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Telangana rape-murder: Bodies of four accused who were killed in encounter be preserved till...

The Telangana High Court on Monday directed that the bodies of the four accused in the Telangana rape-cum- murder who were killed in an...
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SC Lifts Total Ban on Construction in Delhi-NCR, Allows Daytime Work

The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the total ban on construction activity in the Delhi-NCR region and allowed work between 6am and 6pm, taking...

SC adjourns hearing on illegal detention of children in J&K to Dec 13

The Supreme Court of Monday adjourned the hearing pertaining to the illegal detention of children in J&K after abrogation of Article 370. A bench comprising...

SC raps Centre for stopping ration supplies to Mizoram Bru refugees, seeks reply

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Centre why it has stopped supply of ration to the Mizoram Bru refugees in Tripura leading to starvation...

Supreme Court To Hear On Wednesday Plea Against Telengana Police Involved In Encounter Deaths

The Supreme Court  will hear on Wednesday a petition seeking registration of FIR, investigation and action against police personnel involved in the encounter deaths...

Justice for Juveniles: Starting Life Afresh

Above: A bench of Justices UU Lalit (left) and Vineet Saran said that even if the allegations were true, the man could not be...
A worker cleans a railway track at a station in Mumbai. Many overqualified people apply for such menial jobs in government/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on safety, security measures at all railway stations

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre on the plea seeking to ensure the highest benchmarks of safety and...

Supreme Court Puts On Hold Local Bodies Polls in Nine Districts In Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold elections for local bodies in nine new districts that were recently carved out from four existing...

Kerala Govt to Move SC For GST Compensation Due From Centre

The Kerala government will approach the Supreme Court against the delay on the Centre’s part in releasing the GST compensation dues, as a result...
Bail granted to Bhushan Steel former promoter by Delhi HC to continue

Bhushan Steel ex-CMD Sanjay Singhal sent to 14 days’ judicial custody

A Delhi court on Thursday junked the petition of former Bhushan Steel CMD Sanjay Singhal in a money laundering case and sent him to...
Nirav Modi

Diamantaire On The Run Nirav Modi Declared Fugitive Economic Offender

A special court in Mumbai has declared Diamantaire Nirav Modi, a fugitive economic offender. Modi, the key accused in the $2 billion Punjab National...
Kanaka Durga (left) and Bindu Ammini being escorted by police/Photo: UNI

“Sabarimala verdict of 2018 not last word”: SC, to hear women activist

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will take up a plea of gender activist Bindu Ammini next week. Ammini is seeking a...
Supreme Court

Place of Agreement relevant while imposing sales tax on goods: SC

The Supreme Court has held that a state government cannot impose sales tax on the transfer of rights in a sea vessel on India’s...

SC to hear application seeking live telecast of proceedings in Kashmir petitions

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea seeking direction to live telecast, video/audio record or transcript of hearings in a slew...

SC Advocates On Record Pass Resolution Asking Justice Arun Mishra To Be “Little More...

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association On Wednesday passed a resolution “expressing deep concern over the threat of contempt proceedings and conviction by...
Supreme Court

SC reserves verdict on Haryana Judicial Service Exam 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the assessment methods adopted in the main examination for the Haryana Judicial Service 2017. The apex...
Kerala High Court

Kerala HC Slams Pinarayi Govt for Ignoring Judicial Orders, Says Ministers More Keen On...

The Kerala High Court has lashed out at the state government, accusing it of turning a blind eye to judicial orders that were passed...

SC refuses urgent hearing to PIL seeking appointing of ECs through collegium

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant urgent hearing to a plea seeking a direction for the appointment of Election Commissioners (ECs) in...
Ayodhya Back To The Fore In Supreme Court On Friday

Ayodhya Verdict challenged by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in review petition to SC

The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has filed the first review plea of the November 9 Ayodhya verdict in the Supreme Court. The review petition argues that Article...
Supreme Court

Benefits Of Investigating Officer’s Mistakes Cannot Be Passed On To Accused: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that in the event of an investigating officer making a mistake, the accused cannot stand to benefit from such...
A Palakkad woman, Badrunissa, changed the contents of a Kerala High Court order in a property dispute

Lawyers–Judicial Officers Stand-off in Kerala Heading For Amicable Settlement

The five day standoff between lawyers and judicial officers in the Trivandrum district courts appear to be heading for an amicable solution with both...
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Allahabad HC directs Rs. 25L compensation to family for dengue-death of advocate

The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh governmment to pay Rs 25 lakh compensation to the family of a young advocate who...
SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

No Quota For SC/ST Creamy Layer: Centre Seeks Review By & Judge Bench

The Centre on Monday urged the Supreme Court to undertake a review of its 2018 judgement that excluded the creamy layer within the SC/ST...

Supreme Court to Hear DMK Plea against TN Local Bodies Polls On Dec 5

The Supreme Court will hear on December 5 a plea by Tamil Nadu’s main opposition party, DMK against the election commission (EC) notification to...
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Hyderabad’s Nirbhaya: Chief Minister Rao Orders Fast Track Court In Hyd Vet Rape-Murder case

The Telengana Chief Minister  K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday ordered the immediate constitution of a fast track court to try the accused in the sensational...
SC decides that constitution bench will deal with the Polygamy, Nikah Halala matter

SC refuses urgent hearing to PIL challenging polygamy, Nikah Halala

The Supreme Court on Monday refused urgent hearing to a PIL challenging Islamic practice of polygamy and Nikah Halala. BJP leader and Advocate Ashwini kumar...

Sabarimala Shrine: A Rap on the Knuckles

Above: Devotees on their way to the Sabarimala temple during the ongoing pilgrimage season/Photo: UNI Pulling up the Kerala government for not framing a law...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC to Examine the Role of Editors in selection of News Items

The Delhi High Court recently dismissed an application of two senior employees of the Indian Express to strike out their names in a suit...
Delhi High Court

An employee is an employee, casual, ad-hoc or part time: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court in a case where grant of gratuity to the employees was challenged and the court thereby observed that, “An employee...
Rajeev Kumar

Saradha scam: SC issues notice to ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on CBI plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on a CBI petition seeking his arrest and custodial cross-examination in...
Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

Punjab Consumer Redressal Forum Asks Hospital To Pay Rs 50 Lakh for Medical Negligence

A hospital in Punjab has been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakhs to a Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer who...
A typical Indian wedding ceremony

Dowry Death: District Court hands Husband 10 years imprisonment

The Farrukhabad District Court on Friday convicted Anil Kumar, the husband of deceased Madhu on charges of dowry death and sentenced him to imprisonment...

No More FIRs About Loveyatri: Supreme Court On Salman Khan Film

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that no coercive action shall be taken against Bollywood actor Salman Khan on a complaint filed against him...

SC On Maha Post Poll Coalition: “It’s For Public To Decide, Not Courts”

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking that the post-poll alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress in Maharashtra be declared unconstitutional...
Kerala High court

Lawyers Lock Up Magistrate For Refusing Bail: Kerala HC To Hear Case

The locking up of a magistrate of the Trivandrum District Court by a group of lawyers finally led to the Kerala High Court intervention...
Delhi HC raps AAP govt for failing to provide jobs relaxation to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

SIT submits report on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The Supreme Court on Friday took note of the report submitted to it in a sealed cover pertaining to 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases. The Special...
Devendra Fadnavis

Poll Affidavit Case: Former Maha CM Fadnavis Issued Summons

On the day Uddhav Thackeray took over as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister, former CM Devendra Fadnavis received a summon from a Nagpur court...
Malayalam film actor Dileep

SC Says Actor Dileep Can Inspect Video But Says No To Memory Card Copy

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Malayalam actor Dileep's plea for a copy of the memory card which contains visuals of the assault on...
Chinmayanand

UP Govt Gets 2 Days’ Time To File Fresh Affidavit In Chinmayanand Case

The Allahabad High Court has granted the Uttar Pradesh government two more days’ time to file a fresh affidavit in cases related to the...
Manoj Tiwari

Corruption in construction of classrooms: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and other BJP leaders...

A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and other BJP leaders in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by...

Wife Deserts Man Without Giving Reason: Delhi Court Grants Him Divorce

Above: Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A Delhi court on Thursday granted divorce to a man after his wife failed to furnish any adequate...

Bombay HC Rejects Plea for Urgent Hearing To Stay Uddhav’s Swearing-In

The Bombay High Court has refused to take up urgent hearing on a petition filed by a group of lawyers seeking a stay on...
Nirbhaya's parents during the press conference after apex court upheld the death sentence of the four convicts. Photo: Anil Shakya

Execution Warrants In Nirbhaya Case Not Issued Yet, Govt Tells Court

The execution warrants in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case that shocked the nation has not been issued as yet, a Delhi court was informed...
Aircel-Maxis case: ED Chargesheets P Chidambaran, Son Karti

CBI vs CBI: ED files reply on businessman Satish Sana’s plea

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its response on a plea by businessman Satish Sana Babu seeking revoking of the ED’s action against him. Filing...

Allahabad HC seeks Govt’s reply in plea seeking Hospital in Court

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply on a Public Interest Litigation which demands a...
Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and secondary schools

Fire safety measures in Educational Institutions: Allahabad HC wants list of defaulters

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court ordered the State Government to submit an Affidavit listing the educational institutions not adopting fire safety...

INX: Chidambaram’s Judicial custody extended till December 11; SC hearing continues

CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is an accused in the INX media scam,...

Kashmir Lockdown: Supreme Court reserves its order on communication blockade for Monday

The bench of Justice NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai today reserved its judgment on communication blockade in the valley in the...

Supreme Court strikes down Sec 87 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act as Arbitrary

The 3 judge bench of Justices RF Nariman, Surya Kant and V Ramasubramaniam today struck down Section 87 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act...
Punjab & Haryana High Court

Punjab & Haryana High Court gets Six Additional Judges

The Central Government has notified the appointment of six Additional Judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The names of the newly appointed Additional...

Kashmir Lockdown: Court informed of ‘Dark Web’ used for Terrorism

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has conditionally restored the Internet connections of more than 80 subscribers who have signed a bond agreeing to use...

Maharashtra Government: Justice NV Ramana orders floor test by Pro-tem Speaker

Justice NV Ramana, part of the 3 judge Bench which heard Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress petitions against Governor's move to install BJP Government in Maharashtra, today...
Man wearing mask to save himself from pollution near India Gate in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

SC pulls up Centre and state governments; bans stubble burning in Northern India

The Supreme Court today pulled up the Centre as well as the State governments for their failure to curb air pollution in Delhi despite...

Delhi Pollution: Justice Mishra asks Delhi Govt and Centre to finalise plan in 10...

Today, at the Supreme Court hearing on the state of Delhi’s polluted air, Justice Mishra demanded urgent compliance of its previous orders with respect...
Delhi High Court

Skip Urdu & Persian words in FIR, says Delhi HC

People in Delhi might feel relieved to know that FIRs, with all the complexities, will have one less thing to worry - twisted language. The...

Kashmir lockdown: SC adjourns hearing

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing on batch of petitions challenging Kashmir lockdown till tomorrow at the request of Solicitor General (SG) Tushar...

Rape Law: A Question of Consent

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence When a live-in relationship turns sour, leading to allegations of rape, should the law distinguish it from marital rape and...
The Supreme Court ruled that auctioning of spectrum by the centre in 2015 was based on public interest. Photo Supreme Court: Bhavana Gaur

Telecom companies file review petition of AGR verdict in Supreme Court

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea Limited and Tata Teleservices have filed separate review petitions in the Supreme Court for the October 24 order which burdened eight...

High Court Grants 4-wk Stay on Cancellation of Telangana MLA’s Citizenship

The Telangana High Court on Friday granted an interim stay on the order from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that cancelled the citizenship...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

Supreme Court To Hear Kochi Flat Owners Petitions Seeking Relief From Builders

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear in open court review pleas of some of the flat owners in Maradu near Kochi whose...

SC Refuses to Interfere in NGT’s Ban on RO Filters in Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere  with the National Green Tribunal order that prohibited use of RO(Reverse Osmosis) filters in the capital...
SG Tushar Mehta

SC Chides SG Tushar Mehta For “Not Giving Enough Attention” To Petitioners Queries On...

