Don't protect any kind of vigilantism: SC to Centre, states

Don't protect any kind of vigilantism: SC to Centre, states

Jul 21,2017 , 01:22 PM IST | National
Seeking action against the vigilantes, the petition said the atrocities committed by them were punishable under various provisions of IPC and under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989.
Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

Jul 21,2017 , 01:00 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case.
US Supreme Court: Grandparents, Grandkids Exempted From Trump Travel Ban

US Supreme Court: Grandparents, Grandkids Exempted From Trump Travel Ban

Jul 20,2017 , 08:55 AM IST | International
The Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump's government a fresh setback Wednesday, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States -- for now.
Privacy is not absolute, observes SC

Privacy is not absolute, observes SC

Jul 20,2017 , 02:34 AM IST | National
The right to privacy is not absolute and cannot be catalogued as it includes everything, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court said today. 
Supreme Court to decide on right to privacy, but much more at stake

Supreme Court to decide on right to privacy, but much more at stake

Jul 19,2017 , 06:21 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday to determine whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution, in a ruling legal scholars say will have far-reaching consequences.
Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told

Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told

Jul 19,2017 , 03:39 PM IST | National
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned.
Privacy a fundamental right or not? 9-judge SC bench begins hearing

Privacy a fundamental right or not? 9-judge SC bench begins hearing

Jul 19,2017 , 01:14 PM IST | National
A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing arguments to determine whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution.
Right to privacy

Right to privacy

Jul 19,2017 , 03:04 AM IST | Hans Classroom
The Supreme Court on July 18 referred to a nine-judge constitution bench the question whether right to privacy is a fundamental right on which hinges the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.
Right to privacy a fundamental right? 9-judge Constitution bench to decide

Right to privacy a fundamental right? 9-judge Constitution bench to decide

Jul 18,2017 , 03:28 PM IST | National
It has also been alleged that the Aadhaar scheme infringes the 'fundamental right to privacy'.
Gaining identity or losing privacy? SC to start hearing against Aadhaar today

Gaining identity or losing privacy? SC to start hearing against Aadhaar today

Jul 18,2017 , 12:21 PM IST | National
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court would on Tuesday commence the hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the aspect of right to privacy attached to it.
Can IIT Stop Result Of Student Accused Of Harassment? Supreme Court To Decide

Can IIT Stop Result Of Student Accused Of Harassment? Supreme Court To Decide

Jul 16,2017 , 01:54 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court has said it will examine whether an IIT can withhold the results of a final-year student, who was terminated after being held guilty in a sexual harassment case.
US-Based Private Body Helping India Curb Child Porn: Centre To Supreme Court

US-Based Private Body Helping India Curb Child Porn: Centre To Supreme Court

Jul 16,2017 , 11:30 AM IST | National
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it is taking the help of a US-based private body, which gives technical details on uploading of child porn to 99 countries, to curb the menace in India.
Why Karnataka opposing new definition of drought?

Why Karnataka opposing new definition of drought?

Jul 15,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | News Analysis
Karnataka government has opposed Centre’s move to change parameters for drought assessment. The new manual for drought management limits Centre’s scope to offer financial assistance to states in the eventuality of drought.
Supreme Court modifies order, protects Kinara mosque near Haji Ali shrine

Supreme Court modifies order, protects Kinara mosque near Haji Ali shrine

Jul 14,2017 , 05:16 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court modified its earlier order on encroachments near the Haji Ali Shrine in Mumbai on Friday and protected Kinara mosque located near the shrine from demolition. The court also asked the Maharashtra government to decide within a week the plea seeking regularisation of the mosque.
Supreme Court Modifies Order, Protects Kinara Mosque Near Haji Ali Shrine From Demolition

Supreme Court Modifies Order, Protects Kinara Mosque Near Haji Ali Shrine From Demolition

Jul 14,2017 , 02:44 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court today modified its earlier order on encroachments near the Haji Ali Shrine in Mumbai and protected Kinara mosque located near the shrine from demolition. The court also asked the Maharashtra government to decide within a week the plea seeking regularisation of the mosque.
Asked CBSE to install jammers in schools to block porn sites, govt tells SC

Asked CBSE to install jammers in schools to block porn sites, govt tells SC

Jul 14,2017 , 02:33 PM IST | National
The government told the court that it would file a status report on the steps taken by it to curb child pornography. The court asked the Centre to file a status report within two days.
SC orders CBI probe into alleged extra-judicial killings by Army, police in Manipur

