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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...

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

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...

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...
Fodder scam case: Timeline of how it all unfolded

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...
Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh. Photo/Facebook

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...
Bar Council of India/Photo: Anil Shakya

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...

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’...
Teesta Setalvad/Photo: Anil Shakya

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 HC

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...

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...

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...
A forest official on an elephant removes illegal dwellers from Kakan Nagar forest in Guwahati/Photo: UNI

SC agrees to hear plea demanding probe into encroachment of forest land

Above: A forest official on an elephant removes illegal dwellers from Kakan Nagar forest in Guwahati/Photo: UNI Decision comes close on the heels of the...
WB mulls law to address fake news on social media

Plea filed in SC “seeking framing of guidelines and introduction of constitutional system for...

A plea has been filed in apex court seeking that the Centre be directed to set up guidelines and to introduce a constitutional system...
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Islamabad HC Rejection of Plea to Stop Abhinandan’s Return Enabled Swift Passage

Hours before Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was returned to India on Friday, an attempt to block his passage back was thwarted by the Islamabad...
A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com

CCTV Cameras: A Salve or a Nuisance?

Above: A CCTV camera helps to make working women feel secure/Photo: bytebacklawredesign.lexblogplatform.com In a move to curb sexual harassment, a judge of the Madras HC...
Supreme Court

Negligent error made in the plea cannot be declined to be rectified: SC

The Supreme Court has held that a negligent error made in the plea cannot be declined to be rectified when the mistake is obvious...
Delhi HC dismisses Jairam Ramesh’s plea seeking quashing of various sections under Finance Act

Delhi HC dismisses Jairam Ramesh’s plea seeking quashing of various sections under Finance Act

By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL filed by Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh seeking mandamus to set aside sections 145,...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Raps Gurgaon MC and Others For Improper Waste Disposal In Aravalli Hills

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Gurgaon municipal authorities for improper management of solid waste in the Aravalli forests and ordered the Commissioner,...
Supreme Court

SC upholds order refusing enrolment in the bar on grounds of concealment of facts

The Supreme Court has upheld Bar Council of Rajasthan’s order to refuse enrolment on grounds of concealment of facts A Supreme Court bench comprising Justices...
Le Meridian hotel

Le Meridian-NDMC tussle: Action has been taken against hotel under Sec 247 of NDMC...

By Kunal Rao    Le Meridian hotel once again knocked the doors of Delhi High Court against the showcause notice of NDMC. The Show Cause Notice...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI

Supreme Court Stays Karnataka Govt Order on SC/ST Employees

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed an order of the Karnataka government issued two days ago that sought to restore cadre and pay scales...
National Herald corruption case

Congress-owned Associated Journals To Challenge Eviction Order in Supreme Court

Associated Journals ltd (AJL), publishers of the Congress mouthpiece National Herald will be approaching the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order to...

Delhi HC judge Valmiki Mehta passes away

Justice Valmiki Mehta, a sitting judge of Delhi High Court has died of heart attack on Friday morning, reports said. Confirming his death, Bar Council...
Supreme Court

SC disposes of flats possession matter related to DLF Homes Panchkula

A bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra has pronounced that the SLP(C) Nos.931 and 939 of 2019 stand disposed of as...
Plea for SC to pass guidelines banning candidates with criminal charges till a law is passed

Mere failure to repay loan would not amount to criminality unless there is criminal...

The Supreme Court recently held that the mere failure to repay a loan would not automatically become a criminal offence unless there is criminal...
National Green Tribunal

NGT tells Rajasthan govt to specify status on deemed forest area

The National Green Tribunal dealing with a petition related to illegal sand mining in Jodhpur, has directed the Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government of...
Advocate-s-dress-code

Advocate seeks SC intervention apprehending threat to her life

Advocate Seema Sapra on March 1 mentioned before Justice SA Bobde’s bench that she has been assaulted last night by the Police and her...
National Green Tribunal

NGT Gives Environment Ministry Six Weeks To Frame Policy for Disposal of Antimony coated...

The National Green Tribunal has granted six weeks to the Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to put in a place a policy...

Supreme Court accepts panel recommendation of payment of Rs 2 lakhs in hit and...

A bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice S A Bobde, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Vineet Saran accepted the recommendation of the...
National Herald corruption case

Vacate Herald House: Delhi HC orders Associated Journals Ltd

In a major blow to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) which publishes National Herald newspaper, the Delhi High Court on Feb 28 asked the company...
Jagannath Temple

Visited Jagannath Temple, Will File Report Soon: Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar To SC

Former solicitor general Ranjit Kumar who is assisting the Supreme Court as an amicus curiae in the matter related to administration of the Jagannath...

Supreme Court Reserves Judgment On New Goa Airport

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the issue of the Greenfield International Airport at Mopa in Goa. Last month, hearing two petitions from Goa-based...
CBI Director Rishi Kumar

SC directs CBI Director to file affidavit detailing alleged contempt by ex-Kolkata CP Rajeev...

SC tells counsel for CBI that allegation against Kumar of tampering with evidence in Saradha chit fund scam probe serious, oral submissions not enough The...

No Relief for Reliance SEZ in Land Acquisition Case, SC Dismisses Petition for Increased...

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by M/s Model Economic Township Limited (METL), a company jointly promoted by Reliance Ventures Limited (a...
Supreme Court

No further orders needed for protection of Kashmiri students, says SC

Supreme Court has asked the Centre and 10 State governments to file report on measures taken to ensure safety of Kashmiri students within seven...
Kerala High Court

Paid Leave For Going On Strike: Kerala High Court Stays Government Order

The Kerala High Court has stayed the state government decision to pay salary to the government staff who took part in the two-day all-India...
Tihar Jail

Prisoners lodged under MCOCA in Tihar are being treated differently vis-à-vis other prisoners, Delhi...

By Kunal Rao In a plea filed by prisoners lodged in Tihar jail before the Delhi High Court, the act of Tihar jail authorities...
MM-Kalburgi

SC transfers Kalburgi death probe to SIT investigating Gauri Lankesh murder

Supreme Court says Kalburgi’s murder in 2015 similar to Lankesh’s killing in 2017; directs Dharwad bench of Karnataka HC to monitor probe The Supreme Court,...
Assam, Chattisgarh to file review petition on SC order forcing out 1 mn tribals living in forest areas

Assam, Chattisgarh to file review petition on SC order forcing out 1 mn tribals...

Various states are planning to file review petitions on the recent Supreme Court’s Feb 13 order directing Chief Secretaries of 21 states to force...
Vadra Appears Before ED For Questioning In Acquisition of London Property

Delhi Court Says No To Vadra Plea To Stay Interrogation; Asks Him To Cooperate

A Delhi court on Monday refused to stay interrogation of Robert Vadra, the Gandhi family son-in-law who is accused in a money laundering case, and...
Rajiv Saxena

Don’t Tamper With Evidence, Don’t Leave Country: Court Tells AugustaWestland Scam Accused Bizman

A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena, who was arrested in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering...

SC raps serial petitioner Upadhyay yet again on plea seeking 2 child moratorium

By Punit Mishra It has become the norm rather than the exception that PILs filed by serial petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay gets dismissed more often....
A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI

SC dismisses plea seeking judicial probe into Pulwama terror attack

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi says the court is not inclined to hear the petition filed by advocate Vineet Dhanda seeking a probe into the...
Security forces and stone pelters fighting a pitched battle during intense clashes that erupted at Soura in Srinagar in February

SC issues notices to Centre, NHRC on plea seeking protection for jawans from stone...

Petition in Supreme Court also questions withdrawal of over 9000 FIRs against stone pelters by the Jammu & Kashmir government Amid a raging national debate...
Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea

Swamy moves SC seeking urgent listing of plea on fundamental right to pray at...

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of his plea to exercise his fundamental...
Sajjan Kumar

Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from hearing Sajjan Kumar’s plea challenging Delhi HC verdict

Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna recused from hearing Sajjan Kumar’s plea challenging Delhi HC verdict sentencing him to life term in a 1984...

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to take holy dip in Kumbh

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi will visit Prayagraj to take a holy dip in ongoing Kumbh, sources told India Legal. The Kumbh at Prayagraj has...
SC Final Hearing in SNC Lavalin Case Involving Kerala CM Adjourned To April

SC Final Hearing in SNC Lavalin Case Involving Kerala CM Adjourned To April

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the final hearing in the SNC Lavlin case where the Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is also facing...
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SC seeks EC response on autonomous audit review of software products related to EVM,...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 22) sought response from Election Commission of India on a plea seeking direction for the government to carry...
Pulwama attack

SC directs Centre, DGPs of all States to prevent violence against Kashmiris in wake...

