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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.
SC to decide validity of linking Aadhaar with Pan card

SC to decide validity of linking Aadhaar with Pan card

New Delhi, April 21  The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the central government’s decision to link the Aadhaar card with the Pan card. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan took the decision...
Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes: SC

Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes: SC

New Delhi, March 27  The Supreme Court on Monday said the unique identification number – Aadhaar card – cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.This was stated by a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh...

SC directs floor test in Goa assembly on Thursday

New Delhi, March 14  The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a floor test in the Goa Assembly on Thursday as it refused to interfere with the Goa Governor’s decision to appoint Manohar Parrikar as Chief Minister.Directing the floor-test to determine...
Supreme Court gets 5 new judges

Supreme Court gets 5 new judges

New Delhi, Feb 17  The Supreme Court here on Friday got five new judges taking its total strength to 28.With the swearing in of Justice Sanjay Kishnan Kaul, Justice Naveen Sinha, Justice Mohan M. Shantanagouder, Justice Dipak Gupta and Justice S. Abdul...

SC sends Gopal Ansal to jail for one year

New Delhi, Feb 9  The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that real estate baron Gopal Ansal will undergo one year in jail for the Uphaar fire tragedy which killed 59 people in 1997.Co-accused Sushil Ansal was, however, let off with the sentence he has already...

SC sacks BCCI bosses for defying Lodha recommendations

New Delhi, Jan 2 Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for not complying with its orders to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to...

Liquor Policy & Trade: WANTED NATIONAL ACTION PLAN…

Liquor Policy & Trade WANTED NATIONAL ACTION PLAN By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi The Supreme Court ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as State highways across the country. The licences of existing shops will...

Go by our direction while appointing CBI Director, SC tells government

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Union government to keep in mind its directions setting out the criteria for selecting the CBI director as it was told that the meeting of the committee to decide on the appointment will be...

SC declines interim order on demonetisation, takes on all cases

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order extending the deadline until which the scrapped currency notes could be used for essential services, including in hospitals and medical stores, and left it to the...