DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday hailed the SC verdict rejecting appointment of Bhawani Singh as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.
In a new twist, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the six-member National Judicial Appointments Commission on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings on Monday.
In a major setback to AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the Tamil Nadu government has no authority to appoint Special Public Prosecutor in connection with the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against her.
A plea, highlighting plight of farmers whose crops have been hit by calamities and extreme weather conditions, has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management.
Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally here, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored judicial probe into the incident that took place in full public view.
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying "it is scam".
Poverty cannot be a ground for keeping a person behind the bars in petty offence cases due to non-furnishing of bail amount, the Supreme Court on Friday said and asked state legal services authority lawyers to move courts across the country to secure the release.
The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre, Animal Welfare Board of India and nine states on a plea seeking steps for protection and welfare of elephants held in captivity including a complete ban on their sale, gifting and use in religious festivals.
"When you don't have people to be deployed for stopping infiltration of terrorists, how can we ask that they (forces) be deployed to stop smuggling of cows," the Supreme Court observed on Friday while dealing with a PIL seeking direction to stop export and smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.
The Supreme Court was on Friday told that Uttar Pradesh Police would go ahead with the prosecution of a Bareilly boy for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook against senior SP leader Azam Khan only under Indian Penal Code and not under the controversial section 66A of cyber law which was quashed by the Supreme Court.
A lawyer representing Palestinians attacked on Thursday a ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court that he said could enable confiscation of east Jerusalem property owned by residents of the occupied West Bank.
The central government on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that during the pendency of the appeal against the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) and the constitutional amendment backing it, the commission would only deal with the cases of additional judges whose terms would be coming to an end.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to file its response as to whether it had approved the Army's "command exit promotion" policy, which has been quashed by the Armed Forces Tribunal, meant for officers of the rank of Colonel and above from January, 2009.
Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court cleared the decks were for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges.