Tushar Mehta: News

SC upholds Bengal suit's maintainability accusing Centre over CBI interference

The Supreme Court has upheld a suit filed by West Bengal against the Union government for allowing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register cases in the state.

14 May 2024

Baba Ramdev

SC reserves order on contempt notice issued to Ramdev, Balkrishna

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the contempt notice issued to yoga guru Baba Ramdev, his aide Acharya Balkrishna, and Patanjali Ayurved Ltd in the misleading advertisements case.

'CBI not under Union of India's control': Centre tells SC

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is not under the "control" of the Union.

01 Apr 2024

Congress Party

'Won't recover dues during polls': Centre's breather for Congress

In a relief to the Congress ahead of the 2024 elections, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will not act against the party to recover tax dues amounting to ₹3,500 crore.

SC to hear pleas against Citizenship Amendment Rules today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a clutch of over 230 petitions seeking a temporary stay on the enforcement of the Citizenship Amendment Rules, 2024 until the court can determine their constitutionality.

21 Feb 2024

Fali Nariman

Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman passes away at 95

Renowned constitutional expert and senior Supreme Court advocate, Fali S Nariman, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday. He was 95.

Governors need soul searching: SC on delay in clearing bills

The Supreme Court said on Monday that governors must stop the trend of acting on legislature-passed bills only when state governments approach the court.

09 Oct 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC reserves order on NewsClick founder's plea against arrest 

The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakravarty against their arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, India Today reported.

Supreme Court rebukes Gujarat High Court in abortion case

The Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded the Gujarat High Court for imposing an "unjust condition" on a rape survivor who sought permission to terminate her pregnancy.

01 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Manipur violence: SC slams Modi government, terms investigation 'lethargic'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Manipur violence, saying that there has been an "absolute breakdown of constitutional machinery" in the state for over two months.

24 Jul 2023

Gyanvapi Mosque

Supreme Court stays ASI survey of Gyanvapi Mosque till Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Varanasi District Court order—which allowed the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a scientific survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque premises—until 5:00pm on Wednesday.

20 Jun 2023

Manipur

Manipur: SC refuses to urgently hear plea seeking Army's control

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to urgently hear a petition filed by the Manipur Tribal Forum seeking protection of the Kuki tribe by the Indian Army.

03 May 2023

Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano case: Supreme Court decries bid to delay verdict 

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure over the alleged attempts by the Bilkis Bano gang-rape convicts to avoid the bench hearing pleas against their remission.

03 May 2023

LGBTQ+

Centre to form panel to look into LGBTQIA+ community issues

The central government has agreed to set up a committee to address "genuine human concerns" faced by members of the LGBTQIA+ community in their day-to-day lives, according to the news agency ANI.

27 Apr 2023

LGBTQ+

Time to update the laws: SC on marriage equality

On the sixth day of the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the five-judge Constitutional bench presiding over the matter said it's time to update the laws.

SEBI probing Hindenburg allegations on Adani Group: Centre tells SC

Market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is looking into Hindenburg Research's fraud and stock manipulation allegations against Adani Group, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court on Monday.

SC to examine demonetization exercise, asks affidavits from Centre, RBI

The Supreme Court (SC) said on Wednesday that while it acknowledged the ambit of the judicial review of State policies, however, it will examine the Narendra Modi-led government's 2016 decision to demonetize currency notes.

UP, Maharashtra have highest liabilities: Freebies PIL reveals in SC

Indian states have outstanding liabilities of Rs. 59,89,360 crore as of March 31, 2021, the Supreme Court is informed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

Economy losing serious money: Supreme Court slams freebies

Observing that promising and distributing freebies during election season is a "serious issue", the Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the concept of freebies.

21 Apr 2022

Delhi

#DemolitionDrive: Supreme Court extends stay on demolitions for 2 weeks

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the anti-encroachment demolition drive on Delhi's Jahangirpuri—which saw communal clashes on Hanuman Jayanti last week—to be halted for two weeks.

Communalizing news gives bad name to country, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed web portals for their attempts to give a communal color to news, saying these portals lack accountability.

Pegasus: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

02 Jul 2021

Trinamool Congress

Amid row, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta denies meeting Suvendu Adhikari

Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General of India, on Friday denied claims that he met with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari.

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the farmers' protest, two days after the protesters and Centre sat on the negotiation table for the seventh time.

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.

Supreme Court puts stop on Sudarshan TV's 'insidious' #UPSCJihad show

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained a private television channel from airing the remaining episodes of a show on Muslims "infiltrating" the central government's civil services.

14 Sep 2020

Delhi High Court

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

NEET, JEE will be held as per schedule, orders SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking postponement of NEET-UG and JEE 2020 examinations, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, asserting that delaying the examinations would put "careers of students in peril."

CBSE Class 10 exams canceled; Class 12's can happen later

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, pending Class 10 and 12 examinations have been canceled, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday.

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the scrapping of the pending Class XII examinations will be taken by Wednesday evening.

Coronavirus patients being treated worse than animals: Supreme Court

The treatment meted to coronavirus patients in some states was deplorable and worse than animals, the Supreme Court said today.

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

On reports that doctors haven't received salaries for months, the Supreme Court on Friday said the country can't afford to have "dissatisfied soldiers" in the raging war against coronavirus.

SC gives governments 15 days to transport migrant workers home

The migrant workers, who are stranded across the nation, must be ferried back to their native states within 15 days, the Supreme Court told the federal and state governments on Friday while reserving the final order for Tuesday, June 9.

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.

Coronavirus: SC tells Centre to protect doctors and healthcare workers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that doctors and healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients are "warriors" and need to be protected.

26 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

03 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

The manner in which four death row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case are abusing the legal system is testing the patience of the country, the Centre told Delhi High Court in a rare hearing on Sunday.

20 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts of the horrendous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case pleaded in Supreme Court that he was a minor when the crime happened in 2012, but his plea was rejected today.

Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

Chidambaram will remain in Tihar as Delhi court junks plea

Refusing to give him relief of any kind, a Delhi court on Friday said that former Finance Minister P Chidambaram will stay in Tihar jail till September 19, as ordered last week.

SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to cancel sexual harassment charges

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea filed by Tehelka magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a former colleague.

CBI director, special director fight didn't emerge overnight: SC

The Supreme Court, which is hearing CBI-Director Alok Verma's plea against the Center's decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave, today said the essence of government action must be in the interest of the institution.

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.

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".

10 Oct 2018

India

Tushar Mehta appointed as the Solicitor General Of India

On Wednesday, the Additional Solicitor of India, Tushar Mehta was appointed the Solicitor General Of India.

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

The Supreme Court has extended time, till November 15, for Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a vision document on protecting the Taj Mahal from pollution.

On decriminalizing Section-377, Centre leaves judgment to 'wisdom of SC'

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began hearing plea on decriminalization of Section 377. While there are renewed hopes from these proceedings, there were many concerns about the Centre's position on it.

Complete probe into 2G scam in 6 months: SC

The Supreme Court has directed investigating agencies CBI and ED to complete their probe into the 2G spectrum allocation cases and other related matters in six months.

06 Jul 2017

Gujarat

Misappropriation of funds by Teesta Setalvad: Gujarat Govt. to SC

Gujarat Government's counsel on Wednesday accused noted social activist Teesta Setalvad for spending the money meant for Gujarat riots victims on liquor and her personal expenses.