PETITION

  • SC to hear petition seeking regulations to prevent politicians from overstaying in government quarters November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking regulations to prevent political leaders from overstaying in government accommodations. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice to the Centre after the former CAG raised the issue of former ministers and retired bureaucrats overstaying in government accommodations. The PIL challenges...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court admits Imran Khan's petition to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as PM September 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dragged to the Supreme Court by an opposition party member for allegedly lying in Parliament over asking the army to mediate with anti-government protesters. Ishaq Khan Khakwani of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, filed the request through his counsel Irfan Qadir. Ghulam Muhammad...
  • SC notice to Centre on farmers' suicide September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking direction to take steps to prevent the increasing number of suicides by the farmer in different parts of the country on account of their difficult financial conditions. There is a suicide by a farmer...
  • Review petitions by death row convicts to be heard by 3 judges in open court: SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down new rules on review petitions filed by death row convicts. The court ruled that petitions by death row convicts will be heard by a bench of three judges in an open court. Earlier, the petitions were heard in the chambers of...
  • SC to deliver judgement in coal blocks allocation today August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a judgement in coal blocks allocation on Monday, based on a petition alleging irregularities in the allotment of coal blocks to private parties was made in 2012. The petition challenged the allocations during the UPA and NDA regimes to private parties...
  • Petition filed in SC challenging Bombay HC order on dahi handi events August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging Bombay High court's order on Dahi Handi celebrations, which had banned the participation of minors in the event. The high court had suggested that the height of human pyramids during Janmashtami festival be regulated. The pyramids formed to...
  • Kerala High Court notice to Tharoor on election petition July 31, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. Justice Bhavadasan, while admitting the election petition filed by S Suresh, Thiruvananthapuram District President of BJP,...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: Late Captain Saurabh Kalia's family awaits justice July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Captain Saurabh Kalia was an officer of the Indian Army who died during the 1999 Kargil war where he was held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistani forces. Saurabh Kalia, then 23 and just a month old in the Army, had been on a patrol duty...
  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Petition filed in court accusing Vaidik of sedition July 17, 2014

    Chandauli: A complaint was filed on Thursday in a local court against senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik accusing him of sedition over his meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his controversial remarks on Jammu and Kashmir. A lawyer Santosh Pathak moved the application against Vaidik in the court of Chief...
  • Delhi High Court seeks records pertaining to land acquisition for metro work July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) to produce the records relating to award of compensation payable to residents whose plots have been handed over to DMRC for metrorelated construction here in south Delhi. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul issued...
  • Election of Tharoor, three others challenged in Kerala HC June 30, 2014

    Kochi: Petitions challenging the election of former union minister Shashi Tharoor and three others in recent Lok Sabha polls were filed on Monday in the Kerala High Court. Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (ManiKottayam), Anto Antony (CongressPathnamthitta) and P Karunakaran (CPIMKasaragod) are the others against whom the election petitions were...
  • HC quashes Rajasthan PreMedical Test 2014, orders reexamination June 27, 2014

    Rajasthan High Court quashed the Rajasthan PreMedical Test (RPMT) 2014 which was held last month and directed the state government to conduct the examination again. The order was given by a vacation judge bench of Justice M Rafiq. A group of students, who appeared for the examination, had approached the court...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents write mercy petition to President June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: There is a high drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the residents have not let the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials to enter the society compound on Sunday. The defiant residents wrote a mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee under article 143(1) of the Constitution urging him to seek...
  • Government to move SC for possession of 'Udaipur House' in Delhi May 30, 2014

    Rajasthan government has decided to move Supreme Court against Delhi government to take possession of the 'Udaipur House' located in Civil Lines area in the national capital, a senior official said. "Delhi government is not giving the possession of Udaipur House to the Rajasthan government. It has been vacated by them...
  • Tremendous pressure on judges dealing with Sahara case: Justice Radhakrishnan May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after a bench comprising of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice JS Khehar dismissed Sahara group chief Subrata Roy's petition for releasing him and two other directors of the group from jail, Justice Radhakrishnan has now revealed that there was tremendous pressure on both the judges while they...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy petition. Bhullar...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • SC stays proceedings against Sushma Swaraj on poll petition February 13, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed against BJP MP Sushma Swaraj by her rival Congress nominee Rajkumar Patel seeking annulment of her election from Vidisha during the last Lok Sabha polls. A bench comprising justices S S Nijjar and...
  • Supreme Court rejects Pervez Musharraf's review petition January 30, 2014

    In a setback to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his petition seeking a review of its verdict that declared as unconstitutional the 2007 emergency imposed by the embattled former dictator. A 14judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, said the time period for filing an appeal...
  • AntiSikh riots: HC to hear plea against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday be hearing a petition against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 antiSikh riots. The High Court had declined to grant a stay on the Central Bureau of Investigation probe against him. A Delhi court had in April...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Victim moves Supreme Court against Mulayam January 13, 2014

    A contempt petition has been filed against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Uttar Pradesh government in the Supreme Court by one of the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots. The victim was protesting against a comment made by Mulayam where he had said that the victims at relief camps were...
  • Social activist files petition to stop eviction of riot victims from relief camps January 4, 2014

    A petition was handed over on Saturday to the district magistrates of Shamli and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh against the forced eviction of people living in camps after last September's riots left them displaced. Petitioner Shehzad Poonawalla, a rights activist, not satisfied with the response of officials, also launched an indefinite...
  • Petition filed against Pervez Musharraf's possible exit from Pakistan January 3, 2014

    A petition seeking to restrain hospitalised former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf from travelling abroad for treatment was filed in a court in Islamabad on Friday by the son of a slain cleric of the radical Lal Masjid. Haroon Rasheed, son of cleric Abdul Rasheed, asked the Islamabad High Court to...
  • Gujarat: HC issues notice to state government on Narayan Sai's petition November 25, 2013

    The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government upon a petition filed by Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, who is seeking quashing of an arrest warrant issued by a Surat court last month in connection with the sexual assault case against him. Justice Harsha Devani posted the...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses petition on unauthorised activity on defence land November 5, 2013

    Six months after a contempt notice was issued to a top Army official by the Allahabad High Court, the petition has been dismissed as withdrawn following the court's observation that "by no stretch of imagination" did it appear that any construction work was undertaken in the cantonment area in violation...
  • Plea filed against PM's SL visit in Madras HC October 23, 2013

    Madras: A writ petition has been filed against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka in the Madrs High Court. The Transnational Government for Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has filed this petition in the court against Singh's visit for the Commonwealth conference. The Eelam has also sent this petition to the...
  • Madras HC dismisses plea on passing bill on judges retirement age October 2, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition which sought a direction to the Centre to enhance the retirement age for judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court. The First Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, rejected the petition filed by an advocate...
  • SC initiates contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took suomoto cognizance over the alleged contemptuous remarks that former Army Chief General VK Singh made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The General had made...
  • Bengal IPS officer moves court against Mamata Banerjee September 27, 2013

    Alleging police inaction, senior IPS officer Nazrul Islam on Friday filed a petition before a city court seeking investigations against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and three government officials on a complaint he filed last month. Islam, an additional director generalrank officer, in his August 17 complaint accused Banerjee, Chief...