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5 months later, HC says order giving Kodnani relief was a typo
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The words ‘conviction and’ added in fourth line at paragraph No. 19 of the order dated 30.7.2014 are deleted.

Green regulator: Centre seeks more time from SC
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Cites panel which noted that a subordinate body, like a regulator, cannot possibly be conferred with powers to frame statutory rules.

SC orders fresh inquiry against HC judge
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

'Sexual Harassment’ - Ex-additional district & sessions judge says she will cooperate with panel

SC rejects Jindal firms’ plea to defer additional levy payout
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The ordinance has been promulgated by the NDA government to proceed with auctioning of the coal blocks across the country.

Supreme Court turns down Jindal Power’s plea seeking extension of time in coal blocks allocation case
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Jindal Power Ltd need to pay the penalty Rs 1,793 crore at the rate of Rs 295 per metric ton for illegal mining.

SC extends bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case, sets up special bench
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The bail granted by the court on October 17 is extended by another four months, that is, till April 18, 2015, the bench said.

SC orders in-house probe against sitting MP judge in sexual harassment case
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The court also divested the accused judge of his administrative and supervisory authorities.

Secure Indo-Bangla through intensive patrolling, complete fencing: SC to Centre
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The court noted that the number of foreigners tribunals, set up to decide the cases of illegal migration, was “abysmally low”.

N Srinivasan’s fate in balance as Supreme Court reserves verdict
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the fate of ousted BCCI chief N Srinivasan.

Modi intervenes, govt tells SC it’s ready to take relook at Sec 66A
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Willing to take steps to stop abuse of law: ASG

Jindal firms to SC: Cannot pay coal penalty by Dec 31
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

JPL and JSPL were charged R1,793 crore as penalty for illegal coal mining.

BCCI answerable if it fails to discharge public function: Supreme Court
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The court will resume hearing arguments on the petition by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Wednesday.

SC accepts govt offer to end Sanskrit row
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Students who have been studying German would have an internal assessment for it as an optional subject.

Italian Marines case: SC rejects relaxation of bail conditions; ‘show respect for Indian legal system’
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu asked the marines to show some respect for the Indian legal system.

Allocate more time to Social Justice Bench, say experts
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Has its first sitting; Nariman calls for a third judge

Explained: QUESTION OF CONVERSION
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

UTKARSH ANAND explains the history of legislation on conversion.

Muzaffarnagar riots: SC slams UP govt for failing to arrest rape accused
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

The bench was dissatisfied with the response and found discrepancies in the statements made by the state counsel and the compliance report.

SC rejects Delhi lawyer’s appeal in misdemeanour case, sends strong signal against women harassment
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The lawyer is accused of physically abusing a female colleague and behaving indecently during a hearing before a HC registrar.

Supreme Court rejects Centre’s appeal denying benefit to disabled soldiers
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The AFT had extended the benefits of an extra amount in their pensions on account of disability.

Beheading at LoC: Poll over, NDA backs what UPA did
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The Centre’s affidavit in SC does not spell out any steps proposed or being contemplated by the NDA government.

Section 66A of IT Act does not silence anyone: SC
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

At this, the bench asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta if the government was sending people to jail without an intention to commit an offence.

‘Wiser’ after U’khand floods, Centre tells SC
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The bench asked the Attorney General of India to show up and clarify the government’s stand on the issues on December 16.

Supreme Court orders BCCI to defer its AGM, elections till January 31
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

BCCI counsel CA Sundaram opposed it raising the question of the board’s autonomy as a private society.

SC extends stay on execution of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s death sentence
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

SC issued notices on a point of law relating to establishing charge of conspiracy against Memon.

Explained: Babri Masjid litigation
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Hashim Ansari, 96, the oldest petitioner in a Babri case, wants out, and is waiting to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sec 66A of IT act lacks guidelines, arrests made over social media posts prone to abuse: SC
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Central government admitted that Section 66A was prone to abuse

Supreme Court gives N. Srinivasan an option of two independent judges studying conflict of interest
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

It also clarified that the new panel will be a “very high-power committee” which can address the issues relating to conflict of interest.

SC takes govt to task over Uttarakhand power projects
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The Centre was questioned by SC as to how these projects were granted clearances if they were potential danger to environment.

Govt admits hydropower projects aggravated 2013 Uttarakhand floods
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

It also said that the projects caused “irreversible damage” to the environment and enhanced landslides and other disasters.

Centre asserts power to issue ‘take down’ notices to service providers
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Says, in SC, that it is ‘reasonable restriction’ to safeguard those being defamed

SC quashes ban on hookah imposed through local laws
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Says additional conditions like total ban on tobacco not in sync with the law

40 yrs on, SC nudges Centre out of Bikaner house
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Correspondence between the Centre and state government dates back to 1979 when the Rajasthan government sought occupation of the entire building so that it could open its guest house there

Explained: Article 66 A
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

A batch of petitions have alleged that the section tramples upon the Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression, and asked that it be declared unconstitutional.

KV language row: No Sanskrit exam in this session, government tells Supreme Court
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The decision came after SC expressed concern that students would be burdened because of govt's decision.

‘Bhisma Pitamaha’ Justice V R Krishna Iyer: The tallest of tall oaks, a beacon for India’s judiciary
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

He will be remembered as a constructive legislator, prolific speaker, forceful crusader, copious writer, and an excellent human being.

CBI defends court summon of Mittal, Ruia
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

The bench is hearing by Mittal and Ruia against an order of the 2G trial judge to summon them although the chargesheet did not name them.