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Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute

Babri Masjid Demolition: SC extends tenure of trial judge, orders deliverance of verdict within...

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the tenure of CBI judge, S K Yadav who is hearing the Babri Masjid Demolition case and ordered...
SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

The Supreme Court on Friday granted two weeks to the Centre to reply on the plea of UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Syed Waseem...
Provide impartial hearing to all persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in NRC process: SC to NRC co-ordinator

Centre pleads before SC for the extension of July 31 deadline for final NRC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday requested the Supreme Court to extend the July 31 deadline for final National Register of Citizens (NRC). Mehta appearing...
Ayodhya

Ayodhya Dispute To Be Heard In Open Court On Aug 2

The Ayodhya dispute will heard in an open court on August 2, the Supreme Court announced  after a three member mediation panel submitted a...
Richa Bharti

Ranchi Court Drops Condition Of Distributing Quran For Grant Of Bail

Two days after a Ranchi court passed a strange order of directing a young girl to donate five copies of the Quran to educational...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

International Court Stays Jadhav’s Sentence, Asks Pakistan To Review It in 15-1 Verdict

India won a major victory as the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in its favour and confirmed Jadhav’s right to have...
Priya Ramani

MJ Akbar’s Reputation Is Impeccable…Ramani’s Tweets Have Caused Damaged: MeToo Witness

The hearing in the defamation case filed against Priya Ramani by editor-turned-politician M J Akbar resumed on Wednesday at the court of the additional...
Robert Vadra

Delhi HC Grants Vadra two weeks to reply to ED’s plea against anticipatory bail

Robert Vadra, the Gandhi family son-in-law has sought additional time from the Delhi High Court to reply to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) petition seeking...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Speaker’s Right to Decide Status of Rebel MLAs But Don’t Force Them To Vote:...

The Supreme Court has said that it is up to the speaker of the Karnataka assembly to decide on the status of rebel MLAs...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal Granted Bail In Defamation Case Filed BY BJP

  A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by a local BJP leader Rajeev babbar. Additional...
Rajasthan High Court

Don’t Call Us “My Lord” and “Your Lordship”: Rajasthan High Court

In what is perhaps a first of its kind, a full bench of the Rajasthan High Court has decided to do away with the...
M J Akbar

MJ Akbar An Acclaimed Writer And Scholar, Not A Predator: MeToo Case Witness

The hearing in the defamation case filed against Priya Ramani by editor-turned-politician M J Akbar resumed on Monday at the court of the additional...
justice A K Sikri

Former SC judge Justice Sikri appointed as International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial...

Former Supreme Court judge Justice A K Sikri on Monday was appointed as International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court from Aug 1,...
Asaram Bapu

Surat Rape Case: Supreme Court Dismisses Asaram Bapu’s Bail Plea

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down the bail plea of controversial godman Asaram Bapu and ask the trial court to conclude the trial...
Perpetrators Must Pay

Designated special courts under POCSO Act is need of the hour for disposal of...

Amicus curiae Senior Adv V Giri on Monday informed the apex court that the designated special courts under POCSO Act have not been established....
SC to hear impleadment plea of 5 Karnataka MLAs against Karnataka Assembly Speaker not accepting their resignations

SC to hear impleadment plea of 5 Karnataka MLAs against Karnataka Assembly Speaker not...

The Supreme Court on Monday admitted an impleadment plea of five more rebel Karnataka MPs against Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar’s decision to...
Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute

Supreme Court Seeks UP Govt Response On Babri Masjid Trial Judge’s Request For More...

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the request of a special judge holding trial in the Babri Masjid...
Justice Akil Kureshi

SC to hear plea on non-appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as CJ of MP...

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by Gujarat High Court Advocates Association against the Centre’s postponement in clearing the name of...
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam

SC tells Centre to deposit Rs 10 lakh for assistance to the committee formed...

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to deposit a sum of Rs 10 lakh for travel, stay and for assistance in preparation...
Sakshi Mishra

Allahabad HC directs UP Police to ensure protection to eloped couple Sakshi Mishra and...

The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the UP Police to ensure protection to Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh who had eloped and...
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad gets bail

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav got a major relief on Friday. He was granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in a fodder scam...
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

SC refuses to interfere in Madras HC order curbing powers of Puducherry Lt Governor

The apex court on Friday refused to interfere with the Madras High Court order that stated that the Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi “cannot...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

SC orders status quo on plea of 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs accusing state Speaker...

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a status quo in the case of 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs accusing Karnataka Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar...
SC to hear on Friday plea challenging Bombay HC order approving reservations for Marathas

SC refuses to quash Bombay HC order granting reservations for Marathas, but will hear...

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay a Bombay High Court order granting reservations for Marathas in jobs and educational institutions. However, it...
Sakshi Mishra

Daughter of BJP MLA who alleged life threat from father moves Allahabad HC seeking...

Sakshi Misra, daughter of Bareilly MLA Rajesh Misra who alleged life threat to her and his husband moved Allahabad High Court seeking protection on...
Delhi HC issues notice to AAP govt on sale of electronic nicotine without any regulations

Delhi HC issues notice to AAP govt on sale of electronic nicotine without any...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to Delhi government on a plea raising concern over the sale of electronic nicotine without any...
Have critical info on custodial death: Indrani Mukerjea

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea records statement to become approver

Indrani Mukerjea on Thursday appeared before a CBI Court and recorded her statement to become approver in the INX Media case involving former Finance...
Yoga

SC tells rebel Karnataka MLAs to meet state governor by 6 pm today and...

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 10 rebel MLAs of Karnataka to meet the state governor Vajubhai Vala and tender their resignation if they...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute: SC tells mediation panel to submit a detailed report by...

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the mediation panel to submit a detailed report by July 18. At today’s hearing, the apex court was told...
AAP MLA Sarita Singh

AAP MLA Sarita Singh acquitted in a case of misconduct with police official

AAP MLA Sarita Singh on Wednesday was acquitted by a Delhi court in a case of alleged misconduct with police personnel in Rohtas Nagar...
Delhi High Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC allows abortion of more than 20 week-old foetus

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday allowed the abortion of more than 20 week-old foetus after the doctors apprised the court and to the...
Delhi Metro

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking reduction in fares of Delhi Metro, imposes 15k fine

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking reduction in the fares of Delhi Metro and also cancellation of proposed...
Supreme Court

SC to hear rebel Karnataka MLAs plea alleging non-acceptance of their resignations by...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear the plea by Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders alleging that the Speaker was...
Bombay HC upholds as valid amended clause that provides death penalty for repeat rape offenders

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking law pertaining to marital rape as ground for divorce

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking directions to Centre to frame law related to marital rape as a ground for...
Delhi HC seeks Centre response on Look out Circular issued against Jet Airways promoter Naresh Goyal

Delhi HC seeks Centre response on Look out Circular issued against Jet Airways promoter...

The Delhi High Court has sought Centre’s response on a plea filed by Jet Airways promoter Naresh Goyal seeking annulment of Look out Circular...
Rohingyas offering namaz. Photo: Javed Sultan

Centre is mulling whether Rohingyas should be granted refugee status or not, SC told

The Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta told the apex court on Tuesday that the Centre is considering whether the Rohingyas should be granted refugee...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Subordinate courts’ vacancies: Amicus submits report dealing with central funding for lower judiciary to...

Senior Counsel Vijay Hansaria, the amicus curiae in the subordinate courts’ vacancies case on Tuesday submitted a report to the Supreme Court dealing with...
Hotel Saravana Bhavan

SC refuses extra time to Saravana Bhavan owner to surrender for serving life imprisonment

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend the time to Saravana Bhavan owner P Rajagopal to surrender for serving a life term in...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case: Petitioner approaches SC for an early hearing

One of the plaintiffs in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, Gopal Singh Visharad on Monday approached the apex court asking for an early...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses plea on naming Lok Sabha opposition leader

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking its direction related to the appointment of the Leader of opposition (LoP) in the...
Film Article 15

SC dismisses plea challenging certification granted to film Article 15

The apex court on Monday declined to hear a petition seeking termination of the certification conferred to Bollywood flick Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana. A...
SC to hear on Friday plea challenging Bombay HC order approving reservations for Marathas

SC to hear on Friday plea challenging Bombay HC order approving reservations for Marathas

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a plea challenging a Bombay High Court order approving reservations for Marathas in jobs and educational institutions...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

SC finalises proposal for allotment of chambers to the Advocates

Supreme Court has finalised proposal for allotment of chambers in Additional building complex of Supreme Court to the Advocates as per the roster out...
Consumption of liquor in a public place is a punishable offence under the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016/Photo: facebook.com

Right to Privacy: Leave Me Alone

Above: Consumption of liquor in a public place is a punishable offence under the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016/Photo: facebook.com The Supreme Court, while interpreting...
Prime Minister Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kashi corridor project/Photo: UNI

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Extension Plan: “Stairway to Heaven”

Above: Prime Minister Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kashi corridor project/Photo: UNI With the disposal of petitions challenging the Kashi corridor...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC issued notice to TRAI and IB Ministry over financial irregularity with regard...

Delhi High Court issued notice on the issue of implementation of section 11 and 12 of the TRAI Act, 1997 calling for information as...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

Grant age relaxation to all candidates applying for post of SET: Delhi HC

Age relaxation to be granted to all those eligible for appointment to the post of Special Education Teachers (SETs) keeping in view shortage of...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored probe into recent Hauz Qazi temple attack

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking court-monitored investigation through Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the recent attack where a temple...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to deliver its judgment on July 17

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has announced that it will deliver its judgment in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on July 17. “A public sitting...
Salman Khan

Salman Khan gets stern warning by court for not appearing before it

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Thursday warned by a district and sessions court that if it fails to appear at the next hearing...
Controversial app TikTok

Controversial app TikTok gets thumbs-down from SC on transfer of cases

In a major blow to controversial app TikTok, the Supreme Court has refused its plea seeking transfer of cases pertaining to the embargo on...
A TV grab of a coalmine (representative image)/Photo: UNI

Illegal mining leases: Centre asked to file reply within four weeks

The Supreme Court on Thursday told Centre to file its response within four weeks on a plea seeking the termination of 358 iron ore...
AAP MLA Som Dutt

AAP MLA Som Dutt sentenced to 6 months in jail

A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Som Dutt to six months in jail for assaulting a person in Gulabi...
Indrani Mukerjea

INX Media case: Indrani Mukerjea allowed to turn approver

The Special CBI court on Thursday allowed Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver in the INX Media case in which former Finance Minister P Chidambaram...
Delhi HC

PayPal’s future in Danger

Delhi High Court has issued Notice on a plea seeking direction to stop the operations of online payment portal PayPal in India immediately. Acting upon...
Coal Mining

SC asks Meghalaya govt to deposit Rs 100 fine as imposed by NGT earlier

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Meghalaya government to deposit Rs 100 as penalization imposed on it by the NGT for failing to rein...
Allahabad High Court judge Justice Ranganath Pandey

Allahabad HC judge writes letter to PM Modi alleging nepotism, casteism in appointment of...

An Allahabad High Court judge Justice Ranganath Pandey has written a letter (see below) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging nepotism and casteism in...
Vijay Mallya

Mallya gets huge relief, allowed to appeal against his extradition to India

Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Tuesday got a huge respite from UK High Court which allowed him to appeal against his extradition to India. In...
Delhi High Court

PIL filed in Delhi HC seeking court-monitored probe into recent Chandni Chowk temple attack

A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking court-monitored investigation through Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the recent attack where a temple...
Election officials pasting name and symbol on EVMs before dispatching to the polling booths ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, in Chennai on Tuesday (file pic)/Photo: UNI

SC gives 2 wks’ time to EC to respond on plea questioning the genuineness...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave two weeks’ time to Election Commission (EC) to file its reply on PIL filed by Mumbai based advocate...
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh

SC issues notice to Centre on Congress MP Jairam Ramesh’s plea on amendments made...

