a plea by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, accused in several criminal...

Chidambaram, Son Karti Get Protection From Arrest Till Nov 26

A Delhi court on Thursday granted extended protection from arrest till November 26 to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in...
Supreme Court

SC tells Tripura govt to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Nov 10) permitted Tripura government to take the services of terminated teachers till the academic session 2020 on a...
CBI

DSP Devender Kumar gets bail after CBI says he isn’t required for custodial interrogation

Kumar is in the dock over allegations of receiving bribe from Hyderabad-based businessman Sathish Sana who has claimed he also bribed Rakesh Asthana A Delhi...
P. Chidambaram

ED Seeks Chidambaram’s Custodial Interrogation in Aircel Maxis Case

The Enforcement Directorate(ED) has opposed the anticipatory bail plea of former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case...
Rakesh Asthana

CBI vs Asthana: CBI officer removed from probe against special director moves Delhi HC

Additional SP SS Gurm who was part of the team investigating graft cases against Asthana had been transferred by interim chief Nageswara Rao to...
Something Is Rotten In The State Of Bihar

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Bihar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that “all is not well and it is very strange that the government doesn’t know where its former...
Supreme Court

SC stays firm, says only green fire crackers to be allowed for Diwali

Supreme Court refuses to dilute ban on fire crackers, rejects plea to allow sale of already manufactured barium-based crackers The Supreme Court, on Wednesday (October...
No Early Hearing On Sabarimala Review Petition: CJI Gogoi

No Early Hearing On Sabarimala Review Petition: CJI Gogoi

The Supreme Court has refused to hear early petitions that challenged the September 28 of a five member bench that permitted entry of women...
Madras HC Quashes Music Composer Ilayarajas Criminal Complaint Against Music Label

Madras HC Quashes Music Composer Ilayarajas Criminal Complaint Against Music Label

The Madras High Court has quashed criminal proceedings initiated by composer Ilaiyaraja against  a recording company for alleged copyright violations on songs he composed. When the...

Desi Jugad Finds A Way Around Govt’s Porn Ban

Not for the first time, the Modi government asked all internet service providers to ban hundreds of pornsites and not for the first time,...
CBI vs CBI: DSP Devender Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad sent to 14 days’ judicial custody - India Legal

CBI vs CBI: DSP Devender Kumar and middleman Manoj Prasad sent to 14 days’...

A Delhi court on Tuesday (Oct 30) sent CBI DSP Devender Kumar and Manoj Prasad (middleman) to 14 days’ judicial custody. During today’s hearing, the...
Malegaon 2008: NIA Court Charges Purohit, Six Others With Terror Conspiracy, Murder

Malegaon 2008: NIA Court Charges Purohit, Six Others With Terror Conspiracy, Murder

Rejecting Lt Col Shrikant Purohit’s plea to defer the framing of charges, the NIA court on Tuesday (October 30) charged all the seven accused...
SC reserves order on contempt proceedings against Delhi BJP chief in sealing case

SC reserves order on contempt proceedings against Delhi BJP chief in sealing case

Violating a Supreme Court order, the Delhi BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari had broken the seal of an illegal property that had been sealed...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC transfers plea seeking strict laws for curbing chain snatching saying it can’t...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC on Tuesday (Oct 30) transferred the plea seeking stringent laws to tackle the growing menace of chain snatching in...
SC allows States to decide time slot for bursting crackers; limit of 2 hours to stay

SC allows States to decide time slot for bursting crackers; limit of 2 hours...

Several States had sought modification of the recent order on ban of e-retail of crackers and two-hour time limit for bursting fire crackers on...
SC directs transfer of Muzzaffarpur shelter home owner Brijesh Thakur to Patiala jail

SC directs transfer of Muzzaffarpur shelter home owner Brijesh Thakur to Patiala jail

Justice Lokur asks counsel for Bihar government why former state minister has not been arrested yet in the case of sexual exploitation of shelter...
Supreme Court

SC asks Centre To Issue Notification on Andhra Pradesh Temporary HC At Amaravati

The Supreme Court has told the Hyderabad High Court to accept the Andhra Pradesh government’s proposal to run the state's HC in temporary accommodation,...
SC Stays Madras HC Order For CBI Probe Against TN CM

SC Stays Madras HC Order For CBI Probe Against TN CM

The Supreme Court has stayed the Madras High Court order for a CBI investigation into charges of corruption against the Tamil Nadu chief minister...

Delhi HC dismisses DU appeal for 916 Day Delay Condonation

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed an appeal from the Delhi University for condonation of a 916 day delay in filing an appeal...
SC bans plying of 15-year-old Petrol and 10-year-old Diesel vehicles in Delhi

SC bans plying of 15-year-old Petrol and 10-year-old Diesel vehicles in Delhi

The Supreme Court on Monday (Oct 29) ordered the ban on plying of 15-year-old Petrol and 10-year-old Diesel vehicles in the national capital. The bench...
Supreme Court

SC Upholds Kerala HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”, Setback To State Govt

In a major embarrassment for the Kerala Government, the Supreme Court upheld a Kerala High Court order that stayed the government move to collect...
Delhi HC orders contempt proceedings against RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy

RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy issued notice for accusing sitting Delhi HC judge of being...

RSS ideologue and RBI’s non-official, part-time director S Gurumurthy is once again in trouble with the Delhi High Court for allegedly accusing one of...
Supreme Court

SC Cancels 550 Medical Admissions in Kerala

The fate of over 550 medical students hangs in balance after the Supreme Court cancelled their admission in four self-financing colleges in Kerala on...
Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

Kerala HC Expresses “Dissatisfaction” Over Plea Seeking Ban on Non Hindus entering Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction on the plea of BJP leader T G Mohandas seeking entry to Sabarimala Temple only for...
Sc Adjourns 21-Year-Old Uphaar Cinema Fire Case To Jan 19

Sc Adjourns 21-Year-Old Uphaar Cinema Fire Case To Jan 19

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing in the Uphaar fire tragedy case that killed 59 people to January 19. Earlier this year, the apex...
Tamil Nadu Moves SC Seeking Relaxation of Firecrackers Timings

Tamil Nadu Moves SC Seeking Relaxation of Firecrackers Timings

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking relaxation of the two hour time limit for fireworks celebrations during Diwali. It...
Delhi HC raps AAP govt for failing to provide jobs relaxation to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

Delhi HC raps AAP govt for failing to provide jobs relaxation to the kin...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Monday (Oct 29) asked the AAP government as why the kin of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims...
National Register of Citizens: Foreign Hand

National Register of Citizens: Foreign Hand

Above: The influx of outsiders threatens the Tripuri way of life and culture/Photo: UNI After Assam, many in Tripura are asking the apex court to...
High Court Order: Judge On Trial

High Court Order: Judge On Trial

Above: Justice JK Maheshwari (right) of the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (left) A justice in an Ujjain court faces a criminal...
UP RERA: The Last Resort

UP RERA: The Last Resort

Above: About 70 percent of unfinished projects in UP are located in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad/Photo: Anil Shakya As builders abandon projects, the Real...
Pune Court Rejects Bail Pleas of Bhima-Koregaon Activists

Pune Court Rejects Bail Pleas of Bhima-Koregaon Activists

A special court on Friday rejected the bail pleas of activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, who were arrested on August 28...
Supreme Court

SC Frowns On Non-implementation of Bezbaruah committee recommendations

The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure after it was told that the committee constituted as per the recommendations of M K Bezbaruah committee has...
Delhi HC seeks reply from Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi govt and DDA on denial of beds to EWS patients

Delhi HC seeks reply from Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi govt and DDA on...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (Oct 26) asked the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute (RGCI), Delhi government and DDA as why the norm of...
Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

The Kerala government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s stay order on the government’s contentious “salary challenge”. The...
Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

Gujarat HC Seeks State Govt’s views On Petition Challenging Prohibition

The Gujarat High Court has asked the Gujarat government for its views with regard to a petition challenging the state’s decades old prohibition policy...
Aircel-Maxis case: ED Chargesheets P Chidambaran, Son Karti

Aircel-Maxis case: ED Chargesheets P Chidambaran, Son Karti

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Rs 3500 crore Aircel-Maxis case. The Senior...
Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

Emotional Outbursts on Social Media Posts Are Part Of Free Speech: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court  has stated that an employee who speaks out on social media something which is not inconsistent with the collective interest...
Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks State Govt to respond to Women Devotees’ Plea For Protection

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday sought direction from the state government on a petition filed by four women seeking police protection for entering...
Maharashtra appeals to SC for time on Bhima-Koregaon probe

Maharashtra appeals to SC for time on Bhima-Koregaon probe

The Maharashtra government on Thursday appealed in the Supreme Court against a Bombay High Court order yesterday that set aside the extension of time...
SC rebukes Bihar govt for delay in arrest of Muzzaffarpur sheltar home accused

SC rebukes Bihar govt for delay in arrest of Muzzaffarpur sheltar home accused

The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked the Bihar government for not bringing culprits to book in the Muzzaffarpur sheltar home case and sought a...
Delhi HC extends interim protection to P Chidambaram in INX media case

Delhi HC extends interim protection to P Chidambaram in INX media case

The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended former union minister P Chidambaram’s interim protection from arrest in INX Media case till November 29. The court...
Madras HC Upholds 18 MLAs disqualification, Relief For Govt

Madras HC Upholds 18 MLAs disqualification, Relief For Govt

The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators on Thursday, giving the beleaguered Palanisami government some breathing time and...
Temple Board Not To File Review Petition in SC

Temple Board Not To File Review Petition in SC

The Travancore Devaswom Board  which runs the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala will not file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its...
Picnic Time For TN MLAs as Madras HC Set To Announce Disqualification Verdict

Picnic Time For TN MLAs as Madras HC Set To Announce Disqualification Verdict

Ahead of the Madras High Court deciding on the fate of the disqualified AIADMK MLAS, the rebel party leader TTV Dinakaran has packed off...
SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined an urgent hearing on the review petition filed by historian Romila Thapar against the verdict that refused SIT...
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No Sale of BS-IV Vehicles Beyond April 1, 2020: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020....
Women Devotees Approach HC For Police Protection To Pray At Sabarimala

Women Devotees Approach HC For Police Protection To Pray At Sabarimala

Four women devotees of Lord Ayyappa have filed an appeal in the Kerala High Court seeking police protection so that they can reach sabarimala...
Gun toting MP’s Son Sent To 14 Day Judicial Custody

Gun toting Ex MP’s Son Sent To 14 Day Judicial Custody

Ashish Pandey, the son of a former BSP MP who wielded a gun and threatened fellow guests at a five star hotel in the...
SC To Rajasthan: Halt Illegal Mining In Aravalli Hills in 48 Hrs

SC To Rajasthan: Halt Illegal Mining In Aravalli Hills in 48 Hrs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in a 115.34-hectare area in Aravalli hills within 48 hours. A...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses 2 PILs seeking to rein in netas from vandalism, misusing religion in...

