Articles about BR Gavai

Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India and has formerly served as a Judge in the Bombay High Court. Born in Amravati, Maharashtra, Gavai started practicing as a lawyer in the late 1980s, specializing in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. He has served as Standing Counsel for the Municipal Corporations of Nagpur, Municipal Corporation of Amravati, and the Amravati University. During 1992-93, Gavai was the Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench, and in 2000, was designated as the Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor. In 2003, he was appointed as Additional Judge in the Bombay High Court, becoming its permanent Judge in 2005. Gavai was elevated as a Judge to the Supreme Court of India in 2019 and is in line to become only the second Dalit Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Haryana's 75% job quota to stay for now, rules SC

17 Feb 2022

India
Haryana's 75% job quota to stay for now, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a recent order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that temporarily stayed the Haryana government's private job reservation law for locals.

SC notice to states on cases under scrapped Section 66A

02 Aug 2021

India
SC notice to states on cases under scrapped Section 66A

The Supreme Court of India today issued a notice to all states and union territories over the registration of cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which it had quashed over six years ago.

Supreme Court refuses to defer UPSC prelims exams

30 Sep 2020

India
Supreme Court refuses to defer UPSC prelims exams

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to postpone the UPSC Prelims Examinations 2020, scheduled for October 4, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, adding that aspirants appear for the test to become "civil servants and not students."

Civil services exams cannot be postponed, UPSC tells SC

28 Sep 2020

India
Civil services exams cannot be postponed, UPSC tells SC

The upcoming civil services examinations cannot be postponed in light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) told the Supreme Court on Monday.

NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

03 Sep 2020

India
NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the review petition of its order to hold JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 in September. The petition was filed by the ministers of six Opposition-ruled states.

Prashant Bhushan fined Re. 1 in contempt case by SC

31 Aug 2020

India
Prashant Bhushan fined Re. 1 in contempt case by SC

After multiple hearings replete with arguments, the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case on Monday, asking the lawyer-activist to pay Re. 1 as fine by September 15.

Prashant Bhushan's response even more derogatory, says SC; reserves order

25 Aug 2020

India
Prashant Bhushan's response even more derogatory, says SC; reserves order

In the contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that his response to the top court was even more derogatory than the original comments.

Won't apologize, says Prashant Bhushan; SC asks to "reconsider" statement

20 Aug 2020

India
Won't apologize, says Prashant Bhushan; SC asks to "reconsider" statement

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who was held guilty of contempt for his tweets slamming Chief Justice of India and Supreme Court, told the apex court on Friday that he isn't apologetic for the posts. He said he was merely discharging his duties as a citizen, and would accept any punishment cheerfully.

SC holds Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets on CJI

14 Aug 2020

India
SC holds Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets on CJI

On Friday, the Supreme Court held known lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for two of his tweets targeting Chief Justice SA Bobde and the judiciary.

SC pulls up Prashant Bhushan over "CJIs are corrupt" remark

04 Aug 2020

India
SC pulls up Prashant Bhushan over "CJIs are corrupt" remark

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan while hearing the concluding arguments in a 2009 contempt case, initiated against him by celebrated lawyer Harish Salve.

Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

23 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

Sachin Pilot, the sacked Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and 18 other dissident MLAs got a breather on Thursday as the Supreme Court refused to stay Rajasthan High Court's Tuesday verdict, wherein Speaker CP Joshi was directed to not decide on their disqualifications until Friday.

SC notice to Centre, IRDAI over insurance for mental illnesses

16 Jun 2020

India
SC notice to Centre, IRDAI over insurance for mental illnesses

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent notices to the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on a plea seeking financial cover for mental illnesses.

Can't stop migrant workers from walking: SC on Aurangabad incident

15 May 2020

India
Can't stop migrant workers from walking: SC on Aurangabad incident

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking relief for migrant workers in view of the Aurangabad incident.

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

15 May 2020

India
No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

Giving a big relief to cash-strapped factory owners, the Supreme Court on Friday junked a circular from Ministry of Home Affairs, which pressurized them to pay full wages to workers, even during the lockdown.

Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

08 May 2020

India
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.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

04 Mar 2020

India
Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

10 Feb 2020

India
'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

The protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act is showing no signs of stopping and took an unfortunate turn after an infant died last month.

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

28 Jan 2020

India
Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

A nine-judge constitutional bench, that was formed to hear pleas on religious discrimination faced by women, will not hear the matter for more than ten days, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde announced on Tuesday.

Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

13 Jan 2020

India
Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

On Monday, a nine-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court began hearing pleas relating to discrimination that women face in places of worship like Sabarimala, mosques, and Parsi temples.

SC stays NCLAT order reinstating Cyrus Mistry as Tata Chairperson

10 Jan 2020

Business
SC stays NCLAT order reinstating Cyrus Mistry as Tata Chairperson

Weeks after the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reinstated Cyrus Mistry as the Executive Chairperson of Tata Group, the Supreme Court stayed the tribunal's order citing "basic errors" in it.

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

India
SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

01 Oct 2019

India
#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has four weeks to submit its response on a bunch of petitions challenging its decision to rescind Article 370, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

01 Oct 2019

India
Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

In August, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre revoked Article 370 of the constitution which rewarded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two UTs, namely J&K and Ladakh.

SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to cancel sexual harassment charges

19 Aug 2019

India
SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to cancel sexual harassment charges

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea filed by Tehelka magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a former colleague.

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

24 Jun 2019

India
SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.