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SC To Take Up On Jan 31 Subramanian Swamy’s Plea To Take Temple Boards...

The Supreme Court will take up on January 31 the   BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea to relieve the Travancore and Cochin Devaswom Board of...
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NGT directs Railways to conduct water, energy audit on 36 identified major railway stations

The National Green Tribunal directed Indian Railways to conduct water and energy audit on 36 identified major railway stations within three months. The green panel...
Yerwada Jail, Pune

SC directs Chief Secretaries of all States to personally appear and submit suggestions on...

The apex court on Tuesday (Jan 22) directed the Chief Secretaries of all the States to personally appear and submit their inputs on the...
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SC pulls up Registrar General, Karnataka HC for laxity in filling up civil judge...

Supreme Court on Tuesday (Jan 22) pulled up Registrar General (RG) of Karnataka High Court for short listing only 33 civil judge posts as...

Playing Foul with Fuel

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking transparency and fairness at petrol pumps across the country By Vrinda Agarwal High petrol and diesel...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC asks Delhi Minorities Commission why dress code be not allowed in DSSSB...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (Jan 21) issued notice to Delhi Minorities Commission and sought reply on why a dress code can’t be...
Patiala House Court

NSA Ajit Doval’s Son Moves Court For Criminal Defamation Against Jairam Ramesh

The National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval' son Vivek Doval has moved Patiala House Court in a criminal defamation complaint against Congress leader Jairam...
Madras High Court

Madras HC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea Challenging Reservation For Poor In General Category

The Madras High Court has issued notice to the union government to reply by February 18 on a petition that challenged the centre’s decision...
Karti Chidambaram

SC To Hear Karti’s Plea To Go Abroad Next Monday

The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to file a reply on a plea by Karti Chidambaram, son of the former finance minister P...

Wrestler Narsingh Moves Delhi HC Seeking Time Frame For CBI Probe Conclusion

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a time frame for conclusion of the inquiry, which was initiated in 2016 along...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses PIL seeking ban on candidates with pending criminal cases from contesting polls

The Supreme Court has granted the petitioner liberty to move a similar request before the Election Commission of India The Supreme Court, on Monday (January...
A series of protests had led the Siddaramaiah government to drop the project earlier/Photo: Shruthi Mohany/your story

Bengaluru Flyover Project: Thou Shalt Not Steel

Above: A series of protests had led the Siddaramaiah government to drop the project earlier/Photo: Shruthi Mohany/your story A flyover which was meant to ease...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Above: Representative image/ Photo: Anil Shakya The Kerala High Court has quashed the premature release of 209 prisoners by the state government as it found...
An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather

Char Dham Project: Rocky Mountain High

Above: An all-weather route to the Char Dham is likely to ease travel disrupted by inclement weather The controversial Char Dham project which aims to...

Compassionate Appointment: A Legitimate Demand

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The Supreme Court held that a person born of a void marriage is entitled to such appointment and ensured the...
Dance Bar

Dance Bars: Dancing The Night Away

The apex court strikes down several provisions of state laws imposed in 2016 that placed curbs on the functioning of Mumbai’s once famous dance...

Shivaji Memorial: Concrete Questions

Above: PM Modi performing jal pujan for the Shivaji memorial project/Photo: UNI The apex court has issued notice to Maharashtra and the environment ministry against...

Education Loan: Of Sons & Fathers

In a poignant case where a father wanted his son to repay a loan he had given, the Bombay High Court said parents are...
Madras High Court

DMK Challenges 10 Per Cent Reservation for Poor In General Category in Madras HC

The DMK, the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu on Friday moved the Madras High Court challenging the 10 percent reservation for the poor...
Sabarimala Temple in Kerala

Women who entered Sabrimala Temple knocks SC door seeking police protection

The Supreme Court has decided to hear on Friday, a plea by two women who entered Sabrimala Temple seeking police protection. Senior Counsel on Thursday...
National Green Tribunal

Deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday or face punitive action: NGT to Volkswagen

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed German car maker Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in pursuant to its November 2018...
Senior Advocate Sanjay Jain appointed as ASG in Supreme Court

Senior Advocate Sanjay Jain appointed as ASG in Supreme Court

Senior advocate Sanjay Jain has been appointed as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India for the Supreme Court. As per the central government...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC sets aside Delhi govt circular mandating vaccination without consent from beneficiaries and...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Jan 15) set aside a Delhi government circular which mandated measles-rubella (MR) vaccination for students up till the...
(L-R) BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Supreme Court Deflates BJP Rath, No Yatra For Shah And Party Through West Bengal

In a major setback for the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday did not give any relief to the BJP in its quest to...
Tihar jail

Delhi HC asks Tihar jail authorities why can’t Unani medication, hot water be provided...

A plea has been filed by a Tihar jail prisoner in Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Delhi government to provide him Unani...
2002 Gujarat riots

SC Postpones Zakia Jafri’s Plea Challenging Modi Clean Chit to Four Weeks

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it will hear after four weeks a plea by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit by the...

Is wearing turban compulsory for the practice of Sikh religion? SC asks

A PIL filed by a Delhi-based cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri where the question is whether wearing a helmet was essential in sports such as...
Removal of loudspeakers from religious places: Delhi HC raps petitioner for non-filing of rejoinder

Removal of loudspeakers from religious places: Delhi HC raps petitioner for non-filing of rejoinder

The Delhi High Court had issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on public interest litigation for removal of loudspeakers from the top...
Murder of woman officer in Kasauli: SC disposes of matter

Murder of woman officer in Kasauli: SC disposes of matter

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (Jan 15) was informed by the Himachal Pradesh government through a status report that all the unauthorised constructions in...
Abortion

Calcutta HC Sets Up Medical Board For Report On Women Seeking To Abort 24...

The Calcutta High Court will set up a medical board to consider the request of a 32-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC asks Traffic Police to file status report on pressure horns, modified silencers

The Delhi High Court on Monday (Jan 14) was informed that despite the ban on the use of pressure horns and modified silencers, the...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

SC dismisses plea on Kejriwal’s hunger strike, dharna outside L-G office last year

The apex court on Monday (Jan 14) dismissed a plea challenging Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s move of hunger strike and dharna outside office of...
Sajjan Kumar

Sajjan Kumar conviction in anti-Sikh riots: SC asks CBI to respond

The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan 14) asked CBI to respond to a plea of Sajjan Kumar challenging his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The...
Ericsson-Reliance Communications Tussle: Caught in a Tangle

Ericsson-Reliance Communications Tussle: Caught in a Tangle

RCom’s attempt to pay Ericsson for its services with a plan to sell airwaves to Reliance Jio has led to a triangular contest and...
MP High Court

Judges’ Criminal Record: No Room for Error

Above: The division bench of the MP High Court cited three past verdicts to justify its decision/Photo: barandbench.com The MP High Court dismissed the petitions...
There are around 100 professional spas and massage parlours in Chennai which abide by the law/Photo: justdial.com

Chennai’s Spas & Massage Parlours: Brothel Brouhaha

Above: There are around 100 professional spas and massage parlours in Chennai which abide by the law/Photo: justdial.com In a scathing indictment of the police,...
(L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna

CJI Leads by Example

Above: (L-R) Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna The SC Collegium has recommended two more names for elevation as justices of the apex court,...

Delhi Court Winds Up Witnesses Recording in MJ Akbar Defamation Case

Recording of witnesses statements was concluded on Friday in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal at the Patiala House Court in...
Christian Michel

British High Commission Gets Consular Access To Middleman Christian Michel

The British High Commission in India on Friday got consular access to Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. The...
Aircel-Maxis case

Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to P Chidambaram extended till Feb 1

A Delhi court Friday extended till February 1 interim protection from arrest to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti from arrest in...
1984 anti-Sikh riots

SC To Hear Sajjan Kumar’s Plea Against 1984 Riots Conviction on Jan 14

The Supreme Court will hear former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea against his conviction in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case on January 14.  Kumar...
Madhya Pradesh High Court

Can’t Give Job Back To Woman Judge Who Resigned: MP HC To SC

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has said it would not be possible to re-employ a former woman judge who had had quit her job...

SC tells Chief Wildlife Warden of states to file report mentioning age of all...

Above: Photo by Shipra Das The Supreme Court on Friday (Jan 11) directed Chief Wildlife Warden of all the states to submit a report...
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SC begins hearing on the allowances’ disparity to Indian military officers in Bhutan

A plea citing disparity between the allowance paid to Indian military officers in Bhutan and the foreign allowances paid to the Ministry of External...
DePuy

Compensation have been awarded to the persons affected by faulty hip implant surgeries: Centre...

The Supreme Court on Friday was informed by the Centre that the compensation have been awarded to the persons who have undergone DePuy ASR...

Aadhaar-Voter ID: “No Linking of Both Cards”

Despite a plea for urgent listing of matter seeking linking of Aadhaar with Voter ID to prevent bogus voting, the Court dismissed it The apex...
Supreme Court

Information Technology Act: Supreme Shock

Taken aback by the continued misuse of the extinct Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, a law it ordered scrapped in 2015, the...
After 77 Days, Alok Verma Returns To Director’s 10th Floor Office At CBI HQ

Suspended CBI DSP Devender Kumar moves Delhi HC seeking prohibition on transfers by CBI

Suspended CBI DSP Devender Kumar on Thursday moved an application in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to CBI not to allow the officers...
The Accidental Prime Minister trailer

SC refuses plea seeking ban on The Accidental Prime Minister trailer

The apex court on Thursday refused to entertain a SLP seeking ban on the trailer of the film The Accidental Prime Minister. Petitioner Poonam Mahajan,...
Supreme Court

SC proposes panel comprising Nilekani, Vijay Bhatkar for holding online exams without leaks

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Jan 10) recommended constitution of a committee comprising Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar to devise...

National Herald case: SC allows Sonia & Rahul to file fresh affidavit in assessment...

Congress leaders had claimed that a circular issued by the CBDT on December 31 was hurriedly withdrawn by the government as it vindicated their...
No Stay from SC on NGT’s Order To Reopen Tuticorn Sterlite Plant

No Stay from SC on NGT’s Order To Reopen Tuticorn Sterlite Plant

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the National Green Tribunal’s order that set aside the Tamil Nadu government's decision to close Vedeanta’s...
(L-R) BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

We are ready to reschedule rath yatra: Bengal BJP tells SC

The Bengal BJP told Supreme Court on Tuesday that it is ready to reschedule the rath yatra in the state and sought West Bengal...

