National Supreme Court

Rafale Scam : BJP’s Ex Ministers Counsel bombards Modi’s defense deal

Supreme Court today witnessed a  battle field on weather to conduct Rafale scam probe or not  The apex court, which began its hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, also said it was dealing with the requirements of the Air Force and would like to Read More…

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CBI Directors war inside court goes scorching

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended till November 28 interim protection from arrest to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, accused of graft by his own agency.  The CBI had registered a case against Asthana on the basis of a complaint from Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana, facing probe in the 2017 case allegedly involving meat Read More…

National Supreme Court

SC reserved Judgement for Rafale scam probe – Sovereign guarantee , dilution of offset guidelines pose Critical

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a batch of petitions, including the one filed by former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, pertaining to the Union government’s 2016 deal with France to buy Rafale fighter jets. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala case: SC refuses to stay verdict and posted case on Jan 22 2019

In a major setback to tradition seeking Hindus The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter. The review petitions against the September 28 Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

National herald case in Supreme Court admitted and “No” IT assessment till then

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, fixed December 4 to hear the Special Leave Petition filed by Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Mr Rahul Gandhi and Mr Oscar Fernandes to challenge the dismissal by the Delhi High Court of their plea challenging the re-opening of their Income Tax assessment for the year 2010-11. The Supreme Court Bench comprising Read More…

Supreme Court Women

Traditional Vrs women rights loggerheads at Sabarimala : SC defer petitions

SC bench led by CJI Gogoi on Tuesday deferred hearing of three fresh writ petitions regarding entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple. SC said writ petitions would be heard after the review petitions are decided either way. So now, three fresh writ petitions will only be heard by a bench comprising Read More…

National Supreme Court

Modi government handed over Copies to petitioners : RafaleScam

The Centre on Monday complied with a Supreme Court order and handed over to petitioners, who sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, the document detailing the decisions taken to procure the aircraft. The document titled “Details of the steps in the decision-making process leading to the Read More…

North India Politics Supreme Court

“Fantastic” says Supreme Court on missing Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma

The Supreme Court has summoned Bihar DGP to explain the state police’s failure to arrest former state minister of JDU party Manju Verma in a case related to the recovery of ammunition from her home during a CBI raid in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse scandal. Expressing shock over the non-arrest, justice Read More…

Supreme Court Votes & Polls

Black money : SC issues notice to EC , Union Govt and States

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Union government, the Election Commission and others after a plea by Kaka Rama Krishna, former CPI MLA from Andhra Pradesh, asked for taking action on the “illegal use of huge money” by the candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly polls. A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Congress says CBI director on leave is illegal and reached Supreme Court

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision of sending CBI director Alok Verma on leave, saying it was “illegal” and was in violation of the CBI Act. In his petition, Kharge, who is the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said only the three-member committee of leader of Read More…

Supreme Court

SC allows followers to pay respect to Agarwal with conditions

Agarwal passed away on October 11 after undertaking a 111-day fast, demanding unrestricted flow of river Ganga.  The Supreme Court on Friday allowed followers of ‘Save Ganga’ crusader Prof GD Agarwal alias Swami Gyan Swaroop, to have ‘darshan’ and pay their last respect to the environmental activist who died after undertaking a 111-day hunger strike. Read More…

National Supreme Court

SC given 10 days time for Modi govt to provide cost & details of Rafale Flight Purchase

In a major setback to centre inspite of objections by Attorney General   the apex  court  directed the government to provide details of pricing and cost of fighter planes to it in next 10 days. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph also directed for providing Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : SC said firm “NO” to urgent hearing of review petition but fixed the date at Nov 13

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and said they have been already listed for hearing. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Jospeh was Read More…

Legal Supreme Court

Collegium finalises four names for elevation as Supreme Court judges

The Supreme Court collegium on Monday cleared names of justice R Subhash Reddy, justice Hemant Gupta, justice M R Shah, and justice Ajay Rastogi for elevation as Supreme Court judges. According to two people familiar with the collegium proceedings, Gujarat high court chief justice Reddy, Madhya Pradesh high court chief Justice Gupta, Patna high court Read More…

