Utkarsh Anand


Can’t lay down moral guidelines to stop Sardar jokes: SC
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

It expressed doubts whether the PIL filed by Sikh lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury would be maintainable in law for seeking directions to ban circulation of jokes on Sikhs and Sardars.

First time, SC moves against High Court judge for contempt
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The unprecedented move will see the seven senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of India, drawing up contempt proceedings against Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan.

Supreme Court collegium: Logjam breaks, 9 High Court chiefs named
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The recommendations signify a major move forward amid a long-drawn battle between the judiciary and the government over the authority to appoint judges.

Land leased to Leela Group Mumbai: Are you hand in glove with people who don’t pay, asks SC to Centre
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar called it “very unfortunate” that the Centre was “still making requests” and had not gone ahead to effectively retrieve money.

Supreme Court pulls up Tamil Nadu government over Jallikattu protests
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

“To say we want a law is one thing but to defy the court order is something else... We are only concerned about preserving the honour of this court...” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Rohinton F Nariman said.

Plea against CJI: SC bars two litigants for life from filing PILs
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

An SC bench also took strong exception to the petitioners making President Pranab Mukherjee a party to the case while seeking several directives against the current and former CJI.

Supreme Court picks former CAG Vinod Rai to head BCCI’s four-member panel
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

BCCI CEO and all other BCCI officials concerned with the board’s daily affairs will have to report to the administrators.

Farmer suicides: SC to examine policies of Centre, states
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

“The issue is sensitive and involves larger public interest," the bench said.

SC shuts final legal remedy for Sahara
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

On Tuesday, a bench led by Justice Dipak Misra declined to grant Sahara group a permission to file a curative petition – the last recourse available to a litigant who wants the principle judgment of the apex court revisited.

SC order on Civil services examinations: ‘Disabled can’t claim extra OBC quota perks’
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

A bench of Justices said that all differently abled candidates will get seven attempts in the civil services examination in accordance with the government’s policy of 2007

Government mulling law to manage cricket: Attorney General to Supreme Court
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The AG emphasised that the top court’s judgment on replacing top brass with a panel of administrators will have international ramifications on the status of BCCI.

Govt gets 2 weeks to fix process to verify SIM cards
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

It said that the government must set the ball rolling on the verification drive and fix a concrete deadline for completing the verification process.

SC sets 9-month deadline for government to roll out new TB drug regimen
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

“As far as possible, new patients shall be administered treatment under the daily dosage regimen,” held the court.

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.