The Supreme Court on Thursday chided Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for “not giving enough attention”, even as it asked the Jammu & Kashmir administration...
SC convicts 12 persons in 2003 Haren Pandya murder case

Supreme Court Affirms Conviction of 10 Persons in Haren Pandya Murder case

The Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction of ten persons in connection with murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003. A bench...
SC asks Centre to look into PIL wanting 61 Rohingya refugees to be released from jail

SC defers plea seeking deportation of Rohingyas for 4 weeks

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred a plea seeking deportation of Rohingyas and other illegal immigrants from India. The Court said that it will hear...

Possession of Degree is No Guarantee For Wisdom: Delhi High Court

Stating that mere possession of a degree is not a yardstick to measure wisdom, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that...

Kashmir Petitions: We are becoming a police state, says Sr. Adv Dushyant Dave

Today, at the Kashmir hearing in the Supreme Court, Sr. Adv. Dushyant Dave, appearing for the Foundation for Media Professionals (Intervenor), pleaded to the...
Supreme Court

Kashmir petitions: Right to disagree in a democracy, says Sr Adv Huzefa Ahmedi

In the Kashmir petitions today, Justice NV Ramana discharged all other matters that were listed before Court No. 2 to focus solely on the...

Justice R Banumathi becomes second woman judge to become part of Collegium

SC Judge Justice R Banumathi has become only second woman to become part of the Supreme Court Collegium. The position became vacant after Chief...

Dying Declaration: Thumb Signal

Above: A candlelight protest against the Nirbhaya gang rape in Delhi in 2012 The apex court reiterates that a dying declaration given in a proper...

Sabarimala Verdict: Confusion Remains

Above: Flag hoisting by Tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru at the Sabarimala temple/Photo: UNI With the Supreme Court referring to a larger bench the review petitions...

Paperless courts in India: A critical analysis

Above: Image by World-fly from Pixabay     This year when Justice D N Patel took charge as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, he said...
The recent developments in the Patna High Court attracted media attention

Unruly behavior towards lawyers in quasi-judicial courts angers Patna HC, Court says not acceptable

Expressing displeasure at the unruly behavior meted out to the lawyers in quasi-judicial courts, the Patna High Court on Friday cautioned Ministers and all...
Rajya Sabha

Forlorn hope for the Rajya Sabha?

By Ganesh Khemka and Parv Garg  Yesterday, the Supreme Court pronounced an important judgment in Rojer Mathews v. South Indian Bank wherein it referred the dispute...
Traffic police wearing pollution mask

Air Pollution: Supreme Court issues directives for saving Delhi-NCR

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta on Friday took on record the joint affidavit submitted on behalf of Ministry of Environment,...
Shehla Rashid

Shehla Rashid’s anticipatory bail plea in sedition case dismissed

A Delhi court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of former Jawaharlal Nehru student leader Shehla Rashid in a sedition case. The Kashmiri activist...

Essar Steel: SC upholds CoC’s right over claims distribution; sets aside NCLAT order

The Supreme Court today set aside the order of the NCLAT in Essar Steels Insolvency case, thus holding that NCLAT cannot interfere with the...
Estranged brothers Shivinder (right) and Malvinder Singh

Daiichi Sankyo: Ex-Ranbaxy Promoters Malvinder and Shivinder Singh held in contempt by SC

The Supreme Court today held ex-Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh guilty of contempt of court in an arbitral award enforcement case filed...
Delhi High Court

Tis Hazari clashes: High Court grants interim protection to cops who shot at the...

The Delhi High Court bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Bar Council of India along...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

Kashmir petitions: Kapil Sibal demands principles to avoid future lockdown

The Supreme Court bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Subhash Reddy and Justice BR Gavai today heard arguments in a batch of petitions against...
Dassault Rafale

Rafale Review Petitions dismissed by Supreme Court

Supreme Court today held that there is no ground of FIR or a roving inquiry in the Rafale deal, dismissing the two review petitions...
Old Vehicles Plying on NCR Roads To Be Impounded

Supreme Court Directs Centre To Submit Report On Use Of Hydrogen-based Fuel Technology To...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit a report by December 3 on the feasibility of switching to Japanese Hydrogen-based fuel...
Karnataka MLAs disqualification

17 Karnataka MLAs remain disqualified, but can contest upcoming bypolls: SC

The Supreme Court has today upheld former Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAs in July this year. The...
Delhi High Court

Shashi Tharoor issued bailable warrant for remarks against PM Modi

The Rouse Avenue court in Delhi today issued a bailable warrant against former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in the criminal defamation complaint filed by...

Chief Justices sworn-in at Madras and Patna HCs, five additional judges in Karnataka HC

Justice AP Sahi was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court today. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath at the Raj...
he Ayodhya case is being heard by a Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (centre) and (from left) Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer

Ayodhya Verdict: How the land slipped from Sunni Waqf Board’s hands

Today’s Ayodhya verdict, whose judgement ran into 1,045 pages, has laid out the grounds on which the disputed land was given to the trust...

‘No coercive action’ against Anand Grover, Indira Jaising, Says SC

The Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Surya Kant has directed CBI to take no coercive action against Advocates Anand...
P Varavara Rao upon his return to his Hyderabad residence where he is under house arrest/Photo: UNI

Bhima Koregaon violence: Pune sessions court denies bail to six accused

The Pune sessions court dismissed the bail applications of six accused -- Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhavale, Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Rona...
Kerala High Court

Investigation Officer can conduct further investigation even after the commencement of trial, without permission...

Kerala High Court has beheld that it is not obligatory for the Investigating Officer to seek any permission from the Court to conduct further...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Guwahati High Court To Provide Post Retirement Facilities To CJI Gogoi Who Demits Office...

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will be provided all services and facilities upon his retirement on November 17, the full court of the...
Sajjan Kumar

Sajjan Kumar Bail Plea: SC Asks AIIMS To Set Up Medical To Examine Him

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to set up a medical board for examining health of 1984...

Kathua Case: A Probe Gone Awry

Above: A protest march in Srinagar against the Kathua rape and murder case/Photo: UNI A court in J&K has directed the police to register an...

Delhi HC issues notice in PIL disputing Life Presidentship in Tennis Asso. AITA

The Chief Justice bench of Delhi High Court today issued notice on a plea filed by Siddharth Sikri, a sports enthusiast, challenging the lifetime presidentship...

Another Sabarimala Moment?

Above: Devotees offering namaz at a mosque in Lucknow/Photo: UNI Based on a plea seeking the entry of Muslim women into mosques, the apex court...
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Pegasus surveillance: Petition in Supreme Court against Whatsapp snooping

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court of India to direct the Centre to stop any surveillance through Pegasus or other similar...

Supreme Court Thumbs Down For Tata Camelot Housing Project in Chandigarh

Tata Housing’s showpiece project in Chandigarh,  the Camelot, has received a thumbs down from the Supreme Court which ruled on Tuesday that it was...
BJP chief Amit Shah and former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa (third from left) at a poll rally of Tejasvi Surya (waving)/Photo: UNI

SC To Congress Party: We Will Consider Placing Leaked Tape On Record

The Supreme Court will “consider” the plea from the Congress party to place the leaked BS Yedurappa tape on official record. "We will go through...
BS Yeddyurappa

SC to take up matter on controversial conversation involving Karnataka CM Yediyurappa on...

The Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday the matter of a purported conversation of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in which he...
Vikas Yadav

“How Are You Entitled To Bail?” CJI Gogoi Says While Rejecting Vikas Yadav’s Plea...

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition filed by former don DP Yadav’s son Vikas Yadav that sought parole for himself. “How can...
Sajjan Kumar

SC Agrees To Consider Sajjan Kumar’s Bail Plea in 1984 Anti Sikh Riots Case

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea for an urgent hearing. Kumar was sentenced for life imprisonment...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

Residents File Fresh Plea In SC Challenging Kochi Flats Demolition Order

A fresh plea has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging its verdict directing demolition of four apartment complexes in Kochi’s Maradu for violation...

Tis Hazari clash: Supreme Court and High Court both stirred to action

The Supreme Court of India has directed its Ld. Secretary General to process a letter petition represented by the Supreme Court Advocates on Record...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC orders judicial enquiry under retired HC judge into Tis Hazari Violence

The Delhi High Court on Sunday took suo motu cognizance of the incident involving police officials and lawyers engaging in a brawl at Tis...
Ratul Puri

Court took cognizance on supplementary chargesheet filed by ED against Mr. Ratul Puri

The Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar today taken up the cognizance on the supplementary chargesheet accusing Mr. Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief...

Del HC seeks govt reply in Manu Sharma’s Premature Release petition

On Friday, Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Delhi Government in the petition of Jessica Lall-murder convict Manu Sharma who was...

Delhi HC asks Delhi Govt to consider PILs as representation against Odd-Even

Delhi High Court today asked Delhi Government to consider a batch of PILs as representation against the upcoming odd-even scheme in Delhi and file...

Madras HC dismisses plea challenging J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019

On Thursday, the Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by a Tamil Nadu-based group, Desiya Makkal Sakthi Katchi (DMSK) through its President M.L....

PMC scam: Delhi HC seeks replies from Centre, RBI and others on capping of...

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought replies from Centre, Reserve Bank of India and others on a petition objecting to the withdrawal limits...
Swami Chinmayanand

Swami Chinmayanand’s bail hearing posted for 8th Nov, girl’s bail hearing on 6th Nov

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday posted former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand’s bail plea for hearing on 8th November in the sexual exploitation case...
Del HC orders global blocking of defamatory video against Swami Ramdev on all platforms

Del HC: Facebook appeals to Division Bench against global blocking order

Facebook has appealed to the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court challenging the Single Judge verdict dated 23rd October 2019, ordering global blocking...

CJI Gogoi’s ‘Reserved’ hurdles on his Final Lap

In the run up to his retirement due on 17th November, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has a high profile list of verdicts to deliver....

INX Media: Special Judge sends P Chidambaram to Judicial Custody

The Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar at Rouse Avenue Courts Complex has ordered Judicial Custody of Former Union Minister P Chidambaram till 13th...
P Chidambaram

Chidambaram Cites Health Grounds To Seek Interim Bail In Plea In Delhi HC

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail in the INX Media case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on...
National Green Tribunal

NGT raps Uttar Pradesh govt for deficient report on polluting units in Mathura

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal today reproached the Uttar Pradesh Government for submitting a deficient report in the matter of industries...

Delhi HC Adjourns Shivakumar Case After His Mother, Wife Say They Have Not Received...

The Delhi High Court has adjourned the plea by Congress leader DK Shivakumar's wife and mother challenging the Enforcement Directorate summons issued against them...

PILs in Madras HC and Supreme Court on unused borewells; HC issues notice

Following the tragic death of the 2 year old Sujith Wilson in Trichy after getting stuck in an abandoned borewell, the Madras High Court...
Illustration by Amitava Sen

SC Issues Notice in PIL Challenging rule of exclusive Custody of Child

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed by a London based NRI Woman - Y Sulochana Rani - before the Supreme Court, seeking revisit of Country’s...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court sets aside Death Penalty of Juvenile

The Bombay High Court has recently allowed a Criminal Application filed by a convict Sandeep Shirsat, declaring him to be a juvenile at the...
P. Chidambaram

CBI moves SC Seeking Cancellation of Chidambaram’s Bail in INX Media Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its October 23 order that granted bail to...
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court. Twitter.com

Neither the Magistrate nor the Police should take cognizance against Free Speech

Warning the Magistrate for ordering the registration of FIRs mechanically in cases related to “direct and clear implications on free speech”, the Madurai Bench...
D. K. Shivakumar

ED moves SC against Delhi HC order granting bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a plea in the Supreme Court challenging Delhi High Court order granting bail to Karnataka Congress leader...
Priya Ramani

Priya Ramani: Deleted twitter to focus on personal life, not tamper evidence

Today in a Delhi court, Niloufer Venkatraman, shared details of the night of alleged sexual harassment of Priya Ramani. Niloufer is Priya Ramani’s witness...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

SC asks Kerala govt to pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to all flat...