The apex court on Tuesday sought Centre’s reply on Congress MP Jairam Ramesh’s plea challenging modifications made to the anti-money laundering law (PMLA) since...
Manual scavengers, most of them from the Dalit community, work in the most inhuman conditions

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt, PWD, DJB for continuing manual scavenging despite...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi government, Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and sought their replies...
Ashwini Upadhyay

SC dismisses PIL by BJP Leader on senior advocates’ designation

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking direction to the high courts for alteration of rules so as to make sure that...
Vijay Mallya

Extradition hearing: Mallya’s lawyers likely to appeal against order seeking extradition for him

Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya is back in the UK court today as his extradition hearing reaches a critical stage. In court today, his lawyers...
Supreme Court

Rudresh murder case: SC refuses PFI member’s plea challenging framing of charges against him

The apex court on Monday refused to entertain a plea by a Popular Front of India (PFI) member, Asim Sharif challenging the framing of...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses PIL seeking two parliamentary seats for PoK and Gilgit, imposes Rs 50k...

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats. A...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

SC slaps notice to West Bengal govt for delaying release of BJP worker Priyanka...

The Supreme Court on Monday issued show cause notice to West Bengal government on a contempt plea filed by BJP worker Priyanka Sharma’s brother...
SC adjourns matter on 10 per cent reservation to EWS of general category to July 16

SC adjourns matter on 10 per cent reservation to EWS of general category to...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay Constitution Amendment that gives 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for economically weaker section...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Marital rape as ground for divorce: SC tells petitioner to approach Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Monday told a petitioner to approach Delhi High Court for redressal of her plea seeking a direction to Centre to...
Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI

Gomti River: Is Penalty the Answer?

Above: Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI An NGT panel has indicted the UP government for the pathetic state...
Delhi High Court

Properly Implement Mental Health Care Act and form State Mental Health Authority: Plea in...

A Public Interest Litigation has been preferred in Delhi High Court seeking its immediate intervention in the matter pertaining to right of mental health...
Jharkhand High Court

Jharkhand High Court to hear a plea regarding Mob Lynching

Jharkhand High Court to hear a plea seeking implementation of Supreme Court Guidelines on mob lynching given in Tehseen Poonawalla’s for controlling mob lynching. A...
SC allows advocates to file plea seeking social security policies for women advocates

SC allows advocates to file plea seeking social security policies for women advocates

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted advocates to file petition seeking social security initiatives as well as safety for lady advocates in court buildings...
Supreme Court

SC declines to hear AAP MLA Devender Sehrawat’s plea challenging the disqualification notice issued...

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a plea by AAP MLA Colonel (Retd) Devender Sehrawat challenging the disqualification notice issued to him...
Supreme Court

SC issues new roster, to be effective from July 1

The Supreme Court has issued a new roster to be effective after the court re-opens on July 1. According to the new roster, the PIL...
Devender Sehrawat

AAP MLA Devender Sehrawat disqualification due to defection: SC to hear the plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the plea of Delhi MLA and former Aam Aadmi Party leader Devender Sehrawat challenging a disqualification circular issued...
Supreme Court

ELECTIONOMICS- A modern scripture on Elections

Indian Judiciary works tirelessly, henceforth, direction(s) provided by the courts, influence of the learned senior counsels, the solace brought by judgments on high profile...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court says No Prior Permission Needed For Prayers In Own House

The Madras High Court has held that no prior permission is needed to conduct prayers in one’s own house without causing disturbance to general...
Rajeev Saxena

Supreme Court Stays HC Order Allowing AgustaWestland Middleman Saxena To Go Abroad

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Delhi High Court order of June 10 that permitted Rajeev Saxena, an approver in a money-laundering case...
Vikas Yadav

Delhi HC upholds sacking of two cops who helped Vikas Yadav to escape without...

The Delhi High Court has upheld a Central Administrative Tribunal and Disciplinary Authority’s decision pertaining to dismissal of two policemen for allowing Vikas Yadav,...
Rajiv Saxena

SC adjourns hearing on ED opposing Delhi HC order allowing Rajiv Saxena to travel...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) opposing the Delhi High Court order allowing Rajiv Saxena to travel...
Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani

SC dismisses Gujarat Congress leader plea seeking simultaneous polls for filling up Rajya Sabha...

By Venkatasubramanian The idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections once in five years is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ...
Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook

SC tells petitioner seeking inquiry into murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav to approach Allahabad...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed petitioner seeking CBI inquiry into the murder of Darwesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead inside Agra court...
Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image)

Submit additional documents, SC tells petitioner who sought urgent steps for controlling Uttarakhand forest...

Above: Forest officials dousing fire in a forest (representative image) The Supreme Court on Monday sought additional documents from a petitioner in support of his...
Rajiv Saxena

SC to Hear on Tuesday ED Petition against AgustaWestland Accused’s Foreign Trip

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved the Supreme Court opposing the permission given by the Delhi High Court to Rajiv Saxena, the accused-turned-approver in...
SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar and UP govts on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths

SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar and UP govts on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths

Taking a serious view of the children deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to...
Kerala High court

Kerala HC Registers Suo Moto Case On Suicide of NRI Businessman

The Kerala High Court has registered a suo moto case in the incident in which a 49-year-old NRI businessman in Kerala reportedly took his...
Students

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Counselling Deadline Extension For PG Medical Seats

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea to extend the schedule of counselling for filling up as many as 603 vacant seats in...
Darvesh Yadav

SC lists plea seeking CBI inquiry into murder of Darwesh Yadav to June 25

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking seeking CBI inquiry into the murder of Darwesh Yadav, who was shot dead...
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy

SC restrains Puducherry govt from executing any Cabinet decision entailing financial implications till July...

The Supreme Court on Friday prolonged its order restricting the Puducherry government from executing any Cabinet policy entailing financial implications. The court posted the matter...
Sadhvi Pragya

Special NIA court dismisses MP Pragya Thakur’s plea seeking permanent exemption from attending court

A special NIA court in Mumbai on Thursday rejected the Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur’s plea seeking permanent waiver from attending the court once...
Sanjiv Bhatt

Sacked IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced to life imprisonment

A Gujarat court on Thursday sentenced sacked Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in connection with a 30-year-old custodial death case. On June...
New Delhi International Arbitration Centre

SC lists review plea challenging setting up of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre in...

The Supreme Court on Thursday listed the review petition challenging the Delhi High Court order staying the appointment of Dr Rajiv Mani, Joint Secretary...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting a hospital to reviews the situation prevailing due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), in Muzaffarpur on 18 June 2019. Photo by- UNI

Supreme Court To Hear Plea on Bihar Children’s Deaths On Monday

Above: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting a hospital to reviews the situation prevailing due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), in Muzaffarpur on 18 June...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Notice To EC On Congress Plea Over Gujarat RS Polls

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Election Commission on a petition that demanded that elections to two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat...
SC Issues Notice to Centre on plea by Haj Private Tour Operators

SC Issues Notice to Centre on plea by Haj Private Tour Operators

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Central Government on a plea by Haj tour operators and sought its response by Monday when...
SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for two RS seats

SC to hear tomorrow plea against EC decision to hold two separate bypolls for...

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow plea challenging the decision of Election Commission (EC) to hold two separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats...
Government Hospitals in Gorakhpur, UP/Photo: UNI

SC adjourns PIL seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in wake of repeated...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the PIL seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in wake of repeated attacks encountered by doctors by...
Harshwardhan Singh

Bihar children deaths: Case filed against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Bihar Health Minister...

A case has been filed on Monday seeking action against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey for negligence for...
Salman Khan

Blackbuck case: Salman Khan acquitted of charge of submitting fake affidavit

Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted by a court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in the case of submitting fake affidavit in the black buck poaching...
Govt hospitals

SC to hear tomorrow PIL seeking deployment of security in govt hospitals

The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a plea Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in wake of repeated attacks...
Intersex activist Gopi Shankar (right) with Zainabi Patel, a transwoman working for UNDP/Photo: @gopishankarmadurai/facebook.com

Intersex Children: Leave ’em Alone

Above: Intersex activist Gopi Shankar (right) with Zainabi Patel, a transwoman working for UNDP/Photo: @gopishankarmadurai/facebook.com In a landmark judgment, the Madras High Court has banned...
Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot (centre) distributing licences at a training programme on motor driving in 2015/Photo: UNI

Driven to the Wall

Above: Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot (centre) distributing licences at a training programme on motor driving in 2015/Photo: UNI The Rajasthan High Court has ordered...
Medical Insurance: Act in Good Faith

Medical Insurance: Act in Good Faith

In a far-reaching judgment, the Supreme Court said that if a patient does not reveal his past medical history, he could be denied insurance...
Amar Singh

Amar Singh appears as advocate for Jayaprada, Allahabad HC rejects plea

BJP leader Jayaprada suffered a major jolt on Friday when her plea challenging the election of Azam Khan from the Rampur parliamentary constituency was...
SC declines to hear plea by students claiming that NEET UG 2019 were wrongly set

SC declines to hear plea by students claiming that NEET UG 2019 were wrongly...

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a plea by some students claiming that four questions of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019...
Supreme Court

Relief for MLC Dhananjay Munde as SC Stays Bombay HC Order On FIR Registration

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Bombay High Court order directing registration of an FIR against Maharashtra MLC Dhananjay Munde in a case...
Madras High Court

Madras HC suggests Centre to introduce provisions to find missing persons

Expressing surprise over lack of provision under IPC to find missing person, the Madras High Court has suggested Centre to enlarge the scope of...
Illegal Mining

SC agrees to hear on Monday Rajasthan stone-crushers’ plea against NGT order

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea challenging National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order enforcing Rs 3,200 crore fine on a large number...
Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC to hear tomorrow plea by students claiming that NEET UG 2019 were wrongly...

Acting on the urgent plea by some students claiming that four questions of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019 were wrongly set and out...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Rejects Interim Application For Stay, To Hear St Stephens College Admissions Matter...

The Delhi High Court will hear on July 1 a petition against an order of the Supreme Council to have a member of Christian...
Nirav Modi

For the Fourth Time, UK Court Tells Nirav Modi “No Bail, Go Back To...

A court in London denied bail to Nirav Modi saying there was enough ground to believe that the fugitive diamontaire will not surrender. It is the...
Journalist Prashant Kanojia

SC Disagrees With Tweet, But says It Doesn’t Amount To Murder as It Order...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the UP government to release arrested journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail but allowed the government to proceed against...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rejects ex Top Cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s Plea in 30 yeard old custodial...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the former IPS officer, Sanjiv R. Bhatt seeking a direction to summon some witness...
Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

After 33 years, anticipatory bail is back in Uttar Pradesh. President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Amendment Bill is Section 438 of the CrPc....
Supreme Court

SC notifies reconstitution of vacation benches for the period June 14-30

The Supreme Court has notified reconstitution of vacation benches for the period June 14 to June 30. A circular (see below) issued by SC...
Delhi University

High Court issued notice on PIL challenging the changes in admission criteria by DU...

Advocate Charanpal Singh Bagri (petitioner) mentioned a PIL before the vacation bench of Delhi High Court and contented that the last date for admission...
Rajiv Saxena

AgustaWestland: Delhi HC permits accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena to travel abroad for treatment

The Delhi High Court on Monday permitted Rajiv Saxena, accused-turned-approver in money laundering case relating to AgustaWestland chopper deal, to travel abroad for medical...
Supreme Court

Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s wife moves top court challenging his husband’s arrest

Jageesha Arora, wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia who was arrested by the UP Police for publishing an objectionable tweet against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...
Kathua rape-murder

Kathua rape-murder: Court convicts 6 of the 7 accused, 3 gets life imprisonment, 5...

