Madan B Lokur
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.