Ashok Bagriya

  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers 27-08-2014 09:39 PM

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks 25-08-2014 10:07 PM

    The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The court has stopped short of de-allocation and posted the matter for further hearing on September...
  • SC declares all coal block allocations made from 1993 to 2010 as illegal, stops short of cancellation 25-08-2014 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur, and...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea against Judges Appointment Bill 25-08-2014 12:41 PM

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a bunch of petitions that challenged Narendra Modi government's efforts to change the method of appointment of judges. But the court said that the petitioners can challenge the government's view again at a later stage. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that...
  • Legislature, executive should not encroach upon the judiciary: CJI 15-08-2014 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in his Independence Day speech on Friday said that the legislature and executive should not encroach upon the judiciary. His remarks comes after Parliament on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the 121 Constitutional Amendment Bill. "All the organs...
  • 2G: SC asks for records of probe against Reliance, Swan Telecom as CBI seeks stay on trial 13-08-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the 2G trial case, the Supreme Court has called for records of the probe against ADAG-owned Reliance Telecom and Shahid Balwa's Swan Telecom after the Central Bureau of Investigation asked for a stay on the trial claiming new information. Allegations have been hurled...
  • Maintain status quo on Haryana gurudwaras for now: SC to SGPC and HSGMC 07-08-2014 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to maintain status quo on the management control of gurudwaras in Haryana prevailing on August 7 at 2:30 pm. The court ruling means that out of the 52 gurudwaras in Haryana, the...
  • SC directs Centre to end Delhi government deadlock 05-08-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: In a move to end the ongoing deadlock over government formation in Delhi, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to resolve the matter. The apex court has asked the Centre over what steps has it taken to facilitate the formation of a government in Delhi. Directing the Central...
  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 28-07-2014 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. The...
  • Government begins consultation on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill 28-07-2014 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Monday started the consultation process on Judicial Appointment Commission Bill seeking to change the collegium system. The meeting was called by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Attorney General Mukul Rohatagi and eminent jurists. The meeting was...
  • Justice Katju keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to ex-CJI RC Lahoti 22-07-2014 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1....
  • Former SC judge Markandey Katju alleges corruption in the appointment of judges 21-07-2014 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. Katju has alleged that a District Judge in Tamil Nadu was elevated to an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court despite charges of corruption against...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium 16-07-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are...
  • SC for stricter Juvenile Justice Act, says can't have a cut-off age for crime 15-07-2014 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. The apex court said,"You can't have a cut-off date for crime like you have for government jobs." Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts 14-07-2014 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both...
  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment 11-07-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 09-07-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convicts till July 22. The remarks came a day after S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv...
  • Sharia courts not legal, fatwas can't be issued against people's rights: SC 07-07-2014 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity. In a landmark judgement on Monday, the apex court said that fatwas cannot be issued against individuals if it affects his or her rights. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts...
  • Law Minister evades questions on the CJI vs Centre row 02-07-2014 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: In a high-profile showdown, the Chief Justice of India has taken on the Central government over the Gopal Subramanium row. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has refused to comment on the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the segregation of Gopal Subramanium's file was a mistake....
  • CJI hits out at Centre for segregating Gopal Subramanium's case in appointment of SC judge 01-07-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. "I fail to understand how the appointment to a high...
  • Sexual assault case: SC grants bail to Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal 01-07-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: In what comes as huge relief for Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the sexual assault case. Tejpal has told the court that he will not tamper with evidence or threaten witnesses. The Goa government had earlier opposed the grant...
  • Badaun gangrape: UP government suspends SSP, DM; transfers 42 officers 07-06-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Top officials in Uttar Pradesh are facing the brunt for the poor state of law and order in the state. The state government on Saturday suspended Badaun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Atul Saxena and District Magistrate (DM) Shambhunath Yadav in the gangrape and murder case of two...
  • Blow for Sahara, request for house arrest of Subrata Roy rejected 29-05-2014 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: There is no relief for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the idea of putting Roy under house arrest for the time being. The apex court has directed the Sahara group to get valuation of three properties which have been mortgaged with the...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear N Srinivasan's plea 22-05-2014 11:09 AM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan, in which he had requested the apex court to reinstate him as the BCCI chief for all non-IPL matters. Srinivasan's plea was filed on the grounds that the SC has presently appointed two...
  • Narendra Modi resigns as Gujarat CM, Anandiben likely to replace him 21-05-2014 03:39 PM

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi on Wednesday resigned as the Gujarat Chief Minister to take over as the Prime Minister. He handed over his resignation to Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal after he was felicitated during a special session of the Gujarat Chief. All eyes are now on who will be the new...
  • Gopal Subramaniam, Rohington Nariman likely to be appointed SC judges 14-05-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court Collegium is learnt to have the cleared the names of two senior advocates as judges to the Supreme Court. The two judges being nominated are Gopal Subramaniam and Rohington Nariman. The move is being considered as landmark as it comes after...
  • Snooping case: Woman's father asks SC to stop probe by Modi government 06-05-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the father of the woman involved in the snoopgate scandal has approached the Supreme Court seeking a restraint on the probe by the Gujarat government and the Central government. The father of...
  • No government permission needed to probe officers above Joint Secretary: SC 06-05-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: In a historic judgement, the Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court on Tuesday says that no permission is required from the government to investigate officers above the rank of Joint Secretary. The apex court strikes down Section 6A of the Delhi Police Act that makes government's permission mandatory senior...
  • Subrata Roy to stay in jail, SC rejects his writ petition 06-05-2014 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: In a setback for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court has rejected his writ petition challenging his detention. Roy will therefore, continue to stay in jail. Roy had challenged the apex court's jurisdiction to detain him in jail for not refunding investors' money. The court has asked...
  • EC can probe paid news, disqualify those lying about poll expenses: SC 05-05-2014 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission can probe complaints of paid news and disqualify candidates lying about their poll expenses. The remarks came in the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging Election Commission jurisdiction to probe his poll expenses. The Supreme...