Supreme Court

  • Hearing of arguments in suit against 'PK' poster next week 4 hours 49 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A local court will hear next week arguments in connection with a suit seeking ban on the poster of Aamir Khan's upcoming film "PK", contending that it is "vulgar and obscene". Hemant Patil's submissions, filed by his lawyer RN Kachave, cited several high court and Supreme Court judgements. The poster,...
  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC 6 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its pre-poll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • Review petitions by death row convicts to be heard by 3 judges in open court: SC 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down new rules on review petitions filed by death row convicts. The court ruled that petitions by death row convicts will be heard by a bench of three judges in an open court. Earlier, the petitions were heard in the chambers of...
  • Coal scam: SC adjourns hearing till September 9 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on illegally allocated coal blocks till September 9. The apex court asked all parties to file an affidavit on the issue of cancellation of the allocations. The Attorney General told the apex court that all coal allocations should not be cancelled...
  • SC to decide upon cancellation of coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will decide upon the cancellation of the 218 coal blocks that were allocated by the screening committee between 1993 and 2010, a move which it has termed illegal. In a decision taken last week, the apex court had ruled the 218 coal blocks that...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Why didn't the state government act despite proof of political patronage? 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Odisha government said that over one million investors in the state were duped of over Rs 4000 crore by 163 fraudulent chit fund companies for almost a decade. The question that had the experts puzzled was how could this daylight robbery...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL for precautions against Ebola 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking immediate steps for proper screening of international flyers coming to India from Ebola virus-affected countries to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, justices Kurian Joseph and RF Nariman...
  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • Should PM & CMs keep criminal netas out of their cabinet? 6 days ago

    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," the apex...
  • SC clears scope of revisional power of high courts 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the scope of revisional power of high courts in rent laws by holding that they "cannot re-appreciate evidence" and perusal of evidence is confined "to find out legality, regularity and propriety" of the order impugned before it. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed...
  • No attempt to derail judicial process in 2G scam: CBI 6 days 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 6 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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...