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  • SC awards Rs 5.96 cr compensation in medical negligence case

    In the highest ever compensation awarded in a medical negligence case, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to pay a whopping Rs 5.96 crore along with interest to a US-based Indian-origin doctor who lost his 29-year-old child psychologist wife during their visit to India in 1998. A bench of […]

    SC issues contempt notice to former Army Chief V K Singh

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notice to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, saying his remarks against its order on his age row prima facie amounts to “scandalising” and undermining the authority of the court. The apex court directed the former Army Chief to file his response by October 23 after taking […]

    SC takes suo motu cognisance V K Singh’s remarks

    Former Army Chief V K Singh faced fresh trouble with the Supreme Court on Monday taking suo motu cognisance of his remarks against its order on his age row and will hear the contempt case from Tuesday. A bench of justices R M Lodha and H L Gokhale, which had dismissed Singh’s plea against the […]

    Police zero in on a woman PSU employee in hoax call case

    A woman working with a public sector firm is alleged to have imitated Congress President Sonia Gandhi voice when she made calls to Attorney General GE Vahanvati regarding some high profile cases in the Supreme Court following which he lodged a police complaint. The number displayed on the phone of Attorney General was that from […]

    RS nod to bill for new system of appointing judges

    A Constitutional Amendment Bill paving way for the creation of a Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to replace the present collegium system to appoint judges to higher courts was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid high drama with BJP walking out. A push by BJP for referring the Constitution (120th Amendment) Bill, 2013 to […]

    SC directs K’taka govt not to appoint SPP in DA case against Jaya

    In a relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court today directed the Karnataka government not to appoint a special prosecutor in place of G Bhavani Singh who has recently been withdrawn from the trial in a disproportionate assets case against her. The bench, which also decided to issue notice to the […]

    Coal block allocation: CBI seeks SC’s permission to discuss with its prosecutors

    The CBI has sought permission from the Supreme Court to discuss with its prosecutors and special lawyers its findings in five cases related to alleged bungling in the allocation of coal blocks. A CBI spokesperson said that the matter was put before the Supreme Court seeking its permission, since the investigation is almost over in […]

    RS passes Representation of People Amendment Bill unanimously

    The Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013. The bill negates the Supreme Court directive regarding the disqualification of a legislator. The Supreme Court had, earlier, held that a person who is in jail or in police custody can not contest election to legislative bodies. Law Minister […]

    Litigation beyond poor man’s reach; it is no trade: SC

    Fighting legal battle in courts has become so expensive that it has gone beyond the reach of a poor man, the Supreme Court said while expressing concern over the legal profession getting commercialised rapidly. Virtually holding a mirror to itself, the apex court said that judicial proceeding is so slow that people in the country […]

    EC asks states to monitor cases of conviction of MPs, MLAs

    The Election Commission has asked all states and Union Territories to implement the Supreme Court judgement on conviction of sitting MLAs and MPs and devise a fool-proof mechanism for tracking cases of their conviction at all levels. The EC also sought a monthly report about cases of conviction of sitting members of Parliament or State […]