Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30

Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30

May 25,2017 , 06:20 PM IST | National
A special CBI court in Lucknow, conducting day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.
NLUM panel to visit Telangana on June 5-6

NLUM panel to visit Telangana on June 5-6

May 24,2017 , 04:11 AM IST | Telangana
The Supreme Court appointed committee on the implementation of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NLUM) would visit the State on June 5 and 6 to study the steps taken by the municipalities in providing shelter to the homeless.
Supreme Court Notice For Centre, Manipur In Road Rage Case Involving Biren Singh's Son

Supreme Court Notice For Centre, Manipur In Road Rage Case Involving Biren Singh's Son

May 22,2017 , 02:21 PM IST | National
 The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and the Manipur government on a plea by parents of a youth who was killed in a road rage case in 2011 by Ajay Meetai, the son of present Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
Special CBI court to resume Ayodhya case trial today

Special CBI court to resume Ayodhya case trial today

May 22,2017 , 08:46 AM IST | National
The trial in the politically- sensitive 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case by a special CBI court will resume here on Monday, following a Supreme Court order to it to hear the case on a daily basis and deliver the verdict in two years.
Made fresh appeal to president, requested him to meet Karnan: lawyer

Made fresh appeal to president, requested him to meet Karnan: lawyer

May 21,2017 , 12:48 PM IST | National
 A lawyer representing Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan claimed on Saturday that a fresh representation has been made to the president, seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to a six -month imprisonment for contempt of court.
Kashmir unrest: First policy planning meeting underway at Manmohan Singh's residence

Kashmir unrest: First policy planning meeting underway at Manmohan Singh's residence

May 20,2017 , 03:17 PM IST | National
In the wake of the prolonged unrest in the Valley, the Congress on Saturday held a meeting on its first policy planning on Kashmir. The meeting of the policy planning group constituted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is led by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
No relief for Justice Karnan as Supreme Court registry refuses plea to recall six-month jail term

No relief for Justice Karnan as Supreme Court registry refuses plea to recall six-month jail term

May 19,2017 , 08:29 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court has refused to accept for hearing a plea of Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan for recall of his six-month jail term for contempt of court.
'No question' of extending June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for various schemes: Govt to Supreme Court

'No question' of extending June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for various schemes: Govt to Supreme Court

May 19,2017 , 08:22 PM IST | National
There is "no question" of extending the June 30 deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes, the Centre today told the Supreme Court.
Law ministry appoints 16 new judges to five High Courts

Law ministry appoints 16 new judges to five High Courts

May 19,2017 , 08:19 PM IST | National
The law ministry last night issued orders appointing six judges to the Patna High Court, four to the Gauhati High Court, two each to the Uttarakhand and Jharkhand high courts and one judge to the Sikkim High Court.
Justice Karnan’s lawyers approach president for suspension of SC order

Justice Karnan’s lawyers approach president for suspension of SC order

May 19,2017 , 10:24 AM IST | National
Justice Karnan has also moved a petition in the apex court seeking recall of the May 9 order but has been denied urgent hearing by the CJI.
Supreme Court Concludes Triple Talaq Hearings, Reserves Verdict

Supreme Court Concludes Triple Talaq Hearings, Reserves Verdict

May 19,2017 , 08:11 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearing in the triple talaq issue and reserved its verdict even as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said it has decided to issue an advisory to Qazis to give an option to Muslim women to opt out of instant triple talaq before giving consent for nikaah.
After Dave, what is in store for GM Mustard?

After Dave, what is in store for GM Mustard?

May 19,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | News Analysis
On May 11, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), a body of the Environment Ministry that evaluates genetically modified crops, recommended the commercial use of GM mustard. India was just a step away from allowing adoption of a genetically modified food crop for the first time.
Parakala finds fault with Justice Katju’s remarks

Parakala finds fault with Justice Katju’s remarks

May 18,2017 , 11:41 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Taking strong exception to the remarks of former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju, who sought President and Prime Minister to dismiss the TDP government in state for suppressing social media, communication advisor to the government Parakala Prabhakar wanted to know whether Justice Katju would accept, if anyone makes objectionable posts in social media against his family members, particu
How can 'sinful' triple talaq be a matter of faith: Supreme Court

How can 'sinful' triple talaq be a matter of faith: Supreme Court

May 18,2017 , 07:50 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court asked Muslim bodies how can a practice like triple talaq be a matter of "faith" when they have been asserting that it is "patriarchal", "bad in theology" and "sinful".
Former scientist who never pays water bills

Former scientist who never pays water bills

May 18,2017 , 03:22 AM IST | Opinion
The whole unsavoury events involving Justice Karnan and reactions by the Supreme Court along with a gag order on the media not to report his statements has sullied the judiciary’s solemnity. It was unprecedented also because the apex court, perhaps thinking that it was left with no choice, in its anxiety to uphold its dignity, acted against the errant judge. In the process, however, it set another
Can women say no to triple talaq at time of marriage: SC asks AIMPLB

