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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...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court refuses to allow Jallikattu

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for organising the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the ensuing Pongal festival.A division bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that the draft of Jallikattu judgement has been prepared...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC rejects plea challenging tax exemption to political parties

In a relief to political parties, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a PIL challenging a provision of the Income Tax Act exempting political parties from disclosing the identity of the donors contributing upto Rs 20,000.Observing that political parties...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC rejects probe into alleged Birla-Sahara payoffs to Modi

In a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to probe the alleged payoffs by the Birla-Sahara groups to him when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister.Besides Prime Minister Modi, the documents relied upon by the...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court accepts apology from Katju, closes contempt case

The Supreme Court on Friday brought curtains down on the contempt proceedings against its former judge, Justice Markandey Katju, as it accepted an unconditional apology tendered by him.Closing the case, the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Uday...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court proposes to cancel Aircel's 2G licence

The Supreme Court on Friday proposed to cancel the 2G licence granted to Aircel if the owner of Maxis, the Malaysia-based Anantha Krishnan, who bought the majority shares of the Indian telecom company, and his one-time key aide and Director Augustus Ralph...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks CBI probe into Air India aircraft purchase

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI to investigate an alleged scandal in the purchase and leasing of aircraft by Air India between 2004 and 2008 when the Congress-led UPA was in office.The allegations, made by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation,...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bowls out BCCI brass, Anurag takes dig at judges

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for refusing 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 Thakur and Shirke, the court issued notices asking...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bars seeking votes over religion, ruling hailed

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that seeking votes on the basis of religion, race, caste or language of a candidate or a rival or of the voters is illegal. It said election was a secular exercise and elected representatives too have to work on secular...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court sacks BCCI bosses for defying Lodha recommendations

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 both Thakur and Shirke, the...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Can't seek votes on caste, community, religious lines : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said that seeking votes on the basis of caste, community, religion or language is illegal.A constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice T.S. Thakur by a 4:3 majority passed the order on the basis of Section 123(3)...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court says Centre 'sensitive', will ease people's hardship

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order extending exemptions permitting the use of scrapped currency notes for essential services, even medical, and left it to the Centre to take the call.Observing that the Centre was sensitive enough...

15-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Can't grow beard on religious ground in armed forces : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea by two IAF personnel seeking to grow beard, saying IAF's policies on personal appearance were not intended to discriminate against religious beliefs.Rejecting the plea by Mohamed Zubair and Ansari Aaftab Ahmed,...

14-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Bring solid evidence to back charges against PM: Supreme Court to NGO

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked an NGO to bring clinching evidence to back its charges of graft against then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi."You must bring very firm and clear material," the bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice Arun...

14-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Ban on pellet guns: SC seeks expert committee report from GOI

The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the union government to submit the report prepared by an Expert Committee regarding the use of pellet guns by Armed Forces, reports said.In a petition filed by Jammu & Kashmir High Court Advocates Association, a Bench...

05-Dec-2016 New Delhi

SC hearing on demonetisation deferred till December 9

The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a batch of petitions challenging the demonetisation decision, as well as the Central government's plea seeking the transfer of cases filed before different High Courts and subordinate courts either to the apex court...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Categorise cases challenging demonetisation : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to Monday its hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the demonetisation, asking the cases to be categorised for a smooth hearing.The apex court was hearing on the Centre's plea seeking the transfer of a large number...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court orders status quo on Taj Mansingh Hotel

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered status quo on Tata group-owned Taj Mansingh Hotel in New Delhi, disallowing NDMC's plea that the hotel should not be allowed bookings after December 31.The municipal body, that owns the land and the building, had filed...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court likely to hear Haryana's plea on SYL on Nov 21

The Supreme Court is likely to hear on November 21 a Haryana government plea seeking restoration of the court's earlier interim order for maintaining a status quo on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and the land acquired for the water channel."Let it be...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Concern for dogs can't override value of human life : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said an impression should not be created that human life has lesser value than that of a dog but stressed that stray dogs can be killed only in accordance with the Animal Birth Control Rules."Let not an impression go out that...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Concern for dogs can't override value of human life : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said an impression should not be created that human life has lesser value than that of a dog, and stressed that stray dogs can be killed only in accordance with the Animal Birth Control Rules."Let not an impression go out that...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Say how you will deal with cash chaos: Supreme Court to government

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to explain the steps it has taken or will take to deal with the chaos outside banks and ATMs following the demonetisation move and observed that people should not suffer.Asking the Centre to file reply without...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear contempt plea against Badals on SYL

The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking criminal contempt proceedings against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the Deputy Chief Minister for their public pronouncements that they will not comply with the top court's verdict on SYL.The bench,...

10-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court strikes down Punjab law against water sharing

In a setback to Punjab, the Supreme Court on Thursday held as unconstitutional the state's 2004 law intended to deny Haryana its share of Sutlej-Yamuna water.Holding that the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004, was not in conformity with the provisions...

24-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Ensure Food Security Act is implemented: Supreme Court to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday said it was incumbent upon the Central government to ensure that the National Food Security Act, 2013, was implemented both in letter and spirit by the state governments, and it asked the Centre to frame model rules under the...

21-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court says garbage pile-up at Delhi landfills alarming

The Supreme Court on Friday dubbed as "alarming" the pile-up of garbage up to 45 metres at Delhi's landfills in Okhla, Ghazipur and Bhalsawa and called for urgent steps to redress the problem."It is a very alarming issue. 45-metres of garbage is alarming....

21-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Lodha panel to appoint independent auditor for BCCI finances

The Supreme Court on Friday said the Justice Lodha Committee will appoint an independent auditor to study BCCI's finances, including contracts involving media rights.A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S Thakur said the Board of Control for Cricket in India...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

You can't be unkind to elephants, Supreme Court tells owners

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that those having elephants in captivity -- be it individual owners or temples -- cannot be unkind to them."Whatever you do, you can't be unkind to elephants," the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy told...

19-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Refund money to 39 Gurgaon flat buyers, Supreme Court tells Unitech

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told real estate major Unitech to refund the principal cost of flats to 39 buyers who had booked apartments in its Gurgaon project seven years back but are still to get possession.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava...

19-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Refund money to flat buyers : Supreme Court tells Unitech

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed real estate major Unitech to refund the principal cost of flats to 39 buyers who had booked apartments in a Gurgaon project seven years back and have still not got possession of their houses.Directing Unitech to refund...

18-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court defers decision on Lodha panel

The Supreme Court, which was to take a decision on the BCCI's review petition against the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations on Tuesday, has defferred the issue by two weeks.The issue will now be heard in chamber of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur two...

17-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Only sought clarification from ICC, BCCI chief tells SC

Indian cricket board chief Anurag Thakur on Monday denied he sought from the ICC any letter to say that the presence of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) nominee on the cricket board as recommended by the Justice Lodha Committee amounted to government...

07-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Supreme Court bars BCCI from releasing funds to state associations

The Supreme Court on Friday barred the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from releasing any funds to its state affiliates until they give an unconditional undertaking that they wil comply with the organisational reforms as recommended by the Justice...

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