Union home ministry directed to issue advisories to ensure Kashmiris, minority community members across the country are not harassed The Supreme Court, on Friday (February...
Kannur Medical College

SC directs Kannur Medical College to compensate medical student for the loss of an...

Supreme Court has directed Kannur Medical College to compensate a medical student, Riya George for the loss of an academic year. “A student, who has...

Stay on Construction of Shivaji Statue Off Mumbai Coast To Continue

The construction of the Shivaji memorial statue off the Mumbai Coast will continue to be in limbo as the Supreme Court on Thursday turned...
Dense forests in Meghalaya (representative image). Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Ensure eviction of persons whose claims under the Forest Rights Act have been rejected:...

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, has directed states to ensure the eviction of all those persons from forestland whose claims under...

“Let Us Know Where Are The Green Crackers” Justice Sikri in SC On Petitions...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern regarding pollution and its far-reaching implications in Delhi NCR and other states of the country. A bench headed...
Declare Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site a national heritage, says PIL before Delhi HC

SC’s constitution bench to resume Ayodhya hearing on February 26

New five judge bench, including Justice S Abdul Nazeer, constituted by Chief Justice after Justice UU Lalit recused from hearing the case The Supreme Court’s...

Justice Nageswara Rao recuses, contempt plea against ex-Kolkata CP Rajeev Kumar deferred to Feb...

Justice Rao had appeared as counsel for the State of West Bengal during his stint as a lawyer; new bench to be constituted by...
Anil Ambani

Pay Ericsson Rs 453 Crore within a month or go to jail for 3...

Supreme Court holds Reliance Communication boss Anil Ambani guilty of contempt, says failure to pay Ericsson will also attract fine of Rs 1 crore The...
Patna High Court

No Lifetime Squatting Rights in Official Bungalows, Patna HC Tells Former Bihar CMs

In a welcome move, a division bench of the Patna High Court today ruled that former state chief ministers cannot occupy official bungalows allotted...
Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Pakistan Says Kulbhushan Jadhav is “Instrument of India’s Official Policy On Terror”

Pakistan on Tuesday claimed at the International Court of Justice that India failing to rebut clear and necessary inferences  of providing an authentic Indian...
Supreme Court

SC raps Centre, state govt on condition of detention centers in Assam

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directs Centre to ensure that stay of foreign detainees in detention centers should be kept to minimal The Supreme Court, on...
Justice Sikri

To Justice Sikri’s “What’s happening in Bengal”, Kapil Sibal’s riposte, “What’s happening in CBI”

Action packed proceedings in the Supreme Court on separate petitions linked to politically sensitive cases from Bengal  Two separate petitions on politically sensitive issues...

Delhi HC throws out plea seeking use of words “Shaheed”, “Martyr” in place of...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Feb 19) dismissed a plea seeking directions to print, electronic media to use words —“Shaheed”, “Martyr” in place...
Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill: Cheque-mate!

Subsequent filling in of an unfilled signed cheque is not an alteration: SC

The Supreme Court has held that “even a blank cheque leaf, voluntarily signed and handed over by the accused, which is towards some payment,...
Supreme Court

SC to Impart Urgent Hearing of PIL Against Art 370

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider an urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution,...
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi

“Don’t entertain any calls in my name”, CJI Gogoi advises high court judges

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has issued an advisory to chief justices and other judges of all high courts not to entertain...
National Herald corruption case

Delhi HC reserves judgment on plea challenging order asking AJL to vacate Herald House

A division bench of Delhi High Court on Monday (Feb 18) reserved its judgment on a plea challenging a single-judge bench order asking Associated...

‘It Was Bound To Crash… It was An Accident… No Need for Judicial Inquiry’...

"When everyone else is using 5th and 6th generation aircraft, we are using 3rd and 4th generation... what else do you expect? It was...
Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC to get 11 new Additional Judges

The Allahabad High Court will soon get 11 new Additional Judges. The Supreme Court Collegium has sent its recommendation to the Central Government on...
Karti Chidambaram

Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambarams’ interim protection from arrest extended till March 8

A Delhi court on Monday (Feb 18) extended interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram and his son Karti till March 8 in Aircel-Maxis...
Preventive Arrests: Black Friday

Preventive Arrests: Black Friday

In a move to stem illegal arrests, the Madras High Court has said that they should not be made in criminal cases at the...