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took a stern view of both petitions, said he wasn’t inclined to entertain them The Supreme Court, on...
Plea seeking collegium for appointing Election Commissioners sent to Constitution Bench

Plea seeking collegium for appointing Election Commissioners sent to Constitution Bench

Petitioners had challenged the lack of transparency in the appointment of election commissioners and sought guidelines for the process The Supreme Court, on Tuesday (October...
SC tells strongman DP Yadav to surrender before Dehradun jail on Nov 16

SC tells strongman DP Yadav to surrender before Dehradun jail on Nov 16

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed DP Yadav serving life imprisonment in a murder case to surrender before Dehradun jail on November 16. The bench...
Supreme Court

SC takes stock on alarming vacancies in subordinate judiciary

~By Manan Malik   While keeping in view the abnormal vacancies in the subordinate judiciary at pan-India level, the Supreme Court under the provision of...
In his Facebook post, Tirodkar alleged there are rates at which bail orders can be obtained

Contempt Case: Facing the Music

Above: In his Facebook post, Tirodkar alleged there are rates at which bail orders can be obtained A scurrilous post against judges on Facebook proved...
Fatwas: Carping over a Word

Fatwas: Carping over a Word

The apex court stayed an Uttarakhand HC order banning the issuing of fatwas when the matter was about a farman By Govind Pant Raju in...
The PIL contended that meat export is anti-social, barbaric and unconstitutional/Photo: Vivian Fernandes

Meat Industry: Veggie’s Own Country?

Above: The PIL contended that meat export is anti-social, barbaric and unconstitutional/Photo: Vivian Fernandes The Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur virtually...
Daati Maharaj

SC to hear plea by Daati Maharaj challenging CBI probe into sexual harassment allegations...

The apex court is likely to hear plea filed by Daati Maharaj challenging the order of Delhi HC of transferring case to CBI to...
Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

A Delhi court has framed charges against RK Pachauri, the former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in a sexual harassment...
Centre to Delhi HC: 704 metro coaches have already been commissioned for curbing air pollution in the upcoming winters

Centre to Delhi HC: 704 metro coaches have already been commissioned for curbing air...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has added 906 new coaches to its trains, out of which 704 coaches have already been...
Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Director Vikas Bahl files Rs 10 cr defamation suit against ex partners

Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee of Phantom Films, has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation...
Gun toting Ex PM’s son sent to 1 day Police custody

Gun toting Ex MP’s son sent to 1 day Police custody

Ashish Pandey, son of former Bahujan Samaj Party MP Rakesh Pandey who pulled out a gun and threatened fellow guests during a  brawl at...
Delhi HC upholds life imprisonment to man accused of killing his wife’s paramour

Delhi HC upholds life imprisonment to man accused of killing his wife’s paramour

Sensitive issues such as relationship between a husband and his wife which is purely based on trust is affected adversely in cases where trust...
Patna High Court: NEET not compulsory for AYUSH courses

Patna High Court: NEET not compulsory for AYUSH courses

Above: Above: Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI The Patna High Court while hearing...
Delhi High Court

Delhi Govt notifies appointment of seven family court judges

The Delhi government has notified the appointments of seven principal judges for family courts of various district courts. The Delhi High Court had earlier...
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NGT fines Delhi govt Rs 50 crore for inaction on polluting steel units

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday fined the Delhi government Rs 50 crore for allowing polluting steel pickling units to run in the Wazirpur,...
Sant Rampal sentenced to life imprisonment

Sant Rampal sentenced to life imprisonment

Self-styled godman Rampal was Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Hisar, Haryana in connection with two murder cases. The two cases against...
Delhi High Court

Four Judges appointed to the Delhi HC

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed four judges to the Delhi High Court, a notification by the Ministry of Law and...
National Green Tribunal

NGT institutes EIA study on the disposing of heavy metals

The National Green Tribunal is hearing a plea related to disposing of heavy metals such as Mercury. On Tuesday, the Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel...
MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

MJ Akbar files defamation suit against scribe Priya Ramani

  Junior Foreign Affairs Minister MJ Akbar, accused by several women journalists of having sexually harassed them during his stint as editor at several publications,...
Delhi HC to hear plea for removal of explicit content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and others

Delhi HC to hear plea on explicit content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and...

By Kunal Rao Delhi High Court will hear the plea seeking guidelines in order to regulate the hitherto unregulated, uncertified, sexually explicit, vulgar, profane and...
Tihar Jail

Delhi HC tells authorities to expedite CCTV installation in Tihar

The Delhi High Court on Monday directed Director General (Prison), Tihar jail and Secretary, PWD to expedite the procurement, installation of CCTV cameras in...
Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Nun rape: Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016, was granted bail by the...
The recent verdict is a boon for senior citizens who are often ill-treated by their children and daughters-in-law/Photo: Fayeza Pathan

Respite for the Aged

Above: The recent verdict is a boon for senior citizens who are often ill-treated by their children and daughters-in-law/Photo: Fayeza Pathan The Delhi High Court...
Hastily written prescriptions are often illegible and could even lead to fatalities

Doctors’ Scrawl: Handwriting on the Wall

Above: Hastily written prescriptions are often illegible and could even lead to fatalities With illegibly written prescriptions leading to serious and even fatal errors, the...
Delhi HC grants interim protection from arrest to son of businessman who died fighting over parking space

Delhi HC grants interim protection from arrest to son of businessman who died fighting...

By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has granted interim protection from arrest to Jagnoor Aneja, son of one of the two businessman brothers, both of whom...
MP Elections: SC dismisses plea seeking draft electoral rolls in text mode format

MP Elections: SC dismisses plea seeking draft electoral rolls in text mode format

~By Rajesh Kumar The apex court on Friday dismissed Congress leader Kamal Nath’s petition seeking soft copies of the draft electoral rolls in text...
Delhi HC to AAP govt: Appoint presiding officers in family courts in next three days

Delhi HC to AAP govt: Appoint presiding officers in family courts in next three...

The Delhi government on Friday ordered the AAP government to appoint presiding officers in various family courts in next three days after being informed...
Delhi High Court

Committee appointed by Delhi HC suggest ways to mitigate entry issues at NCLAT, NCLT

The Delhi High Court on Friday was told that the Committee formed by it has submitted report suggesting solutions to mitigate entry woes at...
Supreme Court

SC seeks response from Registrar General of Madhya Pradesh on former woman judge reinstatement

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Registrar General of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on a plea filed by former woman judge...
NGT

NGT forms committee to monitor funds for sewage treatment in Taj Trapezium Zone

The National Green Tribunal on Friday formed a committee to monitor funds for the treatment of sewage generated by the water bodies in the...
Delhi HC revokes AAP govt circular mandating preferential treatment to Delhi residents at GTB hospital

Delhi HC revokes AAP govt circular mandating preferential treatment to Delhi residents at GTB...

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed a circular of the Delhi government which had mandated preferential treatment to Delhi residents over non-residents at...
Prisoners at Tihar jail enjoy a concert on the premises (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

Foreign prisoners in Tihar are being denied bail vis-à-vis Indian prisoners, Delhi HC...

Above: Prisoners at Tihar jail enjoy a concert on the premises (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday was told that the...
Amrapali

SC issues contempt notice to 3 Amrapali Directors

The apex court on Thursday issued contempt notice against the three Amrapali Directors — Anil Kumar Sharma (Chairman and MD), Shiv Priya and Ajay...
Supreme Court

Key accused in the BSSC question leaked scam, Vinit Kumar denied bail

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant bail to Vinit Kumar, key accused in the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) question leak scam...
SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

SC extends interim bail to strongman D P Yadav

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the interim bail of former BJP leader and strongman D P Yadav after being informed by Yadav’s doctor...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Ranjan Gogoi cautions advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday cautioned advocates not to mention matters unnecessarily. We are trying to evolve the system in such a way that...
Cops can’t enter Puri’s Jagannath temple with weapons: SC

Cops can’t enter Puri’s Jagannath temple with weapons: SC

Following protests and police action at the iconic temple on October 3, Supreme Court also says cops cannot make any intervention at the temple...
Supreme Court

Evict ex-CMs still staying in sarkari bungalows; collect dues within 4 months: SC to...

Supreme Court says it would hold the state’s chief secretary liable if the State fails to comply with orders on eviction of VVIP squatters The...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC issues directions to increase security in Laxmi Nagar District Centre and surrounding...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed SHO of Preet Vihar to increase security in Laxmi Nagar District Centre (LNDC) and surrounding areas. The bench...
2G Spectrum: Delhi HC to hear CBI appeal challenging acquittal of A Raja and others on fast-track basis

2G Spectrum: Delhi HC to hear CBI appeal challenging acquittal of A Raja and...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that it will hear CBI appeal challenging the acquittal of former Union Minister A Raja, DMK MP...
Whiskey

Delhi govt to HC: Lowering the age for buying and consuming liquor in Delhi...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi government in its reply to the Delhi High Court has said that in any event, age cannot be an irrelevant...
Appointments to the Managing Committee of Shirdi Trust: SC tells Maha govt to comply with Bombay HC order

Appointments to the Managing Committee of Shirdi Trust: SC tells Maha govt to comply...

The apex court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to comply with the Bombay HC order to reconsider and revisit the appointments to the...
SC rebukes strongman DP Yadav for not using bail granted to him for surgery

SC rebukes strongman DP Yadav for not using bail granted to him for surgery

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rebuked former BJP leader and strongman D P Yadav for not using interim bail granted to him by the...
SC declines early hearing of petitions seeking recall of Sabarimala verdict

SC declines early hearing of petitions seeking recall of Sabarimala verdict

Above: People of various Hindu organisations staging a protest against the recent Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to worship at Sabarimala/Photo:...
SC admits fresh PIL against Rafale Deal; to be heard on Oct 10

SC admits fresh PIL against Rafale Deal; to be heard on Oct 10

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the petition filed by advocate Vineet Dhanda along with a similar plea filed earlier by...
NRC

SC issues notice to Centre, EC on plea seeking updated NRC for Tripura

Plea filed by Tripura People’s Front comes amid the raging controversy over lakhs of names missing from the final draft of the NRC for...
Delhi HC allows CBI to file closure report in missing case of JNU student Najeeb

Delhi HC allows CBI to file closure report in missing case of JNU student...

The 27-year-old JNU student had gone missing from his hostel in October 2016 after a scuffle with students affiliated to the BJP’s student wing,...
Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Election Fever: Twist in the Tale

Above: Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Chitrakoot, MP; both the BJP and the Congress have hurled charges at each other in the...
IRCTC scam case

IRCTC scam case: Delhi court grants bail to Tejaswi Yadav, Rabri Devi and others...

A Delhi court on Saturday (Oct 6) granted bail to Tejaswi Yadav, Rabri Devi and others accused in IRCTC scam case. The court while...
Aadhaar

Delhi HC to Delhi govt: You can’t seek Aadhaar and voter card details of...

