SUPREME COURT

  • Akhilesh Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal meet to discuss land issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a meeting to find a solution to the dispute over ownership of land in south Delhi. Yadav was accompanied by cabinet ministers of UP Shivpal Singh Yadav and Rajendra Choudhary. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister...
  • High alert along Assam-Nagaland border after tension at Rongkham 2 days ago

    Jorhat: Security forces have been kept on "high alert" along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat district to prevent any untoward situation following reports of temporary houses being built by people from Nagaland. According to Jorhat Superintendent of Police Amanjit Kaur "security forces from both the states were kept on high alert"...
  • Supreme Court stays defamation cases against Arvind Kejriwal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed proceedings in trial courts in two criminal defamation cases against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and decided to hear them along with the pleas in which the constitutional validity of the penal provisions have been challenged. The apex court did not accept the...
  • NJAC issue: Supreme Court's notice to advocate for 'irresponsible' PIL 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued show cause notice to advocate M L Sharma for making "irresponsible" and "scandalous" allegations in his PIL challenging the new law on appointment of judges for higher judiciary, saying "this is not a political platform". A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice J...
  • SC stays proceedings against Shobhaa De for tweeting against Maharashtra government's diktat 1 week ago

    Mumbai: In an interim relief for author Shobhaa De, the Supreme Court has stayed stays all proceedings against her by Maharashtra authorities for tweeting against the government's diktat mandating the screening of Marathi films at multiplexes during prime time. The apex court has stayed all proceedings initiated against her by Maharashtra...
  • Chief Justice of India refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members, Supreme Court told April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Lending a new twist, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has refused to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister and opposition leader of the selection committee of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) till the validity of the law is upheld, a development the AG called...
  • Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking CBI probe in Andhra Pradesh firing April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain petitions seeking a CBI probe or court-monitored inquiry into the firing leading to the killing of 20 people in a forest in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district. A bench, headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, said the High Court at Hyderabad and...
  • SC vacates stay on Karnataka HC giving judgement on Jayalalithaa's appeal in disproportionate assets case April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court vacated stay on Karnataka High Court giving verdict on former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's appeal in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case on Monday. The Supreme Court said that no fresh hearing was needed on Jayalalithaa's plea against her conviction. The apex court also...
  • Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored judicial probe into the incident that took place in full public view. The PIL, likely to be listed for hearing during next...
  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage April 26, 2015

    Washington: Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, "A Child Needs a Father and...
  • 'It is a scam', says Supreme Court on scheme for permanent shelter homes April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying "it is scam". "It is a scam. Take for...
  • India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: 'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states. The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in...
  • Supreme Court, High Court Judges to attend Regional Judicial conference on April 24 April 23, 2015

    Shimla: A host of Supreme Court and High Court judges would be participating in the three-day Regional Judicial conference beginning in Shimla on Friday. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would inaugurate the conference while Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Mansoor Ahmad would preside over the opening session. The conference would...
  • NJAC will not appoint judges till Supreme Court decides on its validity April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The National Judicial Appointments Commission, whose constitutional validity has been challenged, will not make fresh appointments of judges to higher judiciary till the issue is settled, the government on Thursday told the Supreme Court. The NJAC will only deal with...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on Indian Army unit's promotion policy April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to spell out whether it has cleared the Indian Army's promotion policy to have a combat unit commanded by a Colonel at the age of 37 years who will exit after commanding the unit for two and a half years. The...
  • Supreme Court to decide on Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above today April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: An issue that has split the 1.13 million strong Indian Army down the middle is likely to be resolved on Wednesday when the Supreme Court decides on the promotion policy of the force. The appeal was filed by the Central government against a decision of the Armed Forces...
  • SC seeks SIT's report on progress made in black money probe April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by former apex court judge Justice MB Shah, to file a fresh status report by May 12 on the progress made by it on black money probe. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and justices Madan...
  • Supreme Court to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias once again cropped up on Tuesday before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system. After some of the parties in...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over Arizona 'fish pedicures' April 21, 2015

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the owner a Phoenix-area spa that ran afoul of Arizona state regulations that barred her from providing pedicures in which clients have their feet nibbled by small fish to remove dead skin. The high court's action, made without comment by the...
  • US Supreme Court rejects Rajat Gupta's appeal against insider trading April 20, 2015

    New York: In a setback to India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, the US Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal to overturn his conviction on insider trading charges and upheld his two-year prison term. The IIT and Harvard-educated 66-year-old former McKinsey head currently serving a two-year jail term on...
  • Shia Board hails Sypreme Court order on maintenance allowance to Muslim women April 20, 2015

    Lucknow: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) on Monday said the Supreme Court verdict in connection with granting of maintenance allowance to Muslim women even after divorce has come as a respite to those who are unable to sustain themselves. "The Supreme Court verdict has come as a respite...
  • Supreme Court rejects plea against NGT's order to ban 15 year old vehicles April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea against an order of the National Green Tribunal banning all vehicles which are more than 15 years old from plying on Delhi roads. "Let us assist them (NGT) and not discourage them," a bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice...
  • Do not support any cause because client is powerful: Supreme Court judge to lawyers April 18, 2015

    Jaipur: Supreme court judge Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday suggested the lawyers to not support any cause just because the client is powerful as the approach damages the image of the judiciary. Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day national law conference on "Dispensation of Justice- challenges posed by new...
  • Supreme Court appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer BB Mishra as the...
  • SC stays defamation trial of Arvind Kejriwal, seeks Centre's response April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday got a reprieve from the Supreme Court which not only stayed his prosecution in two criminal defamation cases but also sought a reply from the Centre on his plea challenging constitutional validity of the penal provisions. "Issue notice returnable in six weeks,"...
  • SC appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court om Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as...
  • Relief for St Stephen's Devansh Mehta, SC stays his suspension order April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for St Stephen's student Devansh Mehta, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed his suspension order. Mehta was suspended by the college on Wednesday for launching an online magazine. Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has sent a notice to the prestigious college of the Delhi University. Students...
  • SC stays proceedings against Kejriwal in two defamation cases April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in two defamation cases filed against him. The SC order came after the Delhi CM challenged the law dealing with defamation cases. The SC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Law...
  • No end to mother's struggle who wants to take her daughter back home April 17, 2015

    In a heart wrenching story, Indian woman Mytreyi Bharadwaj in Canada is fighting for six years to take her adopted daughter Bimala back home to Toronto. Bimala, 10 years old, who is in an orphanage in Kolkata is rejected seven times by families for being dark skinned. ...