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Split Wide Open

Above: A victim of the Muzaffarnagar riots breaks down while others console her/Photo: UNI Even as the UP government has recommended withdrawal of cases against...

Rapist Father Convicted, Gets 60 Years in Jail and 3 lakhs Fine

Father Robin Vadakkumcherry, the prime accused in the Kottiyoor rape case in 2016 that rocked Kerala and the church was on Saturday convicted by...

PIL seeking directions to print, electronic media to use words “Shaheed”, “Martyr” in place...

A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court on Friday (Feb 15) seeking directions to “the press and electronic media to use...

SC issues notice to AAP govt on procurement of differently-abled friendly low-floor buses

The apex court on Friday (Feb 15) issued notice to Delhi government on an appeal seeking direction to purchase low-floor buses which are differently-abled...
SC orders Bulandshahr SSP to provide security to Shabnam, one of the petitioners in Nikah Halala, Polygamy

SC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking rehabilitation of acid attack victims

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 15) issued notice to Centre on a PIL filed by Anuja Kapur seeking a direction to the Centre...
Rajiv Saxena

AgustaWestland chopper case: Rajiv Saxena granted interim bail till Feb 22

Rajiv Saxena who is facing trial in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case was granted interim bail till Feb 22 on Thursday by a...
Supreme Court

No bail for activists in Bhima Koregaon case as SC sets aside Bombay HC...

Bombay High Court order refusing to grant 90 day extension to Maharashtra police for filing chargesheet could have helped activists get bail Five activists arrested...
Students campaigning for elections at the Aligarh Muslim University campus/Photo: UNI

Seven Member SC Bench To Decide on Minority Status For AMU

The Supreme Court has decided to refer to a seven-judge bench the centre’s petition seeking a direction to withdraw the minority tag from the...
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar

Bombay HC Issues Notice To Manohar Parikkar’s Son for Forest Destruction

The Panaji bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son Abhijat, in connection with a petition...
What's in a word? Plenty says SC as it junks woman of her PSU job

What’s in a word? Plenty says SC as it junks woman of her PSU...

By Sumit Saxena The Supreme Court has upheld the termination of a woman who falsified her experience by manipulating the literal meaning of  ‘as’ when...
Arnab Goswami

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi court orders filing of FIR against Arnab Goswami on Tharoor’s...

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had alleged that Arnab Goswami illegally accessed confidential documents relating to the probe in Pushkar’s death The Patiala House Court has...

Agonising wait: SC defers till July Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging clean chit to Modi...

Hearing of the petition filed by widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri has been repeatedly deferred by the Supreme Court since November last...
Jayalalitha

Apollo Hospital Plea Seeking Stay On Jayalalitha Death Probe Report Rejected

The Madras High Court on Monday rejected the petition of the Apollo hospital seeking stay on the Arumughaswamy Commission that probed the death of...
Removal of loudspeakers from religious places: Delhi HC raps petitioner for non-filing of rejoinder

Another Setback for WB BJP As SC says No To Loudspeakers at Rallies

In yet another setback for the BJP, the Supreme Court has rejected the party’s plea for permission to use loudspeakers and microphones for public...
SC refuses plea by investors seeking Court monitored probe into Saradha chit-fund scam

SC refuses plea by investors seeking Court monitored probe into Saradha chit-fund scam

The Supreme Court on Monday (Feb 11) refused to entertain a plea filed by investors who had invested in the Saradha chit-fund scheme seeking...
Supreme Court

SC directs National Commission for Minorities to consider plea seeking identification of Hindu minorities...

The Supreme Court on Monday (Feb 11) directed National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to take consideration of the plea “seeking framing of guidelines for...
Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI

Taj Trapezium Zone: UP Blunders On

Above: Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI Despite being rapped on the knuckles by courts, the UP government...
SC tells strongman DP Yadav to surrender before Dehradun jail on Nov 16

SC Dismisses Don-Politician D P Yadav’s Bail Plea Sought On Medical Grounds

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bail plea on medical grounds sought by don-cum-politician D P Yadav who is serving life imprisonment in a...
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal addressing the press in Chandigarh. Photo: UNI

Retired judge moves Punjab & Haryana HC against former Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal

Justice Ranjit Singh says Badal and SAD leader Majithia made derogatory comments about him and defamed a commission of inquiry he was heading Making serious...
Supreme Court

SC scraps HC order directing Municipal Corporation of Faridabad to refund amounts collected as...

