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A longer tenure for judges has many advantages

When Should Judges Retire?

Above: A longer tenure for judges has many advantages A demand to raise the retirement age of judges in the higher judiciary will help tackle...
Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter

Case Against Wife: Rajinikanth’s Burden

Above: Filmstar Rajinikanth with daughter Soundarya and wife Latha/Photo: Twitter As the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth readies to take the plunge into politics, opponents are likely...
Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Section 377: Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Photo: Anil Shakya When the Supreme Court Constitution bench took up petitions challenging Section 377, it lived up to its role as a progressive institution...
Shopian shooting: J&K govt justifies FIR against Maj Aditya Kumar, urges SC to implead all states AFSPA-imposed states

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

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI The Jammu and Kashmir government has filed an affidavit in the apex court...
Declare Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site a national heritage, says PIL before Delhi HC

Ayodhya land dispute hearing: Babri Masjid was destroyed by Hindu Taliban, says Rajeev Dhavan...

Even as the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer resumed hearing of the contentious...
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Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: Former IGP Zaidi wanted to dispose of...

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI informed the apex court on Friday (July 13) that a lady inspector has confessed that former...
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SC to Centre: Explain the move to monitor social media buzz

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

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

The CBI on Friday (July 13) indicated the closure of the investigation into the JNU student Najeeb Ahmed disappearance saying there is no proof...
Decriminalising Section 377 will end stigma against LGBT community, notes SC

Section 377 hearing, Day 3: Decriminalising will end stigma against LGBT community, says SC

Constitution Bench to resume hearing arguments over validity of Section 377 on Tuesday; observations by judges raise hope of decriminalising homosexuality The third day of...
Solid waste management: SC asks why ‘Superman’ LG’s men don’t attend meetings

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

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

SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

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

Above: Photo by Shipra Das  The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on Thursday (July 12) told UP, Haryana, Punjab,...
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Delhi environment, water issues: SC comes down heavily on Centre, Delhi government

The flagrant violation of building and city codes in Delhi, the depletion of ground water and the sad state of the Yamuna beside the...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Section 377 hearing, Day 2: Centre steps back, leaves decision to “the wisdom of...

Even as the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and...
SC cancels all industrial expansion plans within Taj Trapezium Zone

SC cancels all industrial expansion plans within Taj Trapezium Zone

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

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

Even as the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and...
LGBT activists (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

Section 377: Not concerned about anybody’s personal preferences as long as there is consent,...

Above: LGBT activists (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya Hearing starts on the contentious issue of criminalisation of LGBTQ As the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief...
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States get 3 more months to appoint Lokayukta

The apex court on Tuesday (July 10) granted three more months to the States to appoint Lokayukta or Uplokayukta after being informed by the...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Solid waste management: States fined for not filing updates

Justice Lokur says two-thirds of the country believes that law does not exist The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on...
SC allows plea seeking interpretation of Article 239AA

SC allows plea seeking interpretation of Article 239AA

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

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

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

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

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 9) turned down an appeal from the Centre to postpone by four weeks the constitutional matter relating to...
Nirbhaya case: SC rejects review petitions of 3 death row convicts

Nirbhaya case: SC rejects review petitions of 3 death row convicts

Students protesting at Vijay Chowk after the Nirbhaya gangrape-murder in 2012/Photo: Anil Shakya Five years, six months and 23 days after a 23-year-old paramedic student...
SC grants in-principle agreement to live streaming of court proceedings, tells AG, petitioner to prepare guidelines

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

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

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 9) ordered Moolchand, Rockland, St Stephans and Sitaram Bharitiya Hospital to provide free of cost treatment to 10...
Former DGP of UP Prakash Singh

“Who Wants An Honest Police Officer?”

Above: Former DGP of UP Prakash Singh/Photo: Anil Shakya Twelve years after the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment in Prakash Singh versus Union of...
Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

Chief Minister vs L-G: Pyrrhic Victory

The apex court verdict paves the way for an aggressive political slugfest between the AAP and the BJP in the run-up to the 2019...
Rampant Lynchings in India: The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

The Macabre, Murderous Mobs

Sheikh Naim was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child-lifter, in Seraikela-Kharsawa district of Jharkhand, in May 2017. Photo: Mid-day.com Social media acting...
Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Justice Chelameswar: Playing a Double Role?

Above: Former SC judge J Chelameswar/Photo: Anil Shakya The question several judges and legal luminaries are now still pondering about is whether Justice Chelameswar should...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

~By Inderjit Badhwar After the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict last week on what is popularly known as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP)...
CJI Dipak Misra

CJI is the master of roster, rules apex court

The apex court on Friday (July 6) ruled that CJI is the master of the roster as it has statutory and judicial backing and  ...
Justice AK Goel retires from SC, defends his judgment in SC/ST Act

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

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel / Photo: Anil Shakya Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel who retired from Supreme Court today defended his judgment (he was part...
10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama Papers

10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama...

Pakistan’s Accountability court announces 10 year jail term for Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam granted 7 year term, her husband to serve 1 year in...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

SC refuses to interfere in holding of Part 3 of exam

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

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

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
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SC: Forest rest houses can’t be handed over to private firms in the name...

The apex court on Thursday (July 5) ruled that forest rest houses or inspection bungalows can’t be handed over to private companies or commercial...
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Allotment of SC lawyer chamber to kin challenged

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

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

A Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Thursday (July 5) expressed strong displeasure at the non-implementation...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

43 children have died so far through drug abuse, SC told

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

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on crypto currencies, sanctifying an earlier RBI order for all financial institutions in India to desist from...
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Judge reserves order on Tharoor’s anticipatory bail application

Reacting to a plea filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s application for anticipatory bail in the Sunanda Pushkar death case where he has been...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Teacher recruitment in Tripura: Contempt case comes up before SC

In March last year the Supreme Court had terminated the jobs of 10,323 schoolteachers in Tripura, saying that the recruitment process was "unconstitutional". The...
Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Supreme Court clips LG’s wings, hands power back to elected Kejriwal govt

Constitutional bench stops short of providing complete statehood to Delhi, says “NCT can never achieve the status of a state”  The Supreme Court constitution bench...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State...

After keeping its verdict reserved for several months, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday (July 4), finally ruled on the contentious issue of the powers of Delhi’s...
Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Cow vigilantism unacceptable, States obligated to prevent it: SC

Supreme Court reserves order in petition that seeks mechanism for checking gau rakshaks and fixing responsibility for violence by cow vigilantes The Supreme Court, on...
People stand in queues outside a polling booth to cast their vote during West Bengal Panchayat Election (file pic)/Photo: UNI

SC to West Bengal EC: Apprise about the no of seats which went uncontested...

Above: People stand in queues outside a polling booth to cast their vote during West Bengal Panchayat Election (file pic)/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court...
SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

SC dismisses plea seeking court-monitored SIT probe into PNB Scam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 3) dismissed a PIL seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the multi-crore PNB scam. Finding no merit in the...
Prakash Singh

Police Reforms: 2-yr term for DGPs must; States can’t have acting DGPs, says SC

Above: Prakash Singh (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Supreme Court ruled that States must approach UPSC mandatorily three months before the retirement of incumbent DGP...
SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

SC raps Centre, 8 States over information commission vacancies

Above: A grab of CIC website   PIL claims a backlog of over 23,500 appeals and complaints pending before CIC; functioning of state commissions paralysed...
SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

SC extends deadline for setting up Kudankulam safe storage till April 2022

The apex court had earlier granted NPCIL time till May 30 this year for setting up the Away From Reactor Facility to store radioactive...
SC to Centre: Ensure adequate security to state coordinator engaged in the NRC update process

SC to Centre: Ensure adequate security to state coordinator engaged in the NRC update...

Above: Above: Members of the All Assam students’ Union at a rally in Guwahati (file picture)/Photo: UNI The apex court on Monday (July 2) directed...
Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

Some progress in judicial appointments, says CJI Misra

With regular hearing of matters beginning, on Monday (July 2), with the end of the Supreme Court’s summer vacation, the issue of delays in...
Inform within 10 days about Lokpal appointment time-frame: SC to Centre

Inform within 10 days about Lokpal appointment time-frame: SC to Centre

The country's near five-year-long wait for an anti-graft ombudsman – the Lokpal – may soon end with the Supreme Court setting a 10 day...
SC seeks reply from Bihar govt on Mohammed Shahabuddin’s conviction under Arms Act

SC seeks reply from Bihar govt on Mohammed Shahabuddin’s conviction under Arms Act

Above: Mohammed Shahabuddin (file picture) The Supreme Court on Monday (July 2) sought reply from the Bihar government on the petition filed by gangster Mohammed...
Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

Non-mentioning of Nikah Halala petition during SC vacation irks CJI

As the Supreme Court re-opened, on Monday (July 2), following its annual 44-day-long summer vacation, Chief Justice Dipak Misra expressed his displeasure at the...
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SC upholds the appointments of CVC KV Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin

The apex court on Monday (July 2) dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of KV Chowdary as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and TM Bhasin...
The Allahabad High Court has 92 judges and 68 vacancies

Appointment of judges: Turf War Intensifies

Above: The Allahabad High Court has 92 judges and 68 vacancies The sending back of files relating to judges of the Allahabad High Court by...
CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

~By Inderjit Badhwar The Supreme Court took a welcome, forward-looking step last week by allowing journalists to carry mobile phones—in silent mode—inside the court rooms....
Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India would ill-afford to ignore

Aadhaar facial recognition intrigue: Global lessons India can ill-afford to ignore

~By Sujit Bhar Apart from fingerprint and iris scans, the Modi government now wants to attach facial recognition software to each authentication centre While the Supreme...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Wednesday (June 27) added a a third judge, Justice Satyanarayana, to hear and...
INX Media case: CBI goes to SC challenging bail given to Karti by Delhi HC

INX Media case: CBI goes to SC challenging bail given to Karti by Delhi...

The bail given to Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case has been challenged by the CBI in the top court today. CBI said...
Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya

Access to Justice: Revolutionary Road

Above: Litigants cool their heels outside Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi ahead of their hearings/Photo: Anil Shakya  The Supreme Court has taken all kinds...
Justice J Chelameswar

Justice J Chelameswar bids adieu to Supreme Court, travels to Vijayawada

Above: Justice J Chelameswar Justice J Chelameswar, who held press conference along with three other judges of the Supreme Court raising questions on the...
SC to CBSE: Compensate NEET candidates for losing 30 minutes due to the invigilator’s fault

SC to CBSE: Compensate NEET candidates for losing 30 minutes due to the invigilator’s...