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Kerala government to give Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to all owners of flats in Maradu near...
Muslim Women

SC Seeks Centre’s Response on Plea for Women’s Entry into Mosques

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking entry of Muslim women in all mosques of the country. A...
Delhi High Court

PIL seeking Uniform Civil Code blames it on “lack of political courage”

Firoz Bakht Ahmed, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, has filed a PIL in Delhi High Court seeking a writ of mandamus to...
IndiaBulls

Indiabulls: Rohatgi prays for recall of High Court notice

In the writ petition filed by Citizens Whistle Blowers Forum against Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IBHFL), the counsel for Indiabulls, Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohtagi,...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC notified committee for Designation of Senior Advocates

Delhi High Court on 24 October notified the committee under the leadership of ChiefJustice DN Patel for the Designation of Senior Advocates in terms...
Supreme Court

No sympathy towards those who violate law: SC on illegal construction

Supreme Court today set aside a Bombay High Court order which authorized reconstruction of an illegal structure on grounds of non-compliance of serving mandatory...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC Issues Notice to NDMC on wrongful eviction of Street Vendors

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued Notice to New Delhi Municipal Corporation and SHO Connaught Place Police Station in a Public Interest Litigation...
Del HC orders global blocking of defamatory video against Swami Ramdev on all platforms

Del HC orders global blocking of defamatory video against Swami Ramdev on all platforms

“Any order passed by the Court has to be effective.” – observed the Delhi High Court while passing global order for disabling access to...
DGCA Shows Mettle Before Letting 737 MAX Fly Again

PIL in Delhi HC seeks investigation of optional safety features in airplanes

A PIL filed today by lawyer Yugansh Mittal, brought the attention of the Delhi High court before a division bench of the Chief Justice...
UAPA Tribunal finds ‘credible grounds’ upholding ban on Yasin Malik’s JKLF

NIA filed supplementary chargesheet in terror funding case; Judicial Custody extended

National Investigation Agency Court in Delhi has taken cognizance on the chargesheet filed by NIA against Yasin Malik and four others in the matter...
Social Media Account

Plea in Del HC to control fake & paid news, ghost social media accounts

A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking steps to control fake news and paid news especially during election time, when...
Christian Michel

Agusta Westland: Christian Michel moves bail application in Delhi High Court

British national Christian Michel, arrested in the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland Chopper scam moved Delhi High Court for regular bail in both CBI and...
Supreme Court

SC: Conviction cannot be based on Statements Made To Police

The Supreme Court has recently set aside a judgement of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the observation that “the conviction of an accused...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court Grants Shivakumar Bail, But Asks Him To Stay Put Within India

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to the Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who was lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with...
Supreme Court Reserves Judgment On New Goa Airport

Apex Court refuses urgent hearing of Goa airport construction case

Today Supreme Court refused to set up a special bench for urgent hearing of the pending petition of Goa government seeking resumption of construction...
Supreme Court

“I Am Not Recusing” Says Justice Arun Mishra As He Insists Will Continue To...

Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday stated emphatically that he will not recuse himself from hearing a clutch of land acquisition cases in the Supreme...
CS assault case: Delhi court issues summons to Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 other AAP MLAs

Odd-Even exemption to women: Plea in HC alleges Art 14 Violation

Delhi High Court will hear a writ petition on 1st November filed by Shashwat Bhardwaj against Govt. of NCT Delhi praying that implementing a...

PIL Seeking refund of over speed Challans: Delhi HC Issued Notice

Delhi High Court on Tuesday Issued Notice on a Plea Seeking refund of Challans Issued on National Highway 24 due to default devices installed...

ESSAR INSOLVENCY: SC starts hearing appeal against NCLAT’s equal treatment of creditors

Today on 22nd October 2019, Sr Advocate Kapil Sibal, Counsel for Standard Chartered, argued before a bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Surya...
Delhi High Court

Will purchase 100 bogies for handicapped citizens: Railway to Delhi High Court

Mr. Jagjit Singh, Counsel for Railway on Monday gave oral submission in the Delhi High Court that they are in the process of purchasing...

Del HC’s notice to Centre, EC on reduction of Sikkim CM’s disqualification period

Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission of India in a petition challenging the poll panel’s decision to...
Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple maintenance: SC forms committee to supervise the recommendations put forth by Centre

The Centre on Tuesday submitted a status report in the Jagannath Temple maintenance case and told the apex court that commercial operations around the...
Delhi University

Supreme Court seeks Delhi University’s response on backlog of vacancies

The Supreme Court today called upon the University of Delhi to swear by affidavit how many posts have been lying vacant including the backlog...
Social Media

Facebook case: SC directs transfer of Social Media regulation cases to itself

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose today directed transfer of all cases concerning regulation of social media pending in...
Garbage piled up at Okhla landfill in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT scraps proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday scrapped a proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites identified by NDMC and SDMC from three...
BCCI

Tenure of BCCI’s CoA will expire upon election of new officials: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that term of office of BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) will expire upon election of new officials. A bench...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC directs Delhi Govt to convene quarterly SRB meetings

Delhi High court directed the Delhi Govt to convene quarterly Sentence Review Board (SRB) Meetings in a plea seeking compliance of rules on it. Advocate...
Delhi High Court

‘Quarter Master’ of Border Security Force got relief from DelhiHC, after 24 years.

Delhi High Court on Monday, set asides the orders passed by ‘General Security Force Court’ which dismissed a Soldier from Serving as a ‘Quarter...
P Chidambaram

CBI Special Court Takes Cognizance of INX Media Chargesheet Against Chidambaram, 12 others

The Special CBI Court on Monday took cognizance of the chargesheet filed by CBI against former finance minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti and...
Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

SC extends stay on the felling of trees in Aarey forest

The Supreme Court on Monday maintained the status quo on cutting of any more trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony and directed the Maharastra govt...

Supreme Court to hear pollution complaint on Bandra Worli Sea Link

Supreme Court today admitted the appeal against a judgement of the National Green Tribunal which had disposed of an application stating the issue of...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT: Citizens Entitled To Breathe In Fresh Air 

The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal while upholding an order passed by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, banning Diesel Generators -...
Supreme Court

Complaint under Domestic Violence Act not maintainable if parties living separately: SC

Upholding the Punjab & Haryana High Court’s dismissal of a Revision Petition in respect of domestic violence against persons not living in a shared...
Supreme Court

NDPS Act: Sec 50 limited to ‘personal search’, not Vehicle search, says SC

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice U. U. Lalit, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Krishna Murari has observed that the mandate of Section...
Supreme Court

‘Call-girl’ slur not sufficient to attract Sec 306 abetment to suicide: SC

Supreme court on Friday upheld the Judgment passed by the Calcutta High Court wherein it was categorically held that addressing a female as ‘call...
Social Media Content: Right to Reputation

Social Media Content: Right to Reputation

Above: Artist Subodh Gupta Social media platforms have raised concerns over a Delhi HC order to take down #MeToo allegations against artist Subodh Gupta and...
The J&K High Court has been striving to keep judicial functioning close to normal

Provide Legal Assistance to J&K detainees: J&K HC to Centre

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court in Syed Tassadque Hussain v Union of India has directed the Centre to ensure legal assistance to all...
Madras HC

Caste by birth cannot be changed by marriage: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has recently held that caste of a person is determined on the basis of birth and it cannot be changed...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium recommends elevation of two high court judges, also transfers one judge

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of two high court judges — Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Ravi Ranjan as Chief Justices...
Supreme Court

SC: No interference in Arbitral Award outside Sec 34 & 37 of Arbitration Act

The Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah on Friday refused to interfere in an arbitral award impugned in State of Jharkhand v...
Speaker Ram Niwas Goel sentenced to 6 months Simple Imprisonment and fine

Speaker Ram Niwas Goel sentenced to 6 months Simple Imprisonment and fine

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate I, Shri Samar Vishal, has sentenced Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, Atul Gupta, Sumit Goyal, Hitesh Khanna...
NRC

Assam NRC co-ordinator Hajela transferred to Madhya Pradesh

Supreme Court today ordered inter-cadre transfer of Assam NRC co-ordinator Mr. Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh. The CJI-led three judge bench hearing Assam Public Works...

CJI Gogoi recommends Justice Bobde as next CJI

The Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Mr. Ranjan Gogoi sent a letter to the Centre today recommending Justice SA Bobde, as his successor. Justice SA...
PMC Bank crisis

PMC Bank crisis: Petition dismissed; another filed in Supreme Court

A fresh plea has been filed in the Supreme Court assailing Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and Section 16(1) of the...
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Delhi High Court directs forfeiture of pressure horns & modified silencers

To up its crackdown on modified silencers and pressure horns in Delhi, High court has directed the Delhi police to forefeit the pressure horns...
Non-impleadment of Labour Union in contract labour writ, fatal, says SC

Non-impleadment of Labour Union in contract labour writ, fatal, says SC

The three judge bench of Justices R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy of the Supreme Court today restored a Writ Petition for fresh...
Delhi HC sets aside stay in Mohua Moitra’s criminal defamation case

Delhi HC sets aside stay in Mohua Moitra’s criminal defamation case

Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the order of Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal staying the defamation proceedings of Mohua Moitra against Zee...
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SC Collegium recommends transfer of three HC Chief Justices

The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on October 15 has recommended the transfer of three Chief Justices of high courts. The three Chief...
Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers at the disputed site in Ayodhya/Photo: UNI

Ayodhya Dispute: Mediation Panel submits report after court concludes hearing

The Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel comprising retd Justice FMI Kalifullah, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and mediation expert Sr. Adv Sriram Panchu has...
Supreme Court

SC issues circular asking to gain access to it by entry passes in absence...

The Supreme Court has issued circular (read below) asking Advocates, clerks and others to contact office of Deputy Registrar (PRO) for preparation of Entry...

Essar Steel Insolvency: Counsel argues for better insolvency law

On 16 October 2019 in Committee Of Creditors Of Essar Steel India Limited through Authorised Signatory Vs. Satish Kumar Gupta, SS Shroff Counsel for petitioner...
Supreme Court

Justice Arun Mishra refuses to recuse, cites independence of judiciary

The Constitution Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M. R. Shah and Ravindra Bhatt heard Senior Advocate Shyam Diwan, assisted by...
Supreme Court

Supreme court refuses to interfere with Armed Forces Tribunal order

Supreme Court bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta dismissed the appeal in Surgeon Rear Admiral Manisha Jaiprakash v UOI against the...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court set aside Delhi HC order restraining IT department from taking action against...

SC finally restores power to center and IT department to initiate proceedings against VVIP Chopper case accused Gautam Khaitan The Apex Court on Wednesday...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

SC sets aside TADA Court order on grounds of non-compliance

Supreme Court Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose today allowed appeal in Ebha Arjun Jadeja v State of Gujarat against the order...

Mr A. K. Ganguli, Senior Advocate, raises important issues in regard to Supreme Court...

Mr. A. K. Ganguli, Senior Advocate, written a letter to President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to discuss Bench-Bar Relationship and in addition...

Supreme Court Asks Govt To Produce Orders On Detention Of Leaders, Other Curbs In...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to place on record before it all the orders relating to restriction, detention of activists and...

Chidambaram Interrogated, Then Arrested By Enforcement Directorate In Tihar Jail

Former Union minister P Chidambaram was arrested inside Tihar jail on Wednesday morning shorty after he was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate. The arrest...
Ayodhya Case

CJI Gogoi Brushes Aside Requests For Time For Ayodhya Hearing , Says “Enough is...

“Enough is enough”, the chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi firmly said on Wednesday while brushing aside requests from a lawyer who wanted more...
e-commerce websites

NGT to hear plea on Amazon & Flipkart using Plastic packaging

The National Green Tribunal will hear a plea against e-commerce companies, Amazon India and Flipkart for using excessive plastic packaging materials. In a first, a...
Social Media

Justice Arun Mishra Says Social Media Campaign For His Recusal Is Attempt To Tarnish...

Above: Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday said that posts on social media and reports in the mainstream...
Illustration by Amitava Sen

Child has Right to the Affection of Both his Parents, Says SC

The Apex Court has viewed while considering a Special Leave Petition filed by a father, a child has a right to the affection of...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court notifies cases to be heard by Constitution Bench tomorrow

A Five judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Hon’ble Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M.R. Shah and S. Ravindra Bhat, will...
P Chidambaram

CBI Court Reserves Order On ED Plea For Chidambaram’s Arrest For Tomorrow

A special CBI Court on Monday reserved order on the plea of the Enforcement Directorate seeking custody of the former finance minister P Chidambaram...

