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SUPREME COURT NEWS

SC seeks replies of Centre, 11 states on PIL for payment of dues to sugarcane-producing farmers

August 04, 2021 4:32 pm

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Jusitce Surya Kant took note of the submissions of senior advocate Anand Grover, that the sugarcane suppliers be paid their dues within 14 days of the supply across the country as envisaged by an order of the Allahabad High Court.

After SC stay on NGT order, Delhi parks to once again host marriages, functions

August 04, 2021 11:28 am

Corporation staff will ensure greenery is not damaged and the money earned from such bookings will also be spent on the upkeep of the parks and increasing green cover.

Pegasus row: Editors Guild files plea in Supreme Court for SIT probe

August 04, 2021 5:20 am

The citizens of India, the Guild said, have a right to know if the government is infringing the limits of its authority under the Constitution and what steps have been taken to safeguard their fundamental rights.

Preventive detention only if detenu affects or likely to affect public order, SC rules

August 03, 2021 1:46 am

A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Hrishikesh Roy said that a liberal meaning cannot be given to the expression public order in the context of preventive detention statute.

Father of Kerala woman in Afghan jail moves SC

August 03, 2021 11:29 am

The plea by V J Sebastian Francis urged the court to direct the concerned authorities to take action to extradite his daughter Sonia Sebastian alias Ayisha and her daughter.

SC notice to states, HCs on cases still registered under scrapped Sec 66A

August 03, 2021 7:31 am

“As this matter pertains to not only the courts but the police as well, in fitness of things notice be issued to all States & UTs and Registrar of High Courts,” a bench of Justices R F Nariman and B R Gavai ordered while hearing the plea by the NGO People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

In Supreme Court, Maharashtra govt seeks empirical data on OBC from Centre

August 01, 2021 12:39 am

On March 4, the SC had quashed 27 per cent OBC quota in local bodies for want of empirical data on the backwardness of the community.

Maharashtra misses Supreme Court deadline for declaring HSC results

August 01, 2021 12:38 am

While students are getting more anxious about the delay and demanding that the board release the results at the earliest, board officials said they have been working overnight for the same.

Delhi-Alwar RRTS project in public interest: SC panel report

August 01, 2021 8:19 am

Recommends to apex court to permit construction of a stretch of the proposed corridor under Aravali Biodiversity Park in Vasant Kunj and extended ridge area as it does not involve felling of trees

Seer files plea in SC seeking uniform code for religious, charitable endowments

July 31, 2021 4:50 pm

The plea has sought directions that Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs have similar rights to establish, manage, and maintain their religious places like Muslims, Parsis, and Christians.

SUPREME COURT PHOTOS

'Thank you RBG': Hundreds gather at Supreme Court to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

September 19, 2020 9:20 pm

Scores of memorial candles flickered in the wind along the front steps of the court as people knelt to leave bouquets of flowers, small American flags and handwritten condolence messages for Ginsburg, who died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

The other side of Mumbai's dance bars

February 08, 2019 10:27 am

As many as 700 dance bars across Mumbai and Maharashtra were shut down following the 2005 ban. The ban also pushed nearly 70,000 bar girls out of jobs, reportedly forcing many into prostitution

Did you know how firecrackers affect your health?

October 13, 2017 3:06 pm

A 2007 study, ‘Recreational Atmospheric Pollution Episodes: Inhalable Metalliferous Particles from Firework Displays’, published in Atmospheric Environment, had found that children are particular susceptible to pollution caused by firecrackers.

Jallikattu: Everything you need to know about the controversial sport, and more

January 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Jallikattu verdict: The Supreme Court will hear appeals against the Centre’s decision to allow the sport on Pongal in Tamil Nadu.

Internal 'self-assessment' mechanism important in judiciary: PM Narendra Modi

April 05, 2015 3:01 pm

PM Narendra Modi said that while the judiciary is getting powerful, it is necessary that it also becomes 'perfect' to live up to the people’s expectations.

SUPREME COURT VIDEOS

India will see swift progress once Ram temple is built: Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, RSS general secretary

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi hints at the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2025.

Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.

What Indu Malhotra, the only judge who disagreed on the Sabarimala verdict, said

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Justice Indu Malhotra said that it is not for courts to determine which religious practices are to be struck down.

Supreme Court allows women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

In a 4-1 majority verdict, the Supreme Court lifted the ban and said that it violates constitutional principles. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

What the Supreme Court did not address in its Aadhaar verdict

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

There are still many unanswered questions about aadhaar despite the Supreme Court's verdict of more than 1,400 pages. Usha Ramanathan tells us the concerns that the poor of India still have, what making aadhaar voluntary means and whether the linking