Apex Court

  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • SC refuses to modify its earlier order on Aadhaar card October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In a setback for Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday maintained its order that Aadhar card is not compulsory for availing social benefits. The apex court, however, agreed to give an urgent hearing to Centre on the issue. The Centre alongwith three oil PSUs - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL...
  • People with non-judicial background can be appointed as CIC members: SC September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Reviewing its earlier decision on the appointment of state and central Chief Information Commissioners, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that even people with non-judicial background can be appointed as members of CIC. It was a mistake of law, SC said while withdrawing its order on the appointment of...
  • Why no special schemes for rape victims, SC asks govt August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a note of the compensation offered to rape victims, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government why a special scheme has not been designed for the victims of such a henious crime. The apex court asked the central and the state governments if there are any social...
  • Unauthorised use of sirens, beacons should be dealt with strictly: SC August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that unauthorised use of sirens and beacons should be dealt with strictly and exemplary fines should be imposed on those violating the rule. The court said if the central government fails in making changes in the rules, it will pass the order....
  • Tell centre to scrap Sethu Samudram, TN urges SC April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Supreme Court to direct the central government not to proceed with the implementation of the Sethu Samudram Shipping Channel Project in the Palk Strait. The channel will facilitate navigation between India's east and west coasts. In his affidavit before the apex court,...
  • 'Lack of govt support reason for delay in justice' January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Lack of government support in states is one of the reasons for delay in justice delivery, Justice Madan B Lokur of the Supreme Court on Saturday said. He said only 0.4 per cent of the budgetary outlay is allocated to the judiciary. "Is justice delivery so unimportant that there...
  • Illegal mining: Rajastan gets notice from apex court June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on June 8 issued a notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition alleging that despite a ban, illegal mining was continuing in the state's Alwar district. An apex court vacation bench of Justice S.Radhakrishnan and Justice JS Khehar issued a notice on the petition of...
  • SC: Govt objects to RSS chief's Malegaon remarks March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday objected in the Supreme Court to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief's remarks on the Malegaon blasts when the court was hearing a plea by the case's key accused against the Bombay High Court order that allowed their custodial interrogation. Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal...
  • Dinakaran's appointment to apex court put on hold December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari admitted a plea for impeachment of Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial judge's elevation to the Supreme Court has been put on hold. "We have kept Justice Dinakaran's name in...
  • Apex court moves Delhi High Court over judges' assets October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday moved the Delhi High Court to challenge its ruling that the office of the chief justice of India came within the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The high court had also made it mandatory for apex court judges to disclose...
  • SC appoints judges bypassing collegium say December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court Collegium finally having its way overlooking Centre's reservations, Asok Kumar Ganguly, R M Lodha and H L Dattu were on Wednesday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan administered the oath to them at a simple...
  • BJP MLA sentenced for breaking seal April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court sentenced BJP MLA from Harinagar Harsharan Singh Balli to three months imprisonment for breaking the seals of certain unauthorised structures in Delhi which were earlier ordered to be sealed by the apex court. Balli was caught on camera breaking the seals of commercial premises sealed by...