Delhi High Court Removes Gurumurthy As Respondent In Contempt Case After Accepting Apology

The Delhi High Coiurt has removed S Gurumurthy, a part time director of the Reserve Bank of India, chartered accountant and a noted journalist...
DK Shivakumar

Delhi High Court Adjourns For Tomorrow Congress Leader Shivakumar’s Bail Plea

The Delhi High Court had adjourned till tomorrow the , hearing on  the bail plea of senior congress leader DK Shivakumar' who was arrested...
Aadhaar case: SC to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Supreme Court Rejects Petition seeking To Link Aadhaar With Social Media Accounts

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL seeking to link all social media accounts to Aadhaar to stop fake, troll accounts from overpowering...
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Green Tribunal bars helipad construction near Siliguri, Bengal

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal directed the Bengal Government this week to immediately stop constructing the helipad at Gazoldoba ‘Bhorer Alo’...
Del HC reserves order in Malvinder’s plea to quash Delhi Police (EOW)’s FIR

Del HC reserves order in Malvinder’s plea to quash Delhi Police (EOW)’s FIR

Delhi High Court has reserved order in Malvinder Singh’s plea challenging Delhi Police (EOW)’s jurisdiction in filing FIR and probing the alleged offences when...
Delhi Court convicted Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel for trespass

Delhi Court convicted Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel for trespass

On Friday, a Delhi Court convicted Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel and his son Sumit Goel along with few others for the...
P Chidambaram

INX Media: Court orders production of P Chidambaram on Monday as ED seeks custody

A Delhi court on Friday issued notice to produce former Union Minister P Chidambaram before it on Oct 14 in the INX media case. The...

Delhi court sends Shivinder, Malvinder & ors to 4 days police custody

Former Ranbaxy owners, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh along with three other accused persons were arrested and produced in the court of...
P. Chidambaram

Aircel-Maxis Scam: Del HC issued notice in ED’s plea challenging anticipatory bail

Delhi High Court today issued notice to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the alleged Aircel-Maxis money laundering scam...
Delhi High Court

Del HC grants 50% backwages to terminated DTC Conductor

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed Delhi Transport Corporation’s writ petition in a matter of suspension and subsequent removal from service of a...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Pleads Not Guilty in “Why Do All Thieves Share The Modi Surname?”...

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that his political opponents were out to silence him and the defamation case filed against him in...
Deepak Talwar

Special CBI Court Extends ED Custody of Corporate Lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s Aide

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the Enforcement Directorate custody of Yasmin Kapoor, aide of aviation scam tainted Deepak Talwar for further 9 days. Counsel for...
Supreme Court Orders No More Trees Be Cut At Aarey, Maintain Status Quo Till Next Hearing On Oct 21

Supreme Court Orders No More Trees Be Cut At Aarey, Maintain Status Quo Till...

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government not to cut any more trees in Mumbai’s Aarey till the next hearing on October...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court granted relief to Retd Major from Indian Army

Supreme Court on Friday allowed the appeal filed by Retd Major, Indian Army challenging the order of Army Forces Tribunal which dismissed his plea...
Supreme Court

No relief for the rape accused from the Apex Court

The Hon’ble Apex Court on Friday dismisses the SLP (Special Leave Petition) filed by the Abdul Sami, a rape accused by upholding the Hon’ble...
Death Sentence

SC confirmed the death sentence of duo for killing an infant in the name...

Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the Death Sentence of the couple who killed a two year boy by performing a human sacrifice. A three Judges...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

Supreme Court Serves Ultimatum To Kochi Flat Owners To Vacate

The Supreme Court on Friday lashed out at the flat owners of the 343 flats in four high rises in Kochi who sought more...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court dismisses Aarey forest petitions

Bombay High Court today dismissed a batch of petitions, thus clearing the way for the time being for Mumbai Metro Rail corporation Limited (MMRCL)...
Supreme Court

Conviction under Section 302 modified to Section 304(1) in absence of intention to cause...

Supreme Court on Thursday converted the sentence of appellant under Section 302 IPC (Punishment for Murder) to Part 1 of 304 IPC (Punishment for...
P Chidambaram

P.Chidambaram’s Judicial Custody extended till 17th October; CBI state no objection to home cook...

The Special CBI Judge, Arvind Kumar Kuhar on Thursday extended the judicial custody of Mr. P Chidambaram, former Finance and Home Minister in the...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court grants Bail to murder convicts after 12 years

Supreme Court today enlarged Santosh Meena and other petitioners convicted for murder, kidnapping for murder and criminal conspiracy on grounds that they had undergone...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court directed State of Uttar Pradesh to consider allotting a plot to person...

Supreme Court on Tuesday directed State of Uttar Pradesh to consider allotment of plot to one Udham Singh Yadav in Industrial Area, Firozabad after...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court granted bail to former Chief Engineer in Noida Authority, Yadav Singh

Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Chief Engineer in Noida Authority, Yadav Singh who was languishing in jail since 2016 in connection...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court recalls its Order Diluting effect of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court allowed the review petition in the matter pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,...
Ratul Puri, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew

Judicial Custody of Ratul Puri extended for another 14 days in Augusta Westland Chopper...

The special CBI court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Mr. Ratul Puri, Nephew of the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr. Kamal...
DK Shivakumar

Special CBI Court Extends Congress Leader Shivakumar’s Judicial Custody till Oct 15

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar till October in a case filed by the Enforcement...
Supreme Court

SC: Quarrying for commercial gains does not make it a ‘commercial site’

The Supreme Court has upheld the Kerala High Court’s view that land used for quarrying is not ‘commercial site’ by definition, and therefore not...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

SC Allows Centre’s Review Petition, Recalls Its March 2018 Dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled several provisions of its order issued last year which had diluted the provisions of SC/ST Act. Allowing a...
Delhi High Court

Influencing the Witnesses directly or indirectly cannot be ruled out: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court on Monday rejected the bail application of P.Chidambaram, former Finance Minister in the matter connected to INX Media money laundering case....
Delhi HC issued notice in ex-AAP MLAs’ pleas challenging disqualification

Delhi HC issued notice in ex-AAP MLAs’ pleas challenging disqualification

Justice Navin Chawla of Delhi High Court today issued notices to the office of Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, Election Commission of India and...

CJI recommends Justice Menon for Armed Forces Tribunal Chairperson

In a suo motu petition on appointment of judicial members in the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that...
If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son can’t claim it as paternal right: SC

If father has given his self-acquired property to his son, then the son’s son...

The Supreme Court has given an important judgment in the property dispute case. The court said that if a person gives a property derived...
Delhi High Court

Voluntary Retirement is only offer by Employee; revocable before acceptance: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court in Poonam Garg v IFCI Venture Capital Funds held that an application for voluntary retirement is only an offer by the...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC told Delhi Govt to form rules for unclaimed goods

Delhi High Court directed Delhi Government to consider framing of appropriate rules with regard to the unclaimed goods once the eviction orders passed under...
supreme court

Witness To Sale Deed & Wills, Need Not to Know Necessarily Its Contents: SC

In Hemkunwar Bai vs Sumer Singh and Ors the Supreme Court on 25.09.2019 held that the witnesses to documents such as Sale Deeds and...
Malls and multiplexes charging high parking fees are now under the scanner/Photo: YouTube

Vehicle Charges: Parking Perils

Above: Malls and multiplexes charging high parking fees are now under the scanner/Photo: YouTube The parking has been a contentious issue with malls and...
Delhi: Fitness Centres started after 12.08.08 in non commercial areas to be Sealed

Delhi: Fitness Centres started after 12.08.08 in non commercial areas to be Sealed

All fitness centres located in Delhi — including gyms, yoga and meditation centres — which opened up after August 12, 2008, in areas outside...

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on legality of reopening of 1984 riot cases

The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs on the oral objection of Yashpal Singh, a convict in the 1984...
Supreme Court

IL&FS case: Supreme Court refuses to interfere in Bombay HC’s stay order

The Supreme Court refused to interfere in the order passed by the Bombay High Court that gave relief to BSR & Associates LLP, a...
IndiaBulls

Delhi HC issued notice to Indiabulls in PIL seeking SIT probe

The Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court has issued notice to Indiabulls Housing Finance...
Bombay High Court

SC Collegium recommends 8 names for elevation as judges in Bombay HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended one advocate and seven judicial officers for elevation as judges in the Bombay High Court. Collegium has proposed the...
Supreme Court

QNet’s alleged Ponzi scheme: Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Contempt case

Today in Supreme Court the bench of  Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Vineet Saran adjourned the hearing in Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt Ltd v....
E-Cigarette Ban

Plea in Kolkata HC challenging E-Cigarette Ban

Kolkata High Court is going to hear two petitions challenging the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and...
Salman Khan arrives at a court in connection of the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, in Jodhpur on Thursday/Photo: UNI

Salman Khan skips Jodhpur Court summons in Blackbuck shooting case

Bollywood actor Salman Khan today skipped summons issued by District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur  in the blackbuck poaching case. Salman Khan’s lawyer Nishant Bora...
Service

SC deputes officers specially to deal with pleas seeking relief in urgent matters

The Supreme Court has specially deputed three senior officers for the months of Oct, Nov and Dec who will screen the papers, seek directions...
Delhi High Court launches Mobile Application

Delhi High Court launches Mobile Application

The Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, CJ DN Patel, inaugurated the mobile application of Delhi High Court services yesterday, making the same digitally...
SC issues circular, says earlier pin code has been restored

SC issues circular, says earlier pin code has been restored

The Supreme Court has issued a circular saying that its earlier pin code i.e. 110201 has been proposed to be withdrawn by the Department...
Supreme Court

SC asks nationalized banks to disclose their fixed deposit interest rates for the amount...

The Supreme Court has written to all the nationalized banks asking them to disclose their fixed deposit interest rates within the stipulated time for...
Delhi HC dismisses challenge to Drinking Age Limit, says Prohibition on Buying only

Delhi HC dismisses challenge to Drinking Age Limit, says Prohibition on Buying only

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking to strike out Section 23 of Delhi Excise Act 2009 prescribing 25 years as...
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State of West Bengal vs Calcutta Club: Respondent argues on the validation of sales...

Above: Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay By Shruti Bisht In the State of West Bengal vs Calcutta Club hearing today, the bench...
UAPA Tribunal finds ‘credible grounds’ upholding ban on Yasin Malik’s JKLF

UAPA Tribunal finds ‘credible grounds’ upholding ban on Yasin Malik’s JKLF

A UAPA Tribunal, headed by Justice Chander Shekhar of Delhi High Court, upheld the ban on Yasin Malik’s outfit, the  Jammu and Kashmir Liberation...
Karnataka MLAs disqualification

Karnataka MLAs disqualification: EC tells apex court that it will defer by-elections in state

The Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will postpone by-elections on 15 MLA seats in Karnataka till the case...
Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

The Full Bench of Assam Human Rights Commission presided over by Chairperson, Justice T Vaiphei, held a Guwahati doctor guilty of medical negligence and...
Tihar Jail

SC judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna inaugurates legal aid centre at Tihar

A new legal aid centre was inaugurated at the Tihar jail on Wednesday. Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna along with Delhi High Court’s...
Ayodhya Case

SC Tells All Sides in Ayodhya Case To Stick To Oct 18 Deadline For...

The Supreme Court has made it clear that it will not extend the time given to all parties to complete their arguments in the...
Robert Vadra

Delhi HC fixes Nov 5 for hearing ED’s plea challenging anticipatory bail to Robert...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday fixed Nov 5 for hearing the Enforcement Directorate (ED)’s plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra...
Supreme Court

Fundamental Rights of minority institution under Article 30 cannot be waived

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court upheld the position of law on minority status of educational institutions, as taken by Justice TS...
Tax

State Of West Bengal Vs. Calcutta Club Limited: A peculiar case

By Shruti Bisht   In State Of West Bengal Vs. Calcutta Club Limited, Counsel for petitioner argued that as per Article 366 29 A of...
Supreme Court

‘Any property’ u/Sec102 CrPC does not include immovable property: SC

A CJI-led three judge bench of the Supreme Court clarified in a batch of appeals on Tuesday that Sec 102 of the Code of...
Swami Chinmayanand

Law Student Who Accused BJP Leader Chinmayanand of rape Arrested, Sent to 14 Day...

