SC says Rajasthan govt officials hand-in-glove with companies illegally mining Aravalli hills; calls state machinery 'rotten'
Dealing with a matter related to alleged illegal mining activities in the Aravalli range, the Supreme Court said the entire government machinery is "rotten" in Rajasthan and the officials are "hand in glove" with those who have been indulging in illegal mining.
SC seeks response from Bihar govt, CBI on Patna HC order banning media from reporting Muzaffarpur shelter home case
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked Bihar government and the CBI, which is investigating the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, to file their response to the petition, and listed the matter for 18 September.
SC takes note of Kerala floods, says disaster management must be given 'priority' by all states and UTs
The Supreme Court on Friday took note of the devastating floods in Kerala and observed that disaster management must be given "priority" by all states and union territories.
SC says vision document on Taj Mahal should take into account pollution in Taj Trapezium Zone; next hearing on 25 Sept
The Supreme Court has told the Uttar Pradesh government that the vision document for the protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal must take into account environmental concerns.
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu government to seal or close down within 48 hours 11 resorts and hotels constructed on the elephant corridor of Nilgiris in violation of law.
Supreme Court directs media platforms not to publish pictures of sexual abuse victims, warns against interviewing them
Supreme Court expressed concern over incidents of rape in the country and asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuse
Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: Supreme Court completely restrains photos of occupants and interviews in media
The Supreme Court on Thursday in the Muzaffarpur restrained the electronic media from showing, even in morphed form, images of the alleged victims of rape and sexual assault at a shelter home in the Bihar district, observing they cannot be compelled to "relive the trauma" again and again.
SC questions Centre over non-utilisation of environment protection fund; demands expenditure plan for Rs 77,000 crore
Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore which was meant for environment protection fund, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre about how it intends to spend the "huge amount."
SC expresses concern over deaths in pothole-related accidents, asks its road safety committee to submit report within 2 weeks
Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country.
Kasauli murder case: Supreme Court tells Himachal Pradesh to file status report, asks state govt to ensure rule of law
The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the murder of a woman officer in Kasauli was because of the non-implementation of the state law prohibiting unauthorised construction
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre, Delhi government and other authorities concerned not to make unauthorised construction and sealing of illegal structures in the national capital "political" issues.
SC tells Centre, states to implement Juvenile Justice Act: Court's directives well-meaning but not child-focused
From a governance and policy perspective, the Supreme Court's directions to the Centre, states on Juvenile Justice Act look sound but are not child-focused.
SC cancelled 88 mining leases in Goa that were renewed by the state govt in 2015 just before Mines and Minerals Act mandated the auction of mining leases.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday castigated the Centre and states for not taking necessary steps for the welfare of widows.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states and union territories (UTs) to come out with details of the money they have received from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund scheme.
SC asks all states to consider prohibiting use of pet coke, furnace oil by industries to control pollution
The Supreme Court on Friday asked all states and Union territories to consider prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries, saying it was a cause of pollution not only for the National Capital Region (NCR) but the entire nation.
SC says 23 million minor brides in India; one out of five weddings violate laws prohibiting child marriage
Expressing dismay over an alarming figure of 23 million child brides in the country, the Supreme Court has said one out of every five marriages violated laws prohibiting child marriage.
The raging issue whether to make forced marital intercourse and sexual acts part of offence of rape in penal law has been extensively debated and now it cannot be considered as a criminal act, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
Supreme Court observed that a number of wetlands and lakes disappeared and according to reports, it was one of the reasons for the 2015 Chennai floods