Chief Justice RM Lodha on Saturday said that India has already arrived at a stage where nobody can tinker with the independence of the judiciary, but exhorted that to strengthen the role of law, the judiciary will have to ensure that it was completely corruption-free.
The Supreme Court has stressed on the need for a comprehensive legislation on liability of state authorities in dealing with tragedies caused by negligence while upholding an apex consumer commission's order involving a Vadodara civic body in the 1993 boat capsize in which 22 people died.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Friday filed in the Supreme Court his response to the allegations that he had met accused in 2G cases being probed by the investigating agency at his residence during a period of 15 months from May 2013 to August this year.
The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.
Brushing aside Centre's stand that the judiciary should not intervene on the Jammu and Kashmir flood issue, the Supreme Court on Friday asked it to provide immediate relief to the victims and consider setting up a Unified Agency to coordinate rescue and relief work.
In a major ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli till October 29, while also agreeing to hear his plea for reviewing the death sentence awarded to him for brutally murdering several young women and children in Noida.
Five months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant OBC status to transgender sex, the government has sought clarification on it saying that all such people cannot be clubbed under OBC category as some of them are SC/ST by birth.
In a relief to around 700 bar owners in Kerala who were directed to close their shops by the state government, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed them to operate till September-end and asked the High Court to decide their petition challenging state's new liquor policy.
With the Supreme Court order stopping the Congress-led UDF government from closing down bars before September 30 coming as a political setback to the coalition,senior Front leaders are meeting here to discuss its implications and work out the future course of action.
Congress in Kerala has urged the party high command to restrain lawyers associated with the party from appearing for the liquor barons in the petition filed by them in the Supreme Court, challenging the UDF Government's decision to close down over 700 bars.