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SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Kumar Verma as CBI Director and set aside the Centre’s decision divesting him of his powers and sending him on leave. The top court, however, restrained Verma from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission inquiry is over. The apex court also said […]

SC to decide on course of Ayodhya hearing on Jan 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the bench that will hear a batch of cross petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment on the Ayodhya title suit will decide the future course of the hearing. Taking up the applications for early hearing, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay […]

BJP ministers attack Congress after SC's Rafale judgement

New Delhi: BJP ministers on Friday came down heavily on the Congress for carrying out a misleading campaign on the Rafale fighter jet deal, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejecting the opposition party’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe on the issue. Singh said the government was confident that the Supreme Court judgment on the […]

SC refuses to stay CBI probe against cops for firing during anti-Sterlite protests

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the Madras High Court order for a CBI probe against police officials for firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu in May this year. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice to the CBI on the petition filed by the Tamil Nadu […]

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SC approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday approved the Centre’s draft witness protection scheme and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme had cropped […]

SC rejects plea for the recall of verdict striking down NJAC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the recall of an October 2015 constitution bench judgement striking down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) that was brought to replace the collegium system for the appointment of judges to higher judiciary. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B.Lokur, Justice Kurian […]

SC ban on crackers on Diwali in Delhi-NCR not very effective

New Delhi: Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over last year. The Supreme Court had limited the time for bursting crackers between 8-10 p.m. on Diwali, but people started bursting […]

SC to hear Ayodhya title suit in January 2019

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the listing of the Ayodhya title suit matter in January 2019 before an appropriate bench. However, it declined to specify any dates. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the hearing for next year on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court […]

Lokayukta appointment: SC rejects Odisha's plea for more time

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today suffered a major setback after the Supreme Court rejected its plea seeking additional three months’ time for appointment of the Lokayukta in the State. In a directive to the State’s Chief Secretary AP Padhi, the apex court asked the government to mention a deadline by which the Lokayukta appointment […]

Jaitley disagrees with SC observation on sexuality

New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday expressed his disagreement with the Supreme Court’s observation that sexuality is part of free speech and said that judgements on the Sabarimala temple, homosexuality and adultery may have an adverse impact on the society. “If you want to take a progressive step, then Article 14 and 21 […]

Supreme Court rejects Abhijit Iyer's bail plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) today rejected the bail plea of journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra in connection with a case filed against him for making objectionable remarks about Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. Declining to provide relief from arrest, the apex court said as the scribe has hurt religious sentiments of people, bail cannot […]

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No coercive action against Salman Khan's 'Loveyatri': SC

New Delhi:The Supreme Court directed Thursday that no coercive action is to be taken in any part of the country against Salman Khan Ventures Pvt ltd, the producer of upcoming bollywood movie ‘Loveratri’. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that the movie, slated for all India release on October 5, […]

SC rejects plea for Constitution Bench on Ayodhya dispute

New Delhi: By a majority 2-1 judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea for referring the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue to a larger Constitution Bench and referred the case to a three-judge bench to be set up that will begin hearing from October 29. “No case has been made out to refer the case […]

SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims for inclusion of names in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the claims for inclusions in NRC would be backed by 10 identity documents which were […]

SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on nine states including Odisha

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on nine States and Union Territories (UTs) and Rs 5 lakh on Haryana for not notifying the names of civil society members in their committees to take care of the needs of the urban homeless. A bench of Justice Madan […]

SC issues directions to revamp judicial infrastructure

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions to revamp judicial infrastructure and the quality of justice administration in courts across the country, saying strengthening of court infrastructure requires immediate attention. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed that professionally qualified court managers, […]

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Hopeful of saving reservation for SC/ST: Javadekar

New Delhi: The government has put on hold recruitment for teaching positions in universities and colleges pending a decision on the special leave petition it has filed against a court order curtailing reservation for SC/ST and OBCs, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He said the government is committed to 50 per cent reservation to […]

Koraput MLA embraces Buddhism

  Koraput: Congress MLA from Koraput Krushna Chandra Sagaria and his family members formally embraced Buddhism today at a special function at Burja village under Laxmipur block of the district. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of devotees from Koraput and Buddhist monks from Chhattisgarh, Raipur and Nagpur. Apart from Sagaria’s family, 100 more families […]

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to ex-parliamentarians

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the provision for pension and other allowances to former parliamentarians and their spouses as it dismissed a plea by NGO Lok Prahari challenging the grant to former lawmakers. “The plea is dismissed,” said a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul pointing out that […]