The top court on Thursday (June 21) dismissed the plea by the CBSE challenging the Bombay High Court’s order to give additional proportionate marks...
(Clockwise from top left) Ujwala Uppaluri, Apar Gupta, Vrinda Bhandari, Prasanna S, Raman Jit Singh Chima, Gautam Bhatia and Kritika Bhardwaj have tried to develop their own privacy bill, based on the foundation of the Privacy (Protection) Bill, 2013

Data Privacy: Footprints on the Web

Above: (Clockwise from top left) Ujwala Uppaluri, Apar Gupta, Vrinda Bhandari, Prasanna S, Raman Jit Singh Chima, Gautam Bhatia and Kritika Bhardwaj have tried...
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SC: Official accommodation can’t be retained on compassionate grounds as compared to compassionate appointment

The apex court on Thursday (June 21) noted that doctrine of compassionate appointment can’t be applied when it comes to retaining official accommodation on...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

The Supreme Court vacation bench of Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra on Wednesday (June 20) referred a case of NRI admissions to...
National Registry on Sexual Offenders: Keeping a Track

National Registry on Sexual Offenders: Keeping a Track

(Left) Sanji Ram, one of the main accused in the Kathua rape case; BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been booked in the Unnao...
SC refuses to grant urgent hearing to plea challenging I&B Ministry’s move to monitor social media buzz; asks to approach HC

SC refuses to grant urgent hearing to plea challenging I&B Ministry’s move to monitor...

A plea filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Mitra challenging a recent move by the I&B Ministry to monitor social media buzz at district...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Debarment from appearing in DU law exams: SC tells petitioners to approach Delhi HC...

The Supreme Court on Monday (June 18) told the petitioners who had challenged their debarment from appearing in their law exams due to low...
A representative image of a gutka shop. The illicit business of gutka in Tamil Nadu is worth several hundred crores

Gutka Scam: Chew on This!

Above: A representative image of a gutka shop. The illicit business of gutka in Tamil Nadu is worth several hundred crores With the apex court...
Clinching Evidence

Clinching Evidence

Above: (L-R) Tim Schellberg, Rekha Sharma and Sidharth Pandey during the panel discussion on the use of forensic DNA evidence/Photo: Anil Shakya Though India lags...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

SC asks why a vision-impaired candidate, who has cleared entrance exam, will not be...

The Supreme Court on Friday (June 15) asked the Centre to explain why a vision-impaired candidate, seeking admission to the BV Medical College in...
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Pollution by textile units in Balotra: SC directs Rajasthan HC to take up the...

The top court on Thursday (June 14) directed the Rajasthan High Court to hear the matter raising concern over the pollution created by the...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex...

The apex court on Thursday (June 14) refused to stay the June 18, mains examination of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The court also...
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CLAT issue: SC orders use of formula; first list on June 15

In the huge controversy over the CLAT 2018 exams, in which malfunctioning software and other issues affected many of the 54,464 candidates, the Supreme...
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SC says it will decide by June 17 whether UPPSC mains will be held...

The SC vacation bench of Justices U U Lalit, Deepak Gupta on Tuesday (June 12) said that it will deliver its verdict on whether...
SDMC not taking action about illegal constructions, SC committee tells court

SDMC not taking action about illegal constructions, SC committee tells court

The Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee reported back to the apex court on Tuesday (June 12), saying that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) was...
Trimbakeshwar temple: Plea to include 2 women on trustee board

Trimbakeshwar temple: Plea to include 2 women on trustee board

The apex court on Tuesday (June 12) agreed to hear the plea seeking enhancement in the number of trustees which manage the Trimbakeshwar temple...
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SC conducts examination for the Advocates on Record

The examination for the Advocates on Record (AoR) is being conducted on the Supreme Court premises on Tuesday (June 12). Today is the first day...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily...

Above: Allahabad High Court Acting on the plea seeking implementation of minimum wages for daily wage earners in the forest department of Uttar Pradesh,...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Case of two benches to come up after vacations

The curious land acquisition matter on section 24(2), on which one bench overturned another similar strength bench’s judgment, holding it per incuriam (ignores a contradictory statute or...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Live-in Relationships: Born Free, Live Free!

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence In far-reaching judgments, courts have approved live-in relationships among adults even if the boy is not of marriageable age ~By Venkatasubramanian For...
Papa Don’t Preach

Papa Don’t Preach

In a progressive judgment, the Madras High Court has ruled that it’s not mandatory to fill the father’s name in a birth certificate. But...
Jagannath temple mismanagement: SC issues a slew of directions to Centre, Odisha govt and temple management

Jagannath temple mismanagement: SC issues a slew of directions to Centre, Odisha govt and...

The apex court on Friday (June 8) issued a slew of directions on the plea raising concern over the mismanagement of the functioning of...
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Case not closed, says Bombay HC, abiding by SC judgment in ‘death of accused’...

Abiding by a Supreme Court judgment, where it was decided that the “death of the main accused does not result in the abatement of...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Advocate verification certificate issue to be settled in 2 months, says SC

Advocate Ajayinder Sangwan, member of the Bar Council of Delhi, had appealed before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Delhi sealing case: Vacation bench hands it back to original bench

Reacting to an earlier suggestion by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni that the Supreme Court monitor the Delhi illegal construction issue...
The courts are upholding our right to a clean environment

The courts are upholding our right to a clean environment

Above: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture of a turtle and he used plastic bottles on it with message "Beat plastic...
Syed Abu Bakar Naqvi

Removal of former Rajasthan Waqf Board chairman: SC issues notices to govt, Rajasthan Waqf...

Above: Syed Abu Bakar Naqvi The apex court on Monday (June 4) issued notice to Rajasthan government and Rajasthan Waqf Board (RWB) on the...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Top court agrees to hear plea by families of dead in Thoothukkudi firing

Families of those who died in in police firing want a doctor of their choice on the board of doctors which is to conduct...
“Judges Should Speak Inside the Court Not Outside”

“Judges Should Speak Inside the Court Not Outside”

Above: Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde (centre) flanked by Pradeep Rai, senior advocate, Supreme Court (second from left); Rajshri Rai, editor-in-chief, APN News...
Medical Negligence: Private Healthcare on Steroids

Medical Negligence: Private Healthcare on Steroids

Above: A doctor in a government hospital in Patna examines a child suffering from brain fever/Photo: UNI Due to compromised Medical Councils, greedy corporate hospitals...
The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence Indian courts are getting digitised but there are hiccups on the way—slow conversion of case records, red tape, incompetently executed renovations and...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Above: A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra passed the judgment recently/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court’s path-breaking judgment on parliamentary...
No special favour for IHCL in Taj Mansingh auction, says SC

No special favour for IHCL in Taj Mansingh auction, says SC

Rights to the Indian Hotels Company Ltd’s (IHCL) Hotel Taj Mansingh in Delhi are set to be auctioned as per a Delhi High Court...
SC wants UP govt’s reply: Prove that stray dog bites killed children in Sitapur

SC wants UP govt’s reply: Prove that stray dog bites killed children in Sitapur

Above: Stray dogs (representative image) The Supreme Court on Friday (June 1) asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reply why dogs in Sitapur are being...
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Identity of Kathua rape-murder victim: News organisations still have picture on web; Delhi HC...

It has been found that many media organisations that had been notified by the Delhi High Court about publishing the identity and picture of...
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Fire ravaged Kamala Mills restaurant owner again denied bail

Yug Tuli, co-owner of the Mojo’s Bistro restaurant and an accused in the December, 2017 fire at Kamala Mills compound, Mumbai in which 14...
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SC to take up matter of permanent NGT chief after vacation

The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) structure, especially on the judicial side, has been adrift. It is currently functioning under Justice Jawad Rahim, who is...
Stop NGT from hearing Vaishno Devi case simultaneously, Centre asks SC

Stop NGT from hearing Vaishno Devi case simultaneously, Centre asks SC

The Union government on Monday (May 28) asked the Supreme Court to take up the issue of the livelihood of the Bakrewals urgently. The...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Mulayam also seeks 2 years to vacate official bungalow

Following former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, now his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, also former CM of the state, has appealed to the...
Penalty of up to Rs 10,000 for dishonour of cheques

Penalty of up to Rs 10,000 for dishonour of cheques

Cost of up to Rs 10,000, apart from interest at a rate between 6 and 9 percent will have to be paid by any...
SC agrees to hear plea against killing of dogs which allegedly attacked children in Sitapur

SC agrees to hear plea against killing of dogs which allegedly attacked children in...

Above: Stray dogs (representative image) The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition regarding the recent attacks on the children in Sitapur, UP by...
Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Budget allocation in Judiciary: Financially Strangled

Despite the crying need for speeding up and modernising the grossly inefficient justice delivery system, a large chunk of the meagre funds allotted in...
Videography in Investigation: Filming Evidence

Videography in Investigation: Filming Evidence

Above: Installation of CCTV cameras at police stations would bolster India’s criminal justice system/Photo: UNI A Supreme Court directive to include videography in crime probes...
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SC to decide on CLAT exam glitches issue on May 30

A Supreme Court bench on Friday (May 25) decided that the issue of discrepancies and glitches in the nationwide online CLAT exams will be dealt with...
Tuticorin violence: PIL in Supreme Court demands Rs 50 lakh compensation for the dead, FIR against SP

Tuticorin violence: PIL in Supreme Court demands Rs 50 lakh compensation for the dead,...

Above: Protesters burnt vehicles during a massive protest against Sterlite factory, in Thoothukkudi on May 22/Photo: UNI The after-effects of the violence in Tuticorin,...
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SC to hear grievances on CLAT discrepancies tomorrow

A Supreme Court vacation bench will hear tomorrow (May 24) in details the confusion created by technical glitches and alleged discrepancies in CLAT, the...
Delhi Master Plan 2021: Supreme Court refuses to amend its order

Delhi Master Plan 2021: Supreme Court refuses to amend its order

The apex court has asked the Centre to ask for objections from the public An application from the Union government had said that the DDA...
Karnataka swearing-in: SC rejects plea by squabbling Hindu Mahasabha lawyers

Karnataka swearing-in: SC rejects plea by squabbling Hindu Mahasabha lawyers

Adding to the chaos with the BJP ranks over the legal “defeat” in Karnataka, when its 55-hour chief minister BS Yeddyurappa had to resign...
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SC releases new notification modifying vacation benches

The Supreme Court on Monday (May 21) modified its previous notification dated May 15 in which it had announced the roster and composition of...
Review petition seeking removal of some of its comments in judge Loya case filed in SC

Review petition seeking removal of some of its comments in judge Loya case filed...

A review petition has been filed in the apex court seeking removal of some of its comments which it made in the judge loya...
Don’t meddle with CBSE

Don’t meddle with CBSE

Above: Children at the morning assembly of a private school in Kerala The new guidelines introduced by the Kerala government for schools under the Board...
Preserving the Taj Mahal: A Herculean Task!

Preserving the Taj Mahal: A Herculean Task!

Taj Mahal needs experts from different fields to restore it to its pristine beauty rather than a bureaucrat-ridden and ignorant ASI, which was pulled...
Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Lokpal: An Unending Quest

Above: Social activist Anna Hazare with comrades Kiran Bedi and Kumar Vishwas in Delhi in 2011/Photo: Anil Shakya The government has appointed senior advocate Mukul...
Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

After days of vociferous claims that the BJP would prove its majority on the floor of the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha, chief minister BS Yeddyurappa...
Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for transparency, says SC

Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for...

  The Congress’ aim to dislodge junior BJP MLA KG Bopaiah from the protem speaker seat did not fructify on Saturday morning, but the Supreme Court bench...
Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast instead, to be recorded

Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast instead

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan on Saturday (May 19) morning in a special sitting, decided that...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court orders floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka;...

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day breather given to the BJP to prove its strength has been curtailed to less than 48 hours by the...
Supreme Court

Karnataka issue: BJP appoints own MLA as protem speaker, Cong lawyers rush to SC...

Following its “success” in the morning at the Supreme Court, even as the Congress was preparing for the floor test ordered by the top...
Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

B  S Yeddyurappa of the BJP, immediately after getting the Karnataka Chief Minister’s “throne”, courtesy Governor Vajubhai Vala, who gave his consent at 9pm and asked Yeddyurappa...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka

The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhusan on Friday (May 18) decided that there should be a floor test...
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SC finds draft on Cauvery Management Board Scheme in order, asks Centre to implement...

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar on Friday (May 18) said that it found that the Centre’s draft Cauvery Management Board Scheme...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC sets aside EC disqualification of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh minister Narrotam Mishra

A Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhatt and Sunil Gaur on Friday (May 18) set aside the Election Commission’s (EC)...
With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM's chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM’s chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

~By Stephen David in Bengaluru The arithmetic does not work - BJP needs 112 from the current 104 that it has from the just concluded...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Appeal against Guv decision on Karnataka: late night arguments in SC

A three-judge Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan decided early this morning (May 17), to not issue any interim stay...
Ayodhya Land Dispute Case

Ayodhya land dispute case: UP counsel argues about whether where namaaz is offered...

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections: It is a matter of choice, EC tells SC

Shailesh Manubhai Parmar had moved the Supreme Court, challenging the applicability of NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections. The petitioner had submitted that it should...
BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM after SC refuses to stay his swearing-in

BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM after SC refuses to stay his swearing-in

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took oath at 9 am on Thursday, May 17, just as he had claimed. The decks for Yeddyurappa  were cleared after an unexpected hearing at...
SC hints raising compensation for hit and run victims to Rs 2 lakh

Collegium meeting on KM Joseph, other judges remains inconclusive

The Supreme Court Collegium, which met again yesterday to decide on the recommendations to the government on the promotion of come high court judges...
Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

By swearing-in BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister, Governor Vajubhai Vala has given the BJP a chance for rampant horse trading but is a larger...
Supreme Court

SC asks Golden Forests to pay Rs 721 crore by July 3 as claims...

With claims pouring in against defaulting company Golden Forests (India) Ltd the Supreme Court bench of Justices Kurian Joseph, Mohan M Shantanagoudar andNavin Sinha on Thursday (May 17) ordered the company to deposit...
SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

SC reserves order on Cauvery Management Board

Attorney General K K Venugopal presented the government’s modified draft plan on the Cauvery water distribution scheme to the Supreme Court bench of Chief...
Amendments to NDMC bye-laws on rent done, SC told

Amendments to NDMC bye-laws on rent done, SC told

Above: NDMC building in New Delhi. Photo: ndmc.gov.in  The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Thursday (May 17)...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC/ST review case: AG says article 21 must persist, SC bench agrees

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI  As the Supreme Court bench...
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SC to remain closed from May 21 to July 1

The Supreme Court in a notification (see below) has said that it will be closed for the annual summer vacation from May 21 to...
Give draft scheme in 24 hours, says SC; throws out Karnataka’s delayed plea

Give draft scheme in 24 hours, says SC; throws out Karnataka’s delayed plea

The apex court on Wednesday (May 16) refused to pay heed to Karnataka’s repeated pleadings to block the Cauvery management scheme till the new...
Gayatri Prajapati

SC dismisses bail plea of ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati

Above: Gayatri Prajapati (file pic) The Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 16) dismissed the bail plea of ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati on the grounds...
Ayodhya land dispute: Arguments focus on concept of essential practices

Ayodhya land dispute: Arguments focus on concept of essential practices

The Ayodhya land dispute case is being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
AG K K Venugopal/Photo by Anil Shakya

Delhi sealing case: Central govt assures SC of tough laws to prevent illegal construction

Above: AG K K Venugopal/Photo by Anil Shakya Court orders publishing of plan in leading newspapers for three consecutive days The Central government on Tuesday (May...
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Sidhu escapes jail term with a fine

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday (May 15) finally did not manage to escape the law in a December 27, 1988 road rage case,...
India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of judiciary, say panellists

India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the responsibility of the media and the bar towards the image of judiciary. The show was premised...
Supreme Court

Article 35A comes in the way of J&K non-permanent residents appearing for exams such...

Article 35A of the Constitution, which avers special rights to the state as far as permanent residency and landholding in the state is concerned,...
Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Mosque within Allahabad HC premises: New land to be found before demolition, says SC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s judgment which had directed...
UP Shia Waqf board chief files PIL at SC, saying green half moon star flag should be banned

UP Shia Waqf board chief files PIL at SC, saying green half moon star...

Above: Supreme Court of India; (inset) green moon star flag In an interesting development, Syed Wasim Rizvi, president of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central...
Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

The Centre on Monday (May 14) after much delay finally submitted the draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board (CMB) to the Supreme Court. It...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

SC to issue contempt notice against man bringing bribery allegations against court registry

The Supreme Court bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao on Monday (May 14) issued contempt notice against a petitioner, who...
Politics of Embarrassment

Politics of Embarrassment

The glacial pace of action increasingly imperils both judicial independence and the constitutional republic   ~By Upendra Baxi   There has been more heat than light over the...
Credibility Crisis

Credibility Crisis

Above: The four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, (L-R) Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur,...
Vyapam’s Slow Death

Vyapam’s Slow Death

Above: Congress activists protesting against the Vyapam scam in New Delhi/Photo: UNI Three years after the Supreme Court entrusted the CBI with the task of...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...
Live-in Relationships: Licence to Love

Live-in Relationships: Licence to Love

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence In many far-reaching judgments, the apex court has taken a liberal view of couples wanting to live together and supported...
Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Official Bungalows: VVIP Squatters

Above: The bungalow occupied by ex-CM Akhilesh Yadav The Supreme Court has denied government accommodation to former public servants as it says that these belong...
SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems faced by Rohingya refugees

SC directs SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas to look into the problems...

The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed SDM of Kalindi Kunj and nearby areas where the Rohingya refugees are currently settled to look...
Collegium likely to repeat recommendation for Justice KM Joseph to SC along with other names

Collegium to repeat recommendation for Justice KM Joseph to SC along with other names

The Supreme Court Collegium meeting of Friday (May 11) threw up a solution of sorts, almost exactly as India Legal had predicted. The formula...
Supreme Court

SC tells Centre to strictly follow NALSA scheme in disbursal of funds to rape...

The Supreme Court on Friday (May 11) directed Central government to peruse the scheme framed by NALSA to recover funds under the Nirbhaya Fund...
Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

Aadhaar linkages issue: Hearings complete, SC reserves its order

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Expressway has to be inaugurated on June 1, whether the PM finds time or not, says SC

Expressway has to be inaugurated on June 1, whether the PM finds time or...

Above: Eastern Peripheral Expressway The Supreme Court on Thursday said on Thursday (May10), that much-delayed Eastern Peripheral Expressway must be thrown open to the public...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on...

Top court also orders that poll results of those constituencies at which opposition candidates could not file nomination will not be published The Supreme Court...
Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI on Justice KM Joseph elevation issue

In another letter to CJI Dipak Misra, Justice J Chelameswar this time has written about the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand...
SC provides police protection to lady advocate for recording her statements under Sec 164 CrPC

SC provides police protection to lady advocate for recording her statements under Sec 164...

A peculiar case of a lady advocate practicing at Tis Hazari Court came up on May 9 (Wednesday) at the apex court. The lady...
Justice Chelameswar not to attend own farewell function

Justice Chelameswar not to attend own farewell function

The second most senior judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, is set to retire on June 22. However, the Supreme Court bar Association...
Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

Aadhaar linkages case: More Aadhaar hurdles mentioned before SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, hearing...
Parliamentary Committee reports can be taken on record for deciding matters, rules apex court

Parliamentary Committee reports can be taken on record for deciding matters, rules apex court

The apex court on Thursday (May 9) said that courts can refer to Parliamentary Committee reports while deciding an issue. The five-judge constitution bench, comprising...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Having taken suo moto cognizance of media reports of a lady PWD official being shot dead during a demolition (of unauthorized construction) drive in...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
SC asks ASI: “Why is the Taj’s colour changing?”

SC asks ASI: “Why is the Taj’s colour changing?”

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 9) asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) about the status of the directions given by it on...
Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 8) directed Secretary, Water Resources Ministry, to be personally present in the court on May 14 after Attorney...
Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know who set up constitution bench, withdraws petition

Challenge to Naidu drama ends in a whimper at SC: Sibal demands to know...

In the end it was a damp squib. The hugely hyped petition before a hurriedly constituted constitution bench of the Supreme Court, challenging the...
SC expresses deep concern on the groundwater situation in Delhi

SC expresses deep concern on the groundwater situation in Delhi

The Supreme Court is hearing a plea related to large-scale flagrant violations in respect of large number of immoveable properties throughout Delhi and flagrant...
Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

Kapil Sibal withdraws petition challenging Vice President Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion

The Supreme Court constitution bench hearing on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s rejection of the Congress-led impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday...
SC orders daily hearing in Kathua rape case, transfers trial to Pathankot

SC orders daily hearing in Kathua rape case, transfers trial to Pathankot

Supreme Court rejects demand for transferring investigation to the CBI, orders Pathankot District Judge to conduct trial and not delegate it to another court The...
Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be present for listing tomorrow

Cong goes to SC, challenging Naidu’s rejection of CJI impeachment petition, asked to be...

Two Congress Rajya Sabha MPs, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Amee Harshadray Yajnik on Monday (May 7) approached the Supreme Court via senior counsel Kapil...
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SC: Ex UP Chief Ministers can’t stay in official bungalows

The apex court on Monday (May 7) struck down the law passed by Uttar Pradesh government providing permanent residences to former Chief Ministers of...
SC refuses bail to Ghanaian arrested for cocaine smuggling

SC refuses bail to Ghanaian arrested for cocaine smuggling

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and Navin Sinha on Monday (May 7) refused to grant bail to Paul Dika...
Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there should be a ban

Public discussion on impeachment of judges: SC to decide in late July if there...

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move...
Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Transgender’s application to be taken up by SC after Aadhaar judgment

Above: A Transgender participating in one of the events (representative image) A transgender, Satyashri Sharmila Rahemtali had filed a petition with the Supreme Court, saying...
Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for each petitioner for business lost

Haj policy change for travel companies: SC orders compensation of Rs 5 lakh for...

