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In affidavit, JD(U)-BJP govt in Bihar backs caste survey

The caste survey in Bihar defined political battle lines around caste ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the 2025 assembly elections in Bihar.

The issue of conducting a national caste census has emerged as a crucial campaign issue ahead of the Lok Sabha elections (HT)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 04:56 AM IST

No immediate relief to CM Kejriwal; SC issues notices

Supreme Court declines interim release for Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in money laundering case, sets next hearing for April 29, affecting AAP's election campaign.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court extends stay on survey in Mathura mosque case

The bench had on January 16 stayed the Allahabad high court order of December 14 for the appointment of an advocate-commissioner to oversee the mosque survey

Supreme Court of India. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 01:34 PM IST

AI can streamline, speed up delivery of justice: CJI

By leveraging AI-powered tools, courts can streamline administrative processes, reduce paperwork and expedite the resolution of legal disputes, the chief justice said

CJI Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud with Singapore Supreme Court Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon (HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 06:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC seeks to examine if panel took care before nod for removal of trees

The bench said it wishes to ascertain the process followed by CEC while reviewing the applications to cut trees

The bench asked senior advocates S Guru Krishna Kumar and Anitha Shenoy, who have been appointed as amicus curiae by the bench, to address the court on April 15 on the pertinent issues when the case is heard next. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Supreme Court voices concern over ‘profuse’ misuse of social media platforms

Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud had recently shared an incident in which he was the target of “trolling” and “vicious” abuse on social media.

The top court initiated a contempt action against Assam legislator Karim Uddin Barbhuiya for his misleading Facebook post. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kerjiwal moves apex court, but no urgent hearing on arrest challenge

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal failed to get an urgent hearing in the Supreme Court after the Delhi HC ruled ED has evidence of his involvement in money laundering.

Security personnel use water cannons on BJP workers demanding the resignation of CM Arvind Kejriwal. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal moves SC after Delhi HC setback in money laundering case

According to HC, ED cannot be blamed for choosing the timing of Kejriwal’s arrest after he pushed the agency to a point where it had no other option but to arrest him

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves from the Rouse Avenue Court after a hearing in the excise policy-linked money laundering case. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 09:55 AM IST

After Supreme Court rap, Ramdev files ‘unconditional’ apology

Facing the daunting prospect of contempt charges, yoga guru and entrepreneur Ramdev has filed a fresh affidavit in the SC.

Yog Guru Baba Ramdev leaves the Supreme Court after appearing in the misleading advertisement case filed against the Patanjali Ayurveda in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 04:56 AM IST

Poll candidates don’t need to disclose every asset: SC on privacy rights

The court specified that while significant assets must be disclosed, there is no need for an exhaustive list of all personal property

The ruling marked a significant stance on the privacy rights of candidates versus the public’s right to information (HT)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 07:16 AM IST

PMLA has more teeth than needed

There is a need to reassess the balance between the State’s powers in enforcing anti-money laundering measures and safeguarding individual liberties

AAP MP Sanjay Singh comes out of the Tihar Jail after the Supreme Court granted him bail.(PTI)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 10:00 PM IST

‘Let there be no contest’: Supreme Court on Karnataka funds row

The Supreme Court on Monday stressed the need for cooperation between the Centre and states regarding the release of funds

The court was hearing a plea by the Karnataka government urging the central government to release <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,162 crore for drought relief. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:24 AM IST

SC junks ED case in C’garh liquor ‘scam’

SC strikes down ED's money laundering case in Chhattisgarh liquor scam, citing lack of scheduled offence under PMLA. Court limits agency's enforcement powers.

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel (PTI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC stays Allahabad HC order scrapping madrasa law in UP

Supreme Court stays Allahabad HC ruling declaring 2004 Madarsa Act unconstitutional. Protects rights of students, questions HC conclusions on secularism.

