• SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida April 11, 2014

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • SC stays Delhi nursery admissions, process delayed further April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed nursery admissions in Delhi. This comes after the High Court vacated stay on the admissions earlier this month. The applicants who had secured a seat in more than one school were asked to zero in on a school till April 9 or...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea questioning SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving a clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The apex court also declined the plea to reconstitute the SIT for a probe into the riots case. The SIT...
  • Sahara tells SC that it can pay only Rs 2,500 crore immediately April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sahara Group made another proposal to the Supreme Court on Thursday, but in vain. Sahara lawyers have now told the Supreme Court that it is not possible for them to raise Rs 10,000 crore needed to get Sahara chief Subrata Roy interim bail. The lawyers have told...
  • SC commutes deathpenalty of Delhi blast convict Bhullar to life March 31, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday commuted death sentence of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment. The apex court has commuted his sentence on two grounds - Bhullar was suffering mental illness and the court said that there has been inordinate delay of 8 years by...
  • SC stays trial against Italian marines in the fishermen killing case March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the trial against Italian marines in the probe case of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast. The marines had challenged the jurisdiction of the National Investigating Agency in probing the case. The SC has issued a notice to the NIA and...
  • Uphaar tragedy: Sushil Ansal goes abroad, SC raises the red flag March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over Uphaar case accused Sushil Ansal traveling abroad without the court's consent. Ansal had gone abroad for medical treatment. Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal have been convicted by the court to serve 1 year in jail in the Uphaar case. Lawyer for...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Srinivasan should step down for fair probe, says SC March 25, 2014

    The Supreme Court has suggested that BCCI president N Srinivasan should step down from his post to allow a 'fair' IPL probe, giving the board two days to decide. ...
  • IPL spot-fixing: SC says Srinivasan should step down for fair probe March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday came down hard on it and said that in its view BCCI president N Srinivasan should step down, until when a fair probe into the betting and spot-fixing in...
  • Register defence personnel as voters at their posting place: SC to EC March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief for defence personnel, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Election Commission to register the military personnel as general voters in the constituencies where they are posted. SC also says defence personnel stationed in peace stations as on January, 2014 and till date may register...
  • Jaswant may quit BJP, says the fight is between 'real' BJP and 'fake' BJP March 22, 2014

    Barmer: Senior leader Jaswant Singh is likely to quit from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and contest as an Independent from his home town of Barmer in Rajasthan, sources say. Despite making it clear that he wanted to contest from Barmer as it would be his last Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC stays death penalty of convicts Mukesh, Pawan till March 31 March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Delhi gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the execution of two convicts, Pawan and Mukesh, till March 31. Pawan and Mukesh had moved the apex court challenging their conviction and death sentence a short while ago. The SC order comes...
  • Sindhuratna fire: PIL in SC demands Rs 1 crore for officers' families March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a Rs 1 crore compensation to the families of the victims of the INS Sindhuratna fire. The PIL also demands a court monitored investigation into the incident. The Navy had said human error led to the...
  • SC asks Law Commission to frame guidelines on hate speeches March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Refusing to go into the details what constitutes to be considered hate speeches, the Supreme Court has referred the matter to the Law Commission of India to look into the question of hate speeches. In 2013, there was a petition by the Pravasi Bharti Sangathan in the apex...