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In gold limits, point overlooked: what about transgenders
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Senior lawyer Anand Grover, who led the battle for personal autonomy and dignity for the transgenders in the Supreme Court, called it “unfortunate” that even the latest communications from the Centre fails to acknowledge transgenders as a distinct class.

Anthem in courts? SC says can’t ‘overstretch’ order
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

“You don’t have to put adjectives... we have already passed our order and it was in connection with a specific petition,” retorted the bench on Friday.

Thirteen years ago, same petitioner, same judge, and the anthem
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

As Madhya Pradesh HC judge, Justice Misra ruled against use of anthem in film, Supreme Court let screening go on.

Ground report sought: SC orders status quo on SYL canal land
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Punjab government had decided to denotify the land acquired for the SYL canal project with immediate effect and return them to the owners free of charge.

National Anthem must be played before movies in theaters, rules Supreme Court
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Further, the bench said people must show respect to the national anthem and the national flag and called it “imperative” to show them honour and respect.

Posts of 7 SC judges vacant, Collegium yet to recommend names
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Meanwhile, the high court collegium too has not made any recommendation for appointment of judges for least one-fifth of available vacancies.

Supreme Court refuses to reconsider order banning Jallikattu
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal harvest festival.

Judicial appointments: AG Mukul Rohatgi talks of judiciary’s limits; Justice Khehar says well aware
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

They were speaking at a function organised by the Supreme Court to celebrate Constitution Day.

No credible reason for probe into Birla, Sahara I-T raid papers: SC
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

The court said that if investigations were to be ordered on the basis of computer entries, the entire world could be roped in.

PIL was moved by three toddlers: Supreme Court bans sale of crackers in Delhi-NCR
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

The court order will, in effect, mean a complete ban on all largescale fireworks in Delhi-NCR since it prohibits sale, stocking as well as its possession in substantive quantity.

SC: Can’t be held guilty of cruelty just for extramarital affair
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The court also held that a man cannot be held guilty of abetting suicide if his wife takes the step after knowing of his extramarital relationship.

PILs on welfare of disabled: Is it govt of India or panchayat, asks SC
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

This campaign seeks to make at least 50 per cent of all government buildings in capitals “fully accessible” for the disabled by July 2018.

You say clean-up is your concern so why no Lokpal in 2 yrs, SC asks Govt
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur observed that the law to have Lokpal was passed after a prolonged struggle by civil society and it must become functional regardless whether the incumbent government wants it or not.

SC judge did not want to reconsider Uphaar order before retirement: CJI
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Senior advocate K T S Tulsi, representing the Association of the Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT), mentioned the matter before the CJI.

No SC relief to Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

“It is not a fit case where we should interfere. We have gone through the records and we decline to intervene,” said a bench of Justices P C Ghose and Uday U Lalit.

Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking stay on trial court proceedings in defamation case junked
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The court said there is no legal provision to support his plea that criminal proceedings have to be stayed in case there is a civil case going on simultaneously.

Doctor’s tenacity nudges government to overhaul TB programme
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Haryana-based Dr Raman Kakar learnt that in several cases patients had completed full course of medication on six occasions but the disease still resuscitated, forcing them to seek another dose.

Common man should not be made to suffer: Supreme Court on demonetisation
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur asked the government to justify under law its notifications for demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

37 yrs after mysterious release, convict back in jail
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

A CBI probe ordered by the Supreme Court into the mystery of how a man sentenced for life got freed only after 11 months has resulted in a reversal of fortune for Tiwari, who was compelled to surrender before a trial court in Basti.

How judges appoint judges, the debate around it
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

The collegium system has its genesis in a series of judgments called “Judges Cases”. The collegium came into being through interpretations of pertinent constitutional provisions by the Supreme Court in the Judges Cases.

Govt should bring new law to set up independent body to appoint judges: Shiva Kirti Singh
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Justice Singh was not on the Constitution Bench that quashed the constitutional amendment to replace collegium system with NJAC.

Judges’ appointments: Returned 43 of 77 names preferred by collegium
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur was informed by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that while 34 appointments have been done, 43 names have been sent back to the collegium.

For slamming judges in blogs, SC issues contempt notice to Markandey Katju
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Not scared: ex-SC judge to bench that wanted him evicted.

Entry tax on goods from other states constitutional: Supreme Court
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A nine-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur held by majority that state governments could impose taxes on good imported from other states even if similar goods are manufactured within its territory.

Supreme Court strikes down Punjab law on SYL canal, ruling heats up election run-up
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

The judgment is a huge setback for the SAD-BJP alliance ahead of the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

Delhi pollution: Why allow crackers at religious functions, says Supreme Court
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Supreme Court Tuesday observed that it may completely ban bursting of firecrackers, including during religious festivals.

Come clear on Bulandshahr gangrape ‘remark’, SC tells Azam Khan
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The incident took place on July 29, when a family from Noida was stopped on the highway near Bulandshahr by an armed gang.

Supreme Court allows BCCI to spend Rs 58 lakhs on India-England 1st Test in Rajkot
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The Supreme Court court, however, added the caveat that the sanctioned payment shall be made directly to the parties.

NDTV ban on hold until we examine its submission: I&B Ministry
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The order came after four NDTV officials, including its co-founder Prannoy Roy, met Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu.

UP government’s aid to Shivpal college arbitrary, CAG tells Supreme Court
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The CAG submitted its affidavit along with the audit inspection report

Courts more liberal on ‘cool-off’ clause
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The Divorce Act, which regulates separation among Christians, was framed in 1869 and borrowed its text from the English law, Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857.

Supreme Court slams, government rushes to clear 5 names for Delhi HC
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Out of the five names, the government expressed repeated objections regarding two.

SC slams Govt, says can’t let you decimate the system
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The bench told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that although the judiciary would not want a “clash” with any other institution, it was for the government to make sure such a situation is averted.

Examine need for guidelines on national anthem: SC to govt
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to the government, which will have to respond within three weeks to a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal.

BJP states to SC: Religion part of society, can’t spell out dos and don’ts of poll manifestos
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The CPI(M) also intervened in the matter. The state governments said the courts cannot pre-empt, define or spell out what can be permitted in an election manifesto.

Infants’ deaths in Valley Supreme Court asks Jammu and Kashmir HC to form panel to examine hospitals
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The High Court would be at liberty, after scrutinizing the report of the Expert Committee and upon hearing the relevant stakeholders...to issue appropriate directions and monitor compliance,” said the Supreme Court