KV row: Govt decision to drop German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court on Friday issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.

Cattle trafficking; SC asks Centre, states to keep up vigil on Indo-Nepal border

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and the states bordering Nepal to maintain tight vigil on the international border and ensure that no illegal transportation of cattle takes place for being sacrificed during the Gadhimai festival in the neighbouring country.

N Srinivasan requests SC to reinstate him as BCCI chief

BCCI chief in-exile N Srinivasan, who is under the scanner for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing case, on Friday said that since he is proven innocent, he must be reinstated at the BCCI chief.

SC seeks response of Centre, states on plea of clerks' body

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and the states on a plea seeking framing of law to ensure social security measures, like payment of compensation in the event of death or disabilities, for advocates' clerks across the country.

IPL spot-fixing: BCCI files affidavit defending N Srinivasan
IPL spot-fixing: BCCI files affidavit defending N Srinivasan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filed an affidavit to contest the Justice Mudgal panel's finding that its president in-exile N Srinivasan and four other board officials were aware of a player's code of conduct violation but did not act on it.

IPL-fixing: BCCI says guilty player was 'reprimanded'
IPL-fixing: BCCI says guilty player was 'reprimanded'

 BCCI on Thursday refuted in Supreme Court the findings of the Justice Mudgal committee which probed the IPL spot fixing and betting, that no action was taken against a player for his misconduct, saying he was "reprimanded".

Mullaperiyar dam water level touches 142 ft, Kerala concerned

The water level in Mullaiperiyar dam touched the contentious 142 foot mark for the first time since the Supreme Court allowed Tamil Nadu to raise it to that level as Kerala continued to voice concern over the safety of people living downstream in that state.

No smoke without fire: Former CBI chiefs about SC remarks on Ranjit Sinha

The removal of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha by the Supreme Court from 2G scam case has prompted the agency's former chiefs to term it as a "bad dream" which they would like to forget.

Congress welcomes removal of CBI director, but says SC order confusing

The Congress on Thursday welcomed the removal of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G case but found "confusing signals" in the Supreme Court directive, wondering how can the officer be left to look after other cases if he was not performing adequately.

Codified law needed to deal with cyber crime: Justice Misra

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday called for a codified law as well as imparting proper training to law enforcement officers to deal with the issue of cyber crime and match the level of intelligence of the criminals who commit such offences.

Venkaiah to discuss shelters for homeless with states

 Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will Friday meet the chief secretaries of all the states and union territories to discuss their action plans on setting up temporary and permanent shelters for homeless people.

Senior CBI officer is the 'mole': Ranjit Sinha to SC

A senior IPS officer in CBI is the "mole" who supplied documents and file notings to advocate Prashant Bhushan on the basis of which "false and baseless" allegations were made, agency chief Ranjit Sinha claimed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Coal Ministry prepares draft guidelines on coal block allocation

The Coal Ministry today issued much-awaited draft guidelines for e-auction of 74 coal blocks of the 200 odd coal blocks that had been cancelled by the Supreme Court.

Sri Lankan President cleared to call snap polls

Sri Lanka`s President cleared a final hurdle to seeking re-election on Wednesday when he completed the mandatory four years of his second term, opening the way for snap polls expected in January.

Mental hospitals: SC expresses displeasure over WB's reply

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the response filed by West Bengal government on steps taken by it in improving the condition of mental hospitals and in utilising the Central grant.

Quota for disabled persons: SC seeks response from Bihar, BPSC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Bihar government and the BPSC on a plea seeking quashing of an advertisement for filling up 3,364 posts of Assistant Professors in various universities on the ground that it denied 3 per cent mandatory quota to disabled persons.

Be sympathetic to animals, ban plastic bags: Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court today asked state governments to be sympathetic towards animals by banning plastic bags which are consumed by stray cattle making them suffer.

SC seeks current status of 1971 POWs languishing in Pak jails

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to inform it about the current status of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs), languishing in Pakistan jails since 1971, and took strong note of submission that though MEA has provided the information, the Defence Ministry is yet to do the same.

Ready to be prosecuted if charge against CBI boss is wrong

Advocate Prashant Bhushan and NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that they are ready to be prosecuted if the information given by them regarding CBI director Ranjit Sinha's alleged misconduct proved to be wrong.

Disclose details of prisoners to be released on SC order: CIC

The details of prisoners who are set to be released on a recent Supreme Court order should be put in public domain, the Central Information Commission said in a directive to Tihar Jail.