Supreme Court

  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers 11 hours 36 minutes 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? 12 hours 48 minutes 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 order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress 15 hours 35 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. ...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks 2 days ago

    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...
  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan 4 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. ...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release August 19, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? July 29, 2014

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? July 22, 2014

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Discussion on euthanasia extremely essential, says Veerappa Moily July 17, 2014

    The debate on passive euthanasia has been reignited after the Supreme Court issued a notice to all states on a plea for legalising euthanasia. The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, says a person declared medically vegetative should be allowed to sign away his right to live by withdrawing artificial...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • SC ruling on Sharia courts: Will this affect religious diktats? July 7, 2014

    The Supreme Court has ruled that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity. In a landmark judgement on Monday, the apex court said that fatwas cannot be issued against individuals if it affects his or her rights. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts in India. ...
  • Welcome the judgement on Sharia courts: Shahid Siddiqui July 7, 2014

    Former Rajya Sabha member Shahid Siddiqui said he welcomed the judgement on Sharia courts. He said, "Neither did these courts have legal sanctity previously nor do they have any now. They only act as a medium to approach by two parties when there is an issue." ...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender' July 5, 2014

    What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNN-IBN brings you a report on the ordeal a person of the 'third gender' has to face in everyday life. ...
  • No Dowry arrests till magistrate's nod: Share your views July 3, 2014

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. CNN-IBN takes calls of...
  • PM should apologise for Gopal Subramanium row: Congress July 2, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing flak for the showdown between his government and the Chief Justice of India over Gopal Subramanium. "It's unprecedented for a judge to come out and speak in this manner. PM should come out and apologise. The Law Ministry is not correct if it's saying...
  • CJI vs Modi government: Is BJP guilty of influencing SC judges' appointment? July 1, 2014

    The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. ...
  • CJI RM Lodha critical of Modi government for segregating Subramanium in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. ...
  • Gopal Subramanium row: Is there a danger to independence of judiciary? June 25, 2014

    Former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium has withdrawn his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge. In a letter written by the senior lawyer to Cheif Justice of India, Gopal Subramaniam wrote, "I am fully conscious that my independence as a lawyer is causing apprehensions...
  • Gopal Subramaniam one of the finest lawyers of his time: Anand Sharma June 25, 2014

    Reacting to former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam's decision to opt out of the race for Supreme Court judge's post, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "He is respected globally,one of the finest lawyers of his time. I can only say this is most unfortunate." ...
  • After assurance from CM Chavan, Campa Cola residents end protest June 22, 2014

    After protesting for two days, residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society finally relented on Sunday afternoon. They agreed to allow the municipal authorities to enter the society and cut off power and water supply. However, they said that they will not be handing over their flat keys. Residents have also...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Are buyers both victims and participants in this real estate mess? June 11, 2014

    In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the eco-sensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. On the other side, South Mumbai Shiv...
  • Blow to Noida buyers: Who is at fault- authorities or the builders? June 11, 2014

    In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the eco-sensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Construction around the eco-sensitive Okhla Bird Sanctuary...
  • Noida flat owners explores options as SC upholds Green Tribunal order June 11, 2014

    Noida Flat Owners Association is exploring legal options after the Supreme Court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the eco-sensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. ...
  • SC judgement on probe of senior bureaucrats historic, says CBI May 6, 2014

    Welcoming the apex court's judgement, CBI director Ranjit Sinha said, "We concede that now a very heavy responsibility has been cast upon us to ensure that no innocent civil servant is harassed. There are a number of cases which are pending investigation, now the investigation of those cases will be...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...