Give Full Benefits To Retired RAW Officer, Delhi HC Tells Centre

In a major embarrassment for the Centre, the Delhi High Court has ordered  that a RAW agent who was compulsorily retired four years before...
Andhra Police To Approach SC Against Transfer Of Jagan Attack Case To NIA

Andhra Police To Approach SC Against Transfer Of Jagan Attack Case To NIA

The Andhra Pradesh police are planning to approach the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s decision  to hand over the case related to the knife...

Patna High Court Rejects “Squatter” Tejaswi’s Bid To Stay On At Deputy CM’s House

Patna High Court on Monday rejected RJD leader and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav's petition challenging Bihar government's order to vacate...
EC files reply to SC on safety of EVMs

SC seeks reply from EC, Centre on tallying of VVPAT

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Centre and the Election Commission (EC) to file response on a PIL seeking direction to the poll panel...
The Accidental Prime Minister trailer

Delhi HC dismisses PIL seeking ban on trailer of Accidental Prime Minister

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking ban on the trailer of the film Accidental Prime Minister. The PIL had contended...
Electronic Voting Machines

SC refuses urgent hearing to PIL seeking Aadhaar-based voting

The apex court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking the linking of Aadhaar with Voter ID cards. The PIL which...

Dal Lake: Saving Srinagar’s Jewel

Above: Labourers de-weeding the Dal Lake to restore its former glory/Photo: UNI Quite like other water bodies in India, the Dal Lake too is dying...
Supreme Court

Trial under Section 307 can’t be quashed even if the complainant and accused arrive...

By Shivani Bhasin The Supreme Court while quashing the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the proceedings under Section 307...
Christian Michel

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel judicial custody extended till Feb 26

A Delhi court on Saturday extended judicial custody of Christian Michel, alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case till Feb 26. Special CBI Judge...

SC raps Centre over the treatment meted out to mentally ill patients in Badaun...

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org By Kunal Rao The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre on a PIL alleging...
SC tells Meghalaya govt, Centre to file status report by Jan 7 on miners trapped in rat holes mines

SC tells Meghalaya govt, Centre to file status report by Jan 7 on miners...

The Supreme Court on Friday asked Meghalaya govt and Centre to submit status report by Jan 7 on what steps have been taken to...
Supreme Court

SC rebukes Centre, tells it to file details on appointment of Lokpal

The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked Centre over the sluggish pace of progress in selection of Lokpal and directed it to place on record...
SC tells Meghalaya govt, Centre to file status report by Jan 7 on miners trapped in rat holes mines

SC asks Meghalaya govt why 15 miners still trapped in flooded mine

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Meghalaya government why 15 miners who are trapped in rat holes mines in the East Jaintia hills district...
Supreme Court

SC defers BJP’s plea for Bengal Rath Yatra to Jan 8

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the hearing of the plea by Bengal BJP against the Calcutta High Court order stopping BJP’s yatra in...
Above: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC To Hear After 2 Wks Swamy’s Plea For Abolition Of Temple Management Boards...

The Supreme Court has adjourned by three weeks petitions by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and TG Mohan Das to abolish the Devaswom Boards of...

SC to hear tomorrow plea on Meghalaya mine tragedy

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a petition seeking speedy actions to evacuate 15 miners trapped in a flooded mine in Meghalaya. A bench of...

SC Says No To Andhra HC Advocates Plea For Time To Shift From Hyderabad

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition filed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates Association, urging it to defer for...
Madras High Court

Madras HC Orders Video Recording of HIV+ Blood Donor’s Autopsy On Plea By Mother

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has ordered videography of the autopsy of a 19-year-old man, who committed suicide last week after...
Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri

Justice AK Sikri Is Executive Chairman of NALSA

Above: Justice A K Sikri/Photo: Anil Shakya President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated Justice AK Sikri as Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)...

Dead Last Year, Telgi Acquitted By Nashik Court Today

A court in Nashik district of Maharashtra has acquitted Abdul Karim Telgi and others in stamp paper scam case, on Monday. Telfgi who died in...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC Okays Composite Suit For Design Infringement And Passing Off

~By Shivani Bhasin  Delhi High Court last week held that the plaintiff in a suit, where there are two causes of action—one for infringement of...
J&K High Court Upholds Trial Court Order, Acquits All Accused

J&K High Court Upholds Trial Court Order, Acquits All Accused

~By Malvika Shankar The Jammu & Kashmir High Court has upheld the order of trial court that acquitted the in-laws of a girl who was...

All 10 Arrested in Planned Attacks With IS-Links Sent To 12 Days remand

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Thursday sent all ten  arrested by the NIA yesterday to 12 days remand. The 10 ISIS linked suspects, all with...

AgustaWestland chopper scam: ED opposes anticipatory bail plea of accused Rajiv Saxena

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday opposed anticipatory bail plea of Rajiv Saxena, accused in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. ED...
Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar death case adjourned to Jan 9

Patiala House court on Monday deferred the hearing of Sunanda Pushkar death case to January 8 owing to further compliance under section 207 CrPC. The...

