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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...