Articles about Madan Lokur

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

26 Oct 2020

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it would bring a legislation on stubble burning, one of the main drivers of the hazardous air pollution in North India.

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

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

17 Mar 2020

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.

CJI Gogoi retires: Here's a look at his eventful tenure

17 Nov 2019

CJI Gogoi retires: Here's a look at his eventful tenure

Justice Ranjan Gogoi retired on Sunday as the Chief Justice of India. Punctuated by a series of landmark judgments, Gogoi's 13-month tenure was as consequential, as it was controversial.

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

12 Dec 2018

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

On Tuesday, the Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it was looking to implement a policy to "limit" the number of guests at "extravagant" weddings, in a bid to reduce food wastage.

Deaths caused by potholes in last 5 years unacceptable: SC

06 Dec 2018

Deaths caused by potholes in last 5 years unacceptable: SC

In the last five years, over 14,926 people got killed across India in accidents due to potholes on roads.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

SC transfers 16 Bihar shelter home abuse cases to CBI

28 Nov 2018

SC transfers 16 Bihar shelter home abuse cases to CBI

The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the probe into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of inmates at 16 shelter homes in Bihar.

Corruption in Tihar: Prisoners have sofa, LED TV, mineral water

22 Nov 2018

Corruption in Tihar: Prisoners have sofa, LED TV, mineral water

On Thursday, the Supreme Court expressed anger over reports that highlighted special treatment given to some inmates in Tihar jail.

#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: Absconding ex-Bihar minister, Manju Verma, surrenders

20 Nov 2018

#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: Absconding ex-Bihar minister, Manju Verma, surrenders

On Tuesday, former Bihar social welfare minister Manju Verma, believed to have links to the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, surrendered before a court in the district of Begusarai in Bihar.

Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention-centers: Government tells SC

07 Nov 2018

Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention-centers: Government tells SC

The Center has informed the Supreme Court that the process of framing guidelines for keeping foreign nationals in detention centers across the country was "under preparation".

Social media account created for citizens' complaints: CPCB informs SC

01 Nov 2018

Social media account created for citizens' complaints: CPCB informs SC

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the Supreme Court that it has created accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about Delhi-NCR pollution.

Delhi Sealing: SC reserves contempt proceeding order against Manoj Tiwari

30 Oct 2018

Delhi Sealing: SC reserves contempt proceeding order against Manoj Tiwari

The Supreme Court today reserved its order on contempt proceedings initiated against Delhi BJP-chief Manoj Tiwari for allegedly breaking the seal of illegal premises in Delhi, which was locked by a civic agency.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: SC terms CBI details as 'horrible', 'scary'

25 Oct 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: SC terms CBI details as 'horrible', 'scary'

The Supreme Court termed the details placed before it by the CBI about the investigation into the case of Bihar's Muzzafarpur shelter home as "horrible" and "scary".

No sale of BS-IV vehicles from April 1, 2020: SC

25 Oct 2018

No sale of BS-IV vehicles from April 1, 2020: SC

The Supreme Court yesterday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020.

SC stays Uttarakhand-HC order banning religious outfits from issuing 'fatwas'

12 Oct 2018

SC stays Uttarakhand-HC order banning religious outfits from issuing 'fatwas'

The Supreme Court today stayed the order of Uttarakhand High Court which had banned all religious outfits, bodies, panchayats, and groups of people in the state from issuing 'fatwas' saying it infringed upon statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honor, and obligation of individuals.

States shouldn't fear, we are not man-eating tigers: Supreme Court

21 Sep 2018

States shouldn't fear, we are not man-eating tigers: Supreme Court

The states should not fear if a matter is pending before the Supreme Court as it is not a "man-eating tiger", the top court has said.

There's one topper, not 20: SC angry with Rewari-rape coverage

19 Sep 2018

There's one topper, not 20: SC angry with Rewari-rape coverage

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over how Rewari gangrape was covered in the media and asked where should the line be drawn.

To solve Delhi's garbage menace, SC gives task to L-G

19 Aug 2018

To solve Delhi's garbage menace, SC gives task to L-G

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta gave L-G Anil Baijal the task of clearing Delhi off garbage and take proper action on landfill sites- at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla.

SC to constitute panel to look into issues in jails

08 Aug 2018

SC to constitute panel to look into issues in jails

The Supreme Court today said it would constitute a committee under the chairmanship of its retired judge to look into problems in jails, including overcrowding, and suggest measures to deal with it.

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

31 Jul 2018

Delhi: SC asks police chief for timeline to clear traffic-bottlenecks

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik, to come out with a timeline for removing traffic bottlenecks at 77 congested corridors in Delhi and also asked him to deal with impounded vehicles lying at police stations.

Delhi pollution: Citizens cannot suffer anymore, SC says, summons top-cop

21 Jul 2018

Delhi pollution: Citizens cannot suffer anymore, SC says, summons top-cop

Concerned over growing congestion and air pollution in Delhi, the Supreme Court asked the Delhi Police chief to come up with some urgent remedies to tackle the menace.

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

20 Jul 2018

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.

No steps taken by government to check Delhi's groundwater-depletion: SC

11 Jul 2018

No steps taken by government to check Delhi's groundwater-depletion: SC

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Center, Delhi Government, and their civic bodies for not taking any step to tackle the "serious problem" of groundwater depletion in Delhi.

Sealing: SC says regular-bench to consider inaction allegations by civic-bodies

14 Jun 2018

Sealing: SC says regular-bench to consider inaction allegations by civic-bodies

The Supreme Court today left it to its bench, which is already seized with the contentious issue of sealing of unauthorized constructions in Delhi, to consider the allegations of inaction by civic bodies in going ahead with the sealing drive.

Sex-abuse videos: SC slaps Rs. 1L fine on Google, Facebook

21 May 2018

Sex-abuse videos: SC slaps Rs. 1L fine on Google, Facebook

The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs. 1L each on Internet giants like Google, Facebook for failing to file their replies on the steps taken by them to block videos of sexual offenses on social sites.

SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

13 May 2018

SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".

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

12 May 2018

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.

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

11 May 2018

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.

Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

10 May 2018

Start anti-pollution fight under NCAP with Delhi: SC tells Center

Taking into account Delhi's rising air pollution, the SC today asked the Center to start the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) with the capital.

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

08 May 2018

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

07 May 2018

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.

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

26 Apr 2018

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.

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

23 Apr 2018

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.

Water crisis in summer: SC summons Haryana, Delhi chief secys

20 Apr 2018

Water crisis in summer: SC summons Haryana, Delhi chief secys

Angered by the power struggle between Delhi and Haryana bureaucrats, the Supreme Court asked chief secretaries of both the states to appear before the bench on Monday.

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

20 Apr 2018

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

The Opposition has submitted a notice for impeachment of Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman, Venkaiah Naidu.

Wife is not a chattel, man cannot force her: SC

08 Apr 2018

Wife is not a chattel, man cannot force her: SC

A wife is not a "chattel" or an "object" and she cannot be forced to reside with her husband, the Supreme Court said.

Hope anti-CJI press conference doesn't hamper Justice Gogoi's elevation: Chelameswar

08 Apr 2018

Hope anti-CJI press conference doesn't hamper Justice Gogoi's elevation: Chelameswar

A press-conference called by the four seniormost SC judges in January, where they made public several grievances against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, was unprecedented.

Opposition starts India's first impeachment motion against a Chief Justice

28 Mar 2018

Opposition starts India's first impeachment motion against a Chief Justice

In January, in an unprecedented move, the four senior-most judges of the SC went public with a series of complaints against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.