By Kunal Rao Delhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that they would come out with a corrigendum in the wake of the recent...
SC permits DU law student who had skipped classes due to pregnancy to attend classes

SC permits DU law student who had skipped classes due to pregnancy to attend...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Oct 5) permitted a law student who had skipped classes due to pregnancy to attend classes for the next...
SC seeks Centre’s response in faulty hip implant by Johnson and Johnson

SC seeks Centre’s response in faulty hip implant by Johnson and Johnson

~By Shaheen Parween A Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, K M Joseph on September 5, sought Centre’s response...
NGT observes ‘parking’ facility in Kasauli hotels should be seriously looked into

NGT observes ‘parking’ facility in Kasauli hotels should be seriously looked into

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday observed that parking facility in the Kasauli hotels should be seriously looked into and “parking should be...
Delhi HC acquits former journalist Suhaib Ilyasi in wife’s murder case

Delhi HC acquits former journalist Suhaib Ilyasi in wife’s murder case

Ilyasi allowed to his challenge conviction by a Delhi court which had sentenced him to life last December for murdering his wife 18 years...
You incited religious sentiments, don’t deserve bail: SC to scribe Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

You incited religious sentiments, don’t deserve bail: SC to scribe Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Iyer-Mitra had accompanied sacked BJD leader Baijayant Panda on a controversial chopper ride over the Konark Sun Temple and made derogatory remarks about it The...
Supreme Court rejects plea by ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s wife challenging his arrest

Supreme Court rejects plea by ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s wife challenging his arrest

Former IPS officer and Narendra Modi-baiter, Sanjiv Bhatt had been arrested in early September in connection with a 22-year-old case The Supreme Court, on Thursday...
ArcelorMittal, NuMetal granted 2 weeks to clear dues, allowed to bid for Essar Steel

ArcelorMittal, NuMetal granted 2 weeks to clear dues, allowed to bid for Essar Steel

Supreme Court allows ArcelorMittal and Numetal to submit NPA resolution plans within eight weeks after clearing dues, modifies NCLAT order on bidding for Essar...
Widespread protests notwithstanding, Kerala will not challenge Sabarimala verdict

Widespread protests notwithstanding, Kerala will not challenge Sabarimala verdict

Supreme Court had last week quashed the centuries-old ban on entry of women at the iconic Sabarimala Temple in Kerala Amid widespread protests, including those...
Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan dismissed the bail plea of bishop Franco Mulakkal holding that it was premature as the investigation was still progressing The Kerala...
Maha govt moves SC challenging HC Order freeing Navlakha

Maha govt moves SC challenging HC Order freeing Navlakha

The Delhi High Court had quashed the transit remand orders against Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon case and directed for his release from...
Bhima Koregaon raids: Delhi HC quashes CMM order granting transit remand to Gautam Navlakha

Bhima Koregaon raids: Delhi HC quashes CMM order granting transit remand to Gautam Navlakha

The Delhi High Court on Monday set aside CMM order granting transit remand of human rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon raids...
National regulator will be set up as per the judgment in Lafarge case, SC told

National regulator will be set up as per the judgment in Lafarge case, SC...

The Supreme Court on Monday was told by the Centre that a national regulator will be been set up as per the judgment in...
NGT

A dedicated fund for cleaning the garbage by Railways should be created, NGT told

The National Green Tribunal was told on Monday that a dedicated fund should be created for the cleaning of garbage by Railways as Railways...
Scrutiny Of Assets: Judging the Judges

Scrutiny Of Assets: Judging the Judges

Above: Keeping a watch on lower courts—Delhi High Court Lower judicial officers are agitated over the Delhi High Court’s decision to closely examine reports submitted...
Delhi HC denies citizenship to German national on account of bad character

Delhi HC denies citizenship to German national on account of bad character

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by a German National Stadtmueller Gabriele challenging the order passed by the Union...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

Delhi HC seeks response from Centre, AAP govt on denial of admission in Lady...

~By Kunal Rao Delhi High Court has asked the Centre, AAP government why a girl suffering from a disability (patient suffers from shorter fingers...
Supreme Court

SC’s observations in Bhima Koregaon raids case

  The top court gave verdict today in the Bhima Koregaon raids case. The bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Supreme Court

EDMC to SC: Funds sanctioned under 4th finance commission should be disbursed to EDMC...

The EDMC Commissioner on Friday (Sep 28) prayed to the Supreme Court that the award of 4th finance commission be implemented so that he...
NGT

NGT to NBCC: Refrain from using plastic sheets in your construction activities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to refrain from using plastic sheets in their construction activities which...
Not a single penny has been disbursed to municipal corporations in Delhi, SC told

Not a single penny has been disbursed to municipal corporations in Delhi, SC told

The top court on Thursday was told that under planned expenditure not a single penny has been disbursed to the corporations from April 1;...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC directs L-G office to declare the timeline for valuation of agricultural land

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the L-G office to clearly specify the timeline for valuation of agricultural land in Delhi and declare...
Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings (READ VERDICT)

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, says Supreme Court, lays down guidelines for pilot project The Supreme Court,...
SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

Constitution Bench holds part of Nagaraj verdict in contravention of landmark Indra Sawhney judgment, says quantifiable data on backwardness not needed A five-judge Constitution Bench,...
Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Aadhaar verdict: Summary of the majority judgment

Constitutional validity of Aadhaar upheld by majority verdict authored by Justice Sikri and supplemented by Justice Bhushan, Justice Chandrachud the lone dissenter Conclusions of the...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes over as 46th Chief Justice of India; 1st from the North East

SC dismisses plea challenging Justice Gogoi’s appointment as CJI

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India on the grounds...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, live streaming of court proceedings will bring transparency, rules Supreme Court while directing government to frame rules The Supreme Court,...
Plea challenging Triple Talaq ordinance filed in SC

Plea challenging Triple Talaq ordinance filed in SC

A plea has been filed today in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance,...
Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce tomorrow the much awaited verdict on the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar on the grounds...
Delhi HC bans slaughtering of animals at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

Delhi HC bans slaughtering of animals at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

The Delhi High Court on Monday banned the slaughtering of animals at Ghazipur Murga Mandi while only allowing sale of live animals until Municipal...
Mob lynching: SC directs 8 states, one UT to file compliance report on its previous directions

Mob lynching: SC directs 8 states, one UT to file compliance report on its...

The apex court on Monday asked the eight states and one union territory who have not abided with the Supreme Court’s earlier order on...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

Delhi HC seeks response from Delhi govt, Just Dial on the illegal motor training...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has sought response from Delhi government and Just Dial website on the unregistered and unauthorised motor training institutes...
The Delhi government must report on the plan of action vis-a-vis mushrooming of fake path labs in the capital in two weeks’ time

Implementation of Clinical Establishment Act: Quack Docs, Fake Labs

Above: The Delhi government must report on the plan of action vis-a-vis mushrooming of fake path labs in the capital in two weeks’ time NCR...
Delhi HC strikes down a provision in Civil Aviation Requirements by DGCA

Delhi HC strikes down a provision in Civil Aviation Requirements by DGCA

~By Kunal Rao Students eyeing to pursue a career in aviation will now have more institutes training them to become pilots as the Delhi High...
An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org

Leprosy: Removing The Stigma

Above: An awareness rally on World Leprosy Day. Patients in India continue to be denied education and treatment to this day/Photo: leprosymission.org The Supreme Court’s...
MP High Court asks state govt to remove tiles with pics of PM and CM from houses for poor

MP High Court asks state govt to remove tiles with pics of PM and...

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered that tiles with images of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan must be removed...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC forms committee to deal with entry woes at NCLAT, NCLT

Taking note of the problems faced by lawyers and litigants at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)...
Muzaffarpur shelter home: SC vacates Patna HC order imposing a blanket ban on media reporting

Muzaffarpur shelter home: SC vacates Patna HC order imposing a blanket ban on media...

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a Patna High Court order enforcing a blanket ban on reporting the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. At the...
Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the Bhima Koregaon raids case and the arrest of five activists. Historian Romila Thapar and...
Bhima Koregaon activists’ arrest

Activists arrest: Liberty cannot be subjected to conjectures, says SC

Prosecution continues to assert arrested activists colluding with Maoists, defence questions evidence on record and presses with SIT probe demand The Supreme Court, on Wednesday...
National Register of Citizens

Process for filing NRC claims in Assam to begin on September 25: SC

Supreme Court gives 60 day window for 40 lakh people in Assam for filing claims related to the National Register of Citizens, lists 10...
Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking fixing “fair price” for petrol/diesel

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking fixing “fair price” for petrol/diesel

Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajendra Menon had, last week, said court can’t interfere in a matter of government’s economic policy The Delhi High Court,...
Muzaffarpur sheltar home: SC stays Patna HC order; says formation of new CBI team not needed

Muzaffarpur sheltar home: SC stays Patna HC order; says formation of new CBI team...

The apex court on Tuesday stayed a Patna High Court order which had directed formation of new CBI team to probe the Muzaffarpur Sheltar...
NGT gives permission to remove hazardous substance from Sterlite Copper plant

NGT gives permission to remove hazardous substance from Sterlite Copper plant

A NGT bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel on Tuesday granted permission to Vedanta Ltd to remove hazardous substance containing Sulphur from its...
CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP MLAs

CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP...

The Patiala House court on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs, who are named...
SC tells states to desist from the use of fireballs, spikes for driving elephants

SC tells states to desist from the use of fireballs, spikes for driving elephants

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that wherever the spikes or fireballs are being used for driving elephants, remedial steps should be taken by...
NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

The National Green Tribunal on Monday passed an order directing the authorities concerned to remove all the remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area...
SC lifts ban on Saridon, 2 other drugs

SC lifts ban on Saridon, 2 other drugs

The Supreme Court on Monday (Sep 17) allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs. These were among the 328 fixed-dose combination (FDC)...
SC invokes ‘foundation of liberty’, extends interim house arrest of activists till Sept 19

SC invokes ‘foundation of liberty’, extends interim house arrest of activists till Sept 19

Centre argues its wrong of Supreme Court to entertain plea challenging arrest of rights activists allegedly involved in Bhima Koregaon violence, CJI disagrees The Supreme...
SC orders Bulandshahr SSP to provide security to Shabnam, one of the petitioners in Nikah Halala, Polygamy

SC orders Bulandshahr SSP to provide security to Shabnam, one of the petitioners in...

