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  • Apex court seeks FinMin’s reply on waiver of interest on loans during moratorium

    Apex court seeks FinMin’s reply on waiver of interest on loans during moratorium

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said that he would like to file the reply of finance ministry on the issue and sought time.

    June 4, 2020
  • Apex court needs more diversity

    Apex court needs more diversity

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in 2014 and now is in his second term as PM of India. In the last 6 years of his tenure as PM, only one Muslim judge was appointed to the Supreme Court of India.

    May 20, 2020
  • Women officers in command roles

    Women officers in command roles

    The statement added, “The composition of rank and file being male, and predominantly drawn from rural background, with prevailing societal norms, the troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command.”

    February 11, 2020
  • Triple Talaq law: 216 cases registered in UP in first three weeks

    Triple Talaq law: 216 cases registered in UP in first three weeks

    As per the law, the practice of instant divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is now a punishable offence that entails imprisonment of up to three years.

    August 27, 2019
  • India protests Pakistan apex court’s order on Gilgit-Baltistan

    India protests Pakistan apex court’s order on Gilgit-Baltistan

    India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest over the Pakistan Supreme Court's order extending its powers to Gilgit-Baltistan.

    January 18, 2019
  • Collateral damage

    Collateral damage

    The “front page” quality of Mr Justice AK Sikri’s requesting the government not to proceed with recommending his appointment to the Commonwealth panel is that it powerfully and painfully articulates the extent to which carcinogenic politics has poisoned so many spheres of public life these days.

    January 15, 2019
  • Rafale deal: SC seeks price details of 36 fighter jets from Centre

    Rafale deal: SC seeks price details of 36 fighter jets from Centre

    The top court, which has now fixed the matter for hearing on November 14, said documents considered strategic and confidential may not be shared at this stage.

    October 31, 2018
  • Apex Court directs NBCC to complete all unfinished housing projects of Amrapali Group

    Apex Court directs NBCC to complete all unfinished housing projects of Amrapali Group

    The court directed the NBCC to undertake the completion of unfinished projects of Amrapali as it recalled its May 17, 2018 order.

    August 2, 2018
  • Milords on ‘stream’

    Milords on ‘stream’

    There is of course room for the proverbial slip between cup and lip, yet reason for excitement ~ for want of a more appropriate word ~ over the prospects of “live streaming” of important cases in the Supreme Court. The favourable consensus apparent in the court on Monday equated with a technological leapfrog: in happy …

    July 11, 2018
  • Partial penalty

    Partial penalty

    A recent order of the apex court does bring distinct relief to an elderly, ailing litigant who was being harassed by regular adjournments of her case in a lower court pertaining to a property dispute. But did the bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur do enough to set a desired example? Imposing a fine …

    June 28, 2018
  • Supreme sagacity

    Supreme sagacity

    In what is being interpreted as an interim order to deal with a specific situation, supreme sagacity was exhibited by the apex court on Friday. A three-member bench (Coram: AK Sikri, SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, JJ) upheld the dignity of the office of Governor, but cut the incumbent in Bengaluru to size by slashing down …

    May 19, 2018
  • Revenge-laced ‘law’

    Revenge-laced ‘law’

    It must agonise the Indian intellect that at a point in time when most modern societies are discarding the death penalty, the apex court should find itself bogged down in attempting a judicial determination of which is the least brutal method of execution ~ hanging, lethal injection, electrocution or a firing squad. What is equally …

    April 27, 2018
  • Myth busted

    Myth busted

    The Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme is yet to be judicially determined, but without opining on that key issue the apex court has ridiculed the concerted effort of government agencies to project the Aadhaar card as a magic wand, capable of blowing away many of the myriad complications in providing effective governance. In a …

    April 8, 2018
  • To live, and die, with dignity

    To live, and die, with dignity

    A latest Constitution bench judgment of the apex Court has authoritatively held that “meaningful existence of a human being” includes his choice to die without suffering. The Court enunciated a broader legal framework protecting the dignity of terminally ill patients or patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS) with perceived less scope of recovery. The jurisprudence …

    March 22, 2018
  • Apex court calls Loya case serious

    Apex court calls Loya case serious

    The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy over the alleged mysterious death of the special CBI court judge B H Loya was “serious”, making it clear that it will comprehensively examine the circumstances leading to Loya’s death. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which was hearing two PILs seeking independent probe into …

    January 22, 2018
  • Padmaavat row: Govt to go for legal opinion

    Padmaavat row: Govt to go for legal opinion

    Haryana government is mulling over approaching the Supreme Court for reviewing its decision wherein it has stayed ban on release of movie “Padmaavat” imposed by the governments in many states including Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Haryana Health minister Anil Vij said on Thursday that the state government would go for legal opinion in …

    January 18, 2018
  • CJI to meet ‘rebel’ judges today

    CJI to meet ‘rebel’ judges today

    Amid the crisis convulsing the Supreme Court, the expected second round of meeting between Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and four top judges after him in the apex court did not occur on Wednesday as one of the four “rebel” judges, Justice J Chelameswar, could not attend the court due to his “indisposition”. …

    January 18, 2018