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Supreme Court says no to compromise, mediation in rape cases
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The observations have come days after a Madras High Court Judge asked a woman to consider mediation with a man, convicted of raping her.

Day care centre in SC: As plea points out flaws, apex court puts off crèche opening
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The facility was given the go-ahead by the then Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, as reported by The Indian Express on January 10.

Records show 65 judicial officers flunk Delhi law exam that’s under a cloud
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The DJS Main exam was held in October last year, and the results were declared on May 1. Of the 659 candidates who appeared for the exam, only 15 — just over 2 per cent — were declared successful.

Fast rape trial judge moves Supreme Court: Denied promotion
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Madhya Pradesh district and sessions judge Jagdish Baheti, had in 2013 set a precedent by completing a rape trial and sentencing the accused to 14 years in jail in just nine days.

Daughter of former SC judge questions AG’s comments
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Unnati Misra, has written to Rohtagi, expressing her anguish at his comments in open court against her mother.

Check complaints of judges’ children clearing judicial exam: Sadananda Gowda asks Chief Justice
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Records show that most of the other candidates barely managed to secure qualifying marks while 644 failed by huge margins.

Tracking the Malegaon case: trial court to SC and back
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

On April 15 this year, the Supreme Court held that the accused cannot be charged under MCOCA since there was no evidence as on date.

Tax payers need to know how PSBs write-off bad loans: HC
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Disclosure involved an element of public interest; tax payers have right to know.

Karnataka govt challenges CM Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in disproportionate assets case
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Describing the acquittal as gross miscarriage of justice, the appeal has also urged the bench to restore Jayalalithaa’s disqualification and restrain her from acting as the chief minister.

NJAC hearing: Govt sticks to claim, says judge wrote only 3 judgments
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The Bench, however, said it did not want to conduct an inquiry into the work of this judge, who is currently a member of the National Human Rights Commission.

SC: Was compelled to put Roy behind bars to make the law work
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The order was indeed “unprecedented but justifiable” since it is “doing what comes naturally” approach to the problem at hand, which required such a drastic step.

AIPMT exam: Supreme Court gives CBSE more time for re-test; results to be declared by Aug 17
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

On June 15, the court had asked the CBSE to complete the process of examination and declaration of result be within four weeks.

Supreme Court says Sahara chief Subrata Roy can be released on bail after payment of Rs 10,000 crore
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

After their release, the company will have to pay the balance of Rs 36,000 crore in equal installments of Rs 3000 crore within 18 months.

NJAC hearing: SC punches holes in govt’s claim
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Govt had claimed a judge who did not pass 100 judgments in career was elevated to apex court.

Supreme Court Bar to Bench: Step out in burqa to see what people think of you
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

The kind of lawyers who are being appointed as judges is a disgrace,” senior advocate Dushyant Dave, arguing for the Supreme Court Bar Association.

SC asks Centre: 20 ratified, but how many states debated NJAC
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The Centre has told the court that as many as 20 states have approved the Constitutional amendment to replace the Collegium system with the NJAC.

Pakistan airline in deep legal mess over buying properties
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

RBI had issued a notice to the airlines in November with a deadline of six months to sell the properties but the latter had showed no urgency to move the court.

Govt to Supreme Court: Order Collegium’s revival, Parliament will declare it void
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

The arguments will continue on Tuesday.

AIPMT 2015: Leak vitiated exam, hold it again, Supreme Court tells CBSE
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

AIPMT 2015: A bench led by Justice R K Agrawala ordered the CBSE and all other authorities to conduct the exam afresh within four weeks from today.

Sushma Swaraj’s daughter part of Lalit Modi’s legal team in passport case
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

On April 18, 2012, the HC issued a notice on Lalit Modi’s plea. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, now the Attorney General of India, had appeared for him.

NJAC row: Supreme Court asks government why it rewarded ‘bad appointments’
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

The Bench said it is not the number but quality of judgments which is of real significance.

CBSE requests SC not to cancel AIPMT, says culprits can be thrown out after admission too
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought a permission of the court to issue the merit list of AIPMT candidates

NJAC will ensure more women judges in higher judiciary: Centre to Supreme Court
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The Collegium system failed to ensure adequate representation to women on the bench, AG Rohatgi said.

NJAC hearing: Fellow judges opposed collegium names, says AG Rohatgi
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Many undeserving judges appointed, why should such judges be allowed to continue, Rohatgi tells court.

Can’t leave it to God, show that NJAC is good, says Supreme Court
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The Bench said the government has a “constitutional obligation” to ensure people with integrity and competence are made judges and this responsibility could not be abdicated.

In posting of judges, President’s role only ceremonial, Govt tells SC
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

The Constitutional amendments notified last December have replaced President’s “consultation” with the recommendation of the NJAC.

Are the endorsers of Maggi culpable? Law sweeping, no legal precedent yet
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

The Food Safety Act, and subsequent rules, spare ‘no person’, and allow ‘no advertisement’ that misleads. But the extent of a brand ambassador’s liability — if any — awaits an interpretation in court.

Explained: Just ‘being a Maoist’ is not illegal, there is a difference between believing and acting
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Kerala HC judgment is in line with consistent position taken by SC, the guiding principle is always freedoms guaranteed under Article 19.

Credit co-operatives face crackdown, SC to regulate activities
Sun, May 31, 2015

The RBI also instructed the cooperatives to stop accepting such deposits, noted the court.

SC sentences ‘doctor’ to seven years jail for death of pregnant woman
Sat, May 30, 2015

The convict, Riyazuddin, had claimed he was just a compounder, while the lower courts had held him guilty as a doctor.

You can’t take advantage of High Court order: Supreme Court tells Delhi government
Sat, May 30, 2015

HC went beyond bail plea scope in calling MHA notifications suspect: Bench

Kejriwal-Centre power tussle: Supreme Court seeks Delhi govt’s reply on Centre’s notification
Fri, May 29, 2015

A bench led by Justice A K Sikri also asked the Delhi High Court not to be influenced by the May 25 order by the single bench of HC

Tribunal slams govt over ‘harassment’ of forest officer
Fri, May 29, 2015

The 2002-batch officer adduced documents to show that the Ministry of Environment and Forests had recommended his deputation in view of harassment in Haryana.

Supreme Court to hear MHA’s appeal tomorrow against Delhi HC order asking L-G Najeeb Jung to respect people’s mandate
Thu, May 28, 2015

The Delhi HC earlier had noted that L-G Najeeb Jung is bound to act upon the aid and advice of the council of ministers, and that the Centre's "executive fiat" siding with him is "suspect".

SC quashes death warrants against couple convicted for killing 7 of family in UP
Thu, May 28, 2015

The Supreme Court upheld their death penalty underlining they deserved no mercy in view of gravity of their offence.

MHA notification row: Centre moves Supreme Court in showdown with AAP government
Thu, May 28, 2015

Centre challenged Delhi High Court's order that termed as "suspect" a notification of Union Home Ministry barring the Anti-corruption Branch from acting against its officials.