A special court in Pathankot on Monday convicted six of the seven accused in the Kathua gang rape and murder case. The court held guilty—Sanji...
A moot court session at GGSIPU. It had challenged the High Court order in the SC

Admission to Law Courses: Confusion Clears

Above: A moot court session at GGSIPU. It had challenged the High Court order in the SC The Supreme Court has reversed a Delhi High...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Mere issuing a show cause notice is not the end without prompt action: NGT

National Green Tribunal has directed District Collector, Dausa and the Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board to remain present in person in court along...
Delhi High Court

Delhi Government Hospitals under Scanner of Delhi HC

Delhi High Court forms a committee of experts to check the health facilities at Delhi Government Hospitals after an inspection report filed by Mr...
Sadhvi Pragya

Diggy Slayer MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur Appears in Court in Malegaon Blasts Case

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the newly elected BJP MP who defeated former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in the Bhopal constituency on Friday appeared before...
Supreme Court

SC fixes June 10 for hearing pleas seeking modification of its previous order on...

The Supreme Court on Friday fixed June 10 for hearing the petitions filed by medical students seeking modification of Court’s previous decree that had...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi court asks Delhi CM Kejriwal to appear before it on July 16 in...

A Delhi court on Friday asked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on July 16 in connection with a defamation case filed...
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Delhi court grants bail to Tharoor in Scorpion remark case

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 in Scorpion sitting on a...
Delhi HC

79 year old man gets Justice after 28 years by Delhi HC

Delhi High Court acquitted a 79 year old man from charge of taking a bribe of Rs 250/- to release an impounded Cow after...
Former Karnataka Minister G J Reddy files plea seeking approval to see his ailing father-in-law

Former Karnataka Minister G J Reddy files plea seeking approval to see his ailing...

Former Karnataka Minister G Janardhan Reddy on Thursday moved apex court seeking approval to visit Ballari to see his ailing father-in-law. The court said that...
IRCTC

Delhi court reserves order on plea of Vinay Kochhar, co-accused in IRCTC scam

A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea of Vinay Kochhar, co-accused in IRCTC scam related money laundering case to visit...
Delhi court sends separatists Asiya Andrab, Masarat Alam, Shabbir Shah to 10-day custodial remand

Delhi court sends separatists Asiya Andrab, Masarat Alam, Shabbir Shah to 10-day custodial remand

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted National Investigation Agency (NIA) a 10-day custodial remand of separatists Asiya Andrab, Masarat Alam and Shabbir Shah in...
Delhi High Court

Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in...

“Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in it, which itself is sufficient to establish the case of...
LG Kiran Bedi

Puducherry Tug Of war: SC Gives Partial relief To LG Kiran Bedi

The Puducherry Lt Gov Kiran Bedi won a victory of sorts when the Supreme Court held on Tuesday that the Congress government in the...
Supreme court

SC Asks Maha Government To Revisit Admission Process For Medical, Dental PG Courses

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra Government to hold fresh counselling for students for admissions to the Post Graduate courses in medical...
Delhi HC

“Capability to earn and actually earning are two different things”: HC

A Bench comprising Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva of Delhi High Court delivered judgment on 31st May, 2019 by reversing the Appellate Court order in the...
DELHI HIGH COURT

Delhi HC dismissed the plea seeking stay on release of movie ‘Bharat’

Delhi High Court after watching trailor of the movie ‘Bharat’ in the court, dismissed the petition on the ground that the petitioner has tried...
Bombay HC upholds as valid amended clause that provides death penalty for repeat rape offenders

Bombay HC upholds as valid amended clause that provides death penalty for repeat rape...

The Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the amended section of the Indian Penal Code that said that repeat offenders...
Robert Vadra

Special Court Allows Robert Vadra’s Foreign Travel: USA, Holland OK, But London Is Off...

The CBI Special Court on Monday allowed Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to travel abroad for a period of six...
Delhi Highcourt (3)

Life and Property of Elderly Parents should be protected: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court dismissed a plea seeking quashing of certain provisions of Delhi Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2016...
Delhi High Court

Courts cannot adopt hyper technical approach while hearing appeal by person incarcerated: Delhi HC

Courts cannot adopt a hyper technical approach when hearing appeal against conviction filed by poor person or his family & by a person in...
Delhi High Court

U/S 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge U/S...

“An acquittal or discharge under Section 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge under Section 498A IPC. Ingredients of...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC granted 4 more months to CBI to conclude investigation against Rakesh Asthana...

Delhi High Court Justice Mukta Gupta has granted four more months to CBI to complete investigation into bribery and corruption case registered against former...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

Delay in lodging of FIR the “golden hour” of investigation is lost and all...

The Division Bench of Delhi High Court comprising Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on Thursday sought for a status report from Delhi Police...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issued notice to Jail Authorities on a Plea for providing Conjugal Visitation...

Delhi HC bench led by the Chief Justice Rajender Menon & Justice Brijesh Sethi has Issued Notice on a Plea Seeking directions to Jail...
Protest in New Delhi over missing children

A Quick Fix

Above: A protest in Delhi over missing children. The police must take prompt action on complaints/Photo: Anil Shakya  In a positive step, the Delhi...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Issued Notice to Centre, DDA & Delhi Govt on a Plea to...

Delhi High Court issued notice to Centre, DDA & Delhi Government on a Plea Seeking directions to take steps to protect the Jahanpanah city...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks response from Delhi Govt. and fire department regarding safety audit in...

Delhi High Court on Thursday (30th May, 2019) sought response from Delhi Government, the Fire Department and Delhi Police on a plea seeking regular...
2G Spectrum: Delhi HC to hear CBI appeal challenging acquittal of A Raja and others on fast-track basis

Delhi HC to Hear CBI Plea For Early Hearing in 2G Appeal Case on...

The CBI has moved an application in Delhi High Court for early hearing in 2G appeal case. The court has issued notice to former...
Delhi High Court

PIL seeking modification of guidelines issued by MoEF on Corporate Social Responsibility: DelhiHC issued...

Delhi High Court on Thursday issued Notice to Centre on a plea seeking modification/improvement of Guidelines issued by the Government of India, Ministry of...
Delhi High Court

An architect have no rights U/S 57 of Copyright Act if the building is...

A single bench of Delhi High Court comprising Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw on 28 May, 2019 dismissed the petition in the case of Raj...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC agrees to hear PIL seeking the conjugal visitation rights for prisoner with...

Delhi High Court on Thursday agrees to hear the Plea Seeking directions to Jail Authorities for making necessary arrangements to provide Conjugal Visitation Rights...
SG Tushar Mehta

79 single-member Tribunals are functioning in Assam to deal with cases of illegal detention...

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta informed the apex court on Thursday that at present 79 single member Tribunals consisting of judicial members, advocates and...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC raps civic agencies over encroachment around Kushak Drain

Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave a strict recall for immediate necessary action on encroachment around the Kushak Drain and directed Municipal Authority (SDMC)...
Delhi HC

Don’t have Inherent or Vested rights to park Vehicles on Road: Delhi HC to...

Delhi HC Justice Vibhu Bakhru dismissed the plea filed by Shopkeepers Association Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh challenging the Decision of Transport body,...
Provide impartial hearing to all persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in NRC process: SC to NRC co-ordinator

Provide impartial hearing to all persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in NRC...

The Supreme Court on Thursday told NRC (National Register of Citizens) Co-ordinator Parteek Hajela to give an impartial hearing to all the persons who...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC directs North and East Delhi Municipal Corporation to pay salary to doctors...

A Delhi High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal...
Supreme Court

SC stays Maharashtra govt order on 10% reservation to EWS candidates in medical admissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Maharashtra government order on 10 per cent reservation to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category students in...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issued notice to Centre on a plea for regulating education in Madarsas,...

Delhi High Court issued Notice to Centre on a plea seeking direction to take appropriate actions for regulating the education being imparted in all...
Robert Vadra

Robert Vadra Wants To Go To England To Check Tumour, ED Calls It ‘Pretext’...

Robert Vadra, brother in law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and under the Enforcement Directorate lens in a money laundering case on Wednesday claimed...
Delhi High Court Adjourns PIL Against Tree Felling to July

Delhi High Court Adjourns PIL Against Tree Felling to July

The Centre on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to remove the stay on the construction of Nauroji Nagar stating that they are suffering...

Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre on Enacting Advocate’s Protection Act

Delhi High Court on Wednesday has issued notice to Union of India and Delhi Government on a plea for enacting Advocate Protection Act and...
Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre On Implementation 2002 Report On Population Control

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL that sought, among other things, the implementation of the two...
Karti Chidambaram

Supreme Court Rejects Karti’s Plea For Return Of Rs 10 Crore Deposit, Asks Him...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea of Karti Chidambaram, son of former union P Chidambaram and the newly elected MP from the...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produced registered surety:...

The apex court has maintained that an accused cannot be kept indefinitely in jail for his inability to produce registered surety for reasons beyond...
Supreme Court

Brother-in-law can be asked to pay maintenance under domestic violence to widow wife: SC

The Supreme Court in a judgment relating to maintenance under domestic violence Act, 2005 held that brother in law can be asked to pay...
Abortion

Delhi HC seeks Centre response on plea seeking increasing the length of a pregnancy...

The Delhi HC has sought Central government response on a plea seeking to increase the prescribed length of a pregnancy from a period of...
Delhi High Court Challenging PayTM Postpaid,

PIL in Delhi High Court Challenging PayTM Postpaid, Says It Is “Illegal and Unauthorised”

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Reserve Bank of India to file response on a plea challenging PayTM Post Paid wallet operation stating...
Delhi High Court

Four Justices sworn in as Delhi HC judges

Four new Justices took oath including a women Justice in Delhi High Court on May 27. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, Justice Talwant Singh, Justice Asha Menon...
Atul_Rai

SC dismisses BSP MP Atul Rai’s plea seeking protection from arrest in rape case

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea filed by SP-BSP candidate Atul Rai who has won from Uttar Pradesh Ghosi’s constituency seeking protection...
Delhi HC directs Air Chartered Services, United India Insurance Company to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakhs

Delhi HC directs Air Chartered Services, United India Insurance Company to pay compensation of...

A single-judge bench comprising Justice Suresh Kumar Kait on Wednesday (May 22) directed Air Chartered Services Pvt Ltd and United India Insurance Company to...
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First brain fingerprinting system in Delhi will be operational soon: Delhi govt to Delhi...

Above: Image by Karen Arnold from Pixabay Delhi will get its first brain fingerprinting system in the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) department at Rohini. The...
National Green Tribunal

NGT seeks CPCB, SPCB’s response on transportation of coal through road

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on May 21 asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to respond...
Robert Vadra

ED moves Delhi HC seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail to Robert Vadra

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra by a special court in...
Rajeev Kumar

SC tells former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta HC or trial...

The Supreme Court on Friday told former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to approach Calcutta High Court or trial court for extension of the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Issues Notice on PIL Seeking Derecognition of Parties That Carry, Religious, Ethic,...

A Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice Rajender Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and...
Abandoned or Unidentified Corpses Should Be Buried or Burnt: Delhi Government to Delhi HC

Abandoned or Unidentified Corpses Should Be Buried or Burnt: Delhi Government to Delhi HC

The Delhi Government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court regarding disposal of unidentified dead bodies in a reply PIL filed in the matter...
Om Prakash Chautala

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on premature release of former Haryana CM OP Chautala

The Delhi High Court heard OP Chautala’s plea for premature release from jail on Wednesday in the matter connected to the Prevention of Corruption...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC disposes of pleas pertaining to piece rate incentives scheme for handling bags...