National Supreme Court

Ayodhya case: Govt has full faith on judiciary, says BJP Law Minister

In a major set back to ambitious  Hindutva groups outlets  the Supreme Court declining an urgent hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case, said Monday an appropriate bench will decide in January when to hear the politically sensitive case, sparking demands by Hindutva groups for a law to begin construction of a Ram temple at Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Centre submits details of decision making process to SC

The Centre has filed before the Supreme Court details of Rafale deal decision making process in sealed covers. The apex court on October 10 had asked the Centre to provide details of the decision making process in the Rafale fighter jet deal sans pricing and technical specifications.  The direction to the Centre was issued on Read More…

National Supreme Court

Apex Court asks CVC to complete in 2 weeks and clips the wings of new CBI boss

The Supreme Court ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete probe against CBI director Alok Verma under the supervision of former Supreme Court Judge AK Patnaik on Friday. In a major set back to ruling BJP government  the top court also ordered  that interim CBI boss Nageshwar Rao will only carry out ‘routine duties’ and Read More…

High Court Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : Kerala police FIR against 2000 people and look out notice against 200

Kerala police Thursday detaining over 1000 people in a crackdown on those allegedly involved in the violent protests against entry of women of all ages into the hilltop sabarimala  temple  In the regard Kerala  police had filed cases against 2000 persons and issued a lookout notices against 210 persons. “In a major swoop, we detained Read More…

Life Style Supreme Court

Documentary proof says Prior 1991 “chooronu” rice feeding ceremony gave access to young women at Sabarimala

Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala temple considered “naishtika brahmachari” (eternally celibate), since its door opened for a five-day pooja on October 17. No pooja was performed on the first day of the opening of the temple. The doors to the shrine will close at 10 pm Monday. Nearly a dozen women have been turned Read More…

National Supreme Court

Supreme Court refused to impose a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers

Supreme Court on Tuesday said only green firecrackers, which are less polluting, will be allowed to be sold in the country. The Court, however, banned the sale of firecrackers on e-commerce websites. The court order is not limited only to Diwali; durations have been fixed for bursting of crackers on all events and festivals.  On Read More…

Social Supreme Court Voice Women

Three women who utmost broken the ceiling on the 3rd day : Sabarimala

Amid ongoing protests, feminist activist Rehana Fathima, reporter Kavitha Jakkal and Woman devotee Mary Sweety tried to enter the Sabarimala temple today, three days after it was opened for women of all ages. As the temple entries are blocked by devotees against the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of menstruating age to enter the Read More…

Opinion Social Supreme Court Voice World

India ranks 103 out of 119 in global hunger index

According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have “serious levels of hunger”. In 2017, India was ranked at the 100th position . India is ranked below many neighbouring countries, including China (25th spot), Nepal (72), Myanmar (68), Sri Lanka (67) and Bangladesh (86). Pakistan is Read More…

South India Supreme Court Women

Women entering Sabarimala temple has to be ripped to 2 pieces says actor

Kollam Kanjaveli Kuttilazhikathu Thulasidharan Nair is an actor in Malayalam cinema and was speaking in Kerala. Actor Kollam Thulasi who is also a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made the horrifying remark at an NDA rally that drew blank amongst Social media bloggers Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…

Companies National Supreme Court

Ericsson knocks SC door not to allow Anil Ambani go out of India

Swedish telecom equipment company Ericsson was to get the payment from  the business transactions it had done with the embattled Anil Ambani group that has debt running up to Rs 45,000 crore. Ericsson had earlier agreed to scale down its dues towards Ambani’s group from Rs 1,600 crore to Rs 550 crore as part of Read More…

Companies Market National Opinion Supreme Court

Jio growth to get slower after SC bars aadhaar link to SIM

The apex court order disallowing telcos from using the faster Aadhaar-based verification system could slow the pace of subscriber additions significantly, potentially delaying the company’s plan to acquire a 50% revenue market share, analysts said.  Jio added 11.78 million customers in July, outpacing Airtel’s 313,000, Vodafone India’s 609,000 and Idea Cellular’s paltry 5,489, according to Read More…

