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Delhi High Court

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

  The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Delhi Government on Tuesday in a PIL challenging the circulars issued by state government which...

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

Above Photo Source: Twitter The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that the extension of RTE to secondary education would require more synergic cooperation...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks CBSE response for uploading private information

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

Vadra moves court seeking permission to travel abroad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Settlement: Courts lean on pragmatic approach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday approached the apex court seeking extension of seven days protection time given to him by the court. Kumar...
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Online Entertainment: Contentious Content

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC grants bail to Bengal BJP worker Priyanka Sharma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC Collegium recommends name for Chief Justice at Delhi HC

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

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

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

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

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

Sex Determination Tests: Foeticide Next To Genocide

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

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

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

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

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

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

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

Family is not always ‘interested witness’: SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A unilateral alteration to contract cannot be enforced: SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Stays Disqualification Proceedings Against Three Dissident AIADMK MLAs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kumbh Mela: Cleanliness Next to Godliness?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Centre seeks more time to file reply on Rafale review petitions

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

Home Ministry Issues Notice to Rahul Gandhi on His Citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP MLA: Law’s Long Arm Finally Catches Up

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

From Delivering Verdicts to Singing Paens

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

Eyeing Profits

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

Justice in the Dock

Above: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s deft moves upended those who tried to drag him through the dirt/Photo: Anil Shakya The charges against the...
The ICADR was set up in 1995 under the Societies Registration Act and had gained credibility in the field of alternative dispute resolution/Photo: ICADR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Stays Justice Arumughaswamy Panel Probing Jaya’s Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modi Biopic Not To Be Screened Until Elections Over: EC

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

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

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

Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale Remarks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Constitution Bench Sitting Scheduled For Tuesday Cancelled

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

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

Ahead of the Supreme Court  taking up the matter of contempt against him, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday apologized to the apex court...
Supreme Court Asks Madras HC To Respond To Tik Tok Plea On Ban

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

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

Plunder of Saryu River

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

War Over Water

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature to contest from Bhopal seat challenged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC questions Centre for granting environmental clearances for community centres

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

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

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

Supreme Court Asks Rahul Gandhi for Explanation on Rafale Remarks

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

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

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

Dressing Down

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

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

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

SC seeks WB govt’s reply on Customs’ plea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Frowns On Governments Running Temples

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

SC adjourns bail hearing of Sajjan Kumar to April 15

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

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

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

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

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

To Cast It Off

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

Different Strokes for Different People

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

Allahabad HC issues advisory, tells staff to respect judges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court Stays Delhi HC Order on Herald House Eviction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Supreme Court on Monday (Mar 1) told 21 opposition parties seeking 50 per cent VVPAT count to file their replies by April 8...
Picture Credit Pixabay

Illegal detention: SC rebukes Centre for non-availability of Assam CS, asks for his mandatory...

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

Foreign Nationals: Guest Not Always God

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SC Upholds Life Term For Saravana Bhavan Owner For Killing Employee

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

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

By Kunal Rao The Supreme Court will hear a PIL seeking directions to Centre to implement the clear guidelines and issue instructions to Flying...
The All Bengal Minority Youth Federation protesting against the NRC draft in Kolkata/Photo: UNI

SC reserves judgment on whether a person declared foreigner has the right to plead...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted for after two weeks a plea seeking a ban on a candidate contesting an election from more than...
Photo courtesy wiienvis.nic.in

NGT directs Addl director (forests) to review road projects disturbing tiger corridors in Maharashtra

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

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

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Election Commission to issue common symbol “pressure cooker” to the TTV Dinakaran faction of the...
Picture: Anil Shakya

NGT directs setting up of municipal solid waste plants at identified railway stations

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (Mar 26) directed setting up of municipal solid waste plants at the identified railway stations adhering solid waste...
(L-R) Former Union Telecom Minister A Raja (Photo: PIB); DMK MP Kanimozhi (photo: UNI)

Delhi High Court asks 2G Scam accused to complete the Plantation Drive

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

AgustaWestland case: Saxena turns approver

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

ED submits chargesheet against Khaitan in AgustaWestland money laundering case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Doctors’ Exodus: Ill-gotten Gains

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

Noise Pollution: Deadly Din

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

Clean Up Or Pay Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

400 students have still not been admitted, Delhi govt told

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

Serial Offender?

