Madan B Lokur

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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.

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.

#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.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as next CJI: Details here

03 Oct 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as next CJI: Details here

Being the first Chief Justice of India from North-East, Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken the oath a while back.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Unauthorized-colonies: SC lashes out at Centre, Delhi govt, civic agencies

05 Apr 2018

Unauthorized-colonies: SC lashes out at Centre, Delhi govt, civic agencies

"People of Delhi aren't cattle. Everybody has some respect," said the SC yesterday, while reprimanding the Centre, Delhi Government and civic agencies for failing to curb mushrooming unauthorized colonies.

BS-VI fuel to retail in Delhi by April: Centre

22 Feb 2018

BS-VI fuel to retail in Delhi by April: Centre

The Central government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the supply of Bharat Stage VI auto fuels to retail outlets in Delhi will be made available from April 1.

Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning

25 Jan 2018

Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning

To tackle the air pollution problem due to stubble burning in Delhi and other neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has planned to allocate Rs. 1,000 crore in the upcoming budget.

CPI(M) considering impeachment motion against CJI

23 Jan 2018

CPI(M) considering impeachment motion against CJI

Forgetting the crisis within their own party, CPI(M) wants to blow out fires elsewhere. Claiming that the crisis among the SC judges is far from over, CPI(M) is in talks with other opposition parties to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra during Budget session.

CJI Dipak Misra-led bench to hear Judge Loya case

20 Jan 2018

CJI Dipak Misra-led bench to hear Judge Loya case

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will hear PILs seeking independent probe into the death of CBI judge BH Loya.

SC crisis: Chief Justice Dipak Misra meets four dissenting judges

18 Jan 2018

SC crisis: Chief Justice Dipak Misra meets four dissenting judges

After days of stalemate, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra held a meeting with the four senior-most judges: Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph. The meeting lasted for about 10-15 minutes and no other judge was present.