In a matter where travel companies were denied due business in dealing with Haj pilgrims, because of a change in government policy, the Supreme...
Supreme Court

SC transfers Kathua rape trial to Pathankot but no CBI probe

Supreme Court directs transfer of trial in case of 8-year-old Bakerwal girl who was abducted, raped and later found murdered in Kathua in Jammu...
Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

This emergency measure is meant to tackle urgent problems when Parliament is not in session but governments have often misused this constitutionally granted right...
Solitary Confinement of death row convicts: Out Of The Hell Hole

Solitary Confinement: Out Of The Hell Hole

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has abolished the practice of solitary confinement of death row convicts ~By Usha Rani Das On...
Supreme Court

Executive-Judiciary tussle out in the open at Supreme Court

The judiciary-executive fight spilled out into open court on Friday. A court full of people was witness to the huge tension that has built up...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Relative Muscle Sons appearing in a court where the father is a judge—or vice versa—is an age-old debate. The Bar Council has rules that technically...
Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Attorney General KK Venugopal

Collegium strategy to resolve impasse

Above: (L-R) Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Attorney General KK Venugopal The standoff between the Judiciary and the Executive spilled out into the...
Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya

Justice R K Agrawal bids adieu to Supreme Court

Above: Justice R K Agrawal speaking on the farewell ceremony organized by SCBA in Supreme Court on May 4/Photo: Anil Shakya Justice R K Agrawal...
Vinay Sharma (file picture)

SC reserves verdict on review petition by one of Nirbhaya’s rapists

Above: Vinay Sharma (file picture) The Supreme Court on Friday (May 4) reserved its verdict on the review petition filed by Vinay Sharma, one of...
Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Despite new pre-poll survey pointing at a BJP victory it is being widely said that the biggest Achilles Heel for the BJP in the...
Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Prajapati bail matter scheduled for May 10

Above: Gayatri Prajapati (file pic) The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 4) dealing with bail matter of former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati was informed by...
Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Aadhaar linkages case: Shyam Divan says Aadhaar brings surveillance technology into a democracy

Above: Senior Advocate Shyam Divan The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri...
AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

Above: AG K K Venugopal/Photo by Anil Shakya In the application by Dr Shubhash Kashinath Mahajan before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar...
Cauvery

SC slams Centre for sitting on CMB; asks it to come up with proper...

Above: Cauvery The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 3) slammed the Centre for dilly-dallying the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and asked it to...
Delhi Police personnel confronting a protest (file picture)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Amicus Raju Ramachandran to SC: Prakash Singh judgment is subject to review petition

Above: Delhi Police personnel confronting a protest (file picture)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur   The apex court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the amicus Senior...
Demolition drive encounter Solan hotel owner shoots lady town planner dead

Demolition drive encounter: Kasauli hotel owner shoots lady town planner dead

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 2) took cognisance of the shocking case of a hotel owner shooting down lady assistant town and country...
Aadhaar linkages case: Comparisons made with US’ Social Security Number

Aadhaar linkages case: Comparisons made with US’ Social Security Number

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on...
Issue of Justice KM Joseph’s elevation to SC Collegium meeting inconclusive; court says “deferred”

Issue of Justice KM Joseph’s elevation to SC: Collegium meeting inconclusive; court says “deferred”

The much awaited Supreme Court Collegium meeting finally happened and then turned out to be a damp squib. Initially the meeting was in doubt...
Chhota Rajan

J Dey Murder Case: Chhota Rajan gets life imprisonment along with seven others

Underworld don Chhota Rajan and seven others were sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder case of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey by the...
Ex-CJI Lodha dubs situation in SC as “disastrous”, Justice AP Shah slams Loya verdict

Ex-CJI Lodha dubs situation in SC as “disastrous”, Justice AP Shah slams Loya verdict

The former judges were speaking at the launch of journalist and former BJP leader Arun Shourie’s book Anita Gets Bail Former Chief Justice of India...
A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche comes up in Supreme Court

A new crèche was inaugurated in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 2). The inauguration was done by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
Aadhaar not mandatory to get new SIM cards, Centre tells telcos

Aadhaar not mandatory to get new SIM cards, Centre tells telcos

With the Supreme Court still hearing arguments in petitions challenging mandatory Aadhaar-linking, Centre issues new instructions to telecom companies Weeks after the Supreme Court indefinitely...
DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

DNA profiling: Centre says bill be tabled in monsoon session

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a petition regarding DNA profiling of unidentified dead...
Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

Himachal Pradesh: Alleged child rapist dies in custody, SC to hear at earliest

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) heard initial...
SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

SC issues special directives to high courts to speed up POCSO Act cases

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) directed all...
Centre to SC A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile connections

Centre to SC: A scheme is in process mandating stricter procedure for disbursing mobile...

The Supreme Court bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Tuesday (May 1) disposed of a...
Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

Govt arguments on K M Joseph have no teeth

CJI Dipak Misra (left) and Justice KM Joseph ~By Vinay Vats The elevation of one name amongst two names recommended by the collegiums has invoked many...
THE REPORTER AND THE JUDGE

THE REPORTER AND THE JUDGE

~By Inderjit Badhwar In a democracy, starting with the People, we all have our crosses to bear. And bear them we must, with fortitude and...
A Self-inflicted Wound

A Self-inflicted Wound

Above: The Supreme Court judges’ press conference on January 12/Photo: UNI The action of the chairman of the Rajya Sabha in rejecting the motion to...
Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Impeachment Dilemma: Wrong Man for Wrong Job

Above: (L to R) Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal and CPI leader D Raja at a press meet on the CJI...
CJI calls collegium meeting - India Legal

CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Four Dalit youths who were beaten up in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat for possessing beef. Photo: youtube.com Even as Dalits protested against the dilution of...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

As experience has shown that child rapists are often free of remorse for their heinous act, will the death penalty serve any purpose? ~By Abhishek...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Several suggestions come in on master of roster PIL

Above: Supreme Court A plethora of suggestions were put forth by senior counsels in a PIL filed before the Supreme Court which has challenged...
Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

Transfer of Kathua rape case: SC stays trial till May 7

In the hearing of the transfer of the Kathua rape-murder case trial out of Jammu and Kashmir senior counsel Indira Jaising told the bench...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Justice Indu Malhotra who was sworn in today joins CJI bench replacing Justice A...

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) With the joining of Indu Malhotra as the Supreme Court judge, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak...
Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture)

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Above: Justice Indu Malhotra (file picture) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra today sworn in as the judge of the Supreme Court. She was administered oath of...
(Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph

No stopping Indu Malhotra swearing-in, nothing wrong in Govt rejecting KM Joseph’s name, says...

Above: (Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph    While the appointment of one judge to the Supreme Court and rejection of...
Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra

Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra to take oath as SC judge on Friday

Above: Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra After her name was cleared by Intelligence Bureau (India Legal said it first), Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra will take oath as...
Aadhaar linkages case Govt counsels present more acts to justify powers within Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Govt counsels present more acts to justify powers within Aadhaar

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 25) was told by senior...
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Govt files strong objection to full autonomy plea at SC by Election Commission

The Union government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, protesting the demand of full autonomy made by the election Commission of India...
Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages case: Sr counsel Dwivedi says enough security has been provided in Aadhaar

In the Aadhaar linkages case, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on...
Indu Malhotra’s appointment to SC bench virtually through

Indu Malhotra’s appointment to SC bench virtually through

Above: Senior counsel Indu Malhotra The appointment of senior counsel Indu Malhotra to the Supreme Court bench has been virtually cleared. The Intelligence Bureau (IB)...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

SC slams states for not taking adequate steps on solid waste management

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 24) slammed the secretaries of various states for unable to submit action plan on the solid waste management....
Discrimination against leprosy patients: Most states failed to state steps taken for rehabilitation, SC told

Discrimination against leprosy patients: Most states failed to state steps taken for rehabilitation, SC...

The Supreme Court is hearing a PIL filed by an NGO, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, seeking scrapping of laws which discriminate against Leprosy...
(Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice K M Joseph

Appointments to the Supreme Court: IB submits report on Indu Malhotra to Govt, silent...

Above:  (Left) Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra and Justice  K M Joseph  With two appointees to the Supreme Court having been stuck in the fight...
(Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah

Jay Shah defamation suit: SC suggests parties to resolve the issue among themselves

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah A Supreme Court CJI-headed bench on Monday (April 23) suggested counsels representing both the parties...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

SC asks Centre to file its opinion on IPC section 377 in a week

The Supreme Court, readying to take up the issue in a constitution bench, has asked the Centre to give its opinion on IPC section...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Cryptocurrencies: Fraught with Risk

The recent theft of Bitcoins worth Rs 20 crore has revealed how unregulated this market is and why investors should be cautious in investing...
Judge Loya’s Death: No Foul Play, Says Supreme Court

Judge Loya’s Death: No Foul Play, Says Supreme Court

A three-judge bench of the apex court, while unanimously dismissing  plea seeking investigation into the mysterious death of Judge Loya, said there would be...

Opposition Move Against CJI: Impeachment Drama

Above: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, CPI’s D Raja and lawyer KTS Tulsi at a press meet on CJI’s impeachment move/Photo:...
Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Opposition parties submit notice for CJI’s impeachment to Rajya Sabha chairman

Above: CJI Dipak Misra (file picture) The Congress along with six other opposition parties — CPI(M), NCP, SP, CPI, BSP and IUML — submitted...
SC tells Centre to confiscate Dawood’s properties

SC tells Centre to confiscate Dawood’s properties

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice R K Agrawal on Friday (April 20) directed the Centre to confiscate fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s...
Aadhaar linkages case: Aadhaar not required for NEET, rules Supreme Court

Aadhaar linkages case: Govt counsel explains that no human rights issues will arise from...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Supreme Court site allegedly hacked into

Supreme Court site allegedly hacked into

The Supreme Court website http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/ has been down for over an hour and-a-half now, almost immediately after the Judge Loya verdict was delivered this morning by...
NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit, death was natural

NO PROBE SAYS TOP COURT: SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit,...

Petition scandalous, says bench, stops short of issuing contempt notice The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Kathua bar association case “You have the right to practice, doesn’t mean you will stop the course of justice,” says CJI

Kathua bar association case: “You have the right to practice, doesn’t mean you...

Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday (April 19) asked the petitioner from the Bar Council of Kathua a pointed question. He said: “You have the right...
Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya

SC dismisses Judge Loya death case; says no merit, death was natural

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Thursday (April 19), hearing the plea seeking...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it’s ultimately the...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

Counsels from two sides on Wednesday (April 18) presented interesting options in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association vs Union of India case before the Supreme...
AADHAAR

Aadhaar linkages issue: We’re numbering human beings. This is exactly what Hitler did, says...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Unnao and Kathua Rapes: The Rape of India, the Death of Humanity

Unnao and Kathua atrocities: The Rape of India

Priyanka Gandhi at a protest march in Delhi. Photo: UNI    ~By Dilip Bobb   This week has been one of the darkest in India’s contemporary history. The...
SC agrees to hear if Kathua case will be transferred out of J&K

SC agrees to hear if Kathua case will be transferred out of J&K

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (April 16) heard the appeal...
Ryan International School in Gurugram

Pradyuman case: SC directs UoI to frame guidelines within six months on the safety/security...

