Dipak Misra: News

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.

15 Jan 2020

Ranjan Gogoi

No, liberals aren't tolerant. They prefer ideological supremacy over democracy

The world is going through a tectonic shift. The Left has been defeated across most democratic platforms, but they control academia, campuses, media houses; influence the millennials and enjoy disproportionate power.

31 May 2019


All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

13 Apr 2019


All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

22 Mar 2019


Link your Aadhaar with PAN today: Income Tax Department

The Income Tax Department has again urged all taxpayers to immediately link their Aadhaar with PAN.

13 Mar 2019


All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

Aadhaar card: Where it is mandatory and where not

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a document proof.

05 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh

DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike, demand immediate absorption

A group of 20 ad-hoc teachers of the Delhi University began a hunger strike yesterday demanding their immediate absorption, and also the facilities that are given to permanent teachers.

#AyodhyaDispute: No urgent hearing, rules SC, matter listed for January'19

The Supreme Court of India on Monday said the date for hearing title dispute of Ayodhya will be decided in the first week of January 2019, meaning there would be no urgent hearing in the matter.

#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know

At 1 AM on Wednesday, two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were sent on leave, paving way for cataclysmic changes.

SC didn't take tradition into consideration: Bhagwat on Sabarimala row

Amid ongoing protests at Sabarimala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said the Supreme Court verdict hasn't taken into consideration the nature and premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and has given rise to "divisiveness" in society.

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

In yet another move to defy the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of the menstrual age group to enter the Sabarimala temple, Hindu outfits in Kerala called for a hartal.

Sabarimala opening: Temple doors opened amid attacks on journalists

Following the controversial Supreme Court verdict, the 800-year-old Sabarimala temple opened its gates to devotees on Wednesday at 5pm.

03 Oct 2018


Minutes after taking oath, CJI Gogoi raises bar for urgent-hearing

Upon taking office on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi raised the bar for urgent hearings.

CJI-Designate Justice Ranjan Gogoi praises outgoing CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India-Designate, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today praised the outgoing CJI Dipak Misra saying that his greatest contribution has been to civil liberties, and cited his recent verdicts in this regard.

01 Oct 2018


CJI Misra, judge of key-verdicts, holds court for last time

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held court, along with his successor Ranjan Gogoi, for the last time today.

Triple talaq ordinance is against women, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Alleging that the NDA government's ordinance on triple talaq was "against women" and "fundamental rights" of the Constitution, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has demanded its withdrawal.

Activist who led Shani Shingnapur stir hails SC Sabarimala verdict

Activist Trupti Desai, who led an agitation earlier to allow women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, hailed today's Supreme Court's order on Kerala's Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.

Joseph Shine: The happily-married man who changed Indian adultery laws

When the Supreme Court, in a historic judgment, struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code yesterday, it was not on the petition of a legal expert of a gender equality activist.

SC Sabarimala-judgment: Women activists elated but concerned over ground reality

Women activists today hailed the Supreme Court judgment allowing entry of women into Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala but expressed concern over its acceptance at the ground level.

28 Sep 2018

Sabarimala Temple

#SabarimalaVerdict: What sole dissenting and woman judge Indu Malhotra said

Dissenting with the majority on Sabarimala verdict, Justice Indu Malhotra opposed the upliftment of ban in Sabarimala Temple in Kerala saying, "Notion of rationality should not be seen in matters of religion".

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, no SIT formed

After the Supreme Court, on September 20, reserved its judgement on the case challenging the arrest of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the apex court, today, extended the activists' house arrest by another four weeks.

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala, giving a major victory to women's rights crusaders.

#AdulteryVerdict: On women, marriage, and sexual-freedom, SC makes progressive statements

Taking a progressive stand on adultery law, the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the Section 497 of the IPC as unconstitutional.

#Section497: Adultery not a criminal offense, law declared unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled adultery can be a ground for divorce but isn't a criminal offence.

SC's Aadhaar verdict: Slap on BJP's face, says Congress

The Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed private parties to access Aadhaar data, and termed it a "slap on the face of BJP".

26 Sep 2018


For cases of Constitutional importance, SC allows live streaming

A three-judge bench on Wednesday allowed live streaming of cases having Constitutional importance, the proceedings of which take place in the court of Chief Justice of India.

25 Sep 2018


The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement on Aadhaar tomorrow

The Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on the clutch of 27 petitions challenging Aadhaar's constitutional validity.

Supreme Court refers female genital mutilation case to Constitution bench

On Monday, the Supreme Court referred the case of female genital mutilation in Dawoodi Bohra community to a Constitution bench, after Attorney General KK Venugopal and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi requested for the same.

SC to deliver judgment on Aadhaar, Ayodhya, adultery, next week

In the next week, the Supreme Court is likely to deliver judgment on important cases like Aadhaar, Ayodhya dispute and adultery.

16 Sep 2018


Put knowledge capital to help poor, needy: CJI Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra Sunday advised the graduating law students to put their knowledge capital and skills to help the poor and needy.

Nikah halala petitioner attacked with acid; seeks protection from SC

Supreme Court today agreed to hear on September 17 a plea filed by a petitioner in a nikah halala and triple talaq case, seeking protection after facing acid attack yesterday at Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision

The Supreme Court today modified its previous order that had provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment.

Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states

The Supreme Court on Friday gave a week's time to the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and mob lynching as per its July 17 orders. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports.

06 Sep 2018


Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

Bhima-Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police says activists arrested over Maoist links

The five activists were not arrested for their dissenting views but due to the cogent evidence linking them with the banned CPI(Maoist), Maharashtra Police claimed in the Supreme Court today.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

01 Sep 2018


Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who is set to retire next month, has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi's name as his successor, sticking to the seniority tradition in the Supreme Court.

29 Aug 2018


Arrested activists to be kept under house arrest, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered all five activists arrested on Tuesday in near-simultaneous raids, will be kept under house-arrest till September 6.

27 Aug 2018


SC dismisses plea seeking punishment of 2yrs for electoral offenses

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offenses, including bribery, false statement undue influence by candidates, and political parties.

06 Aug 2018

Gautam Buddha

Don't get swayed-away by infighting: CJI to budding lawyers, judges

CJI Dipak Misra asked budding lawyers and judges not to get swayed away by infighting and distractions that come their way and suggested them to deal with such situations courageously.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

Kathua rape case: Crime branch to submit supplementary-chargesheet this week

Jammu and Kashmir Police's crime branch will be submitting its supplementary charge-sheet this week before the Pathankot court, which is hearing the gruesome case of rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January.

#IndiaIsLynched: On suspicion of cow-smuggling, mob kills man in Alwar

In Alwar, Rajasthan, a man named Akbar Khan was lynched by a mob on suspicion of cow-smuggling. Reports said 28-year-old Khan and his unnamed accomplice were attacked by a mob in Ramgarh.

20 Jul 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

Three months after the government passed over Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name for elevation to the SC, the Collegium has reiterated his name again.

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said the ban on women entry in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine is against the Constitution.

11 Jul 2018


No outside player in TN Premier League cricket tournament: SC

Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra today said players registered with other cricket associations won't be allowed to take part in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) cricket tournament organized by the state cricket association.

Kathua rape: After shifting case, accused moved out of J&K

The SC today passed a slew of directions to authorities in the Kathua rape-murder case, including shifting the accused from Kathua prison in J&K to Gurdaspur district jail in Punjab.

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.

Delhi wars: L-G can't interfere in state-government's policy-decisions, rules SC

In a significant verdict, the SC has ruled the lieutenant governor (L-G) in Delhi cannot interfere with policy-decisions taken by the state government.

02 Jul 2018


SC agrees to urgent listing of pleas against nikah halala

Just days after a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking to challenge the practice of nikah halala, the apex court, on Monday, agreed to the urgent listing of pleas against it.

SC seeks response from Uttar Pradesh government on 'fake encounters'

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that several fake encounters have taken place in the state in recent past.

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.

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.

22 Jun 2018


Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

Supreme Court (SC) Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who caused a ripple by rebelling against the Chief Justice earlier this year, retired today.

17 May 2018


Now, Ram Jethmalani approaches SC against Karnataka's Governor decision

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, on Thursday, approached the Supreme Court, challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai's decision to invite BJP's Yeddyurappa to form the government.

14 May 2018


Center submits draft Cauvery management scheme for smooth water distribution

The Center today submitted the draft Cauvery management scheme, to ensure smooth distribution of water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, before the Supreme Court for its perusal and approval.

13 May 2018


Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level

DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.

12 May 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Congress ends war for CJI's impeachment, will drop matter legally

The Congress has dropped its plans to legally pursue the impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, with two of its MPs withdrawing their petition in the SC.

11 May 2018

Delhi Police

Form anti-sexual harassment panels in all HCs within 2-months: SC

Supreme Court today asked Chief Justices or acting Chief Justices of all High Courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees in courts across the country within two months in accordance with a 2013 law.

SC-collegium to re-suggest Joseph for SC elevation, but with others

The SC collegium has decided in principle to send back Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name to the Center for elevation to the SC.

09 May 2018


Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

In a surprise move, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who has been taking on Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra over his alleged abuse of power, has refused to attend his own farewell ceremony.

SC: Validity of parliamentary committee reports can't be challenged

Hearing an issue on the reliability of parliamentary committee reports, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the validity of Parliamentary Standing Committee reports cannot be challenged or questioned in court.

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

A five-judge bench, excluding the top five judges of the SC, has dismissed a petition by the Congress challenging Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

The Congress seems determined to take its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to its logical conclusion.

27 Apr 2018


Indu Malhotra takes oath as 25th Supreme Court judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was on Friday administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly.

No impeachment for CJI, SC-judges form team to discuss issues

The Supreme Court (SC) saw some charged minutes yesterday after the vice president's rejection of the impeachment motion against the chief justice (CJI).

SC stays proceedings against Salman for derogatory remarks against Valmiki-community

The Supreme Court today stayed criminal proceedings and the inquiry initiated against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for allegedly making derogatory comments against "Valmiki" community members during the promotion of the film "Tiger Zinda Hai".

23 Apr 2018


Subramanian Swamy hails VP Naidu's decision to reject CJI impeachment-notice

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hailed Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's decision of rejecting the impeachment notice moved by the Congress and seven other opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

23 Apr 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Congress to move Supreme Court if CJI's impeachment-notice is rejected

As the Congress awaits the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on an impeachment notice moved by it and other parties against CJI Dipak Misra, it is considering moving the Supreme Court if the petition is rejected, party leaders said.