The apex court on Monday (Sep 17) ordered the SSP of Bulandshahr to provide security to Shabnam, one of the petitioners in the Nikah...
Delhi HC refuses to grant interim stay on ban of drug, Ace Proxyvon

Delhi HC refuses to grant interim stay on ban of drug, Ace Proxyvon

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Friday (Sep 15) refused to grant interim stay on ban of anti-inflammatory medicine Ace Proxyvon, one...
Saradha scam: SC extends interim relief to Nalini Chidambaram

Saradha scam: SC extends interim relief to Nalini Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Friday (Sep14) extended the interim relief to Nalini Chidambaram and restrained her to appear as witness before Enforcement Directorate (ED)...
NGT

Hotels should be eco-friendly, says amicus curiae in Kasauli case

By Sucheta Dasgupta The much-awaited Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) vs M/s Kasauli Galaxie Resorts and other connected matters hearing took...
supreme court

Terror funding case: SC stays bail of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali

The apex court on Friday (Sep 14) stayed the Delhi HC order granting bail to Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case. The...
SC orders Rs 50 Lakh compensation for former ISRO scientist Narayanan

SC orders Rs 50 Lakh compensation for former ISRO scientist Narayanan

The Supreme Court on Friday (Sep 14) granted a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who was framed...
Delhi HC refuses to stay CCTV installation in Delhi govt schools

Delhi HC refuses to stay CCTV installation in Delhi govt schools

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Thursday (Sep 13) refused to grant interim stay on a plea which had challenged the move of...
Multi-level parking could prove helpful in redressing the traffic woes in Karol Bagh, Delhi HC told

Multi-level parking could prove helpful in redressing the traffic woes in Karol Bagh, Delhi...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (Sep 13) was told that multi-level parking could prove helpful in redressing the traffic woes in Karol Bagh....
Delhi HC: Fundamental rights of a citizen can’t be held hostage to an inordinately long inquiry

Delhi HC: Fundamental rights of a citizen can’t be held hostage to an inordinately...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has directed Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA) to renew a passport of an Indian citizen working as a...
Delhi High Court

Terror funding in Kashmir: Delhi HC grants bail to Srinagar based businessman

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (Sep 13) granted bail to Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, a Srinagar based businessman in a terror funding case. A...
Ex-Air Force chief SP Tyagi gets bail in AgustaWestland chopper scam case

Ex-Air Force chief SP Tyagi gets bail in AgustaWestland chopper scam case

Retired Air Chief Marshal and others asked to furnish bail bonds and surety of Rs 1 lakh each; matter related to a chopper scam...
Won’t interfere to fix “fair price” of petrol/diesel: Delhi High Court

Won’t interfere to fix “fair price” of petrol/diesel: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon says mechanism for fixing price of petrol and diesel is Centre’s prerogative and matter...
Supreme Courts extends interim house arrest of activists till Sept 17

Supreme Courts extends interim house arrest of activists till Sept 17

Brief but action packed hearing in the court as additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta and senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for activists, trade barbs The...
SC scraps Kerala Ordinance that regularised 180 admissions to state’s medical colleges

SC scraps Kerala Ordinance that regularised 180 admissions to state’s medical colleges

Fate of 180 students who got admissions in violation of guidelines uncertain as SC terms ordinance signed by Governor & ex-CJI P Sathasivam as...
Supreme Court

SC summons details of criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs in all States by...

As many as 18 States have failed to comply with the Supreme Court’s earlier order demanding details on special courts set up to try...
Delhi HC to hear plea seeking price fixation of Petrol, Diesel under the Essential Commodities Act

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking price fixation of Petrol, Diesel under the Essential...

The Delhi High Court has decided to hear the plea seeking price fixation of Petrol and Diesel under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The plea...
Delhi HC tells NDMC to grant admission to two students in Navyug school

Delhi HC tells NDMC to grant admission to two students in Navyug school

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Sep 11) told New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to grant admission to Rohit Kumar and Sachin Kumar in...
Delhi HC issues notice to govt agencies on the use of pressure horns

Delhi HC issues notice to govt agencies on the use of pressure horns

A Delhi High Court division bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon sought replies from the Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi government, Central...
Govt ready to accommodate in UIDAI’s social media agency, AG tells SC

Govt ready to accommodate in UIDAI’s social media agency, AG tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday (Sep 11) informed the Supreme Court of its readiness to accommodate suggestions in the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)’s...
Reduction in per day wages of Conductors: Delhi HC tells petitioner to file separate plea

Reduction in per day wages of Conductors: Delhi HC tells petitioner to file separate...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Sep 11) directed a petitioner to file a separate petition seeking a stay on the reduction in ‘per...
Delhi Assembly’s Privileges Committee moves HC seeking recalling of directive on video recording

Delhi Assembly’s Privileges Committee moves HC seeking recalling of directive on video recording

The Delhi Assembly’s Privileges Committee on Tuesday (Sep 11) moved a petition in the Delhi High Court urging it to withdraw its direction to...
Unitech

Unitech hasn’t been able to disburse flat buyers’ money and hence should be taken...

The apex court on Tuesday (Sep 11) was told that since the Unitech has not been able to disburse the flat buyers’ money, management...
Delhi HC dismisses Sonia, Rahul’s appeal against Income Tax notice

Delhi HC dismisses Sonia, Rahul’s appeal against Income Tax notice

The Delhi High Court on Monday (September 16) dismissed the pleas by Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes challenging Income Tax (IT) department...
Tread carefully, Madras HC says on plea for Euthanasia for Nine year old

Tread carefully, Madras HC says on plea for Euthanasia for Nine year old

Madras High Court has directed that a report be filed within three weeks on the condition of a nine year old child whose father...
Sohrabuddin Case: Bombay HC upholds acquittal of former Gujarat DIG Vanzara, four others

Sohrabuddin Case: Bombay HC upholds acquittal of former Gujarat DIG Vanzara, four others

The Bombay High Court on Monday (Sep 10) upheld the acquittal by a trial court to ex-DGP of Gujarat DG Vanzara and four others...
Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

The Kerala state Minority Rights Commission has registered a case against the police for allegedly trying to sabotage the case on the rape charges...
Traffic impact assessment was not conducted in building convention centre in Pragati Maidan, NGT told

Traffic impact assessment was not conducted in building convention centre in Pragati Maidan, NGT...

The National Green Tribunal is hearing a petition raising concern over the building of convention centre in the Pragati Maidan Complex without prior environmental...
File picture of Lumbini Park where bomb blasts happened

Another accused in Hyderabad Twin blast case convicted

Above: File picture of Lumbini Park where bomb blasts happened  One more accused in Hyderabad twin blasts case, has been convicted of harbouring and...
Supreme Court

Alwar lynching case: SC to hear victim’s father plea seeking court monitored SIT probe...

The apex court has agreed to hear the plea of the victim Rakbar Khan’s father Suleman in the Alwar lynching case. The court will...
SC asks Centre to respond to PIL seeking implementation of guidelines on child custody

SC asks Centre to respond to PIL seeking implementation of guidelines on child custody

The apex court on Monday (Sep 10) directed Centre to respond to a PIL filed by an NGO, Child Rights Foundation seeking implementation of...
Strikes: No Work, No Pay

Strikes: No Work, No Pay

As agitations by government employees bring Uttarakhand to a virtual halt, the Uttarakhand High Court steps in with a blanket ban ~By Govind Pant Raju...
Toll Plazas and Judges: A Tall Order

Toll Plazas and Judges: A Tall Order?

Above: The multiple lanes at Trichy toll plaza help commuters save time, though many toll junctions may not have as many lanes/Photo: downtoworld.com In a...
NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Sep 7) came down heavily on the Department of Environment & Forests (DoEF) and Rajasthan government for lax...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC raps AAP govt for unable to fill up teachers vacancies in govt...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (Sep 7) asked the Delhi government to file its response on a PIL seeking immediate action on filling...
supreme court

SC Collegium recommends 4 lawyers for judgeship of Punjab and Haryana HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of the four advocates—Manjari Nehru Kaul,  Arun Kumar Monga, Harsimran Singh Sethi and Manoj Bajaj—for elevation...
Mob lynching: SC tells states to file compliance report on its July 17 guidelines within one week

Mob lynching: SC tells states to file compliance report on its July 17 guidelines...

Supreme CourtThe apex court on Friday (Sep 7) was informed that nine states have submitted status reports stating that they have complied with the...
Delhi HC fumes at ‘skyrocketing’ Metro fares; issues notice to AAP govt, DMRC

Delhi HC fumes at ‘skyrocketing’ Metro fares; issues notice to AAP govt, DMRC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (Sep 6) sought responses from AAP government, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) asking why there has been a...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends 5 advocates for elevation as Delhi HC Judges

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of five advocates for elevation as Judges of the Delhi High Court. The advocates whose name...
Delhi HC directs Delhi govt to demolish entire building of Alok Punj Secondary School, Karawal Nagar

Delhi HC directs Delhi govt to demolish entire building of Alok Punj Secondary School,...

~By Kunal Rao A Delhi High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon on Thursday (Sep 6) directed Delhi Govt to demolish the...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (Sep 6) allowed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to resume...
Delhi HC warns Centre of strict action if law commission recommendations on protection of hens not heeded

Delhi HC warns Centre of strict action if law commission recommendations on protection of...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (Sep 5) warned the Centre of strict action if it failed to finalise a draft provision...
Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on unauthorised pathological labs

Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on unauthorised pathological labs

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to Delhi Government on a plea seeking closure of unauthorized pathological and diagnostic centers being run by...
NCLT asks builder why corporate insolvency resolution process should not be initiated against him after he refuses to refund money to a home buyer

NCLT asks builder why corporate insolvency resolution process should not be initiated against him...

After an ordinance brought home buyers under the hood of financial creditors, a financial creditor has moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to...
SC nod for NALSA compensation scheme for sexual assault victims

SC nod for NALSA compensation scheme for sexual assault victims

The court order stipulating a minimum compensation of Rs four lakh for survivors of sexual assault will become operational from October 2 The Supreme Court,...
SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined Centre’s request for a copy of the final report of NRC coordinator, may expand list of...
No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

No clipping of Malayalam novel Meesha: SC

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday (September 5), dismissed the petition seeking a ban on the Malayalam novel Meesha for its alleged objectionable portrayal of temple-going women....
Supreme Court

SC ups sentence for Maharashtra cops from 3 to 7 years in custodial death...

Supreme Court quotes Spiderman dialogue – with great power comes greater responsibility – to slamming police excessiveness in 25-year-old custodial death case The Supreme Court,...
Najeeb disappearance: Delhi HC reserves order

Najeeb disappearance: Delhi HC reserves order

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Sep 4) reserved its order on a habeas corpus plea filed by Fatima Nafees, mother of missing JNU...
Malegaon blast case: SC turns down Lt Col Purohit’s plea for court-monitored probe

Malegaon blast case: SC turns down Lt Col Purohit’s plea for court-monitored probe

Supreme Court says it will not interfere with the trial in the case; Bombay High Court too refuses to stay framing of charges against...
CJI Misra formally recommends Justice Gogoi as his next successor

CJI Misra formally recommends Justice Gogoi as his next successor

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday (September 4) formally sent a letter to the Union government recommending the name of senior most...
SC to take up Tamil Nadu plea on Sterlite Copper next week

SC to take up Tamil Nadu plea on Sterlite Copper next week

The Supreme Court will take up next week a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order allowing mining...
Hyderabad twin blasts case: NIA court convicts 2; sentencing on Sept 10

Hyderabad twin blasts case: NIA court convicts 2; sentencing on Sept 10

Above: File picture of Lumbini Park where bomb blasts happened   Twin blasts at Hyderabad’s Gokul Chat eatery and Lumbini Park on August 25, 2007...
Bail granted to Bhushan Steel former promoter by Delhi HC to continue

SC upholds Delhi HC order granting bail to Bhushan Steel former promoter

Giving a major relief to Bhushan Steel former promoter Neeraj Singhal facing charges in a Rs 2,500 crore corporate fraud, the apex court on Tuesday...
Tejinderpal Singh (far left) and Satnam Singh have been acquitted

Aircraft Hijack 1981: Crash Landing

Above: Tejinderpal Singh (far left) and Satnam Singh have been acquitted Two hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane, who had already served prison terms in...
Euthanasia Plea: Time To Let Go

Euthanasia Plea: Time To Let Go

The Madras High Court has ordered a team of doctors to look into a father’s plea to put to sleep his nine-year-old son who...
The New Chief Justice

The New Chief Justice

The top judicial post will go to a judge who stands out for his spunk and forthrightness. Justice Gogoi has performed his duties in...
Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord format to Congress

Duplicate voter ID row: SC asks EC to give MP voter list in MSWord...

