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J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

11 Jan 2019

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

The Supreme Court today closed the case seeking action against US-based pharma major Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients in New Delhi.

22 mentally-ill inmates of Badaun asylum handed over to families

05 Jan 2019

22 mentally-ill inmates of Badaun asylum handed over to families

Following the displeasure shown by the Supreme Court over the chaining of mentally-ill persons in a faith-based mental asylum in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, the district administration freed 22 persons today and handed them over to their family members.

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

31 Dec 2018

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.

SC dismisses PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

11 Dec 2018

SC dismisses PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The Supreme Court today refused to recall its order by which it had imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, raising allegations relating to the capital reserve of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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

06 Dec 2018

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.

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.

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

19 Nov 2018

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph has called upon lawyers to help the downtrodden and helpless people.

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

02 Nov 2018

Supreme Court welcomes four new judges, strength rises to 28

The number of Supreme Court judges now stands at 28, as it welcomed Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi, in its fold.

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

28 Oct 2018

#AyodhyaDispute: SC to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad HC's 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

03 Oct 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Probe team finds five skeletons in Sikandarpur

A CBI team investigating the rape and murder of girls in a shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, found 5 skeletons on Wednesday from a cremation site in Sikandarpur.

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.

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

16 Sep 2018

Will take 15 years to fill judges' vacancies in HCs

Given the current rate at which new judges are being appointed in all the 24 High Courts, and accounting that 75-85 judges retire every year, it's estimated to take at least 15 years for filling up the currently existing 427 vacancies.

Pakistan Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice

12 Sep 2018

Pakistan Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice

For the first time, Pakistan's Supreme Court will hire two transgenders and provide them jobs in the court, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Tuesday.

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

06 Sep 2018

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

06 Sep 2018

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

01 Sep 2018

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to succeed Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who is set to retire next month, has recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi's name as his successor, sticking to the seniority tradition in the Supreme Court.

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

30 Aug 2018

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

21 Aug 2018

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

07 Aug 2018

For first-time in history, Supreme Court will have three women-judges

With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will, for the first time in its history, have three sitting women judges.

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

06 Aug 2018

Ahead of KM Joseph's swearing-in, "anguished" SC judges seek 'justice'

Even as Justice KM Joseph, along with two others, awaits to be sworn-in to the Supreme Court (SC) tomorrow, the government-judiciary war regarding his elevation looks far from over.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

04 Aug 2018

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

SC refuses to review its order in controversial Loya death-case

31 Jul 2018

SC refuses to review its order in controversial Loya death-case

The SC has dismissed a petition seeking a review of its April ruling in the Judge BH Loya death case, reiterating again that he died a natural death.

Supreme Court: High time L-G gets Delhi's garbage cleared

13 Jul 2018

Supreme Court: High time L-G gets Delhi's garbage cleared

Coming down heavily on Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal, an angry Supreme Court questioned him as to when he's planning to clear off the 'mountains of garbage in Delhi.'

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

12 Jul 2018

Why should you read about Justice Indu Malhotra?

Indu Malhotra is the first woman to be directly appointed as the Supreme Court judge and has recently expressed her support for the LGBTQ community's "Right to Live".

US: Trump picks Kavanaugh to succeed Kennedy as SC judge

10 Jul 2018

US: Trump picks Kavanaugh to succeed Kennedy as SC judge

US President Donald Trump today nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Judge to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement recently.

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

06 Jul 2018

CJI 'master of roster,' consultation with collegium not necessary: SC

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the master of roster, a two-judge SC bench iterated, dismissing a petition by former law minister Shanti Bhushan.

Indian-American Amul Thapar on Trump's list of Supreme Court judges

28 Jun 2018

Indian-American Amul Thapar on Trump's list of Supreme Court judges

Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, is among the 25 shortlisted judges US President Donald Trump could nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy.

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

22 Jun 2018

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

Supreme Court (SC) Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who caused a ripple by rebelling against the Chief Justice earlier this year, retired today.

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.

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

09 May 2018

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

In a surprise move, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who has been taking on Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra over his alleged abuse of power, has refused to attend his own farewell ceremony.

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.

No impeachment for CJI, SC-judges form team to discuss issues

24 Apr 2018

No impeachment for CJI, SC-judges form team to discuss issues

The Supreme Court (SC) saw some charged minutes yesterday after the vice president's rejection of the impeachment motion against the chief justice (CJI).

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.

Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected

19 Apr 2018

Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected

Special NIA Judge Ravindra Reddy, who resigned hours after pronouncing verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case, was on Thursday asked to report back to work.

'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

19 Apr 2018

'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

The SC has dismissed a petition for an independent probe in the death of Special CBI Judge BH Loya, who was found dead amid "suspicious" circumstances, his family claimed.

Nobody is safe if judiciary isn't independent: Justice Chelameswar

15 Apr 2018

Nobody is safe if judiciary isn't independent: Justice Chelameswar

Reiterating his demand for an independent judiciary, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second seniormost judge in the SC, said it is important "if we want our grandchildren to stay with dignity."

SC agrees to hear petition to regulate powers of CJI

13 Apr 2018

SC agrees to hear petition to regulate powers of CJI

Days after refusing to frame rules regarding allocation of cases by the Chief Justice (CJI), the SC has agreed to hear a similar plea.

'Don't want my order reversed': SC-judge dismisses plea challenging CJI-powers

12 Apr 2018

'Don't want my order reversed': SC-judge dismisses plea challenging CJI-powers

A day after an SC bench ruled the Chief Justice (CJI) has the authority to allot cases, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second seniormost judge, declined to hear a petition challenging CJI's role as 'Master of Roster.'

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

11 Apr 2018

SC upholds CJI's power to allot cases, won't frame rules

The SC today upheld the right of the chief justice of India (CJI) to decide allocation of cases, and refused to frame rules in the matter.