Above: Ryan International School in Gurugram The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 17) directed Union of India (UoI) to frame guidelines within six months...
Taj Mahal/ Photo Courtesy: Yann Forget/Wikimedia Commons

Who owns the Taj? Wakf fails to provide proof of ownership at SC

Above: Taj Mahal/ Photo Courtesy: Yann Forget/Wikimedia Commons An interesting case about the ownership of the Taj Mahal has come up before the Supreme Court...
Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay in allotment of their pre-booked flats in New (file picture).Photo: UNI

Jaypee Infratech case: Rs 100 crore paid in, SC informed

Above: Flat buyers under the banner of Jaypee Aman Owners Welfare Association shouting slogans during a demonstration demanding for a judicial probe for delay...
Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender documents

Building violation case: Amicus in SC suggests take money, pay home loan and surrender...

In a case of builders Supertech Ltd planning and building extra residential towers in a plot by which, as per current residents of other...
SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel/Photo: Anil Shakya According to the India Legal sources, Supreme Court judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as the...
Kathua gangrape case: SC to hear trial transfer plea at 2pm

Kathua gangrape case: SC to hear trial transfer plea at 2pm

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking transfer of trial outside Jammu & Kashmir in at 2 pm today. The plea has been...
Missing daughter case in Haryana: Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Above:  The SC took up the missing girl’s matter on humanitarian grounds. The case was heard by a bench of (L-R) CJI Dipak Misra...
Making Justice Accessible: No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

UP lawyers demanding a western bench of the Allahabad High Court, in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya Though the demand for more High Court benches...
Supreme Court

SC/ST Act verdict: 3 review petitions filed with Supreme Court

So far three review petitions have been filed with the Supreme court over its SC / ST Act verdict. The petitions have been filed by...
Kathua Rape Case, Supreme Court

Kathua rape-murder: SC sends notice to all bar associations in area, asking for reports

Reacting to a petition submitted by a group of lawyers of the court, the Supreme Court on Friday (May 14) decided to take suo...
Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under investigation in the Panama Papers case, has suffered another major setback from the Pakistani Supreme Court. News...

Aadhaar linkages case: ASG Mehta says Aadhaar could prove helpful in PMLA cases

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan resumed hearing on...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

The Union government has presented an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding the immediate withdrawal of order on the stay on arrests in the...
Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons are too obvious”

Justice Chelameswar refuses to hear PIL on allocation of cases in SC, says “reasons...

Justice Chelameswar’s decision comes a day after bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ruled that allocation of cases is exclusive prerogative of the...
Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Jay Shah’s defamation case against The Wire listed at SC for April 18

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and...
Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the non-appointment of judges

Justice Kurian Joseph shoots off letter to CJI urging him to act upon the...

Days after Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to CJI Dipak Misra, asking for a full...
Aadhaar

Aadhaar linkages: ASG Mehta says enrolment is optional as per act but compulsory as...

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Interesting options come out in arguments regarding reservations in medical PG

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Panchayat elections: BJP’s appeal to be heard by Calcutta HC tomorrow

The West Bengal chapter of the BJP – a miniscule, though raucous force in the state – had gone scrambling to the Supreme Court,...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Petition challenging CJI’s master of roster role dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (April 11) threw out a petition by...
Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

Aadhaar linkages case: AG says safeguards have built into the act

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges, at the Chief Ministers office, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The now infamous...

Rohingya issue: Govt gets 4 weeks time to file status report

Above: Rohingyas (file picture) The Rohingya issue has not moved any further, with the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...

Delhi sealings: SC stays firm, says no second chance will be given

Regarding the Supreme Court monitored sealing of unauthorized structures/buildings now on in Delhi, the counsel for the Central government on Monday (April 9) told...
SC allows plea on Guru Nanak film

SC allows plea on Guru Nanak film

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Monday (April 9) allowed a petition related to the proposed film on Guru...
Nirav Modi

SC to take up another case related to PNB scam on April 27

The Supreme Court has admitted and agreed to hear another case related to the huge PNB scam. This writ has been filed by advocate...
Ban on Lawmakers to practice law: Triggering serious debate

Lawmakers and Lawyers

Above: Bar Council of India/Photo: Anil Shakya A petition filed before the Supreme Court seeking a ban on MPs and MLAs practising in courts has...
Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014: Tardy Progress

Tardy Progress

Above: The board on the Andhra-Telangana border signals entry into Telangana/Photo: highwayonlyway.com Despite the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 being enacted four years ago, there...
Centre Vs SC on Delhi Sealing Drive: Thousands Trapped in the Muddle

Delhi’s Sealing Drive: Trapped in the Muddle

While the centre and the Supreme Court spar over the spread of illegal constructions, thousands of traders and workers have become jobless and homeless....
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Ayodhya land dispute case: Hearings marred by sparring counsels

Ayodhya land dispute case: Hearings marred by sparring counsels

The Ayodhya land dispute cases are being heard by the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

SC reinstates subordinate judicial officer, asks Punjab and Haryana HC to remove adverse remarks

Additional Sessions Judge Jitender Walia, under the Punjab and Haryana High Court, had appealed to the Supreme Court against a directive of high court...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Bengal panchayat elections: SC to hear BJP complaint on nominees not allowed to file...

The matter of panchayat elections in West Bengal, the BJP has reached the Supreme Court with allegations that their candidates are not being allowed...
Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

Aadhaar linkages case: Venugopal says “we entirely deny data leakage”

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi sealing drive against violations: Govt counsel Rohatgi fails to answer SC query on...

Regarding the Supreme Court monitored sealing of unauthorized constructions in Delhi, including shops and other business establishments within colonies, the bench of Justices Madan...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

CBSE’s discretion to order re-test cannot be challenged in court, says SC

The Supreme Court bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao on Wednesday (April 4) dismissed a petition filed by Master Rohan Mathew against...
Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see if Aadhaar was secure

Aadhaar linkages case: Justice Sikri asks if there are any surprise tests to see...

Above: Justice A K Sikri/Photo: Anil Shakya The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI   The Supreme Court on Tuesday...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...
SC to hear TN contempt plea on April 9 against the Centre for its failure to set up CMB

SC to hear TN contempt plea on April 9 against the Centre for its...

The Supreme Court will hear contempt petition by Tamil Nadu Government on April 9 against the Centre for its failure to set up the...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

SC seeks Centre’s reply on the non-implementation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act

Above: Supreme Court The apex court on Monday (April 2) sought Centre’s response on the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. The bench...
Impacting Elections: Private goes public

Private Goes Public

Above: Photo by Bhavana Gaur Despite the Supreme Court upholding the right to privacy as a fundamental right, the ground reality is that the data...
MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

MNCs Should Do CSR Activities: CJI

Above: Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court speaking at the seminar Legal luminaries said at a meet that profits maximisation should not be the...
Trial in Corruption Cases: Speeding up Justice

Speeding up Justice

Above: Supreme Court The apex court has said that the stay granted in civil or criminal cases will not extend beyond six months, except in...
A khap panchayat in progress. The apex court has disapproved of their conduct/Photo Courtesy: ddnews.gov.in

Honour and Dishonour

Above: A khap panchayat in progress. The apex court has disapproved of their conduct/Photo Courtesy: ddnews.gov.in The Supreme Court’s latest ruling on honour killings and...
Curtailing Recruitment in Universities: An Unfair World

An Unfair World

Above: The SC/ST students of Banaras Hindu University on a protest agitation/Photo: UNI A new University Grants Commission order will reduce representation of Scheduled Castes,...
Supreme Court’s New Guidelines: Blackmail Won’t Work!

Blackmail Won’t Work!

Above: File photo of the quota stir/Photo: UNI The apex court has taken a dim view of arbitrary arrests under this Act and has laid...
Satire: In a flux up state, the latest terms to get endeared to

Terms of Endearment

~By Dilip Bobb Like politics and the global economy, cricket is also experiencing the Great Churn as the ball tampering issue scrapes the gloss off...
Cauvery water dispute case: Centre files affidavit seeking clarification on the Cauvery scheme

Cauvery water dispute case: Centre files affidavit seeking clarification on the Cauvery scheme

In the Cauvery water dispute case, the Centre has filed an affidavit in the apex court demanding a clarification on the on the Cauvery...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture)

Justice Chelameswar’s letter that opened a can of worms

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file picture) When Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, sent a letter (dated March 21) to...
SC dismisses SLP seeking re-opening of Mahatma Gandhi assassination case on “no-merit” ground

SC dismisses SLP seeking re-opening of Mahatma Gandhi assassination case on “no-merit” ground

~By Apoorva Gaur   Finding no merit in the special leave petition seeking re-opening of Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, the Supreme Court bench of Justices...
Activists shouting slogans during pratirodh march against atrocities on dalit people in Patna (file pic)/Photo: UNI

Government to file review petition challenging SC order on SC/ST Act next week, say...

Above: Activists shouting slogans during pratirodh march against atrocities on dalit people in Patna (file pic)/Photo: UNI The government in all likelihood will file a...

Centre extends deadline of linking of Aadhaar to June 30

The Centre on Wednesday (March 28) extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to avail of various services, subsidies and benefits under section 7 of...
Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic)

Justice Chelameswar writes letter to CJI seeking a full court to introspect govt interference...

Above: Justice Jasti Chelameswar (file pic) Supreme Court’s judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar has written a five-page letter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Stay orders will have a six-month use-by date to them, orders Supreme Court

Above: Supreme Court Court stay orders have become the new denial of justice for those who can ill afford long delays and repeated journeys...
No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

No ‘pressure cooker’ symbol for Dhinakaran faction till main issue is solved: SC

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar on Wednesday (March 28) heard the contentious Edappadi K Palaniswami...
Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another IA against demonetisation allowed by SC in main case before constitution bench

Another Interlocutory Application has been allowed by the Supreme Court to be included into the main application in the Vivek Narayan Sharma versus Union...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Nirbhaya fund utilisation: SC bench lambasts AOR who filed wrong affidavit for West Bengal

 “Are you a peon who just files the case and forgets about it?” Court tells AOR, threatens contempt The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Khap Panchayat’s view of honour killing is unconstitutional, says SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (March 27) declared Khap Panchayat’s view of honour killing for the marriage between two adults unconstitutional. The apex court...
SC agrees to hear PIL seeking investigation into deaths resulting from non-linking of PDS with Aadhaar

SC agrees to hear PIL seeking investigation into deaths resulting from non-linking of PDS...

