Bangalore serial blast case: SC extends Maudany`s bail

The Supreme Court on Friday extended by a month the bail to Abdul Nazir Maudany, prime accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case, on health grounds.

Congress claims SC`s observations have vindicated its stand on LoP

Latching on to Supreme Court`s observations on Leader of Opposition issue, Congress on Friday said it "vindicates" the party`s stand and alleged that the Speaker`s decision to deny the LoP status to it in Lok Sabha appeared "coloured by BJP`s partisan agenda".

SC questions government, says issue of LoP cannot be put in cold storage

While the ruling BJP and the Congress party have fought over the Leader of Opposition`s (LoP) post in the recent past, the Supreme Court on Friday stressed on the position`s importance in governance and agreed to interpret it.

CBI implicating its officers in Ishrat Jahan case: Intelligence Bureau tells SC

The Intelligence Bureau has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat.

SC to hear PILs challenging Constitution amendment bill to end collegium

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the petitions challenging 121st Constitutional amendment scrapping collegium system for appointment of judges judges to the apex court and the high courts.

SC issues notice to Narendra Modi govt on Uttarakhand Governor`s plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Centre on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi`s plea questioning government`s nudge to quit the post.

Backlog of cases: SC irked by states failure to respond on Law Commission`s report

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a strong view by imposing a cost of Rs 25,000 each against 14 state governments and a union territory for "very lightly" taking its order and not responding to the Law Commission`s report on a formula to clear the backlog of cases.

Potency test of accused necessary in rape case: SC

Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned self-styled godman Nithyananda`s reluctance to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case.

SC to hear Gujarat plea against giving out staged shootout reports

The Supreme Court will Aug 25 take up for hearing a plea by the Gujarat government that the status report being filed before it by the Justice HS Bedi committee monitoring investigation into 22 staged shootout cases in the state between 2002 to 2007 should not be given to petitioners, columnist BG Verghese and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

SC issues notice to ED on Hasan Ali bail plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the bail plea of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, who has been in jail since 2011 in a money laundering case, and issued a notice to Enforcement Directorate.

SC seeks Centre`s response on conducting court proceedings in Hindi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking its direction to the government to amend the Constitution for making Hindi official language for conducting court proceedings in higher judiciary.

SC orders setting up of medical board to examine Asaram Bapu

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered medical examination of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, while hearing his bail plea in connection with a rape case filed against him in Jodhpur.

Mumbai eagerly awaits Janmashtmi after SC stayed Bombay HC order on Dahi Handi contest

With just a day left for the highly awaited festival of Janmashtmi, Maharashtrians can sense a palpable excitement in the air as Govindas above the age 12 can now participate in the popular Dahi Handi contest.

Parliament, Executive should not interfere in Judiciary: CJI

A day after Parliament unanimously passed the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill to do away with the collegium system, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Friday said that he hoped that judiciary, executive and Parliament work without any interference.

Supreme Court moved challenging NJAC

Supreme Court was Thursday moved seeking the quashing of the bill for setting up the National Judicial Appointments Commission for the appointment of judges to the apex court and high courts.

Murderous attack on CJI in 1975: HC convicts 2, sets free one

Putting the curtains down on 38-year-old criminal appeals pending before it, the Delhi High Court today upheld the conviction of two Anandmargis Santosh Anand Avdhoot and Sudevanand Avdhoot and 10-year jail term given to them for attempting to assassinate then Chief Justice of India A N Ray near the Supreme Court in 1975.

Fali Nariman slams bills on judges appointment

Noted jurist Fali S Nariman Thursday slammed the two legislations that seek to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges, saying they hit at the root of judicial independence and may be struck down by the Supreme Court.

No children below 12 in human pyramids on Janmashtami: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday barred children below the age of 12 from participating in forming human pyramids on Dahi Handi - an earthen pot filled with butter milk - festival event largely celebrated in Mumbai on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami that will be on Monday.

Ban on cigarettes and bidis? SC issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and all states on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to ban cigarettes and bidis in the country.

Parliament approves Bills to scrap Collegium system of appointing judges

In a major political victory for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, which was unanimously cleared by the Lok Sabha yesterday.