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'Past views by members cannot be ground to discredit a committee': SC

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:35 PM IST
  • The CJI was candid to admit that those appointed to a committee were free to express their views on the subject on which they have been called to consider.
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SC gives govt a week to delete provision on confiscation of livestock

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:42 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said, “Section 29 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA), 1960 is very clear. Only a person who is convicted can lose his animals. Either you amend your laws or else we will stay it. We cannot countenance rules which run contrary to the parent act.”
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Usually, six to seven benches of the apex court assemble through video-conferencing due to the situation triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, in contrast with the normal times when 14-15 benches used to take up cases in physical hearings.(PTI)
Usually, six to seven benches of the apex court assemble through video-conferencing due to the situation triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, in contrast with the normal times when 14-15 benches used to take up cases in physical hearings.(PTI)

Supreme Court announces new roster; CJI, 7 senior judges to hear PILs from Jan 4

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
According to the new roster, public interest litigation (PIL) petitions, letter petitions and social justice matters would now be heard by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde and seven senior judges.
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A view of the Supreme Court(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Lawmaker’s vote before conviction is valid: Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:40 AM IST
The question came before the court in an election petition filed by rival members of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) who stood for Rajya Sabha elections from Jharkhand in March 2018.
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The Supreme Court said it is thinking of setting up impartial and independent panel of agri experts and farmer unions to resolve impasse on farm laws.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court said it is thinking of setting up impartial and independent panel of agri experts and farmer unions to resolve impasse on farm laws.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

‘Protest a constitutional right but...’: Supreme Court hears plea seeking removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the farmers are violating Covid-19 guidelines which could lead to spread of the infection.
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A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by three Christians from Ernakulam.(Amal KS/Ht Photo)
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by three Christians from Ernakulam.(Amal KS/Ht Photo)

Supreme Court sends notice on PIL over forced sacramental confessions

By Abraham Thomas and Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The demand to do away with sacramental confession gained ground after two cases surfaced in central Kerala in 2018 in which priests allegedly sexually exploited women, leveraging their confessions.
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CJI SA Bobde. (ANI file photo)
CJI SA Bobde. (ANI file photo)

Supreme Court did not close even for a day during lockdown: CJI Bobde

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The CJI recalled the alarming situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic as the courts for the first time encountered a “sudden shock and interruption” that threatened access to justicecoro.
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addresses at a press conference in Amaravati. (ANI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy addresses at a press conference in Amaravati. (ANI Photo)

AG again declines to initiate a contempt case against Jagan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The demand to initiate contempt against Reddy and Kallam was made by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in a letter addressed to AG on October 25 which the latter rejected on November 2.
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A walk around the court showed that no social distancing was being maintained, CJI said recalling how he ordered to switch to online hearing after Supreme Court briefly opened following summer vacation. (Photo: ANI)
A walk around the court showed that no social distancing was being maintained, CJI said recalling how he ordered to switch to online hearing after Supreme Court briefly opened following summer vacation. (Photo: ANI)

Covid-19 pandemic was something as if the heavens fell, says CJI

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:05 PM IST
The Chief Justice of India said justice must be accessible to all, otherwise it will be a failure on our part.
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The petition has been filed by 11 members of Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi and Vimukta (denotified tribes) communities.(PTI)
The petition has been filed by 11 members of Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi and Vimukta (denotified tribes) communities.(PTI)

Hathras gang-rape case: Petition filed in Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:38 AM IST
The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, directed the state government to place on record the steps taken to ensure protection of witnesses.
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The court also issued notice on two separate petitions raising a similar challengeSupreme Court of India, photo by Rajkumar(HT Photo)
The court also issued notice on two separate petitions raising a similar challengeSupreme Court of India, photo by Rajkumar(HT Photo)

Supreme Court seeks reply on farm laws

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 04:56 AM IST
The top two law officers of the country – attorney general KK Venugopal and solicitor general Tushar Mehta -- appeared for the Centre along with additional solicitor general (ASG) KM Nataraj, anticipating this order.
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With a sanctioned strength of 34, the apex court is functioning with 30 judges. The high courts of Gauhati, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are functioning with officiating chief justices.(HT Archive)
With a sanctioned strength of 34, the apex court is functioning with 30 judges. The high courts of Gauhati, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are functioning with officiating chief justices.(HT Archive)

Centre awaits recommendation for 4 Supreme Court vacancies; 3 HCs without regular chief justices

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The government has so far not received any recommendation from the collegium to fill up these vacancies in the SC and the three high courts.
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An affidavit filed by the Centre in response to a petition seeking action against television channels for allegedly disseminating fake news about the Tablighi Jamaat , and communalising a congregation organised by the Islamic missionary group, is “evasive” and contains “nonsensical” arguments, the Supreme Court observed on Thursday.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)
An affidavit filed by the Centre in response to a petition seeking action against television channels for allegedly disseminating fake news about the Tablighi Jamaat , and communalising a congregation organised by the Islamic missionary group, is “evasive” and contains “nonsensical” arguments, the Supreme Court observed on Thursday.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)