The law student from Uttar Pradesh who had accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape and was detained yesterday was formally arrested on Wednesday and...
SC provides police protection to lady advocate for recording her statements under Sec 164 CrPC

Delhi Govt raises Welfare Stamp value on Vakalatnama to Rs. 25

The Law Department of Government of NCT of Delhi, on Tuesday notified the Delhi Advocates' Welfare Fund (Amendment) Rules, 2019, increasing the value of...
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Supreme Court issues notice in SLP in 63 Moons Tech case

In The State Of Maharashtra Vs  63 Moons Technologies today Supreme Court issued notice and listed matter for 27th November 2019. The Present SLP is...
Swami Chinmayanand

Law Student Who Accused Swami Chinmayanand Held for Questioning In Extortion Case

The woman from Shahjahanpur who had accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape has been detained in an extortion case against her; just a day...

Delhi Police Files Status Report in HC, Highlights Action Taken For Women Safety

Delhi Police on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that it has installed CCTV cameras in 179 police stations of the national capital and...
Karnataka political crisis

SC To Hear On Wednesday Plea of Disqualified Karnataka MLAs Seeking To Contest Bypolls

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who are seeking to contest bypolls for 15 Assembly...
P. Chidambaram

INX Media received FDI; Rs 305 crore not fraud money, says Chidambaram

P. Chidambaram, in a rejoinder filed today to the CBI’s reply to his bail petition in the Delhi High Court, denied CBI’s allegations against...
Holy Faith Apartments. Photo source/ property.sulekha.com

Apartments Demolition Deadline Passes, SC Lashes Out At Kerala Government

With the deadline it set for the demolition of four waterfront apartment complexes in Kochi passing by without any action, the Supreme Court on...
Shivam Kapoor murder case: Delhi HC sets aside conviction of accused Mahima Dewan for murder

Shivam Kapoor murder case: Delhi HC sets aside conviction of accused Mahima Dewan for...

The Delhi High Court has set aside the conviction of one of the accused Mahima Dewan under Section 302 (Murder) of the IPC in...

Justice Ramana pushes 37 suggestions for Family Courts at Judicial Academy Event

While speaking at a 2-day event at the Jharkhand Judicial Academy, in Ranchi on Saturday, Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court floated a...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Live-in Relationships: Live and Let Live

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence In a surprising judgment, the Rajasthan Human Rights Commission has equated a woman in a live-in relationship with a “concubine”,...
DK Shivakumar

Order on Bail plea of DK Shivakumar reserved; to be pronounced on 25th September

The Bail plea of DK Shivakumar, Congress leader from Karnataka, was further heard by the special CBI judge at Rouse Avenue Court. ASG KM...
SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

Above: People from upper castes protesting against the amendments made to the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court is hearing a review petition by the...
The SC ruled that the Portuguese Civil Code (PCC) is applicable to Goa in many spheres/Photo: weddingsdegoa.com

Uniform Civil Code: A Shining Example

Above: The SC ruled that the Portuguese Civil Code (PCC) is applicable to Goa in many spheres/Photo: weddingsdegoa.com In an interesting judgment, the Supreme Court...
Bombay High Court

Bombay HC questions 8 years Delay in release after 2011 Bail grant

The division bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanty and Nitin Suryawanshi of Bombay High Court while hearing a plea of habeas corpus directed the District...
CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya

Kashmir Ruling: The Healing Touch

Above: CJI Ranjan Gogoi/Photo: Anil Shakya Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s remark about personally visiting Jammu and Kashmir has raised hopes of the people of the...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC set to realise the dream of Constitution-framers: Permanent Five-Judge Constitution Bench

According to the reports of Times of India, the Supreme Court for the first time in its long history is going to create a...
P Chidambaram

CBI strongly opposes P Chidambaram Bail Application in Delhi High Court

CBI filed it’s reply to the Bail Application filed by Former Finance Minister & Senior Advocate P Chidambaram in DelhiHC stating that “granting of...
J&K: The Legal Question

SC seeks report on Alleged Illegal Detention of youths from Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile...

The Supreme Court bench headed by the CJI, while considering the PIL filed by Enakshi Ganguly against alleged illegal detention of children in Jammu...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules Amended: Single Judge to hear Transfer and Bail matters of 7...

Supreme Court has revised the Supreme Court Rules 2013 which, inter alia, enables a Single Judge to hear and dispose of SLPs arising out...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Judge recuses in Plea in Delhi HC on illegal felling of trees in Vasant...

Justice Navin Chawla recused himself in a PIL seeking protection of 198 trees where as many as 1615 trees are already missing. Advocate Sanjoy Ghose,...
P Chidambaram

INX Media case: Court extends judicial custody of P Chidambaram till Oct 3

Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till Oct 3 in INX Media case. The order was...
Delhi Fire Service

No Regulation governing safety in Delhi’s Coaching Centres, says Fire department

Delhi Fire Service (DFS) informed the Delhi High Court that it does not have a law regulating Coaching Centres and as such, these institutes...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Separate Selection process for General and reserved category ‘Wholly Illegal’

Supreme Court held the selection process for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in the Department of Education in the International Centre for...
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SC summons UP Home Secretary in Muslim girl’s case on Monday

Above: Image by Ronny Overhate from Pixabay The apex court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary to appear before it next Monday...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, At 34, Its Full Strength

The Government has cleared the appointments of four more judges to the Supreme Court, thus taking it to its full strength of 34. The...
New Courts Block of Delhi High Court inaugurated

DelhiHC issued notice on a plea seeking the proper implementation of ‘Rights of Person...

Delhi High Court issued notice in a Public Interest Litigation for proper implementation of the provision of ‘The Rights of Persons with Disability Act...
Kanhaiya Kumar

Delay in Sanction causing wastage of Judicial Time: Patiala House Court in Kanhaiya Kumar...

Patiala House Court asks Delhi Government to take decision within one month on the issue of clearance to prosecute former JNU President Kanhaiya Kumar...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court refuses to Entertain Petition filed Rajiv Daiya

The High Court of Delhi has refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation filed by Suraz India Trust, an NGO, through its Chairman Rajiv...
‘Discretion’ In Operations Accords ‘Competency’ To Limit Time for Cargo Storage

‘Discretion’ In Operations Accords ‘Competency’ To Limit Time for Cargo Storage

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by a steamer company engaged in import and export of cargo which had challenged the validity of a...
SC to Frame Guidelines on Payment Of Maintenance In Matrimonial Matters

SC to Frame Guidelines on Payment Of Maintenance In Matrimonial Matters

The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and R. Subhash Reddy is set to frame guidelines regarding the payment of maintenance in the...
Kanhaiya Kumar

JNU Sedition case: Delhi govt informs that case file is pending with Home Secretary

The Delhi government on Wednesday filed reply in JNU Sedition case and said that case file is pending with the Home Secretary. The Patiala House...
Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Bombay High Court has stayed tree-felling in Aarey Colony till 30th September, citing ‘irreversible damage’ without an in-depth assessment by court. The hearing is...
Delhi High Court

2G Spectrum Cases transferred to Special CBI Judge AK Kuhar

The Delhi High Court has transferred all cases related 2G spectrum scam pending before special judge O.P. Saini, District & Sessions Judge cum Special...
Death Sentence

Supreme Court Stays Death Penalty Of Rape-Murder Accused Till 16 Oct

Supreme Court stayed the Death Penalty of a man convicted for raping a minor girl of 10 years of age and killing her and...
Supreme Court

SC: “Writ Court does not interfere because a decision is not perfect”

Supreme Court today in Municipal Council Neemuch v Mahadeo Real Estate quashed the High Court’s orders as being unsustainable in law, given that a...
JNUSU

Delhi HC permits declaration of JNU Student Union election results

“Jawaharlal Nehru University is permitted to notify the result in accordance with the recommendation of Lyngdoh Committee”, said Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva while disposing of...
Supreme Court

‘Deficiency in Service’ For Statutory Dues Valid Ground to Move Consumer Forum

A 3-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court, referred by a division bench order in Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority v Vidya Chetal for...
Supreme Court

Court discusses eligibility for Direct Recruitment of District Judges

The Supreme Court Bench of Hon’ble Justice Mr Rohinton Fali Nariman and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant on 16th September 2019 in Dheeraj Mor...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court refuses relief on flooding, urges govt for ‘meaningful dialogue’

Unable to grant relief in a PIL for flooding in monsoon months, Bombay High Court advised the Water Resources Department of the Centre, the...
Ghulam Nabi Azad

SC allows senior Congress leader GN Azad to visit J&K

The apex court on Monday permitted Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag...
Habeas corpus plea filed in SC for Farooq Abdullah

Supreme Court Issues Notice on Farooq Abdullah’s Detention

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a habeas corpus petition to produce before...
Himachal Pradesh High Court

High Courts must evaluate whether the ends of justice would justify the exercise of...

Himachal Pradesh High Court in Case Title Devyanshu V State of HP & Anr, has quashed the FIR under Sections 279 (Rash Driving or...
Article 370

Petition in Supreme Court against Illegal Detention of Children in Kashmir

Child rights expert Enakshi Ganguly has filed a joint writ petition with Prof. Shanta Sinha, the first Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection...
Gautam Navlakha

Gautam Navlakha’s Plea For Quashing Of FIR Dismissed

The Bombay High Court yesterday dismissed a writ petition which was filed by Gautam Navlakha seeking the FIR registered against him by Pune police,...
DK Shivakumar

Custody of DK Shivakumar extended till 17th September, allowed to meet family member and...

The special CBI Judge at Rouse Avenue Court extended the police custody of the Congress MLA DK Shivakumar from Karnataka till 17th September, 2019....
Supreme Court

SC: Work-Charged Service Not Different From Regular Service, Qualifies For Pension

The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and M. R. Shah  in Prem Singh v State of Uttar Pradesh allowed...
IndiaBulls

IndiaBulls vehemently opposes PIL in Delhi HC alleging Financial Fraud

Delhi High Court refused to issue notice in the IndiaBulls case filed against it by a group of highly decorated citizens including former Delhi...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Price fixation is ‘Commercial Decision’ of State, High Rate Not Arbitrary

The Supreme Court on Friday held that the Patna High Court’s decision in Bihar State Housing Board v Radha Ballabh Health Care and Research...
Guru Ravidas Temple

Ravidas Temple Demolition case: Supreme Court admits petition for Monday

Supreme Court today listed for hearing on Monday, 16th September, the case of demolition of Sant Ravidas Temple in Delhi’s Tughlaqabad. Justices R. Banumathi and...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Writ of Certiorari: Supreme Court reiterates HC’s writ jurisdiction

The Supreme Court on 12th September reiterated the principle that a High Court can issue a writ of Certiorari correcting the judicial excesses of...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

With SC Deadline Approaching, Desperate Flat owners Petition Prez, PM To Stop Demolition

With the deadline set by the Supreme Court just a week away, the owners of over 400 flats that have been ordered to be...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court Three Judge Bench To Review Verdict Diluting Dalit atrocity Law

The Supreme Court on Friday referred its earlier verdict banning automatic arrests in Dalit atrocity cases to a bench of three judges. The top...
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Delhi HC to hear PIL against Sale and Use of Chinese Manjha Kites

Delhi High Court will hear a PIL seeking a writ to direct Delhi Govt officials and Commissioner of Police for publication of Guidelines for...
Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal withdraws Habeas Corpus petition

Delhi High Court today allowed Shah Faesal to withdraw his habeas corpus plea filed through pairokar seeking release of the petitioner, today learned counsel...
P Chidambaram

Delhi high court seeks CBI status report within 7 days On Chidambaram’s Bail Plea...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a status report from the CBI within seven days on a plea filed by former finance minister P...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Supreme Court Refuses To Pass Order On Ousted MLAs Plea To List Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass order  on a plea seeking that a clutch of petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs from Karnataka...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

Muzzafarpur shelter home case: Reunite 8 girls with families, Supreme Court orders

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that eight girls who were subjected to rampant sexual assault in recent times be reunited with their families....
Habeas corpus plea filed in SC for Farooq Abdullah

Habeas corpus plea filed in SC for Farooq Abdullah

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) party’s General Secretary Vaiko on Wednesday filed a habeas corpus plea in the apex court to produce former Chief...
NGT takes up the cause of sudden blindness in blue sheep

NGT seeks CPCB report on plastic/hazardous waste import and management

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has directed the CPCB to file a report on action taken before 16th...
Brajesh Thakur

SC to consider tomorrow reunification of girls of Muzaffarpur Sheltar home with their families

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will pass orders on reuniting the girls of Muzaffarpur Sheltar home with their families tomorrow. The court...
Kalyan Singh

CBI moves court to summon Kalyan Singh in Babri Masjid demolition

CBI was quick to move the CBI court as soon as 87-year old Kalyan Singh’s immunity as Rajasthan Governor ended. While Kalraj Mishra was...
Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

“Cost of development can be measured in Rupees, but destruction of environment cannot be.” – said the Bombay High Court, while listing the batch...
Chief Justice Vijaya Tahilramani

Madras Advocates Strike Work to Protest the Transfer of Chief Justice Vijaya Tahilramani

Nearly 20,000 senior advocates, members of the Madras High Court Advocates Association, Bar Council and other affiliated bodies on Tuesday struck work and boycotted...
Shehla Rashid

Delhi court grants Shehla Rashid interim protection from arrest in sedition case

Jammu and Kashmir People’s movement leader Shehla Rashid who was booked for sedition charges was granted interim protection from arrest from a Delhi court...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

SC awards Rs. 20 Lakh Compensation To Compulsorily Retired Judicial Officer

The Supreme Court on 3rd September 2019 awarded Rs. 20 Lakh to a former judicial officer who was compulsorily retired from service on allegations...

TN Chief Justice VK Tahilramani resigns over Meghalaya HC transfer

Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice VK Tahilramani has resigned following the Collegium’s 3rd September resolution of denial to her request for status...
Robert Vadra

Vadra approaches Rouse Avenue Court seeking permission for foreign travel

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi approached Rouse avenue court on Monday seeking authorization to travel abroad for a business tour. Vadra...
icse

Bombay HC fines ‘a Social Activist cum Media Reporter’ Rs 5L for filing Frivolous...

Finding “gross abuse of the process of court,” the Bombay High Court imposed costs on a serial petitioner to the tune of Rs. 5...
Supreme Court

To Comply With SC Order, Kerala Government Says It Will Offer Help For Demolition...

Fearful of the Supreme Court’s wrath, the Kerala government has informed municipal authorities in Maradu in Ernakulam district that it will offer all necessary...
Priya Ramani

Priya Ramani in cross-examination: I was sexually harassed and narrated the incident to my...

Priya Ramani who levelled sexual harassment charges against former Union Minister MJ Akbar was cross-examined on Saturday. Ramani recalled the chain of the events which led...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

SC registry issues circular for entry of Advocates from existing premises to Additional Building...

The Supreme Court registry has issued a circular regarding entry of Advocates from the existing premises to the Additional Building Complex for the official...
1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict will not affect outcome of Ayodhya title suit: SC

CJI-led bench to hear petition on Live Streaming of Ayodhya dispute

Supreme Court bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and Surya Kant today referred a petition by K.N. Govindacharya, former BJP leader on live-streaming and...
Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre, Health Law Ministries On Doctors Protection

Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre, Health Law Ministries On Doctors Protection

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and the Union Health and Law ministers on the matter of increasing incidents on attacks...
Karnataka Assembly

SC to hear petitions of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs

Supreme Court has listed for 11th September petitions of the 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who have claimed the Speaker’s order of July 28 disqualifying...
Supreme Court

SC issues Notice to Centre on UAPA 2019 declaring Individuals as Terrorists

Supreme Court on 6th September issued notice to the Centre seeking response in a petition challenging the validity of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment...
Swami Chinmayanand

Chinmayanand case: LLM student and brother to be shifted to safer colleges

The Supreme Court bench of Justices R. Bhanumathi and A. S. Bopanna while hearing the matter of LLM student who went missing, gave directions...
SC Rejects Petition Seeking Legislation On Custodial Torture

SC Rejects Petition Seeking Legislation On Custodial Torture

Supreme Court today refused to direct the Parliament to enact a suitable standalone comprehensive legislation based on the UN Convention against Torture and Other...
The Allahabad High Court

President Kovind appoints 16 additional judges for Allahabad High Court

The President of India Ramnath Kovind has appointed 16 additional judges for the Allahabad High Court. The names which were cleared for appointment are...
Delhi High Court Challenging PayTM Postpaid,

RBI to Delhi HC – PIL Cannot be used as Weapon to Challenge Financial...

The Reserve Bank of India filed an affidavit in reply to a PIL in Delhi High Court claiming that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd’s ‘post...
P Chidambaram

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram and son Karti get anticipatory bail

A special CBI court on Thursday granted pre-arrest bail to P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis corruption case being probed by Central...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC: ‘Compulsory Retirement’ is not stigmatic

Delhi High Court on 4th September said the order of compulsory retirement is not stigmatic and it will not come in the way of...
Aircel-Maxis case: ED Chargesheets P Chidambaran, Son Karti

‘Suspicion’ no ground for freezing property under PMLA Says Tribunal

Former ASG and senior advocate Bishwajit Bhattacharya appeared as counsel for the appellants in the matter In what is seen as a setback for the...
Criminal candidates: SC rules criminal matters pending must be mentioned in bold letter in election form

SC Says It Is Upto SIT Now To Deal With Shahjahanpur Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday  brought the curtains down on its suo petition in the Shahjahanpur case , saying that if the girl has...
Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal files Rejoinder Affidavit in Habeas Corpus Petition

Shah Faesal filed a rejoinder before the Delhi High Court yesterday in reply to averments made by the J&K Government in his habeas corpus...
Uber

Supreme Court Dismisses Uber’s appeal, directs Investigation into Predatory Pricing

Supreme Court has today dismissed Uber’s appeal challenging the decision of the Competition Appellate Tribunal ("COMPAT") in the matter of Uber India Systems v...
Parking

SC steps into Delhi’s Town Planning Shoes; Issues Guidelines on Parking Problem

Supreme Court has laid down guidelines and invited the use of technology in an attempt to solve the parking issue currently gripping the country’s...

Dwarka Expressway: NGT seeks report on Tree Survival Rate

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Delhi to furnish a factual report of...
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Supreme Court Refuses to impose Contributory NPS retroactively

Supreme Court on 2nd September dismissed the SLP of Union of India seeking to implement contributory pension scheme on 151 BSF constables in Union...
Supreme Court

SC upholds discharge from Army service when show cause notice was issued

The Bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and L. Nageswara Rao of the Supreme Court held in Sep. Satgur Singh v UOI that when Commanding...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court Stays Fine Imposed On Tehseen Poonawalla

The Supreme Court on Monday, 2nd September 2019 stayed the Punjab and Haryana High Court order imposing a fine of Rs 10 lakh each...
Rakesh Kumar

Patna HC reassigns judicial work to whistleblower Justice Rakesh Kumar

The Chief Justice of Patna High Court has reassigned judicial work to Justice Rakesh Kumar three days after he was taken off-duty following his...
Supreme Court

SC issues notice in plea seeking establishment of Gram Nyayalayas

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre for implementation of the Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 in National Federation of Societies for Fast Justice...
P Chidambaram

INX Media case: SC to hear P Chidambaram’s CBI remand matter tomorrow

The Supreme Court today heard the matter of P Chidambaram regarding the remand that has been granted to the CBI by the Special CBI Judge...
Sr Adv Rajeev Dhavan

Ayodhya case: Sr Adv Rajeev Dhavan seeks contempt proceedings against person who threatened him...

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal on Monday sought listing of petition for initiation of contempt proceedings against an 88-year-old professor who allegedly cursed Senior Advocate...
Rakesh Kumar

Patna HC suspends order by Justice Rakesh Kumar alleging corruption in Judiciary

An 11-judge bench of the Patna High Court on Aug 29 suspended an order passed by Justice Rakesh Kumar which allegedly spoke about corruption...

Demonetization: SC issues notice to RBI on petition to deposit Rs. 1.17 crore

Supreme Court issued notice to RBI on 30th August and tagged the petition of a Madurai Businessman with a batch of petitions seeking a...
Special CBI Judge acquits former Coal Secy in Coal Allocation Scam

Special CBI Judge acquits former Coal Secy in Coal Allocation Scam

Rouse Avenue Court Special CBI Judge Sh. Bharat Parashar acquitted former Coal Secretary Harish Chandra Gupta and a Delhi Based Company in a Corruption...
Supreme Court

Collegium Recommends Elevation of 4 Judges to SC; 8 as HC Chief Justices

The SC Collegium has recommended names of four Chief Justices of High Courts for elevation to the Supreme Court: Chief Justice V Ramasubramanian of the...
Delhi HC directs construction of Toilets, Parking Space in Najafgarh

Delhi HC directs construction of Toilets, Parking Space in Najafgarh

Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to establish public toilet facilities and allot more space for parking of vehicles in the Najafgarh region. The...
D. K. Shivakumar

Karnataka HC likely to hear Congress leader Shivakumar’s plea challenging ED summons

The Karnataka High Court is likely to hear Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar’s plea seeking interim relief on Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons post-afternoon. Shiva Kumar...
Tihar Jail

All 16 Jails in Delhi to soon have a Law Officer in Compliance with...

Delhi High Court has been informed by Delhi Government Senior Standing Counsel (Criminal Side) Mr Rahul Mehra that the appointment of Law Officers on...
Bombay HC Judge Justice Kotwal

Bombay HC Judge Justice Kotwal Actually Meant “War and Peace in Junglemahal”

The Bombay High Court has expressed anguish on what it called the “misinterpretation” of questions asked by the court about the titles of books...
Rakesh Kumar

All Work Taken Off Patna HC Judge Who Alleged Corruption in Judiciary

The senior most judge of the Patna High Court has been taken off all cases he was hearing barely hours after he ordered a...
NCDRC grants relief to homebuyer on Unitech’s failure to deliver possession

NCDRC grants relief to homebuyer on Unitech’s failure to deliver possession

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in Rama Sahadev v Unitech Reliable Projects Pvt Ltd. has directed Unitech to refund the full principal amount...
Sexual Harassment

Madras HC Transfers Sexual Harassment Complaint of Woman Police Officer from Tamil Nadu to...

The Madras High Court on Wednesday transferred to Telangana, a sexual harassment complaint lodged by a senior woman police officer against her superior officer...
Bombay High Court

Bombay HC raps Goa IG Prisons over handling of parole pleas “mechanically”

Goa inspector general of prisons on Tuesday faced the Bombay High Court’s ire for handling the parole and furlough applications in a “mechanical manner”. A...

NGT Directs Uttarakhand to Verify Alleged Grim Waste Disposal Situation

In receipt of several photographs highlighting the grim situation of Uttarakhand, the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has asked the...
UPPSC

SC: Reservation only when 5 seats vacant in each speciality, not cadre

The Supreme Court on 28th August affirmed the Allahabad HC ruling in Dr. Professor Rajendra Chaudhary & Anr v State of Uttar Pradesh that...
“Hard cases make bad law”: SC denies relief to Civil Judge candidate

“Hard cases make bad law”: SC denies relief to Civil Judge candidate

Supreme Court today in State of Tamil Nadu v G. Hemalathaa & anr reversed a High Court judgement that had exercised discretion and granted...
Justice Sapre retires without an official farewell

Justice Sapre retires without an official farewell

Supreme Court judge, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre retired from office on 27th August. He served at Supreme Court for five years and two weeks....
You Can Go To Srinagar To Visit Friend, But No Politics, SC Tells CPI(M)’s Yechury

You Can Go To Srinagar To Visit Friend, But No Politics, SC Tells CPI(M)’s...

The Supreme Court has said that CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury can visit Srinagar to meet his friend and party colleague Yusuf Tarigami who has...
Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal case: J&K Govt submits affidavit, says detention was under Magistrate’s order

Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response on Shah Faesal's plea by 1st September to give him copy of the Look Out Circular based...
Supreme Court

NHAI’s SLP against arbitral award: Court calls for documents by today

The Supreme Court in Union of India v Tarsem Singh has directed the parties to place documents on record and asked NHAI to submit...
Supreme Court

Witness to Kabuliyatnama cannot be Deemed to be Party to Lease: SC

Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal calling it “completely without merit” where proceedings since 2003 were long drawn out by grandsons of one Laxman...
Jagannath Temple

SC directs amicus Ranjit Kumar, SG Tushar Mehta to file report on eviction drive...

