Supreme Court

  • No attempt to derail judicial process in 2G scam: CBI 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Under attack from some NGOs that it was allegedly stalling probe in the 2G scam, the CBI on Wednesday said there was no attempt to put any impediment in the judicial process and claimed that facts in the case were being twisted before the Supreme Court. As CBI finalises...
  • SC order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress 55 minutes ago

    In a landmark observation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea against the appointment of ministers with criminal background and put the onus firmly on the Prime Minister. ...
  • Ministers with criminal background: Time to see if PM acts on SC advice, says Congress 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a moral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has completely put the onus on him on whether he would want to appoint ministers with criminal backgrounds. The court ruling has put the spotlight on Modi, with the Congress now awaiting the Prime Minister's next...
  • SC dismisses PIL on appointment of ministers with criminal background, says it's up to the PM 5 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not,"...
  • SC to decide on PIL seeking removal of cabinet ministers with criminal background 7 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a key verdict on Wednesday on a public interest litigation seeking the removal of cabinet ministers with criminal backgrounds. In an earlier hearing it was argued that those with a criminal past should not be made a part of the cabinet....
  • Petition filed in SC to keep CBI Director Ranjit Sinha away from 2G case 22 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from investigation and prosecution in 2G case, alleging that he is trying to protect some influential accused in the scam. The application, filed by an NGO, Centre for Public...
  • Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand 23 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over top-ranking Army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and kept its option open to order probe in all Army commands. Indicating that it may consider a...
  • SC issues notice to Mayawati in DA case, gives her 3 weeks to respond Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case. The court has given her three weeks to respond to the notice. CBI had in May 2014 had informed the Supreme Court that it had evidence to prosecute the...
  • Dissatisfied with probe panel, Gwalior judge moves SC over sexual harassment case against HC judge Yesterday

    Gwalior: A Gwalior judge, who had alleged sexual harassment against a High Court judge, moved the Supreme Court expressing dissatisfaction over setting up of a committee to look into her complaint. She expressed dissatisfaction over the committee set up by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh to probe allegations. The former...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks Yesterday

    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...
  • Coal scam: Will act once final SC order comes, says government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said that it would take a final decision on the coal blocks allocations once the Supreme Court gives its final judgement in the matter. "We would look forward to finality in coal award matter on September 1. It's a detail judgment. The economy...
  • SC declares all coal block allocations made from 1993 to 2010 as illegal, stops short of cancellation Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 this...
  • SC to deliver judgement in coal blocks allocation today 2 days ago

    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...
  • 4.5 lakh aspirants appear in UPSC preliminary examination, 1.27 lakh more from last year 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Over 4.5 lakh aspirants on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incident-free at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern. 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137...
  • UPSC prelim exams today, police on toes in national capital 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants will appear for their preliminary examinations on Sunday as scheduled after the Supreme Court had refused to postpone the examination. As valiant demonstrations were witnessed in the past one month across the country specially north India over alleged language bias in the examination, police in national...
  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan 3 days ago

    A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself, saying the decision was based on rules. She added that the apex court had made no observation against her. ...
  • SC decision to restore bipartisan spirit of democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday termed as "landmark" the Supreme Court's decision to go into the issue of interpreting the provision of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, saying it will help restore the bipartisan spirit of Indian democracy. The SC's observations yesterday, he said, is...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 4 days ago

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • SC dismisses former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi challenging a Delhi High Court order asking him to face murder charges for the death of his wife Anju in 2000. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur said it was not interfering...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: IB accuses CBI of implicating its officers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat. It also placed in a sealed envelope secret inputs it had received about terrorist activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba which was trying...
  • SC notice to Centre on Uttarakhand Governor's plea saying government is pressuring him to quit 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's plea questioning the government's nudge to quit the post. In his plea, Qureshi has said that the government is pressuring him to resign. The court has directed the Centre to file its response within...
  • SC admits pleas challenging Judges Appointment Bill, to be heard on Monday 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointment Bill passed by Parliament last week, now faces a challenge in the Supreme Court. The apex court will hear on Monday a batch of petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a...
  • Italian marines case: Court to hear case on August 27 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed August 27 for hearing the case involving two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012. The matter came up for hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh who asked the investigating officer of the case...
  • Black money case: SIT submits first report in Supreme Court 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) reviewing the black money case on Wednesday submitted its first report in the Supreme Court. The apex court expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the panel for bringing back black money stashed away by Indians in foreign banks. The court also permitted the...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release 1 week ago

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for anti-AFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Supreme Court refuses to withdraw order on IPS Archana Ramasundaram August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to withdraw its order restraining a senior woman IPS official from functioning as Additional Director in CBI and the Attorney General conveyed his view that the only way to now sort out the issue was that she goes out of the agency. The...