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 8) set aside a Punjab & Haryana HC order which directed Municipal Corporation, Faridabad to refund the amounts,...
Supreme Court rejects plea by ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s wife challenging his arrest

Approach Gujarat HC for security for family: SC to sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt

Bhatt is currently in judicial custody in connection with a two-decade-old case while his family has alleged a threat to their lives from BJP...
Tejashwi Yadav

SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav plea, imposes cost of Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 8) dismissed the plea by former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government’s order asking him...
Supreme-court

SC to publish cause list for Monday on every Thursday of the previous week

In a major relief to lawyers, the Supreme Court has initiated to publish the cause list for cases scheduled on Monday on every Thursday...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or not

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to decide whether Kirpans can be in allowed in SC or...

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said on Thursday (Feb 7) that he will look into whether kirpans can be allowed into the apex court after one...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets Anil Baijal after sworn in as Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Bhawan in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC to deliver judgment on powers of Delhi government next week

The apex court is likely to announce its verdict next week on a clutch of petitions challenging a Delhi High Court order that the...
Supreme-court

Larger SC bench will decide whether sales tax payable on free replacement of defective...

A SC bench comprising L Nageshwara Rao and S K Kaul has referred to a larger bench to decide on the issue of “liability...
Kanhaiya Kumar

JNU sedition case: Court gives Delhi police time till Feb 28 to get sanction...

Delhi police had slapped the sedition charge against Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a chargesheet filed against them on January 14 The Patiala House Court...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rebukes Centre, Delhi govt for not implementing Delhi Maintenance and Management...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (Feb 5) issued notice to Centre and Delhi government asking why The Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking...
Vijay Mallya

A Long And Winding Road Before Mallya Is Brought Back

The UK Home secretary Sajid Javid signing the approval for extradition of Vijay Mallya doesn’t mean that the fugitive business tycoon will be packed...

Half A Century Later, 97 year-old widow battles on for her right to special...

By Sumit Saxena Kamla Lowe was widowed when her husband working with the Indian Air Force died while testing an aircraft in 1962 at the...
Declare Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site a national heritage, says PIL before Delhi HC

SC moved against central law on land acquisition near disputed site in Ayodhya

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the constitutional validity of 1993 central law on land acquisition in Ayodhya near...
Rajiv Saxena

AgustaWestland case: Delhi court extends ED custody of Rajiv Saxena by four days

A Delhi court on Monday (Feb 4) extended the Enforcement Directorate custody of Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena by further four days in the AgustaWestland...
Sunanda Pushkar murder case: Patiala House court summons accused Shashi Tharoor on July 7

Sunanda Pushkar death case transferred to sessions court

The trial of the Sunanda Pushkar death case will be adjudicated by Additional Sessions Judge Arun Bhardwaj as the offence under Section 306 (abetment...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC registry lays down mandatory requirements for scrutinizing fresh matters

With a view to facilitate speedier verification of matters for early listing, the Supreme Court registry has issued a Circular comprising a check list...
Justice Uma Nath Singh

Justice Uma Nath Singh appointed Lokpal for Nagaland

Justice Uma Nath Singh has been appointed Lokpal for Nagaland. He was judge of MP, Punjab and Haryana, as well as Allahabad High Courts....
Priyanka Gandhi says funds for her land deals have no connection with Robert Vadra

Patiala House Court grants interim bail to Robert Vadra in money laundering case

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law granted protection from arrest till February 16, Vadra cries political vendetta in interim bail plea The Patiala House Court, on...
Supreme Court

SC slaps Rs 5 lakh fine on HP Govt, UPSC over missing service records...

UPSC and Himachal Pradesh government had failed to track service records of a cop who died in 2015; his wife had challenged denial of...