Plea challenging MHA order allowing 10 agencies to conduct surveillance filed in SC

A plea has been filed on Monday in Supreme Court challenging the recent MHA notification allowing 10 agencies to conduct wiretapping. Petitioner-lawyer M L Sharma...

Bengaluru Lakes: Red Alert from Green Tribunal

Above: Bellandur lake on fire/Photo: UNI The NGT has pulled up Karnataka for the sorry state of its lakes and appointed Supreme Court judge Santosh...

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

Above: Tuticorin witnessed mayhem for 100 days this year due to the anti-Sterlite movement/Photo: UNI In a heartening move, the Madras High Court has set...
Christian Michel

Delhi court dismisses Christian Michel’s bail plea, sends him to ED custody for 7...

The Patiala House Court on Saturday dismissed bail plea of Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal and...
Christian Michel

Delhi court denies separate cell to Christian Michel but directs Tihar jail authorities to...

A Delhi court on Saturday directed Tihar jail authorities to ensure safety to Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP...
Fast track mob lynching cases, punish convicts to maximum term: SC on cow vigilantes

Ranchi Court Hands Out Life Term To Eight In 2016 Lynching Case

Above: Cow vigilantes beating people allegedly involved in cow slaughter Eight people were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Ranchi for lynching two...
(L-R) BJP president Amit Shah and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Amit Shah’s On-Off-On Off-On Rath Yatra Is Off Once Again

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed a single bench order of Thursday that allowed the BJP to carry out...
Christian Michel

Court Asks Tihar Authorities for Report on Augusta Middleman’s Michel’s Request for Separate Cell

The Patiala House Court on Friday sought a report from the Director General, Prison and Tihar Jail authority on the application from British middleman...
IT dept can scan National Herald documents: Delhi HC

Delhi HC Tells Congress Owned National Herald Newspaper To Vacate Premises In Two Weeks

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the petition filed by Associated Journals Limited, publishers of the Congress Owned National herald newspaper   challenging the eviction...
Delhi HC reserves verdict on pleas by Rakesh Asthana, Devender Kumar seeking quashing of FIRs against them

Delhi HC reserves verdict on pleas by Rakesh Asthana, Devender Kumar seeking quashing of...

A Delhi High Court single-judge bench of Justice Najmi Waziri on Thursday reserved its verdict on the pleas by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana...
Amit Shah

Calcutta HC Waves the Green Flag for Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra In West Bengal

The BJP received a shot in the arm on Thursday as the Calcutta High Court allowed the party to hold three rath yatras in...
Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Patiala House court summons accused Shashi Tharoor on July 7

Swamy’s Plea to Prosecute Tharoor In Sunanda Pushkar Case: Matter adjourned to Dec 24

The Patiala House court will pronounce the verdict in Sunanda Pushkar's death case on Monday,  December 24.  The court was expected to give its...

Sajjan Kumar Moves Delhi HC, Seeks 30 Days Time To Surrender

Former Congress leader who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High court earlier this week for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots...
NGT

NGT forms committee to frame guidelines on how to manage waste water generated by...

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday formed a committee to come up with guidelines on how to use and manage waste water generated by...
Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files chargesheet against Brajesh Thakur and others in POCSO court

Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files chargesheet against Brajesh Thakur and others in POCSO court

After investigating the Muzaffarpur shelter home case for 141 days, the CBI on Wednesday submitted chargesheet against key accused Brajesh Thakur and 20 others...
1984 anti-Sikh riots

Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi court adjourns hearing of second case against Sajjan Kumar

A Delhi court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on a case registered by CBI against Sajjan Kumar on the recommendations of Justice G T...

HC Quashes Summons Against Smriti Irani, Countercase Against Nirupam To Continue

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed the summons issued against Union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation complaint even as it dismissed a...
Kerala High Court

No CBI Probe Into Actress Attack Case, Kerala HC Tells Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition filed by Malayalam actor Dileep seeking a CBI probe into the attack on an actress in...
Sunanda Pushkar

Hand Over Documents To Tharoor: Court To Delhi Police in Sunanda Murder Case

A Delhi court has directed the police in the capital  to hand over some documents to former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in the...
The CBI, despite being an autonomous institution, is susceptible to power blocs and palace intrigues in its appointments/Photo: Anil Shakya

In CBI Vs CBI Case, Court Grants Bail To Middleman

A CBI court on Tuesday granted bail to Manoj Prasad, an alleged businessman arrested in the bribery case involving the CBI special director Rakesh...

Delhi HC tells Delhi govt to fill-up teachers’ vacancies on urgent basis in govt...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Delhi government to complete the process of recruitment of teachers in Government Senior Secondary School for...

Give Us 3 Tentative Dates For Amit Shah’s Yatra: Calcutta HC To BJP

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the BJP to give three tentative dates for the 'Rath Yatra' that the party chief Amit Shah...
INX media case: P Chidambaram gets interim protection from Delhi HC till Aug. 1

Delhi Court Extends Chidambaram’s “protection from arrest” till Jan 11

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till January 11 the protection granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti from arrest...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Views Expressed On Social Media No Ground For Suspension: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has held that no one could be prevented from expressing views merely because he/she was an employee of an organization....