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath has alleged there are 60 lakh duplicate entries in the state’s voter list, similar complaint made by his...
Madras HC reserves judgment of 18 AIADMK MLAs disqualification

Madras HC reserves judgment of 18 AIADMK MLAs disqualification

Justice M Sathyanarayanan of the Madras High Court on Friday (August 31) reserved judgment in the case relating to the disqualification of 18 AIADMK...
Seven years rigorous imprisonment for man attacking and disfiguring wife’s face

Seven years rigorous imprisonment for man attacking and disfiguring wife’s face

The Delhi HC on Friday (August 31) slapped seven years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh to a man...
SC lashes out at Telengana Police for case against wink sensation Priya

SC lashes out at Telengana Police for case against wink sensation Priya

“Don’t you have any other job than to file a case when someone sings a song in a film? With that sharp riposte to the...
SC notice to Centre, 6 States and BJP for violation of advertisement guidelines

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

Supreme Court grants Centre, BJP, governments of UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana 4 weeks to respond to plea by AAP MLA Sanjeev...
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Delhi HC suspends ban for one month on prohibition pertaining to manufacturing/sale of Oxytocin

The Delhi High Court on Friday (August 31) suspended ban for one month on restrictions/prohibition of manufacturing and sale of Oxytocin which were to...
Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

Centre cites law and order concerns, SC postpones hearing on Art 35A

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 31) was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta that panchayat elections in J&K will be...
Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

Kerala HC registers suo moto case to see if floods were man-made

The Kerala High Court on Thursday (August 30) registered a suo motu case to examine whether the unprecedented floods that caused death and destruction...
Rabri, Tejashwi get bail in IRCTC hotels case

Rabri, Tejashwi get bail in IRCTC hotels case

A Delhi court has granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi Yadav in the IRCTC scam case. The bail...
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Felling of trees in Delhi: Delhi HC restrains NBCC from constructions till further orders

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 30) restrained National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) from constructions in Naroji Nagar except for preventing the road...
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SC reserves judgment on Neeraj Singhal’s bail

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Thursday (August 30) reserved its judgment on a plea challenging the grant...
Delhi HC directs Centre to act on Law Commission recommendations on protection of hens from cruelty

Delhi HC directs Centre to act on Law Commission recommendations on protection of hens...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 30) directed the Centre to act on the recommendations of Law Commission of India (LCI) relating to...
NBCC: Lies and deception

NBCC: Lies and deception

The case of the tree activists against NBCC is coming up for hearing again at the Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 30). NBCC’s...
Rs 2000 crore siphoning: Delhi HC grants bail to former Bhushan Steel promoter

Rs 2000 crore siphoning: Delhi HC grants bail to former Bhushan Steel promoter

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 29) granted bail to former Bhushan Steel promoter Neeraj Singhal in an alleged Rs 2000 crore siphoning...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Khatna does not involve female genital mutilation, SC told

The Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Tuesday (August 28) was told by the Senior Advocate...
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SC reserves judgment on poll candidates with criminal antecedents

Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra on...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Pay school teachers in 10 days or face contempt, Delhi HC tells Delhi government

Delhi High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Rajender Menon on Tuesday (August 28) sent a strong message to the Delhi government over non-payment...
JNU

Delhi HC dismisses PIL challenging JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee constitution

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 27) dismissed a PIL challenging the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) formed by the Executive Committee...
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Case against “khatna”: SC says religious practice should consider public order and morality

In the case against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or "khatna", widely practised within the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shia...
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Muslim man’s conversion to no avail as his “wife” says in court that she...

A 33-year-old Muslim man, Mohd Ibrahim Sidhiqui, who had converted to Hinduism and taken the name of Aryan Arya in order to marry his...
Sreesanth scales down claim to play, but case goes back to high court

Sreesanth scales down claim to play, but case goes back to high court

Banned former India cricketer S Sreesanth on Monday (August 27) scaled down his demand for being allowed to play when he pleaded before the...
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SC directs Gujarat medical college to give admission to vision-impaired candidate under Disabilities Act

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 24) directed BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad to give admission to a vision-impaired candidate to study MBBS in the...
Kerala floods: Water level at Mullaperiyar reduced 2-3 feet below max limit of 142 ft, SC told

Kerala floods: Water level at Mullaperiyar reduced 2-3 feet below max limit of 142...

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) PS Narasimha on Friday (August 24) informed the apex court that the water level of Mullaperiyar dam has been reduced...
live streaming of proceedings: AG Venugopal suggests it should not be allowed in religious, personal matters

Live streaming of proceedings: AG Venugopal suggests it should not be allowed in matrimonial,...

The Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal on Friday (August 24) advised the apex court not to allow live streaming of cases involving matrimonial, national...
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WB panchayat elections: SC sets aside WB high court order permitting e-filing of nominations

In the hearing on the case about the recent West Bengal panchayat elections in which the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the BJP...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

The Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Kurian Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indu Malhotra, hearing...
Slaughter, Bakrid, Bombay High Court

Bombay HC stays online permissions to slaughter goats after knowing that BMC cleared it...

The Bombay HC was taken by surprise recently when it came to know that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had granted online permissions to lawyers...
SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT machines in the state

SC seeks EC and Madhya Pradesh election commission reply on random verification of VVPAT...

The apex court on Thursday (August 23) sought a response from Election Commission of India and Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission on a plea...
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Statutory warning for criminal candidates to contest elections?

While the SC constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra was hearing a...
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, UIDAI on plea for legal framework against data leaks

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, UIDAI on plea for legal framework against data...

The Delhi High Court has admitted a plea seeking the setting up of a legal framework to deal with data leaks and exemplary damages...
De-sealing of properties in Delhi

De-sealing of properties in Delhi: SC dismisses plea seeking de-sealing of kindergarten school

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 21) dismissed a petition seeking de-sealing of a property in Sujan Singh Park wherein the owners made several structural...
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Kathua rape-murder: SC seeks J&K govt response on plea by key witness alleging torture...

The apex court on Tuesday (August 21) sought a response from the Jammu & Kashmir government on a plea filed by a key witness,...
SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

The apex court on Monday (August 20) expressing concern on the recent Kerala floods said that the Judges of the court will contribute to...
Tharoor allowed to visit Geneva to visit Kofi Annan’s family

Tharoor allowed to visit Geneva to visit Kofi Annan’s family

Patiala House Court on Monday (August 20) allowed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to visit Geneva, Switzerland, to meet the family of former United Nations...
Bhushan Steel’s former promoter moves Delhi HC for bail

Bhushan Steel’s former promoter moves Delhi HC for bail

Neeraj Singhal, former promoter of Bhushan Steel, who was the first arrest of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), taken in for allegedly siphoning...
Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells SC

Bill to end discrimination against leprosy patients in next session of parliament, Centre tells...

The Centre on Monday (August 20) informed the apex court that a bill will be placed before parliament in the coming session to omit...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

Alwar lynching: SC tells Rajasthan govt to explain how the court’s guidelines have not...

Senior Advocate Indira Jaising on Monday (August 20) urged the apex court that contempt notice should be issued to the Rajasthan government in the...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Signature Bridge project: PWD assures Delhi HC that “it will be completed by Oct...

Signature Bridge project will be completed by October end following which the trial run would be conducted, PWD tells court ~By Kunal Rao The Public Works...
Elephant Corridors: Saving the Jumbo

Elephant Corridors: Saving the Jumbo

Above: There are more than 100 elephant corridors in India, but many have seen encroachments/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court and a gutsy collector have red-flagged...
National Parks: Batting for Wildlife

National Parks: Batting for Wildlife

Above: Tourists enjoying elephant rides in Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve/Photo: Kh. Manglembi Devi The Uttarakhand High Court has slammed the Uttarakhand government on Van Gujjars,...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

Kerala floods: SC wants to know of possibility of reducing TN dam water level...

The Supreme Court became pro-active in trying to ameliorate the pains of the flood affected people of Kerala when, on Friday (August 17), it talked about...
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Illegal telephone exchange case: Kalanithi too will have to face trial, says SC

Media baron Kalanithi Maran too, quite like his brother and former union minister Dayanidhi, will have to go and face the trial court in...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

The issue of marital rape was being heard by the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar....
National Herald case: Delhi HC reserves verdict

National Herald case: Delhi HC reserves verdict

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 16) reserved the judgment on the pleas by Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes challenging Income...
Kerala floods: SC asks TN to keep water level in Mullaperiyar Dam at 142 feet

Kerala floods: SC asks TN to keep water level in Mullaperiyar Dam at 142...

In view of the disastrous floods in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Thursday (August 16) directed the state of Tamil Nadu to maintain the water level...
SC directs easier access of final draft NRC to all Assam districts

SC directs easier access of final draft NRC to all Assam districts

The apex court on Thursday (August 16) directed easier access of the final draft National Register for Citizens (NRC) to all districts, which was...
Delhi HC asks AAP govt to explain vacancies in Delhi Fire Service

Delhi HC asks AAP govt to explain vacancies in Delhi Fire Service

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 16) asked the Delhi government to explain why there were so many posts lying vacant in Delhi...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

SC/ST reservation case: Arguments at SC focus on creamy later and validity of reservation...

In the case about continuation of reservation of the SC/ST category even into promotions, arguments before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice...
SC launches apps for e-filing, e-payments under e-courts programme

SC launches apps for e-filing, e-payments under e-courts programme

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday (August 14) launched a slew of mobile applications for the benefit of litigants as well as...
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Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes: Centre submits report, SC orders large scale social audit

The Bihar government on Tuesday (August 14) apprised the apex court as to what steps are being taken by it to rehabilitate the rape...
SC admits plea challenging dilution of AFSPA

SC admits plea challenging dilution of AFSPA

The top court on Tuesday (August 14) agreed to hear a plea filed by a group of 350 Indian Army soldiers challenging the dilution...
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs charge-sheeted

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with 11 AAP MLAs have been charge-sheeted by Delhi police in the...
National Herald case: Delhi HC tells IT Dept not to reopen assessment file till final verdict

National Herald case: Delhi HC tells IT Dept not to reopen assessment file till...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (August 14) directed the Income Tax (IT) department not to reopen the FY 2011-2012 tax assessment file of...
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West Bengal elections case hearing adjourned to Aug 16

The hearing on the case about the recent West Bengal panchayat elections in which the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the BJP have...
SC gives nod for colour-coding of diesel, CNG, petrol and electric vehicles

SC gives nod for colour-coding of diesel, CNG, petrol and electric vehicles

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Monday (August 13) okayed the Central government’s move to colour-code diesel, CNG, petrol and electric vehicles. According...
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Hapur lynching: SC directs Meerut IGP to protect survivors

Taking a serious note of the recent mob lynching incident in Hapur (UP) in which two persons were thrashed over suspicion of killing a...
WB panchayat elections: Advocates points out to SC that no specific allegations have been made

WB panchayat elections: Advocates points out to SC that no specific allegations have been...

