Saturday, May 23, 2015



Allow child to spend equal time with divorced parents: law panel
Sat, May 23, 2015

Seeks changes in existing laws to introduce shared parenting, joint custody; also suggests grandparenting time.

SC to Centre: Install phone jammers at examination centres
Fri, May 22, 2015

The bench told the police that if technology had helped this illegality take place, they should also make use of the same technology to bring all guilty to book.

SC orders status quo on relocation of T-24 tiger from Ranthambore
Thu, May 21, 2015

The tiger is being sought to be shifted from the wild into captivity owing to alleged pressure from the tourism lobby thriving around the national park.

SC orders Haryana police to identify beneficiaries of AIPMT paper leak
Thu, May 21, 2015

The Investigating Officer informed the bench that six accused had been arrested so far.

Hisar: MBA student moves SC against sexual assault on campus
Wed, May 20, 2015

The student has alleged that her seniors took her nude photographs and forced her to get into a physical relationship with many of them.

Aruna’s euthanasia appeal: One of the most difficult calls we had to take says the judge
Tue, May 19, 2015

Court ruled passive euthanasia to Aruna Shanbaug only after the patient’s caregivers satisfy a court that life was more painful than death.

SC to examine if Akhilesh govt withdrawing cases against ‘Yadav’ community
Tue, May 19, 2015

The High Court had directed the state govt to adduce details of all cases in the last three years where prosecutions were withdrawn from courts, involving Yadavs as accused.

SC notice to Centre on plea seeking cancellation of AIPMT
Tue, May 19, 2015

Two petitions have been filed, pointing out the malpractices in the AIPMT exam, conducted on May 3.

Death By Breath: Ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years, SC refuses to interfere in NGT order
Sat, May 16, 2015

In her petition, Ghaziabad’s resident said, ban affected her as she owned a 2003 model Toyota Qualis to drive to hospital.

SC notes Arvind Kejriwal irony, stays defamation order
Fri, May 15, 2015

A bench also issued a notice to the Arvind Kejriwal-govt seeking an explanation as to what necessitated issuance of this circular.

Probe Ranjit Sinha’s meetings with coal scam accused, rules Supreme Court
Fri, May 15, 2015

The SC indicted former CBI director Ranjit Sinha for meeting coal block allocation scam accused at his Delhi residence privately.

SC’s refusal to interfere with land acquisition proceedings brings cheer to home buyers in Noida Extn
Thu, May 14, 2015

The judgments impact more than 60 villages in Noida Extension in National Capital Region.

SC: Except PM, President, CJI, no neta faces in govt ads
Thu, May 14, 2015

The bench said the 'legitimate' objective of advertisements can always be achieved without publishing pictures of individuals.

Black money adds up to Rs 6,400 cr, SIT tells SC
Wed, May 13, 2015

The SIT identified cricket betting as a main source of transaction of black money in the country and sought control over it.

Supreme Court declines govt’s referral of NJAC to a larger bench
Wed, May 13, 2015

A five-judge bench led by Justice J S Khehar said they would continue hearing the case on merits.

Collegium dead & buried forever, can’t return: Govt to Supreme Court
Tue, May 12, 2015

The Parliament has amended Article 124 to state that the Chief Justice of India and other judges of the Supreme Court shall be appointed on a recommendation by the NJAC.

Supreme court asks former Goa Minister Francisco Pacheco to ‘surrender immediately’
Tue, May 12, 2015

You are a convict, will not entertain your plea, court tells former Goa minister.

Supreme Court stays Madras High Court judge’s order against Chief Justice Sanjay Kaul
Tue, May 12, 2015

Justice Karnan has said he would go to the National SC/ST Commission against Justice Kaul for “harassing” him.

Supreme Court asks own: Are we being flexible with law in granting divorce?
Mon, May 11, 2015

Under Article 142, the Supreme Court has the authority to issue any order “for doing complete justice”.

SC confirms death for Pune duo in rape, murder of BPO employee
Sun, May 10, 2015

Court says accused ‘a menace to the society, showed no regret’

NJAC no better than collegium, it can also make mistakes: SC
Sat, May 09, 2015

With the collegium system under attack from the government, the Supreme Court Friday said that the new National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) can also make mistakes in selection of judges and that the President had not been given better status under the nascent law. A Constitution Bench headed by Justice J S Khehar observed that […]

Parliament can’t be stopped from reviewing collegium system, says Centre
Fri, May 08, 2015

Centre said Parliament cannot be stopped from seeking a review of the two 1990s judgments, which had established the collegium system, only because it chose not to challenge it in the last 22 years.

SC stays proceedings against Rahul Gandhi in defamation case
Fri, May 08, 2015

Rahul Gandhi has moved the SC for quashing a criminal case lodged against him for his comments against the saffron outfit during an election rally last year.

Why was lawyer kin of then CJI made High Court judge, government asks Supreme Court
Thu, May 07, 2015

Mukul Rohatgi will adduce Thursday a chart with cases where recommendations made by the collegium were objected to by the government.

Illegal adoptions: Supreme Court to put house in order
Thu, May 07, 2015

SC said that the Court would carry out an “in-depth and elaborate analysis” of the subject to pass appropriate orders to change the state of affairs.

Mahatma Gandhi’s killing result of destructive philosophy of RSS backers: Rahul Gandhi
Thu, May 07, 2015

Rahul has moved the SC for quashing a criminal case lodged against him for his comments against the saffron outfit during an election rally last year.

Supreme Court to government: Why question judgment that established collegium system?
Wed, May 06, 2015

"According to us your argument on nine-judge bench judgement has no meaning on the hearing of this matter," the bench said.

After chat in chamber, SC rules: 9-year-old loves mother more
Mon, May 04, 2015

Judges isolate her so that she can talk ‘freely’.

Won’t allow insult of MPs, Parliament: Supreme Court
Sat, May 02, 2015

Bench made these observations as it took up for examining advocate M L Sharma’s petition, which had sought quashing of parliamentary procedure adopted to pass Constitutional amendment and NJAC Act.

NJAC hearing: Tell us when we pushed wrong name, Supreme Court to government
Fri, May 01, 2015

The bench today maintained that the government was a participant in the entire process, and the names of the judges were cleared only after their backgrounds and credentials were verified by the home ministry.

Did fresh spectrum auction boost revenue, Supreme Court asks govt
Fri, May 01, 2015

Meanwhile, the telecom companies contended that the government must give clarity on auctions procedure and they should also be asked to set a time-line for future auctions. The court will hear the case next on May 7.

Freedom key, NJAC can’t violate basic structure of Constitution: SC
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

The Bench made it clear that 'primacy' has to be given to the 'independence of the system' and not to individual judges.

Liquor ban will protect youth, Kerala tells Supreme Court
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

'Students are wasting their youth and the state has a duty to protect them,' said Kapil Sibal.

Appointment of judges: 34-year stop-start battle of interpretation
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Articles 124 and 217 of the Constitution have been subjected to scrutiny and interpretation in the SC.

Posting crisis over NJAC: 11 judges should decide, Govt tells SC
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Attorney General questions basis of case against NJAC, says 5-judge bench can’t take call on 1993 order on collegium.

Army promotion: Have approved Command Exit model, Govt tells SC
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The Ministry further defended the Army’s decision to allocate vacancies of 750 Colonels in 2004 on a pro-rata basis.