Nelson Mandela statue: Delhi HC asks MEA, urban development ministry and Delhi govt to...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Urban Development and the Delhi government to respond to a...
Online Medicine Sales Ban

Madras HC To Stay Online Medicine Sales Ban, Asks Centre To Notify Rules

The Madras High Court refused to vacate the stay on the online sale of medicines and asked the Centre to notify rules related to...

Kedarnath: Caught in a Whirlpool

Above: A poster of Kedarnath, a film set in the background of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods Despite the Uttarakhand High Court dismissing a plea to...

An Unsavoury Suit

The famous Kake-Da-Hotel has filed a case against Kaka-Ka Dhaba Pvt Ltd in Delhi High Court for infringing on its trademark. Is “Kaka” too...

Justice Lokur Given A Warm Farewell

File Photo By: Anil Shakya On his last working day in the Supreme Court, Justice Madan B Lokur was given a warm farewell by the...

Supreme Court Stays Meghalaya HC Order To Private Airlines To Start Flying From Shillong

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed an order of the Meghalaya High Court to private airlines Indigo and Jet Airways to start operations to...
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Supreme Court Issues Notice To Maha CM Fadnavis On False Affidavit Charge

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis based on an appeal that alleged that he had concealed pendency...
SC to take up the plea challenging 69 per cent reservation in Tamil Nadu on July 23

Supreme Court Seeks Reply From Former Judge On Charges Over Fake Encounter Report

The  Supreme Court on Wednesday sought “clarity” from retired Justice HS Bedi, who was tasked with preparing the final report in the Gujarat fake...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

Can Visuals On Memory Card Be Treated As Document? SC To Decide On Jan...

The Supreme Court has adjourned to January 23, 2019 the appeal filed by Malayalam film actor Dileep that sought access to a memory card...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court Sets Aside Army Man’s Last Leg Transfer Posting

The Madras High Court  has set aside the transfer order of a havlidar on a last leg posting to Kashmir even as it appealed...
SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

Assam NRC: One more month time sought for filing objections, claims

The Assam government on Tuesday sought one more month’s time to submit objections and claims by around 40 lakh people who were omitted in...
Citizens in Mumbai demand arrest of the killers of journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot outside her home in Bengaluru

Supreme Court Favours Common Agency To Probe Four Murders With “Common Thread”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it favours a common probe agency to look into the murder cases of MM Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh, Narendra...
Supreme Court

SC refuses to recall its order, dismisses PIL against Jaitley

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to recall its order imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance...
Gangrape case: Delhi Court acquits AAP MLA’s father and AAP leader

Supreme Court Says Names of Victims of Sexual Attacks Cannot Be Revealed, Even If...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the disclosure of identity of rape victims who have died or are of unsound mind even if the...
Bhima-Koregaon: Pune police get police custody of activists; SC rejects review plea seeking SIT probe

Bhima Koregaon Case: Maharashta Police Submits 7,000-Page Chargesheet

The Maharashtra Police on Tuesday submitted a 7,000-page chargesheet against the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case before the Supreme Court. Senior Advocate Indira Jaising...
Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files chargesheet against Brajesh Thakur and others in POCSO court

Report Before SC Refutes Reports of Torture of Muzaffarpur Shelter Accused

The medical examination of Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case has refuted claims made by his family that he was...
Sunanda Pushkar death case: Patiala House court grants regular bail to Tharoor

Tharoor Files Criminal Complaint Against Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad For Calling Him “Murder Accused”

Shashi Tharoor, former union minister and the sitting Congress MP Monday filed a criminal complaint against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad allegedly for making...
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

SC To Hear On Wednesday Case Against Maha CM Fadnavis Of Filing False Affidavit

The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a case against Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over allegedly filing false affidavit in the elections to...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Challenging J&K Assembly Dissolution

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition that challenged the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the...

Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt and Nizamuddin Dargah Trust why the women have...

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Central government, Delhi government and Nizamuddin Dargah Trust why the women have been barred from entering...

Rustication Reversed

Above: The rusticated student, Asma Khan A 19-year-old student wins a legal battle against her college administration which suspended her for a Facebook post in...

Ramdev Book: What’s Baba Trying To Hide?

Above: Ramdev with PM Modi/Photo: UNI The apex court has issued a notice to Baba Ramdev on a plea by Juggernaut Books challenging the Delhi...
Madras High Court

Madras HC Vetoes Sri Sri’s Event At Thanjavur UNESCO Heritage Site

The Madras High Court has stayed a two-day programme being organised by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation. The order of...
Bombay HC lifts media gag order in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case

CBI Special Court To Give Verdict in Sohrabuddin Case On Dec 21

The Special CBI Court in Mumbai will pronounce its verdict in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case on December 21. The judgement is eagerly looked forward...
SC lists Sreesanth ban case for August

Supreme Court Adjourns Cricketer Sreesanth’s Plea Against Lifetime Ban to Jan

The Supreme Court has adjourned to January an appeal filed by former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth challenging the life time ban imposed on him...