Supreme Court pulls up Centre for ‘evasive’, ‘nonsensical’ Tablighi affidavit

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 04:42 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde took exception to the fact that the Centre’s affidavit had been filed by a junior officer from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) and also did not address any specific instances raised by the petitioners.
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Protest against Hathras gang rape case in Panchkula.(HT photo)
Protest against Hathras gang rape case in Panchkula.(HT photo)

Hathras case: Over 500 law students claim ‘irresponsible behaviour’ by officials, write to CJI demanding action

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:25 PM IST
According to news agency ANI, the letter petition has been written by 510 students, who have called for appropriate guidelines on the rights of the family members over the woman’s body.
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Supreme Court(File photo for representation)
Supreme Court(File photo for representation)

Supreme Court summons chief secretaries in stubble-burning case

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 07:17 AM IST
The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said: “It is an important issue or else the whole air will go bad.”
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A farmer burns straw stubble in a field after the paddy crop harvest near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
A farmer burns straw stubble in a field after the paddy crop harvest near Jandiala Guru in Amritsar, Punjab.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Chief secretaries of Delhi, NCR states to appear in SC over stubble burning

By Abraham Thomas | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde sensed the urgency of the situation as it said, “It is an important issue or else the whole air will go bad.”
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File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)
File photo: Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)

Prashant Bhushan deposits Re 1, files review petition against contempt of court conviction

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Bhushan maintained that depositing the fine amount does not signify that he agrees with the top court’s verdict.
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Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College, Karnal, is named after a woman who donated almost all of her life’s earnings to the institute.(Shutterstock)

Guest Column: Remembering Kumari Vidyavati Anand, an educationist par excellence

By Usha Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The founder principal of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalya (HRMV) in Jalandhar was devoted to Gandhiji’s way of life, wore khadi and believed in empowering people who worked for her
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Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)(HT file photo)
Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)(HT file photo)

Muted at justice Mishra’s farewell, says SC Bar head

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Lawyer Dushyant Dave, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA),wrote a communication to Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Wednesday, protesting against how he was treated during a ceremonial farewell function for justice Arun Mishra.
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Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Tweets not intended to disrespect Supreme Court, judiciary’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan was found guilty of the contempt by the Supreme Court for his two tweets which the court said were against the judiciary. He plans to file a review against the judgement.
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“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)
“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)

‘I gratefully accept Supreme Court verdict’, says Prashant Bhushan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The apex court on Monday imposed a fine of Re 1 on activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan for criminal contempt of court for his tweets against the apex court and Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde.
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The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)
The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1. Here’s what it said

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The case took 40 days to reach a conclusion from the date of its first hearing. It was registered on July 9 and the first hearing in the matter was held on July 22.
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The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)
The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)

Prashant Bhushan should pay Re 1 or go to jail for 3 months: Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan case verdict : The activist-lawyer will face three months of imprisonment and will be barred from practising for three years of he fails to pay the fine of Re 1 by September 15, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde(PT)
Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde(PT)

NEET, JEE: Two students write to CJI Bobde, seek postponement of exams amid pandemic

By Asian News International| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Two students have approached the Supreme Court through a letter petition to Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde seeking postponement of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) on humanitarian grounds amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Supreme Court of India (HT File )
Supreme Court of India (HT File )

SC says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said the 2004 verdict of a constitution bench in the E V Chinnaiah case needs to be reconsidered and, therefore, the matter be placed before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate direction.
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Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court defers 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, requests CJI to take it to appropriate bench

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Justice Arun Mishra said since he is retiring on September 2 he will not have the time to look into the legal questions raised by Bhushan.
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Prashant Bhushan, a senior lawyer representing the petitioner, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Prashant Bhushan, a senior lawyer representing the petitioner, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Bhushan stands ground, says he will not apologise

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:25 AM IST
In a statement he submitted to the apex court, Bhushan said the views he expressed represented his bona fide (good faith) beliefs and, therefore, offering an apology for expressing such beliefs would be insincere.
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File photo: Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)
File photo: Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)

Prashant Bhushan won’t apologise for tweets, tells SC ‘would be contempt of my conscience’

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 03:27 PM IST
In a statement, Bhushan said that his tweets represent his bona fide belief and retracting his statements would be an insincere apology.
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Prashant Bhushan’s case is not an isolated example and there have been many instances in the past when cases were initiated for criticism of the judiciary.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Prashant Bhushan’s case is not an isolated example and there have been many instances in the past when cases were initiated for criticism of the judiciary.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Contempt of court provision vague: Former Supreme Court, High Court judges

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Scandalising the court as grounds for criminal contempt is found in Section 2( c)(i) of the 1971 Act and states that a publication or act will amount to such contempt if it “scandalises or lowers the authority of any court”.
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File phot of lawyer Prashant Bhushan.(HT Photo)
File phot of lawyer Prashant Bhushan.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court refuses Prashant Bhushan’s plea to defer hearing on his sentence in contempt case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:43 PM IST
The three-judge bench gave assurance to Prashant Bhushan that no punishment will be acted upon till his review against the order convicting him in the case is decided.
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