Articles about Justice AK Sikri

Like sons, daughters have equal rights to parental property: SC

11 Aug 2020

India
Like sons, daughters have equal rights to parental property: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that daughters have equal rights to the parental property, by virtue of the Hindu Succession Act, that was amended in 2005.

How to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar

02 Mar 2019

India
How to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar

The Supreme Court has clarified that linking your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing Income Tax returns.

How to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar

16 Feb 2019

India
How to check if your PAN is linked with Aadhaar

The Supreme Court has clarified that linking your Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing Income Tax returns.

Aadhaar-PAN linkage now mandatory for filing I-T returns: Procedure here

07 Feb 2019

India
Aadhaar-PAN linkage now mandatory for filing I-T returns: Procedure here

Brushing off much confusion, the Supreme Court has clarified that linking your Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) is mandatory for filing Income Tax returns.

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

31 Jan 2019

India
Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

30 Jan 2019

India
SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

For the second time in seven days, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that rules out all provisions for anticipatory bail for the accused.

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

24 Jan 2019

India
Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.

Bar dancers hope to get jobs back after SC's verdict

18 Jan 2019

India
Bar dancers hope to get jobs back after SC's verdict

On Thursday, the Supreme Court relaxed strict rules needed for obtaining a dance bar license in Maharashtra and this has raised hopes of bar dancers.

SC allows reopening of dance bars, bans showering of cash

17 Jan 2019

India
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.

Markandey Katju calls out media's lies, defends Justice Sikri

14 Jan 2019

India
Markandey Katju calls out media's lies, defends Justice Sikri

Retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju wrote a long post on social media slamming media for attempting to taint the image of Justice Sikri by 'sensationalizing' facts.

The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

14 Jan 2019

India
The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

Twist in Alok Verma's case: He wasn't corrupt, says SC-monitor

12 Jan 2019

India
Twist in Alok Verma's case: He wasn't corrupt, says SC-monitor

CBI Director Alok Verma was removed in a haste and there is no evidence of corruption against him, retired Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Patnaik, who was appointed by the apex court to supervise the Central Vigilance Commission said, IE reports.

Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post

11 Jan 2019

India
Ousted CBI Chief Alok Verma resigns from new post

On Friday, former CBI Chief Alok Verma, who was removed from the position on Thursday and was made the Director General of Fire Services, resigned.

Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role

11 Jan 2019

India
Alok Verma not "terminated": Markandey Katju reveals Justice Sikri's role

Markandey Katju, former judge of Supreme Court, wrote a post on social media on Friday explaining the role of Justice AK Sikri in the unceremonial exit of CBI Director Alok Verma.

PM Modi led panel removes CBI boss Alok Verma, again

10 Jan 2019

India
PM Modi led panel removes CBI boss Alok Verma, again

Less than 2 days after he was reinstated as Chief of Central Bureau of Investigation, Alok Verma was on Thursday removed from the top post by a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SC: Consensual sex not rape if man fails to marry

03 Jan 2019

India
SC: Consensual sex not rape if man fails to marry

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that rape charges cannot be invoked in cases of consensual sex between live-in partners after the relationship ends and the man fails to marry the woman due to uncontrollable circumstances.

I-T case against Rahul,Sonia: SC fixes Dec-4 for final arguments

13 Nov 2018

India
I-T case against Rahul,Sonia: SC fixes Dec-4 for final arguments

The Supreme Court today fixed December 4 for final arguments on petitions filed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi challenging the Delhi HC order refusing to give them relief in a case of re-opening of their tax assessments for 2011-12.

Supreme Court's Diwali dhamaka: Orders only 'green crackers' for Delhi-NCR

31 Oct 2018

India
Supreme Court's Diwali dhamaka: Orders only 'green crackers' for Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court today clarified that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this Diwali and other festivals.

SC timings for bursting firecrackers in TN, Puducherry to change

30 Oct 2018

India
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.

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

28 Oct 2018

India
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.

SC refuses complete ban on firecrackers; online sale banned

23 Oct 2018

India
SC refuses complete ban on firecrackers; online sale banned

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to put a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers but said that only low emission firecrackers should be sold by licensed sellers.

#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

26 Sep 2018

India
#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

The sole dissenting judge in Aadhaar verdict, Justice DY Chandrachud called the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional and said passing it as a Money Bill was a fraud.

Aadhaar verdict: 3 ways Supreme Court's judgment affects you

26 Sep 2018

India
Aadhaar verdict: 3 ways Supreme Court's judgment affects you

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the legality of Aadhaar program and noted it empowered the marginalized section of the society.

#AadhaarVerdict: SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, with conditions

26 Sep 2018

India
#AadhaarVerdict: SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, with conditions

Giving an important judgment on Aadhaar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the program, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

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

23 Aug 2018

India
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

02 Aug 2018

India
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.

Non-local Muslims can't offer Friday prayers at Taj Mahal: SC

09 Jul 2018

India
Non-local Muslims can't offer Friday prayers at Taj Mahal: SC

Taking another step towards preservation of the Taj Mahal, the SC has upheld a January notification that barred non-locals from offering Friday prayers at the mosque in the complex.

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

06 Jul 2018

India
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

04 Jul 2018

Politics
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.

Supreme Court to hear major cases in July, including Aadhaar

02 Jul 2018

India
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.

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

22 Jun 2018

India
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.

#KarnatakaFloorTest: 'Let us enjoy our holidays,' says Justice Sikri

19 May 2018

India
#KarnatakaFloorTest: 'Let us enjoy our holidays,' says Justice Sikri

"Now, let us enjoy our holidays," this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row today.

SC: Bopaiah to remain pro-tem speaker, live-broadcast of floor test

19 May 2018

Politics
SC: Bopaiah to remain pro-tem speaker, live-broadcast of floor test

The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Congress-JD(S) challenging the appointment of pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah in the crucial floor test of Karnataka.

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

18 May 2018

India
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.

After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

17 May 2018

Politics
After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.

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

09 May 2018

India
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

09 May 2018

India
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

08 May 2018

India
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.

Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

07 May 2018

India
Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

The Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that adult couples can stay together without getting married.

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

04 May 2018

Delhi
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.