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  • Children born of live-in relationships are legitimate, rules SC 24-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Giving an important clarification on live-in relationships, the Supreme Court has said that if a man and woman "lived like husband and wife" for a long period and had children, the judiciary would presume that the two were married. A bench of Justices BS Chauhan and J Chelameswar on Monday...
  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? 24-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...
  • SC orders audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple under former CAG's watch 24-04-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the audit of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple under the supervision of former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai. The order came after the apex court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian had made some startling revelations in...
  • 41 years of Kesavananda Bharati, the day the SC saved the Constitution 24-04-2014 03:48 PM

    24th April, 1973. The day when Indian Judiciary managed to save the Constitution by a whisker. The day when Supreme Court of India passed its judgment in Kesavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala holding that amending power of the Parliament cannot be used to alter the basic structure or the...
  • No immediate decision on appointment of Lokpal: Centre to SC 24-04-2014 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it is not going to take any immediate decision on the appointment of Lokpal. The top court was hearing a PIL challenging the selection process for appointment of Lokpal. The apex court has now agreed to hear the PIL...
  • Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple in pitiable state: Amicus Curae to SC 23-04-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Amicus Curae on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple is in a pitiable condition. The Amicus Curae told the court that the kallaras or the place where the temple gold has been stored has to be sealed and the keys have to be in...
  • 2,700 more Muzaffarnagar riots victims apply for relief aid 23-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Twenty-seven hundred more victims of Muzaffarnagar riots have applied for relief at the collector's office, district administration said. "2,700 riot victims from different riot-hit villages have applied for relief and their applications are under scrutiny," Additional District Magistrate Inder Mani Tripathi said. "District administration has so far provided relief of...
  • SC forms panel for guidelines on government ads showing politicians 23-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that substantive guidelines are...
  • 'Indian roads are giant killers', says Supreme Court 22-04-2014 11:38 PM

    Indian roads have proved to be giant killers demanding immediate remedial action, the Supreme Court said and appointed a three-member committee to monitor steps taken by the Centre and state governments to ensure road safety and to curb growing number of accidents. It directed all government departments, which are looking...
  • Government committed contempt over order on black money, rules SC 22-04-2014 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the government for doing nothing to comply with its July 2011 order directing it to disclose the names of Indians who have stashed away money in foreign banks. located in Liechtenstein. The details of Indian account holders in banks of Liechtenstein,...
  • SC bars lawyer held guilty of sexual harassment from its premises 22-04-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred an advocate from entering its premises after he was held guilty of sexual harassment. Advocate CS Nagesh was barred from entering the court premises for a period of six months. As per the new rape law of India, sexual harassment can attract...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal agrees to continue probe, BCCI panel opposed 22-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee is now just awaiting Supreme Court's nod to continue its probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case after the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI faced objection from petitioner Aditya Verma in the court on Tuesday, after which SC turned back to...
  • Muslim body asks SC to take suo motu notice of hate speeches and intervene 22-04-2014 02:56 PM

    An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders. "The SC should step in," All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat President Zafarul Islam Khan said alleging that "a dangerous polarisation of...
  • SC to hear plea against criminalising gay sex in open court 22-04-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a curative petition on gay rights in an open court. The petition was filed by gay rights activists demanding decriminalising gay sex. The plea challenged the Supreme Court verdict which held gay sex illegal. The apex court in December 2013...
  • IPL scandal: Petitioner objects to BCCI panel, SC turns to Mudgal Committee 22-04-2014 11:39 AM

    The BCCI on Tuesday proposed its new three-member probe panel to the Supreme Court to investigate into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, but after objection from petitioner Aditya Verma, the SC turned back to Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee asking it to respond by 2 p.m. if...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav 21-04-2014 08:25 PM

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav....
  • SC lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa, caps it at 20 mn tonnes per yr 21-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the miners in Goa, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on mining of iron ore in the coastal state. The apex court also put a cap on the permitted mining in the state. The top court said not more than 20...
  • Will deposit Rs 3,000 cr within 3 days of Roy's release: Sahara to SC 21-04-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Sahara group has made a new proposal to the Supreme Court in the investors' payment case. It has now proposed to deposit Rs 3,000 crore within three days of its chief Subrata Roy's release. Sahara has also said that it will pay an additional Rs 3,000 crore...
  • Reply in 4 weeks why Tejpal shouldn't get bail: SC to Goa government 21-04-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Goa government on Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal's bail plea in the rape and sexual assault case against him. The apex court has asked Goa to reply in four weeks on why Tejpal should not be given bail. Tejpal had...
  • Sanjay Patel walked out of BCCI meet after altercation with Shashank Manohar 21-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Kolkata: There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting at the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting. The Baroda man was however persuaded by some of...
  • Watch: The election that isn't with Cyrus Broacha 20-04-2014 04:23 PM

    In this episode of 'The election that isn't', Cyrus Brocha takes on former Media advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Ministers', Supreme Court verdict on transgenders. He also walks in the streets of Mumbai and takes the views of Mumbaikars on the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • SC ruling on telcos audit may apply to other areas: FICCI 18-04-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Stating that the Supreme Court's ruling to allow CAG to audit accounts of telecom firms may have 'much wider ramifications' and could be applied to other areas subsequently, FICCI on Friday said the episode raises serious questions on the sanctity of Indian contracts. The Supreme Court on Thursday...
  • Will pay Rs 2,500 cr in 4 days: Sahara's new proposal for Subrata Roy's release 18-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Sahara group on Thursday told Supreme court it is willing to pay Rs 2,500 crore within four days and another Rs 2,500 crore in cash within 60 days for release of its chief Subrata Roy and two directors. Appearing before a bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and JS Khehar, senior...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss Supreme Court case 17-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Mumbai: Heeding to the demands of some affiliated state units, the BCCI has decided to convene an emergent Working Committee meeting here on April 20 to take stock of the developments relating to the case before the Supreme Court regarding IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. "BCCI Working Committee meeting has...
  • Hopeful SC will review decision on homosexuality ban in India: UN 17-04-2014 04:29 PM

    The UN has expressed hope that the Indian Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders as a third gender will pave the way for the apex court to review its decision of upholding criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships. The historic ruling by India's Supreme Court to legally uphold rights of transgender people...
  • Police arrests 13 people accused in Muzaffarnagar riots 17-04-2014 03:08 PM

    Atleast 13 people were arrested for their role in the last year's riots in Muzaffarnagar, after the Supreme Court directed the state to expedite the process of bringing the accused to justice, police said on Thursday. Two murder accused, four accused of stoning, and seven others were arrested on Wednesday...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    Noted human rights lawyer, Shashi Bhushan, who has for long been fighting for the cause of LGBT community, welcomes the recent Supreme Court judgement recognizing transgenders as a third gender. ...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E...
  • Six states call for BCCI's emergent working committee meeting 16-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that N Srinivasan...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order 16-04-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and "we can't touch it" unless a clarification is issued by the apex court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul...