Pakistan govt files court reply on Lakhvi's detention

The Pakistan government on Thursday filed a reply in the high court here providing details of charges related to the detention of 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi under a public security act.

HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC

Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held.

Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: SC

The Supreme Court has said that a rape convict can be awarded lesser punishment if courts find "adequate and special" reasons for doing so.

Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

 Colombia`s Supreme Court has convicted the country`s former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.

N Srinivasan apologises to Supreme Court, says will not chair BCCI AGM
N Srinivasan apologises to Supreme Court, says will not chair BCCI AGM

Days after the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure over Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in-exile N. Srinivasan's chairing of recent working committee meeting in Chennai, Srini apologised to the apex court and said he would not chair the meeting.

Collegium system to continue till NJAC put in place

The two-decade old Collegium system for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts will continue until the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) is put in place, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday.

Canadian citizenship oath to Queen to remain law

Immigrants to Canada will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen Elizabeth II after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement.

A person can be treated as scheduled caste even after re-conversion: SC

 The Supreme Court on Thursday held that a person can be accorded Scheduled Caste (SC) status on his re-conversion to Hinduism if he is accepted by fellow caste men and proves that either he or his forefathers previously belonged to that caste before embracing another religion.

SC asks Gujarat police to share details of documents with Teesta Setalvad

 The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Gujarat Police to give social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband the list of documents needed from them in the probe against them in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad's Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.

Assange appeal lodged with Swedish Supreme Court

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday they filed an appeal to Sweden`s Supreme Court seeking to quash the 2010 warrant for his arrest on accusations of rape and molestation.

Aditya Verma and co want SC observer for BCCI elections
Aditya Verma and co want SC observer for BCCI elections

IPL spot fixing case petitioner Aditya Verma and politician Subodh Kant Sahay on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to appoint Justice R M Lodha as observer for the BCCI elections on March 2 besides ensuring that the Annual General Meeting is held in Mumbai and not in Chennai.

Felling of trees near Lucknow; SC asks UP, Centre to give info

 The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Forest department to give requisite information to a court-appointed amicus curiae on allegation of cutting down trees in a sprawling farm land near Lucknow to develop a smart city.

Will frame criteria on recognition of private varsities: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has taken a decision to frame "criteria" to deal with the issue of recognition of private universities across the country after consulting with all stakeholders, including UGC.

Two courts to start functioning for criminal and tax cases: SC

In a move to lessen the backlog of cases, Supreme Court on Monday decided to have two separate courts to deal with old criminal cases and tax related disputes.

Setalvad's plea given to new bench after judge's recusal: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the row over the transfer of activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea to a new bench, saying it was done after one of the judges of the previous bench recused from the case.

SC slams N Srinivasan for attending BCCI meeting despite its orders

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in-exile N. Srinivasan's chairing of recent working committee meeting in Chennai.

N Srinivasan should not have presided over BCCI's working committee meeting: Supreme Court
N Srinivasan should not have presided over BCCI's working committee meeting: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in-exile N. Srinivasan's chairing of recent working committee meeting in Chennai.

Supreme Court to hear CAB's contempt plea against N Srinivasan today
Supreme Court to hear CAB's contempt plea against N Srinivasan today

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a contempt of court petition against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in-exile N. Srinivasan for presiding over a working committee meeting in Chennai on February 8.

Social boycott of Dalits can't be ended by judicial order: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot pass an order to end alleged social boycott of the Dalit community in violence-hit Mirchpur village in Haryana as it would be an "ineffective" one.

Taken steps to implement National Policy for Farmers: Govt to SC

The government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has taken all possible steps for implementation of National Policy for Farmers (NPF)-2007 for the development and growth of agriculture and betterment of farmers.