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  • Repeated attempts made to defame judicary: SC

    The Supreme Court on Monday came out strongly against repeated attempts and misleading campaign being made to defame the judiciary, saying great damage is being done to democracy. “There is a misleading campaign going across to defame the judiciary and repeated attempts have been made to spread incorrect information,” a bench headed by Chief Justice […]

    Utilise Rs 50,000 grant to set up RTI cell: Govt to deptts

    To facilitate easy processing of RTI applications, the government on Monday asked all departments to utilise one-time grant of Rs 50,000 for setting up an exclusive cell. The government had three years ago started a scheme ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of RTI’, under which one-time grant of up to Rs […]

    Shariat court has no legal status: SC

    Disapproving of a Shariat court issuing fatwa and order against a person who is not before it, the Supreme Court on Monday said it has no sanction of law and has no legal status. The apex court said there is “no doubt” that such a court has no legal status while noting that in some […]

    SC: No automatic arrest under anti-dowry law; police must record reason

    Expressing concern over the misuse of the anti-dowry law by “disgruntled” wives against their husbands and in-laws, the Supreme Court has ruled that the police cannot “automatically” arrest the accused in such cases and it must give reasons for taking such steps. The apex court said the attitude to arrest first and then proceed with […]

    Subramanium opts out, says judiciary failed to assert its independence

    Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, who has withdrawn his consent to be appointed a Supreme Court judge, on Wednesday regretted that “the judiciary has failed to assert its independence by respecting the likes and dislikes of the executive”, and said he had opted out as a matter of principle and to protect his “honour and dignity” […]

    Yashwant Sinha granted bail after his lawyers move bail plea

    A day after BJP veteran L K Advani met him at Hazaribagh jail, party leader Yashwant Sinha today secured bail from a local court having spent a fortnight in prison following his refusal to seek relief after his arrest during a power crisis stir. Chief Judicial Magistrate R B Pal granted the bail after Sinha’s […]

    Centre to ask state govts to set up OSCC for women victims of rape

    The Centre will ask all central hospitals and state governments to set up an ‘One Stop Crisis Centre’ for (OSCC) woman victims of serious crimes and rape and abuse victims will be placed in a cabin in hospitals to screen them and their families off public gaze. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today announced a […]

    Mukul Rohatgi to be Attorney General

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi will be the new Attorney General (AG)replacing G E Vahanvati who resigned following NDA government assuming power at the Centre. Rohatgi said that he has been offered the office of the top law officer in the goverenment and he has given consent to it. “I have given my consent […]

    2G case: Raja, Kanimozhi, seven others seek bail

    Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, on Monday moved bail applications before a Delhi court. The accused, who appeared before the court in pursuance to the summons issued against them, moved their bail pleas which have […]

    Justice Lodha sworn in as 41st CJI

    Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was on Sunday sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice (retd) P Sathasivam who demitted office on Saturday after nine months as the head of the judiciary. The brief ceremony at […]