The Delhi High Court upheld the Labour Court judgements that disposed of petitions filed by Food Corporation of India (FCI) Workers Union, Food Corporation...
Supreme Court

President Appoints Four New Judges To Supreme Court, Full Strength Now AT 31

  The Supreme Court gets four new judges as the President Ramnath Kovind on Wednesday cleared their appointments to take the strength of the apex...
Rakesh Asthana

Delhi HC Reserves Order On CBI Plea For More Time To Probe Ex CBI...

The Delhi High Court has reserved order on the application of the CBI seeking extension of time to investigate bribery allegations against the agency...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice in PIL seeking readmission under Right to Education Act

  The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Delhi Government on Tuesday in a PIL challenging the circulars issued by state government which...
Extension of RTE to secondary level will have large financial implications: Centre to Delhi HC

Extension of RTE to secondary level will have large financial implications: Centre to Delhi...

The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that the extension of RTE to secondary education would require more synergic cooperation between different levels...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks CBSE response for uploading private information

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from CBSE regarding compulsion for the affiliate schools to give private and personal information of its...
Robert Vadra

Vadra moves court seeking permission to travel abroad

Brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Robert Vadra has filed an application in the Rouse Avenue court seeking permission to travel abroad. The court said...
Rajeev Kumar

SC refuses to set up special bench to hear plea of former Kolkata Police...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to set up a special bench to hear plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking prolongation...
SC stays Delhi HC order which had stayed Centre’s circular on 2016 black money law

SC stays Delhi HC order which had stayed Centre’s circular on 2016 black money...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed Delhi High Court order where it had stayed the Centre’s circular to let the 2016 black money law...
Disproportionate Assets case

Centre files affidavit in SC, gives clean chit to Mulayam, Akhilesh in disproportionate assets...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday was informed by CBI through affidavit that it didn’t get any evidence to register a case against former UP...
Family Settlement: Courts lean on pragmatic approach

Family Settlement: Courts lean on pragmatic approach

Above: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay   By Kamal Nijhawan Since decades Courts have leaned in favour of Family Settlements as a Family Settlement is entered into by...
Delhi HC

Delhi Government Enthusiastic Chunauti-2018 plan for Delhi Govt. School is under challenge in Delhi...

Delhi HC sought to know from Delhi Government about working of Chunauti-2018 Plan in the Delhi Government Schools, implemented to Cure or fix the...
M J Akbar

M J Akbar Denies He Ever Met Priya Ramani in Hotel Room, Rejects All...

Former Minister M J Akbar who was on Monday cross-examined in connection with the defamation case he filed against journalist Priya Ramani denied all...
film actors Saif Ali Khan

Rajasthan HC Issues Fresh Notice to Saif, Tabu, 2 others in Blackbuck poaching case

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued fresh notices to film actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre,  Tabu and Neelam Kothari in the blackbuck...
Kamal Haasan

Madras HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Kamal Haasan for Hindu Terrorist Remark

The Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan in a case filed against him by the Hindu Munnani (Front) party...
Rajeev Kumar

Fmr Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar approaches SC seeking extension of seven days protection time

Former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday approached the apex court seeking extension of seven days protection time given to him by the court. Kumar...
Image by Jade87 from Pixabay

Online Entertainment: Contentious Content

Above: Image by Jade87 from Pixabay Should the programmes transmitted through the internet by social media giants be regulated and censored? The Supreme Court has...
Acid Attacks

In acid attacks, accused should not be let off lightly, says Delhi HC and...

Delhi HC has modified the sentence given by a trial court by convicting the accused under sections 452 and 302 of IPC and directed...
SC modifies Delhi HC order on 2018 cadre allocation, allows 19 candidates to choose cadres

SC modifies Delhi HC order on 2018 cadre allocation, allows 19 candidates to choose...

The Supreme Court on Friday modified the Delhi HC order that had quashed the 2018 IAS/IPS cadre allocation and granted 19 aggrieved candidates the...
Rajasthan High Court

Rajasthan HC issues notice to state government on recent incidents of rapes

The Jodhpur High Court on Friday issued notice to Rajasthan government seeking replies on the recent incidents of rapes in the state. The state recently...
Rajeev Kumar

SC vacates interim protection given to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar from arrest

In a major jolt to Mamata Banerjee-led govt in West Bengal, the Supreme Court on Friday vacated interim protection given to former Kolkata Police...
National Green Tribunal

NGT Tells Odisha Electricity Co To Pay Up Rs 4 Cr Fine For Death...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reiterated that the Central Electric Supply Utility (CESU) of Odisha pay Rs 4-crore as penalty in connection with...
Supreme Court

SC issues to Centre, CBSE on plea seeking 10% quota for EWS in CTET

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Central government and CBSE on a plea seeking 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC stays joint proposal rule for ‘Senior Advocate’ Application

The Delhi High Court has stayed the operation of Rule 7 of the High Court of Delhi Designation of Senior Advocate Rules, 2018 which...
Kamal Haasan

Delhi High Court Declines To Hear Pleas Against Kamal Haasan for ‘Godse Hindu Terrorist’...

  The Delhi High Court has declined to hear a plea by the BJP Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking action against actor turned politician Kamal Haasan...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

Supreme Court Chastises West Bengal Government Over BJP Activist’s Detention

The Supreme Court on Wednesday chastised the West Bengal government for keeping BJP activist Priyanka Sharma, who last week shared a meme of Chief...
GST

Delhi HC Asks Centre To Upgrade Software in GST Filing To Make It Dealer...

The Delhi High Court has  held that in order to overcome glitches in the GST network and make it user friendly for traders  while...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice on plea seeking establishment of Delhi State Human Rights Commission

Delhi HC bench led by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Govt on a Plea Seeking directions to establish the...
National Green Tribunal

NGT slaps Rs. 17.31 cr fine on IOCL refinery for air, water pollution

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs 17.31 cr on the Indian Oil Corporation Limited's (IOCL) refinery in Panipat, for violating...
The High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru

Child born out of second marriage entitled to compassionate appointment: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order of the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) that rejected the appointment of one Lohit Gowda on compassionate...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court Comes To Aid Of Medical School Dropout To Take JEE Exam

The Delhi High Court has allowed an IIT aspirant to appear for the JEE (Advanced) exams 2019 though he passed Class 12 in 2017...
Delhi HC issues notice on plea by differently-abled girl alleging discrimination by a school

Delhi HC issues notice on plea by differently-abled girl alleging discrimination by a school

Delhi HC Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday issued notice on a plea filed by 13-year-old differently-abled girl alleging “she has been deprived of...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

SC grants bail to Bengal BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to BJP worker Priyanka Sharma who had allegedly posted morphed picture of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. At...
Karti Chidambaram (file picture)

SC Declines to Hear Karti Chidambaram Plea for Refund of Rs 10 Crore Deposit

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider a plea by Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who sought refund of...
Centre mentions matter related to cadre allocation of All India Service officers before SC

Supreme Court To Hear on Friday Centre’s Plea Challenging Delhi HC’s Order Quashing 2018...

The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court  May 3 order quashing the cadre allocation of IAS...
Supreme Court

Dismissal of Complaints for Marginal Delays Adds To Burden of Litigation, Defeats Purpose of...

The Supreme Court has held that dismissal of consumer complaints for marginal delays in filing or other technical grounds only “add to the burden...
Supreme Court

Tough task ahead for SC appointed Committee as it readies to evolve measures to...

The Supreme Court has on May 9 vacated the stay on declaration of results of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Examinations 2017. The bench of...
Supreme court

SC Collegium Recommends Two Advocates for Madhya Pradesh HC, Sends Back Three Names

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended   advocates Vishal Dhagat and Vishal Mishra be appointed as judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. While recommending their...
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, DPCC on plea seeking regulations on slaughter of animals on religious occasions

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, DPCC on plea seeking regulations on slaughter of...

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to Centre and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to file their responses on a plea seeking...
Justice D N Patel

SC Collegium recommends name for Chief Justice at Delhi HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the name of Gujarat HC judge Justice D N Patel for the Chief Justice at the Delhi High...
SC Says No To Plea Seeking Advancing of Poll-time In View Of Ramzan

SC Says No To Plea Seeking Advancing of Poll-time In View Of Ramzan

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea for re-scheduling of voting timing to 4.30 am or 5 am instead of 7 am in...
BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

SC to hear bail plea of BJP worker who had shared Bengal CM Mamata...

A vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna posted the bail plea of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma who had shared...
Ultrasound tests to determine the sex of the foetus are banned in India/Photo: UNI

Sex Determination Tests: Foeticide Next To Genocide

Above: Ultrasound tests to determine the sex of the foetus are banned in India/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the Prohibition of...
Supreme Court

SC says contractual teachers are not entitled to salary at par with regular permanent...

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and Uday Umesh Lalit has set aside a judgment of Patna High Court which had...
The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI)

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

Above: The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI) A Madras High Court...
AMIT SHAH

Application in SC to protect interests of indigenous people: Amit Shah’s statement under SC...

The Assam Andolon Sangrami (AAS) Manch has moved an application in the Supreme Court on Friday bringing to its notice BJP president Amit Shah’s...
Supreme court

Family is not always ‘interested witness’: SC

The Supreme Court has held that the mere fact of a witness being related to a party does not make him/her an interested witness. Justices...
Amazon

SC issues notice to Centre on petition seeking censorship of online content

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre to file a response in a petition seeking regulations to control the contents of...
Rahul Gandhi

Supreme Court Reserves Order on Rahul’s “Chowkidar” Contempt Case

  The Supreme Court has reserved order on the contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi, against Rahul Gandhi for attributing his 'Chowkidar chor...
Rafale Review

Supreme Court Reserves Order On Rafale Review, Gives Two Weeks for Written Submissions

  The Supreme Court on Friday reserved order on the petition seeking review of its December 14 verdict against a probe into the controversial fighter...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Notified Vacation Benches: CJI’s Bench To Sit Immediately After Polls Results Are...

The Supreme Court on Friday notified the Vacation Benches that would be hearing matters during the Court's summer vacation, which starts on Monday May 13....
Ayodhya Mediation Panel

Supreme Court Gives Mediation Panel Time Till August 15 To Find Solution

Above: (L to R) Justice  FMI Kalifullah, Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu and  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The Supreme Court has given the Ayodhya mediation panel, that...
Nirav Modi

London Court Says No Bail to Nirav Modi Despite Fugitive Diamantaire Offering 2 million...

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi  has been denied bail for a third time by London court. While denying bail to him, the court observed...
Supreme Court

A unilateral alteration to contract cannot be enforced: SC

A Supreme Court bench on Wednesday held that a unilateral alteration in a contract can never be forced upon an unwilling party and set...
ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav

SC dismisses ex-BSF trooper Yadav’s plea challenging his rejection debarring him to contest from...

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav plea challenging rejection of his nomination papers by the Election Commission (EC) to...
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam

SC asks SSC to declare 2017 result for recruitment in Central Govt jobs

In a major relief to thousands of candidates who appeared for 2017 SSC exams, the apex court on Thursday asked the Staff Selection Commission...
Rahul Gandhi

SC throws out plea raising doubts over Rahul’s competency to fight elections on the...

The Supreme Court on Thursday junked a plea seeking debarment of Rahul Gandhi from contesting Lok Sabha elections on the basis of Gandhi’s alleged...
Collegium recommends names of Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant for SC judgeship

Collegium recommends names of Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant for SC judgeship

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai, Judge, Bombay High Court and Justice Surya Kant, Chief Justice, Himachal...
Supreme Court

SC asks Congress MP to file fresh plea against EC Clean Chit To Modi,...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday  dismissed a petition filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev seeking action against PM Narendra Modi and BJP Amit Shah...
ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav

Look Into Sacked BSF Jawan’s Complaint On Rejection Of Nomination from Varanasi: SC to...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to look into the complaint of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination against...
Rahul Gandhi

From “Regret” To “Unconditional Apology”: Supreme Court To Take Up Rahul’s Revised Rafale Remark...

The Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tendered an "unconditional apology" to the Supreme Court for "unintentionally" linking the apex court in the Rafale...
Possession of narcotics much higher than commercial quantity is relevant to determine the quantum of punishment SC

Possession of narcotics much higher than commercial quantity is relevant to determine the quantum...

The Supreme Court has partly allowed the appeal in Rafiq Qureshi v Narcotic Control Bureau, Eastern Zonal Unit, reducing the sentence of the convict...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

SC In-House Committee Refuses to Make Report Public, Finds “No Substance” in allegations against...

The in-house panel of the Supreme Court held that the charges of sexual harassment by former SC employee against CJI Ranjan Gogoi had ‘no...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking mandatory equal parity in salary as according to Italian...

The Delhi High Court recently passed an order rejecting the plaint under order VII Rule 11, CPC, 1908 of an Indian National, employed in...
Delhi HC observes anomaly in CrPC, issues notice to Centre, Union law ministry

Delhi HC observes anomaly in CrPC, issues notice to Centre, Union law ministry

The Delhi High Court while observing an anomaly in the CrPC has said that it needs examination. The Division Bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and...
VVPAT

SC dismisses opposition parties’ review plea seeking increase of the count of VVPAT slips...

The apex court on Tuesday rejected the demand of opposition parties seeking increase of the count for the verification of voter-verified paper audit trail...
Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in Sexual Harassment

Section 144 Around Apex Court As Woman Lawyers, Activists protest CJI Clean Chit in...

Section 144 was imposed around the Supreme Court premises after women lawyers and activists  took to protests against the procedure adopted to deal with...
Provisions of Prohibition of Sex Selection Act

Provisions of Prohibition of Sex Selection Act, 1994 are Constitutional, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the Prohibition of Sex Selection Act 1994 is a social welfare legislation, conceived in   light   of   the   skewed  ...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends four names to be appointed as Delhi HC judges

The Supreme Court Collegium on May 6 recommended four names of judicial officers to be appointed as Delhi High Court judges. The four persons whose...
Volkswagen

“No coercive action” against Volkswagen, says SC and agrees to hear petition challenging Rs...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Volkswagen Group’s plea challenging a fine of Rs 500 crores imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The...
Brajesh Thakur

SC Asks CBI to Complete Probe into Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case, Submit Report by...

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the CBI to complete its probe into the facts unearthed last week that eleven girls were murdered by...
TTV Dinakaran (file picture)

Supreme Court Stays Disqualification Proceedings Against Three Dissident AIADMK MLAs

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the disqualification proceedings against the three dissident AIADMK MLAs for indulging in anti-party activities and supporting the TTV...
Image by J32 from Pixabay

A Bit of History and the Law on Adverse Possession As It Stands In...

  By Sunil Murarka In the last week of April, the Supreme Court  while reiterating the principles of acquisition of title by adverse possession observed that...
A file picture of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

Former BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav approaches SC challenging his rejection as an election...

Dismissed BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav on Monday approached Supreme Court challenging rejection of his nomination as an election candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha...
Amit shah & PM Modi

Hate speeches: SC tells petitioner Sushmita Dev to place before it EC orders on...

The apex court on Monday told Congress MP Sushmita Dev who is seeking action against BJP President Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi for...
Delhi HC issues notice to Karti’s CA in ED plea against bail

Special court extends Chidambarams’ interim protection from arrest to May 30

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday sought the deferment of the hearing of the plea seeking anticipatory bail to Karti Chidambaram on the ground...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

SC refutes newspaper report saying that Justices Nariman, Chandrachud met Justice Bobde to discuss...

The Supreme Court has released a press release (see below) saying that a leading daily (name withheld) which published a report stating that two...
Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI

Kumbh Mela: Cleanliness Next to Godliness?

Above: Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the...
M J Akbar

#MeToo: M J Akbar records his statements before court, deems Ramani’s allegations as “defamatory”

M J Akbar on Saturday appeared before the court of the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal in connection with his defamation...
Justice S Ravindra bhat

Justice S Ravindra Bhat bids adieu to Delhi High Court, remembered for his accomplishments

Delhi High Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat was recommended by the Collegium to be elevated as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan last month....
Police Training: Setting New Guidelines

Protection of the fundamental right of the police personnel: Delhi HC issues notice to...

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice and sought responses from Centre and Delhi government on a suo motu initiated by it on...
Delhi HC quashes two DoPT orders on cadre allocation, directs DoPT to adhere to its 2017 order

Delhi HC quashes two DoPT orders on cadre allocation, directs DoPT to adhere to...

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the cadre allocations made by the Centre of the IAS Officers vide communication dated Dec 3, 2018...
Sexual harassment charges Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

Delhi HC issues notice to state police, asks why chargesheet has not been filed...

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea filed by eight women research scholars of JNU for not...
Justice AK Sikri

SC asks its retired judge to examine answer scripts of candidates who appeared for...

The Supreme Court on Friday asked its retired judge Justice A K Sikri to examine the answer scripts of candidates who appeared for Haryana...
Supreme Court

SC To Hear PIL Seeking Consecutive, Not Concurrent Jail Terms For Convicts In Graft,...

The Supreme Court will hear on May 10 a plea seeking that various jail terms awarded to a convict under special laws on corruption...
Brajesh Thakur

Muzzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files affidavit in SC, says it is investigating alleged murder...

In a sensational revelation to the Muzzaffarpur shelter home case, the CBI in an affidavit said that it is investigating alleged murder of 11...
Lead picture: UNI

SC to review petition seeking verification of 50% VVPAT next week

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear review petition filed by 21 opposition parties seeking verification of 50 per cent Electronic Voting Machines...
Ex Gujarat Police Officers Vanzara, Amin Discharged In Ishrat Jahan Encounter case

Ex Gujarat Police Officers Vanzara, Amin Discharged In Ishrat Jahan Encounter case

A Special CBI court on Thursday discharged former police officers D G Vanzara and N K Amin in the case of killing of Ishrat...
Rahul Gandhi

Petition Filed In Supreme Court Seeking Rahul Gandhi Be Debarred From Contesting Polls

A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi was sent a notice by the Union Home Ministry seeking a response to charges that he held...
Amit shah & PM Modi

Inform by May 6 as what steps you are going to take against Shah,...

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Election Commission (EC) to decide before May 6 as what steps it is going to take on remaining...
Supreme court

SC rejects plea seeking recusal of CJI from hearing matter related to foreigners’ illegal...

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking recusal of CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the matter drawing attention towards the plight...
Gujarat HC Blocks State Govt’s Bid to Play Appeasement Politics by Banning Livestock Export

Gujarat HC Blocks State Govt’s Bid to Play Appeasement Politics by Banning Livestock Export

Above: Photo courtesy YouTube (representative image) An attempt by the Gujarat government to stop livestock exports came to naught as the Gujarat High Court quashed...
Rajeev Kumar

Saradha case: SC reserves verdict on CBI plea seeking arrest, custodial interrogation of ex-Kolkata...

The apex court on Thursday reserved verdict on a plea by CBI seeking permission to arrest and custodial interrogation of ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt, asks why Delhi State Social Security Board...

The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Delhi Government on a plea seeking directions to government to establish the office of the...
SC asks Election Commission to consider re-scheduling the voting time in wake of Ramzan, heat waves

SC asks Election Commission to consider re-scheduling the voting time in wake of Ramzan,...

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Election Commission (EC) to consider changing the present timings of voting and make it before 7 am in...
Delhi Court Summons Electoral officers Over Sunita Kejriwal’s Alled Two ID Cards

Delhi Court Summons Electoral officers Over Sunita Kejriwal’s Alled Two ID Cards

A Delhi court summoned electoral officers  from the capital and Uttar Pradesh on June 3 over allegations that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita...
Deepak Talwar

Delhi Court Issues NBW Against Corporate Lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s Son Aditya

A Delhi court has takes cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar  and has issued a Non Bailable Warrant against...
Amit shah & PM Modi

SC issues notice to EC on Congress MP’s plea seeking action against PM Modi,...

The Supreme Court has issued notice to Election Commission (EC) on Congress MP Sushmita Dev’s petition that charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP...
Rahul Gandhi

Contempt case: SC gives Rahul Gandhi time till Monday to file a better affidavit

The Supreme Court adjourned to next Monday the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi after counsel for the congress president undertook “to file a better...
Dassault Rafale

Centre seeks more time to file reply on Rafale review petitions

The Centre has sought more time from the Supreme Court to file detailed reply to the clutch of review petitions filed against the apex...
Rahul Gandhi

Home Ministry Issues Notice to Rahul Gandhi on His Citizenship

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his Indian citizenship, said sources. The MHA...
Amrapali Group

SC asks Amrapali to reveal details of all transactions, payments to cricketer MS Dhoni

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Amrapali real estate group details of all transactions and payments to cricketer MS Dhoni. The bench sought the...
Arvind Kejriwal

Defamation case: Delhi court directs Delhi CM Kejriwal, other AAP leaders to appear before...

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Tuesday directed AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Sushil Kumar Gupta and Atishi to appear before it on June 7 in ...
Business tycoon Ness Wadia sentenced to 2-year suspended jail term for possessing drugs

Business tycoon Ness Wadia sentenced to 2-year suspended jail term for possessing drugs

Ness Wadia, one of the wealthiest Indian businessman has been sentenced to two-year suspended imprisonment for possessing drugs by a Japanese court. Wadia was arrested...
Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi court allows Tharoor to travel abroad

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to travel to USA from May 5 to May 20. Tharoor is facing charges for...
Delhi HC allows Parsvnath Developers Chairman to attend his son graduation ceremony

Delhi HC allows Parsvnath Developers Chairman to attend his son graduation ceremony

Delhi HC on Monday allowed Chairman of Parsvnath Developers, Pradeep Jain to travel abroad for attending his son graduation ceremony, in USA on furnishing...
Rahul Gandhi

On Eve of “Chowkidar” Contempt Case in SC, Rahul Expresses Regret Once Again

The Congress President Rahul Gandhi has once again expressed his regret for misquoting the Supreme Court and suggesting that it had endorsed his election...
NGT raps Delhi Pollution Control Committee for not tackling the issue of Bio-medical waste

NGT raps Delhi Pollution Control Committee for not tackling the issue of Bio-medical waste

The National Green Tribunal on Monday rebuked Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for not tackling the issue of Bio-medical waste. The green panel was not...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

Delhi HC Dismisses NGO’s Plea Seeking to restrain Media From Publishing Charges Against CJI...

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea that sought to restrain the media from publishing allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice...
Amit shah & PM Modi

Supreme Court to hear plea alleging PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah violated...

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a petition by a Congress MP that charges both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit...
BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com

UP MLA: Law’s Long Arm Finally Catches Up

Above: BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com In the caste-ridden politics of Uttar Pradesh, an MLA...
Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman Bharat scheme

From Delivering Verdicts to Singing Paens

Above: Justice SR Sen (left) of the Meghalaya HC promoted the idea of a Hindu nation; Allahabad HC’s Justice SP Kesharvani praised the Ayushman...
Patients in a hospital after cataract surgery/Photo: UNI

Eyeing Profits

Above: Patients in a hospital after cataract surgery/Photo: UNI With hospitals and pharma companies charging heavily for medical devices, a PIL in the Delhi HC...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
New Delhi International Arbitration Centre

Delhi High Court Notice to Centre Over Hastily Issued Ordinance on Arbitration Centre

Above: The ICADR was set up in 1995 under the Societies Registration Act and had gained credibility in the field of alternative dispute resolution/Photo:...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Merely abusing a person in foul language doesn’t attract offence of Criminal Intimidation under...

