Utkarsh Anand is Legal Editor at the Hindustan Times. He writes on law, judiciary and governance.
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The Supreme Court ruled that ED director Sanjay Kumar Mishra can continue till July 31 to enable the Centre to make a fresh appointment
The court clarified that it is staying only that part of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on January 9 that named the Lieutenant Governor as the head of the panel
Constitution bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices SK Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, and Surya Kant set July 27 as last date for filing documents.
On May 17, the apex court gave Sebi time till August 14 to complete its probe into the allegations thrown up by the Hindenburg report released in January.
Life has returned to normalcy in the region after three decades of turmoil due to the abrogation of the article 370, the Union government told the Supreme Court
The total number of people killed in the valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching, Thoubal and Bishnupur were 101, according to the report.
A bench was hearing a clutch of PILs demanding a spate of orders ranging from investigation into the ethnic clashes
The Gujarat high court has refused to put on hold Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction and two-year jail term in a criminal defamation case.
Justice Hemant Prachchhak affirmed the decision of a Gujarat sessions court, which had refused to put on hold a magisterial court order on March 23 convicting the Congress leader
The Supreme Court in India has stated that it cannot prevent women from contesting panchayat elections on the basis that they are figureheads.
Apart from the CJI, the collegium in the Supreme Court currently includes justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai and Surya Kant
Issuing a formal notice in the matter to the Gujarat government, a bench, headed by justice BR Gavai, directed for a continuation of Setalvad’s interim bail that she got from the specially constituted three-judge bench on late Saturday evening
The Supreme Court collegium is expected to discuss and finalize four names for appointment as judges in the apex court, which currently has three vacancies.
Balaji, who held the electricity, excise and prohibition portfolios, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 14.
The SC bench took note of the fact that after the split verdict by the HC division bench, the habeas corpus petition filed by Balaji’s wife challenging her husband’s arrest must go to a third judge for a decision by majority
NCP chief Sharad Pawar plans to rebuild his party from scratch and go directly to the people.
The Supreme Court has set up a new constitution bench to hear petitions related to Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu & Kashmir. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, will begin proceedings on July 11 after a gap of over three years. One of the petitions to be heard is from Shah Faesal, a bureaucrat who initially challenged the abrogation of Article 370 but later withdrew his petition. The case is expected to issue procedural orders for a future hearing date.
According to people familiar with the matter, the BJP, Shiv Sena, Shiv Sena (UBT) and Bahujan Samaj Party leaders supported UCC
The Supreme Court has asked the Manipur government to submit an updated status report on the ethnic clashes in the state by July 10. The report should include details of the measures taken to maintain law and order, as well as information on the rescue and rehabilitation of those affected by the violence. The court is currently dealing with several petitions related to the clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities, which have resulted in numerous deaths, injuries, and displacements.
Setalvad got the reprieve from a specially constituted three-judge bench, which was set up after the two judges on the previous bench had a difference of opinion
Late on Thursday, the governor wrote to CM MK Stalin , conveying that the decision to dismiss Balaji “may be kept in abeyance until further communication.”
The Supreme Court's breaks have triggered criticisms of pendency. But judges often use vacations for research, reflection and to catch up on verdict writing.
The Supreme Court said that the federal agency should go back to the Madras high court, where the case is coming up on Thursday
Conduct of elections cannot be a license to commit violence, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday, as it approved of deployment of central forces for the upcoming panchayat elections in West Bengal.
The court said elections cannot be a license to commit violence while junking the state government and the state election commission’s pleas against a Calcutta high court order in this regard
Representing NGO Manipur Tribal Forum, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves mentioned the matter and pressed for a hearing claiming 70 tribals were killed after the May 17 hearing in the court
The divide between Kuki-Meitei groups is emblematic of burgeoning ethnic tensions over many issues, which trace their origin to history and sense of identity.
While the offences entail maximum punishment of five years in jail, it is unlikely that Singh will face an imminent arrest.
The Law Commission on Wednesday set about to examine the issue afresh as it solicited views on UCC from the public and recognised religious organisations.
Hindu organisations have called the mahapanchayat on June 15 amid communal tensions in Uttarakhand’s Purola town