The apex court on Tuesday directed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to visit the Jagannath Temple in Puri and report...
Open Drain Ordered To Be Covered By Del HC: No Work in Progress

Open Drain Ordered To Be Covered By Del HC: No Work in Progress

“We are counting weeks while North Delhi Municipal Corporation is yet to begin work on the drain.”- said Advocate Pulkit Thareja today who had...
Congress Haryana President moves SC seeking reconstruction of Guru Ravidas Temple

Congress Haryana President moves SC seeking reconstruction of Guru Ravidas Temple

The Congress Haryana President Ashok Tanwar has moved Supreme Court seeking reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas Temple in the Tughlaqabad forest area which was...
A defaced wall of Delhi university/Photo: UNI

Defacement during DU polls: Del HC hints at Jaitley’s career to go easy on...

The Delhi High Court on 26th August while directing the Delhi Government to initiate civil and criminal action against identified individuals for defacing public...
Cyptocurrency

Supreme Court Seeks RBI’s detailed response On Notification Banning Cyptocurrency

Supreme Court on 21st August directed the Reserve Bank of India and the Central Government to file their responses on RBI’s Circular banning Crypto currency. Against...
Supreme Court

Non-Remunerative Job cannot be Counted as Experience for Eligibility: SC

The Supreme Court on 26th August, 2019 held that experience gained in a non-remunerative job cannot be counted for purposes of meeting eligibility criteria...
Right To Information

“Why online mechanism has not been set for accessing info under RTI?” SC asks...

The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from Centre and States on a plea which sought creation of online portal to allow people to...
People at midnight mass on Christmas Eve at Santhome Church in Chennai/Photo: UNI

Judge Not!

Above: People at midnight mass on Christmas Eve at Santhome Church in Chennai/Photo: UNI A Madras High Court judge was forced to delete a contentious...
More durable and inexpensive, PVC pipes with lead are preferred for carrying water/Photo: enterslice.com

PVC Pipes: Lethal Lead

Above: More durable and inexpensive, PVC pipes with lead are preferred for carrying water/Photo: enterslice.com Despite NGT orders about the dangers of lead contamination, the...
The Allahabad High Court

Allahabad HC cautions district judges to restrain sending messages/good wishes to Chief Justice on...

The Registrar General of Allahabad High Court has issued a circular asking all the district judges of the subordinate courts in the state not...
The Babri Masjid site with Ram Janmasthan and Sita ki Rasoi/Photo Courtesy: Konark Publishers

Nirmohi Akhara is claiming title as a shebait and not as a title holder,...

On the eleventh day of the hearing of Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, Senior Counsel Sushil Kumar Jain appearing for Nirmohi Akhara told the Supreme...
Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal

Jet Founder Goyal Withdraws Petition for Foreign Travel Even As ED Searches His Properties

The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed Naresh Goyal, founder of the now defunct Jet Airways to withdraw his petition to go abroad. Earlier this...
Priya Ramani

Akbar Filed Defamation Case To Frighten Women Who Speak About Sexual Harassment: Priya Ramani

Priya Ramani, the journalist against whom former union minister M J Akbar has filed a defamation case told a Delhi court on Friday that...
Triple Talaq Bill

SC Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Asking If Triple Talaq Abolition Is Valid

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a batch of pleas that challenged the newly-enacted law that declared instant Triple Talaq...
Bombay HC

Bombay HC gets four new judges

Four lawyers Avinash Gharote, Nitin Suryawanshi, Anil Kilor and Milind Jadhav have been appointed as Additional judges with the Bombay High Court for a...
Supreme Court

SC: No Person Can Gain Unfair Advantage By Abusing Legal Process

Supreme Court on 20th August in Goa State Cooperative Bank Ltd v Krishna Nath A. (Dead) held that no person can suffer from the...
Supreme Court

Power To Suspend Judicial Officer Vests In The High Court: SC

Supreme Court on 21st August held in P.S. Malik v High Court of Delhi that High Court is the appropriate disciplinary authority in matters...
Insurance

Supreme Court Enhances Compensation in Motor Accident Claim

The bench of Justices Indu Malhotra and Sanjiv Khanna on 16th August 2019 in Sunita Tokas & Anr. Versus New India Insurance Co. Ltd....
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya hearing: Sr Adv Vaidyanathan says a slab recovered from Ayodhya indicates the presence...

On the ninth day of the Ayodhya hearing, Senior Advocate C S Vaidyanathan appearing for Ram Lalla Virajman said that a slab was traced...
Ratul Puri

Delhi HC Dismisses Ratul Puri’s Anticipatory Bail Plea

The Delhi High Court on 20th August dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath,...
Supreme Court

The curious case of Constitution bench!

Unlike the other days, the Constitution bench which was to continue its hearing for the 8th Consecutive day did not sit yesterday which left...
Sunanda Pushkar Murder Case

Sunanda Murder Case: Prosecution says body bore injury marks several days old

As a Delhi court heard the case on the framing of charges against Shashi Tharoor in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, the...
P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram moves SC against imminent arrest after Delhi HC rejects anticipatory bail plea...

With the Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejecting his anticipatory bail plea, Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court...
Junior doctors attending a class in a medical college/Photo: mciindia.org

SC Suggests Uniform Policy On Compulsory Service By Doctors

The Supreme Court on 19th August held that compulsory bonds executed by Doctors for serving the State Government for a fixed time is a...
Facebook

SC Issues Notice To Centre, Google, Twitter, YouTube; To Hear Facebook Plea Against...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Google, Twitter, YouTube and others on a petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer...
National Green Tribunal

NGT directs Central Water Commission to submit report on pollution in Singrauli, Sonbhadra districts

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Central Water Commission to submit a report on the increasing pollution in the Singrauli region of Madhya...
Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal detention: Del HC seeks Centre’s response by Thursday

Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response by Thursday, 22nd Aug, in a habeas corpus writ petition filed by Md. Hussain Pader, the Pairokar...
Supreme Court

SC remands “stillborn” case to Magistrate to determine ‘Public Servant’

The Supreme Court on 19th August directed the Magistrate to expeditiously dispose of the “stillborn since 2003” case where lack of evidence has incapacitated the...
Plea challenging Triple Talaq ordinance filed in SC

Delhi HC hears PIL against Triple Talaq Act; no notice issued

Delhi High Court has taken note of the PIL filed by Shahid Ali seeking quashing of Sections 4 & 7 of the newly promulgated...
Ratul Puri

Special Court Reserves Order On Ratul Puri’s Plea For NBW Cancellation

A special court in Delhi reserves order on the plea filed by businessman Ratul Puri seeking cancellation of Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against him in...
Facebook

Supreme Court To Take Up On Tuesday Facebook’s Plea On Aadhaar

The Supreme Court has put off until tomorrow a plea by Facebook seeking transfer to the apex court the petitions pending in different high...
Accused KuldeKuldeep Singh Sengar/Photo: UNIep Singh Sengar (file pic)Photo UNI

Supreme Court Grants Two Weeks More For CBI To Conclude Probe in Unnao Accident...

The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks to the CBI to conclude the probe into  the accident  in which two of the...
Tarun Tejpal

Supreme Court Rejects Tarun Tejpal’s Petition, Says Trial Must Continue As “Charges Are Serious”

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the petition by journalist Tarun Tejpal for quashing the charges of sexual assault levelled against him by a...
Appeal to hear case on marital rape goes to SC

“Employee” to be interpreted according to EPF Act for Provident Fund matters: SC

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and R. Subhash Reddy on 14th August remanded a writ petition back to the Allahabad...
Insurance

Age of Deceased, not age of dependent, Material in Computing Insurance Claim: SC

The Supreme Court on 14th August has reiterated the insurance claim principle whereby the computation of claim amount is supposed to be done based...
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Delhi HC holds Inordinate Delay to be Prejudicial to Charged Officer

The Delhi High Court on 13th August in DP Sharma v BSES Rajdhani Power overturned the departmental findings of the Electricity Board on both...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court Asks ED’s Response To Ratul Puri’s Plea Against Rejection Of Anticipatory...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Enforcement Directorate to file its reply to petition by businessman Ratul Puri against the rejection of...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

P&H HC strike updates: Committee to review Haryana Administrative Tribunal; HC imposes fine on...

P&H HC strike updates: Committee to review Haryana Administrative Tribunal; HC imposes fine on HCBA The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and the Punjab...
Supreme Court

Transfer of suit property only subject to result of suit, not void ab initio:...

Supreme Court on 13th August in Madhukar N. Jagtap & Ors v Smt. Pramilabai C. Parandekar held that in a suit of specific performance,...
Ayodhya Case

Day 5 Of Ayodhya Hearings Witnesses Heated Exchanges

Arguments  in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case continued for the fifth day on Tuesday before a constitution bench in the Supreme Court  headed by...
Silicon City

Supreme Court Warns Noida, Gr Noida Authorities Of Jail For Delay In Handing Over...

The Supreme Court has directed the Noida and Greater Noida authorities to start registration of flats in favour of Amrapali homebuyers and warned that...
Article 370

Kashmir Times editor challenges Media Blockade under Article 32 in SC

The Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, has on Saturday, August 10, 2019, challenged in Supreme Court the curbs on press freedom imposed...
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Strike call cannot stop litigants to enter court premises: P&H HC

Punjab & Haryana High Court, in the ensuing battle of advocates against the Haryana government on constituting Haryana Administrative Tribunal for handling service matters...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Voice Samples: Mum’s Not the Word

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The Supreme Court has said that a judicial magistrate can direct an accused to provide the samples without seeking their...
Ratul Puri

AgustaWestland deal: Special CBI court issues non-bailable warrant against Kamal Nath’s kin Ratul Puri

A special CBI court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, in a money laundering...
Kapil Mishra

Delhi HC asks Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra to file response to disqualification order

The Delhi High Court has adjourned until September 4 the hearing on rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra’s plea challenging his disqualification from Delhi Assembly....
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court starts ‘ASRA’ fund for Burn victims

Delhi High Court has begun a new special fund called ‘ASRA’ which would help in rehabilitation of victims of burn injuries including burns from...
Supreme Court

Unlawful Assembly: When ingredients are met, Sec 149 can be invoked sans Sec 141

Supreme Court on 6th August 2019 has held that as long as the ingredients of unlawful assembly are met, Section 149 of the Indian...
JNU

Delhi HC restores M.A. grades to visually impaired candidate; entitles him to pursue M.Phil

The Delhi High Court directed Jawahar Lal University to grant admission to Ghalib Zeyad, a visually impaired candidate, on 5th August 2019 over a...
Delhi HC

Don’t use High Sounding & Bombastic words in FIR: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court on Wednesday asks the Delhi Police Commissioner to explain why they are using Urdu/Persian words while recording DD entries, FIR, Statement...
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SC Orders High Court to accept appeal only after Son pays Pending maintenance amount

The Supreme Court in Manmohan Gopal v State of Chhattisgarh has directed the payment of pending amount of maintenance to parents as a pre-requisite...
Supreme Court

Nirmohi Akhara Continues Arguments on Day 2 Of Ayodhya Hearing

The Supreme Court saw the Ayodhya issue taking centre stage for the second consecutive day as counsel for the Nirmohi Akhara one of the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks reply on Petition alleging Discriminatory Appointment of Municipal Councillors

A Bench of Justice GS Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh of the Delhi High Court, directed the Delhi Government, and Speaker of Legislative Assembly...
The Voter’s Dilemma

Election Commission denies to ‘Prisoners Voting Rights’ in Delhi HC

The Election Commission of India has filed its reply in Delhi High Court in Praveen K Chaudhary & ors v Election Commision of India...
Supreme Court

SC Advises State Election Commission to Reconsider By-Election Decision

The Supreme Court on 5th August advised the Maharashtra State Election Commission to reconsider its decision of holding byelection for the post of councillor...
Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid title dispute

Ayodhya dispute: Inner courtyard was always in possession of Nirmohi Akhara and outer courtyard...

