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Probe ex-CBI director Ranjit Sinha for his meetings with scam accused, SC tells new CBI chief
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

This will be the first such instance where a CBI director will conduct a criminal investigation against a former chief of the agency.

SC tells Centre to appoint NHRC D-G within a week
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The court was hearing a PIL filed by advocate Radha Kant Tripathy, who had complained against the inordinate delay in making appointments.

Shortage of judges: Work together with judiciary, CJI tells government
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

On Monday, when Mukul Rohatgi showed up, Justice Khehar asked him to explore how to deal with the problem.

Setback for 400 private schools on Delhi govt land: No fee hike without govt nod, says SC
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

According to agreements between over 400 schools and the Delhi Development Authority, prior approval from the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DoE) is imperative to enhance school fee.

Coal scam: Supreme Court asks CBI to probe its former director Ranjit Sinha
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The court said that it trusted CBI for conducting an impartial and fair investigation and that there was no need to set up a probe team outside CBI in view of the change in guard.

Supreme Court orders schools on public lands not to hike fee without government approval
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar said that schools should shut down and vacate immediately if they are unwilling to abide by the condition on fee hike.

Upholding appointment of the CJI, Supreme Court gives list of reasons
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Justice Khehar took oath as the CJI on January 4.

Delhi: People shouldn’t pay for govt-LG Mahabharat, says Supreme Court
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The Delhi government had often been at odds with former L-G Najeeb Jung, who resigned in December. Anil Baijal took his place.

Jallikattu Ordinance draft by TN gets Centre’s approval
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Centre cleared the final legal hurdles in holding Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu over the weekend by approving Tamil Nadu’s draft

AG bats for institutional units, wants their voting rights restored
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

AG Mukul Rohatgi sought a recall of the main judgment which had stripped full member status and voting rights from Railways, Services and AIU.

BCCI officials get nine more lives
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Unexpected relief for board as Supreme Court questions list of administrators, modifies order to take cumulative 9-year cap to 18

Divorce decree by church invalid, can’t override law: SC
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Citing triple talaq, petitioner had sought legal sanctity for canon law

CJI refused urgent hearing against CBI chief contender Rupak Kumar Dutta
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Senior lawyer Nidesh Gupta mentioned Dutta’s name before the CJI on Monday while seeking an urgent hearing of a case against the senior IPS officer.

SC issues notice to WhatsApp, Centre on data privacy
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The bench, also comprising Justice D Y Chandrachud, is dealing with the plea, which has sought blocking of information sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook in recognition of users’ right to privacy.

India’s ‘magnanimity and generosity’ cannot be taken for granted, says Supreme Court
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The apex court said that everyone must show reverence to the laws here.

Pay or go to jail… enough indulgence: Supreme Court to Sahara chief
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

In May last year, the bench, led by Justice Thakur, had ordered for release of Roy on parole following the death of his mother and the relief was subsequently extended on the condition of his depositing additional money.

No prior restraint on media: Supreme Court underlines
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The bench, also comprising Justice D Y Chandrachud, underscored the right of the media as enshrined under Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution that guarantees freedom of speech and expression.

SC rejects Jallikattu plea for early order, protests erupt in Tamil Nadu
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A leading Jallikattu organiser told The Indian Express that they have decided to organise the sport this year even if it meant going against the apex court ruling.

Inadmissible and loose: SC strikes down plea for Birla, Sahara diaries probe
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

These documents purportedly reflected payments to various politicians, including Narendra Modi during his time as Gujarat Chief Minister.

SC: Appoint members of public bodies on merit
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Madras High Court had last month quashed a government order appointing 11 members to the Tamil Nadu PSC, saying the constitutional process was not followed.

HC judge will appear in SC to argue against collegium’s transfer move
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Not just this, the high court also wants the judge to return 12 files that are allegedly still in his possession.

Kerala tops states with pending matrimonial cases in family courts
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

50,000 cases of discord cleared in 2015, over 52,000 on wait list; Bihar follows with 50,847 pending cases

Judge can’t shut a criminal case by its end result: SC
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The apex court said that the trial court’s order had “no effect in the law” and had dangers of eroding faith in the system.

SC bars Aircel from trading its 2G, says can’t use assets of nation and not face its law
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Aircel-Maxis case: The Supreme Court bench asked the DoT and Ministry of Communication and Telecom to devise modalities in the meantime to ensure Aircel subscribers are not affected.

SC warns HCs against granting bail when probe is not stayed
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The court order came as it set aside a directive by Hyderabad High Court not to arrest three men, accused in a case of rioting and attempt to murder

Private firms collecting Aadhaar data not a great idea, says SC
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The apex court had earlier permitted voluntary use of Aadhaar cards in social welfare schemes such as LPG subsidy, PDS, MGNREGA, pension schemes and provident fund.

Sahara case: Enough material on record to direct probe, Prashant Bhushan tells SC
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

‘If no probe in this case, then in no case can SC order probe’

EC wants poll candidates to reveal their source of income
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Seeks SC order, wants children’s assets, income disclosed.

Will keep praying for judiciary to be fearless, says T S Thakur
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

T S Thakur appealed to the lawyers to make sure the judiciary remains “independent and fearless”.

Wit, humour and anecdotes lighten mood at CJI T S Thakur’s farewell
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The CJI-designate recollected how he had pulled Thakur’s leg over a Harris jacket, which he had said he had bought from New York.

Dissent: Curbs free speech, negates history of prejudice
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Issues of religion, caste, are crucial to maintaining a stable balance in the governance of the nation.

Re-promulgation of ordinances fraud on Constitution: SC
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The judgment, authored by Justice D Y Chandrachud, held that ordinances issued under Articles 123 or 213 have the same force and effect as a law enacted by the legislature

Can’t seek votes in name of religion, caste: Supreme Court
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The third class will include religious and spiritual leaders, often engaged by candidates to mobilise their followers.

Supreme Court sacks BCCI chief, secretary; Anurag Thakur says ‘all the best’
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Supreme Court also issued a showcause notice to Anurag Thakur, under charges of perjury and contempt of court, for allegedly lying under oath.

Anurag Thakur sacked, Supreme Court to constitute new BCCI board
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

Supreme Court will also replace the top brass of BCCI with a panel of administrators.

Intelligence Bureau takes Assam property fight to SC
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

A bench of Justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra agreed to hear the IB, through the Union of India, and admitted its appeal recently.