Utkarsh Anand


Her life at risk, Supreme Court lets rape survivor terminate pregnancy post mandated 20 weeks
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The court accepted the recommendations by a medical board that opined her life was in danger owing to the multiple congenital anomalies in the foetus.

Govt not bound by Budget speeches, says SC
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and N V Ramana clarified that legal sanctity can be attached only to budgetary proposals when they are passed by Parliament.

No role in Panama probe, got no info on Mallya from UK’s FCA: Sebi
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Owing to the revised norms, the Sebi claimed, P-Notes made up for just 9.2 per cent of total foreign investment inflow in May 2016, against over 55 per cent in 2007.

Apex court: Need to foster tolerance for those holding differing views
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

A bench of Chief Justice of India T S Thakur and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that however important it may sound to some, morality is one and only one element in the composition of values that a just society must pursue.

SC asks Defence Ministry to ‘secure’ Adarsh building
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

The Adarsh Housing Society had moved SC against the Bombay High Court verdict directing demolition.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: No private party can claim damages, Union Carbide tells SC
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The UCC has sought clarification of an order passed by the court in April 2011 whereby five victims’ groups were allowed to intervene in the matter.

Arunachal Pradesh: Ex-Speaker Nabam Rebia moves SC, seeks verdict review
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The verdict, which was silent whether this principle would apply retrospectively or prospectively, comes handy for disqualified MLAs of Uttarakhand, too.

Apologise or face trial: Supreme Court to Rahul on RSS-Gandhi remark
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Reacting to the court’s remarks, the Congress said that Rahul had already “challenged the constitutionality” of the section under which he had been charged and that “there is no question” of him apologising or expressing regret.

In fact: Why Speaker’s power to disqualify is not unrestrained
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Justice Dipak Misra’s separate judgment in the Arunachal case last week elucidated for the first time details of provisions of Art 179 (c) and Tenth Schedule.

Can order transfer of cases from J&K: SC
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

‘Extraordinary power under Article 142 can be invoked’

Supreme Court pulls up Rahul Gandhi for ‘collective denunciation’ of RSS
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Rahul Gandhi, in an election speech, alleged that the RSS had killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Supreme Court okays overhaul in BCCI: 70 age limit, one vote per state, no parallel posts
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The three most important recommendations which would change the power dynamics in the BCCI are one state-one vote, one person-one post and a 70-year age limit for office bearers.

One vote per state, 70 age limit: SC okays BCCI overhaul
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The three member panel was headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha.

Supreme Court accepts Lodha panel recommendations, bars ministers from becoming BCCI members
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The apex court fixed the upper age limit at 70 years for holding posts in the BCCI and said selection of players shall be done by players' association.

Govt committed to upholding judiciary’s independence: PP Chaudhary
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

MoS (Law), P P Chaudhary tells Indian express that even Indira Gandhi wanted to bring in the Uniform Civil Code and insists that the government has put the NJAC row behind it.

SC: Public prosecutor not a ‘post office’ for cases against political opponents
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Mani urged that a sustained democracy is predicated fundamentally on the idea of criticism, dissent, and tolerance, and that a citizen’s right to criticise cannot be crushed by constant launching of criminal prosecution for defamation.

Sad state of affairs that govt-owned bodies fight each other in courts: Supreme Court
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Soon after coming to power, the PMO urged all ministries to “desist” from initiating inter-ministerial litigation in courts.

Lessons from Uttarakhand and Arunachal: What court orders on Central rule say
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The constitutional courts have stated that a Governor must remember he is not a democratically elected representative.

Humiliation in Arunachal Pradesh, says SC, Tuki’s govt is restored
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

5-judge Bench slams Governor for meddling in politics, reminds him of his role.

Arunchal Pradesh verdict: SC quashes Governor order, restores sacked CM
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Arunachal Pradesh: In a historic decision, the Supreme Court has led to removal of an incumbent government formed in a state after President's rule.

Sikh groups to stop Sardar jokes
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

According to the PIL the jokes are an infringement on the Sikhs' right to equality.

Coal block case probe: Ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s visitor diary genuine, he tried to influence probe, says SC panel
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Rohatgi, who was provided a copy of the interim report which is yet to be made public, also said the Sharma panel concluded that the visitors’ logbook at Sinha’s residence was genuine.

AG hits back: Subramanian Swamy like a leopard who cannot change his spots
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

He further said that it was for those in the government to take note of Swamy’s comments and that he would not engage with him in any manner.

Probe into coal block allocation: SC pulls up CBI for ‘exaggerating fear’
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

On Tuesday, CBI’s counsel Amarendra Sharan said that three DIGs heading investigations into the coal block allocation cases were apprehensive of everything about the probe and that they wanted to go back to their parent cadre after getting promotion.

Sikh groups form panels to stop Sardar jokes
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

On Tuesday, a bench led by CJI T S Thakur was informed about the committees constituted by the Sikh bodies.

AMU gets 4 weeks to file reply on minority status
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

A bench led by Justice J S Khehar granted the time after AMU’s counsel P P Rao asked for some time to file their affidavit to counter the Centre’s affidavit that was filed last week.

Defreezing bank accounts: No SC relief for Teesta Setalvad, husband
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The action was taken in connection with a probe into receipt of foreign funds by the NGOs.

Manipur probe: Indefinite AFSPA is failure of Army, Govt, says SC
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

The court ruled that more than 1500 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur in the last 20 years "must be investigated."

Ambit of powers: SC rejects AAP govt plea, says respect Delhi HC
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Why should we tell the High Court that you decide this and don't decide that, asked the Supreme Court

Why should convicted lawyers not be barred from practice: SC
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Section 24A lays down that a person shall not be enrolled as an advocate if he is convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude.

Supreme Court refuses to fast-track Salman Khan hit-and-run case
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Representing Maharashtra government, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi asked the bench to speed up the hearing and fix it after six weeks as the case was nearly 15 years old.

Supreme Court raps Centre over delay in rules on cattle smuggling
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was framed in 1960 and the penalties have not been revised ever since.

Supreme Court: 3 per cent quota for disabled must in all posts
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

The court was ruling on two petitions which challlenged this policy in recruitment to state-run Prasar Bharati. S K Rungta, the only visually impaired senior counsel in the country, led the legal challenge.

US pollutes 10 times more than us, says CJI TS Thakur
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

CJI Thakur notes that US' contribution to greenhouse gases is many times more than India.

UPA sat on my report calling for uniform civil code, says ex-SC judge, as NDA asks for another
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express today, Justice Lakshmanan regretted that the UPA “did nothing” even after accepting his reports.

Extortion charge: SC asks two Zee News editors to submit voice samples
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

The bench had cautioned the duo that the court would vacate its 2015 order whereby authorities were directed not to take any coercive action against the petitioners for taking the voice samples.