The BJP’s and the Communist Party of India’s (Marxist) case against the West Bengal state election commission seemed rather weak when they came up...
SC seeks reply from Centre on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into alleged suicide of bureaucrat

SC seeks reply from Centre on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into alleged...

The apex court on Monday (August 13) asked Centre to file its response on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged suicide...
Lawyers’ Fees: Inflated Legal Bill

Lawyers’ Fees: Inflated Legal Bill

Above: (L-R) The office of the Madhya Pradesh advocate general and Purshendra Kaurav The Madhya Pradesh legal officers are getting big bucks as the government...
Bombay Prevention of Begging Act: Beg to Differ

Bombay Prevention of Begging Act: Beg to Differ

Above: The High Court has asked the centre and the Delhi government to address the root cause of begging/Photo: www.dailypetition.com Despite 58 years of the...
Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Above: The Maternity Benefit Act protects the employment of a woman during maternity and entitles her to full pay during this time The Uttarakhand High...
Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Sexual Harassment Case: Work Ethics

Above: A judge of the MP High Court was in 2014 accused of sexual harassment A former MP district judge has sought job reinstatement, saying...
National Herald case: Delhi HC refuses to grant interim relief to Rahul Gandhi

National Herald case: Delhi HC refuses interim grant to Rahul Gandhi

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla declined to grant interim relief to Rahul Gandhi, Congress President,...
Judges’ Appointments: Delayed, Not Denied

Judges’ Appointments: Delayed, Not Denied

The eight-month-long turf war between the Judiciary and the Executive over the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary ended last week with the...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC gives Centre 4 weeks to explain why married female candidates cannot get...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (August 10) directed Centre to file a counter affidavit within four weeks on a PIL challenging the prohibition...
2G Spectrum: Delhi HC grants additional time to Raja, Kanimozhi to file reply on CBI plea

2G Spectrum: Delhi HC grants additional time to Raja, Kanimozhi to file reply on...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (August 10) granted additional time to former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others to submit...
Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Apex court admits CBI plea in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

Above:  Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar coming out of the Dasna jail after being acquitted (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court on Friday (August...
SC thinks police should be held accountable for riots happening in their presence

SC thinks police should be held accountable for riots happening in their presence

The apex court on Friday (August 10) sought to know if “the existing guidelines for controlling natural and man-made disasters including riots were good...
Delhi HC asks EC to clarify its action on order to give AAP MLAs full hearing

Delhi HC asks EC to clarify its action on order to give AAP MLAs...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (August 9) said to Election Commission of India (ECI) to come clear on its interpretation of the order...
Plea for SC to pass guidelines banning candidates with criminal charges till a law is passed

Plea for SC to pass guidelines banning candidates with criminal charges till a law...

While laws exist disqualifying political aspirants with conviction records behind them from contesting elections, there is no bar on political aspirants facing criminal charges....
Unauthorised constructions in Kasauli: SC rebukes Himachal govt advocate for acting like a stooge

Unauthorised constructions in Kasauli: SC rebukes Himachal govt advocate for acting like a stooge

The apex court on Wednesday (August 9) slammed an advocate appearing for Himachal Pradesh government by calling him a chamach (spoon) of the state...
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal/Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Justice Gita Mittal bids adieu to Delhi HC, says she will miss Delhi because...

The Delhi High Court saw a full court reference on Thursday (August 8) to honour Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal who is set to...
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Begging no more a crime in National Capital Region, orders Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (August 8) directed that penal provisions associated with...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

SC reserved judgment on adultery case

The Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, Rohington Fali Nariman and Indu Malhotra concluded...
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Rizwanur Rehman death case: SC may hear discharge application if witnesses not produced by...

The case of the death of a 30-year old computer programmer Rizwanur Rehman, who died under suspicious circumstances in Kolkata on September 21, 2007...
Dengue, Chikungunya threat: Delhi HC wants authorities to keep NCR clean

Dengue, Chikungunya threat: Delhi HC wants authorities to keep NCR clean

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (August 7) directed Delhi government and civic authorities to maintain cleanliness around National Capital Region (NCR) to control...
CPI workers protesting against the Muzaffarpur shelter home

Muzaffarpur shelter home: SC rebukes Centre, Bihar govt for not doing social audit

Above: CPI workers protesting against the Muzaffarpur shelter home   The Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 7) rebuked Centre and the Bihar government for doing...
(Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting with leaders of the political parties of Assam, in Guwahati (file pic). Photo: UNI

SC bench slams top NRC draft officials for statements to the media; next time...

Above: (Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting  with leaders of...
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Delhi HC asks Centre, L-G why Police Complaints Authority was formed without consulting AAP...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (August 7) sought replies from Central government and L-G of Delhi, Anil Baijal as why the Police Complaints...

Justice KM Joseph’s swearing-in order remains lowest, gets court No. 3 on his opening...

As three new Supreme Court judges were sworn in by Chief Justice Dipak Misra Tuesday (August 7) morning, the troubling issue of Uttarakhand Chief...
Restoration and maintenance of Rajghat: Delhi HC rebukes CPWD for delay, asks to submit action taken report in 15 days

Restoration and maintenance of Rajghat: Delhi HC rebukes CPWD for delay, asks to submit...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 6) reprimanded Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for giving repeated assurances to the court that it will...
Delhi HC grants bail to former Andhra Bank director, allegedly involved in multi-crore bank fraud

Delhi HC grants bail to former Andhra Bank director, allegedly involved in multi-crore bank...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 6) granted bail to Anup Prakash Garg, former Andhra Bank director, who was arrested by Enforcement Directorate...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (August 6) directed CBI to take stringent action against the authorities who have allowed illegal and unauthorized construction...
Hearing on Article 35A: Justice Chandrachud unavailable, SC adjourns matter to August 27

Hearing on Article 35A: Justice Chandrachud unavailable, SC adjourns matter to August 27

The apex court on Monday (August 6) adjourned the hearing of the plea challenging the validity of Article 35A in Jammu & Kashmir to...
Prescription Sans Diagnosis: A Case of Culpable Neglect

Prescription Sans Diagnosis: A Case of Culpable Neglect

The Bombay High Court refused to grant anticipatory bail to a doctor couple, saying they were guilty of criminal negligence in the death of...
Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Above: Policemen K Jithukumar (right) and SV Sreekumar For the first time ever, a court has awarded the death sentence to two policemen, sending a...
Manipur Fake Encounters: Director’s Special

Manipur Fake Encounters: Director’s Special

Above: Protesters in Imphal demanding a probe into fake encounter cases The apex court summons the CBI chief and gives him a tongue-lashing over the...
Judges’ Appointments: Falling in Line

Judges’ Appointments: Falling in Line

Above: Uttarakhand HC CJ KM Joseph’s long wait for elevation to the SC ended with the government’s formal announcement on Aug/Photo: rediff.com After stonewalling the...
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Complaints received; govt sends back names of 2 lawyers recommended for elevation as judges

The government has sent back to the Supreme Court Collegium names of two advocates of the Allahabad High Court that had been recommended by...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC awards compensation of Rs 10 lakh to school boy who died after...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (August 3) awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the mother of the 11-year-old boy who had...
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Oudh Bar Association, governing council decides to skip orientation meeting

The governing council of the Oudh Bar Association, in its emergent meeting on Thursday (August 2) resolved that it would not attend the orientation...
Saradha scam: SC restrains ED from taking any punitive action against Nalini Chidambaram

Saradha scam: SC restrains ED from taking any punitive action against Nalini Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 3) restrained Enforcement Directorate (ED) from taking any punitive action against Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union minister...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC imposes a fine of Rs 25k for filing a frivolous PIL

The apex court on Friday (August 3) rebuked a petitioner, Reepak Kansal and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 for filing a frivolous PIL. The...
Punishing only man for adultery is violative of right to equality, observes SC

Punishing only man for adultery is violative of right to equality, observes SC

The apex court on Thursday (August 2) observed that if a married woman makes a relationship with a married man, then why should only...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC grants four weeks time to Ruia brothers to file their replies on...

The Delhi High Court is hearing a CBI plea challenging the acquittal of Essar Group promoters’ Ravikant Ruia, Anshuman Ruia and the proprietors of...
Vehicular pollution: SC tells Centre to explore possibility for establishing govt emission testing centre especially for petrol and diesel vehicles

Vehicular pollution: SC tells Centre to explore possibility for establishing govt emission testing centre...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (August 2) asked the Central government to explore the possibility to establish government central testing centre for emission especially...
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SC says no to even morphed images of child rape victims in media

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, which had taken sou moto cognisance of the horrific rape of children at...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

SC asks Centre, says why pay-scale benefits to the non-judicial staff of lower courts...

The apex court on Thursday (August 2) slammed the Centre for not extending pay-scale benefits to the non-judicial staff of subordinate courts as advocated...
Delhi HC seeks reply on illegal plying of rickshaws

Delhi HC seeks clarification on illegal e-rickshaws

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 1) sought to know from the Delhi government and Traffic Department about the steps taken...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

SC reserves verdict on Sabarimala temple issue

Sabarimala templeAs hearings on the ban on entry of women (aged 10 - 50) to the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala concluded at the...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

The issue of banning firecrackers in the Delhi NCR region came up again before eh Supreme Court and the bench of Justices A K...
‘Accidental Prime Minister’ in a legal spot

‘Accidental Prime Minister’ in a legal spot

The massive Rs 5,400 scam, in which Maharashtra businessman Ratnakar Gutte, promoter of Gangakhed Sugar and Energy Limited, had taken loans in the names...
SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

Scope of Vaishno Devi mule owners’ case may be widened by SC

The scope on mule owners’ grievance on the Vaishno Devi pilgrim route – they have lost traditional business due to various reasons – seemed...
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Rape case: Counsel demands Kerala priest to be treated under POSCO; SC discharges doctors

In the trial of a Catholic priest of Kerala, more than a year after he was arrested on charges of raping and impregnating a...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Delhi govt cannot cask for Aadhaar to provide maternity scheme to pregnant and lactating...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (August 1) said that there was no legal...
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Cheque bounced case: Man acquitted by SC, because he signed just as an employee

In a case of bounced cheques that has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, it...
INX Media case

INX Media case: Delhi HC extends interim protection for P Chidambaram to Sept. 28

Delhi High Court judge, Justice A K Pathak on Wednesday (August 1) extended the interim protection granted to senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P...
We’ll do what’s right; those excluded must be given a fair chance to prove claims: SC on NRC draft

We’ll do what’s right; those excluded must be given a fair chance to prove...

Amid a raging political uproar over the exclusion of a staggering 40 lakh people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published in Assam,...
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Female genital mutilation a violation of human rights and punishable via POCSO Act statues,...

The apex court on Tuesday (July 31) was informed by the Senior Counsel Shyam Divan that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in...
Delhi’s overall taxi policy will be ready in 2 months, Govt tells high court

Delhi’s overall taxi policy will be ready in 2 months, Govt tells high court

The Delhi government on Tuesday (July 31) informed the Delhi High Court that the New City Taxi Policy and the Licensing and Regulations of...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC tells Delhi govt to submit status report on State Inspection Committee for...

