Utkarsh Anand


Supreme Court rejects HC ruling: No sovereignty for J-K outside Constitution of India
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

The bench called it “disturbing” that various parts of a judgment in appeal by the J&K High Court spoke of the absolute sovereign power of the state.

Hearing on Sahara-Birla papers: Prashant Bhushan questions Justice Khehar’s presence, angry bench says not fair
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Bhushan’s contentions had come after Justice Khehar said that the lawyer was making “serious allegations in a non-serious matter” and that he had nothing to corroborate the accusations.

Setback for telcos: SC allows state govts to levy property tax on mobile towers
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and PC Pant held that towers are to be taxed as ‘land’ and ‘building’

SC questions Govt on cash hauls, Mukul Rohatgi cites ‘revolution’
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Muslims in IAF can’t keep beard on religious grounds: SC
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur added that regulations do not interfere with religious rights of individuals and that they have the sanctity of ensuring discipline.

SC orders closure of liquor shops along all highways
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The apex court said that all current licenses to owners will expire from April 1 and no new licences will be ordered.

To escape perjury charge, Supreme Court asks Anurag Thakur to apologise
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Apex Court said prima facie evidence against BCCI president about seeking a letter from ICC to inquire if one of the recommended reforms meant government interference.

Remarks on Gandhi, Bose: SC dismisses Katju’s appeal against Parliament resolution
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The court remained unimpressed with Katju's arguments that the Parliament could not have passed the resolution without hearing him.

SC over-rules HC, says High Court judges can’t avoid airport frisking
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

A bench led by CJI set aside an order passed 11 years ago by the Rajasthan HC, which had directed airport authorities to exempt HC judges from pre-embarkation security checks.

Supreme Court: Elected Delhi government should have some powers
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

In April, the HC had ruled that Delhi continues to remain a Union Territory under the Constitution with the L-G as its administrative head.

Sahara, Birla papers: SC says don’t see smallest material to back charge
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Prashant Bhushan relied upon some purported email communications of officers to allege that bribes were paid to the then Gujarat CM and others.

Spurt in bad loans: SC to ask graduates from IIM, law school to prepare report
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Apex court would seek assistance of the young graduates to study the matter, reflect upon “what ails the system” and suggest steps to recover the money.

Film Fest plea: If you have to stand 40 times for anthem, you must, says SC
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

The bench, however, clarified that the disabled need not stand “but must show such conduct which is commensurate with respect” for the anthem.

Was cash policy done on impulse, was mind applied? SC asks Centre
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

It further asked if the government had any estimate of the “gestation period” after which the problems of liquidity will be resolved.

House panel on justice warns: National security clause gives Govt veto power
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The Committee apprehends that the government may reject any name duly approved by the Supreme Court collegium under the veil of those parameters.

Supreme Court rejects Reliance-Power’s commercial operation date for Sasan UMPP
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton F Nariman underlined that the constitutional court must step in and “thwart any waiver” of contractual obligations if it was contrary to public interest.

SC allows BCCI to spend Rs 1.33 crore for matches
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

SC made it clear that payments to the associations hosting the matches have to be done through pay orders or cheques and no payment will go to the host.

Anurag Thakur to Supreme Court: Lodha reforms will lead to chaos
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

A bench led by CJI TS Thakur was supposed to examine Anurag Thakur's affidavit on Monday but the matter will now be taken up on Friday.

Proof against Delhi gangrape accused suspect: Amicus to SC
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

A senior advocate and an amicus curiae in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, told SC that it was possible that not all accused were involved in the offence

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.