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  • No anticipatory bail but interim protection to Teesta: SC

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against the January 31 order of […]

    SC refuses to extend Kodnani’s interim bail

    The Supreme Court has refused to extend the interim bail granted to former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. A bench of justices H L Dattu and S A Bobde refused to extend the relief and said she will have to surrender herself as her interim […]

    3 sentenced to death by Delhi Court for gangraping 19-year-old girl

    A Delhi court on Wednesday awarded death penalty to three youths for abduction, gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl whose mutilated and decomposed body was recovered from a Haryana village in 2012. After hearing the sentence, the three convicts pleaded for mercy but the court ignoring their demands, said that the case falls in […]

    Person not named in FIR can be tried if evidence crops up: SC

    The Supreme Court on Friday held a person can be made an accused by the trial court in case evidence crops up during the proceedings even if he has not been named in the FIR or charge sheet.  A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the trial court has powers […]

    Calling judges lord, lordship, your honour not mandatory: SC

    Judges should be addressed in courts in a respectful and dignified manner and it is not compulsory to call them “my lord”, “your lordship” or “your honour”, the Supreme Court on Monday said. “When did we say it is compulsory. You can only call us in a dignified manner,” a bench comprising justices H L […]

    Cabinet nod for constitutional status to proposed JAC

    Amid demands by jurists and BJP, government on Thursday gave the go ahead to grant constitutional status to a proposed Commission for appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary to ensure that its composition cannot be altered through an ordinary legislation. A Parliamentary standing committee which examined the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Bill, […]

    Cabinet to decide on granting constitutional status to JAC

    The Union Cabinet is likely to take a call on Thursday on the issue of granting constitutional status to a proposed panel for appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary to ensure that its composition cannot be altered through an ordinary legislation. Conceding to the demands of the judiciary and the Opposition BJP, […]

    “Not now”, says Shinde on issuing ordinance on gay sex

    Government on Saturday said it did not plan to issue an ordinance on gay rights issue “now” to negate the Supreme Court judgement on homosexuality that has sparked an uproar. “Not now. Our (Congress) Vice-President and President have already spoken on the issue. I am with them,” Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters on […]

    SC lost historical opportunity to expand constitutional values: ASG

    dditional Solicitor General Indira Jaising has said that the Supreme Court has lost a historical opportunity to expand constitutional values on the verdict on homosexuality that it gave on Wednesday. She also said that it is surprising that the court which does judicial review on many issues has put the ball in the court of […]

    National Lok Adalat being held today across the country

    For the first time, Lok Adalats are being held on Saturday across the country in all courts including the Supreme Court and High Courts aiming to dispose of lakhs of cases in a day. The National Lok Adalat, which aims at reducing pendency in the courts, will be held from 10 AM to 5 PM […]