Supreme Court Of India: News

23 Nov 2017


Bitcoins are the new "black" in real estate post-demonetization

Over the last one year, the value of Bitcoin -the oldest and largest cryptocurrency- has skyrocketed globally.

22 Nov 2017


How an SC ruling increased a man's pension 1200%

In a rare occurrence, Praveen Kohli, a former Haryana Tourism Corporation employee, received a whopping 1200% hike in his pension this November, four years after retirement.

21 Nov 2017

Taj Mahal

'No parking lot near Taj Mahal': Unbelievable damage to monument

The SC has lashed out at UP and refused again to let it construct a multi-level parking lot near the Taj Mahal.

20 Nov 2017


SC dismisses petition seeking a ban on 'Blue Whale challenge'

The SC has dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the Blue Whale challenge after the Centre submitted it is impossible to block such online games.

19 Nov 2017


Kerala start-up has tech solution to sewer deaths

Despite legal bans, Supreme Court interventions, and other measures against manual scavenging, the abominable practice continues in India.

15 Nov 2017

South Korea

Samsung worker dies from brain tumor, questions raised over safety

South Korea's Supreme Court has ruled that a Samsung factory worker's death from a brain tumor was the result of an occupational disease.

Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT

The SC rejected a plea filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal requesting a court-monitored SIT for investigating an alleged bribery racket involving judges.

13 Nov 2017


Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution

A thick cloud of toxic smog has enveloped India's capital, ten times thicker than the acceptable limit of air pollution.

11 Nov 2017


Drama in SC: CJI Misra overturns order on judges' bribery-case

In an unprecedented move, Chief Justice Dipak Misra-led five-judge SC bench nullified a previous order in a corruption case against judges.

07 Nov 2017


Despite it being compulsory, only 39.5% PANs linked with Aadhaar

Only 39.5% of all Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) have been linked with Aadhaar in the 130 days since the government made it a mandatory requirement for filing income tax returns and getting new PAN cards.

06 Nov 2017


DA of judges hiked as salary increase bill awaits approval

Judges of the SC and 24 HCs will now get raised dearness allowance (DA) in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission (CPC).

03 Nov 2017


Supreme Court says no to technical education through correspondence courses

In a landmark judgment affecting millions of Students across India, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled against institutes providing technical Education through long-distance courses.

03 Nov 2017


Demonetization: SC disposes petitions seeking permission to deposit notes

The SC today disposed of 14 petitions seeking permission to deposit demonetized notes. Petitioners had submitted they couldn't deposit them in banks within the prescribed deadline (December 31, 2016) due to unavoidable reasons.

03 Nov 2017


Don't create panic, inform customers deadline for Aadhaar linking: SC

The SC has directed telcos and banks not to create panic among customers and inform them of proper deadlines to link Aadhaar instead of threatening immediate deactivation of services.

03 Nov 2017


Mandatory to link Aadhaar-SIM by February 6, Centre reiterates

The Centre has reiterated in the SC that linking of Aadhaar and SIM is mandatory by February 6, 2018. It submitted this was in accordance with a February'17 order passed by the court itself.

02 Nov 2017


AAP versus Centre: SC says Delhi L-G can't delay decisions

The SC said that Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G) can't stop executive decisions by "sitting on files."

02 Nov 2017


Nalin Kohli made vice-chairman of anti-doping disciplinary panel

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli has been made the vice-chairman of the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) under the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

01 Nov 2017


Supreme Court asked to ban convicted politicians from contesting elections

In an attempt to decriminalize Indian politics, the Election Commission has asked the Supreme Court to ban convicted parliamentarians and MLAs from contesting elections.

31 Oct 2017


BCCI submits the draft constitution to Supreme Court

The Board of Control for Cricket in India submitted the draft of its new constitution to the Supreme Court. The draft is in accordance with the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel.

30 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K's separatists warn "mass agitation" if Article 35A is changed

Separatists in J&K have threatened another round of agitations against the Mehbooba Mufti-led government if the State Subject Law under Article 35 A of the Indian Constitution is tinkered with.

30 Oct 2017


Aadhaar, 35A, BCCI and more: Significant day for the SC

The SC has had a year of landmark judgements. In 2017, it abolished the widely criticized triple talaq practice and declared the right to privacy is fundamental.

30 Oct 2017


11 awarded life sentences over assassination attempt on Bangladeshi PM

In a landmark judgment, a Bangladeshi court has awarded 20 years imprisonment to 11 people for a 1989 attempt to assassinate PM Sheikh Hasina.

28 Oct 2017


Husband's consent not required for abortion under MTP Act: SC

The SC dismissed a man's petition seeking damages from his wife for undergoing abortion without his consent.

28 Oct 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

Reprimanding the Mamata Banerjee-led WB government, SC allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary forces (CAPF) from the troubled Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

27 Oct 2017


Make 10-min awareness video on Blue Whale: SC to govt

While hearing a petition to ban the Blue Whale challenge, the SC observed such games are a "national problem".

26 Oct 2017


Voting in Kenyan re-election commences amid fear of violence

Kenyans have commenced voting in national elections for a second time in two months amid tightened security.

25 Oct 2017


Deadline for linking Aadhaar to govt schemes extended to March'18

The Centre has extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to government schemes till March 31, 2018.

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.

19 Oct 2017


Kenya: Election official resigns, says upcoming polls are "not credible"

Roselyn Akombe, a senior official of Kenya's election commission (IEBC) has resigned amid the furore surrounding the 2017 Kenyan national elections.

18 Oct 2017


Pollution levels to spike on Diwali despite SC's firecrackers ban

Turns out the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR might not even have the intended results.

17 Oct 2017

Firecrackers Ban

SC ban on crackers adds to GST, demonetization woes

Traders were already suffering from the blows of demonetization and GST, both of which hit business severely.

17 Oct 2017


Delhi: Public alerts, warnings to be issued to fight air-pollution

With Delhi's air quality worsening and the winter closing in, the city's authorities are going to send alerts about the rising pollution levels to people through newspapers, TV, radio from 17 October, two days before Diwali.

14 Oct 2017


Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.

13 Oct 2017

South Africa

South African SC: Corruption charges against Zuma can be reinstated

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa has upheld a High Court ruling that paves the way to reinstating the hundreds of corruption charges filed against President Jacob Zuma.

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.

11 Oct 2017


Sex with wife below 18 will be considered rape: SC

In a major decision, the SC has ruled that sexual intercourse with a wife under 18 years of age will be considered rape.

11 Oct 2017


A court order can't stop Delhi from celebrating Diwali

Despite the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, you can still procure some legally. It won't be easy though: you will have to undertake a six-eight hour journey costing few thousands.