SC directs prosecution of Bhopal Medical College Dean for perjury

The Supreme Court has ordered prosecution of Dean of RKDF Medical College in Bhopal for presenting false evidence before the court. The offence carries maximum...
Supreme Court

SC Directs Sahara’s Subrato Roy to appear in Court on Feb 28

Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi says actions of the Sahara Group in the past 6 months have not inspired the...
Rajiv Saxena

AgustaWestland case: ED gets 4 day custody of Rajeev Saxena

Deported from Dubai, Saxena and Deepak Talwar were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate at the Delhi airport in the wee hours of Thursday The Patiala...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Calling court orders political amounts to contempt, says SC

The Supreme Court held that attributing political motives to judgments is equivalent to contempt of court A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran,...
Supreme Court

SC Reserves Order on the Appointment of Chief Information Officer

By Sumit Saxena The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the judgment on a petition challenging the nature of appointments in the Central Information Commissions and...

Akbar Defamation Case: Time To Tell Our Story, Priya Ramani Tweets As Delhi Court...

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal on Tuesday summoned journalist Priya Ramani to appear on February 25 in the defamation case filed by former...
Supreme Court

SC Reduces Life Sentence For Two Persons, Says Calling Wife ‘Prostitute’ Is “Grave Provocation”

The Supreme Court has reduced the life term sentence of a woman and her paramour who together killed her husband on the ground of...
ED files charge-sheet against Karti Chidambaram, court to take up issue on July 4

Interim Protection From Arrest For P Chidambaram, Karti Extended Till Feb 18

A Delhi court on Monday extended till February 18 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son...
Residential premises around the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal

SC fixes April for hearing curative petition seeking more compensation for Bhopal gas disaster...

The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan 28) fixed April for hearing a curative petition filed by Centre seeking additional Rs 7,413 crores from Union...
Lalu Prasad Yadav (file picture). Photo: UNI

IRCTC case: Lalu, Tejashwi Yadav, Rabri Devi and others get regular bail

A Delhi court on Monday (Jan 28) granted regular bail to RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, Rabri Devi and others in IRCTC scam...

Magistrate’s Discretionary Powers: Apply Your Mind

Above: Shoddy orders by lower court magistrates to the police have led to harassment of litigants/Photo: Anil Shakya A petition in the Punjab and Haryana...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

SC issues notice to Centre, Tripura Govt on PIL relating to influx illegal immigrants

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Tripura government on a PIL challenging Constitutional validity of Passport Amendments Rules 2015 and...
Sabarimala: A Lull in the Tempest

Will Not Give Up Control Over Boards That Govern Temples: Kerala Govt To Supreme...

The Kerala government has cited the example of the Sabarimala temple to insist that it will retain control over the Devaswom Boards that manage...
NRC

The Storm Before The Calm

By Sumit Saxena On Thursday, 24 January the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) case was scheduled at 3:00 p.m. before the bench comprising Chief Justice...
Rajasthan High Court

Why binding requirement of father’s name in filing plea shouldn’t be eased: Rajasthan HC...

Questioning the accepted norm on referring to the father’s name in various public documents, the Rajasthan High Court has sought reply from the high...
Edappadi K. Palaniswami

TN CM Breathes Easy As Supreme Court No CBI Probe Into Kodanad Murder Case

Giving a big breather to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of the insolvency and bankruptcy code (IBC). Dismissing a batch of petitions challenging the IBC,...
(Left) Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

AAP Govt Piles Pressure For Judgment On Division Of Powers With L-G

A decision on the control over various services in Delhi will be delivered soon, the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday. This came after Senior Advocate...

Supreme Court sets July 31 deadline for final report publication of Assam NRC

By Sumit Saxena The Supreme Court Thursday ordered, July 31 deadline to publish final report of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.  The exclusion...
Virbhadra Singh

Delhi HC Judge Recuses From Hearing DA Case Against Ex Himachal CM Virbadra, Wife

A Delhi High Court judge on Thursday recused herself from hearing the plea of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha...
A representational picture of a Hindu marriage

Hindu Woman-Muslim Man Marriage “Neither valid Nor Void”, Child Born Legitimate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that although the marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is neither valid nor void, the child...
No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

EC Says No To Pressure Cooker Symbol For TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK

The Election Commission has informed the Supreme Court that it cannot allot the symbol of “pressure cooker” to the AMMK leader T T V...
An advocate at Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

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

The Supreme Court will take up on January 31 the   BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea to relieve the Travancore and Cochin Devaswom Board of...
Picture: Anil Shakya

NGT directs Railways to conduct water, energy audit on 36 identified major railway stations

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

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

The apex court on Tuesday (Jan 22) directed the Chief Secretaries of all the States to personally appear and submit their inputs on the...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC pulls up Registrar General, Karnataka HC for laxity in filling up civil judge...

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

Playing Foul with Fuel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bengaluru Flyover Project: Thou Shalt Not Steel

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

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

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

Char Dham Project: Rocky Mountain High

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

Compassionate Appointment: A Legitimate Demand

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

Dance Bars: Dancing The Night Away

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

Shivaji Memorial: Concrete Questions

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

Education Loan: Of Sons & Fathers

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

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

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

Women who entered Sabrimala Temple knocks SC door seeking police protection

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

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

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

Senior Advocate Sanjay Jain appointed as ASG in Supreme Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murder of woman officer in Kasauli: SC disposes of matter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ericsson-Reliance Communications Tussle: Caught in a Tangle

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

Judges’ Criminal Record: No Room for Error

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

Chennai’s Spas & Massage Parlours: Brothel Brouhaha

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

CJI Leads by Example

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

Delhi Court Winds Up Witnesses Recording in MJ Akbar Defamation Case

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

British High Commission Gets Consular Access To Middleman Christian Michel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Above: Photo by Shipra Das The Supreme Court on Friday (Jan 11) directed Chief Wildlife Warden of all the states to submit a report...
A file photo of the Indian Army’s parade. Photo: Anil Shakya

SC begins hearing on the allowances’ disparity to Indian military officers in Bhutan

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

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

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

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

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

Information Technology Act: Supreme Shock

Taken aback by the continued misuse of the extinct Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, a law it ordered scrapped in 2015, the...
Central Bureau of Investigation

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

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

SC refuses plea seeking ban on The Accidental Prime Minister trailer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC seeks reply from EC, Centre on tallying of VVPAT

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

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

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

SC refuses urgent hearing to PIL seeking Aadhaar-based voting

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

Dal Lake: Saving Srinagar’s Jewel

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

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

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

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel judicial custody extended till Feb 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC to hear tomorrow plea on Meghalaya mine tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

Justice AK Sikri Is Executive Chairman of NALSA

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

Dead Last Year, Telgi Acquitted By Nashik Court Today

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

Delhi HC Okays Composite Suit For Design Infringement And Passing Off

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunanda Pushkar death case adjourned to Jan 9

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

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

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

Bengaluru Lakes: Red Alert from Green Tribunal

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

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Patiala House Court on Friday sought a report from the Director General, Prison and Tihar Jail authority on the application from British middleman...
National Herald corruption case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In CBI Vs CBI Case, Court Grants Bail To Middleman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kedarnath: Caught in a Whirlpool

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

An Unsavoury Suit

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

Justice Lokur Given A Warm Farewell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC refuses to recall its order, dismisses PIL against Jaitley

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

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

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

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

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

Report Before SC Refutes Reports of Torture of Muzaffarpur Shelter Accused

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Challenging J&K Assembly Dissolution

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

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

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

Rustication Reversed

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

Ramdev Book: What’s Baba Trying To Hide?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give an urgent hearing into a plea by the Kerala government challenging the Kerala High Court order...
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley

SC dismisses PIL Against FM Arun Jaitley on RBI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC Okays Nomination of Three Nominated BJP MLAs in Puducherry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Rejects Cartelisation Charges Against Telcom Majors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 25 crore on the Delhi government   for unable to curb growing pollution...

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

Supreme Court  has adjourned to December 11 the plea by accused Malayalam film actor Dileep seeking a copy of memory card which has visuals...
Allahabad-High-Court

Allahabad HC Stays HRD Ministry Order, Gives Go Ahead To Recruitment In Universities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toll-freebies

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

Turmoil in Gujarat HC: Rooting for a Judge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ensure Law Education Is Of Highest Standards, SC Tells BCI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyderabad HC Asks Telangana Police To Produce Missing Candidate In Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karnataka HC Rejects PFI Leaders Plea Against NIA Order

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breeder Sees Something Fishy in Telangana Fisheries Dept Order

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encroachments: A River Runs Through It

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

DNA Test: Science Over Law

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

Kerala MLA’s Disqualification: Code of Misconduct

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

New Think Tank: Do We Need Yet Another?