The highest court also stayed the HC directive to the state government to transfer madrasa students to regular schools. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 12:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

No contempt against Ajit Pawar, SC asks two NCP factions to comply with its order

The bench directed both NCP factions to “sensitise” their office-bearers, spokespersons and party workers so that there is no contravention of the March 19 order

Ajit Pawar and Sharad Pawar
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 07:04 AM IST

SC rejects govt’s bid to revive 43-yr-old civil suit in Maha

The judgment, authored by justice Pardiwala, highlighted that the litigation over the recovery of the possession of the suit property and arrears of rent started in 1981

The top court lamented that the tenor of the ministry suggests that it wants to fix its own period of limitation for instituting the proceedings for which law has prescribed a period of limitation (HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC asks Ajit Pawar to demonstrate how his faction adhered to NCP symbol order

On March 19, the Supreme Court allowed the Ajit Pawar faction to keep using the “clock” symbol and the NCP name but with a caveat

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 04:49 PM IST

SC slams Tamil Nadu district collectors for not appearing before ED

Supreme Court sets April 25 deadline for Tamil Nadu district collectors to join ED probe on illegal sand mining, warns of strict action for non-compliance.

The Supreme Court has asked the district collectors to appear before ED on April 25. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:55 AM IST

SC grants bail to AAP’s Sanjay Singh; ED raises no objection

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was released on bail by the Supreme Court after ED didn't oppose his plea in the Delhi excise policy case.

ED arrested Rajya Sabha MP Singh on October 4 last year. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sitting and former SC bar association chiefs clash over senior lawyer’s manhandling

Senior lawyer Gauarv Bhatia reportedly had his band snatched inside a district court in Greater Noida on March 20 where lawyers were observing a strike

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 09:13 AM IST
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SC refuses to stop Hindu prayers in Gyanvapi mosque cellar

The court noted that both the Muslim and Hindu sides have been conducting their respective religious observances “unhindered” inside the mosque premises

The court directed the status quo on the site shall not be disturbed without any further order. (ANI)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 04:26 PM IST

No coercive steps to recover 3,500 crore from Congress, Income Tax dept tell SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before the court that it will not be resorting to any urgent action to retrieve the money from the party

On March 28, the Delhi high court dismissed Congress’s plea challenging the initiation of tax reassessment proceedings. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 12:25 PM IST

SC rejects Kerala plea for directing Centre to relax borrowing cap restrictions

The court held the larger issues involve the interpretation of a raft of constitutional issues that can only be adjudicated by a Constitution bench of at least five judges

The court on March 22 reserved its verdict in the case. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 11:30 AM IST

Governors must act according to Constitution: Justice Nagarathna

Supreme Court Judge BV Nagarathna on Saturday expressed worries about the current trend of governors being sued by state governments for refusing to sign bills and grant necessary approvals, emphasising the significance of governors acting in line with the Constitution

Justice BV Nagarathna addresses the introductory session of “Courts and The Constitution Conference” organised by NALSAR University in Hyderabad. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 06:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Power of judicial review must also steer policy changes: Justice Gavai

Delivering a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, Justice Gavai elucidated the intricate facets of judicial review

Supreme Court judge Bhushan R Gavai. (Wikipedia)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 09:41 AM IST

SC must act as custodian of Constitution: Justice Gavai

SC judge Gavai emphasizes the transformative role of the Indian Constitution in upholding justice and democracy, highlighting the judiciary's duty as custodian of constitutional values.

Justice Gavai pays homage to BR Ambedkar’s bust at Columbia University library (HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Supreme Court judge BR Gavai highlights Indian Constitution’s role

Justice Gavai was one of the judges on the Constitution bench that quashed the 2018 electoral bond (EB) case scheme by a judgment on February 15

Justice Gavai is in line to become the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in May 2025. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Improper preventive detention orders must be nipped in bud: SC

The bench also cautioned the state of Telangana against the issuance of improper detention orders, pointing out two of such orders that were recently nixed by the top court

The judgment of the top court came while quashing the preventive detention order of a man under the Telangana Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act, 1986, following registration of two FIRs against him on charges of chain snatching (ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 05:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Role of LoP in appointment process cannot be rendered meaningless: SC

The court said it would adjudicate the petition “bearing in mind the countrywide ramification, it will be appropriate for this court to lay down parameters for holding effective consultation”

On March 16, the Madhya Pradesh government issued notification appointing justice Satyendra Kumar Singh (retired) as the new Lokayukta of the state (ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 05:46 AM IST

PMLA case: ED must tell accused grounds of arrest, reaffirms top court

Pankaj and Basant Bansal were summoned by ED on June 14 for questioning in connection with a money laundering case, but they were arrested in another case registered by ED on the same day

The Centre filed the review petition in December against the Supreme Court’s October 3 judgment which questioned the federal agency’s “style of functioning” (ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 02:40 AM IST
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