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Rafale fighter deal: SC reserves order, says will decide if its pricing should be made public
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

As the Bench, which also comprised Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, concluded the hearing, the Centre defended the secrecy clause of the Rafale deal, saying adversaries may get an advantage if all the details are disclosed.

Kargil War to defence procurement policy: Sharp exchanges in SC on Rafale deal case
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Concluding his submissions while defending the Rafale deal, Venugopal said that he was told that many of the lives lost in the Kargil War was because the enemy was on top of hills at an advantageous position.

CVC submits Alok Verma report, pulled up by Supreme Court over delay
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta handed over the report in sealed covers to a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul. They took it on record and fixed November 16 for hearing the matter next.

Rafale deal: MMRCA delay allowed India’s adversaries to upgrade, says government
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Pricing details of 36 Rafale fighters being bought from France submitted in sealed cover to Supreme Court. On October 31, hearing PILs questioning the government-to-government deal between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in flyaway condition.

Supreme Court allows five more papers for NRC claim, last date extended
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

The solution, the bench said, was “rigorous verification” as suggested by coordinator Hajela. It “allowed” Hajela “through his team” to carry out “a vigorous process of verification to ensure that only eligible persons are included in the NRC”.

Submit Rafale’s price details and offset partner terms in sealed cover within 10 days: Supreme Court to Govt
Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph also asked the Centre to share information which can be brought in the public domain with the petitioners.

Asthana toh apna aadmi hai: Phone intercept in CBI officer AK Bassi plea to Supreme Court
Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Bassi was investigating not just the FIR registered by CBI on October 15 against Asthana but also the wedding of his daughter in Vadodara in 2016.

Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath govt for speedy hearing, SC lists it for January
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, representing Ramlalla Virajman (idol of the infant Ram at the Ayodhya site), pleaded that the matter of hearing the appeals be taken up in November itself.

SC sets 2-week limit for probe into CBI chief, reins in Govt appointee
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

The bench declined to take up for hearing a petition filed by Rakesh Asthana, saying “you missed the bus”.

Alok Verma sent on leave: No due process, quash the order, CBI Director tells SC
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The “impugned orders”, his plea said, “are manifestly arbitrary, sans natural justice and without due process thereby violating Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution”.

Sabarimala row: Supreme Court to decide today on listing review petitions
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

While the CPM-led ruling LDF is going to launch a campaign at the district level from Tuesday “to expose the BJP stand on the issue’’, the BJP will decide its next course of action after the Supreme Court decides on listing the hearing of review petitions.

Supreme Court judge declines invite to Trinidad and Tobago meet
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

CJI Gogoi, who took over on October 3, has repeatedly expressed concern about the mounting backlog of cases. Moving to tackle this, the CJI last week came out with some directions and asked judges not to take leave on working days, except in emergencies.

Supreme Court rejects Congress pleas on VVPAT, draft voter list format
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

On the plea for random VVPAT verification, the bench noted that similar prayers had been raised in an earlier petition and the Attorney General had then informed the court that “guidelines have already been brought by the Election Commission of India”.

Rafale deal: Supreme Court tells Centre to give details of decision-making process
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Submit in sealed cover by Oct 29, don’t need info on pricing, technical specs: SC

Supreme Court seeks government report that indicted J&J on faulty hip implants
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

The committee’s report concluded that the Indian arm of Johnson & Johnson “suppressed” key facts on the harmful aftermath of surgeries conducted on hundreds of patients in the country using “faulty” hip replacement systems it imported and sold.

Seven Rohingya men sent back to Myanmar, Supreme Court refuses to intervene
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

An official at the Myanmar Embassy in New Delhi told The Indian Express that the men were detained on arrival in the “illegal migrant case” for verification, and would be allowed to go back to their villages.

New CJI Ranjan Gogoi: No urgent mentioning, will work out parameters first
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

This marked a shift from his predecessor, former CJI Dipak Misra’s practice of allocating the first 20 minutes of every working day for mentioning urgent matters.

Farewell speech: CJI Dipak Misra hails independence of judiciary, says Supreme Court is supreme
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

Stating that he has always dealt with cases with equity, Dipak Misra said: "The tears of a poor man are equal to the tears of a rich man. Tears are tears and, to me, tears are pearls. I have to collect them with equity, justice and my Constitutional perception," Misra said.

Arrest of activists not over dissent, says SC in 2-1 ruling, declines to interfere in case
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar, who delivered the majority decision and said the “investigating officer is free to proceed” against the accused, rejected the plea to order a probe by a Special Investigation Team.

SC removes gender barrier, throws open Sabarimala to women of all ages
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Justice Indu Malhotra said, “The religious practice of restricting the entry of women between the ages of 10 to 50 years is in pursuance of an ‘essential religious practice’” and “notions of rationality cannot be invoked in matters of religion by courts”.

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