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08-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Supreme Court restores Verma as CBI chief with a rider

In a partial relief to CBI Director Alok Verma, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored him as the agency chief by setting aside the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers to function as its head but with...

13-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Senior citizens should get meaningful pension : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity, and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value.The apex court said the State was "obligated to ensure" that the right to live with dignity...

11-Dec-2018 New Delhi

CBI to probe murder of activists, if common link found : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to investigate the murders of activists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, M.M. Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh if it found a "common thread" in the crimes.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is already investigating...

06-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court reserves order on CBI Director Alok Verma's plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma and NGO Common Cause challenging the government's decision to divest him of his charges.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi...

28-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court upholds validity of death sentence for murder

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of the death sentence for murder under penal law while it commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence of one Channnu Lal Verma.The bench of Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hemant...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court issues notice to Rajasthan Vidyut Nigam

The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam on a plea seeking de-allocation of its coal block in Chhattisgarh and cancellation of the joint venture and coal delivery agreement with Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL).Besides...

22-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court slams Centre, states for 'pathetic condition' in jails

The Supreme Court on Thursday lashed out at the Centre and states over "pathetic condition" in jails and observation homes for children across the country, saying everything has been reduced to a "joke"."Please visit jails and observation homes for children...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court reserves order on Rafale

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph, reserved the order...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Manipur fake encounters: SC dismisses police plea on judges' recusal

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by several Manipur Police personnel seeking recusal of judges of a bench hearing extra-judicial killings in the state.A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit dismissed the plea holding that it...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks pricing, offset partner details on Rafale deal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought more information from the government on the Rafale combat jet deal, including its pricing and deemed advantages.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told the Centre it should state in an affidavit the "difficulty" in...

26-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Ex-judge AK Patnaik to supervise CVC probe against CBI's Alok Verma

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete its inquiry into allegations against CBI Director Alok Verma and appointed one of its former judges, Justice A.K. Patnaik, to supervise the probe for which it gave two...

24-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Sell only Euro VI compliant vehicles from April 2020 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that from April 1, 2020, only Euro VI fuel compliant vehicles will be permitted to be sold and registered across the country.A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice S. Abdul Nazir and Justice Deepak Gupta said: "No...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks details of Rafael deal decision making process

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to disclose the details of the decision making process for the purchase of 36 Rafael fighter jets in a ready-to-use condition.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice...

08-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Communicate decision on interest rate plea to NGO, SC tells RBI

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the RBI to communicate within six weeks to NGO Moneyline Foundation's on its plea for refunding the excess interest charged from those raising loans under the floating interest system but not getting the benefit of reduced...

27-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court rejects plea for Constitution Bench on Ayodhya dispute

'We are of the considered opinion that no case has been made out to refer the Constitution Bench judgment of this court in Ismail Faruqui case for reconsideration,' said Justice Ashok Bhushan, reading the judgement on behalf of himself and Chief Justice...

27-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court rejects plea for Constitution Bench on Ayodhya dispute

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea for referring the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to a larger Constitutional Bench and decided that a newly set up three-judge bench will hear the case from October 29."No case has been made out to refer...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

MPs, MLAs, MLCs can continue to practise as advocates : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that lawyers-turned-lawmakers, both in Parliament and the state legislatures cannot be barred from practising before the courts during their term as lawmakers."To sum up, we hold that the provisions of the Advocates Act...

20-Sep-2018 New Delhi

SC to monitor CBI probe in Muzaffarpur rapes case

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to monitor the CBI probe in the case of Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and sought a status report from the central agency in four weeks. The top court asked the media to exercise caution while reporting the case.A bench...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari before it for breaking the lock of a sealed premises in Delhi's Gokulpur village."It's important that elected members should not defy the order of this court," a bench of Justice Madan...

17-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court to examine veracity of material against five accused

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine the veracity of material against five activists arrested for their alleged links with the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist).Directing the hearing on Wednesday, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court awards Narayanan Rs 50 lakh compensation in ISRO case

The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan who was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution and humiliation.Awarding the compensation,...

12-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks details of criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretaries of all the states, including Registrars General (RGs) of the High Courts, to furnish details of the criminal cases pending against the MPs and MLAs.It also asked whether the cases have been transferred...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court for Babri trial court judge's report

The Supreme Court on Monday asked for a report from the Additional District Judge, Lucknow, holding trial in Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case, as to how trial in the case would be completed in two years as ordered by the apex court on April 19, 2017.The...

06-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Maharashtra Police flayed for casting aspersions on Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday took strong objection to the Maharashtra Police casting aspersions on its order placing five human rights activists under house arrest and told the Maharashtra government to discipline the police officers.A bench of Chief Justice...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Data on childcare homes 'frightening' : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it is "frightening" to read the data collected by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), according to which out of 2,874 children's homes surveyed till now, only 54 have received "positive reviews".A...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear plea against rights activists' arrest

The Supreme Court will hear later on Wednesday a plea by well-known historian Romila Thapar and activist Maja Daruwala on the arrest of five left-wing activists and a lawyer on Tuesday for their alleged naxal links.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...

20-Aug-2018 New Delhi

SC 'surprised over Punjab spending from CAMPA funds to pay lawyer'

The Supreme Court on Monday frowned over reports that the Punjab government allegedly spent Rs 86 lakh from the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds to pay lawyers' fee to defend a deforestation case before the National...

16-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC SoP

The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind...

07-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court slams Bihar for funding NGOs involved in sexual abuse

Expressing concern over the spurt in rape cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the Bihar government for misusing taxpayers' money to fund NGOs like the Muzaffarpur shelter home whose head has been arrested on the charge raping the inmates.The...

06-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Is Article 35A unconstitutional? SC to hear plea

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the challenge to Article 35A in the absence of a judge of a three-judge bench that was hearing the case and directed the next hearing in the week commencing from August 27.It also said that on its next hearing...

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