Can women say no to triple talaq at time of marriage: SC asks AIMPLB

May 17,2017 , 12:33 PM IST | National
Sibal said this (triple talaq) is something which is not permanent or immutable. It is the community to get rid of them. We don’t want court or somebody else to tells us it is bad. You must accept other’s culture. If it is bad, educate them, have a dialogue with them. You (court) don’t ride roughshod over it. You enact a law if they accept it.”
Can't Leave 160 Million WhatsApp Users 'Trapped In A Corridor Of Charity': Supreme Court

Can't Leave 160 Million WhatsApp Users 'Trapped In A Corridor Of Charity': Supreme Court

May 17,2017 , 08:20 AM IST | National
Online messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday sought to assure the Supreme Court that it has never shared the contents of the messages between its users with third parties even as the top court said that it could not leave 160 million users "trapped in a corridor of charity".
No legal verdict can defuse Ayodhya row

No legal verdict can defuse Ayodhya row

May 17,2017 , 05:22 AM IST | News Analysis
A case connected with the sentiment and security of all Indians cannot be ruled upon as an ordinary title dispute. Any solution that entails a winner and a loser will be no solution. Such a verdict is bound to trigger passions and destroy communal harmony.
Marriage of Muslim woman during 'iddat' is not invalid: Supreme Court

Marriage of Muslim woman during 'iddat' is not invalid: Supreme Court

May 15,2017 , 09:04 PM IST | National
A city court has ruled that the marriage performed by a Muslim woman during the 'iddat' (waiting) period is not invalid, even as the issue of triple talaq is being debated in the Supreme Court.
Will deal with only triple talaq due to paucity of time: Supreme Court

Will deal with only triple talaq due to paucity of time: Supreme Court

May 15,2017 , 11:15 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court today said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims as the Centre insisted deliberations on these aspects as well. "It may not be possible to deal with all the three issues in the limited time we have. We will keep them pending for future," a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said. 
Prayer service held to observe Nirbhaya’s birth anniversary

Prayer service held to observe Nirbhaya’s birth anniversary

May 13,2017 , 11:28 AM IST | Life Style
May 10 was the birth anniversary for Nirbhaya. Her birthday comes after the Supreme Court upheld death penalty for the four culprits – Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh and Pawan Gupta. 
Triple talaq worst way to end marriage: SC

Triple talaq worst way to end marriage: SC

May 13,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday said the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal". 
Amalapuram Former MP seeks review against Justice C.S Karnan

Amalapuram Former MP seeks review against Justice C.S Karnan

May 12,2017 , 10:12 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Former Amalapuram MP G.V Harsha Kumar requested the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to review the order issued against the Chief Justice of the Kolkata High Court Justice C.S Karnan under Contempt of Court Act, 1971. 
Sentencing Justice Karnan to six months in prison is a conscious decision: Supreme Court

Sentencing Justice Karnan to six months in prison is a conscious decision: Supreme Court

May 12,2017 , 07:48 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday said a "conscious decision" was taken by seven of its judges to sentence Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan to six months imprisonment by holding him guilty of contempt.
Handcuffing of farmers: SHRC seeks report from police

Handcuffing of farmers: SHRC seeks report from police

May 12,2017 , 07:41 PM IST | Telangana
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today directed the Khammam police to submit a report over the incident in which ten farmers, accused of vandalism, were brought to a court by police allegedly in handcuffs.
Aadhaar not necessary for PAN, ITR for people in Assam, J&K, Meghalaya and for citizens above 80 years

Aadhaar not necessary for PAN, ITR for people in Assam, J&K, Meghalaya and for citizens above 80 years

May 12,2017 , 07:16 PM IST | National
The revenue department has exempted residents of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, and citizens above 80 years from mandatory
SC to hear urgent plea against Centre making Aadhaar mandatory for schemes

SC to hear urgent plea against Centre making Aadhaar mandatory for schemes

May 12,2017 , 01:42 PM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on May 17 a plea challenging various notifications of the Centre to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing benefits of government schemes
Triple talaq ‘worst form’ of dissolution of marriage among Muslims: SC

Triple talaq ‘worst form’ of dissolution of marriage among Muslims: SC

May 12,2017 , 01:39 PM IST | National
Triple talaq is unconstitutional. It violates the rights of Muslim women," ruled the high court, adding that no personal law board was above the Constitution.
What Happened In Supreme Court On Day 1 Of Hearing On Triple Talaq

What Happened In Supreme Court On Day 1 Of Hearing On Triple Talaq

May 12,2017 , 08:17 AM IST | National
The Supreme Court on Thursday raised a question if 'triple talaq' is fundamental to Islam, as a constitution bench commenced hearing on the issue while making it clear that it would not go into the question of polygamy.
Ahead of hearing, Muslim women chant Hanuman Chalisa

Ahead of hearing, Muslim women chant Hanuman Chalisa

May 12,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | National
Proving yet again that India's 'unity in diversity' is intact, Muslim women in Varanasi were seen reciting the Hanuman Chalisa ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of the batch of pleas filed to end triple talaq.