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In first national drugs map, a big haul and a glaring gap
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Supreme Court, has revealed that of the 51.4 lakh kg of narcotics confiscated across the country over the last 10 years, only 16 lakh kg were destroyed.

Drugs seized, not destroyed
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

‘Substance seized must not be let loose on the society’: Supreme Court wants a model for storing and destroying drugs.

SC rejects Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik plea seeking entry into Goa
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu also censured Sri Ram Sene for moral policing and assaulting women in its name.

Supreme Court stays Rajasthan High Court order declaring ‘Santhara’ illegal
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The Rajasthan High Court earlier this month made "Santhara"punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abatement of suicide).

Window opens for Sanjay Dutt in firearm case
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Co-convict tells SC gun destroyed was not in ‘prohibited’ category.

SC rejects RTI plea seeking copies of Ajit Pawar’s I-T returns
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Shailesh Gandhi who is currently the honourary chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee set up by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to advise on RTI, had in 2012 sought Pawar’s I-T returns.

SC stays prosecution of Italian marines in fishermen killing
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the prosecution of two Italian marines, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, in connection with killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012.

SC questions Gujarat HC order: Can a state be asked to rebuild places of worship
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The Supreme Court bench was hearing a petition filed by the Gujarat Government challenging the 2012 order of the High Court directing it to pay compensation to over 500 shrines damaged during the post-Godhra riots.

Govt to Supreme Court: No details of ‘missing 54’ POWs in Pakistan jails
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Of 54 missing personnel, 27 were from the Army, 24 from the Air Force, two from the Navy and one from the Border Security Force.

Essar favoured relative of President, gave iPads to VIPs: PIL petitioner in Supreme Court
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The PIL has sought a court-monitored probe into an alleged nexus of Essar with politicians, bureaucrats and journalists to promote its business interests.

Political parties can’t be under RTI Act: Centre tells SC
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

When the RTI Act was enacted, it was never visualised that politicial parties would be brought within the ambit of the transparency law, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an affidavit in the apex court.

Death penalty for kidnap: SC upholds validity of Sec 364A
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

The Supreme Court says provision required as terrorist activities acquiring menacing dimensions.

6-month jail for 1st offence drunk drivers, says SC panel
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Seeks suspension of offender’s driving licence for at least three months

Is rummy gambling? No final word yet
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

On August 13, the bench first put rummy websites out of the ambit of its scrutiny, saying the Madras HC order did not deal with online rummy.

Uphaar fire tragedy: Supreme Court turns down CBI plea against Gopal, Sushil Ansal
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The Ansal brothers, who are real estate barons, have served a jail term between four and five months during the legal wrangle.

SC junks FSSAI’s 2013 advisory
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Advisory required prior approval for dietary food and supplements in market

Uphaar fire: From 2 years jail to 1 to freedom, how the Ansals’ lot changed
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The judge had held the brothers were “in real and effective control of the theatre and management of the company”.

Uphaar fire: Ansals escape jail, SC rules Rs 60-cr fine adequate
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

In a big relief for industrialists Gopal and Sushil Ansal, the Supreme Court on Wednesday let the brothers walk free without any further jail term in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy, which had claimed 59 lives and left more than a hundred injured.

Soldiers should fight enemy, not the govt: Supreme Court
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The top court had in 2012 ordered the government to disburse rank pay to the officers, from the rank Captain to Brigadier, in addition to their revised pay scale since January 1, 1986.

65% of kids adopted by foreigners have special needs: Government
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Of the 1,112 children, 190 children with special needs were given up for adoption in 2012-13 and this number rose to 283 and 253 in the next two years.

30 years of separation ends in divorce, but husband does U-turn
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The mediation began in November 2014, and a compromise was reached in three months.

In fact: In first class action suit, boot may be on other foot now
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The govt’s Rs 640 cr action against Nestle comes up before NCDRC today. But the Bombay HC has already cut the ground from under its feet.

Govt not immune, can be ordered to pay damages: SC
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Shishodia was arguing for Sancheti Food Products Ltd, a company which had bought three fishing vessels from the government in an auction in 1987.

SC clears air, online rummy not gambling
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The bench was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by clubs and online rummy companies against the Madras High Court verdict that declared rummy for stakes as a form of gambling and hence illegal.

Petition in Supreme Court puts a price on time lost
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

‘Rs 2.5 lakh cost per minute, 2,162 hours lost in last six sessions due to disruptions’

Maran granted interim protection, SC tells CBI not to arrest for political vendetta
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

The CBI had sought cancellation of bail, complaining that Maran was not co-operating.

Supreme Court stays notice to 27 judges by Gujarat High Court: Why the hurry?
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu also issued notices to the Gujarat government and Registrar of Cooperative Societies.

Aadhaar card: SC allows Centre to link Aadhaar with PDS, LPG subsidy
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Clarifies Aadhaar not mandatory, cannot be insisted upon for doling out benefits under welfare schemes.

Govt to SC: Want to ban only child porn, don’t want to do moral policing
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The Attorney General said this to the court in the course of the hearing of a petition seeking a total clampdown on websites showing pornography.

SC refuses to grant relief in CBI probe against former Noida official
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Appearing for UP, senior advocate Sibal contended there was already an inquiry commission in place to probe the Allahabad HC has not given any independent reasons while handing over the probe to the CBI.

Lodha panel may look into sealed cover containing names of players allegedly involved in spot-fixing: Supreme Court
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The apex court said it would be for the three-member panel headed by Justice Lodha to take a call on this issue.

Supreme Court verdict on right to privacy next week
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The strength and status of right to privacy has been called into question by the government, which has disputed that privacy is a fundamental right.

Supreme Court slams Govt: No right to liberty if no privacy
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The bench was responding to a submission by AG Mukul Rohatgi, who said Constitution does not state that right to privacy is a fundamental right, and the issue needs to be considered by a Constitution Bench.

CBI probe against Yadav Singh: UP questions Centre’s ‘extreme interest’ in ex-chief engineer’s case
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The Uttar Pradesh government accused the Centre of using the CBI for political purposes.

2002 Gujarat Riots: State’s job to repair masjids, Centre tells Supreme Court
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

The case will be heard next on August 19.

PIL outcome to decide fate: Judicial services exam result has to wait, says SC
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

The DJS Mains exam was held in October last year and the results were declared on May 1.