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Nothing wrong in Internet ban to maintain law and order: Supreme Court
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Upholds Gujarat HC judgment declaring the ban, imposed during Patidar stir, right.

Supreme Court: Economic empowerment of women is need of the hour
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Abhay M Sapre underlined that women are no longer passive recipients of welfare-enhancing help but are being increasingly seen by men as active agents of change.

Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts: The great government bank write-off
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

That is the amount of bad loans waived in last three financial years, more than the write-off in the previous nine

Sabarimala temple: Kerala government defends ban on women’s entry
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government,

Salman hit-and-run case: ‘Still making up mind on whether to reopen case’
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Maharashtra govt had appealed against the actor’s acquittal.

Supreme Court agrees to revisit law criminalising homosexuality
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the petition filed by an NGO seeking to reverse the court's judgment on Section 377, which makes gay sex a criminal offence.

Supreme Court recalls notice to Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday conceded its "mistake" and recalled its notice issued to Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa in cases arising out of imposition of President's Rule in the political crisis-hit hill state.

SC raps govt for not implementing food security law: Is Gujarat not a part of India?
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The bench also asked the Centre to collect and collate information from drought-hit states on the status of welfare schemes like MGNREGA, National Food Security and mid-day meal.

Embassies to join ministries in marking Ambedkar anniversary
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

A National Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has asked ministries to ensure that the celebrations include the active participation of their ministers and senior officials.

Centre justifies President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh: ‘Threat from China, war-like situation’
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

The affidavit, filed by Ministry of Home Affairs, alleged that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Speaker Nabam Rebia have been playing "communal politics" against Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa

SC orders destruction of seized narcotics
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Following the order, more than 30 lakh kg of drugs are likely to be destroyed by the Drugs Destruction Committees at the Centre and state levels.

Uttar Pradesh: SC recalls its order, appoints new Lokayukta
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The Supreme Court admitted that its previous order looks "somewhat inaccurate" in view of the objections raised over Virendra Singh's name

Governor J P Rajkhowa cited ‘cow slaughter’ protest as one sign of law and order collapse in state
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

SC says ‘matter too serious’, seeks Centre’s reply by Friday

SC seeks govt reply on sacking of Governors
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur was hearing a petition filed by former Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi and former Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria.

SC rejigs panel to sell Pearls Group assets; hopes for speedy action
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Sebi had in August 2014 asked the group to return Rs 46,000 crore to more than 5.85 crore investors.

2002 hit-and-run case: Maharashtra challenges Salman Khan’s acquittal in SC
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The petition was filed in the apex court against the high court's judgement acquitting Salman of "all charges", overturning trial court's order sentencing him for five years.

UP govt misled us on appointment of Lokayukta, says SC
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

On the Uttar Pradesh government’s attempt to “mislead” the Supreme Court, the bench said, “They have misled us... alright... we will deal with that.”

Diesel car ban: SPG tells Supreme court we need big cars to protect, so relax rule
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

The SPG complained that the ban has stopped the procurement process for escort vehicles since all these vehicles are of higher engine capacity.

SC restrains Centre from disinvesting further shares in Hindustan Zinc in favour of Vedanta
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Senior lawyer C A Sundaram submitted before the bench that Vedanta is interested in taking over the remaining shares

Lokayukta Appointment: SC rejects UP govt’s plea to defer hearing
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

The state government had requested a bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi to fix the hearing in the case next week since senior lawyer Kapil Sibal was not available.

Can Sikhs be a minority in Punjab, asks Supreme Court
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The Supreme Court bench was hearing a clutch of petition that urged it to permanently restore the minority status of its educational institutions in Punjab.

Convert DBT accounts to Jan Dhan, Centre tells ministries, depts
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Move likely to double number of Jan Dhan Yojana accounts

Delhi HC blast accused gets bail ‘at own risk’
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

The blast at the Delhi High Court’s reception on September 7, 2011 killed 15 people and left another 100 injured.

ICMR panel clears ‘unsafe’ khesari dal banned in 1961
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The dal was banned in 1961, after its consumption was linked to a neurological disorder called lathyrism (paralysis in the legs).

Remove prosecutor under cloud in Best Bakery trial: SC
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

As a public prosecutor, R N Pandya had conducted the Best Bakery trial in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which 14 people were burnt alive in the aftermath of the Godhra riots.

Boost for Delhi government as Supreme Court backs odd-even scheme
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Terming the petition against odd-even scheme a "publicity stunt", a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said, "There is no urgency in the matter. Let it come up in due course."

Constitution Bench to rule on Arunachal crisis
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Justice Khehar observed that since the issue is about constitutional provisions on the rights of the Governor, Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, it needs to be decided by a larger bench.

Absent for years, government sacks 11 IRS officers
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The circular said that the decision has been taken after noting that the officers had been given sufficient opportunity to explain their unauthorised absence.

Supreme Court allows Italian marine to delay India return till April 30
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Latorre, along with his colleague Salvatore Girone, faces murder charge for killing two fishermen off Kerala coast.

After Centre allowed Jallikattu, Supreme Court stops it, Jayalalithaa asks Modi for ordinance
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The bench said that in view of contentions raised, there has to be an interim order staying ‘Jallikattu’ till the points of law are decided by the apex court.

How Akhilesh Yadav tried to handpick Lokayukta until Supreme Court cracked down
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The Lokayukta is chosen by a selection committee comprising the Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition and Chief Justice of the High Court.

SC questions ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the age-old ban on entry of women of menstrual age group in Sabarimala temple, saying it was a public temple and everyone needed to have “the right to access”. At best, there can be religious restrictions and not a general restriction, the bench said. “It is our view that […]

Parliament may consider harsher punishment for child abuse, says SC
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The apex court also said that the Parliament may reconsider the definition of 'child' in the Indian Penal Code with context to rape.

Jessica Lall murder trial: SC quashes case against ballistic expert accused of helping Manu Sharma
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

The Supreme Court has quashed a perjury case initiated against a ballistic expert who was accused of helping Manu Sharma and others secure an acquittal in the trial court in the 1999 Jessica Lall murder case.

Come up with ways to cut FCI loss: SC to govt
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

‘Labourers earn lakhs while you don’t give free grains to poor’

Reservation for differently-abled: SC shoots down Centre’s appeal against quota
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Giving a level-playing field to more than four crore people with disabilities in India, the court had held that the Centre, states and Union Territories were obligated to implement the rules of reservation for this class.