The Delhi High Court is hearing a matter in which it has taken a suo motu cognizance of the Times of India report “Why...
Think beyond four walls of law, or repercussion will be harsh, counsel for Sabarimala temple tells SC

Think beyond four walls of law, or repercussion will be harsh, counsel for Sabarimala...

The counsel arguing for the ban of entry of women aged 10-50 years to the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Keralaon Tuesday (July 31) tried to...
Vrindavan widows: SC accepts expert committee recommendations

Vrindavan widows: SC accepts expert committee recommendations

The apex court on Tuesday (July 31) accepted the recommendations of expert committee which was constituted to suggest measures to rehabilitate Vrindavan widows and...
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Manipur extra-judicial killings: Prune the layers of investigating officers from six to two and...

By Rajesh Kumar The apex court on Monday (July 30) told CBI to prune the layer of investigating officers in Manipur extra-judicial killings case from...
Explain why Flipkart, Amazon flouting FDI rules by creating Name Lending companies, Delhi HC asks Centre

Explain why Flipkart, Amazon flouting FDI rules by creating Name Lending companies, Delhi HC...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (July 30) sought Centre’s reply whether e-commerce companies Flipkart and Amazon had circumvented FDI rules (Press Note No 3...
NGT declines Vedanta’s request seeking to reopen and maintain Sterlite plant

NGT declines Vedanta’s request seeking to reopen and maintain Sterlite plant

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (July 30) declined Vedanta’s request to grant interim stay on the Tamil Nadu government’s order to shut...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Cases of under-trial prisoners being expedited up, AG tells SC

The issue of speedy trial of under-trial prisoners is getting better in the country, Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal on Monday (July 30)...
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Thalassaemia treatment: SC asks govt to put on website its public policy

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (July 30) ordered that the government...
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Police Reforms: If case of sudden vacancy in DGP post, interim DGP has to...

The apex court on Monday (July 30) said that if there is sudden vacancy in the post of Director General of Police (DGP), then...
Illegal Telephone Exchange case: Dyandhi Maran will have to face trial, says SC

Illegal Telephone Exchange case: Dyandhi Maran will have to face trial, says SC

Former minister Dyandhi Maran will have to face trial in the Illegal Telephone Exchange case, the Supreme Court ordered on Monday (July 30). The court refused...
Delhi HC orders JNU to give admissions to successful candidates belonging to disabled category in MPhil, PhD courses

Delhi HC orders JNU to give admissions to successful candidates belonging to disabled category...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 27) ordered the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to give admissions in MPhil and PhD courses to the...
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Manipur extra-judicial killings case: Slow progress in investigation irks SC, CBI Director summoned

The apex court on Friday (July 27) slammed the CBI for slow progress in the investigation into the case pertaining to the alleged extra-judicial...
SC says Aadhaar Act constitutionally valid, strikes down some provisions

Use Aadhaar details to track down missing people, says plea in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 27) issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed regarding the utilisation of the biometric details in Aadhaar...
Delhi HC takes active steps to solve health problems of Rohini Ashram inmates

Delhi HC takes active steps to solve health problems of Rohini Ashram inmates

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 27), reacting to reports that health of women inmates of the Adhyatamik Vishwavidyalaya Ashram at Rohini are...
Male acid attack victims for compensation: SC tags matter with main petition

Male acid attack victims for compensation: SC tags matter with main petition

A petition seeking inclusion of male acid attack victims for compensation was heard in the apex court on Friday (July 27). Petitioner Anuja Kapoor told...
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Unitech case: Rs 21 crore deposited to be disbursed to home buyers, says SC

In the Unitech case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Friday (July 27)...
Taekwondo team for Asian Games: Delhi HC appoints observer as 6 players protest selection process

Taekwondo team for Asian Games: Delhi HC appoints observer as 6 players protest selection...

Entry of legal guardians of the country into the sporting arena had started early, with the Supreme Court’s intervention into the IPL match-fixing scandal....
Sabarimala case: CJI observes that ban on women is violative of their fundamental rights

Sabarimala case: CJI observes that ban on women is violative of their fundamental rights

The Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra,...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi felling of trees: Delhi HC orders status quo till next hearing

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, irked at the mass felling of trees in...
Water-logging in Delhi: Delhi HC tells Irrigation and Flood Control Department to map all problem areas

Water-logging in Delhi: Delhi HC tells Irrigation and Flood Control Department to map all...

Above: A water-logged road in NCR region (representative image)/Photo: UNI   The Delhi High Court on Thursday (July 26) issued a slew of directions to...
SC raps UP govt for filing draft Vision Document on Taj Trapezium Zone

SC raps UP govt for filing draft Vision Document on Taj Trapezium Zone

The apex court on Thursday (July 26) rapped the UP government for filing the draft Vision Document on the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) saying that why...
Punishing only man for adultery is violative of right to equality, observes SC

SC refuses to take up plea seeking special courts for MPs/MLAs practising as advocates

The apex court on Thursday (July 26) refused to take up a plea seeking setting up of special courts for cases related to MPs/MLAs...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

In the environmental issue of Delhi, the deteriorating air quality, nothing has been done by the Centre to date to ameliorate the pain of...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Sabarimala temple hearing: SC lays emphasis on women’s freedom of conscience

In hearing the Sabarimala temple case where women between certain ages aren’t allowed to enter, the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

The inauguration ceremony of the New Courts Block of the Delhi High Court was held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on Wednesday (July 25). The inauguration...
INX media case: P Chidambaram gets interim protection from Delhi HC till Aug. 1

INX media case: P Chidambaram gets interim protection from Delhi HC till Aug. 1

Delhi High Court’s Justice A K Pathak on Wednesday (July 25) granted interim protection to former finance minister P Chidambaram August 1 on an appeal by Chidambaram for...
Delhi HC clarifies that tree cutting was only restricted to area covering seven projects being re-developed by NBCC

Delhi HC issues notice on possible demolitions in Paharganj area

~By Kunal Rao Delhi High Court on Monday (July 24) issued notice to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on a plea seeking direction...
20 AAP MLAs wants original complainant to be questioned by EC; Delhi HC refers it to division bench

20 AAP MLAs wants original complainant to be questioned by EC; Delhi HC refers...

Originally disqualified by Election Commission of India (ECI) for holding “Office of Profit”, AAP MLAs have now petitioned the Delhi High Court to also...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4...

Expressing displeasure over the non-appointment of Lokpal, the apex court on Tuesday (July 24) asked the Centre to file a fresh and better affidavit...
SC decides that constitution bench will deal with the Polygamy, Nikah Halala matter

SC decides that constitution bench will deal with the Polygamy, Nikah Halala matter

The apex court on Monday (July 23) decided that constitution bench will adjudicate a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice...
Case on book on Ramdev to be dealt by the HC, says SC

Case on book on Ramdev to be dealt with by HC, says SC

Above: Baba Ramdev The Supreme Court on Monday (July 23) said that the case against the stay on the book “Godman to Tycoon”, brought out...
(Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah

Jay Shah defamation suit: SC stays trial against Journalist Rohini Singh and The Wire...

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The apex court on Monday (July 23) stayed the trial proceedings against Journalist Rohini Singh...
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P Chidambaram interim protection extended till August 7

CBI special judge OP Saini on Monday (July 23) extended former finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail till August 7. Chidambaram had approached the court after...
Supreme Court allows Karti to travel abroad

Supreme Court allows Karti to travel abroad

Above: Karti Chidambaram  (file pic) The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Court proceedings: Live streaming can be started with CJI court only as a test case, says AG

Court proceedings: Live streaming can be started with CJI court only as a test...

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday (July 23) suggested to the apex court that live recording of court proceedings should only be allowed in...
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Alwar lynching incident: SC to hear plea seeking action against Rajasthan, Haryana and UP

The recent Alwar lynching incident has reached the doorsteps of the apex court as on Monday (July 23) a plea was filed seeking contempt...
Delhi HC sets aside JNU order imposing Rs 10k fine on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi HC sets aside JNU order imposing Rs 10k fine on former JNUSU President...

Above: Kanhaiya Kumar (file pic) The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 22) set aside a JNU order imposing Rs 10,000 fine on former JNUSU...
Ayodhya land dispute: SC reserves judgment on whether case should go to larger bench

Ayodhya land dispute: SC reserves judgment on whether case should go to larger bench

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer on Friday (July 20) completed its hearing...
Daati Maharaj rape case: Delhi HC seeks reply from Delhi Police on plea seeking CBI probe against Daati and others

Daati Maharaj rape case: Delhi HC seeks reply from Delhi Police on plea seeking...

Above: Daati Maharaj (file picture) The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 22) sought reply from the Delhi Police on the plea filed by...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI...

The apex court on Friday (July 20) said that bail can’t be granted to former IGP Zahur Haidar Zaidi  (petitioner) and former Shimla SP...
Pradyuman murder case

Pradyuman murder case: SC refuses bail to accused juvenile

The apex court on Friday (July 20) denied bail to juvenile accused in the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur by upholding the decision of...
SC to take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in Tamil Nadu on July 23

SC to take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in Tamil Nadu...

The apex court on Friday (July 20) said that it would take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in all higher education...
Centre seeks 3 weeks’ time to respond to the pleas by crypto exchanges, challenging RBI order ceasing cryptocurrency transactions

Centre seeks 3 weeks’ time to respond to the pleas by crypto exchanges, challenging...

The Centre on Friday (July 20) sought three weeks time from the top court to file replies to the pleas by crypto exchanges, challenging...
AgustaWestland case: Delhi court will act upon recent chargesheet by ED on July 23

AgustaWestland case: Delhi court will act upon recent chargesheet by ED on July 23

The Patiala House court will act upon recent supplementary chargesheet by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the AgustaWestland money laundering case against former Air Force...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Delhi HC asks Govt what steps have been taken to set up rooms to...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Thursday (July 19) sought replies from Centre, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Delhi government, New Delhi...
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Delhi HC expresses concern on the defacement of Mandoli jail, tells authorities to take...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (July 19) said that the defacement of Mandoli jail should be given adequate attention by the civic authorities...
Delhi HC to Delhi govt: Ensure registration of vehicles belonging to PM, V-P, President and L-G

Delhi HC to Delhi govt: Ensure registration of vehicles belonging to PM, V-P, President...

The Delhi High Court has directed Prime Minister, President, Vice-President and L-G to register their official vehicles with transport department of the Delhi government....
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Unauthorized constructions, Delhi sealings: SC wants 48-hour notification to all law-breakers

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Wednesday (July 18) came down heavily on the laxity of the Delhi government...
Special judge in bribery soup: Delhi HC bench refuses to top inquiry, but allows judge to view CCTV footage

Special judge in bribery soup: Delhi HC bench refuses to top inquiry, but allows...

~By Kunal Rao Senior Civil Judge Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, against whom the full court reference of the Delhi High Court had continued an inquiry over...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till...

Justice Ms Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court made it clear on Wednesday (July 18) to Jawaharlal Nehru University to not to take any coercive...
Women entry into Sabarimala temple: Apex court adjourns hearing till tomorrow

Women entry into Sabarimala temple: Apex court adjourns hearing till tomorrow

Above: Sabrimala temple (file pic)/Photo: UNI   The apex court on Monday (July 17) adjourned the hearing of the plea seeking entry of women in...
Delhi HC wants to deal with disabled candidates specially, asks JNU to release other results

Delhi HC wants to deal with disabled candidates specially, asks JNU to release other...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (July 17) directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to release the results of the candidates except for candidates who...
SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by Centre

SC cracks the whip against cow vigilantes, red flags need for new law by...

