Monday, Mar 30, 2015



Babri Demolition: SC to hear plea that CBI may go soft on Advani, others
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The plea has been filed by Haji Mehboob, a petitioner in the title suit representing the Muslim community in Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi case.

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

Lily Thomas said that Good Friday was not only a religious holiday, but also a spiritual holiday because it was “deliverance day” for mankind.

Supreme Court wants stricter punishment for rash driving
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

It is noted that India has a record of road accidents and there was a growing nonchalant attitude among the drivers which required to be curbed.

SC seeks govt’s reply on treatment of mentally challenged at shelter homes
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The court issued notices govts to submit their responses 'without taking recourse to any kind of subterfuge'.

19-yr-old woman abducted by kin from court complex
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Court orders police to trace, produce woman.

Supreme Court lifts stay, govt can finalise spectrum auction result
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The government had on January 9 issued notice inviting applications for auction.

SC: To seek FIR from court, submitting affidavit must
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

A magistrate shall examine the affidavit along with the prima facie truthfulness of the complaint before ordering an investigation against the other party.

Coal scam case: Manmohan Singh moves Supreme Court against summons
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Wants summons quashed; Birla too files plea.

Section 66A: Such is its reach (that) its chilling effect on free speech would be total
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Point by point, how the govt defended 66A and how the Supreme Court struck each argument down.

For free speech, SC cites free press
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

66A verdict describes how the two evolved side by side, with Indian and US rulings as examples.

Supreme Court takes freedom of speech to the Net by striking down much abused Section 66A
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

SC said Section 66A 'arbitrarily, excessively and disproportionately” invaded the right to free speech and right to dissent'.

Can a Facebook post land you in jail? Supreme Court to rule on Section 66A today
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

The bench has to decide if the law is a “direct assault” on the civil liberties of Internet users.

SC gives STF 4 months to finish probe in Vyapam scam
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

The bench, however, refrained from commenting on the issue, underlining that the probe by the STF was already being monitored by the High Court.

Essar Leaks: SC issues notices to Essar Group and Centre on PIL seeking court-monitored probe
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

PIL was moved after the Express reported how a “whistleblower” had decided to go public with Essar Group’s internal company communications.

For better or for verse, when Sanskrit found vogue in court
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

For once, English took a back seat in the top court.

Explained: Order reserved
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

The landmark judgment was about laying down yardsticks for defining social, economic backwardness in changing India.

SC notice to UP on youth arrest
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government, seeking explanation over the arrest.

Police move SC to quash Uber rape accused plea
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The petition by the police claimed that the High Court order must be junked since it added insult to the injury of the 25-year-old rape victim.

Supreme Court wants larger bench to hear Teesta Setalvad bail plea
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The bench extended the February 19 order of interim stay on the couple’s arrest.

Centre to SC: Collegium system ‘illegal’, can’t stay NJAC order
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

AG Rohatgi said it could not be predicated that only the judges were capable of identifying the best talent.

Supreme Court quashes decision to include Jats in OBC category, says caste can’t be sole ground
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The court said the Centre gave a go by to the statutory scheme in according reservation benefits to a "politically organised" community.

New yardsticks: What the SC verdict on Jat quota means
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton F Nariman overruled a decision what has always been considered within the exclusive domain of the government, and proposed fresh yardsticks.

In SC, ex-CBI chief says he met scam-accused named in logbook
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

He argued that those meetings could not be viewed as improper or illegal since it did not influence his decision-making in any case.

Collegium works, no IB graft report on any judge: Ex-justice
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Justice Mukhopadhaya said his experience of the collegium system of appointing judges was that it worked 'efficiently' and 'satisfactorily'.

‘Always ended up doing what I never planned’
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Justice Mukhopadhaya said he was appointed as a judge in the Patna High Court in 1994.

Dowry cases: SC refuses to review its order on restrain from cops
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The review plea added that the judgment was prone to be misused by police and could work against the interest of women.

Supreme Court hands out life term to six convicts in Manjunath murder case
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

S Manjunath had exposed corruption and oil adulteration racket in Lakhimpur Kheri district of UP.

Judges’ job to decide cases, not appoint brethren: Govt to SC
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The government was categorical that “the time has come for a change in the system of appointing judges”.

SC suspends HC order to re-examine victim in Uber rape case
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

SC suspended the Delhi HC order that had permitted the accused driver to re-examine the victim again.

Uber rape: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea by victim to stay order to recall witnesses
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

The court had also allowed recall of investigating officers as well as some doctors who had examined the victim and the accused.

Army’s 100 golf courses under Centre scanner
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

As per MoD, fresh instructions have been issued for periodic inspection and physical verification of the defence land holding, every three years.

To fast-track MP, MLA poll cases, apex court orders special benches
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

SC said that special benches should be created at all high courts in the country to speedily decide election petitions.

Essar leaks: PIL filed in SC, seeks probe into ‘corrupt nexus’
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The PIL is likely to be listed for hearing in the second week of March.

Christian who reconverts as Hindu SC will get quota benefits: Apex court
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The bench said reservation benefits could not be confined to only those whose parents had converted to Christianity.

Supreme Court: Auction for 2G spectrum can take place, but outcome subject to final orders
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The order would be applicable to the auction process for all the 17 circles for which Notice Inviting Applications was issued on January 9.

Govt clears elevation of Orissa CJ to SC
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Amitava Roy might be one of the last judges to be appointed through the collegium system.