Akbar’s Witnesses Say Ramani’s Charges Aimed at Tarnishing “Reputation Of Person Of High Integrity”

Patiala House court was on Friday told by three witnesses that MJ Akbar, the editor-turned-politician who was forced to quit as minister in the...
Think beyond four walls of law, or repercussion will be harsh, counsel for Sabarimala temple tells SC

SC Rejects Kerala Govt’s Plea Against HC Appointed Panel On Sabarimala

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give an urgent hearing into a plea by the Kerala government challenging the Kerala High Court order...
Bank Merger: What a Terrible Idea, Sirji!

SC dismisses PIL Against FM Arun Jaitley on RBI

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL that raised allegations against Arun Jaitley saying that the Finance Minister was “plundering the capital reserves...

Delhi HC to hear PIL pertaining to entry of women into Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah

Delhi HC is likely to hear a PIL pertaining to entry of women into the Dargah of the Hazrat Nizamuddin. The PIL wants to “declare...
Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar. Photo: buzzpickers.com

Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi court reserves order on Swamy’s plea to produce vigilance inquiry...

A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order on BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy’s application seeking that police be directed to present the vigilance inquiry...
Amit Shah

WB Govt To High Court: Can’t Give Permission For Amit Shah’s Rath Yatra

The West Bengal Government has informed the Calcutta High Court that it cannot grant permission for the proposed 'rath yatra' by BJP Chief Amit...
SC Okays Nomination of Three Nominated BJP MLAs in Puducherry

SC Okays Nomination of Three Nominated BJP MLAs in Puducherry

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nomination of three MLAs to the Puducherry legislative assembly by the Lt Governor Kiran Bedi. The court held...
Highway accidents are rampant and drunken driving is a major cause of it. Photo: UNI

More than 30,000 persons have died in road accidents and no compensation has been...

The Supreme Court committee of road safety on Thursday submitted a report to the Supreme Court saying that between 2013 and 2017, more than...

AP High Court Says State Govt Has Right To Keep CBI Out

The  Hyderabad High Court  has dismissed a PIL that challenged the Andhra Pradesh government’s order two weeks ago withdrawing the ‘general consent’ given to...

Supreme Court Clears Centre’s Draft Witness Protection Scheme With “Some” Changes

Illustration By: Anthony Lawrence The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the draft witness protection scheme prepared by the Centre. Called the Witness Protection Scheme, it...
Supreme Court Rejects Cartelisation Charges Against Telcom Majors

Supreme Court Rejects Cartelisation Charges Against Telcom Majors

The Supreme Court has rejected the Competition Commission of India’s plea for a probe into charges of made by Reliance Jio against three major...
10-yr-old raped, gets pregnant; court denies abortion

Delhi HC allows 16 year-old minor to terminate pregnancy as it was causing distress...

The Delhi High Court has allowed 16 year-old rape victim to terminate her 22 weeks pregnancy, by seeing the fact that the unwanted pregnancy...
Delhi High Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC asks Centre, FSSAI To Explain Use of Ethephon for Ripening fruits

By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has sought the response of the Centre and FSSAI on a plea which had challenged the use of ethephon...

1984 Anti-Sikh riots: SC accepts Centre’s suggestion of continuing probe into 186 cases by...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its Jan 11 order whereby it constituted three-member SIT to probe into 186 cases pertaining to 1984 anti-Sikh...
Supreme Court

Take On Priority Basis Crimes By Lawmakers That Attract Life Term Or Death Penalty:...

Crimes involving lawmakers that attract imprisonment for life and death need to be taken up on a priority basis, the CJI Ranjan Gogoi has...
Allahabad-High-Court

Allahabad HC to hear plea demanding ban on unification of two streams of Ganga...

A plea has been filed in Allahabad High Court demanding a ban on the natural two streams of Ganga being united in the Kumbh...
Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

NGT Fines Delhi Govt Rs 25 Crore, Amount To Be Deducted From Officials, Polluters

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 25 crore on the Delhi government   for unable to curb growing pollution...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

Actor Assault Case: Dileep’s Plea in SC For Copy Of Memory Card, Kerala Govt...

Supreme Court  has adjourned to December 11 the plea by accused Malayalam film actor Dileep seeking a copy of memory card which has visuals...
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Allahabad HC Stays HRD Ministry Order, Gives Go Ahead To Recruitment In Universities

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the order issued by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education in July this year...
CBI court restrains media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

Final Hearings In Sohrabuddin Killings Begin in Special CBI Court in Mumbai

A special CBI court on Monday began final arguments in the encounter deaths of Sohrabuddin Anwar Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, and the rape-cum-murder of...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT tells Fisheries Dept, Telangana to come clean on identity of a certain fish

The Fisheries Department, State of Telangana on Monday said in a report to the NGT that fish whether it is of mixed breed or...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses Plea Challenging Appointment of Justice Prasad as Madras HC Judge

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph on Monday dismissed...
SC seeks Centre’s response in faulty hip implant by Johnson and Johnson

SC Grants Centre Week’s Time To File Expert Report On Faulty Implants

The Supreme Court on Monday granted one week to the expert panel of Union of India to file its reply on the faulty hip...

Toll-freebies

Above: A toll plaza run by the National High­ways Authority of India in Karnataka/Photo: skyscrapercity.com Lawyers’ associations in the state have filed a petition in...

