Supreme Court Judgement on Adultery

The Supreme Court judgement struck down Section 497 of the India Penal Code that dealt with adultery. The five-judge bench comprised Chief Justice Dipak Misra...

Aadhaar Ruling Of Supreme Court

Supreme Court in a majority opinion upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar but strikes down certain provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones...

New Roster System of Supreme Court of India

Chief Justice of India has now introduced new roster system in the Supreme Court. This new roster will come into effect from 2 July,...

Supreme Court Extends Linking of Aadhaar Date

The Supreme Court extended till March 31, 2018 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes of all ministries...

Make Public Places Accessible To Visually Disabled: SC

The Supreme Court has issued some important directives and set deadlines to make public places easily accessible for visually disabled persons. The Supreme Court fixed...

Supreme Court Judgement on Right to Privacy

The nine-judge Bench Supreme Court judgement has pronounced in the “Privacy Case” by upholding the Right to Privacy as one protected by Article 21...

‘Talaq-e-biddat’ Or ‘Triple Talaq’ Declared Unconstitutional

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court by 3:2 majority struck down triple talaq, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional. The apex...

SC Bans Cattle Markets on Indo-Bangladesh Border

In order to curb the smuggling of bovines across the border, the Supreme Court has directed the Centre to ensure that there are no...

Supreme Court Ruling on Parliamentary Secretaries

The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice A.M. Sapre has declared Assam Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and...

President’s Order on Mercy Petition Quashed by Court

The Delhi High Court has commuted Sonu Sardar’s death sentence to life imprisonment, quashing the orders of the President of India and the Governor...

Supreme Court Judgement on Aadhar-PAN Linkage

The Supreme Court of India in its Landmark Judgement in (Binoy Viswam vs Union of India) has upheld Section139AA of the Income Tax Act,1961...

Declared ‘Cow’ as India’s National Animal: Court

The Rajasthan High Court directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal. The...

Justice Karnan Approaches President and Parliament

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, who is fighting a judicial battle in the contempt of court case, has written a letter...

Integrated Case Management Information System Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System. The system will help litigants access data and retrieve information online and will...

SC Upholds Death Penalty in Delhi Rape Case

India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for four men convicted in the horrific gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi that...

Right To Protest A Valuable Right: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a PIL that alleged that political organisations were resorting to hartals to hoodwink repeated judicial pronouncements banning strike...

SC Commutes Death Sentence in Double Murder Case

The Supreme Court commuted to life term the capital punishment awarded to a murder convict, noting that death penalty “somehow breaches the reformative theory...

SC: Freedom Of Expression Includes Right To Know

Supreme Court of India observed that freedom of expression includes right to be informed and right to know and feeling of protection of expansive...

Calcutta HC Judge CS Karnan Gets 6 Months Imprisonment

The Supreme Court sentenced Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan to six months imprisonment for contempt of court. Karnan is the first sitting judge...

Supreme Court’s Judgment Regarding Target Plus Scheme

The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of Supreme Court’s Judgment dated 27th October 2015 regarding Target Plus Scheme (TPS) 2004-09 in Civil Application...

SC Bans Sale of BS-III Vehicles

Supreme Court of India has banned the sale and registration of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles from April 1, when BS-IV emission norms will...

Aadhar Not Compulsory for Govt Schemes: SC

The Supreme Court made it clear that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for public to avail benefits of social welfare schemes. However, the court...

Supreme Court on Muslim Minority Status in Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court is examining whether Hindus and other non-Muslim communities constitute a minority community in Jammu and Kashmir and whether they are eligible...

Supreme Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against HC Judge

The Supreme Court issued bailable warrants against serving Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan to ensure his presence before it on March 31...

Supreme Court Introduced Middle Income Group Scheme

Now, it is easier for the middle and relatively lower income group to avail and enjoy the legal services of the country. The Supreme...

President Commutes Death Sentences Of 4 Convicts

President Pranab Mukherjee, on January 1, commuted the death sentences of four convicts to life imprisonment, accepting their mercy petitions. They are Krishna Mochi,...

SC Stops Akrama-Sakrama Scheme

The Karnataka government’s eagerly awaited ‘Akrama-Sakrama’ scheme suffered a major setback with the Supreme Court ordering a stay on the scheme. Admitting a special leave petition...

Supreme Court Orders Compensation to Endosulfan Victims

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has ordered to give Rs.5 lakh as compensation to the victims of Endosulfan spraying in the villages...

Supreme Court Disallows Jallikattu

The Supreme Court rejected a plea seeking to allow the bull-taming sport Jallikattu played during Pongal festival which falls on January 14 this year...

SC Orders To Audit Funds of 30 lakh NGOs

The Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and Justices N.V. Ramana and D.Y. Chandrachud has directed the government to audit...