High Court Social South India Supreme Court Women

Digital booking to be introduced on the model of Tirupati for Sabarimala

A high-power committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan discussed various arrangements to be made for women devotees, days after the Supreme Court opened the gate of the temple for women of all age. Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Chief Minister’s Private Secretary M V Jayarajan, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) member K P Sankardas and Read More…

Culture Social Supreme Court

The doors of Sabarimala made opened by Supreme Court to women of all ages

The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict on Friday, allowed the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. A Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, by a majority of 4:1, held that denial of entry to women Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

SC declined to refer Ayodhya issue to Five judge Constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to refer to a five-judge Constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgement that a mosque was not integral to Islam which had arisen during the hearing of Ayodhya land dispute. In a divided  verdict of 2:1, the apex court bench headed by Chief Read More…

Culture Social Supreme Court

SC refuses centre govt plea to refer SC/ST Promotion matter to 7-judge bench

The Supreme Court Wednesday said its 2006 verdict putting benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to seven-judge bench. The apex court also turned down the Centre’s plea that overall population of SC/ST be considered for granting quota for them. The unanimous judgement was pronounced by a five-judge Constitution Read More…

Companies National Supreme Court

Aadhaar link to bank account and SIM card is not required : Supreme Court

Today Apex  court said it wasn’t mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts or mobile numbers, but that that the identification was compulsory for the filing of I-T returns and for the allotment of Permanent Account Numbers (PAN). It said no child can be denied benefits of any schemes if he or she can’t produce Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court Votes & Polls

Candidates cannot be barred from elections based on chargesheets ruled Supreme Court

Today Supreme Court washed it hand and said Parliament should make a law to ensure candidates with criminal antecedents don’t enter public life and take part in law-making Earlier the Ruling bjp government  has contended that the judiciary shouldn’t venture into the legislative arena by creating a pre-condition which would adversely affect the right of Read More…

Companies Environment Legal Nature Supreme Court

Supreme court says “NO” to TN plea on Sterlite

Supreme Court Monday asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide on the merits and maintainability of the issue raised by the Tamil Nadu government on Vedanta’s plea challenging the closure of its Sterlite plant at Tuticorin.  A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra said it has already asked the NGT to Read More…

Culture Life Style Supreme Court

Lesbian Gay transgender sex no longer a crime in India : Supreme Court

The 493-page judgement was written by four judges headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. While CJI’s verdict was 166 pages, Justice Nariman filed a 96-page judgment, Justice DY Chandrachud filed a 181-page judgement, and Justice Indu Malhotra’s judgement was 50 pages. Slamming petitioner Suresh Kumar Kaushal’s views that gay sex should be criminalised Read More…

Legal National Supreme Court

Former Justice Karnan targets SC judges again

Former Kolkata  high court judge, Justice Karnan  written a letter to the registrar general of the supreme court of India saying, “I have passed a judicial order against 8 convicted accused/anti-social element/terrorist Judges namely, Former CJI JS Khehar, CJI Dipak Misra, former justice Chelameshwar, justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur, justice PC Ghose, Justice Read More…

High Court National Supreme Court

Malegaon Blast : Purohit petitions dismissed at SC and HC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the petition filed by Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit seeking a SIT probe in the Malegaon Blast case.  According to a Bar and Bench report, the apex court also said that it did not consider it appropriate to interfere in the case. The Apex Court asked him Read More…

Legal North India Supreme Court

Article 35A : Supreme court accede Centre government date and postponed to Dec 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing of the petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A till the second week of January 2019.  The SC said it would take up the matter after the Panchayat polls in the state had concluded in December 2018. Stating that the government of India argued before SC that Read More…

Legal Supreme Court Voice

Dissent is safety valve of democracy : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today heard a plea challenging the arrest of five activists who were rounded up for alleged Maoists links from different parts of the country on Tuesday.  Maharashtra Police had arrested five left-wing activists Sudha Bhardwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, and Arun Ferreira  on Tuesday.  Following this  Apex court  has then Read More…