Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Utkarsh Anand

Special Correspondent

SC directs Supertech to refund buyers
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Firm to pay principal amount now, interest later.

There’s a perception that judiciary is very powerful, says SC
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

CJI Lodha said: “We are happy to hear this from the Solicitor General of India that everyone looks up to us.”

SC underlines: Truth is defence in contempt
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Bench says Commission of Inquiry doesn’t have power to issue contempt, rejects plea.

CJI to Government: Don’t blame us for delay, look within
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

SC: Says tribunals don’t have ‘complete independence’

Have surrendered allotted Noida plots, ex-chief secretary, daughters tell SC
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Plots were allotted to them around 20 years ago, reportedly by tweaking norms

Supreme Court refuses bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

It also junked the plea for releasing him on parole or putting him under house arrest.

Half a century later, Supreme Court cuts its summer break
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

With other holidays, the SC functions for less than nine months every year.

CBI in a fix over filing new cases, may move SC
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

CVC opinion comes without citing reasons for further probe.

Subramanium says no to Special Public Prosecutor’s job in coal blocks cases
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

He is learnt to have communicated his inability to take up the role, citing prior engagements and a busy itinerary.

Setback for Gujarat govt, SC acquits all accused in 1993 Surat blast cases
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

The court set aside the judgement of the TADA court convicting the accused in 2008.

NGT gives itself powers of a court
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The order may lead to another battle in the continuing turf war between the NGT and the MoEF.

Green regulator: Centre seeks six more months
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The Centre Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to grant it six more months to take a view in the matter.

SC sparks euthanasia debate, seeks UTs, states’ responses
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

It was in Aruna Shaunbag case in 2011 when the SC had last delivered its verdict on passive euthanasia.

Home Secy favoured Pachnanda despite objection from CBI chief
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

CBI posting row: Panel headed by the then PM had trashed Ramasundaram name.

SC wants Centre to create DNA data bank
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The profiling may help ascertaining whether there is a link between the unidentified bodies and persons who went missing .

Death sentence verdicts require utmost caution: Justice Prasad
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Justice Prasad said he was “troubled” by the lack of attention by the senior lawyers towards this area of law.

Thaw after chill: CJI clears govt plan to have 25% more HC judges
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

After taking charge as Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote to the CJI seeking his approval.

Naming of additional director is legal, valid: CBI chief to SC
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

In May, the court had restrained Ramasundaram from functioning as CBI additional director.

Appeals by death row convicts to be heard by 3-judge bench now
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

From next week, appeals by death row convicts will only be heard by a 3-judge Bench of SC.

Can’t force wife to leave home, use it as ground for divorce: Supreme Court
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Man cannot snap matrimonial relations with his wife to compel her to leave home.

Cannot force wife to leave home, then use it as ground for divorce: SC
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

The Bench said "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" was not a valid ground for divorce.

Blackbuck case: SC issues notice to Salman Khan, seeks his response on conviction
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

SC is seeking his response as to why the stay on his conviction should not be lifted.

CBI closed coal blocks cases despite evidence, CVC tells Supreme Court
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

During the proceedings, CBI informed the bench that it was ready to file chargesheets in three more cases.

MHA says no ground for FIR against Ganguly
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

MHA said the probe was suspended since the alleged victim failed to cooperate despite repeated requests.

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on validity of e-rickshaw
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari had recently come under attack for allegedly promoting the use of e-rickshaws.

SC refuses to stall appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh as next Army chief
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Suhag was placed under a DV ban by V K Singh for alleged “failure of command and control” in an operation.

No place for fatwa in India; cannot be used to punish innocent: Supreme Court
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

The SC said such institutions are not backed by law of the land.

No rain harvest system, no allotment of land, flat: NGT
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

The Chairperson said no completion certificates or allotment letters shall be given to private builders.

SC says bar on women violates rights
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Directs Additional Solicitor General to collect data from states, file affidavit.

No hike in power tariff, clear your dues, SC tells BSES
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The collective outstanding dues to these four companies is Rs 257 crore.

Before CJI spoke on Gopal’s rejection, he wrote to Govt: Shouldn’t happen in future
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Chief Justice of India R M Lodha expressed his disapproval in a letter to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Clear Rs 410 cr arrears to NTPC by July 15 or face disconnection: SC to BSES
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

BSES Yamuna owed arrears of more than Rs 400 crore since January this year.

States fight after bifurcation while govt employees die of starvation: SC
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Although there are consequences of life and death for these employees, states lock their horns, said SC.

Centre agrees to vacate Bikaner House for Rajasthan govt
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

NDA government assured the Supreme Court it was willing to hand over occupancy of the sprawling complex.

SC rules out ‘automatic’ arrest in dowry cases
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

According to the NCRB, about two lakh people, including 50,000 women, were arrested under Section 498A in 2012.

SC grants Tejpal bail but warns against bid to influence case
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Not looking at personality... concerned about right to free trial: SC