Supreme Court issues asks Centre if new law can be framedto check mob lynchings, says mobocracy cannot be allowed in the country In what seemed...
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MBBS entrance exam fraud: Two acquitted J&K students allowed to resume classes by SC

Supreme Court bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao on Tuesday (July 17) allowed the students acquitted by the J&K High...
Solid waste management: Gurugram landfills include plastic, SC informed

Solid waste management: Gurugram landfills include plastic, SC informed

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Monday (July 16) was informed by the ASG Pinky Anand appearing...
AIIMS directed to gather data on poppy cultivation and narcotics supplies

AIIMS directed to gather data on poppy cultivation and narcotics supplies

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (July 16) was informed...
Delhi HC takes note of frivolous petitions on unauthorized constructions, asks Registry to furnish details on all of them

Delhi HC flays dubious pleas on unauthorized constructions

~By Kunal Rao Taking note of frivolous petitions, the Delhi High Court has directed the Registrar (Writ) to give the details of over 15...
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Missing evidence to be probed in Saradha scam: SC tells petitioner to approach trial...

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 16) asked a petitioner who wanted the top court interference into some missing evidence to be investigated in...
“Can an actor be held liable for the dialogues?” asks Delhi HC

“Can an actor be held liable for the dialogues?” asks Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday (July 16) asked whether an actor can be held liable for the dialogues and does it amount to...
Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter

Case Against Wife: Rajinikanth’s Burden

Above: Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter As the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth readies to take the plunge into politics, opponents are likely...
Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI

Punjab Police Rules: Crime and Caste

Above: Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI The Punjab...
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Delhi HC casts aspersions on the functioning of state machinery during 1984 riots

~By Kunal Rao Casting aspersions on the functioning of the state machinery during 1984 riots, the Delhi High court asked why it couldn’t stop the...
Selfie, No Sex

Selfie, No Sex

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya A Delhi techie’s plea for divorce on grounds that his wife was obsessed with social media shows that as people...
Shopian shooting: J&K govt justifies FIR against Maj Aditya Kumar, urges SC to implead all states AFSPA-imposed states

Shopian shooting: J&K govt justifies FIR against Maj Aditya Kumar, urges SC to implead...

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI The Jammu and Kashmir government has filed an affidavit in the apex court...
Delhi CS Anshu Prakash along with two officers face Delhi HC ire for not responding to Delhi Assembly’s queries

Delhi CS Anshu Prakash along with two officers face Delhi HC ire for not...

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat (file pic) The Delhi HC on Friday...
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Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: Former IGP Zaidi wanted to dispose of...

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI informed the apex court on Friday (July 13) that a lady inspector has confessed that former...
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Delhi HC says encroachment on Vasant Vihar forest land has to be cleared

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Friday (July 13) noted that jhuggis in...
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SC to Centre: Explain the move to monitor social media buzz

The Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on Friday (July 13) asked Centre to file its...
CBI indicates at the closure of the investigation into Najeeb Ahmed disappearance

CBI indicates at the closure of the investigation into Najeeb Ahmed disappearance

The CBI on Friday (July 13) indicated the closure of the investigation into the JNU student Najeeb Ahmed disappearance saying there is no proof...
Solid waste management: SC asks why ‘Superman’ LG’s men don’t attend meetings

Solid waste management: SC asks why ‘Superman’ LG’s men don’t attend meetings

The apex court on Thursday (July 12) slammed the Lieutenant Governor of New Delhi, Anil Baijal, for overlooking the issue of solid waste management...
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SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

The Supreme Court on Thursday (July 12) observed that the compensation for the hit and run victims should be increased to Rs 2 lakh...
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Ecological imbalance: SC tells 8 states to respond on the formation of elephant corridors

Above: Photo by Shipra Das  The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Thursday (July 12) told UP, Haryana, Punjab,...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

Delhi environment, water issues: SC comes down heavily on Centre, Delhi government

The flagrant violation of building and city codes in Delhi, the depletion of ground water and the sad state of the Yamuna beside the...
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Promotion matter to come up before constitutional bench

The issue about promotions – a reaction to an SLP preferred by the Centre against the August 2017 judgment of the Delhi High Court...
SC cancels all industrial expansion plans within Taj Trapezium Zone

SC cancels all industrial expansion plans within Taj Trapezium Zone

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Wednesday (July 11) cancelled all industrial expansion plans that the government had allowed...
Section 377 hearing Recusal of AG Venugopal from case creates a flutter

Section 377 hearing: Recusal of AG Venugopal from case creates a flutter

Even as the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and...
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Delhi HC asks Delhi Metro to copy disabled friendly ways of London Tube

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (July 10) sought reply from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) whether the facility which is provided to disabled...
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States get 3 more months to appoint Lokayukta

The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) granted three more months to the States to appoint Lokayukta or Uplokayukta after being informed by the...
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Solid waste management: States fined for not filing updates

Justice Lokur says two-thirds of the country believes that law does not exist The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on...
SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

SC reserves judgement in ISRO spy case

Above: S Nambi Narayanan (file pic) The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) reserved its judgement on a plea by former ISRO Scientist S...
Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram and son Karti’s interim protection of arrest extended till August 7

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram and son Karti’s interim protection extended till August 7

Patiala House court on Tuesday (July 10) extended the protection from arrest to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the...
SC allows plea seeking interpretation of Article 239AA

SC allows plea seeking interpretation of Article 239AA

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 10) has decided to take hear the plea seeking interpretation of Article 239AA. The matter was mentioned before...
Kathua rape-murder: SC transfers accused from Kathua jail to jail nearby Pathankot for speedy trial

Kathua rape-murder: SC transfers accused from Kathua jail to jail nearby Pathankot for speedy...

The apex court on Monday (July 9) ordered that the accused in the Kathua rape-murder should be transferred from Kathua jail to Gurdaspur district...
SC turns down Centre’s plea to postpone hearing on Section 377 matter; hearing set for Tuesday

SC turns down Centre’s plea to postpone hearing on Section 377 matter; hearing set...

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 9) turned down an appeal from the Centre to postpone by four weeks the constitutional matter relating to...
Air pollution matter: No counsel appears for Delhi govt, SC imposes Rs 1 lakh fine

Air pollution matter: No counsel appears for Delhi govt, SC imposes Rs 1 lakh...

The apex court on Monday (July 9) imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Delhi government as no counsel appeared on behalf...
SC asks Centre to look into PIL wanting 61 Rohingya refugees to be released from jail

SC asks Centre to look into PIL wanting 61 Rohingya refugees to be released...

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 9) asked the Centre to look into a PIL seeking release from jail of 61 Rohingya refugees, jailed...
SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to prepare guidelines

SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to...

The apex court on Monday (July 9) in-principle agreed to live streaming of court proceedings saying that it gives credence to open court concept...
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SC to private hospitals: Provide free of cost treatment to 10% IPD, 25% OPD...

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 9) ordered Moolchand, Rockland, St Stephans and Sitaram Bharitiya Hospital to provide free of cost treatment to 10...
Sathyasri Sharmila, India's first transgender lawyer

Transgenders: Making Legal History

Above: Sathyasri Sharmila, India's first transgender lawyer In an inspiring move, the Madras High Court has allowed a trangender to enrol herself in the Bar...
Sunanda Pushkar death case: Patiala House court grants regular bail to Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Patiala House court grants regular bail to Tharoor

Patiala House Court grants regular bail to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, to scrutinise documents consider Subramanian Swamy’s application on July 26 Two days after he...
Illegal construction in Delhi: Delhi HC directs CBI to take stringent action against the authorities, and file monthly status reports

Law students facing attendance deficit can write exams: Delhi HC

In a major relief to the law students of Faculty of Law, the Delhi HC has set aside an order detaining them to sit...
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CJI is the master of roster, rules apex court

The apex court on Friday (July 6) ruled that CJI is the master of the roster as it has statutory and judicial backing and  ...
Mithun’s wife and son moves Rohini court for anticipatory bail

Mithun’s wife and son moves Rohini court for anticipatory bail

Filmstar Mithun Chakraborty’s wife Yogita Bali and son Mahaakshay on Friday (July 6) filed a plea in Rohini court seeking anticipatory bail. The Rohini court...
Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel / Photo: Anil Shakya Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel who retired from Supreme Court today defended his judgment (he was part...
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SC refuses to interfere in holding of Part 3 of exam

The Supreme Court bench of Justice S A Bobde and L  Nageswara Rao on Friday (July 6) said that it did not want to intervene into the...
Ayodhya matter: Constitution bench should adjudicate whether mosques are an essential part of Islam or not, says Dhavan

Ayodhya matter: Constitution bench should adjudicate whether mosques are an essential part of Islam...

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
Daati Maharaj (file pic)

Delhi HC slams Delhi Police for not arresting rape accused Daati Maharaj

Above: Daati Maharaj (file pic) ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 6) came down heavily on Delhi Police for not arresting self-styled...
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Delhi HC continues interim stay on strike by DMRC staff

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 6) said that the interim stay on the strike by the DMRC employees will continue while directing...
Delhi HC seeks reply from Centre, AIIMS for denying reservation to acid attack victim

Delhi HC seeks reply from Centre, AIIMS for denying reservation to acid attack victim

The Delhi High Court on Friday (July 6) asked Central government and AIIMS as why an acid attack victim (petitioner) has been denied reservation...
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SC: Forest rest houses can’t be handed over to private firms in the name...

The apex court on Thursday (July 5) ruled that forest rest houses or inspection bungalows can’t be handed over to private companies or commercial...
Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death: Shashi Tharoor granted anticipatory bail

The Patiala House Court on Thursday (July 5) granted anticipatory bail to accused MP Shashi Tharoor in the Sunanda Pushkar death case. The Court...
Unitech

Apex court orders auction of 3 Unitech properties

The Supreme Court on Thursday (July 5) ordered the auctioning of three Unitech properties and also directed Unitech to submit list of all its...
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Allotment of SC lawyer chamber to kin challenged

The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Thursday (July 5) ordered the circulation of a letter seeking termination of a...
SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients

SC expresses displeasure over the non-implementation of programmes for leprosy patients, issues directions

A Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Thursday (July 5) expressed strong displeasure at the non-implementation...
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43 children have died so far through drug abuse, SC told

The apex court on Thursday (July 5) asked Central government what steps have been taken for the implementation of national action plan for children...
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SC bans crypto currency trading, gives teeth to RBI circular

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on crypto currencies, sanctifying an earlier RBI order for all financial institutions in India to desist from...
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Delhi HC pulls up authorities for non-maintenance of Rajghat, issues orders

The case of lack of maintenance of the samadhi of Bapu (Father of the Nation) Mahatama Gandhi) at Rajghat, the Delhi High Court bench...
Centre tells SC it has withdrawn idea of social media monitoring hub

Karthi Chidambaram case comes up before SC on July 26

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) versus Karthi P Chidambaram case has been listed before Supreme Court for hearing on July 26. The top court...