The Supreme Court on Monday (March 26) accepted a PIL filed in connection with deaths resulting from non-linking of public distribution system (PDS) with...
SC refers polygamy, nikah halala matter to constitution bench

SC refers polygamy, nikah halala matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala, prevalent among Indian Muslims. On Monday...
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (file pic)/Photo: UNI

Building a Case

Above: Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (file pic)/Photo: UNI With the apex court coming down hard on the acquisition process by the previous...
Photo: Wikimedia.org

Aadhaar Bridge: The Aadhaar Conundrum

The UIDAI-promoted Aadhaar is getting more complicated by the day. The on-going hearing in the Supreme Court is focused on potential security breaches. Adding...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Explain why Lokayuktas have not been appointed, SC tells Chief Secretaries of states

Above: Supreme Court (file picture)   The Supreme Court is hearing a plea seeking a Lokpal as per Lokayukta Act, 2013 and also urging necessary...
Aadhaar

UIDAI chief gives presentation, says Aadhaar data is safe

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, hearing Aadhaar and...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Cauvery water sharing verdict: Kerala govt files review petition

The Kerala Government has filed a review petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the court’s earlier verdict on the Cauvery water sharing formula. The Kerala government...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Plea on retirement benefits for judges comes up for hearing in SC on April...

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Mohan M Shantanagoudar decided on Thursday (March 22) that it will take up the issue of retirement...
An under construction project by Jaypee Associates/Photo Courtesy: Jaypee website

SC directs Jaypee to deposit Rs 200 crore in registry in two installments

Above: An under construction project by Jaypee Associates/Photo Courtesy: Jaypee website The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 21) asked Jaypee Associates to deposit a sum...
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC’s Justice Shukla digs in his heels, ball now in President Kovind’s court

Above: President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; (inset) Justice SN Shukla of the Allahabad High Court/Photo courtesy: PIB and...
A Raja (file picture)

2G spectrum case: Delhi HC issues notices to Raja, Kanimozhi and others

Above: A Raja (file picture) With the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation challenging the acquittal of former Union telecom minister A Raja,...
Former telecom minister A Raja (file picture)

2G Spectrum Allocation Scam Case: Delhi HC to take up the plea challenging acquittal...

Above: Former telecom minister A Raja (file picture)   The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (March 20) listed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate (ED),...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Judicial pension: SC says there can be no disparity, refers case to larger bench

The Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Tuesday (March 20) observed that there can be no disparity in...
Activists shouting slogans during pratirodh march against atrocities on dalit people in Patna (file pic)/Photo: UNI

SC rules out immediate arrest of public servants in cases under SC/ST Act

Above: Activists shouting slogans during pratirodh march against atrocities on dalit people in Patna (file pic)/Photo: UNI In order to prevent the misuse of...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out of asna jail after being acquitted by the Allahabad high Court

Aarushi murder case: SC admits pleas challenging acquittal of the Talwars

Above: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out of asna jail after being acquitted by the Allahabad high Court The Supreme Court on Monday (March 19)...
Rohingya Muslims (file picture)

SC seeks comprehensive status report on the conditions of Rohingya Muslim refugees in India

Above: Rohingya Muslims (file picture) The Supreme Court on Monday (March 19) sought a comprehensive status report from the Centre on the conditions of Rohingya...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Out Of Bounds!

The Supreme Court has upheld a Madras High Court judgment which denied permission to foreign lawyers to practice in the country but allowed them...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

Delhi Durbar

The French Connection Among all the wide ranging agreements signed during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India last week, the strategic embrace is the...
ARBITRATION: GOVERNMENT’S FORWARD MARCH

ARBITRATION: GOVERNMENT’S FORWARD MARCH

Above: PM Modi at the conference on National Initiative towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement held in New Delhi in October 2016/Photo: UNI ~By Inderjit Badhwar Because...
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: Hearings conclude, SC reserves judgment

Above: Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday...
A Google map showing Adam Bridge also known as Ram Setu

Centre will explore alternative route for Setusamudram project, SC told

Above: A Google map showing Adam Bridge also known as Ram Setu In an affidavit, Centre informs Supreme Court that the 50-km-long Ram Setu between...
Jay Shah case: SC stays defamation proceedings in Guj trial court against The Wire till April 12

Jay Shah case: SC stays defamation proceedings in Guj trial court against The Wire...

Above: (Left) Jay Shah with father BJP President Amit Shah The Supreme Court, on Thursday (March 15), asked a Gujarat trial court not to...

SC transfers Karti case to top court from high court arena, extends relief to...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya   Apex court bench to study section 19 of PMLA Act regarding the ED’s power to enforce an...
Ayodhya land dispute: Case to be moved to constitution bench only if required, clarifies CJI

Ayodhya land dispute: Case to be moved to constitution bench only if required, clarifies...

Swamy moves in with a petition, sits despite protests The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Third petition filed with SC against polygamy and nikaah halala

A third petition has now been filed with the Supreme Court against polygamy and nikaah halala. Filing the petition, Nafisa Khan of Delhi has...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Poor infrastructure, errors, fraud, all make a dangerous mix in Aadhaar, says Vishwanathan

Senior Counsel K V Vishwanathan, who had started his submissions on Tuesday, carried on from where he had left off, before the Constitution bench on Wednesday (March...
Tushar Mehta

2G scam case: ASG Mehta seeks adjournment, SC lists for March 21

Above: Tushar Mehta The new, government-appointed Special Public Prosecutor, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appeared before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and...
(Left) ASG Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate Anand Grover

No contempt in Centre’s appointment of ASG Mehta as SPP, despite presence of court-appointed...

Above: (Left) ASG Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate Anand Grover ~By Vinay Vats The government’s decision to appoint Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Special...
SC rules: No practising, no setting up office; foreign lawyers can come to India only in an advisory capacity

SC rules: No practising, no setting up office; foreign lawyers can come to India...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (March 13) upheld the decision of the Madras and Bombay High Courts, saying that foreign lawyers and foreign law...
Complete all 2G scam related investigation within 6 months: SC to CBI, ED

Complete all 2G scam related investigation within 6 months: SC to CBI, ED

Above: A Raja (file picture)   Rapping the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate on the knuckles for inordinate delay in completing the probe into various...
There have been several protests against AFSPA in Manipur (file pic)/Photo: UNI

Extra-judicial killings in Manipur: SC tells NHRC to complete its investigations first and asks...

Above: There have been several protests against AFSPA in Manipur (file pic)/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (March 12) dealing with the alleged extra-judicial...
Right to Die is now a “fundamental right” in India

Supreme Court recognises Passive Euthanasia with advance directives or living will

By Srishty Raj and Rajesh Kumar The constitutional bench of judges comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justice A K Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice D...
SSC paper leaks: SC directs petitioner to hand over the copy of the petition to the govt’s counsels

SSC paper leaks: SC directs petitioner to hand over the copy of the petition...

Above: Above: Jan Adhikar Party activists during Rail Chakka Jam  demanding for CBI probe against the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam at Rajendra Nagar...

Art of Dividing

Above: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: Twitter Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was meant to be mediating in the complicated...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
Modi Government’s Governance Dilemma: Filling the vacant positions

Governance: Empty Seats

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence From the Lokpal to the green tribunal, the Supreme Court and High Courts, institutes of higher learning and even investigating agencies, the...
BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first among equals”

BG Verghese Memorial Lecture: Justice A P Shah says “chief justice is merely first...

Above: Justice A P Shah While delivering speech at the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2018, Justice Ajit Prakash Shah spoke especially...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Supreme Court unanimously allows passive euthanasia, recognises living will

Constitution bench upholds right to die with dignity as a fundamental right and issues guidelines on passive euthanasia till legislation is passed In a landmark...
INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC will hear the plea today

INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC will hear the plea today

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file pic)/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Murlidhar and I S Mehta on Friday (March 9)...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

SC collegium of three judges recommends names for permament judges at Allahabad HC

The three seniormost judges’ collegium of the Supreme Court has recommended Justices Ashok Kumar, Vivek Chaudhary, Saumitra Dayal Singh, and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma (See the notification...
Aadhaar linkages case: Aadhaar not required for NEET, rules Supreme Court

Aadhaar linkages case: Aadhaar not required for NEET, rules Supreme Court

The Aadhaar linkages case continued before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar,...
Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage

Khap panchayat interference case: SC makes it clear it will not tolerate meddling by...

Above: Hadiya and Jahan: The controversial marriage Centre’s advice to court also includes this: “…when two individuals marry as per their wish (such as inter-faith),...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Parliamentarians’ pension issue: SC reserves judgment

Having heard all submissions, the Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Wednesday (March 7) reserved its verdict on a plea...
Delhi power tussle verdict: SC says LG can’t be obstructionist, must listen to State govt

Appointment of Lokpal: Govt searching for a jurist for selection panel, SC told

Supreme Court had pulled up the Centre for delay in appointing Lokpal, asked DoPT to file an affidavit detailing steps taken to appoint the...
Judge Loya death case

Judge Loya death case: Do not dismiss article in magazine, Dushyant Dave tells Supreme...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (March 5) continued hearing the...
Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Shopian firing: No action against Major Aditya Kumar till April 24, rules SC

Above: Youths pelting stones towards security forces in J&K (representative image)/Photo: UNI Major Aditya Kumar has not been mentioned as accused in the police FIR,...
SC agrees to hear petition: Minister heads body, BAI again in the eye of a storm

SC agrees to hear petition: Minister heads body, BAI again in the eye of...

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has been the den of many a corrupt activity during the regime of its many previous presidents, especially...
Jan Adhikar Party activists during Rail Chakka Jam demanding for CBI probe against the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna/ Photo: UNI

SC decides to take up the plea of SSC aspirants even as Centre orders...

Above: Jan Adhikar Party activists during Rail Chakka Jam  demanding for CBI probe against the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) scam at Rajendra Nagar Terminal...
INX Media bribery case: Karti moves SLP in SC alleging harassment, Court will take up the case tomorrow

INX Media bribery case: Karti moves SLP in SC alleging harassment, Court will take...

Above: Karti Chidambaram(file picture)/Photo: UNI   Karti Chidambaram has moved a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on Monday (March 5). The counsel...
Live-Stream Proposal: An Attempt at Transparency?

An Attempt at Transparency?

Above: Delhi’s L-G Anil Baijal has written to CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying the alleged assault has hurt bureaucracy’s morale/Photo: UNI The Kejriwal government’s tussle with...
Karti Chidambaram’s arrest: Face-Saving Measure?

Face-Saving Measure?

Above: The CBI brings Karti Chidambaram to Patiala House Court in New Delhi after arrest/Photo Courtesy: facebook The arrest of P Chidambaram’s son is being...

Trigger-Happy

Above: Policemen convicted in a 25-year-old fake encounter case are taken to jail in Lucknow In a brazen display of power, Uttar Pradesh cops have...
The Male Club - India Legal

The Male Club

Above: Women advocates on the Supreme Court lawns/Photo: Anil Shakya On the eve of Women’s Day, with Indian women surging ahead in all fields, the...
Appointment of Judges: Easing the Burden

Easing the Burden

Above: Lawyers and litigants discussing cases at a Gurgaon district court/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could increase the number of judges in high...
Supreme Court initiative on Open Prisons: Unshackle These Fetters

Open Prisons: Unshackle These Fetters

An agricultural work camp in Bikaner for prisoners. Photo: Smita Chakraburtty Following a top court initiative, the centre will frame guidelines for setting up open...
Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Supreme Court Tussle: Bench versus Bench

Recent disagreements between various benches of the apex court may be a sign of discipline and propriety not being followed. Much is at stake...