SC orders CBI probe into alleged extra-judicial killings by Army, police in Manipur

Jul 14,2017 , 01:22 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday directed a probe by the CBI into the alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police in the insurgency-hit state.
SC to hear Vijay Mallya's contempt case today

SC to hear Vijay Mallya's contempt case today

Jul 14,2017 , 09:05 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday is scheduled to pronounce a quantum of sentence against liquor baron and businessman Vijay Mallya in connection with the contempt of court case.
Thakur tenders ‘unequivocal’ apology

Thakur tenders ‘unequivocal’ apology

Jul 14,2017 , 04:15 AM IST | Sports
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Thursday tendered a fresh "unconditional" and "unequivocal" apology in the Supreme Court, saying it was never his intention to undermine the majesty of the apex court.
Supreme Court raps Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal for statement on NRC

Supreme Court raps Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal for statement on NRC

Jul 13,2017 , 04:10 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, today came down heavily on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for saying the draft NRC will be published by December 31. The NRC is meant to identify original residents of Assam to check illegal migration. 
Say yes or no: SC raps ECI for unclear stand on barring convicted lawmakers

Say yes or no: SC raps ECI for unclear stand on barring convicted lawmakers

Jul 13,2017 , 11:04 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on a plea seeking a lifetime bar on convicted politicians from contesting elections, saying "silence was not an option" for it.
Supreme Court chides Election Commission for going back on lifetime ban on convicted netas

Supreme Court chides Election Commission for going back on lifetime ban on convicted netas

Jul 13,2017 , 05:20 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court chided the Election Commission for retracting from its earlier position supporting a plea for lifetime ban on convicted lawmakers from contesting elections. "It is within the domain of the EC, if you don't want to be independent, (and remain) constrained by the legislature, (then) say so," said a bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha as counsel for EC told the cou
Sadavarthi lands: CPI to petition Supreme Court  over High Court directive

Sadavarthi lands: CPI to petition Supreme Court over High Court directive

Jul 13,2017 , 04:19 AM IST | National
CPI national secretary K Narayana disclosed that his party would petition the Supreme Court against the High Court order granting permission to the YSRCP MLA A Ramakrishna Reddy to buy Sadavarthi lands tendering Rs 5 crore more over and above the earlier proposal of the state government.
5-Judge Constitution Bench To Hear Aadhaar Pleas On July 18-19

5-Judge Constitution Bench To Hear Aadhaar Pleas On July 18-19

Jul 12,2017 , 01:12 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court today said that its five-judge Constitution Bench will sit on July 18 and 19 to hear matters relating to Aadhaar, including the aspect of right to privacy.
Supreme Court To Give Urgent Hearing To Disqualified Madhya Pradesh Minister's Plea

Supreme Court To Give Urgent Hearing To Disqualified Madhya Pradesh Minister's Plea

Jul 12,2017 , 01:08 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a plea of senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Narottam Mishra who was recently disqualified by the Election Commission.
SC Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar challenge on privacy issue

SC Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar challenge on privacy issue

Jul 12,2017 , 11:46 AM IST | National
A five-judge constitution bench will hear from July 18 the challenge to validity of the controversial Aadhaar Act on the touchstone of privacy, an issue that has been pending for two years.
Sutlej-Yamuna Link row: SC says its verdict has to be respected

Sutlej-Yamuna Link row: SC says its verdict has to be respected

Jul 11,2017 , 04:28 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the orders passed by it on the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue have to be "respected and executed" and the governments of Punjab and Haryana have a duty to obey them.
Supreme Court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

Supreme Court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughter

Jul 11,2017 , 03:44 PM IST | Business
The Supreme Court suspended on Tuesday a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority.
Supreme Court Says Its Verdict On SYL Canal Issue Has To Be Respected

Supreme Court Says Its Verdict On SYL Canal Issue Has To Be Respected

Jul 11,2017 , 01:23 PM IST | National
 The Supreme Court today said the orders passed by it on the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue have to be "respected and executed" and the governments of Punjab and Haryana have a duty to obey them.
Centre's cattle trade rule to be suspended across country, says SC

Centre's cattle trade rule to be suspended across country, says SC

Jul 11,2017 , 01:13 PM IST | National
Cattle for slaughter would have to be bought from farmers directly, the order said.