The Supreme Court has held that merely abusing a person in foul language does not fulfill the elements of the offence of Criminal Intimidation...
‘Failure to process a prisoner’s representation for premature release is inexcusable’

‘Failure to process a prisoner’s representation for premature release is inexcusable’

Above: Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Rajan’s 30 years of prison sentence has found mercy in the Supreme Court’s eyes. On April 25, the Court,...
Jayalalithaa

Supreme Court Stays Justice Arumughaswamy Panel Probing Jaya’s Death

The Supreme Court has stayed the working of the Justice Arumughaswamy Commission that is probing the death of Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister J...
Narendra Modi Biopic

SC refuses to interfere into Election Commission order banning release of biopic on PM...

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere into Election Commission (EC) order banning the release of biopic on PM Narendra Modi. EC had earlier...
RBI 2017-18 report admits that 93.3 percent of all demonetised notes returned to the banks

SC tells RBI to comply with its order to disclose audit reports of banks...

The Supreme Court on Friday told RBI to comply with its order to disclose audit reports of banks under RTI Act or face contempt...
Supreme court

We will come up with better measures for inmates lodged in detention camps: Assam...

The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by Assam Chief Secretary (CS) that he would come up with better measures for the inmates lodged...
Delhi HC asks NHAI why there is absence of basic amenities on Western, Eastern peripheral expressways

Delhi HC asks NHAI why there is absence of basic amenities on Western, Eastern...

By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC has issued notice to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on a plea seeking directions to NHAI to ensure...
Act on TMC candidate Mahua Moitra’s complaint on BJP leader Mahadev Sarkar’s sexual innuendoes: SC to EC

Act on TMC candidate Mahua Moitra’s complaint on BJP leader Mahadev Sarkar’s sexual innuendoes:...

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission (EC) to take necessary steps on BJP leader Mahadev Sarkar’s sexually coloured remarks on TMC...
Supreme Court

SC Accuses “Rich And Powerful” Of Trying To Run Apex Court, Says “They...

The Supreme Court will give orders at 2 pm today whether  investigations are required to probe the charges made by lawyer Utsav Bains that...
Delhi High Court orders a committee to inspect dilapidated health facility in Delhi Government Hospital

Delhi High Court orders a committee to inspect dilapidated health facility in Delhi Government...

Delhi High Court on Monday directed the government to constitute a committee of experts to visit various Government hospital in Delhi and conduct inspection...
Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

Supreme Court Asks Adv. Bains To File Fresh Affidavit In Support Of His Charges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked advocate Utsav Bains to file additional affidavit in support of his allegation that three former employees of  the...
Narendra Modi Biopic

Modi Biopic Not To Be Screened Until Elections Over: EC

The Election Commission has stated that the Modi biopic starring Vivek Oberoi be banned till the last day of polling as the movie was...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Panel of Three SC Judges To Meet On Friday To Look Into Sexual Harassment...

A three member committee of Supreme Court judges formed to look into into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India...
Rahul Gandhi

Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale Remarks

Despite expressing regrets, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for misquoting the apex court on the Rafale...
Bilkis Bano case: CJI asks how convicted policemen could go back to active service

SC orders Guj govt to compensate Rs 50 lakhs to Bilkis Bano as well...

Condemning the Gujarat government for its failure to compensate the victims of 2002 riots, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to pay a...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

PIL in Delhi HC seeks proper implementation of Act mandating a law officer in...

A PIL in the Delhi High Court seeks proper implementation of the section 6 of Delhi Prison Act, 2000, thereby making it compulsory for...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Sexual harassment charges against CJI Gogoi: SC seeks response from advocate who alleged dirty...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Utsav Bains, the advocate who claimed that there is a plot to frame up the Chief Justice Ranjan...
SCBA

SC Bar Association Frowns On Procedure Adopted Over Woman Ex-Employee’s Charges Against CJI

The Executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association has stated that the procedure adopted for conducting the court proceedings on Saturday, 20 April...
Supreme court

Constitution Bench Sitting Scheduled For Tuesday Cancelled

The meeting of the constitution bench of the Supreme Court,  scheduled for Tuesday 23 April has been cancelled, a note from the SC registry...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Apologises For Misquoting SC On Rafale Order, Promises Never To Do It...

Ahead of the Supreme Court  taking up the matter of contempt against him, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday apologized to the apex court...
Controversial app TikTok

Supreme Court Asks Madras HC To Respond To Tik Tok Plea On Ban

The Supreme Court today on Monday asked the Madras High Court to decide on its interim ban on Chinese-owned TikTok video app by April...
The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI

Plunder of Saryu River

Above: The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI Despite the NGT passing strictures against...
The Delhi Jal Board has asked that the level in Wazirabad reservoir should not be reduced/Photo: mapio.net

War Over Water

Above: The Delhi Jal Board has asked that the level in Wazirabad reservoir should not be reduced/Photo: mapio.net As the long “lean season” till the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt and others, asks why fast track courts...

By Furkan Ahmed A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court, before the Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

SC constitutes a special bench to adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint against CJI Ranjan...

A bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Arun Mishra, Sanjiv Khanna on Saturday constituted a special bench to adjudicate into sexual harassment complaint...
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Post-Conviction Mental Illness Is Reason Enough To Spare Death Row Convicts From Gallows

Taking cognizance of a post-conviction mental illness plea, the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement has held this it would be a mitigating factor...
Sadhvi Pragya

Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature to contest from Bhopal seat challenged

A plea has been filed before the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court opposing Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature to contest from Bhopal seat from BJP. The...
Delhi High Court

Quash provision which mandates deduction of tax on the interest accrued upon award by...

By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to consider if the provision that mandates deduction...
Supreme Court

SC tells AAP govt to specify the percentage of disabled-friendly buses it will ply

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Delhi government to file its response specifying the percentage of disabled-friendly buses it will ply. The bench of Justices...
P Chidambaram

On IT Dept’s Plea, Supreme Court Issues Notice To Chidambarams

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Congress leader P Chidambaram’s wife Nalini and son Karti on an appeal of the Income Tax...
Muslim women

SC issues notice to Centre, others, asks why Muslim women should not be allowed...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 16) issued notice to Centre, National Commission for Women, Central Waqf Council and All India Muslim Personal Law...

Supreme Court Rejects Mayawati’s Plea Against Ban on Her Campaigning

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the BSP chief Mayawati’s plea against the 48-hour ban on her campaigning imposed by the Election Commission (EC)....
Adv Prashant Bhushan

Adv Prashant Bhushan resigns from CPIL, Common Cause, Swaraj Abhiyan after found violating Bar...

By Rajesh Kumar Advocate Prashant Bhushan has resigned from Governing Council of Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), Common Cause and Swaraj Abhiyan on the...
SC questions Centre for granting environmental clearances for community centres

SC questions Centre for granting environmental clearances for community centres

The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the Centre for granting environmental clearances for community centres. The bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta asked...
Narendra Modi Biopic

SC directs EC to take a call on release of Modi biopic after watching...

The Supreme Court on Monday directed Election Commission (EC) to watch biopic on PM Narendra Modi and take decision by April 19 as whether...
Rahul Gandhi

Supreme Court Asks Rahul Gandhi for Explanation on Rafale Remarks

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in connection with a contempt petition filed against him by BJP MP...
Supreme Court

SC raps EC for not giving details on action against candidates indulging in hate...

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuked the Election Commission (EC) for not giving details of penal action initiated on candidates indulging in hate speeches...
Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer

Dressing Down

Above: Kerala HC, has allowed advocates to appear without black coat and gown in lower courts during summer In an interesting case, an advocate of...
PM Modi Biopic

Supreme Court To Take Up Plea Challenging EC Ban on Modi Biopic on April...

The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea challenging the Election Commission’s (EC) ban on the release “PM Narendra Modi”, a biopic on...
SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 12) sought West Bengal government’s reply on a plea by the Customs Department alleging obstruction by police while...
BJP’s MP sues Rahul Gandhi for Chowkidar chor hai comment

BJP’s MP sues Rahul Gandhi for Chowkidar chor hai comment

The apex court will hear a contempt plea filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress President Rahul Gandhi on April 15. Lekhi moved the...
Patiala House Court

CBI court tells Deepa Talwar, wife of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to join probe...

A special CBI court on Thursday told wife of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, Deepa Talwar to join probe within two weeks while hearing the...
DGP Manoj Yadav

Delhi HC seeks replies from UPSC, Haryana govt on Haryana DGP’s appointment

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Haryana government to file their responses on a plea challenging...
Google Pay

Delhi HC seeks replies from RBI, Google India for giving authorization to Google Pay

By Kunal Rao Delhi HC on Wednesday issued notice to RBI and Google India seeking their response on PIL alleging Google Pay App operating...
Supreme court

SC to pass order on Friday whether electoral bonds are valid or not

The Supreme Court will pass an order on the validity of electoral bonds scheme on Friday. The court on Thursday heard the arguments from...
SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief Justice

SC Collegium Recommends Justice P R Ramachandra Menon of Kerala HC As Chattisgarh Chief...

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Justice P R Ramachandra Menon, Justdge of the Kerala High Court be appointed as Chief Justice of...
Supreme Court

SC Vacation Bench Will Hear Regular Matters, Lawyers Can Seek Inclusion of Pending Cases

With the summer vacation of the Supreme Court starting on 13 May until 30 June ,2019,  regular matters will be taken up for hearing...
Priya Ramani

Priya Ramani Gets Relief from Personal Appearance in MJ Akbar Defamation Case

A Delhi court hearing the ongoing defamation case filed by former Union minister and BJP leader MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani passed an...
NRC

Illegal detention in Assam: SC appoints Sr Advocate and former ASG Gourab Banerji as...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 9) appointed Senior Advocate and former additional Solicitor General of India Gourab Banerji as amicus curiae in the...
Supreme Court

SC Says Women Subjected To Cruelty By In-Laws Can File Criminal Case From Place...

A woman, forced out of her matrimonial home on account of cruelty, can file a criminal case against her tormentors, including spouse and in-laws...
manual scavengers

Delhi HC seeks response from AAP govt on the rise of deaths of manual...

By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has sought response from Delhi government on a plea contending rise in death of manual scavengers despite Delhi government banning...
PM Modi Biopic

Terming It “Premature” SC Dismisses Plea for Stay on PM Modi Biopic

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The apex court...
Lalu Prasad Yadav

CBI opposes bail of Lalu, says Lalu wants to continue political activities ahead of...

The CBI on Tuesday (April 9) filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court opposing the bail of Lalu Prasad Yadav on medical grounds in...
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam

SC tells CBI to file detailed status report on the ongoing probe into 2017...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 9) asked CBI to file a detailed status report pertaining to the ongoing probe into 2017 SSC exams...
Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court has said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Narula, who was in the...
Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court Frowns On Governments Running Temples

The Supreme Court on Monday (April 8) took a strong exception to the running and managing of religious places by government in India. “Why Government...
Sajjan Kumar

SC adjourns bail hearing of Sajjan Kumar to April 15

The Supreme Court on Monday (April 8) adjourned the bail plea of ex-Congressman Sajjan Kumar to April 15. Kumar has been convicted for a life...
VVPAT

Hike VVPAT sampling One Booth To Five In Every Assembly Segment: SC TO EC

The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to increase the random sampling of VVPAT slips from one booth per assembly segment to five...
Tik Tok

SC refuses urgent hearing to plea challenging Madras HC order banning downloading of TikTok...

The Supreme Court on Monday (April 8) declined to accord urgent hearing to a plea challenging Madras HC order banning downloading of Chinese video...
Upper caste outfits protesting against favourable changes in the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI

To Cast It Off

Above: Upper caste outfits protesting against favourable changes in the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI In a welcome step, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed...
The SC observed that there was hurry in disqualifying Congress legislator Bhagabhai Barad of Talala/Photo: UNI

Different Strokes for Different People

Above: The SC observed that there was hurry in disqualifying Congress legislator Bhagabhai Barad of Talala/Photo: facebook  While the Supreme Court gave relief to a...
The Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

The Allahabad High Court registry on Tuesday issued a circular (see below) to the officials of the court to pay respect to the judges. The...
SC cancels bail to Ex-Jharkhand Minister Yogendra Sao, but allows bail to wife

SC cancels bail to Ex-Jharkhand Minister Yogendra Sao, but allows bail to wife

By Kunal Rao Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled the bail granted to Ex-Jharkhand Minister Yogendra Sao accused in several cases related to rioting and...
IPL Spot-fixing case

BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) DK Jain to Decide Sreesanth’s Quantum of Punishment

The ombudsman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Justice (Retd) DK Jain will decide the quantum of punishment for pace...
Gujjars staging a protest demanding 5 percent reservation on Feb 9/Photo: twitter

SC rejects plea seeking stay on Raj govt’s move to implement 5 per cent...

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 5) turned down a plea seeking a stay on the Rajasthan govt’s move to implement 5 per cent...
National Herald corruption case

Supreme Court Stays Delhi HC Order on Herald House Eviction

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order of February 28 which ordered the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publishers of the...
Sex Scandal

Pollachi Sex Case: Supreme Court Asks Petitioners To Approach HC for Court Monitored Probe

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking a court-monitored probe into Pollachi sex scandal and asked the petitioners to approach...
Estranged brothers Shivinder (right) and Malvinder Singh

Supreme Court warns Ranbaxy Promoters of Jail for Failure to Pay Japanese Firm

The Supreme Court on Friday warned the former Ranbaxy owners, brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh  that they would be sent to jail for...
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi

Full disclosure of the appointment of judges through Collegium is unwarranted, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday (April 4) observed that full disclosure of the process of appointment of judges through the Collegium system is unwarranted. A...
PM Modi Biopic

SC will hear plea seeking ban on release of biopic on PM Modi on...

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking ban on release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 8. The bench comprising...
HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

HC Appointed Amicus Curiae’s Report on Floods Leaves Kerala Govt Red Faced

The Kerala High Court appointed amicus curiae has squarely blamed the state governmnent’s dam management policy for the devastating floods that struck large parts...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC Wants Viscera Report Of Man Who Died In Maldives To Be Sent...

The Delhi High Court has sought the viscera report of a 32-year-old man who had died allegedly due to the negligent approach of the...
Thane Court Summons Rahul, Yechury on Defamation Plea by RSS Activist

Thane Court Summons Rahul, Yechury on Defamation Plea by RSS Activist

A court in Thane,  Maharashtra  has  issued summons to Congress president Rahul Gandhi and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury to appear before it on...
Hardik Patel

Doors Almost Shut on Hardik Patel’s Ambitions to Fight Lok Sabha Elections

Patidar leader, BJP baiter and recent Congress entrée Hardik Patel’s dreams of contesting the Lok Sabha elections 2019 are likely to remain just that—dreams....
DGP Manoj Yadav

Delhi HC seeks replies from UPSC, Haryana govt on appointment of Manoj Yadava as...

By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC has sought clarification from UPSC and Haryana government on a plea challenging appointment of Manoj Yadava as Director General...
Shabir Shah

ED Opposes Kashmiri Separatist Leader Shah’s Bail Plea in Money Laundering Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opposed the bail plea of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in a money laundering case before the court of...
Supreme Court

SC Cancels Bail Granted By Delhi HC To Watali In Terror Funding Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Delhi High Court order granting bail to a trader from Jammu & Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad Shah...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC pulls up Delhi Police, seeks report on whereabouts of man alleged to...

By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has sought a report from Delhi Police on a plea by a man whose father was allegedly kidnapped by two...
Hardik Patel

Blow to Hardik Patel’s MP dreams as SC refuses to accord urgent hearing

Congress leader Hardik Patel’s dream of becoming a MP was dashed on Tuesday (April 2) when Supreme Court refused to accord urgent hearing to...
Mayawati

Funds for memorials were sanctioned through budgetary allocations, Mayawati tells SC

BSP Supremo Mayawati filed an affidavit and told the Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 2) that monuments are meant to popularize values and ideals...
Supreme court

SC quashes RBI’s Feb 12 circular asking lenders to implement a resolution plan of...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 2) declared RBI’s Feb 12 circular asking banks and other lenders to either implement a resolution plan for...
Justice S Ravindra bhat

Delhi HC Judge Ravindra Bhatt Recuses Himself From Hearing Golf Club Matter

Delhi High Court Justice Ravindra Bhatt  has recused himself from hearing the plea filed by several professional golfers challenging the Delhi Golf Club’s decision...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC adjourns arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari’s plea seeking quashing of money laundering case

The Delhi HC on Monday adjourned the plea of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and close associate of Robert Vadra seeking annulment of money laundering...
VVPAT

SC tells opposition parties to file response on EC affidavit seeking continuation of present...

The Supreme Court on Monday (Mar 1) told 21 opposition parties seeking 50 per cent VVPAT count to file their replies by April 8...
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Illegal detention: SC rebukes Centre for non-availability of Assam CS, asks for his mandatory...

Taking a stern view at the lackadaisical approach towards the plight of foreigners in detention camps in Assam by the state government, the apex...
While foreign students are warmly welcomed, their overstay becomes a problem/Photo: UNI

Foreign Nationals: Guest Not Always God

Above: While foreign students are warmly welcomed, their overstay becomes a problem/Photo: UNI Due to the involvement of foreign students in narcotics trading and other...
Cap on Auto Rickshaws in Capital to Stay, focus on mass transport, Supreme court Says

Cap on Auto Rickshaws in Capital to Stay, focus on mass transport, Supreme court...

  A Supreme Court  bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta, while hearing a matter related to the problem of vehicular emissions...
Hardik Patel's Political Plans

Hardik Patel’s Political Plans Hangs In Balance As Gujarat HC Refuses To Stay...

The political plans of Patidar leader Hardik Patel got a major setback as the Gujarat High Court on Friday declined to stay a lower...
Bilkis Bano Case

SC asks Gujarat Govt to finish disciplinary proceedings against policemen in Bilkis Bano Case

  The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Gujarat government to finish the disciplinary proceedings against police officials convicted by the High Court in the Gujarat...
VVPAT

Increasing Verification of VVPAT Will Delay Poll Results By Six Months: EC

  The Election Commission On Friday said it that verification of 50 percent of the votes cast in the Lok Sabha elections using the Voter verified...
Supreme Court

1984 Riots: Supreme Court Gives SIT Two More Months To Complete Probe

  The Supreme Court on Friday granted two more months to SIT to complete its probe into 186 cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.The SC issued...
Hotel Saravana Bhavan

SC Upholds Life Term For Saravana Bhavan Owner For Killing Employee

  The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and life sentence of P Rajagopal, the owner of the Saravana Bhavan  group of restaurants for the...

SC to hear PIL seeking directions to flying squads to comply with guidelines mooted...

By Kunal Rao The Supreme Court will hear a PIL seeking directions to Centre to implement the clear guidelines and issue instructions to Flying...
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SC reserves judgment on whether a person declared foreigner has the right to plead...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 28) reserved its judgment on whether a person who has been proclaimed a foreigner by a judicial tribunal...
Assam electoral roll

SC disposes of plea seeking restoration of names in Assam electoral roll

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 28) was told by the Election Commission that the petitioner whose name was deleted from the electoral roll...
Senior Advocate Arvind Datar

Tribunals being operated by Executive hamper independence of judiciary, SC told

The apex court on Thursday (Mar 28) was informed by Senior Advocate Arvind Datar that independence of judiciary has been hampered since executive has...
Supreme Court

SC refuses urgent hearing to plea seeking stay on film Ram ki Janmabhoomi

The apex court on Thursday (Mar 28) declined urgent hearing in a plea seeking stay on release of a film Ram ki Janmabhoomi alleging...
Matthews Nedumpara

Advocate Mathews Nedumpara barred from practising in the Supreme Court for one year in...

Above File Photo: ANI screen grab A Supreme Court bench of Justices RF Nariman and Vineet Saran today barred advocate Matthews Nedumpara from practising in...
SC Cancels Bail of Adarsh Ponzi Promoters, Asks Them To Surrender By April 1

SC Cancels Bail of Adarsh Ponzi Promoters, Asks Them To Surrender By April 1

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled the bail given by the Delhi High Court to Rahul Modi and Mukesh Modi, accused in the Rs...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court To Hear In April Plea Seeking Top Restrain Candidates From Contesting more...

  The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted for after two weeks a plea seeking a ban on a candidate contesting an election from more than...
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NGT directs Addl director (forests) to review road projects disturbing tiger corridors in Maharashtra

NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel headed bench on Tuesday (Mar 26) directed Additional Director (Forest) of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change...
TTV Dinakaran (file picture)

You Are Not Recognised, Can’t Allot “Pressure Cooker” Symbol, SC Tells Dinakaran’s AIADMK Faction

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Election Commission to issue common symbol “pressure cooker” to the TTV Dinakaran faction of the...
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NGT directs setting up of municipal solid waste plants at identified railway stations

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (Mar 26) directed setting up of municipal solid waste plants at the identified railway stations adhering solid waste...
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Delhi High Court asks 2G Scam accused to complete the Plantation Drive

Delhi HC judge Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on Tuesday directed 2G spectrum accused Swan Telecom's Shahid Usman Balwa, and others to comply with its...
Rajiv Saxena

AgustaWestland case: Saxena turns approver

A Delhi court on Monday permitted alleged middleman Rajiv Saxena and accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case to become an approver. Saxena was...
AgustaWestland money laundering case

ED submits chargesheet against Khaitan in AgustaWestland money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday filed chargesheet against lawyer Gautam Khaitan in the AgustaWestland money laundering case. The investigating agency filed the chargesheet before special...
EVM

SC asks EC to consider increasing the numbers of VVPATs per constituency

The apex court on March 25 (Monday) asked the Election Commission (EC) to consider increasing the numbers of VVPATs per constituency/ polling station and...
Noida Authority

SC tags Noida Authority’s plea seeking stay on ongoing arbitral proceedings with main SLP

Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar appearing for Noida Authority on Mar 25 (Monday) sought a stay on the ongoing arbitral proceedings between it and Noida...
Neeraj Kumar

Former Delhi Police Chief Neeraj Kumar moves SC against Delhi HC order to register...

Former Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar has moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order of last week which directed the police...
Disproportionate Assets case

SC Asks CBI For Status of Investigations into Disproportionate Assets Against Mulayam And Son...

