SC ruling in Jayalalithaa case a big victory: Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday termed the Supreme Court ruling in corruption case against AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa as a very big victory and justice in full.

Jayalalithaa case: DMK hails SC verdict rejecting SPP appointment

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.

HL Dattu refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members, SC told

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.

Jayalalithaa DA case: SC terms SPP's appointment bad, says no fresh hearing in HC
Jayalalithaa DA case: SC terms SPP's appointment bad, says no fresh hearing in HC

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.

Plea in SC for disaster management plan for affected farmers

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.

Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally

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.

1997 Uphaar fire: Victims' families await closure of case

Nearly 18 years after 59 cinegoers died of asphyxia in the massive fire that engulfed the Uphaar theatre here, victims' families are still waiting for judicial closure of the case.

India or Bharat: SC seeks response from government

'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states..

'It is a scam', says SC on scheme for permanent shelter homes

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 can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails: SC

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.

PIL on captive elephants; SC seeks response of Centre, 9 states

 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.

Supreme Court asks Centre to reply on plea to prevent cattle smuggling

"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.

Arrest over Facebook content: 66A dropped, UP police tells SC

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.

Palestinians condemn Israeli ruling on Jerusalem property

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. 

Go ahead with grading of 41 deemed varsities: SC to NAAC
Go ahead with grading of 41 deemed varsities: SC to NAAC

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to proceed with the grading of 41 deemed universities.

Hospitals equipped to treat leprosy patients: Centre to SC

The Centre Thursday told the Supreme Court that facilities of medicines and reconstruction surgery are available at various hospitals across the country to treat persons suffering from leprosy.

CBI raids premises of ponzi firm

The CBI on Thursday conducted searches in the premises of Mangaldeep Land Promoters in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.

NJAC to deal with additional judges till case on, SC told

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.

SC asks Centre whether it approved Army's new promotion policy

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.

NJAC issue: Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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.