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

Delhi court allows ED to interrogate corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  A Delhi court has fixed March 25 for considering the  plea of Rajeev Saxena, an accused in the Agustawestland  chopper scam to turn approver. This...
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...
Illustration by Amitava Sen

Live-in OK, Custody No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that the name of one Gopal Seth along with other petitioners’...
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 High Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Supreme Court on Friday (Mar 8) asked Tamil Nadu government to file a response within two weeks on what steps it has taken...
Supreme Court

You can’t ill-treat a patient just because of her rural background, SC tells Shimla...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 7) awarded an additional Rs 10 lakh in a medical negligence case to a lady who was not immediately...
RBI

SC to decide petitions challenging RBI circular which asked lenders to implement a resolution...

The Supreme Court is hearing a string of petitions filed by industries challenging the Feb 12, 2018 Circular of RBI A Supreme Court bench comprising...
Set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority in every district of India, SC directs Centre

Set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority in every district of India, SC directs Centre

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to set up Motor Accident Mediation Authority (MAMA) in every district of India in order to avoid...
Father of deceased boy who died of electrocution moves Delhi HC seeking more compensation

Father of deceased boy who died of electrocution moves Delhi HC seeking more compensation

By Kunal Rao A plea has been filed by a man in the Delhi High court seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore from...
AG KK Venugopal

Senior Adv Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologize in contempt plea filed against him by...

Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday (Mar 7) refused to tender unconditional apology in the contempt plea filed against him by AG KK Venugopal...
arbitration

ICADR Terms Ordinance to Replace it Unconstitutional

By Sumit Saxena Former Law Secretary and Secretary-General in International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), a premier arbitration institution set-up under Societies Act in...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal Petition Against EC Adjourned To Friday

The Delhi High Court has adjourned till Friday a petition filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against the Election Commission of India which...
Delhi Air Pollution

Supreme Court Asks Delhi Govt To Pay For Delhi-Meerut Corridor Construction

The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi government to release Rs 265 crores from the environment cess collected from vehicle entering the capital as...
Fali Sam Nariman

Delhi HC Dismisses Lawyer’s Plea To Stop Fali Nariman Appearing in SC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that sought the disqualification of senior advocate Fali Nariman from appearing in the Supreme Court...
Kerala High Court

Ignorance Of Law Is No Defence, Kerala HC Tells Congress Leaders

The Kerala High Court has told prominent Congress leaders in the state that ignorance of the law is no defence while rejecting their contention...
Justice AK Sikri

Justice AK Sikri breaks down in Supreme Court as lawyers bid him farewell

On his last day as judge of the Supreme Court, Justice AK Sikri says working as a teacher to young lawyers will always remain...
Supreme Court

You can’t construct on land without acquiring the land: SC to Noida authority

A Supreme Court bench comprising of  Justices A K Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah, on Tuesday upheld an order of the...
Death Sentence

Supreme Court Confirms Death Sentence To Punjab Man, Says “Only Punishment Befitting Crime”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded to a man in Punjab who had killed six people by drowning them in...
Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court To Hear Jagannath Temple Issue On April 2

The Supreme Court will take up on 2 April the hearing in the Puri's Jagannath Temple case as it gave all sides time to present their...
Rajeev Saxena

AgustaWestland Scam Accused Saxena’s Statement Recording Postponed To Wednesday

A Delhi court has postponed until tomorrow the recording of statement of Rajeev Saxena, co accused in the AgustaWestland scam. Saxena had recently approached the...
Lead picture Credit: Anil Shakya

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

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 run cases

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

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...
Model Economic Township Limited

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...
Robert Vadra

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...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

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...
Lead Picture Credit: UNI

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...
L Nageswara Rao

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...
PIL seeking directions to print, electronic media to use words “Shaheed”, “Martyr” in place of “killed” filed in Delhi HC

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’ CJI Says on Mirage 2000 Crash

‘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...
A victim of the Muzaffarnagar riots breaks down while others console her/Photo: UNI

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

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 of “killed” filed in Delhi HC

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

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 pension from IAF

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...
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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...
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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

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...
Shoddy orders by lower court magistrates to the police have led to harassment of litigants/Photo: Anil Shakya

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

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

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

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

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 High Court

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...
Assam electoral roll

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...
EVM

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...