Votes in Name of Religion, Caste is Corrupt Practice: SC

A Seven judge Constitution Bench of Supreme Court has held that seeking votes in the name of religion, caste or community amounted to corrupt practice...

Re-promulgation of Ordinances Fraud on Constitution: SC

A seven-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court, in Krishna Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar, by a majority of 6:1 ruled that "Repromulgation of...

Formulate National Forest Policy: Uttarakhand HC

A division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Alok Singh of the Uttarakhand High Court has ordered that no wild animals, including tigers,...

Supreme Court on Jammu and Kashmir Constitution

In a landmark judgment on legislative relations between the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the Union of India, a two judge bench of...

Strictly Enforce Law to Protect SC/ST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre and state governments to strictly enforce provisions of the law while asking other competent authorities to discharge their...

SC Orders Action Plan To Save Children

The Supreme Court in its ruling directed the Central government to formulate within six months a National Action Plan for children addicted to alcohol,...

SC Bans Liquor Shops on National Highways

Supreme Court in its latest order said that all the licenses of liquor shops in and around the National Highways in all the states...

Reservation To Gujjars Quashed by HC

The Rajasthan High Court has quashed a notification dated 16th October, 2015, issued by the state government and Rajasthan Special Backward Classes (Reservation of...

Muslim Triple Talaq Held Unconstitutional

Allahabad High Court terms Triple Talaq 'unconstitutional'; Observes, no personal law is above the constitution and it violates the rights of Muslim women. The triple...

Impeachment Against Justice Nagarjuna Reddy

61 MPs of Rajya Sabha have moved a petition for impeachment proceedings against Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana High Court. The petition...

Set up State Food Commissions: SC

Supreme Court Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and N.V. Ramana ordered, “We are of opinion that the State Food Commission should be constituted...

SC Appoints Receivers on SYL Canal Issue

The Supreme Court has appointed receivers in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana. It has also sought a report from them...

Son Don’t Have Right in Parents House: HC

In a landmark judgement, Delhi High Court ruled that, a son cannot claim a right to live in the self-acquired house of his parents...

National Anthem Compulsory in Movie Theatres

The Supreme Court made it mandatory for all cinema theatres to play the national anthem before a movie begins during which the national flag...

Supreme Court Bans Firecrackers in Delhi

The Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region. A Bench of Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur...

Supreme Court Latest Comment on Lokpal

the Supreme Court has recently said that for a government which “seems to be always interested in cleansing the system,” the Centre has been...

Stop Online Ads of Pre-Natal Sex Tests: SC

Cracking down on online advertisements on pre-natal sex determination tests, the Supreme Court directed the Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to block all pre-natal sex...

SC Upholds Constitutionality of Entry Tax

In a landmark move, a nine-Judge-bench of the Supreme Court of India has upheld the constitutionality of entry tax. As per SC, protection under...

Supreme Court Judgement on Sutlej Yamuna Canal

A Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India unanimously held that Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004 which terminated the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal...

SC Upheld Equal Pay For Equal Work Norm

The Supreme Court in State of Punjab vs. Jagjit Singh has held that temporary employees would be entitled to draw wages at the minimum...

SC Bars BCCI from Releasing Funds

Supreme Court in its order has directed the BCCI (apex cricket body) not to disburse any funds, till they resolved to abide by the...

SC Reminds HCs Of ‘Doctrine Of Restraint’

The Supreme Court has asked the high courts to keep in mind the established doctrine of restraint, while issuing writ of mandamus in tender/bidding...

3 Judge SC Bench Formed on Cauvery Issue

The Supreme Court has constituted a fresh bench of three judges to hear an dispute related to the sharing of Cauvery water between Karnataka...

SC Stays Release of GM Mustard

The Supreme Court stayed the commercial release of the genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard till October 17. The petition was filed by an Aruna...

Kerala High Court Gets 4 Women Judges

For the first time in the judicial history of Kerala, the High Court of Kerala has got four women sitting Judges. The historical moment was...

Latest Supreme Court Decisions

Contempt of Courts In Gyani Chand vs. State of A.P, three-judge Bench comprising Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice L. Nageswara...

Bihar Liquor Ban Strike Down by HC

Patna high court struck down Bihar Government's 'The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill 2016'. A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed...

Release Water to Tamilnadu: SC

The Supreme Court ordered the Karanataka government to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water every day to Tamil Nadu for six days, starting...

WhatsApp’s Data Sharing Policy Upheld

The Delhi High Court upheld WhatsApp’s revised privacy policy. The order of the division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal comes...

SC Order on Release of Cauvery Water

The Supreme Court directed Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu every day till September 27. The bench of Justice...

Sex Determination Ads Blocked on Internet

Three major search engines -- Microsoft, Google and Yahoo -- have agreed to block ads commercially promoting sex determination tests. The government informed the Supreme...

Copying for Teaching not Copyright Violation

The Delhi High Court in a judgement held that the photocopying of course packs prepared by Delhi University comprising portions from books published by...

Supreme Court Commutes Death Sentence

The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of a rape and murder convict from Madhya Pradesh and directed that he would undergo the life...

SC Reinstates SGPC Elected in 2011

The Supreme Court reinstated the 170-member general house of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elected in 2011. The court also disposed of a petition...

SC Modifies Order on Release of Cauvery Water

Supreme Court ordered Karnataka to release to Tamil Nadu, 12,000 cusecs a day of Cauvery water instead of the earlier ordered 15,000 cusecs a...

Delhi HC Revokes 21 Parliamentary Secretaries

Delhi High Court set aside the Arvind Kejriwal headed Delhi government's order appointing 21 AAP MLAs as parliamentary secretaries. A bench of Chief Justice G...

Upload FIRs on Websites in 24 hours: SC

Supreme Court directed all States and Union Territories to upload the FIRs on their websites within 24 hours of registration at police stations. The direction...

SC Directs Karnataka to Release Cauvery Water

Supreme Court directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days to ameliorate plight...

Vedanta Not Allowed to Export Iron Ore

The Supreme Court refused permission to Vedanta Group to export iron ore mined from Karnataka while allowing National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) to continue...

SC Quashes Singur Land Acquisition

The Supreme Court quashed acquisition of 1,000 acres of land in Singur acquired by West Bengal government in 2006 for setting up of the...

Give Immediate Attention to Habeas Corpus: SC

The Supreme Court has said that a habeas corpus plea, relating to legality of arrest, detention or imprisonment of a person, has to be...

Women Given Right to Enter Mosque

Mumbai High Court ruled that women in India have the right to fully access a famous mosque in the city of Mumbai. Ruling on a...

Firms May Do Arbitration Outside Country: SC

The Supreme Court has upheld a Madhya Pradesh High Court decision holding that two Indian firms, Sasan Power Ltd and North American Coal Corporation...

Human Pyramids Upto 20 Feet Only: SC

The Supreme Court said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami. Dahi Handi is an Indian...

Youths Below 18 Barred from Dahi-Handi Ritual

The Supreme Court refused to relax the conditions imposed by the Bombay High Court barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in...

Pendency of Court Cases in India

The problem of pendency of court cases has been a topic of discussion for a while now, but came to the forefront recently when...

Supreme Court Imposes Fine On Bar Council

The Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on Bar Council of India, for failing to respond to a plea seeking setting...

SC Lifts Ban on 2000 CC Diesel Cars

The Supreme Court has lifted its longtime ban on fresh registration of diesel cars and SUVs above 2000 CC engine capacity in Delhi and...

Shortage of Judges in High Courts

According to latest data of Law Ministry, High courts in India faces shortage of 458 judges. According to the statistics, against the approved strength of...

Supreme Court Allows Italian Marine to Return

The Supreme Court said an Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fishermen is free to go home while international arbitration into...

HC Upholds Beef Ban in Maharashtra

The Bombay High Court upheld Maharashtra government’s decision to ban slaughter of bullocks in the State. A division Bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice...

Supreme Court Dismissed IPL Matches Plea

The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside...

Supreme Court Ban on SUVs in Delhi

Classifying powerful, high-end diesel private cars and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) as “vehicles used by the super-rich who want to show-off”, the Supreme Court...

HC Judge Stays His Transfer

In an unprecedented development, a Bench of Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice R. Banumathi was informed by the Madras High Court that its sitting...

Supreme Court Questions Governor’s Decision

The Supreme Court on 10 January questioned Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s use of his “constitutional discretion” to advance the sixth session of the Arunachal Pradesh...

Shortage of Judges in India

According to the latest data complied by the Law Ministry, out of the approved strength of 1,044 judges in the 24 High Courts, there...

PIL Once Heard Cannot be Withdrawn

The Supreme Court has said that, once a PIL is filed and heard, it cannot be allowed to be withdrawn. SC ruled while hearing a...

Judges Appointed in Karnataka High Court

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 224 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Mr. Arakalagudu Venkataramaiah...

Issue of Ordinance on Jallikattu by Centre

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s reiteration that an ordinance be promulgated as a last-ditch attempt to allow the conduct of jallikattu in 2016 may...

Supreme Court Stays Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

The Supreme Court stayed a January 7 notification issued by the Centre allowing jallikattu, despite the ban imposed by the court in 2014 on...