Utkarsh Anand


Govt should bring new law to set up independent body to appoint judges: Shiva Kirti Singh
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Justice Singh was not on the Constitution Bench that quashed the constitutional amendment to replace collegium system with NJAC.

Judges’ appointments: Returned 43 of 77 names preferred by collegium
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur was informed by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that while 34 appointments have been done, 43 names have been sent back to the collegium.

For slamming judges in blogs, SC issues contempt notice to Markandey Katju
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Not scared: ex-SC judge to bench that wanted him evicted.

Entry tax on goods from other states constitutional: Supreme Court
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A nine-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur held by majority that state governments could impose taxes on good imported from other states even if similar goods are manufactured within its territory.

Supreme Court strikes down Punjab law on SYL canal, ruling heats up election run-up
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

The judgment is a huge setback for the SAD-BJP alliance ahead of the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

Delhi pollution: Why allow crackers at religious functions, says Supreme Court
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Supreme Court Tuesday observed that it may completely ban bursting of firecrackers, including during religious festivals.

Come clear on Bulandshahr gangrape ‘remark’, SC tells Azam Khan
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The incident took place on July 29, when a family from Noida was stopped on the highway near Bulandshahr by an armed gang.

Supreme Court allows BCCI to spend Rs 58 lakhs on India-England 1st Test in Rajkot
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The Supreme Court court, however, added the caveat that the sanctioned payment shall be made directly to the parties.

NDTV ban on hold until we examine its submission: I&B Ministry
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The order came after four NDTV officials, including its co-founder Prannoy Roy, met Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu.

UP government’s aid to Shivpal college arbitrary, CAG tells Supreme Court
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The CAG submitted its affidavit along with the audit inspection report

Courts more liberal on ‘cool-off’ clause
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The Divorce Act, which regulates separation among Christians, was framed in 1869 and borrowed its text from the English law, Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857.

Supreme Court slams, government rushes to clear 5 names for Delhi HC
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Out of the five names, the government expressed repeated objections regarding two.

SC slams Govt, says can’t let you decimate the system
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The bench told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that although the judiciary would not want a “clash” with any other institution, it was for the government to make sure such a situation is averted.

Examine need for guidelines on national anthem: SC to govt
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to the government, which will have to respond within three weeks to a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal.

BJP states to SC: Religion part of society, can’t spell out dos and don’ts of poll manifestos
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The CPI(M) also intervened in the matter. The state governments said the courts cannot pre-empt, define or spell out what can be permitted in an election manifesto.

Infants’ deaths in Valley Supreme Court asks Jammu and Kashmir HC to form panel to examine hospitals
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The High Court would be at liberty, after scrutinizing the report of the Expert Committee and upon hearing the relevant stakeholders...to issue appropriate directions and monitor compliance,” said the Supreme Court

SC dismisses corruption charges against Navjot Sidhu, revives trial under election law
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The Supreme Court Wednesday revived trial under the election law of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in connection with alleged malpractice during 2009 Lok Sabha polls when he was elected from Amritsar.

SC declines to reconsider 1995 order on meaning of Hindutva
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“We will not go into the larger debate as to what is Hindutva or what is its meaning," clarified the bench.

SC asks RBI: 87 owe Rs 85000 crore, why not make their names public
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Opposing the disclosure of names, counsel appearing for the RBI argued that there are some clauses of confidentiality in law that might not support such disclosure.

Women to get equal access inside Haji Ali, Trust tells SC
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Until 2011, men and women were granted equal access and were allowed to touch the mazaar in the sanctum sanctorum.

Akhilesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav assets case: Series of CBI U-turns, no final report yet
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

In September 2013, the CBI said it was closing the case for want of evidence but hasn’t yet filed the necessary closure report in the Supreme Court.

Ease of doing business: PM Narendra Modi, CJI push for arbitration to settle rows
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The government and the highest judiciary were at the same page to unburden courts of commercial disputes and hand these over to professionally trained arbitrators.

SC gives builder two days to hand over Gurgaon flat to MoS Rajyavardhan Rathore
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The apex court said the issue of compensation to be paid by the realty firm to Rathore for the delayed possession would be dealt with at a later stage.

SC pulls up AAP govt: ‘Stop blaming others, MLAs must keep Delhi clean too’
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Pointing at the garbage mounds near three landfill sites the court described the situation as “alarming”

Security forces burnt 160 homes in Chhattisgarh village in March 2011: CBI
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Chhattisgarh: Presenting a status report on its investigation, the CBI informed a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur that “160 houses in village Tadmetla were completely burnt during the police operation.”

Supreme Court turns off cash tap for BCCI, all deals need approval from Lodha panel
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The bench said that the committee will also appoint an independent auditor to scrutinise the board’s book of accounts and will oversee all financial bids "that will hereinafter be undertaken by the BCCI”.

SC okays fixing MRPs of drugs ; says pharma firms cares more about profit
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The court pointed out that not only is the drug industry in the country extremely large with heavy financial stakes but there was also lot at stake in it also for the consumers.

PILs on gau raksha: SC wants Centre, states to respond
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

“We will examine it. Let us take the response of others,” said a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy as it sought responses from the Centre and six state governments.

Supreme Court curtails BCCI’s financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The apex court also said 'not a single penny' should be given to state associations of the BCCI until they comply with the recommendations of the Lodha panel.

Tribal rights group moves SC against Uniform Civil Code
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The group, which claimed to be representing interests of 11 crore tribals, has stated that any direction to impose the Uniform Civil Code would adversely affect their distinct customs, culture and heritage.

Cauvery water dispute: No change, SC tells Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs daily
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra also directed both states to ensure peace and harmony and added that people should not be allowed to become law unto themselves.

Soumya rape-cum-murder case: SC asks ex-judge Markandey Katju to show up and justify blog
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Katju, in his Facebook post on September 16, had criticised the judgment, saying it needed to be reviewed in open court since it was “regrettable that the court has not read Section 300 carefully.

‘Letter’ to ICC president Shashank Manohar ties BCCI chief Anurag Thakur in knots
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Anurag Thakur denied having made a request to ICC to write to BCCI that Lodha panel's intervention was like interference.

BCCI vs Lodha panel: Suspense continues, Supreme Court order reserved
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Supreme Court to decide whether to impose monetary sanctions on BCCI, and make Lodha’s approval mandatory for cricket contracts.

Long wait ahead before SC hears triple talaq, polygamy
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The next hearing on the matter, which involves Muslim women petitioners, religious organisations, rights groups and the government, was slated to be held on October 18.

SC to revisit judgments on Hindutva and Hinduism
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The BJP had underlined one such judgment from 1995 in its election manifestos and to counter accusations of it being communal, to assert that even the apex court has endorsed the true meaning of Hindutva and Hinduism.