Utkarsh Anand


Examine need for guidelines on national anthem: SC to govt
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to the government, which will have to respond within three weeks to a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal.

SC slams Govt, says can’t let you decimate the system
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The bench told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that although the judiciary would not want a “clash” with any other institution, it was for the government to make sure such a situation is averted.

BJP states to SC: Religion part of society, can’t spell out dos and don’ts of poll manifestos
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The CPI(M) also intervened in the matter. The state governments said the courts cannot pre-empt, define or spell out what can be permitted in an election manifesto.

Infants’ deaths in Valley Supreme Court asks Jammu and Kashmir HC to form panel to examine hospitals
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The High Court would be at liberty, after scrutinizing the report of the Expert Committee and upon hearing the relevant stakeholders...to issue appropriate directions and monitor compliance,” said the Supreme Court

SC dismisses corruption charges against Navjot Sidhu, revives trial under election law
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday revived trial under the election law of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in connection with alleged malpractice during 2009 Lok Sabha polls when he was elected from Amritsar.

SC declines to reconsider 1995 order on meaning of Hindutva
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“We will not go into the larger debate as to what is Hindutva or what is its meaning," clarified the bench.

SC asks RBI: 87 owe Rs 85000 crore, why not make their names public
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Opposing the disclosure of names, counsel appearing for the RBI argued that there are some clauses of confidentiality in law that might not support such disclosure.

Women to get equal access inside Haji Ali, Trust tells SC
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Until 2011, men and women were granted equal access and were allowed to touch the mazaar in the sanctum sanctorum.

Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav assets case: Series of CBI U-turns, no final report yet
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

In September 2013, the CBI said it was closing the case for want of evidence but hasn’t yet filed the necessary closure report in the Supreme Court.

Ease of doing business: PM Narendra Modi, CJI push for arbitration to settle rows
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The government and the highest judiciary were at the same page to unburden courts of commercial disputes and hand these over to professionally trained arbitrators.

SC gives builder two days to hand over Gurgaon flat to MoS Rajyavardhan Rathore
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The apex court said the issue of compensation to be paid by the realty firm to Rathore for the delayed possession would be dealt with at a later stage.

SC pulls up AAP govt: ‘Stop blaming others, MLAs must keep Delhi clean too’
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Pointing at the garbage mounds near three landfill sites the court described the situation as “alarming”

Security forces burnt 160 homes in Chhattisgarh village in March 2011: CBI
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Chhattisgarh: Presenting a status report on its investigation, the CBI informed a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur that “160 houses in village Tadmetla were completely burnt during the police operation.”

Supreme Court turns off cash tap for BCCI, all deals need approval from Lodha panel
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The bench said that the committee will also appoint an independent auditor to scrutinise the board’s book of accounts and will oversee all financial bids "that will hereinafter be undertaken by the BCCI”.

SC okays fixing MRPs of drugs ; says pharma firms cares more about profit
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The court pointed out that not only is the drug industry in the country extremely large with heavy financial stakes but there was also lot at stake in it also for the consumers.

PILs on gau raksha: SC wants Centre, states to respond
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

“We will examine it. Let us take the response of others,” said a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy as it sought responses from the Centre and six state governments.

Supreme Court curtails BCCI’s financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The apex court also said 'not a single penny' should be given to state associations of the BCCI until they comply with the recommendations of the Lodha panel.

Tribal rights group moves SC against Uniform Civil Code
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The group, which claimed to be representing interests of 11 crore tribals, has stated that any direction to impose the Uniform Civil Code would adversely affect their distinct customs, culture and heritage.

Cauvery water dispute: No change, SC tells Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs daily
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra also directed both states to ensure peace and harmony and added that people should not be allowed to become law unto themselves.

Soumya rape-cum-murder case: SC asks ex-judge Markandey Katju to show up and justify blog
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Katju, in his Facebook post on September 16, had criticised the judgment, saying it needed to be reviewed in open court since it was “regrettable that the court has not read Section 300 carefully.

‘Letter’ to ICC president Shashank Manohar ties BCCI chief Anurag Thakur in knots
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Anurag Thakur denied having made a request to ICC to write to BCCI that Lodha panel's intervention was like interference.

BCCI vs Lodha panel: Suspense continues, Supreme Court order reserved
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Supreme Court to decide whether to impose monetary sanctions on BCCI, and make Lodha’s approval mandatory for cricket contracts.

Long wait ahead before SC hears triple talaq, polygamy
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The next hearing on the matter, which involves Muslim women petitioners, religious organisations, rights groups and the government, was slated to be held on October 18.

SC to revisit judgments on Hindutva and Hinduism
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The BJP had underlined one such judgment from 1995 in its election manifestos and to counter accusations of it being communal, to assert that even the apex court has endorsed the true meaning of Hindutva and Hinduism.

Kin of road death victims got insurance in only 50% cases
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Road accident death statistics were recently adduced before the Supreme Court, which expressed concern over the fatalities and the fact that in half of the death cases, the victims’ families did not receive monetary help.

Builders can be arrested for not delivering: National Consumer Commission
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The NCC held that it is for the presiding member of the consumer forum to choose either of the methods to ensure its orders are not breached.

SC to HC: Don’t sully reputation of judicial officers on whims & fancies
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The Supreme Court set aside the bad rating given to the judge and directed the High Court to 're-do the exercise'.

Supreme Court clubs jail terms, man in for 19 years may be out in 14
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

A bench of Justices, taking into account his good conduct as a prisoner, nature of offence and the fact that he had pleaded guilty in several of these cases, has exercised its discretionary power.

Supreme Court declines to interfere with CSK’s two-year ban from IPL
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur, dismissed the petition filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy into the matter.

Women can also be prosecuted under domestic violence law: SC
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

Under Section 2(q) of the 2005 Act, a complaint can be made only against an “adult male person”, thereby insulating women from being accused of offences mentioned under the law.

Triple talaq not integral part of the religion: Centre in Supreme Court
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The affidavit gave a list of 10 countries with sizeable Muslim population to argue that laws on polygamy and divorce there had been codified and were regulated accordingly.

Don’t pay state bodies till they comply: Supreme Court tells BCCI
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Supreme Court told BCCI that they have time till October 17 to consider submitting an undertaking to unequivocally comply with Lodha panel’s recommendations.

SC tells Haji Ali committee to come up with ‘progressive solutions’ about women entering inner sanctum
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

The Bombay High Court had in August lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah, in Mumbai.

Will end BCCI’s defiance, says Supreme Court; verdict slated for today
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The bench decided to reserve the matter for orders after BCCI’s counsel Kapil Sibal said it would not be possible for them to furnish an undertaking in a day.

Supreme Court slams lack of assistance by Delhi HC administrative side
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Asks High Court chief justice to examine, send response by today.

Will clear appointment of judges on ‘top priority’, Centre tells SC
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi made the assurance to a bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Monday after a chamber hearing.