Apex Court News
Justice UU Lalit, 49th CJI of India, only second to be directly elevated from Bar to Supreme Court bench
Justice UU Lalit, known for his path-breaking judgments, was a senior advocate before being appointed a judge of the apex court on 13 August 2014
Pakistan Supreme Court seeks record of National Assembly proceedings on no-trust motion
National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday ruled that the no-confidence motion was linked with a foreign conspiracy to topple the government and hence was not maintainable.
Two-day Bharat Bandh in India: Are you allowed to hold a forced hartal in the country?
A joint forum of central trade unions has called for a two-day nationwide strike to protest against the Centre’s policies ‘affecting workers, farmers and people’, which began at 6 am today. But is it constitutional for people to organise such hartals?
From hijab ban to Ram Mandir: When the Supreme Court was drawn into religious debates
The hijab row has moved from classrooms to the top court. The Karnataka High Court's decision to uphold the ban on the headscarf has been challenged in the Supreme Court
Supreme Court directs Yogi government to refund money recovered from anti-CAA protesters
Following the apex court's criticism, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that it had withdrawn 274 recovery notices against anti-CAA protesters
SC expands definition of vulnerable witness to include age and gender neutral victims of sexual assault
The apex court also expanded the definition to include any speech or hearing impaired individual or a person suffering from any other disability, who is considered to be a vulnerable witness by the competent court
Supertech home buyers jittery after SC order on demolition of high-rise apartment complex
Supertech said the order will not have any adverse impact on the company or its group companies as every project has its own independent RERA Account and cost centre
In a first, 9 Supreme Court judges take oath in one go; working strength goes up to 33
Chief Justice of India N V Ramana administered the oath of office in a swearing-in ceremony held in the auditorium of the apex court's additional building complex
Pegasus row: 'Nothing to hide', expert committee to probe all claims, Centre tells Supreme Court
The government told a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana that this issue is "highly technical" and expertise was needed to examine the aspects
'Absolutely frivolous': Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to delete 26 verses of Quran
The apex court has also imposed costs of Rs 50,000 on the petitioner, which was filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi
AIFF approaches Supreme Court seeking extension of executive committee's tenure until finalisation of new constitution
The Supreme Court in a 2017 order had appointed a Committee of Administrators to formulate the constitution of the AIFF in consonance with the Sports Code.
Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says former Supreme Court justice MB Lokur
Speaking on the contempt of court issue related to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the former apex court judge said his statements were misread
Supreme Court extends relief on NPAs after govt says interest issue being considered at 'highest level'
The Centre told the court an expert panel has been set up to look into the interest being charged by banks on instalments deferred during the moratorium
Prashant Bhushan contempt case in SC: Activist-lawyer quotes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'do not ask for mercy': full text
Bhushan, after the Supreme Court rejected his plea that the arguments on quantum of sentence be heard by another top court bench, said his tweets were "nothing but a small attempt to discharge" what he considered to be his "highest duty at this juncture in the history of our republic."
Vikas Dubey encounter hearing: SC 'appalled' that gangster got bail despite cases against him
The apex court also said it was 'appalled' that the gangster got bail despite so many cases against him.
1996 World Cup organisers PILCOM liable to deduct tax at source for payments made during event, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the Pak-Indo-Lanka joint management Committee (PILCOM), which was formed for the purpose of conducting 1996 Cricket World Cup, was liable to deduct tax at source for payments made to non-resident sports associations for the tournament.
Telangana High Court adjourns hearing on encounter deaths of Hyderabad gangrape and murder accused to 13 Dec
The Telangana High Court on Thursday adjourned to Friday the public interest litigations filed against the alleged encounter of the four men accused in the gangrape and murder of a woman veterinarian near here last month.
SC sets up inquiry commission into encounter of 4 accused in Telangana rape-murder case; panel to be led by retired judge VS Sirpurkar
The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered an inquiry commission to be set up to probe the encounter of the four men, accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Sabarimala temple row: SC to hear Kerala woman's plea next week; activist Bindu Ammini had earlier said she was stopped from entering shrine
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear next week the plea of a Kerala woman who was allegedly prevented from visiting the Sabarimala temple despite the apex court's verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine
SC to hear next week plea of woman barred from entering Sabarimala temple despite apex court's nod allowing women of all age groups to visit shrine
Recently a woman activist, Bindu Ammini, and one Fathima have been prevented from entering Sabarimala temple even after five-judge Constitution bench, by majority of four is to one, in its verdict delivered in September last year, had allowed girls, women of all age groups to visit Sabarimala in Kerala