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12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Permanent Committee to designate senior advocates : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that a permanent committee headed by the Chief Justice of India will henceforth decide on the designation of lawyers as senior advocates.A top court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi in its judgment said that besides...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sex with wife below 18 is rape : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape, striking down the provision of criminal law that permitted sex with wife aged between 15 and 18.The husband is liable to be prosecuted if the woman files a complaint within...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

No firecracker sale in Delhi-NCR this Diwali: Supreme Court

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

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

No firecrackers for Delhi-NCR : Supreme Court

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 A.K. Sikri, while...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Apex court judges are not pro-government : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said its Judges were not pro-government and pointed to ways it had been hauling up the government on various matters.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud took a dim view...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

SC to take final decision on Rohingyas: Supreme Court

 A final decision on the fate of Rohingya refugees in India will be taken by the Supreme Court, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.He said the matter is being heard by the apex court and "whatever decision will be taken, it will be taken by...

15-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on Blue Whale game ban

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking a ban on the online Blue Whale game that has been blamed for the deaths of a number of young people.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y....

13-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Holding back funds under NULM will not help anybody : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Central government that it could not hold back the future allocations of funds to the states under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) merely because funds allocated in the past were not spent."Such an approach...

06-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Cow vigilantism must stop: Supreme Court tells states

The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that cow vigilantism has to stop and it is not permissible under the law.It also directed the states to appoint nodal officers in each district to take steps to prevent such incidences of violence and act against the perpetrators....

04-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court stays NCLT order on Jaypee Infratech

In relief to a group of flat owners/buyers in projects of Jaypee Infratech, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) order appointing an insolvency resolution professional to carry out corporate insolvency proceedings...

24-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Right to privacy a fundamental right, declares Supreme Court

In a major boost to individual freedom, the Supreme Court on Friday declared that right to privacy was a fundamental right and protected as an intrinsic part of life and personal liberty and freedoms guaranteed by Constitution.Rejecting the government's...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel headed by two of its former judges to examine the justification for closure of 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court tells Thakur to apologise

The Supreme Court on Friday asked former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur to tender an "unequivocal and unqualified" apology for saying that the court's order for ushering in obligatory reforms in the country's apex cricket...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court halts counselling, admissions to IITs under JEE

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a halt to further counselling and admissions to IITs in respect of entrance tests under JEE (Advanced).The bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that no High Court in the country will entertain any petition in respect...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court cracks down on use of fake caste certificates

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that people securing government jobs or seats in educational institution in the reserved category on the basis of fake caste certificates would lose them.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud...

04-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Consider more time for changing old notes : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the RBI to consider, within two weeks, the option of granting time to people with a legitimate reason for not being able to deposit old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes after these were demonetised.A bench...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

SC's 'no' to constitution bench on CAG audit of discoms

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the plea of power distribution companies seeking a Constitution bench for hearing the issue of validity of an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).A bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks Gujarat's response on admission of poor children

The Supreme Court on Monday sought Gujarat government's response to the plea seeking admission to children belonging to disadvantaged and weaker sections of society.The plea seeks to fill up 63,610 seats under the Right to Education Act. The seats have been...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Vacancies in Aptel create problems for us, Supreme Court to government

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government when it was going to appoint judicial and technical members of the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (Aptel) so that the tribunal could function to its full strength.Observing that not filling the vacancies...

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...

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