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

CBI Deputy Ashwini Kumar Gupta Moves Supreme Court against Transfer

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

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

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

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

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

Not Born To Fail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NGT Sets Up Panel To Prepare Action Plan To Check Pollution

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

Delhi High Court Rejects Bail Plea Of Bribery Case Middleman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Warns Prolific PIL Lawyer Of Ban

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

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

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

Supreme Court Dismisses Hindu Mahasabha Plea For Early Ayodhya Hearing

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

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

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

Elopement Cases: Caught in a Bind

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

Powers of Preventive Arrest: Handle with Care

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

Reservation: Caste Away

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

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

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

No Insurance Compensation For Death On Goods Carriers: Madras HC

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

Haryana Government Assures High Court To Remove Dangerous Electricity Wires

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

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

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

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

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

Kerala HC Disqualifies Muslim League MLA For Communal Campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disqualifying the Sarpanch: One Child Too Many

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

Vishakha Guidelines: False Prophets

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

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

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

2008 Malegaon Blasts Case Begins in NIA Court

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

VIP Gun-Toter Son Granted Bail By Patiala House Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBW Issued against Ex Bihar Minister Manju Verma

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

SC Declines Karti’s Urgent Hearing Plea To Go Abroad

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

Chidambaram, Son Karti Get Protection From Arrest Till Nov 26

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

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

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

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

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

ED Seeks Chidambaram’s Custodial Interrogation in Aircel Maxis Case

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

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

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

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Bihar

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

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

Supreme Court refuses to dilute ban on fire crackers, rejects plea to allow sale of already manufactured barium-based crackers The Supreme Court, on Wednesday (October...
Sabarimala Temple

No Early Hearing On Sabarimala Review Petition: CJI Gogoi

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

Madras HC Quashes Music Composer Ilayarajas Criminal Complaint Against Music Label

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

Desi Jugad Finds A Way Around Govt’s Porn Ban

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC on Tuesday (Oct 30) transferred the plea seeking stringent laws to tackle the growing menace of chain snatching in...
Firecrackers

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

Several States had sought modification of the recent order on ban of e-retail of crackers and two-hour time limit for bursting fire crackers on...
Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI files chargesheet against Brajesh Thakur and others in POCSO court

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

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

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

The Supreme Court has told the Hyderabad High Court to accept the Andhra Pradesh government’s proposal to run the state's HC in temporary accommodation,...
Tamil Nadu government

SC Stays Madras HC Order For CBI Probe Against TN CM

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

Delhi HC dismisses DU appeal for 916 Day Delay Condonation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC Cancels 550 Medical Admissions in Kerala

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

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

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

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

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

Tamil Nadu Moves SC Seeking Relaxation of Firecrackers Timings

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

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

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

National Register of Citizens: Foreign Hand

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

High Court Order: Judge On Trial

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

UP RERA: The Last Resort

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

Pune Court Rejects Bail Pleas of Bhima-Koregaon Activists

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

SC Frowns On Non-implementation of Bezbaruah committee recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maharashtra appeals to SC for time on Bhima-Koregaon probe

The Maharashtra government on Thursday appealed in the Supreme Court against a Bombay High Court order yesterday that set aside the extension of time...
Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case

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

The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked the Bihar government for not bringing culprits to book in the Muzzaffarpur sheltar home case and sought a...
Aircel-Maxis case

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

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

Madras HC Upholds 18 MLAs disqualification, Relief For Govt

The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the disqualification of 18 AIADMK legislators on Thursday, giving the beleaguered Palanisami government some breathing time and...
Sabarimala Temple No Place For Protests, Demonstrations: Kerala HC

Temple Board Not To File Review Petition in SC

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

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

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

SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

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

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020....
Sabarimala temple

Women Devotees Approach HC For Police Protection To Pray At Sabarimala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plea seeking collegium for appointing Election Commissioners sent to Constitution Bench

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

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

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

SC takes stock on alarming vacancies in subordinate judiciary

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

Contempt Case: Facing the Music

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

Fatwas: Carping over a Word

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

Meat Industry: Veggie’s Own Country?

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

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

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

Charges framed against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case

A Delhi court has framed charges against RK Pachauri, the former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in a sexual harassment...