The apex court on Tuesday was told by the Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties in the Ayodhya land dispute that the inner courtyard...
Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha passes Bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges

The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 31 to 34 (including the CJI). The Supreme Court...
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have seen an alarming increase in noise pollution

Decibel Levels: Noise Nuisance

Above: Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have seen an alarming increase in noise pollution The Punjab and Haryana High Court was forced to crack down on...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC : Undisputed testimony of Landlord is sufficient evidence to determine...

Delhi High Court, while dismissing an appeal of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, held that an undisputed testimony of a landlord in support of his claim...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Alimony: No Cash, Only Kind

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence A case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court where the husband has pleaded that he will compensate his...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

India, declines Pakistan offer amid restrictions, wants unimpeded access to Kulbhushan Jhadav

According to several reports, India has turned down Pakistan’s offer for consular access to Kulbhushan Jhadav in its current form “Indian officials have  sent a...
Delhi High Court/Photo by Anil Shakya

Delhi HC directs government to undertake construction, maintenance of all the bus queue shelters

Delhi High Court disposed of the plea with direction to Delhi government to undertake the construction, maintenance and renovation of all the bus queue...
Triple Talaq Bill

Plea in High Court, seeking action against Triple Talaq Bill

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court,  challenging the Sections 4 and 7 of the controversial newly passed The...
Rape-murder case involving a 7-year-old girl: Chennai court hands out death sentence to the convict

Supreme Court Affirms Death sentence for Rape and Murder of two minors

While “The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019” awaits the President’s assent, the Supreme Court has utilized the legislative intent to...
A BSNL office

Delhi HC Likely to open Sealed Report in BSNL-ZTE 1000 Cr Scam

Delhi High Court is likely to open a sealed cover status report, submitted by the CBI, in a plea alleging corruption by BSNL wherein...
Supreme Court

Voice Sample can be obtained against will for Investigation: SC

The Supreme Court on 2nd August 2019 held a judicial magistrate can direct an accused to provide his voice samples for investigation even without...

London set to Extradite Rape and Murder Accused Aman Vyas

The Delhi High Court dismissed the petition of alleged rapist and murderer in Aman Vyas v Union of India where he had challenged the...
Jal-Board

Delhi HC seeks report on Implementation of Rainwater Harvesting

Delhi High Court on 31st July pulled up several authorities and agencies seeking a detailed roadmap for enforcement of rainwater harvesting norms. In a...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC directs Prosecution of CPWD officers in encroachment case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday, 31st July, directed the Centre to initiate prosecution against the CPWD officers who have allowed encroachment to go...
HIV AIDS

Financial assistance for HIV ppl: Delhi HC disposes suo motu PIL based on status...

In view of the status report filed by the Delhi Govt on the suo motu PIL addressing the grievance of financial assistance given to...
Important Judgments of 2017

Private Properties of a Ruler by an Agreement of Accession to be governed by...

A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, while dealing with the question whether succession to the properties declared by...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC, asks for revaluation of all the clearances in Nauroji Nagar redevelopment project,...

Petition in High Court alleges “non-application” of mind while granting the environment clearance for Nauroji Nagar redevelopment project A bench of Justice G S Sistani...
Delhi High Court

AgustaWestland Case: Delhi Court Extends Ratul Puri’s Protection Till Thursday

A Delhi court extended Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri’s interim protection from arrest until Thursday. The protection was extended as the hearing...

Women’s safety: Supreme Court asks Centre to take steps to regulate Cab aggregators

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to take appropriate steps to regulate app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber to ensure the safety...
National Green Tribunal

NGT dismisses plea against Illegal Water Tankers in Delhi

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against illegal water tankers allegedly operating in Delhi. The petition alleges that the increase in...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi

CJI Never Got Letter Unnao Rape Victim Wrote To Him Fortnight Before Accident

The Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said in the apex court today that he had read in the newspapers that the Unnao rape victim had...
Unnao rape case

SC tells CBI investigation officers probing Unnao accident case to report before it at...

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to adjourn the hearing pertaining to Unnao rape and accident to tomorrow and directed CBI Investigating Officers who...
JNU

Delhi HC sets aside order of appointment of Chairperson by JNU-VC

The Delhi High Court has set aside the order of the Vice Chancellor of Jawahar Lal Nehru University appointing 12 Centre heads in the...
Supreme Court

HCs cannot solely rely on Existence of Alternate Remedy to oust its Writ Jurisdiction...

The Supreme Court on 29th July has held that it is not open to a High Court to abdicate its responsibility of safeguarding the...
Supreme Court

High Court must record reason for granting bail: SC

The Supreme Court on 29th July, has reiterated the requirements for a judgment on bail petition. Court has demanded that all bail applications, must...
Supreme Court

Right, Title or Interest in Property must be established for claiming Repossession of property:...

Supreme Court on 29th July reiterated the principles of adverse possession, while holding the judgment of the Calcutta High Court in error. Court held...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC refuses urgent hearing to CBI’s plea challenging acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused early hearing to CBI’s plea challenging the acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G...
Bombay High Court

Setback For CPI(M) Leader’s Son As Bombay HC Orders Him To Take DNA Test

The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI (M) leader and former state home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and an...
Sexual Harassment

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea seeking protection of identity of those accused of...

The Supreme Court has sought Centre’s reply on a plea seeking non-disclosure of the name of accused implicated in sexual offences till the investigation...
SC allows advocates to file plea seeking social security policies for women advocates

SC seeks response from Centre, BCI on formulation of social security measures for women...

The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from Centre and Bar Council of India on a plea which sought direction for formulation of a...
Vijay Mallya

Supreme Court To Hear On Friday Mallya’s Plea Against Property Confiscation

The Supreme Court has adjourned for Friday a petition from disgraced former liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the confiscation of properties...
Madras High Court

Partnership firm a necessary party in maintaining a ‘Dishonour of Cheque’ complaint

The Madras High Court on 23rd July quashed the proceedings ongoing before the Judicial Magistrate for the dishonour of a cheque on grounds that...
The petitioner said hoisting of the green flag with a crescent and star amounted to sedition/Photo: UNI

Flag Row: Raising a Red Flag

Above:  The petitioner said hoisting of the green flag with a crescent and star amounted to sedition/Photo: UNI A petition by the UP Shia Waqf...
Madhya Pradesh High Court

Prisoners in MP jails will soon have routine medical check-ups

The Madhya Pradesh HC issued an important order on Thursday. Under this, the jail authorities have been asked to do regular medical check-up of...
Legal immunity to women from arrest in loan default cases challenged in Delhi HC

Cut-offs are necessary criteria to secure the right of admission in college even in...

The Delhi High Court recently passed a judgement in the matter relating to a student belonging to person with disability who could not attain...
Virtual-Courts-Image

Virtual Traffic Courts to accept Online Payment of Traffic Challans

In another first, Delhi District Courts, under the guidance of E-Committee of the Supreme Court of India, are set to accept online payment of...
Madras HC

Madras HC awards Rs. 25 lakhs compensation to woman transfused with HIV+ blood

The Madras High Court on Friday, 26th July, directed the Tamil Nadu Government to cough up Rs. 25 lakhs as compensation to a woman...
National Green Tribunal

Only 30 percent of the fine recovered from those polluting water: NGT informed by...

Till date Delhi government has been able to recover only 30 percent of the total environment compensation (EC) imposed on different bodies. From February to...
Chhattisgarh HC

Chhattisgarh HC awards Rs.15 lakh compensation to legal heirs of Custodial death victim

The Chhattisgarh HC on 19th July directed the State Government to pay Rs. 15 lakh to the legal heirs surviving the custodial death of...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Appropriate Law, Pertaining to certificate required while producing Electronic Evidence has to be laid...

A bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan & Justice Navin Sinha in the case of Arjun Panditrao Khotkar vs. Kailash Kushanrao Gorantyal reconsidered its earlier...

Supreme Court Issued Notice to Governors on ignoring advice of Tribe Advisory Council

The CJI-led Supreme Court Bench on Friday, 26th July, has issued notice to Governors seeking response in a petition filed by Babita Kacchap, the...
Delhi High Court

No “Structural Engineer” can put the blame on the owner to escape the liability...

Delhi High Court dismissed the petition seeking to revoke the cancelled License of a constructional engineer by Municipal Corporation. The Delhi High Court in a...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismissed a petition seeking legalization of cannabis for medical purpose

Delhi High Court heard a Petition filed by a law college student namely Prashant Sharma who seek the intervention of the court to amend/recommend...
Parliament

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the Companies Act, 2013. The finance minister said that the amendment will enhance accountability and ensure...
Punjab & Haryana High Court

SC Collegium elevates 5 advocates as Judges to Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium comprising the Chief Justice of India and senior judges Justice SA Bobde and Justice NV Ramana have on 25th July,...
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Supreme Court

SC Collegium elevates 4 Advocates to Andhra Pradesh and 3 Advocates to Telangana HCs

The Supreme Court Collegium comprising the Chief Justice of India and senior judges Justice Bobde and Justice Ramana have on 25th July, 2019 recommended...
Delhi HC

Delhi High Court debarred the release of the Telugu remake of Band Baja Baarat

The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted relief of permanent injunction to Yash Raj Film (Petitioner) and debarred Sri Sai Ganesh Productions (Defendant) from...
Supreme court

Repeated acts calculated to disgrace a person can tantamount to ‘Abetment of Suicide’: SC

Supreme Court on 25th July has held in Ude Singh & ors v State of Haryana, that if the accused is found to have...
Kochi Waterfront Flats

Kochi Waterfront Flats: 400 Familes May Be Homeless After SC says Dismisses Review Petition...

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the writ petition by flat owners in Maradu seeking to establish their right to live. Justice Arun Mishra...
IPL

Delhi HC dismisses PIL against IPL auction system: calls it PUBLICITY Interest Litigation

Dismissing a plea against BCCI and IPL auctioning process where players are sold and purchased through bidding by corporates, claiming these amounts to be...

Bombay High Court Reserves Order On Navlakha’s Plea To Quash FIR In Bhima...

The Bombay High Court has reserved orders on a petition filed by activist Gautam Navlakha, which sought to quash an FIR registered against him. He had...
Deepak Talwar

Lobbyist Deepak Talwar Arrested After Delhi Court Denies Him Anticipatory Bail

The CBI on Friday arrested corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with an aviation scam being investigated by the agency. Talwar was arrested after...
Delhi High Court

Fight for Vande Mataram’s right fails in Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition demanding grant of equal status to the national song “Vande Mataram” at par with the national anthem. Chief...
Setback for Maha government as Supreme Court Refuses to Stay HC Order That Quashed CRZ Approval For Coastal Road

Setback for Maha government as Supreme Court Refuses to Stay HC Order That Quashed...

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the Bombay High Court order earlier this month that set aside the Coastal Regulation Zone Clearance...
Delhi High Court

Farmhouse cannot be used to operate as a banquet hall without Consent to Operate...

Delhi High Court said farmhouse cannot operate as banquet halls in the National Capital and dismissed a petition filed by the owner of a...
Illustration By: Anthony Lawrence 

Mob Lynching: Supreme Court issues notice seeking implementation of 2018 judgement directions

Above Illustration By: Anthony Lawrence  The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre, the National Human Rights Commission and all states for implementation of...
Bombay High Court

Bombay HC grants interim relief to Senior Counsels Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in...

The CBI had filed an FIR against Grover and Indira Jaising on a complaint by the Home Ministry that foreign aid received by them...
Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60 Days

Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60...

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the setting up of the special designated courts in all districts in the country where 100 or more...
Breather for Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee’s Wife From Calcutta HC

Delhi Court Summons Mamata’s Nephew And TMC MP Abhishek Over Fake Degree Case

Abhishek Banerjee,  nephew of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, will appear before a special court in Delhi on August  13, 2019 in connection with...
Delhi High Court

“It is the power of the speaker of the house to evolve his own...

The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed pleas of MLAs Anil Bajpai and Col Devender Sehrawat, seeking recusal of the Legislative Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel...
Supreme Court

Definition of ‘Employee’ includes any person engaged directly or indirectly with the work of...

The Supreme court on July 24, set-aside a Bombay High Court ruling which stated that a group of female workers of a company in...