Turmoil in Gujarat HC: Rooting for a Judge

Above: Justice Akil Kureshi of the Gujarat High Court was given the transfer order In a rare show of solidarity over the transfer of Justice...
Madras High Court

Will Not Interfere In Madurai Univ Sex Scandal SIT Probe: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has said it will not stop a SIT probe ordered by the Tamil Nadu Governor into the alleged sex scandal...

Put Up Rs 1400 Cr Within Two Days For Spectrum Sale To Jio: SC...

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Anil Ambani owned Reliance Communications (RCom) to sell spectrum to Reliance Jio that is owned by his elder...
Supreme Court

Give Reasons For Seeking Transfer of Trial: SC to Custodial Death Accused

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the nine policemen accused in the custodial death of Suraj Singh who was implicated in the Kotkhai rape-murder...
SC seeks Centre’s response in faulty hip implant by Johnson and Johnson

SC To Hear PIL On Faulty Hip Implant Compensation On Monday, Asks Centre For...

The Supreme Court will take up on Monday a PIL that has sought investigations into faulty hip implants and compensation for victims. The development comes...
Kerala Highcourt

Kerala HC Charges State Govt Of Double Standards In Implementing SC Orders

The Kerala High Court has accused the state’s CPI (M) led Left Democratic Front government of being selective and adopting double standards when it...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Make Fresh Appraisals of Newly Chosen SPPs, Kerala HC To District Judges

The Kerala High Court  has directed  three district judges to make a fresh appraisals of three persons selected for the post of Special Public...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

SC Allows NEET for 25 Yrs +, Extends Deadline For Filling Forms

The Supreme Court has allowed Medical aspirants older than 25 years to appear in NEET undergraduate exam 2019 for MBBS and BDS seats across...

Ensure Law Education Is Of Highest Standards, SC Tells BCI

Above: File Picture of students after receiving degrees and medals in Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhinagar. The Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Bar...
CBI vs CBI

CBI vs CBI: Delhi HC allows Alok Verma’s counsel to inspect case diary in...

Verma’s counsel has told the Delhi High Court that the CBI was trying to derail the investigation against agency’s special director Rakesh Asthana The Delhi...

Delhi HC upholds 5-year jail term for 88 convicts in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The 88 accused had been convicted for their role in the riots that broke out in Delhi’s Trilokpuri area a day after Prime Minister...

Madras HC Asks Centre To Announce Interim Relief For Cyclone Gaja Victims

The Madras High Court has asked the centre to announce an interim relief for the victims of cyclone Gaja within one week from receiving the...

SC Lets Disqualified MLA Continue, But No Vote, No Perks

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the disqualification of a Kerala MLA   by the high court which had decreed that he had appealed to...
Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, sexual harassment; trial from Sep. 28

SC extends stay on trial against Tarun Tejpal for another 3 weeks

The former editor of Tehelka magazine has been booked in a rape case dating back to February 2014 by the Goa police and has...

“With A Heavy Heart”, Madras HC Allows 11 Yr Old Girl To Abort Foetus

The Madras High Court has allowed a 11 year old sexual assault survivor who was six months pregnant to abort her foetus. The order...

Indian Origin Girl Who Renounces US Citizenship Is Eligible For Indian Citizenship: Delhi HC

Above: Justice Vibhu Bakhru Delhi High Court has directed the Central government to take a decision within six weeks on a plea by a US citizen...
SC raps Chhattisgarh for delay in probe against DU Prof Nandini Sundar

SC raps Chhattisgarh for delay in probe against DU Prof Nandini Sundar

Sundar and five others were booked in a murder case by the Chhattisgarh police in October 2016 but the case has seen no development...
National Green Tribunal

NGT slaps DJB, Delhi Chief Sec Rs 1 cr fine each for non-usage...

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore each on Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and Delhi Chief Secretary for damaging...
Hyderabad HC

Hyderabad HC Asks Telangana Police To Produce Missing Candidate In Court

The Hyderabad High Court directed the Telangana police to produce K Dinesh Chakrawarthy, a candidate contesting from Gajwel assembly constituency against the chief minister...

Set Up Child Friendly Courts At Earliest: Bombay HC To Maha Govt

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to set up child-friendly courtrooms in all the judicial premises across the state on...

SC Adjourns By Six Weeks Resigned Women Judge’s Plea For Reinstatement

The Supreme Court has adjourned by six weeks a petition by a former woman additional sessions judge who had sought job reinstatement  after she...
Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Kerala government and the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) two weeks time to submit their replies to the...
MM-Kalburgi

SC pulls Up Karnataka Govt For Lack Of Progress In Kalburgi Murder Probe

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for the tardy progress in the probe into the murder of scholar MM Kalburgi...
Karnataka High Court

Karnataka HC Rejects PFI Leaders Plea Against NIA Order

The  Karnataka High Court has upheld a NIA Special Court judgment  and dismissed a writ petition filed by one Asim Shariff, pleading that he...
Plea Against Social Media Hubs: SC Grants Two Weeks’ Time To TMC MLA To Produce Materials To Back Her Claim

Plea Against Social Media Hubs: SC Grants Two Weeks’ Time To TMC MLA To...

