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SC to hear plea against Asthana appointment on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 9  The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Special Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar on Thursday directed the listing of...
Arrange Rs 2,000 cr before next hearing, SC tells Jaypee

Arrange Rs 2,000 cr before next hearing, SC tells Jaypee

New Delhi, Nov 6  The Supreme Court on Monday told Jaypee Associates to keep Rs 2,000 crore ready before its next hearing as it refused to permit it a part deposit of Rs 400 crore by Friday. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar...

Cleansing Politics: SPECIAL COURTS A REMEDY?…

Cleansing Politics SPECIAL COURTS A REMEDY? By Insaf  It’s about time both the Centre and States act to decriminalise politics. Forget citizens, it’s even the Supreme Court which is getting exasperated. Its order of March 2014 to the Union government...

Those against note ban must move constitution bench : SC (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked a batch of 14 petitioners seeking the deposit of their demonetised currency notes to impleaed themselves before the constitution bench to raise their grievances. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak...
SC seeks special courts for lawmakers, politicians facing cases

SC seeks special courts for lawmakers, politicians facing cases

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to set up special courts to exclusively try lawmakers and politicians facing criminal cases so that the trial in such cases is expedited and completed in one year. The...

Popcorn Patriotism: IS IT ONLY A SONG?…

Popcorn Patriotism IS IT ONLY A SONG? By Poonam I Kaushish Does one have to wear his patriotism on the sleeves? Not necessarily if the Supreme Court has its say and way when it revisited its November last order which made playing of the national anthem...

Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar petitions

New Delhi, Oct 30 The Supreme Court on Monday said a five-judge constitution bench will hear a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar law on charges of being intrusive and violating the right to privacy. An apex court bench headed...
SC refuses to relax firecracker ban

SC refuses to relax firecracker ban

New Delhi, Oct 13 The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its October 9 order banning the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali and expressed anguish that its order was being given a communal twist. “We are pained to hear that...
No firecrackers for Delhi-NCR: SC

No firecrackers for Delhi-NCR: SC

New Delhi, Oct 9  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region. A bench headed by Justice...

SC orders Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a first of its kind order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Unitech to pay litigation cost to home buyers who have succeeded before the grievance redressal commission in their lawsuit against the real estate major. A...
Have set up an Expert Committee on data protection, Centre tells SC

Have set up an Expert Committee on data protection, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 7  The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has set up a Committee of Experts headed by former apex court judge B.N. Srikrishna to study various aspects of data protection in India and to suggest a draft data...
SC to hear plea against deportation of Rohingya Muslim refugees

SC to hear plea against deportation of Rohingya Muslim refugees

New Delhi, Sep 5  The Supreme Court will hear, on September 11, a plea seeking direction to the Central government not to deport about 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar. Directing the hearing of the matter on September 11, the bench of...

SC to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October

New Delhi, Sep 1  The Supreme Court is likely to hear in October a plea seeking the restoration of charges against UK-based Hinduja brothers for their alleged involvement in the kickbacks in the purchase of Bofors Howitzer guns by India in the mid-eighties. A...
Supreme Court declares right to privacy a fundamental right

Supreme Court declares right to privacy a fundamental right

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Coming out strongly in support of individual freedom, the Supreme Court on Thursday declared right to privacy as a fundamental right guaranteed by Constitution, a ruling that could have a bearing on the case related to Aadhaar...
SC to hear plea by flat owners/buyers of Jaypee Infratech

SC to hear plea by flat owners/buyers of Jaypee Infratech

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea in public interest by a group of flat owners/buyers in housing projects of Jaypee Infratech seeking that initiation of proceedings against the group under the Insolvency...
SC strikes down triple talaq

SC strikes down triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug 22  The Supreme Court on Tuesday held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as “unconstitutional”, “arbitrary” and “not part of Islam”. A five judge constitutional bench by a 3:2 majority...

9-judge SC bench to decide whether right to privacy is fundamental

New Delhi, July 18  The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a nine-judge constitution bench the question whether right to privacy is a fundamental right on which hinges the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme. Referring the matter to the...

Why no law for CEC, Election Commissioners’ appointment : SC

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre why no law has been made for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners, as mandated under Article 324 of the Constitution. Pointing out that...
SC jails Justice Karnan for 6 months

SC jails Justice Karnan for 6 months

New Delhi, May 9  The Supreme Court on Tuesday held Calcutta High Court’s Justice C.S. Karnan guilty of contempt and ordered that he be jailed for six months. The court ordered the Director General of West Bengal Police to constitute a team for...
SC holds Mallya guilty of contempt

SC holds Mallya guilty of contempt

New Delhi, May 9  The Supreme Court on Tuesday held beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt on plea by consortium of banks. The court asked Mallya to appear before it on July 10.