Ashok Bhushan: News

“Justice cannot be substituted for mercy,” said Ashok Bhushan, a former judge of the Supreme Court, in his farewell message. Born on July 5, 1956, in Uttar Pradesh, Ashok Bhushan completed his graduation in 1975. After graduation, he joined Allahabad University to study law. He enrolled with Allahabad Bar Council after the completion of his law degree in 1979. He began his practice in the Allahabad High Court. As a lawyer, Ashok Bhushan represented various institutions including Allahabad University and State Mineral Development Corporation. His career as a judge began in 2001 when he became a permanent judge in the Allahabad High Court. In 2014, he was transferred to the High Court of Kerala. He later became the Chief Justice of the High Court. In 2016, he was elevated to the Supreme Court and served as a judge in the Court until his retirement in 2021.

SC: Private hospitals should treat elderly on priority amid pandemic

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that elderly people be given priority in admission and treatment at private hospitals besides at government medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

18 Dec 2020


States to undertake fire safety audits of COVID-19 hospitals: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out fire safety audits of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions.

Coronavirus situation 'may worsen'; SC seeks reports from 4 states

The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the worsening COVID-19 situation in India and asked four states to submit status reports.

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

On reports that doctors haven't received salaries for months, the Supreme Court on Friday said the country can't afford to have "dissatisfied soldiers" in the raging war against coronavirus.

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.

08 May 2020


Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

As the opening of liquor stores in non-containment zones led to chaos, serpentine queues, and the social distancing rules were bulldozed, the Supreme Court on Friday asked states to consider home delivery of these products.

08 Apr 2020


SC wants coronavirus tests to be free in private labs

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court suggested that tests for coronavirus must be free, even in private labs, asking the government to explore the feasibility of this plan. Private labs charge Rs. 4,500 for the tests and a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat noted it was an exorbitant amount.

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of convict Pawan

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative petition of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

#AAPvsCentre: SC gives electricity-board to AAP, Anti-corruption bureau to L-G

In a verdict which is sure to upset the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Delhi government can't have control over the anti-corruption bureau.

SC allows reopening of dance bars, bans showering of cash

Giving a major relief to restaurant owners in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court on Thursday relaxed stringent conditions set by the state government for obtaining a dance bar license.

SC timings for bursting firecrackers in TN, Puducherry to change

The Supreme Court today modified its order of fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad HC's 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts.

For fireworks after 10: Durex's take on SC-order is creative

The Supreme Court's order, earlier this week, which capped burning crackers in Diwali for only two hours prompted many responses, but the one by Durex takes the cake.

12 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

23 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

SC to examine whether there should be total-ban on firecrackers

The Supreme Court yesterday said it would examine whether there should be a total ban on the use of firecrackers as it noted that air-pollution reached hazardous proportions during Diwali.

06 Jul 2018


CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the master of roster, a two-judge SC bench iterated, dismissing a petition by former law minister Shanti Bhushan.

Supreme Court to hear major cases in July, including Aadhaar

July will likely see a bunch of important verdicts and hearings in the Supreme Court, the most crucial one perhaps being the validity of Aadhaar.

08 Jun 2018

West Bengal

SC refuses CBI-probe into two BJP workers' deaths in WB

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls.

Stop allowances of ex-MP Sharad Yadav; can retain house: SC

The Supreme Court today modified the Delhi HC order by stopping salary and allowances of former Janata Dal (U) President and MP Sharad Yadav till the plea challenging his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha is pending.

SC refuses to stall the release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

The Supreme Court today refused to stall the release of Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kaala' which is scheduled to hit theatres tomorrow.

Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

In a landmark verdict, Kerala High Court today declined to separate an 18-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl who were in a live-in relationship, saying it cannot close its eyes to the fact that such relationships have become rampant in society.

18 May 2018


Laughter in courtroom; judge tells a witty-joke on Karnataka crisis

The tense, high-voltage hearing on the Karnataka crisis in the Supreme Court today witnessed lighter moments today.

Supreme Court won't interfere with journalist Upendra Rai's arrest

On Friday, the Supreme Court said that it would not interfere with the arrest of journalist Upendra Rai by the CBI over his alleged involvement in dubious financial transactions.

SC agrees to hear petition to regulate powers of CJI

Days after refusing to frame rules regarding allocation of cases by the Chief Justice (CJI), the SC has agreed to hear a similar plea.