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SC strengthens gutkha ban, says stop the sale of all chewable tobacco
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The regulation 2.3.4 states: “Product not to contain any substance which may be injurious to health: Tobacco and nicotine shall not be used as ingredients in any food products.”

Spat in SC, Sahara chief Subrata Roy gets stick and a week
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Subrata Roy had been out since May when his mother passed away, later the court kept extending his parole on the condition of depositing money with the Sebi towards refunding investors.

Ruchika molestation case: SC upholds DGP’s conviction, but grants relief from jail
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Ruchika, 14, a budding tennis player, committed suicide in 1993, three years after being molested by Rathore at the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association.

Industrial Finance Corporation of India: SC orders RBI, Sebi probe into finance body’s ‘irregularities’
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Allegations include sanction of funds to entity listed by RBI as ‘wilful defaulters’.

Supreme Court reminds govt: Aadhaar cannot be mandatory
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A bench recalled an order whereby it was clarified that “the Aadhaar card Scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by this Court one way or the other”.

Supreme Court orders probe against pastor, woman for marriage swindle
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

R Priyadarshini married mentally challenged Manoj Rajan in 2008 in Chennai and left him a year later.

SC favours harsher punishment for talking on mobile phones while driving
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The court was initially concerned that a maximum punishment of two years in jail with fine under Section 304A of the IPC may not serve the purpose of a law being deterrent.

Judiciary and Govt will finalise new procedure of judges’ appointments in 2 weeks: CJI
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The last draft of the MoP was sent by the government to the collegium in August wherein the government reiterated that it should have the power to reject any name recommended by the collegium .

Supreme Court puts Maharashta govt in dock over liquor ban in dance bars
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The Maharshtra government stood its ground and said that it had an absolute right to ban liquor anywhere within the state and that the government has power not just to regulate but also to prohibit it completely.

Kohinoor is India’s property, but don’t have many options to seek retrieval: Govt to SC
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Kohinoor: The government said it is devising ways and means as to whether the diamond could be brought back based on any agreement with the foreign country.

Let marines remain in Italy till jurisdiction is established: Govt to SC
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha said that the international tribunal has made it clear that the marines are subject to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India.

Cauvery dispute: SC asks Karnataka govt to release 6000 cusecs water to Tamil Nadu till Sept 27
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Taking note of the grievances of both the state governments regarding the order passed by the Cauvery Supervisory Committee a day ago, the court gave both the states three days to submit their objections to the report of the Supervisory Committee.

Here are the 43 sex determination keywords blocked by Supreme Court on search engines
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The Supreme Court shot down an argument on Monday by the counsel for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft that they would block other keywords only after such information is brought to their notice.

Shahabuddin bail case: Supreme Court seeks RJD leader’s reply, next hearing on Monday
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Calling Shahabuddin a 'dreaded criminal', 'a terror' and a 'menace to the society', the Bihar government sought cancellation of bail to RJD leader in a murder case.

SC orders search engines to block 43 keywords on pre-natal gender test
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The court shot down an argument by the counsel for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft that they would block other keywords only after such information is brought to their notice.

SC reprieve for Akhilesh Yadav, father Mulayam Singh in assets case
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

In 2007, the top court had asked the CBI to investigate into the allegations and submit a report to the Union of India.

SC judge, D Y Chandrachud, becomes latest victim of chikungunya
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

It has been learnt by The Indian Express that Justice Chandrachud remained hospitalized for two days in a private hospital in the national capital region.

Under fire, Bihar govt goes to SC to put Shahabuddin back in prison
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The state government filed a SLP against the bail order saying that “irreparable injury” will be caused to the conduct of around 60 criminal cases pending against the gangster-turned-politician from Siwan.

Maharashtra government defends its new dance bar law in Supreme Court
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Says no need to define ‘obscene’ as ‘people know what is an obscene dance’.

HRD Ministry to ensure environment education in school curriculum: SC
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The court was hearing a PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta in 1991, asking for a directive to make study of environment a compulsory subject in schools and colleges.

After 55 years of acquisition, SC quashes DDA appeal over Vasant Kunj land
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The court also emphasised that the State should provide compensation to landowners immediately, to help them rehabilitate.

Come clear on National Health Policy, take final call by December 31: SC to Govt
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

SC also asked the governments to enhance the quantum of compensation fixed under the Family Planning Indemnity Scheme.

Supreme Court rejects PIL on stopping funds, facilities to separatists
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL that sought an immediate stop to the grant of monetary aid and other facilities by the government to separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

Army porters have been reduced to animals: Supreme Court
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur called the government’s approach “insensitive” and underlined that although the porters’ job might look menial, they were “no less than scouts”.

Appointment of judges: After we submit file, there should be no delay, SC tells govt
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday said that “there should not be any delay” after a file for the appointment of a judge is cleared by the Collegium, even as the Centre maintained it was in the process of clearing the names.

Cauvery river row: Supreme Court cuts daily release, but raises total amount
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Uday U Lalit modified its September 5 order and directed Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu till September 20.

AAP vs L-G Najeeb Jung: An important issue but no stay, says Supreme Court
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government described the L-G in court as an “employee of the central government having master-servant relationship”.

Why Justice Kurian Joseph was missing from an Italian dinner in Rome
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Part of Mother Teresa delegation, he is on SC bench hearing dispute over trial of Italian marines.

SC on Bulandshahr rape: Not state’s duty to defend Azam Khan, let him justify remark
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan observed that it was not the duty of the state government to provide aid to the minister in his defence.

Government to amend 147-year-old Christian divorce law
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Law ministry clears plan to reduce waiting period from 2 yrs to 1 yr.

PIL wants to stop funding of separatists, SC says we share the feeling
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Sharma sought a declaration that the funding is “unconstitutional and illegal” and must be stopped at once because the government cannot be allowed to provide money to those who are acting against the interest of the nation.

Citing its own probe, Collegium junks IB report on judge for Delhi High Court
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The collegium, which met last week to make the recommendation, informed the Law Ministry that its own inquiry found nothing substantially adverse against the district judge concerned to stop the elevation.

Citing its own probe, Collegium junks IB report on judge for High Court
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The collegium, which met last week to make the recommendation, informed the Law Ministry that its own inquiry found nothing substantially adverse against the district judge concerned to stop the elevation.

Law Ministry says minority rights in way of common civil code
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

A note prepared by the Law Ministry shows that the government considers it “a challenge to reconcile legal uniformity with protection of minority rights”.

Strong criticism of govt isn’t defamatory or seditious, says SC, underlines 1962 verdict
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The Supreme Court Monday asserted that “making a strong criticism of the government” is not even defamatory, let alone seditious.

Amity law student suicide: Will seek corrections in education system, says Supreme Court
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

As of now, the court did not issue any notice to Amity and gave it the liberty to bring on record their explanation of the incident.