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21-Jun-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief

Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.The controversial judge, who was given six months...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Wage Board: Newspapers have to implement award in full : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has directed that the Majithia Wage Board recommendations on wages for newspaper employees have to be "implemented in toto" and managements could not cite lack of funds for avoiding payments.It also said in its judgment on Monday that there...

15-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No stay on cattle slaughter ban but SC seeks government explanation

The Supreme Court on Thursday did not put on hold an order banning the sale of cattle for slaughter but sought an explanation from the government if the controversial notification, which has invited widespread opposition -- even from within the BJP, was...

29-May-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court stays removal of cell towers near Rajasthan prisons

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Rajasthan governments order directing mobile phone operators to remove their cell towers from within 500 metres of jail premises across the state.A vacation bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court concludes triple talaq hearings, reserves verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearing in the triple talaq issue and reserved its verdict even as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said it has decided to issue an advisory to Qazis to give an option to Muslim women to opt out of instant triple...

15-May-2017 New Delhi

Why did you change your privacy policy, Supreme Court asks WhatsApp

The Supreme Court on Monday asked online messaging service WhatsApp why it changed its policy of non-sharing of data of its users after its acquisition by the social networking site Facebook in 2016 to permit sharing of the attributes of its users."You were...

11-May-2017 New Delhi

Is triple talaq fundamental to Islam : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday heard a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of "triple talaq" and to know whether it was fundamental to Islam."We are going to decide the validity of triple talaq," said Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar,...

08-May-2017 New Delhi

Lalu Prasad to face trial in all fodder scam cases : Supreme Court

In a setback for RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, the Supreme Court on Monday set aside a Ranchi High Court ruling and ordered that he and two others be tried in the remaining five fodder scam cases.The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief has already been convicted in one...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court says all four to hang for Nirbhaya gang-rape

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentences of all four convicts in the fatal 2012 gang rape of Nirbhaya in a moving bus here, a "rarest of rare" crime that sparked nationwide outrage over violence against women in the country."If ever a case...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Stone throwing must end in Kashmir : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students get back to classes.Asking leaders of the J&K Bar Association to come forward with positive...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Can't order UK to return Kohinoor : Supreme Court

Refusing to monitor government efforts for getting the Kohinoor back to India from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court on Friday said the court cannot order the diamond's return or say that the UK should not auction it."We are quite surprised as to how an Indian...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court wants Sahara's Aamby Valley property auctioned

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the official liquidator of the Bombay High Court to auction the Aamby Valley property of the Sahara group to recover the money it has to pay to market regulator SEBI to be returned to investors.Directing Subrata Roy Sahara...

14-Apr-2017 New York

Bad air may lower 'good' cholesterol, raise heart disease risk

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol, says a study.Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution,...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No bar on use of internet for information, knowledge : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the right to access information, knowledge and wisdom on internet cannot be curtailed unless it violates the statutory provisions prohibiting propagation and advertisement of sex determination techniques.A bench of Justice...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

NEET exam to be conducted in Urdu from next year : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to conduct NEET examination in Urdu from academic year 2018-2019 onwards but ruled out holding the entrance exam in the language this year.The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court issues notice on BSP's plea for EVMs with paper trail

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea by the BSP that EVMs should be used in polls along with the Voter Verifiable Paper Trail (VVPAT) as directed by the apex court in 2013.While issuing the notice,...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks 6 states' response on cow vigilantes

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from six states on a plea that has sought curbs on self-appointed cow vigilante groups indulging in violence.The cow vigilantes were attacking people particularly from lower rung of society and the minorities...

01-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Chandigarh's liquor business takes massive hit after SC order

Losses running into millions of rupees, hundreds of skilled men and women losing their jobs, owners staring at an uncertain future after having invested millions -- all this has become a harsh reality for scores of restaurants, hotels, pubs and night clubs...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court refuses to hold early hearing on Ayodhya

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hold an early hearing on petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on the title suit of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site.Telling BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that there were too many things...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court reserves order on liquor outlets along highways

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a batch of petitions - both by some states and private parties - seeking modification of its order banning liquor vendors along national and state highways.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar,...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court may re-look its ban on sale of liquor on highways

The Supreme Court will take a call on Thursday on the plea by several state governments and private hotel owners seeking the revisiting of its December 15, 2016 order banning the sale of liquor on the National and State Highways.The top court, by its December...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bans sale, registration of non BS-IV-compliant vehicles

In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said no vehicles which are BS-IV emission non-compliant will be sold in the country after April 1.Banning the sale of BS-IV non-compliant vehicles, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court reserves verdict in Delhi gang rape case

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on appeals by four accused in December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case challenging the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their death sentence.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R.Banumathi and Justice...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Consider alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir : Supreme Court

Telling the Modi government to consider alternatives to pellet guns, the Supreme Court on Monday suggested technology-based solutions to control mobs in Jammu and Kashmir.Pointing out that it appreciated the situation confronting the security forces in Kashmir,...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes : Supreme Court

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 Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protect witnesses in rape case against Asaram : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to provide "adequate security" to the witnesses in the alleged child rape case against godman Asaram Bapu."State of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will provide full protection to the witnesses...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states.While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court questions government over demonetised currency

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government why it did not exercise the legal option of letting people deposit the demonetised currency beyond December 31.Asking the government to explain why such a window was not given to those who could not adhere...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Resolve Ayodhya dispute amicably : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was a better course than on insisting on judicial pronouncement.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear BCCI issues on March 24

The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on Friday on a number of issues concerning BCCI including the implementation of the Justice Lodha panel recommendations and the Centre seeking the restoration of voting rights of the Railways, tri-services and the Association...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protect Padmanabhaswamy temple from sewerage : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala Water Authority to ensure that sewerage does not enter the premises of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and the tank associated with it.Asking the Kerala Water Authority to itself execute the work of diverting the...

14-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court directs floor test in Goa assembly on Thursday

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 the majority support, the bench...

09-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Gopal Ansal to surrender on March 20 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Uphaar theatre owner Gopal Ansal's plea not to send him to jail to serve the remaining sentence for the 1997 fire tragedy, but extended his date of surrender by 10 days.A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Kurian...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court notice to Centre, RBI over cash deposit deadline

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government and the RBI on a batch of PILs alleging that people are not being allowed to deposit old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes till March 31, as promised by the government.A bench of Chief Justice J.S....

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anurag Thakur apologises to Supreme Court

Facing a contempt of court case for making false statements in affidavits, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Monday tendered an "unconditional and unqualified apology" to the Supreme Court.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court favours clubbing of Babri Masjid cases

Expressing concern over delays in the trial in the Babri Masjid case, the Supreme Court on Monday said the separate trials underway in Lucknow and Rae Bareli must be clubbed together to speed up the judicial process.A bench of Justice P.S. Ghosh and R.F. Nariman...

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