Handle with Kid Gloves

Above: Children enjoying an activity at a juvenile home in Hyderabad/Photo Courtesy: YouTube In an indictment of the treatment of various governments towards juveniles, the...
Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet - India Legal

Irked ‘special invitee’ Mallikarjun Kharge won’t attend Modi’s Lokpal panel meet

Mallikarjun Kharge’s decision to skip Lokpal Selection Committee meet comes at a time when the Supreme Court has asked Modi govt to expedite Lokpal...
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

Election Commission’s Powers: Give More Autonomy

Above: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat (in grey suit) along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa in New Delhi. Photo: PIB A petition...
Justice AK Mittal Case: Cracks in the Collegium

Justice AK Mittal Case: Cracks in the Collegium

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice AK Mittal’s elevation as chief justice of the Delhi High Court was delayed twice due to dissension within...
“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

“Indian Constitution and Democracy Unshakeable”

Justice VS Sirpurkar (centre) flanked by his wife Kumkum (left) and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Pradeep Rai (right). The panel also included Inderjit Badhwar,...
Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

Aadhaar Issue: Belated Recognition

In the face of numerous instances of Aadhaar glitches, the government and the UIDAI have backtracked and said that other identification papers would do...
Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme Court judges were also present at the event/ Photo: Anil Shakya

SCBA bids farewell to SC judge Justice Amitava Roy

Above: Chief Justice Dipak Misra speaking on the farewell ceremony of Supreme Court judge Justice Amitava Roy on Friday (February 23). All other Supreme...
Supreme Court

SC grants former Jharkhand chief secretary 3 months to file reply in fodder scam...

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar on Friday (February 23) granted three months time to former Chief Secretary...
Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

Collegium recommends making 37 additional judges in 5 high courts permanent

The Supreme Court Collegium of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices J Chelameswar and Ranjan Gogoi has unanimously recommended to the Centre to appoint...
2G scam case: With Centre also naming ASG Mehta as SPP, irked SC-appointed SPP Grover wants out

2G scam case: With Centre also naming ASG Mehta as SPP, irked SC-appointed SPP...

Above: (Clockwise from top left) Senior Advocate Anand Grover, Special Judge O P Saini, A Raja, Kanimozhi and ASG Tushar Mehta Centre for Public...
Sunanda Pushkar death case

Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC issues notice to Delhi Police on Swamy’s plea

Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar issued the notice but said question of maintainability of Subramanian Swamy’s plea still open Weeks...
Retired judicial officers can be judges of High Courts, rules SC

Retired judicial officers can be judges of High Courts, rules SC

Supreme Court bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also says Additional Judges can be appointed to high courts for tenure of less...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre tells SC

A panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the Chief Justice of India among others, will meet on March 1 to...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...
Face dire consequences if you don't deliver on time, SC tells Amrapali Builders

Face dire consequences if you don’t deliver on time, SC tells Amrapali Builders

Above: An artist impression of one of the housing projects of Amrapali Builders   The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 22) told Amrapali Builders to...
SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and decided to nullify her marriage

SC says Kerala High Court simply assumed that Hadiya was a vulnerable adult and...

CJI observes that test of a vulnerable adult was very subjective and that the law is “averse to subjective notions” The Supreme Court while hearing...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Set up Constitution Bench to resolve conflict in land acquisition verdicts, urges Justice Arun...

Stung by the interim order delivered on February 21 by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur which stayed the implementation of...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Judicial propriety debate reignites in Supreme Court

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur stays implementation of a verdict delivered by a bench of similar strength headed by Justice...
SC turns down adjournment plea by Hadiya’s father, hearing on Thursday

SC turns down adjournment plea by Hadiya’s father, hearing on Thursday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (February 21) rejected KM Ashokan, Hadiya’s father’s plea requesting to adjourn the scheduled hearing of the matter. The apex...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Aadhaar linkages case: No penal law can be retrospective but its consequences can be,...

The onus of identification is on the State and not the individual..., insists counsel Gopal Subramanium Senior Counsel Gopal Subramanium resumed his submissions before the...
SC stays all criminal proceedings against actor Priya Prakash Varrier

SC stays all criminal proceedings against actor Priya Prakash Varrier

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (February 21) has ordered all courts where a slew of criminal cases have been filed against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier...
Gopal Subramanium

Aadhaar linkages case: Subramanium says this infringes on fundamental rights

Above: Gopal Subramanium   The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them continued before the Supreme Court...
Priya Prakash Varrier

SC will hear Priya Prakash Varrier’s plea seeking invalidation of FIR against her

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 20) agreed to hear a plea of Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier seeking invalidation of a slew of...
Nirav Modi

SC admits PIL for probe against Nirav Modi; hearing on Friday

Advocate Vineet Dhanda has mentioned at the Supreme Court for hearing of his petition in which he has demanded that the court should direct...
Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: CJI says there will be ground for suspicion if Section...

Above: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Rape-murder case involving a 7-year-old girl: Chennai court hands out death sentence to the convict

Rape-murder case involving a 7-year-old girl: Chennai court hands out death sentence to the...

In a rape and murder case involving a 7-year-old girl, a mahila court in Chengalpet, near Chennai on Monday (February 19) handed out death...
YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy

Defamation suit against Andhra publication dismissed by SC

Above: YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy In a verdict that will have an effect on future irrelevant defamation suits and on undue political pressure on...
Delhi Police personnel confronting a protest (file picture)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur

SC slams Centre for wanting modification of its order on police reforms through review...

Above: Delhi Police personnel confronting a protest (file picture)/Photo: Bhavana Gaur    The Supreme Court on Monday (February 19) slammed the Union of India for...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Forest rest houses being misused, SC informed

In a writ petition taken as a PIL field by T N Godavarman Thirumulpad, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Petition in SC to promote assistant public prosecutors to full PP positions

The Kerala Assistant Public Prosecutors Association has put up a petition before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi assassination: SC tells petitioner to file affidavit on the documents containing crucial...

The Supreme Court on Monday (February 19) dealing with the plea seeking constitution of a new commission of inquiry to uncover the larger conspiracy...
Cauvery water dispute verdict: Raising the bar

Raising The Bar

Above: The then DMK Treasurer MK Stalin extending support to a bandh called by Tamil Nadu farmers associations on the Cauvery water dispute in...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Husband watches adult films, ruining married life, wife petitions Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has rightly observed that it was not possible to ban all pornographic content, either on the net or otherwise in India,...

SC dismisses plea by Adarsh Housing Society to ban film Aiyaari

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) dismissed a petition by Adarsh Cooperative...
Missing girls’ case: Police submits incomplete report to SC bench

Missing girls’ case: Police submits incomplete report to SC bench

The Supreme Court bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Friday (February 16) found that the report submitted by the Shahada...
Loya case not heard in SC as Justice Chandrachud is absent

Loya case not heard in SC as Justice Chandrachud is absent

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16) could not take up the hearing of the case related to the mysterious death of special CBI...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16)...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Religious identity cannot be justification for assault, murder: SC

Striking down bail granted by the Bombay High Court to three men accused of murdering a Muslim youth, the Supreme Court has said that...
SC to Punjab & Haryana HC: Dispose of matter related to gang rape in OP Jindal University within 5 months

SC to Punjab & Haryana HC: Dispose of matter related to gang rape in...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 15) directed Punjab & Haryana High Court to dispose of a petition related to gang rape in a...
A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI

Illegal mining in Odisha: SC gives nod to resumption of mining work in which...

Above: A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 15) gave a nod to the...
Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

Aadhaar linkages matter: Constitution Bench won’t sit today

The Supreme Court Constitution Bench which is hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the centre’s decision for making linking of Aadhaar with various schemes...
Gopal Subramanium

Aadhaar linkages matter: This act will make the real person useless, only the virtual...

Above: Gopal Subramanium The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them continued before the Supreme Court...
SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and security in courts

SC clarifies that installation of CCTVs in courts was meant for ensuring safety and...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 12) dealing with the installation of CCTVs in courts observed that the idea behind the installation was to...
SC gives relief to Chattisgarh govt; dismisses AgustaWestland chopper purchase case

SC gives relief to Chattisgarh govt; dismisses AgustaWestland chopper purchase case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 13) granted a major relief to Chattisgarh government. The bench comprising of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday...
DND promoters fail again at the top court

DND promoters fail again at the top court

The Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd. on Tuesday (February 13) lost its appeal at the Supreme Court against the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare...
Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi

Judge Loya death case: Rohatgi’s submissions mostly on technical grounds

Above: Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday...
Harshad Mehta’s relative wants bail to attend marriage

Harshad Mehta’s relative wants bail to attend marriage

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 12) heard a...
Aadhaar linkages case: Dwivedi admits ‘Maybe the method is wrong, but it's ultimately the matter of pride pertaining to the condition of recognition”

No one can be denied essential services for not having Aadhaar, says UIDIAI

Taking serious note of media reports on denial of essential services in the absence of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has...
Jallikattu, buffalo racing matter comes up before SC for decision next week

Jallikattu, buffalo racing matter comes up before SC next week

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 12) has agreed...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

SCBA reminds lawyers to switch off phones inside Supreme Court courtrooms

Within an atmosphere where senior counsel Indira Jaising has issued an appeal to get all cases of national importance directly telecast and in an...
Dr Upendra Baxi: A Man Who Touched Many Lives

A Man Who Touched Many Lives

Above: (L-R) Senior advocate, Supreme Court, and Chairman, ILRF, Pradeep Rai; Rajshri Rai, Editor-in-Chief, APN; Dr Upendra Baxi; Justice Shiva Kirti Singh; Justice Gyan...
Maldives crisis: Has India Missed the Bus?

Has India Missed the Bus?

Above: Soldiers guard the parliament in Male post declaration of emergency by the president/Photo: avas.mv Delhi’s refusal to intervene as this island nation plunges into...
Hooda Scam: Landing in Trouble

Landing in Trouble

Above: Manesar is the site of an industrial township project and a huge land scam The former CM’s deals, which deprived farmers of crores,...
MoP and Allocation of Cases: Issues of Propriety

Issues of Propriety

The highest seat of the judiciary has been gripped by these two contentious matters and it could take some time to sort them out...
SC Order to Maharashtra: Caught in a Bind

Caught in a Bind

Above: Members of the Dhangar community demanding reservation from the Maharashtra government in Mumbai/Photo: UNI An apex court order to sack those who forged caste...
TWO GENTLE GIANTS

TWO GENTLE GIANTS

~By Inderjit Badhwar Every day in the weekly life cycle of India Legal is special. Who knows what news will come tumbling out of the...
(Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court

Aarushi verdict: Ex-CBI judge moves SC against “disparaging remarks” against him by Allahabad HC...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court and (right) Supreme Court    Retired special CBI judge Shyam Lal has moved the Supreme Court against what he has...
ASG Tushar Mehta/Photo courtesy: Amity University

ASG Tushar Mehta appointed as special public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum case

Above: ASG Tushar Mehta/Photo courtesy: Amity University The Central government has appointed Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta as the special public prosecutor in the...
The Supreme Court of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

Judge Loya death case: Reports replete with conflicting “facts”, says Jaising

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 9) continued hearing of the plea...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Contempt proceedings for calling bench ‘deceptive’

Criminal contempt proceedings are on against petitioner Seema Sapra who had called the action of a bench “deceptive” in a comment. The case is...
Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

Live streaming of court proceedings: SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, on Friday (February 9), sought the centre’s reply on a petition...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

SC directs all states to create child welfare boards; high courts empowered to implement

In an appeal by Sampurna Behrua, with the Union of india as respondent, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak...

Aadhaar Linkages case: Bench agrees authentication is heart of the issue, not mere identity

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal argues that in areas with no electricity and no internet connectivity how can such authentication be done? The hearings on Aadhaar...
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case: More documents needed, but it’s no more than a land dispute, clarifies CJI

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case: More documents needed, but it’s no more than a...

Above: Security guards on high alert near the disputed site in Ayodhya (file picture)/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 8) resumed the...
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute hearing turns out to be a closed door affair

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute hearing turns out to be a closed door affair

The public hearing of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case which resumed on Thursday (February 8) turned out to be a closed door affair...
SC cancels all industrial expansion plans within Taj Trapezium Zone

Taj Trapezium Zone case: No vision document submitted, petitioner uninformed about the developments

The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 8) asked the Centre and the concerned authorities as to why environmental activist M C Mehta was not...
NRI admission to minority college: SC refers case back to high court

Safety of roadside dwellers: SC wants “vacant buildings to be utilized for the rehabilitation”

The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 8) dealing with the safety of roadside dwellers in the country suggested that various buildings which are lying...
Aadhaar Linkages case: Sibal points out the many ways data can be compromised

Aadhaar Linkages case: Sibal points out the many ways data can be compromised

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them continued before the Supreme Court constitution bench of...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Blackmail with girl’s picture: SC wants culprits to give assurance that nude pictures, videos...

The Supreme Court bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao are hearing a case in which a group of boys belonging...
Widows in Vrindavan playing Holi (file picture).

SC wants machinery to check proper funds allocation for Vridanvan widows

Above: Widows in Vrindavan playing Holi (file picture). In the case of the pitiable condition of the widows of Vrindavan, as filed by the Environment...
Supreme Court cancels all mining and fishing leases in Goa; calls for fresh auction

Supreme Court annuls all mining and fishing leases in Goa

Top court says no more work after March 15; fresh auctions, leases have to be made with environment in mind Decreeing on a writ petition by...
Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges' vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal appeals, submits amicus

Pendency of criminal pleas: Judges’ vacancies also responsible for low disposal rate of criminal...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 6) dealing with a petitioner’s bail plea pending in the Allahabad High Court (which has not been even...

Maldives crisis: Ex-Prez Nasheed wants Indian envoy, military to intervene

Crackdown against Opposition leaders, Supreme Court continues with two more judges being arrested since President Abdulla Yameen declares Emergency Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday...
Dengue deaths: SC raps Centre, Delhi govt on going slow regarding solid waste management

Dengue deaths: SC raps Centre, Delhi govt on going slow regarding solid waste management

The Supreme Court is hearing a case related to deaths due to dengue in New Delhi and in other states. On the previous hearings,...
Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where he stayed

Judge Loya death case: Arguments reveal discrepancies; Loya’s name not on register of where...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Monday (February 5) got back to...
No one has right to interfere in marriage of consenting adults: CJI on khap panchayats

No one has right to interfere in marriage of consenting adults: CJI on khap...

In a strident reprimand of khap panchayats (self-anointed family courts) who sanction assaults on couples who marry despite their objections, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Monday (February 5),...
(Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting with leaders of the political parties of Assam, in Guwahati (file picture)/ Photo: UNI

Corruption in Assam citizenship registration: SC refers case to constitution bench

Above: (Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting  with leaders of...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

SC sets aside HC order which had dissolved the managing committee of Shirdi Trust

The Supreme Court on Monday (February 6) set aside the high court order to dissolve the managing committee of the Shirdi Sai Baba Institute...
Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com

A Case of Constant Recusals

Above: Thomas Chandy is accused of encroachment related to his Lake Palace Resort/Photo: t-ec.bstatic.com In a move that has raised many questions, some judges of...
The MCD sealing shops and farmhouses in Chhattarpur, Delhi, after an order from the SC monitoring committee

Political Slugfest

Above: The MCD sealing shops and farmhouses in Chhattarpur, Delhi, after an order from the SC monitoring committee Despite warnings from the apex court about...
Ban circulation of “love jihad” killing video, appeals Afrazul’s widow to SC

Ban circulation of “love jihad” killing video, appeals Afrazul’s widow to SC

Gulbahar Bibi also asks for compensation and for an independent public prosecutor not aligned to the state of Rajasthan The pain of Gulbahar Bibi, widow of...
PEOPLE POWER VERSUS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

PEOPLE POWER VS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar To be fair to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to hold national and state elections simultaneously preceded his recent public advocacy...
Supreme Court

Amended Succession Act (2005) is applicable also to women born before 2005, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 1) decreed that even women born before 2005 were entitled to claim her fair and equal share of...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) requested the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to constitute a committee headed by a senior...
Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC bench asks for further investigation and documents

Judge Loya’s death: Petitioners demand probe; SC bench asks for further investigation and documents

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud on Friday (February 2) resumed hearing of...
SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

SC does away with gender neutrality question in law

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) encountered a strange petition questioning the “gender discrimination” in the law such as Section 354 (5) of...
SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) sent the matter challenging the Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra’s laws to allow jallikattu and bullock cart races...
Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution promised Indian citizens

Aadhaar linkages hearing: Shyam Divan shows how “surveillance” raj was not what the Constitution...

The hearings on Aadhaar and its various linkages and privacy and security issued attached to them started again before the Supreme Court constitution bench...
Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan Police Charge Victims With Cattle Smuggling

Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan Police Charge Victims With Cattle Smuggling

While Rajasthan is facing a contempt notice from Supreme Court for failing to follow orders against cow vigilantes, the state police chargesheet, in the...
Supreme Court

Enrolment the biggest hurdle in foreign lawyers practicing in India and vice-versa

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit took up the foreign lawyers’ case again on Thursday (February 1)...
CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

CJI Dipak Misra releases roster for SC judges

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Thursday (February 1) unveiled roster for Judges in the Supreme Court. The roster (see below)...
Rape of 8-month-old girl: SC urged to hand out capital punishment; court says it will study all aspects

Rape of 8-month-old girl: SC urged to hand out capital punishment; court says it...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (February 1) dealing with sexual assault of 8-month-old girl in New Delhi refused to accept the petitioner’s demand for...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Supreme Court

Rohingya refugees: SC asks Centre to respond to Rohingyas being prevented from entering the...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 31) asked the government to respond to a plea seeking court’s direction to the government, to stop preventing...
NGT

Judge shortage: Judicial crisis at NGT comes to SC

A problem with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Bench with a shortage of Judicial members has cropped up, especially with the current Acting Chairperson,...
Constitute committee to look into compensation complaints of Bhopal gas tragedy victims: SC

SC lists DYFI petition on Rohingya children with related matters, comes up for hearing...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday (January 31) listed a Democratic Youth...
Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

Illegal immigrants staying beyond 180 days must get ID cards, says petition in SC

A petition for identifying illegal immigrants has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M khanwilkar...
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra speaks at the launch of the SCBA newsletter on the Supreme Court lawn on January 30. Photo: Anil Shakya

Signs of breaking ice among SC judges at launch of SCBA newsletter

Above: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra speaks at the launch of the SCBA newsletter on the Supreme Court lawn on January 30. Photo:...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Third party wants to invest Rs 5k crore in botched-up real estate project

Another cheating case of the murky real estate world has come up before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy. On...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

Punishment for guilty in financial fraud reduced by SC on health grounds

Om Prakash, who had been initially awarded a seven-year sentence and a Rs 1 lakh fine by the Delhi High Court for financial irregularities...
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SC asks Madras HC to settle Look Out Circular issue against Karti Chidambaram in...

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachudon Wednesday (January 31) directed the Madras High...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

Cow Vigilantism: SC issues notice to three chief secretaries

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 29) issued notices to the chief secretaries of three BJP ruled states—Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and sought...
SC to CBSE: Compensate NEET candidates for losing 30 minutes due to the invigilator’s fault

Matter pertaining to pensions related to incumbent MPs, MLAs will be decided first, says...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (January 30) said that pension-related matter pertaining to incumbent MPs, MLAs will be decided first, then the matter relating...
Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

Delhi HC division bench to start hearing AAP MLAs’ case on February 7

The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in the office of profit case by President Ram Nath Kovind has been “challenged” and has come to...
Mains examination of UPPSC will be held as scheduled on June 18, says apex court

Foreign laws firm and lawyers’ issue carries on at SC

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The case of foreign lawyers practicing in India and the procedural issues guiding them case up before the Supreme Court...
SC dismisses plea seeking deletion of scenes from Padmaavat

SC dismisses plea seeking deletion of scenes from Padmaavat

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Monday (January 29), dismissed a petition that demanded deletion of certain scenes from the controversial...
Malegaon blast: SC issues notices to NIA, UP Govt

Malegaon blast: SC issues notices to NIA, UP Govt

Above: Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit On an appeal by Colonel Srikant Purohit, who is demanding a ban on the trials on the Malegaon blast, the...
Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state: SC

Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state:...

Supreme Court asks States to submit their reports on setting up of commissions for protection of children, make errant babus liable In a stern directive...
Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea

Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea

Delhi High Court had earlier rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea for a SIT probe in the case and termed it a political interest...
SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

SC dismisses sexual harassment plea by lawyer, says come under Art 226

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Mohan M Shantanagoudar on Monday (January 29) dismissed an appeal by a lawyer Seema Sapra,...
Members of the transgender community staging a protest in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

A Half-hearted Attempt…

Above: Members of the transgender community staging a protest in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI The Bill has many lacunae and does not completely protect various rights of...
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Amul: Brand Protection

Amul’s cute little girl shows aggression as the company goes on the offensive against infringers of its popular trademark ~By Diljeet Titus and Rai...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
SC to states: Implement 2016 Act on the rights of persons with disabilities

SC to states: Implement 2016 Act on the rights of persons with disabilities

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) granted certain states three months time to comply with a 2016 Act pertaining to rights of persons...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Contempt petition filed against Karni Sena members and three states

Contempt petition filed against Karni Sena members and three states

Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday (January 25) filed a contempt petition against Karni Sena founder member Lokendra Singh Kalvi, National President Suraj Pal in Supreme...