Ananthakrishnan G

Articles By Ananthakrishnan G

SC orders ED probe into Amrapali Group fraud in collusion with govt, banks

The bench said the entire episode “goes to indicate how at large-scale middle-class home buyers have been defrauded of their hard-earned money, taken away by the affluent and the officials in connivance with each other. Law has to book all of them”.

‘SIMI meeting’: SC notice on NIA plea challenging acquittal of 5 accused

A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India issued the notice on the petition challenging the HC verdict of April 12 this year. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the NIA.

Centre, Assam officer’s report at odds over NRC re-verification

Urging the court to allow sample re-verification, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the CJI that there is a “growing perception across the state that there are exclusions and inclusions, which are wrong”.

Karnataka faceoff: Governor’s 2nd deadline passes, Speaker fixes Monday for trust vote

While the Opposition BJP insisted the trust be completed Friday, the Speaker stated that the debate on the trust vote should conclude by July 22 and underscored that the Chief Minister must face the trust vote Monday.

Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield

The Supreme Court made it clear that “until further orders, the 15 Members of the Assembly, ought not to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session of the House".

SC rules: Rebel Karnataka MLAs can’t be compelled to participate in trust vote

Karnataka crisis in SC: The bench, while pronouncing the order, said it was necessary to maintain the constitutional balance in the matter. The court said other issues raised in the matter would be decided at a later stage.

Karnataka: Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook

Thirteen Congress and three JD(S) MLAs have resigned since July 6, technically reducing the numbers of the coalition from 117 to 101 compared to the BJP’s 105 in the 224-member Karnataka House where the halfway mark is 113.

Centre, Assam move SC, seek NRC deadline extension, sample reverification

The Centre and state urged the court “to suitably modify the timeline fixed for publication of the final from 31st July 2019 to a future date”.

Karnataka heats up after SC orders status quo on rebel MLAs, Kumaraswamy seeks trust vote

Kumaraswamy later met the Speaker at a business advisory council meeting and asked him to schedule a confidence motion for Wednesday, July 16, the day after the hearing in the SC.

No stay on Maratha quota, but SC says can’t be retrospective

In Mumbai, GAD Secretary Shivaji Daund said: “Today’s statement by the SC will not have any bearing on the GR (government resolution) that was issued yesterday.

Ayodhya: Daily hearing from July 25 if mediation fails, says SC

Ruling on September 30, 2010, the Allahabad High Court had awarded a third each of the disputed 2.77 acres at the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site to the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Sunni Central Wakf Board, Uttar Pradesh and the idol Ramlalla Virajman. Appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against this verdict.

Karnataka: SC tells Speaker to decide, he says will go by rules

If the resignations are accepted, the 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka will lose majority, paving the way for the BJP to stake claim to form the government.

Karnataka crisis in SC: Rebel MLAs told to meet Speaker at 6 pm today, to be given security

In their petition, the legislators accused the Speaker of acting in a “partisan and mala fide protect the government in power which is in a minority”.

SC judge hits out at stay on demolition in Kochi by another bench

On May 8, the bench of Justices Mishra and Sinha had ordered the demolition of five apartment complexes — with over 300 units — in Maradu municipality area of Kochi for flouting CRZ guidelines. The court directed that the structures should be demolished within a month.

Right to liberty not negotiable, release journalist, Supreme Court tells UP govt

Prashant Kanojia was arrested for allegedly making “objectionable comments” against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.

On lawyers’ strike in Bengal, two Supreme Court benches make opposite statements

In separate orders, two vacation benches of the top court on Friday made opposite statements on the situation — one to allow the relief sought, and the other to deny it.

Morphed photo of Mamata: SC grants bail to BJP worker, tells her to apologise

The bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna, after hearing Sharma’s bail plea, ordered: “The detenue, Priyanka Sharma, is directed to be immediately released on bail. The detenue shall, however, at the time of release, tender an apology in writing for putting up/sharing the pictures complained of on her Facebook account.”

Today, Supreme Court will hear arrested Bengal BJP functionary’s petition

Priyanka Sharma is learnt to have questioned the state police invoking the now defunct Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. The Supreme Court had struck down the provision as unconstitutional in 2015.

SC/ST quota in promotions: Supreme Court OKs Karnataka law

The Supreme Court underlined that quota for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is “not at odds with the principle of meritocracy” and is “true fulfilment of effective and substantive equality by accounting for the structural conditions into which people are born”.

Ayodhya hearing: SC grants time to mediators till August 15

Ayodhya dispute: The Bench also allowed the parties to file their objections, if any, to the translations of the various documents which is being undertaken by the SC Registry.