Utkarsh Anand


SC vacates all stay orders, says tobacco packets must have 85% pictorial warning
Wed, May 04, 2016

The health ministry’s notification on increasing the size of the pictorial warnings from the current 20 per cent to 85 per cent came into force on April 1.

Coal scam: CBI officer’s note on corruption by colleagues set to enter SC Wednesday
Tue, May 03, 2016

The Indian Express had reported Monday that at least one investigating officer (IO) of the CBI had complained to the agency director of “huge amounts” of money having “exchanged hands” and “corrupt” senior officers contaminating some probes.

State can regulate admissions, fees, rules Supreme Court
Tue, May 03, 2016

The court said that when the central government issues a notification for NEET and the state governments also want to conduct their own CETs, the issue could be resolved between them by relying upon Article 254 of the Constitution.

Nobody is indispensable: Supreme Court tells BCCI
Tue, May 03, 2016

Court won’t budge on 70-year age cap, asks state associations to fall in line with Lodha recommendations.

Coal scam: Some corrupt CBI colleagues took bribes to fix cases, writes investigating officer to agency chief
Mon, May 02, 2016

In one case, the complaint alleges, where closure was reported to the Supreme Court, the case was re-opened when the director of the company being investigated refused to pay a bribe.

SC pushes diesel taxis out of Delhi, NCR; denies extension
Sun, May 01, 2016

The bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, had on March 31, extended the deadline till Saturday for conversion of all diesel taxis to CNG.

Common Medical Test: SC refuses to modify NEET order as Centre cites difficulties
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

“We passed our order after hearing all the parties. We will not examine this again now. Let the exams continue,” a bench led by Justice Anil R Dave told Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand.

Not essential to change name after conversion: SC
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Sadique’s election had been set aside by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in April 2015 after it was challenged by SAD-BJP candidate Darbara Singh Guru.

Delhi: Consumer panel slaps Rs 1 cr fine on Escorts hospital for negligence
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Asks hospital to pay compensation to man whose wife’s leg had to be amputated.

Supreme Court holds 1897 treaty with Chile valid
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Raps MEA, says it needs to shake off ‘colonial hangover’

Supreme Court approves NEET for admission in MBBS
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

CBSE has proposed to conduct the common entrance exam in two phases - May 1 and July 27

Uttarakhand: SC rules out floor test on April 29, but does some tough talk with the Centre
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The Supreme Court on Wednesday framed seven questions pertaining to the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand and sought Centre's response on them.

Common all-India medical entrance test to be held this year
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The bench said if the Centre, MCI and CBSE acted in tandem, they could still conduct the test for the current year.

Bad loans: Reform the banking system, Supreme Court tells govt
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur said that a “sensible and sensitive” approach is required to overhaul the entire system, which today has scores of people and entities with outstanding to the tunes of crore of rupees.

Do images on condom packets violate law? SC wants to know
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

In February, the bench asked the government and the Central Board of Film Certification to clarify their stand regarding ads on packets of condoms and contraceptives.

Congress leader Jairam’s plea on Aadhaar Bill: Supreme Court seeks AG’s view
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Supreme Court Monday called for the Attorney General’s views on a PIL filed by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar Bill as a money bill.

Figures don’t match: RBI says PNB wrote off Rs 8,500 cr but bank says zero
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

RTI replies to queries from The Indian Express show discrepancies between statistics maintained by the RBI and data supplied by individual banks.

Supreme Court raps BCCI for ‘monopolising’ cricket
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

SC stated that a balance would have to be struck and that the BCCI cannot go on exercising absolute control over everything connected with cricket.

CJI Thakur makes impassioned plea to Modi govt: Need you to act, don’t just criticise
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Justice T S Thakur said since 1987, when the Law Commission had recommended increase in the number of judges from then 10 judges per 10 lakh people to 50, "nothing has moved".

CJI takes a dig at PM Modi: ‘We work during break, not just go to Manali’
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

"Nothing has moved" since 1987 when the Law Commission had recommended increase in the number of judges from then 10 judges per 10 lakh people to 50, an unusually emotional Justice Thakur said.

Uttarakhand crisis: SC pulls up HC, hits pause until it gets order in writing
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

‘Very serious...You don’t revoke President’s rule just like that, everything has to be looked into’

Vijay Mallya refuses to divulge overseas assets, willing to deposit Rs 1590 crore
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Vijay Mallya also requested the apex court to intervene in pending cases so that he can sell the shares stuck in litigation.

Compensate students left in the lurch: SC to medical colleges
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Fastening a liability on the college administration and management, the apex court said that students must be compensated monetarily for being left in the lurch.

The Kohinoor controversy: 1970 UN Convention offers some answers
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

To say there is no legal framework under which India can ask for the Kohinoor may not be correct.

Religious structures as encroachments is insult to God: SC
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Since 2006, the top court has issued a string of directives for removal of unauthorised constructions, including places of worships, from roads and public places.

Centre to SC: A third of India affected by severe drought
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The remark by the bench, also comprising Justice N V Ramana came as Additional Solicitor General P A Narasimha, submitted that 256 districts in 10 states were declared as drought-affected.

Sabarimala row: Gender equality is a constitutional message, says SC
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

The court is hearing a PIL, filed by Indian Young Lawyers’ Association (IYLA), seeking entry of women in the Sabarimala temple, located on a hill-top in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.

Delhi 2014 Judicial Services Exam: 11 more declared successful
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

11 candidates have been declared successful in the Delhi Judicial Services exam 2014 after their names were cleared by a panel appointed by the top court.

Poor have to pay, why do defaulters run away with thousands of crores: SC pulls up RBI
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The court's observations come nearly two weeks after the RBI submitted a list of defaulters owing Rs 500 crore or more to public sector banks

Centre’s Air route disbursal policy: Skeletons will tumble out if we order probe, says SC
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Chief Justice T S Thakur-led bench said the court is inclined to constitute a committee that would go into the decisions on allocation of air routes and “call the bluff”.

Govt should release NREGA funds on time for drought-hit states, says SC
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The court also directed the Centre to submit a detailed chart of 10 drought-hit states and specify the number of people and districts, including villages, affected by it.

Who waived loans of defaulters? Some Govt banks say it’s secret, others point to panels
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The Indian Express filed Right to Information (RTI) applications with 28 public sector banks (PSBs) and one of the questions it asked was who had the final say in writing off loans to the tune of Rs 100 crore or more as non-performing assets (NPAs).

Supreme Court recalls order that didn’t allow common medical entrance test
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

A five-judge constitution bench said majority verdict was passed without discussion

Banks confirm: Recoveries crawl as write-offs swell
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

SBI, BoI wrote off Rs 83,000 crore in 10 yrs; recoveries of 24 public sector banks less than one-third of annual write-off

In Fact: What an ‘act of God’ is, isn’t
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

To escape criminal culpability, the firm must explain how the flyover came down on its own — without any forces of nature coming into play.

Supreme Court dismisses PIL against grant of 4G licences to RJIL
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices AK Sikri and R Banumathi upheld the Centre’s move to allow RJIL a migration to Unified License on payment of Rs 1,658 crore.