Supreme Court

  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 21 hours 6 minutes 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 23 hours 48 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

    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...
  • SC directs medical examination of Asaram Bapu 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the constitution of a medical board to examine self-styled godman Asaram Bapu for trigeminal neuralgia, which causes severe headaches to those afflicted with the condition. Asaram, 72, is presently in jail after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint on August 20, 2013...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray 5 days ago

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Mumbai gears up for Dahi Handi event, participants excited as SC stays Bombay HC order 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme court has put a hold on the Bombay High Court order that put a cap on the age of the contestants and the height of the handi in Mumbai's popular dahi handi festival after a 14-year-old from Navi Mumbai lost his life when he fell off a...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • SC removes restriction on the height of dahi handi pyramid, says children above 12 years of age can participate August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for the dahi handi operators in Mumbai, the Supreme Court has removed the restriction on the height of dahi handi pyraminds. The court has also said that children below the age of 12 cannot participate in dahi handi. The Bombay High Court had banned the children...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, states on PIL seeking ban on cigarettes, bidis August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the smokers, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on cigarettes and bidis in the country. There is already a ban on selling cigarettes and bidis near educational...
  • Paid news case: SC directs Delhi HC to decide disqualification of Ashok Chavan within 15 days August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi High Court to decide on the disqualification of Ashok Chavan over the paid news issue in the next 15 days. The Delhi High Court had earlier stayed an Election Commission showcause notice to the former Maharashtra Chief Minister in July. The...
  • SC refuses to transfer probe against IAS officer from Gujarat Police to CBI August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to transfer the probe against suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma from Gujarat Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The apex court had on Tuesday refused to go into the snoopgate controversy. Advocate Sunil Farnandes, appearing for Sharma, had submitted that his client is...
  • SC pulls up Centre over cleaning the Ganga, says it was in BJP manifesto, but no urgency showne August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government saying that even though part of the BJP manifesto, cleaning the Ganga initiative has now been put on the back burner of the government's agenda. The Supreme Court criticised the government by pointing out that it...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...
  • 2G: SC asks for records of probe against Reliance, Swan Telecom as CBI seeks stay on trial August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the 2G trial case, the Supreme Court has called for records of the probe against ADAG-owned Reliance Telecom and Shahid Balwa's Swan Telecom after the Central Bureau of Investigation asked for a stay on the trial claiming new information. Allegations have been hurled at...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a day-long debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Katju helping those who want to take Judiciary in their own hands: Justice Hedge August 11, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India Santosh Hedge expressed displeasure over Justice Katju's allegations against two other former CJIs for overlooking corruption. Hedge said that initially he had supported Justice Katju but it seems Katju is actually helping those who want to take the judiciary in their own hands. ...
  • Will Justice Katju's tirade reform or tarnish the judiciary? August 11, 2014

    Press Council of India Chairman Markandeya Katju has yet again alleged corruption in judiciary, claiming that Justice SH Kapadia had received several complaints of corruption against a senior Allahabad High Court judge. Judiciary is amongst the four pillars of our democracy. Any attempt made to change the character of working...
  • Centre tables Constitution Amendement Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill for Judicial Reforms and the Judges Appointment Bill. Two-thirds majority is required for the Bill which if passed will clear the way for scrapping of the collegium system, a forum which decided the appointments and transfer...
  • MPATPI may move SC for extension of counselling date of private colleges August 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (MPATPI) may move the Supreme Court to seek extension of counselling date for admission to the state's private engineering colleges where a large number of seats are lying vacant. The MPATPI is considering moving the apex court as around 70,000 out of one...
  • Justice Katju continues to make fresh allegations of corruption in judiciary, CJI expresses anguish August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has delivered another bombshell in his blog alleging corruption in the judiciary. Katju, who accused former Chief Justice SH Kapadia of not acting against a corrupt judge, has once again hit back at Justice Kapadia, who said that he does not...