Utkarsh Anand


Need policy to compensate rape survivors: Supreme Court to Centre
Fri, May 27, 2016

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae, pointed out the lack of uniformity in compensation schemes and said some of the states had not even notified this scheme.

As Centre backs his plea, Italian marine allowed to go home
Fri, May 27, 2016

Girone and Latorre, who were on board Enrica Lexie, are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast on February 15, 2012.

Demand for 40,000 judges not backed by data: Law minister
Thu, May 26, 2016

Gowda said that the report cited by CJI Thakur to claim that the country needed 40,000 judges was not based on any scientific research and that he would not want to comment on the exact number for want of concrete data.

Is ‘Rail Neer’ safe? Supreme Court says onus on Railways
Wed, May 18, 2016

While the purity of the packaged water has come under cloud, the Railways suffered another setback last week when the court allowed the Indian Railway Caterers’ Association to sell bottled water other than ‘Rail Neer’ in Mumbai division.

Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board
Tue, May 17, 2016

Supreme court directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra’s quartz and stone crushing industries.

Defamation law stays, free speech no excuse to sully reputation: SC
Sat, May 14, 2016

The court said that the right to free speech cannot be used to undermine an individual's right to dignity and reputation.

Supreme Court pulls up Centre over delay in payment under MGNREGA
Sat, May 14, 2016

The apex court said it was extremely unfortunate that the government had no provision for providing compensation to the workers, and it was regrettable that it cleared the pending wage bill for 2015-16 only during the pendency of the case.

Students’ plea in Vyapam case: SC judges disagree, matter to be placed before CJI
Sat, May 14, 2016

CBI is investigating the Vyapam scam on the order of Supreme Court, which had last year directed state police to hand over all cases to the agency.

Offloading: Pay Rs 10 lakh to flyer with cerebral palsy, SC to SpiceJet
Fri, May 13, 2016

The apex court noted that the disabled flier Jeeja Ghosh was not given "appropriate, fair and caring treatment" which she required with "due sensitivity" and the decision to de-board her was "uncalled for".

Harish Rawat back as Uttarakhand CM: Courts ensure Centre is out of the state
Thu, May 12, 2016

President’s rule revoked, Cong may go for early polls.

No compensation for Call drops, TRAI regulation unreasonable, arbitrary: Supreme Court
Thu, May 12, 2016

Supreme Court in India struck down the TRAI regulation making it mandatory for telecos to compensate subscribers for call drops.

I-T inquiry into Bachchan’s security expenditure justified: Supreme Court
Thu, May 12, 2016

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and P C Pant upheld the order of Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT) whereby Bachchan’s tax assessment was reopened and revised.

Centre can’t shirk responsibility while dealing with drought: Supreme Court
Thu, May 12, 2016

The bench also issued directives for updating the drought management manual - published in 2009 — after taking into account rainfall deficit, timely declaration of drought and other factors.

Aadhaar Bill: Centre opposes Jairam Ramesh PIL in SC
Wed, May 11, 2016

He also objected to the PIL on the ground that there was no violation of any fundamental right of the Congress leader and hence a writ petition under Article 32 was not maintainable.

No new registration of diesel cabs in Delhi: Supreme Court
Wed, May 11, 2016

The apex court allowed existing All India Tourist Permit (AITP) diesel taxis to operate in the national capital till the expiry of their permit, which is issued for a period of five years, and said no renewal of the same would be done.

Uttarakhand trust vote: SC lays floor for test, says rebels can’t vote
Tue, May 10, 2016

Earlier in the day, the Uttarakhand High Court dismissed the plea of the rebel legislators challenging their disqualification by the Speaker.

SC allows students who appeared in NEET-I to attempt phase-II, but with a rider
Tue, May 10, 2016

The apex court permitted the central government, CBSE and Medical Council of India (MCI) to reschedule the date of holding NEET-II if they deem so necessary.

Uttarakhand floor test fixed for May 10, nine Cong rebels can’t vote: Supreme Court
Sat, May 07, 2016

The court, however, refused to allow the nine rebel Congress MLAs to cast their votes, stating that the appeal against their disqualification is pending before the Uttarakhand High Court.

Those who took test on May 1 can’t appear in NEET-II, says SC
Sat, May 07, 2016

The decision on this aspect was, however, deferred till May 9 when Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar would apprise it of the stand of the Centre.

Death penalty report: Shift focus to plight of victims also, say jurists
Sat, May 07, 2016

Former Dean of Delhi University’s Law Faculty S N Singh urged NLU to withhold releasing the report till they also conduct a study on victims.

Common medical entrance test: SC says no to separate tests by pvt colleges
Fri, May 06, 2016

The apex court has also asked the Centre to inform tomorrow if states with specials law on medical admissions be allowed to conduct tests only for this year

Uttarakhand crisis: Centre seeks two days to ‘seriously consider’ floor test
Thu, May 05, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: Centre's appeal seeking two more days to respond to SC's suggestion of holding a floor test was accepted, the bench posted the matter for hearing on May 6

L Nageswara Rao recommended for the post of SC judge
Thu, May 05, 2016

In 2014, then Chief Justice R M Lodha had offered Rao the judgeship at the apex court but he had turned it down, citing various personal and professional reasons. Rao was 57 then.

SC vacates all stay orders, says tobacco packets must have 85% pictorial warning
Thu, May 05, 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.