The apex court on Thursday gave two weeks’ time to TMC MLA Mahua Moitra to produce documentary materials in support of her assertions that...

Don’t Go Anywhere Near Sabarimala, Court Tells Kerala BJP Leader While Granting Bail

The Kerala BJP General Secretary K Surendran who was arrested while on his way to Sabarimala last week was on Wednesday granted bail by...
Online Medicine Sales Ban

Don’t Have Power To Block Online Sale of Medicines: TN Govt To HC

The Tamilnadu government has informed the Madras High Court that it did not have the power to stop online sales of medicines as there...
Students of Punjabi University in Patiala protest against the execution order of Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, accused in the 1993 Delhi bomb blast case. Photo: sikhsiyasat.net

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi Court Awards Death, Life Sentence To Two

The Patiala House Court has awarded the death penalty to Yashpal Singh while giving life sentence to Naresh Shearawat for killing two Sikhs in...
‘Accidental Prime Minister’ in a legal spot

Pay Up In Full, Bombay HC Tells Centre Which Withheld Salary Of Employee With...

The Bombay High Court has directed the government to pay salary arrears to a port trust employee which has been withheld since 2016 on...
National Green Tribunal

Breeder Sees Something Fishy in Telangana Fisheries Dept Order

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed Telangana government to provide clarification on the notification that banned a certain fish in India. The green regulator...

Temple Board Files Plea in SC, Seeks Time To Implement Order

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) that runs the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala has moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement the apex...

SC defers hearing Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit for Modi in Guj riots...

Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, has challenged clean chit given to Narendra Modi by the SIT that probed the 2002...

Kerala HC To State Police: Don’t Use Violence In Name of Implementing SC Order

The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on the state police for their excessive use of force while dealing with devotees at the...

Delhi Court directs RJD chief Lalu Prasad to be produced through video conference on...

A Delhi court today directed RJD chief Lalu Prasad to appear before it on December 20 through video conference in connection with the IRCTC...
Alok Verma

CBI chief Alok Verma files reply to CVC report, SC to hear his plea...

Verma has challenged the Centre’s decision to send him on leave following his bitter feud with CBI special director Rakesh Asthana CBI director Alok Verma,...
Malegaon 2008: NIA Court Charges Purohit, Six Others With Terror Conspiracy, Murder

Let Bombay HC decide validity of sanction to prosecute Lt Col Purohit: SC

Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Shrikant Purohit had moved the Supreme Court challenging the grant of sanction to prosecute him for the terror incident...
MeToo

SC refuses to interfere in the PIL seeking FIR registration against perpetrators named in...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the PIL seeking registration of FIRs against whom sexual harassment charges have been leveled in...

Encroachments: A River Runs Through It

Above: Cooum river/Photo: Peter Fristedt/wikimedia.org The NGT has asked the state government to pay a fine of Rs 2 crore for delay in removing encroachments...
Kerala High Court

DNA Test: Science Over Law

The Kerala High Court has said that before seeking direction to conduct a DNA test, the petitioner must make the affected person a party...

Kerala MLA’s Disqualification: Code of Misconduct

Above: The Kerala High Court has allowed KM Shazi (left) to appeal against its verdict in the Supreme Court; Petitioner M Nikesh Kumar The Kerala...
Supreme Court

New Think Tank: Do We Need Yet Another?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya CJI Ranjan Gogoi is making institutional changes, but the setting up of an in-house think tank raises questions about other...
The CBI, despite being an autonomous institution, is susceptible to power blocs and palace intrigues in its appointments/Photo: Anil Shakya

CBI Deputy Ashwini Kumar Gupta Moves Supreme Court against Transfer

With the Supreme Court all set for the hearing the CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition. A Deputy Superintendent of Police in the investigative agency...

NGT Directs Volkswagen To Deposit Rs 100 Crore For Using “Cheat Device”

The National Green Tribunal on Friday asked  German automobile manufacturers Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board  on charges...
Shashi Tharoor

Delhi court takes cognizance on defamation complaint against Tharoor over his ‘scorpion’ remark

A Delhi court has taken cognizance on criminal defamation complaint against Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor over his ‘scorpion’ remark on Prime Minister...

Not Born To Fail

The Karnataka High Court has ordered that a student of an engineering college who was prevented from taking his examination because he had not...

Kerala HC Annuls Appointment Of MLA’s Wife As Asst Professor

The Kerala High Court has set aside the appointment of the wife of a CPI (M) MLA to the post of Assistant Professor on...
School children in one of the schools in Srinagar/Photo: UNI

SC dismisses plea seeking implementation of RTE Act saying education is priority but it...

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act saying “it was not inclined to monitor implementation...

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,...
National Green Tribunal

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...
National Green Tribunal

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...
Karti Chidambaram

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...
Sabarimala Temple

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...
Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files chargesheet against Brajesh Thakur and others in POCSO court

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...
Aircel-Maxis 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...
Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

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...
No Stay from SC on NGT’s Order To Reopen Tuticorn Sterlite 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...
Oxytocin

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...
Delhi High Court

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...
Bhushan Steel

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...
supreme court

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...
Supreme Court

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...
supreme court

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...
supreme court

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...
Supreme Court

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...
Supreme Court

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...
supreme court

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...