Utkarsh Anand

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Supreme Court advice to Centre, Valley protesters: Take two steps back, talk

A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar also remarked that it would be appropriate if “both sides take two steps back” and “address core issues”.

Can’t keep hanging, pick Lokpal without Leader of Opposition: SC

The bench maintained that the government does not need to wait for the law to change so that the position of Leader of Opposition in the selection committee can be substituted with the leader of the single largest party in the Opposition.

Asks Sahara group to pay Rs 1,500 crore: SC extends Subrata Roy’s bail till June 15

The court gives go ahead to the Official Liquidator for preparation of the auction of Aamby Valley.

SC trashes Govt’s plea to recall verdict on probe into fake encounters in Manipur

In 2016, a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur had decided to to probe 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters by security forces and Manipur Police.

Can’t stop Parliament from enacting law: SC on Aadhaar

“We citizens don’t want to pay taxes. Shame on us. It is shameful. We are a kind of society where we want to evade taxes. We are not a tax-compliant society,” said a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan.

Reinstate T P Senkumar as DGP: Supreme Court to Kerala

Examining the Kerala Police Act 2011, which assures a minimum tenure of two years for DGPs, the court said there was no justification in law to displace Senkumar before the end of his term.

Kudankulam: SC seeks govt’s reply on nod to four Nuclear-units

Representing Sundarrajan, advocate Prashant Bhushan pointed out that in its 2013 judgment the court had confined itself to clearances to units 1 and 2, and did not examine CRZ approvals to other units.

Centre wants UID for all cows with details of horn, tail, breed, age

The bench posted the matter for detailed hearing on Tuesday.

Aadhaar for cattle? Each cow, progeny should get ‘Unique Identification Number’, Centre tells SC

Politics surrounding cow and the violence perpetrated in the name of cow protection has increased in the last few years.

Babri demolition case: 25 yrs later, LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti face trial

Criminal conspiracy charges restored, trial moved from Rae Bareli to Lucknow

L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti to face Babri trial with kar sevaks: Supreme Court

In the present case, crimes which shake the secular fabric of the Constitution of India have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago.

Pride for national anthem non-negotiable: Govt in SC

The bench also issued notice to the Centre on a similar PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay for making Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and other educational institutions.

Manipur: SC calls for SIT to probe rape charge against soldiers

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who has been defending the Army in a batch of matters relating to 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur in the last 20 years, was requested to adduce the names on Wednesday.

Centre opposes PIL seeking ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls

The existing legal regime under the RPA lays down that a politician convicted and sentenced to a jail term of two years or more shall be disqualified from contesting polls for six years from the date of his release from prison after conclusion of the term.

SC seeks Centre reply on Palekar petition against pre-censorship

The petition has appealed for quashing Section 4(1)(iii) of the Act, which empowers CBFC to carry out cuts.

SC orders auction of Sahara’s Aamby Valley township

Sahara was supposed to deposit more than Rs 5,000 crore in the Sebi-Sahara investors’ refund account by Monday to enable Roy remain out on bail but the group failed to do so.

Over Rs 500 cr defaults: SC gets loan defaulters’ names, in a sealed cover

RBI advocating to keep names secret in ‘economic interest’ of the country

SC orders auction of Sahara township in Aamby Valley

Sahara was supposed to deposit more than Rs 5,000 crore in the Sebi-Sahara investors’ refund account by Monday to enable Roy remain out on bail but the group failed to do so.

Recall verdict on Manipur probes, it’s affecting ops, Govt tells SC

Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and sought a hearing in open court of the curative petition filed by the government.

Govt to SC: Recall verdict on probe into Manipur encounters

Raising questions on deployment of security forces in Manipur under the AFSPA since 1958, the court had urged all the stakeholders “to find a lasting and peaceful solution to the festering problem”