Saturday, Apr 18, 2015



Can’t issue guidelines to censor board: SC
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Section 5C of the Act provides for appeals against the order of the Board.

‘Can’t penalise US NGO for violating drug trial norms’
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

PATH conducted unethical trials for HPV vaccine on tribal girls in Andhra, Gujarat

HRD ministry rejects UGC’s recommendations to clear 34 blacklisted universities
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

It is seen as a tacit endorsement of the UPA regime's decision.

SC draws the line, reserves verdict on Mahatma poem
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The poem ‘Gandhi Mala Bhetla Hota’ (I met Gandhi) allegedly attributed obscene and vulgar expletives to Gandhi.

Convicts may take DNA test to prove their innocence, Govt tells SC
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The proposed law includes provision for penalties for abuse, misuse and unauthorised use of forensic samples for DNA profiling and the extracted DNA.

Malegaon blast case: Purohit, Pragya can’t be charged under MCOCA says Supreme Court
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

SC said that there was "considerable doubt" about the involvement of those charged under MCOCA.

Supreme Court judges differ on appeal in Jaya disproportionate assets case
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The matter will now be referred to a three-judge Supreme Court bench.

Legislators entering govt contracts after election liable for disqualification: Supreme Court
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Section 9A in Act states that a person shall be disqualified if, and for so long as, there “subsists” a contract by him with the appropriate government.

RIL arbitration on gas pricing can’t be allowed: Centre to SC
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The matter came up for hearing on Monday before a bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi which will examine the matter on May 1 now.

Collegium system end: NJAC is in, judges lose say in hiring
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on plea against land bill
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

A bench of Justices J S Khehar and S A Bobde, however, declined to stay the operation of the ordinance.

No proxy, postal or e-ballot voting for inter-state migrants, says EC
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Around 400 million people in India who travel to other states and cannot cast their votes from their native constituencies.

Supreme Court dismisses PIL seeking FIR against former judge C K Prasad
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

The PIL alleged that Justice Prasad had passed an order in a case so as to favour his kin.

SC convicts rapist, says ID parade is not mandatory
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Lower courts acquitted accused despite victim identifying him in courtroom

Govt to SC: Received `10,791 cr from telcos before end of FY15
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

The fund will partly help meet fiscal deficit target.

Italian marines case: SC allows Latorre to extend his stay on medical grounds
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

The apex court also favoured expediting the petition by the marines challenging the jurisdiction of the NIA.

309 acid attack cases in ’14, 300% rise in 3 yrs
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Data compiled at MHA meeting with representatives of Centre, states, UTs in accordance with SC order.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Supreme Court junks Yakub Memon’s plea, confirms death penalty
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee had in April rejected Memon's mercy petition of Yakub Memon.

Naroda Patiya case: Supreme Court stays hearing of appeal by Maya Kodnani
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The apex court stayed an exclusive and expeditious hearing of appeal in the Gujarat High Court.

2010 teen’s death: SC quashes FIR against J&K cops
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Court order follows clean chit by SIT which said police action was ‘done without prejudice’.

Uber case: Will lay down law for recall of witnesses, says SC
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Both the victim and police had requested the bench to quash the HC order by which recall of 13 witnesses was allowed.

SC seeks govt’s stand over de-criminalising defamation
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Need to see if its position in the IPC was unwarranted, says court

Apex court refers pleas challenging validity of NJAC to constitution bench
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had told the court that the challenge was premature.

Supreme Court urges govt to make juvenile law more deterrent
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

The SC urged the govt to bring about necessary changes in the juvenile law in order to have a deterrent effect

Are 5-star activists driving courts… look within: PM Modi to judges
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Judges are chosen for divine work; they do what God has entrusted them with, says PM Modi.

Row over Good Friday meet was avoidable: CJI H L Dattu
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Justice Dattu also said that while all judges are invited for the conference the presence of only the top three is mandatory.

SC judge Kurian Joseph says he is deeply hurt over CJI’s decision to hold conference on Good Friday
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Justice Joseph says ‘deeply hurt, shocked by tenor’ of CJI’s response, Justice Sen too objected.

BCI to SC: Foreign lawyers can’t be allowed even in seminars
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The affidavit has been filed in response to a clutch of petitions that favoured allowing foreign lawyers practice in India.

Govt seeks review of SC’s Jat quota order
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

The government moved to file a review petition days after a delegation of Jat leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.

Coal scam: SC stays summons to Manmohan Singh
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Birla, Parakh and 3 others also get relief, CBI gets notice.

Citing other ACC orders, AIIMS former CVO alleges bias
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Chaturvedi came in the crosshairs of Haryana government for alleging corruption by ministers and bureaucrats.

Explained: Lest CBI flag in this regime
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Utkarsh Anand has details of cases related to the 1992 Babri masjid demolition which are pending in court.

Why shouldn’t you face Babri charges again, SC asks Advani, Uma & Co
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

The court has given CBI four weeks to explain the delay in appealing against the order to drop conspiracy charges against Advani and others.

SC slams Assam govt over influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The SC rejected the govt's affidavit on the steps taken to check migration and called it “vague” and “highly unsatisfactory”.

Babri Masjid demolition: SC to hear plea claiming CBI may go soft on Advani
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

A petition claims that CBI may not make adequate efforts to get conspiracy charges restored against BJP leaders.

CJI: Will hold judges’ meet on Good Friday, has been done in past
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The issue was raised by advocate Lily Thomas before the CJI’s court.