Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to celebrate 69th birthday; SC to hear petitions by 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to celebrate birthday today by visiting his mother, Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat; DK Shivakumar to be produced in court on expiry of ED's custody today; and more
Delhi court extends DK Shivakumar's ED custody till 17 Sep, tells agency to take him for medical exam over health concerns
A Delhi court on Friday extended till 17 September the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in connection with a money laundering case.
Justice Sikri wants controversy surrounding removal of CBI chief to 'die', senior lawyers say unfair to target him
Justice AK Sikri of the Supreme Court wants the controversy, over his proposed post-retirement assignment and nomination on the PM-led panel which removed Alok Verma as CBI chief, to "die" even as some senior advocates Monday termed the incident mischievous and aimed at targeting him.
Madhavi Divan, new additional solicitor-general, played key role in triple talaq case, advocated against death penalty for rape of minors
The Central government on Monday appointed advocate Madhavi Divan the Additional Solicitor General (ASG). She is the third woman who has been appointed ASG in the apex court.
Advocate Madhavi Divan appointed Additional Solicitor General, becomes third woman to hold the post in SC
Divan will represent the government in the Supreme Court and will hold office till 30 June, 2020. She is the third woman who has been appointed ASG in the apex court.
'Constitutional morality can be very dangerous': Attorney General KK Venugopal fears SC may become third Parliament chamber
Criticising the top court for depending on the Constitutional morality, the Attorney General while speaking at the Second J Dadachanji Memorial Debate said, "The use of Constitutional morality can be very, very dangerous and we can't be sure where it will lead us to. I hope Constitutional morality dies."
SC reserves verdict on Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest: If not CBI and police, whom should we trust, asks Harish Salve
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved it judgement in the Bhima Koregaon activists' arrest case.
Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter: CBI seeks dismissal of PIL in Bombay High Court challenging Amit Shah's discharge
In the PIL, the petitioners questioned why the CBI had only challenged Amit Shah's discharge in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and not that of the police officers named in the case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it would not oppose the discharge granted to IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, a former accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh "fake" encounter case, by the trial court.
The Supreme Court on Monday said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should be "actively involved" in the probe into a large number of cases of alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the army, Assam Rifles and the police in Manipur.
2G spectrum case: Centre names Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as special public prosecutor
The central government has named Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the Special Public Prosecutor for the 2G spectrum scam case
SC angered over criticism that it is trying to run govt, says judiciary blamed for executive not doing its job
The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed anguish over the criticism that it was trying to "run the government", saying the judiciary is blamed if it points out that the executive is not doing its job.
The Delhi High Court on Sunday reserved its order on a plea by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, seeking to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in two matters.
The court was hearing the ex-sailor's plea challenging an 6 October order of the Navy removing her from service.
The proper route in these circumstances would be for Mehta to resign as an additional solicitor-general while he is representing Jay Shah. Once the case is over, he may take the post up again.
Triple talaq verdict: Pinky Anand hails Supreme Court judgment, says it speaks volume about India's progress
The landmark verdict of the apex court setting aside the practice triple talaq among Muslims, "speaks volume about the progress of the nation", Pinky Anand said on Tuesday.
Attorney-General Mukul Rohtagi on Sunday said that he did not wanted to seek reappointment to the post, expressing his wish to pursue private practice.
Union ministries have held a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir government to find a solution to issues, including whether the 68 percent Muslims in the state can be regarded as minority and can avail benefits under that category, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday.
The high-stakes hearing on the claims of rival AIADMK factions over the party's election symbol commenced here on Wednesday morning.
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Monday opposed the government's plea for holding in-camera proceedings in the tribunal which is scrutinising whether the immediate ban on IRF was justified.