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‘Rafale documents cited by Prashant Bhushan were stolen from Defence Ministry’: Govt tells SC
06.03.19 - TEAM PT

KK Venugopal, Attorney General of India on Wednesday told the Supreme Court, which is hearing review petitions in the Rafale deal case, that certain documents pertaining to the purchase of the fighter jets have been stolen from the defence ministry.
A three-judge bench comprising Chief ...

Attacks on Kashmiris: SC cracks whip, tells Centre, States to stop violence
22.02.19 - PT Bureau

Top court issues notice to Centre, 11 states, including Punjab 

NEW DELHI, Feb 22: Sending clear signals that it is perturbed over the country-wide attacks on Kashmiri students, the Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and 11 states, including Punjab, asking for prompt action ...

Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Chief
08.01.19 - TEAM PT

IN A BIG setback to Modi government, the Supreme Court today reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI chief, three months after the government divested him of his powers and sent him on forced leave in a midnight swoop.
Alok Verma can go back to his office ...

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC, say Rafale verdict relies on centre's 'Incorrect' claims
02.01.19 - TEAM PT

Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, have requested the Supreme Court seeking a review of its December 14 verdict in Rafale case.
The three are also asking for 'recalling of Rafale's judgement' and for a granting of an oral ...

Horrendous acts of mobocracy can't be allowed, create law against it: SC to Govt
17.07.18 - TEAM PT

AMID A RISE in number of mob lynching cases across India, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday said that "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be tolerated and recommended the Centre to enact a separate law against lynching and vigilantism. Criticising government for its failure to stop ...

BJP govt leaves decision to SC judges, takes no stand on 377
11.07.18 - TEAM PT

THE CENTRE HAS put the onus on Supreme Court to decide on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in the country.
CJI-led five-judge Constitution bench is currently considering whether to strike down or read down provisions of Section ...

Judge Loya death: 114 Opposition MPs approach President demanding SC monitored probe
09.02.18 -

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday led a delegation of Opposition MPs to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored special investigation into justice BH Loya’s death.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi met reporters outside Rashtrapati Bhavan after the meeting, and said as many as 114 ...

Will deal with Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as pure land dispute: SC
08.02.18 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it would treat the politically sensitive Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute as a "pure land dispute", an indication that the centuries-old history attached to the case was of no significance to it.

The three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra ...

BH Loya case: This is serious matter, will look into all documents; says SC
22.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of special CBI judge BH Loya is "serious" and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.

Judge Loya was holding the trial into the staged shootout deaths of Sohrabuddin ...

After top judges' dissent, bench headed by CJI to hear Loya case
20.01.18 - TEAM PT

A three-judge Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will on Monday begin hearing the pleas seeking an investigation into the allegedly suspicious death of CBI Judge BH Loya.

The case is listed for Monday following the recusal last week ...

Why is India's Supreme Court the most powerful apex court of any country in the world?
12.01.18 - PT Bureau

INDIA’S SUPREME COURT is the most powerful Supreme Court in the world. Yes, of course, the US is the most powerful country in the world and it also has a Supreme Court. But remember, the US Supreme Court has nine judges, and all these 9 ...

23.09.17 - TEAM PT

YOU CAN MOVE to Supreme Court for anything but don’t expect everything will get a solution. The apex court in a recent petition responded by saying only god can help in this matter.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its helplessness when a petitioner sought the ...

SC bans entry of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali
Delhi Air Pollution
12.09.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR for Dussehra and Diwali, with an emphasis on "health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard."

Issuing a 16-point order, a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur noted there is enough ...

Taking action against cow vigilantism is a State subject, Centre tells Supreme Court
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that while it is against "cow vigilantism by private persons", any action against such people has to be taken by States and not the Centre.
A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra was hearing three public interest litigation ...

Setback for Centre, SC too stays Centre's cattle slaughter ban and extends it to all country
11.07.17 - TEAM PT

In a setback to Centre, the Supreme court on Tuesday said that the Madras High Court's stay on Centre's notification on sale of cattle including cows for slaughter will continue and would cover entire country.
The SC forced the Centre to undertake before it that it ...

SC directs all HCs to install cameras in Distt Courts on experimental basis
28.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to ensure judicial accountability, the Supreme Court has decided to test the waters for allowing cameras in court rooms.

A bench comprising justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U.U. Lalit directed all 24 high courts to install cameras in at least ...

Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Schemes: Supreme Court
27.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K ...

SC issues arrest warrant against Calcutta HC judge C.S. Karnan
10.03.17 - Apurva Vishwanath*

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against justice C.S. Karnan, a sitting judge of the Calcutta high court, after he failed to personally appear before the apex court for the second time in a contempt case against him.

According to,  a ...

Jokes on Sikh community: SC says Courts can't lay down moral guidelines
07.02.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to issue any direction on a petition seeking to ban jokes on Sikhs, saying it will be impossible to implement its order or guidelines.

The apex court said it can’t lay moral guidelines for the citizens over the issue. "We ...

Markandey Katju issues unconditional apology to SC; it closes contempt proceedings against him
06.01.17 - TEAM PT

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today tendered unconditional apology to the Supreme Court over his contemptuous remarks in his blog. The Court has accepted the apology and closed the contempt proceedings against him.
"I offer my unconditional apology for publishing the above captioned writings and ...

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