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the CBI on a plea seeking details of the status of the investigations into the disproportionate...
A free general health check-up camp organised by Dispur Hospital, Guwahati/Photo: UNI

Government Doctors’ Exodus: Ill-gotten Gains

Above: A free general health check-up camp organised by Dispur Hospital, Guwahati/Photo: UNI The Madras High Court has taken serious note of the growing occurrence...
Youngsters driving noisy bikes in Chandigarh has become a menace for its residents (Representational image)/Photo: UNI

Noise Pollution: Deadly Din

Above: Youngsters driving noisy bikes in Chandigarh has become a menace for its residents (Representational image)/Photo: UNI Fed up with increasing noise levels due...
Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya

Clean Up Or Pay Up

Above: Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal asks the UP government to furnish a...
Diabetes

Examine feasibility of diabetic examinees carrying necessary medicines: Madras HC asks Govt

The Madras High Court has sought response from Centre as well as the state government whether it was feasible for diabetic examinees appearing for...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Tihar Jail

Why medical practitioners’ vacancies have not been filled up in Tihar? SC asks Centre

The Delhi High Court has directed Centre to file a response relating to the filling up of medical practitioners vacancies in the Tihar jail...
Delhi HC asks AAP govt to explain vacancies in Delhi Fire Service

Delhi Fire Service seeks two weeks’ time to file response on amicus’ report on...

The Delhi Fire Service on Tuesday (Mar 19) informed the Delhi High Court that it will file its response within two weeks to a...
Govt funded school lacks even basic amenities, says plea before Delhi High Court

400 students have still not been admitted, Delhi govt told

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Mar 19) was told that the Delhi govt has still not admitted 400 students in a school run...
Serial Offender?

Serial Offender?

In an order with societal implications, the Madras HC has asked the centre and states numerous questions about whether certain TV shows have stimulated...
Patiala House Court

Delhi court allows ED to interrogate corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar

The Patiala House court on Friday (Mar 15) allowed Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar who is in judicial custody pertaining...
Sex Scandal

Plea Filed in SC For Court Monitored Probe by CBI Into Pollachi Sex Scandal

Two lawyers from Tamil Nadu on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a court monitored investigation into the Pollachi sex scandal...
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Supreme Court Asks CBI for response to Lalu’s Bail Plea

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the CBI to respond to the bail plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav  who is in jail...
TTV Dinakaran (file picture)

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Election Commission on AIADMK Party Symbol Claim

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on petitions filed by breakaway AIADMK leaders TTV Dhinakaran and VK Sasikala challenging...
Supreme Court

SC stays Meghalaya HC’s contempt order against The Shillong Times editor and publisher

The Supreme Court has stayed Meghalaya High Court’s contempt order against The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher, Shobha Chaudhuri for publishing articles...
Sajjan Kumar

SC adjourns Sajjan Kumar’s plea challenging conviction, sentencing in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The apex court on Friday (Mar 15) adjourned the hearing of the plea by ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging his conviction by the Delhi...
EVMs: A Question of Credibility

SC issues notice to Election Commission, asks whether 50 percent EVM results can be...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Mar 15) issued notice to Election Commission and sought reply on the plea of 21 opposition parties seeking direction...
SC lists Sreesanth ban case for August

SC revokes life ban on cricketer Sreesanth, tells BCCI to decide afresh the quantum...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Mar 15) revoked the life ban on the cricketer S Sreesanth and told the Board of Cricket Control in India...
Rajeev Saxena

Delhi Court To Decide On March 25 Chopper Scam Accused Saxena’s Plea To Turn...

  A Delhi court has fixed March 25 for considering the  plea of Rajeev Saxena, an accused in the Agustawestland  chopper scam to turn approver. This...
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SC Directs Feuding Singh Brothers “Pay Your Debts, Come Out Of This”

  Above: Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh. Photo/Facebook The Supreme Court on Thursday asked brother Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, former promoters of the Ranbaxy group, to be...
Vijay Mallya

FEAO Hearing On Mallya Properties Confiscation Adjourned To April 8

  The FEOA (Fugitive Economic Offenders Act) special court in Mumbai on Wednesday adjourns the hearing  on the matter of confiscation of absconding liquopr baron...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Notice To Centre, Censor Board On “#MeToo” Filmmaker’s Plea

  The Delhi High Court  has issued notices to the Centre and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on a plea by producer of...
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SC asks BCI to reconsider its decision prescribing LLB age limit

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (Mar 12) asked Bar Council of India (BCI) to reconsider its decision to impose an age-limit for entry into...
Christian Michel

Delhi Court Okays ED Plea for Further Questioning Of AgustaWestland Middleman Michel

CBI court has agreed to the Enforcement Directorate's application seeking permission to allow it to further question Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland...
Illustration by Amitava Sen

Live-in OK, Custody No

Above: Illustration by Amitava Sen The Punjab and Haryana High Court declines to hand over a minor girl to her father who did not get...
SC issues notice to Gautam Navlakha on plea challenging his release from house arrest

Decide Gautam Navlakha plea seeking quashing of FIR within 8 weeks: SC to Bombay...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (Mar 12) taking note of the Gautam Navlakha’s plea seeking quashing of the FIR (Bhima Koregaon case) against him...
Supreme Court

SC holds Advocate Nedumpara guilty of contempt, dismisses plea for abolition of Sr Designation

The Supreme Court has held Advocate Mathew Nedumpara guilty of committing contempt. He has been given two weeks time to reply to decide the...
Death Sentence

SC Commutes Death Penalty, Sentences Child Rapist To 25 Years Without Remission

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of a man held guilty of committing rape of a five-year-old girl and then killing...
Supreme Court

SC seeks to know whether sudden rise in assets of MLAs, MPs being monitored...

The apex court on Tuesday (Mar 12) sought to know from the legislative department of Union law ministry whether any mechanism has been put...
NRC

SC tells EC to clarify on Assam electoral list and NRC list

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that the name of one Gopal Seth along with other petitioners’...
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SC refuses to stay Guj HC direction allowing police remand of Teesta Setalvad and...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a direction by the Gujarat High Court that allowed the police to seek police remand of...
National Herald corruption case

National Herald Petitions SC Challenging HC Order To Oust It From Prime Office Property

Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publishers of the Congress mouthpiece National Herald have approached the Supreme Court challenging the eviction order served on it with...
Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi Police gets a rap over filing of JNU sedition case chargesheet

A Delhi Court on Monday questioned the Delhi Police as why it filed the chargesheet hastily without prior approval from the Delhi government to...
Saif Ali Khan

1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur HC Issues Notice To Saif Ali Khan, Four Others

Jodhpur High Court on Monday issued a notice to Saif Ali Khan and other Bollywood actors on an appeal by state government challenging their...
SC dismisses Rose Valley chit funds mastermind Gautam Kundu’s plea

SC dismisses Rose Valley chit funds mastermind Gautam Kundu’s plea

The Supreme Court on Monday (Mar 11) dismissed a plea filed by Gautam Kundu seeking disposing off his assets to repay the investors a...
Gay couples continue to face harassment despite SC legalising gay sex in 2018/Photo: UNI

A Fraught Love Story

Above: Gay couples continue to face harassment despite SC legalising gay sex in 2018/Photo: UNI In a rare judgment, the Rajasthan High Court has come...
Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

A convict had his death sentence commuted to life after the judges saw his poems and circumstances and felt it did not fit the...
Delhi HC junks pleas alleging illegal construction near Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb in Nizamuddin (East)

Delhi HC junks pleas alleging illegal construction near Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb in Nizamuddin...

By Kunal Rao The Delhi High court has dismissed pleas alleging illegal and unauthorized construction near the protected historical monument of Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan’s tomb...
Delhi High Court

Plea challenges CBFC’s issuance of cuts, insertions in movie #Metoo

By Kunal Rao A plea has been filed in the Delhi High court challenging the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking...
High Court

Meghalaya HC sentences two journalists to sit in the corner of the court...

The Meghalaya High Court slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakhs and addition to it told two journalists Patricia Mukhim and Shoba Chaudhuri of...
Jagdish Tytler

CBI tells Delhi court investigations against Tytler to be completed in two months

The CBI has filed a report on the lie-detector tests conducted on businessman Abhishek Verma, an eyewitness of the 1984 anti-sikh riots before a...
Malayalam film actor Dileep

Are Your Trying To Delay Trial In Assault Case, Kerala HC Asks Actor Dileep

The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on Malayalam film actor Dileep, an accused in a rape case of a film actress for...
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Free Up Spaces

Above photo: www.facebook.com/Neglectedindelhi A much-needed PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court asking for abandoned vehicles to be removed from public spaces A PIL was...
Adv ML Sharma seeks refund of his Rs 50,000 which he deposited as cost imposed by SC

Adv ML Sharma seeks refund of his Rs 50,000 which he deposited as cost...

Advocate M L Sharma, a serial petitioner once again created comedy of sorts in the apex court today when he informed the court that...
Tamil Nadu government

SC asks TN govt “what steps has been taken to remove political slogans, adverts...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Mar 8) asked Tamil Nadu government to file a response within two weeks on what steps it has taken...
Supreme Court

You can’t ill-treat a patient just because of her rural background, SC tells Shimla...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 7) awarded an additional Rs 10 lakh in a medical negligence case to a lady who was not immediately...
RBI

SC to decide petitions challenging RBI circular which asked lenders to implement a resolution...

The Supreme Court is hearing a string of petitions filed by industries challenging the Feb 12, 2018 Circular of RBI A Supreme Court bench comprising...
Set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority in every district of India, SC directs Centre

Set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority in every district of India, SC directs Centre

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority (MAMA) in every district of India in order to avoid...
Father of deceased boy who died of electrocution moves Delhi HC seeking more compensation

Father of deceased boy who died of electrocution moves Delhi HC seeking more compensation

By Kunal Rao A plea has been filed by a man in the Delhi High court seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore from...
AG KK Venugopal

Senior Adv Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologize in contempt plea filed against him by...

Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday (Mar 7) refused to tender unconditional apology in the contempt plea filed against him by AG KK Venugopal...
arbitration

ICADR Terms Ordinance to Replace it Unconstitutional

By Sumit Saxena Former Law Secretary and Secretary-General in International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), a premier arbitration institution set-up under Societies Act in...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal Petition Against EC Adjourned To Friday

The Delhi High Court has adjourned till Friday a petition filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the Election Commission of India which...
Delhi Air Pollution

Supreme Court Asks Delhi Govt To Pay For Delhi-Meerut Corridor Construction

The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi government to release Rs 265 crores from the environment cess collected from vehicle entering the capital as...
Fali Sam Nariman

Delhi HC Dismisses Lawyer’s Plea To Stop Fali Nariman Appearing in SC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that sought the disqualification of senior advocate Fali Nariman from appearing in the Supreme Court...
Kerala High Court

Ignorance Of Law Is No Defence, Kerala HC Tells Congress Leaders

The Kerala High Court has told prominent Congress leaders in the state that ignorance of the law is no defence while rejecting their contention...
Justice AK Sikri

Justice AK Sikri breaks down in Supreme Court as lawyers bid him farewell

On his last day as judge of the Supreme Court, Justice AK Sikri says working as a teacher to young lawyers will always remain...
Supreme Court

You can’t construct on land without acquiring the land: SC to Noida authority

A Supreme Court bench comprising of  Justices A K Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah, on Tuesday upheld an order of the...
Death Sentence

Supreme Court Confirms Death Sentence To Punjab Man, Says “Only Punishment Befitting Crime”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded to a man in Punjab who had killed six people by drowning them in...
Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court To Hear Jagannath Temple Issue On April 2

The Supreme Court will take up on 2 April the hearing in the Puri's Jagannath Temple case as it gave all sides time to present their...
Rajeev Saxena

AgustaWestland Scam Accused Saxena’s Statement Recording Postponed To Wednesday

A Delhi court has postponed until tomorrow the recording of statement of Rajeev Saxena, co accused in the AgustaWestland scam. Saxena had recently approached the...
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SC to set up three-judge bench to hear plea challenging laws on restitution of...

Petition challenges powers given to courts under Hindu Marriage Act and other laws to force a separated couple to stay together The Supreme Court, on...
No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

TTV Dhinakaran Challenges Delhi HC Order on AIADMK’s “Two Leaves” Symbol In Supreme Court

The rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Delhi High Court dismissing...