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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...

02-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court notice to Maharashtra government on bar girls' plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea filed by an association of women dancers, waitresses, singers and other performers working in bars and hotels.In their petition, the association has challenged the constitutional...

20-Feb-2017 New Delhi

If you kill, you can forget your family : Supreme Court to terrorist

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for interim bail by a convict in the 1996 Delhi bomb blasts, saying those convicted of killing innocents must forget their family ties."Those who indulge in indiscriminate killings of innocent people must forget...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court directs UP Police to register case against Prajapati

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to register an FIR against Gayatri Prajapati -- a Minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government -- for allegedly raping and blackmailing a woman.Asking the state police to register the FIR, the bench...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court extends status quo on SYL Canal land in Punjab

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended its status quo order on the land acquired in Punjab for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, giving Punjab time till February 20 to file its response to the Haryana government's plea challenging the...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court refuses Sasikala more time to surrender

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea by AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala seeking more time to surrender after it upheld her conviction in a disproportionate assets case by a trial court.A bench headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose declined...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

A 'fatty judgement' that derailed Sasikala

The Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that crushed AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's hopes of ruling Tamil Nadu came in a 570-page order carried in a thick sealed packet.In Room No 6 of the apex court, Justices Pinaki Chandra Bose and Amitava Roy opened...

14-Feb-2017 Chennai

Supreme Court derails Sasikala, faction fight goes on

The Supreme Court on Tuesday derailed AIADMK General Secrtary V.K. Sasikala's political career even before take-off by upholding her conviction for corruption along with two relatives and the late J. Jayalalitha. But the ugly war for power in Tamil Nadu...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court imposes Rs 10 lakh on Bihar assembly lawmaker

The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 10 lakh on Bihar assembly lawmaker for resorting to frivolous litigation over the veracity of a newspaper article that had appeared more than 22 year ago.The bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice...

10-Feb-2017 Agartala

Supreme Court to assist Tripura HC in settling long-pending cases

The Supreme Court has come to the aid of the Tripura High Court to resolve problems arising out of its lack of judges, especially its backlog of long-pending cases, a top court official said."There are at least 35 cases pending for long in which recusals...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court declines to hear urgent plea against Sasikala

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold an urgent hearing of a plea seeking direction against AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala being sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice D.Y....

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court miffed over delay in fencing of Indo-Bangladesh border

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its "strongest displeasure" over the manner in which fencing along the India-Bangladesh border is progressing and told the Union Home Ministry to furnish all details to the court.Describing the affidavit filed by the...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court attaches Sahara's Aamby Valley

The Supreme Court on Monday attached the Sahara Group's Aamby Valley property in Lonavala in Maharashtra for the recovery of about Rs 14,000 crore that the group's two companies have to repay to the investors.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ranjan...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court attaches Sahara's Aamby Valley

The Supreme Court on Monday attached Sahara group's Aamby Valley property in Pune for the recovery of Rs 14,799 crore that the group's two companies involved in real estate have to pay investors.The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Verdict on Jayalalithaa DA case likely next week : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce next week its verdict on the Karnataka government's plea challenging the acquittal of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, her close aide V.K. Sasikala and others in a disproportionate assets case, by the...

31-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court refuses to stay Tamil Nadu amendment

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government amendment permitting Jallikattu and told the state government that it was its primary responsibility to maintain law and order.Issuing notice on a plea seeking stay on the amendment permitting...

30-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court appoints four-member panel led by former CAG to run BCCI

The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member committee of administrators, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice...

27-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, states on farmers' suicides

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the central and state governments, union territories administrations and the Reserve Bank of India on the reasons for the "sensitive matter" of farmers' suicide.Describing the issue as a sensitive matter affecting...

24-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks status of vacancies of police force

With over five lakh vacancies in the police force at different level in states, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Home Secretaries of all the states to furnish details of the vacancies at all levels.Observing that the vacancies in police force was...

20-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court not to pronounce Jallikattu verdict for a week

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed not to pronounce its verdict on Jallikattu for one week in the wake of large scale protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban on the bull-taming sport.A bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar agreed to put the pronouncement...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC notice on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government's response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of the messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.The court also issued notices to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court calls status report on SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).The SIT, set up in February 2015, is probing the cases that were earlier closed for...

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