Op-Ed: Why Caste-based Reservations for SCs, STs Must Stay

Sometime ago, I was standing in a rather long queue in front of one of the counters at the General Post Office (GPO) in Bhubaneswar. The hassled young man on the other side of the counter was trying to dispose of his business as fast as was humanly possible. Yet, the queue was refusing to […]

Centre obliged to implement Cauvery award: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Central government for not framing a scheme to implement its verdict on the sharing of Cauvery river water as it declined its plea for deferring the issue by three months. Asking the government to draft the scheme by May 3, a bench of Chief Justice […]

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SC refuses to restrain media from reporting on judges' row

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing reports relating to a row among its judges even as Chief Justice Dipak Misra held a closed-door meeting with four rebel judges. A bench headed by Chief Justice Misra refused to pass any order, for now, […]

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The Supreme Court Must Get Its Act Together

On the face of it, the rebellion of sorts by the four honourable judges of the Supreme Court concerns procedural issues in the way the Supreme Court has been functioning of late. But one just has to look closely at the reactions of various people, including politicians and legal luminaries, to this unprecedented act by […]

SC seeks details of compensation under Nirbhaya fund

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks. The bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave them four weeks to comply with the order. The […]

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Set up 12 spl courts to hear cases of MPs/MLAs by March 1: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stated that 12 special courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving lawmakers, should start functioning from March 1 next year and asked the Centre to “forthwith” allocate Rs 7.80 crore proportionately to the respective states. Immediately after the allocation of the funds by the […]

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SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved the verdict as […]

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SC rejects plea against bail to trustees of Ryan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the anticipatory bail granted to three trustees of the Ryan International Group in connection with the killing of a student in the school premises. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said the “petition is dismissed.” The court had earlier […]

Courts cannot compel husband to keep wife: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court announced that courts cannot compel a husband to “keep his wife” as it asked a man, a pilot by profession, to deposit Rs 10 lakh as interim maintenance for his estranged wife and upkeep of their son. The apex court restored the bail order of the Madras High Court which […]

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SC to set up constitution bench to hear pleas on Aadhaar petitions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a five-judge constitution bench would hear a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar law on charges of being intrusive and violating the right to privacy. The top court also pulled up the West Bengal government for directly approaching it against the central government’s […]

SC criminalises sex with minor wife aged between 15 and 18 yrs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today criminalised sex with minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution. Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a […]

Pradhuman murder could have been averted, CBSE tells SC

New Delhi/Gurugram: The CBSE has told the Supreme Court that Pradhuman Thakur’s death in a Gurugram school could have been averted, had school authorities discharged their duties and responsibilities with care and sincerity, a lawyer said on Thursday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also told the top court that the board’s fact-finding committee […]

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Promotee IPS can't claim seniority on length of service: SC

New Delhi: A promotee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer cannot claim seniority based on the length of his service and it will depend on the day of his induction in the All India Police Service, the Supreme Court has held. The apex court said that a promotee officer getting a higher pay and grade pay […]

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental right

New Delhi: In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life […]

Testimony to torrid times Triple Talaq brought, Nazma Bibi welcomes SC judgment

Bhubaneswar: Nazma Bibi had her eyes glued to the TV sets since morning and her happiness knew no bounds after the Supreme Court scrapped the ‘unconstitutional practice’ of Instant Triple Talaq today. Once a victim herself of the ‘unconstitutional practice’ some 14 years back, Nazma Bibi of Bhadrak heaved a sigh of relief after the […]

SC grants bail to chief Malegaon accused Lt. Col. Purohit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast which killed seven people. A bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre granted conditional bail to Purohit asking him not to tamper with evidence. Purohit had told the […]

CBI moves SC on Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order staying a lookout notice against Karti Chidambaram in a 2G related matter. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter for an early hearing before a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y. […]

SC asks govt to take relook at denial of nod to pvt medical colleges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to consider afresh the issue of granting permission to several private medical colleges, which have been barred from admitting students for academic years 2017-18 and 2018- 19. It asked the government to re-evaluate the recommendations of the Medical Council of India, the hearing committee, the director […]

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Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told

New Delhi: Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned. Subramanium is leading the argument on behalf of the petitioners who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative […]

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SC refuses urgent hearing to Justice Karnan seeking bail

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea of former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan, seeking bail and recall of the order convicting him for contempt. Karnan, who was arrested on June 20 in pursuance of the apex court’s judgement awarding him six-month jail term for […]

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SC seeks Centre's response on extra marks granted in IIT-JEE

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response to a petition challenging the grant of seven extra marks to all candidates who had appeared for the IIT-Joint Entrance examination for advance course. The extra marks were granted in the wake of a printing error in a Hindi language paper. Issuing notice to […]