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  • 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 […]

    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 […]