SUPREME COURT

  • Do not support any cause because client is powerful: Supreme Court judge to lawyers 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Supreme Court Secretary General impleaded in plea for information on district judges 2 days ago

    Madurai: The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Thursday impleaded the Secretary General of the Supreme Court in a writ petition seeking information under the RTI Act on the appointment of 23 district judges in Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice S Manikumar, admitting the petition filed by...
  • Delhi Court fixes Uber rape case for May 1 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 1 for hearing the Uber cab rape case after it was informed that the Supreme Court has continued the stay on the proceedings till further orders. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja deferred the hearing as the apex court has already summoned the...
  • Procedures on complaints against judges on SC website 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The "in-house" procedures, devised by a five-judges panel and adopted by the Supreme Court way back in 1999, on taking "suitable remedial" actions against judges, accused of misconduct and impropriety, of the apex court and the high courts has been put in public domain. The apex court registry put...
  • Procedures on complaints against judges on Supreme Court website 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The "in-house" procedures, devised by a five-judges panel and adopted by the Supreme Court way back in 1999, on taking "suitable remedial" actions against judges, accused of misconduct and impropriety, of the apex court and the high courts was on Thursday put in public domain. The apex court registry...
  • Even 6 years later, mother's wait to take adopted daughter home continues 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a heart wrenching incident, an Indian woman who migrated to Canada 43 years ago has been making frequent trips to India for the last six years to take her adopted daughter back to Toronto. Mytreyi Bharadwaj's adopted daughter Bimala is living in a Kolkata orphanage. Mytreyi...
  • Jayalalithaa's DA case classic example of wrong in criminal justice system: SC 3 days ago

    New Delhi: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's DA case spanning for 15 years was "a classic illustration of what is wrong with our criminal justice delivery system," and "something drastic" has to be done to remedy it, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. "It is the criminal justice delivery system that comes...
  • Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen's account, writers question move 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as "totally unacceptable", eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook's "open" nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. "Since Tuesday my Facebook account has...
  • Delhi High Court refuses plea to lift ban on airing BBC gangrape documentary 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined an interim prayer of a law student seeking lifting of ban on telecasting the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict's interview. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also observed that the Information...
  • Spilt verdict by SC on plea to remove Jayalalithaa DA case prosecutor, matter referred to larger bench 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on plea seeking removal of special public prosecutor G Bhawani Singh in former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case before Karnataka High Court. Justice Madan B Lokur allowed the plea for removal of SPP but Justice R...
  • SC asks trial court to consider bail plea of Malegaon blast accused, decide on MACOCA charge 4 days ago

    Mumbai: In a partial relief for the Malegaon blast case accused, the Supreme Court has asked the trial court to reconsider their bail application. The trial court will now be hearing the bail pleas again. The trial court has also been asked to decide if the stringent Maharashtra Control of...
  • NJAC case: Justice Dave heading 5-judge bench recuses himself, CJI to set up a new bench 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice AR Dave heading the five judge panel in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case has recused himself. The Chief Justice of India will now set up a new bench to hear the case. The bench was hearing the petitions challenging the validity of the Act to replace the...
  • Accept NGT's spirit behind banning old vehicles but implementation in 2 weeks impossible: Gadkari 5 days ago

    The Centre has decided to move the Supreme Court against the Nation Green Tribunal's order than bans diesel vehicles older than 10 years from plying in NCR. "We accept the spirit of the Green Tribunal, but at the same time, implementing this order in two weeks is practically impossible," Union...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against Land Ordinance 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea of farmers' organisations challenging the legality of the fresh promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde issued notice to the government asking it to file the reply within four...
  • SC to hear Ashok Chavan's plea in Adarsh scam on April 24 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's plea in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam on April 24. The apex court asked the Maharashtra government to take adjournment before the trial court in the case. Chavan has moved the court against the Bombay High...
  • UPSC declares civil services (main) examination results 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 were declared on Sunday night by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The personality test of successful candidates is likely to commence from April 27, the UPSC said. The results have been declared pending the outcome of a review petition...
  • Session IV: Full lecture of Justice Madan B Lokur on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur delivered the fourth lecture of the Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness series on Saturday. The theme of discussion was social justice, public interest litigation and civil society. Justice Lokur gave a brief introduction to the Constitution, importance of various courts, role of...
  • Juvenile Justice Board, its functioning comes under Supreme Court scanner April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues. The court also stressed on the issue of methodology of training...
  • Give free treatment to acid attack survivours: SC to private hospitals April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the aid of acid attack survivours, the Supreme Court on asked all private hospitals across the country to provide free treatment, including medicines and expensive reconstruction surgeries, to such survivours. A social justice bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit asked all state governments...
  • Supreme Court rejects plea against ex-Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India Chief April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking registration of an FIR against former apex court judge and Press Council of India Chairman Justice CK Prasad for allegedly passing some inappropriate orders in a civil appeal during his tenure as a judge, saying if such pleas are...
  • Delhi: High Court reserves order on plea on medical reimbursement of Supreme Court judges April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a plea moved by an RTI applicant challenging the single-judge order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information Act. "Heard both the party. Order reserved," said a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • Farmers move Supreme Court against promulgation of ordinance on land April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Several farmers organisations on Thursday approached the Supreme Court challenging the re- promulgated land ordinance as "unconstitutional" and ultra vires of the Constitution and terming it as "colourful exercise of power" by the executive usurping law-making powers of the Legislature. The petition filed by Bharatiya Kishan Union, Gram Sewa...
  • SC allows marine Massimiliano Latorre to stay in Italy till July 15 on health grounds April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, to return to India on medical grounds. The apex court extended his return till July 15. Latore was supposed to return on April...
  • Naroda Patia riots case: SC stays hearing of Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat HC for 2 months April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the hearing of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat High Court for two months in the Naroda Patiya case. The Special Investigation Team had moved the Supreme Court objecting to Gujarat High Court's decision to hear Maya Kodnani's appeal exclusively....