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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


#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.

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.

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.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

Article 35A: SC defers hearing as Kashmir goes into shutdown

The SC has adjourned its scheduled hearing on Article 35A to the last week of August as protests continued to rock Kashmir.

03 Aug 2018


Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

The Centre is withdrawing its proposal of creating a social media monitoring hub, it told the SC, weeks after the apex court termed the move akin to "creating a surveillance state."

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.

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.

10 Jul 2018


SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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).

19 Apr 2018


'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

The SC has dismissed a petition for an independent probe in the death of Special CBI Judge BH Loya, who was found dead amid "suspicious" circumstances, his family claimed.

Screening of film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' will continue, says SC

The Supreme Court today made clear that its interim order permitting the release of the regional film "Nanak Shah Fakir", based on the life of the first guru of the Sikhs, shall remain operational.

11 Apr 2018


Marriage without consent: SC wants security for Karnataka woman

Supreme Court today asked Centre to grant protection to a Karnataka woman who alleged that she has been married-off without her consent.

11 Apr 2018


SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

The SC today upheld the right of the chief justice of India (CJI) to decide allocation of cases, and refused to frame rules in the matter.

11 Apr 2018

West Bengal

Supreme Court to hear BJP's plea against Bengal poll panel

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear BJP's plea against the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC). The petition was filed against the SEC's decision to recall its order of extending the deadline for filing nominations for the Panchayat polls by a day.

SC clears decks for release of 'Nanak Shah Fakir' movie

The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for an all-India release of the controversial movie "Nanak Shah Fakir" on April 13.

26 Mar 2018


SC to hear DJB-plea accusing Haryana of supplying less water

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) alleging that Haryana was supplying 120 cusecs less water to Delhi out of the 450 cusecs of water it was supposed to supply.

09 Mar 2018


Landmark ruling: SC legalizes passive euthanasia and 'living will'

In a landmark decision, the SC has ruled that passive euthanasia and 'living will' are legal and issued necessary directions in the matter.

13 Feb 2018


SC refuses interim stay on Karnataka's Kambala buffalo race

Kambala, Karnataka's buffalo-racing sport, will continue for now as the SC refused to order an interim stay on it.

16 Jan 2018


SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

Hours after Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal claimed the rift between SC judges had been "settled," the court released a list of seven key cases to be heard by a Constitution bench.

09 Jan 2018


Playing national anthem not mandatory in theatres: SC

The SC has revoked its November'16 order, ruling playing of national anthem in cinema halls isn't mandatory.

08 Jan 2018

Shashi Tharoor

SC reconsiders Section 377: Hope for LGBT community this time

The controversial Section 377 that criminalizes homosexuality has once again reached the SC, where a three-judge bench agreed to review its 2013 decision upholding the law.

09 Dec 2017


Why shouldn't women be held guilty of adultery?

Adultery is currently a criminal offense only for men in India and not women. But this might change soon.

23 Oct 2017


'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

The Supreme Court asked Centre to consider amending the national flag code for playing the national anthem in Indian cinema-halls.

11 Oct 2017


Years after sanctioning passive euthanasia, Indian judiciary debates "living will"

In 2011, the SC made a landmark judgement in the Aruna Shanbaug case by legalizing passive euthanasia under certain conditions.

07 Oct 2017


Convict facing death-sentence should die in peace, not pain: SC

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking alternatives to death by hanging for convicts sentenced to death.

24 Aug 2017


Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

The SC has had two momentous days. Yesterday, it struck down the practice of triple talaq, marking a milestone in the fight for women's rights.

03 Aug 2017


SC proposes three-tier approach to privacy: Intimate, private and public

The SC, during its hearing on whether privacy is a fundamental right, has formulated a three-tier approach to the question by classifying privacy into intimate, private and public.

SC: Jobs secured through fake caste certificates invalid

In a major judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that the admissions and jobs would be considered invalid, if they have been secured under fake caste certificates.