SUPEREME COURT

  • Gilani contempt case in Pakistan SC today February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Supreme Court will be hearing the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday. The court has sent Gilani a notice for not implementing a directive seeking action against President Asif Ali Zardari on corruption charges. Gilani had appeared before the court...
  • RK Anand to challenge order on Nira Radia book May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Lawyer RK Anand will move the Delhi High Court seeking vacation of the stay on release and circulation of his book 'Close encounters with Nira Radia'. "Next week, we will file an application (before the high court) for vacation of stay," he told reporters. The book was released on...
  • Modi alleges political interference in RCA poll February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The upcoming elections to the factionridden Rajasthan Cricket Association today turned murkier with a district association supporting its President Lalit Modi complaining to the Supreme Court of interference of the state government and its bureaucracy. "It is submitted that a lot of political influence and bureaucratic pressure is...
  • SC notice to Centre on closure of PSU vaccine units February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel on Wednesday criticised the health ministry for cancelling the licenses of three publicsector vaccine manufacturing units, which had led to shortage of vital vaccines, and asked it to revoke the order at the earliest. The committee, headed by Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, said the three...
  • SC suggests police reforms, netas still partial February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: AN Roy's dismissal by the Mumbai High Court has just made the whispers in the corridor louder. Leaning towards top bureaucrats especially police men is a temptation hard to resist for any politician. I cant say that it does not exist, but parties need to make the line...
  • Apex court favours separate jail for terrorists February 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Separate highsecurity prisons should be built in states to house terrorists and gangsters, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday while stating that law and order and prisons are state subjects. A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam passed the ruling while hearing a lawsuit seeking enhanced...
  • SC grants bail to Ansals, victims' families unhappy January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: When she started her fight for justice 12 years back Neelam Krishnamoorthy never thought that one day the courts would let her down. The bail for the Ansal brothers in the Upahaar case has left her disappointed. I am very dissatisfied, very disillusioned. The Ansals have been successful...
  • SC judge recuses himself from hearing the Ansals bail January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Supreme Court judge B N Agrawal on Friday recused himself from hearing the bail plea of real estate tycoons Sushil and Gopal Ansal in the Uphaar fire case after counsel Ram Jethmalani expressed reservations about the matter being placed before a bench that included him. A bench headed by...
  • Supreme Court says EC can ban exit polls January 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday clarified that it had never prevented the Election Commission from banning exit polls and opinion surveys during elections. "The Election Commission is free to frame its guidelines to regulate publication of exit polls," a bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam said. The...
  • Hang corrupt people in public: SC March 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Observing that everyone wants to loot India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said the only way to rid the country of corrupt elements was to hang a few of them in full public view. "The only way to rid the country of corruption is to hang a few of...