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Supreme Court advice to Centre, Valley protesters: Take two steps back, talk
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar also remarked that it would be appropriate if “both sides take two steps back” and “address core issues”.

Can’t keep hanging, pick Lokpal without Leader of Opposition: SC
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The bench maintained that the government does not need to wait for the law to change so that the position of Leader of Opposition in the selection committee can be substituted with the leader of the single largest party in the Opposition.

Asks Sahara group to pay Rs 1,500 crore: SC extends Subrata Roy’s bail till June 15
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The court gives go ahead to the Official Liquidator for preparation of the auction of Aamby Valley.

SC trashes Govt’s plea to recall verdict on probe into fake encounters in Manipur
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

In 2016, a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur had decided to to probe 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters by security forces and Manipur Police.

Can’t stop Parliament from enacting law: SC on Aadhaar
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

“We citizens don’t want to pay taxes. Shame on us. It is shameful. We are a kind of society where we want to evade taxes. We are not a tax-compliant society,” said a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.

Reinstate T P Senkumar as DGP: Supreme Court to Kerala
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Examining the Kerala Police Act 2011, which assures a minimum tenure of two years for DGPs, the court said there was no justification in law to displace Senkumar before the end of his term.

Kudankulam: SC seeks govt’s reply on nod to four Nuclear-units
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Representing Sundarrajan, advocate Prashant Bhushan pointed out that in its 2013 judgment the court had confined itself to clearances to units 1 and 2, and did not examine CRZ approvals to other units.

Centre wants UID for all cows with details of horn, tail, breed, age
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The bench posted the matter for detailed hearing on Tuesday.

Aadhaar for cattle? Each cow, progeny should get ‘Unique Identification Number’, Centre tells SC
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Politics surrounding cow and the violence perpetrated in the name of cow protection has increased in the last few years.

Babri demolition case: 25 yrs later, LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti face trial
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Criminal conspiracy charges restored, trial moved from Rae Bareli to Lucknow

L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti to face Babri trial with kar sevaks: Supreme Court
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

In the present case, crimes which shake the secular fabric of the Constitution of India have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago.

Pride for national anthem non-negotiable: Govt in SC
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The bench also issued notice to the Centre on a similar PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay for making Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and other educational institutions.

Manipur: SC calls for SIT to probe rape charge against soldiers
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who has been defending the Army in a batch of matters relating to 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur in the last 20 years, was requested to adduce the names on Wednesday.

Centre opposes PIL seeking ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The existing legal regime under the RPA lays down that a politician convicted and sentenced to a jail term of two years or more shall be disqualified from contesting polls for six years from the date of his release from prison after conclusion of the term.

SC seeks Centre reply on Palekar petition against pre-censorship
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The petition has appealed for quashing Section 4(1)(iii) of the Act, which empowers CBFC to carry out cuts.

SC orders auction of Sahara’s Aamby Valley township
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Sahara was supposed to deposit more than Rs 5,000 crore in the Sebi-Sahara investors’ refund account by Monday to enable Roy remain out on bail but the group failed to do so.

Over Rs 500 cr defaults: SC gets loan defaulters’ names, in a sealed cover
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

RBI advocating to keep names secret in ‘economic interest’ of the country

SC orders auction of Sahara township in Aamby Valley
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Sahara was supposed to deposit more than Rs 5,000 crore in the Sebi-Sahara investors’ refund account by Monday to enable Roy remain out on bail but the group failed to do so.

Recall verdict on Manipur probes, it’s affecting ops, Govt tells SC
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and sought a hearing in open court of the curative petition filed by the government.

Govt to SC: Recall verdict on probe into Manipur encounters
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Raising questions on deployment of security forces in Manipur under the AFSPA since 1958, the court had urged all the stakeholders “to find a lasting and peaceful solution to the festering problem”

No interim orders on admission to colleges without nod: SC to HCs
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The bench reminded the high courts that when the top court uses the phrase “humility at our command” while requesting high courts to do something, it must connote “humility in law”.

Pellet guns are last resort: Centre to SC
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

On March 28, the bench had asked the Centre to consider using alternative means other than pellet guns in the Valley.

SC: Death penalty breaches reformative theory of punishment
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

In its 262nd report, the bench noted, the Law Commission of India recommended abolition of the death penalty for all crimes other than terrorism-related offences and waging war.

Was jailed for two murders: Convict freed after typo, SC tells him to surrender
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who appeared for the victims’ relatives, had opposed any lenient view and pressed for immediate arrest of the convict.

We are not running country, we don’t intend to: SC
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha made it clear that the apex court would not intervene in issues which were meant to be decided by the executive.

Stats for last 3 fiscals: I-T searches reveal Rs 36K-crore undisclosed income, SC told
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The I-T has sent at least 5,100 notices to various entities “for verification of high value suspicious cash deposits made in bank accounts”.

Reserves order in Babri demolition case: SC says can put Advani on trial with kar sevaks, set timeframe
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The bench reserved the matter for its final order while asking the parties to submit written submissions by Tuesday.

None can say Centre ‘has no role to play’ in liquor ban: Supreme Court to lawyers
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

“Why cannot I sit at home and drink before I start driving? Can this court stop me from drinking at home,” asked senior lawyer K K Venugopal

In letter to Supreme Court judges, Kalikho Pul’s wife seeks nod for FIR
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Pul had allegedly hanged himself in August last year.

Out on bail in Ishrat Jehan case, Gujarat DGP made to step down by Supreme Court
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The officer had been behind bars for 16 months in the alleged fake encounter case before being released on bail in February 2015.

Gujarat DGP, out on bail in Ishrat case, to step down after SC says let him go now
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The officer had been behind bars for 16 months in the alleged fake encounter case before being released on bail in February 2015.

Supreme Court confirms: Alcohol ban on highways will include bars and restaurants
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Sikkim and Meghalaya have been completely exempt from this directive by the court.

Supreme Court first: No summer break for 15 judges, one of three benches to hear triple talaq
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

This would be the first time when 15 out of 28 judges in the apex court would be giving up on substantial part of their vacation.

Health more important, stop all sale of BS-III vehicles from April: Supreme Court
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The bench said that all stakeholders were aware for the last six years that a better emission standard, BS-IV, would come in force from April 1, 2017, and therefore, piling up BS-III stock was a bad call on their part.

Supreme Court asks govt to frame norms for media briefings by police
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The issue of police briefing to the media is being dealt with by the apex court and it has passed several directions on a petition filed by the NGO, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

Shedding reluctance, Supreme Court agrees to open courtrooms to cameras
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The Supreme Court has ordered installation of CCTV cameras — without audio recording — at least in two districts in all states and union territories to record court proceedings.