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Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Dipak Misra appointed next CJI

The Union Law Ministry announced on June 8 that Dipak Misra, senior most judge of the Supreme Court, would be the next Chief Justice of India and take over from the incumbent, J S Khehar, on August 27. Misra is 63 years old and may continue till he becomes 65.

Senkumar’s case: SC issues contempt notice, seeks response from CS

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on ousted Kerala police chief T.P. Senkumar’s (IPS:1983:KL) contempt plea against the State’s Chief Secretary, Nalini Netto (IAS:1981:KL), for not issuing the official order for re-appointing him as the chief of the state police force. “This is in bad taste. This proves…

States wag their tail, promise to fill up police vacancies

The sustained pressure from the Supreme Court seems to be finally working: even as it has summoned six states to present their road-maps on Monday (today), states have finally agreed to fill the huge vacancies in their police forces. Leading the states in this matter is the Yogi administration which…

SC takes up Vande Mataram issue

The Supreme Court on Monday admitted a petition to decide whether or not the singing of national song Vande Matram could be made mandatory in schools. Earlier, the court has made it mandatory to play the national anthem in movie halls. Hearing the petition, the Court issued a notice to…

SC raps govt on NHRC vacancy

The government informed the Supreme Court on Monday that the selection of an eminent person for a vacant National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member post was delayed as key ministers were busy campaigning for the elections to five states. The SC had objected to the Centre’s inability to find an…

CBI to probe Arunachal former CM

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a Gauhati High Court order to conduct a CBI probe against former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki over corruption charges during his tenure as PWD Minister of the state in 2006. A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar…

SC rejects petition seeking postponement of budget

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking postponement of Union budget date due to upcoming elections in five states. Dismissing the petition, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that the budget can be presented as scheduled as there was nothing to support that the…

When ‘bloody’ got him into a bloody soup

The Supreme Court on Friday objected to the use of the word “bloody” during heated arguments on a clutch of petitions seeking reforms in the cricket board. Even as the counsel who use the words apologized several times, Justice Dipak Misra said the court would not hear him while Justice…

JS and Addl secretaries have to prepare and sign SC affidavits

Henceforth, joint secretaries and additional secretaries would have to prepare and sign the responses of the Centre in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Tuesday took umbrage at the fact that “poor” under-secretaries were submitting responses in the top court. “What would a poor under-secretary…

Justice Khehar is high on humanity and humility

Justice J S Khehar will be sworn in today as 44th CJI following the retirement of Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. His appointment comes at a time when the equation between the judiciary and the executive is seen to be out of balance particularly on the issue of appointment of judges….

SC rubbishes J&K HC’s assertion on sovereignty

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected and dumped in the dust bin the Jammu and Kashmir High Court assertion on the state’s “sovereignty” and “sovereign powers”. It asserted that J&K “has no vestige of sovereignty outside the Constitution of India”. A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Nariman also…

SC refuses to entertain allegations against PM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cautioned NGO Common Cause against making unsubstantiated allegations against constitutional functionaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and observed that it would not order an inquiry on the basis of Income Tax papers relating to raids at Aditya Birla Group and Sahara companies unless there was…

SC seeks government reply on Dutta’s transfer

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response to a plea challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the interim director of CBI after allegedly shifting out a senior officer who was supervising high-profile cases of 2G spectrum and coal scams, by curtailing his tenure. “Why was senior-most officer…

SBI estimates demonetization windfall at Rs 50,000 crores

The “immediate short term benefit to the Government will be Rs.50,000 crore,” says an SBI research report. The Centre’s surprise November 8 decision to withdraw legal tender status to Rs.1,000 and old Rs.500 notes as a step aimed at striking at the circulation of ‘counterfeits’ and ‘black money’ has triggered…

Judicial coincidence

It was not the first time that SC Justice Dipak Misra on Wednesday ruled on how and when the national anthem be played in a cinema. Nor was it the first time that public interest petitioner Shyam Narayan Chouksey had succeeded in getting a court order over an “insult” to…

SC to impose curbs on ordinances

The Supreme Court is shortly expected to lay the ground rules for curtailing the issue of  mindless and politically-motivated ordinances in the country. Chief Justice (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur has reserved the judgment in the case of Krishna Kumar Singh, who sought nullification of all the ordinances promulgated by the…

SC collegium seeks to fill vacant posts

Tthe Supreme Court collegium is learnt to have begun the process of filling vacant posts in the apex court, even as the SC  remains locked in a bitter struggle with the Narendra Modi government over delay in appointments to the higher judiciary and a new Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), Indianmandarins…

Only 34 of 77 names cleared for HC judges’ appointments

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Friday that it has cleared 34 names out of the 77 recommended by the collegium for appointment as judges in various high courts. It also informed the bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur that as of now no file with regard…

Two petitions filed in SC against currency demonetization

Two petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the decision of the Central government to de-monetize 500 and 1000 notes. Both the petitioners are practising lawyers – one is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court, Vivek Narayan Sharma and the other is advocate Sangam Lal Pandey. It’s…

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