A special NIA court charged 26-year-old Areeb Majeed, who had allegedly joined the outfit ISIS in Iraq, on various charges of terrorism.
The SC reiterated that no provision in the Act can make the appointment of the Lokpal invalid because of a vacancy in the selection committee.
There is no law prescribing reservation for general category candidates in public employment and therefore there’s no question of reserved category candidates being selected against “their seats”.
Forcing taxpayers to enrol for Aadhaar violates not just the voluntary nature of the scheme but also the constitutional guarantee against discrimination between different classes of people, argued Shyam Divan in the Supreme Court.
The Centre had asked the apex court to recall its order saying that the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
While the rapid expansion of the card game will likely raise some eyebrows, judicial precedents and international research show that poker is kosher.
Unless they work out a plea deal, the two doctors and the wife of one of the physicians are headed to trial now.
The apex court pointed out their negligence and lack of seriousness about appointing members of the food commission and ordered speedy action on the matter.
Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
P.P. Pandey was chargesheeted for murder by the CBI, but he was also appointed Gujarat’s police chief by the government.
Various former judges believe that rejecting post-retirement appointments on the basis of Intelligence Bureau inputs is discouraging and troubling.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi had levelled allegations of corruption against the Haryana government in 2010, but the matter continues to be deferred in court while the investigation is still pending.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told the court that they have found people were giving details of PAN cards procured on the basis of fake documents.
In reversing a Himachal Pradesh high court order, the Supreme Court is saying that not only must justice be done and seen to be done but it must also be … understood.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
The judgement also puts a much-welcome end to the ‘bid low today, raise price later’ strategy employed by players such as the Tatas and the Adani Group.
Babri Masjid Demolition A ‘National Crime,’ Said SC in Judgment Reviving Conspiracy Charges Against Advani
“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
An intervener in the case has argued that decisions like making the singing of the national anthem compulsory should rest with parliament and not the judiciary.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
A policy that seeks to reduce road accidents must recognise that this is primarily a behavioural problem and that there is a need to inculcate civic sense and respect for the law among people.
Karti is the son of senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram.
It seems like Indian courts have forgotten that democracy is meant not only for those in power, but also for dissidents.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
The provisions of these laws, Amol Palekar has said, have not been questioned in the last 47 years and have failed to keep up with the times.
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.
The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
The proposed amendments not only make approaching the information commission more cumbersome and legalistic but also defy the diktat of the Supreme Court.
The court said that an unexpected rise in the price of coal imported from Indonesia will not absolve the Adanis from performing their part of the contract.
The Supreme Court’s ban on liquor sale on highways is a flagrant breach of the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers.
The court’s interim order raises crucial questions on why the Centre has failed to monitor and curb the illegal mining of atomic minerals from Tamil Nadu’s shores.
The time has come for the judges of the Supreme Court to sit together to apply their minds and devise a way for these serious documents to be thoroughly investigated.
There is a need for judicial activism against outdated notions about the transgender community, and to uphold their rights to their own toilets.
The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
For those close to him and the whole legal community, Tehmtan Andhyarujina was our lodestar who guided us through choppy waters with his calm and composed demeanour.
The accusations against the Quint’s reporter centre around the proposition that she filmed the jawans in an army camp, which is prohibited by law.
If Chief Justice Khehar fails to intervene, the court will allow corporations to monetise and claim property rights over the data of India’s citizens in a way that they cannot do in markets such as the European Union.
The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill was passed in the absence of Congress MLAs, who were suspended for a day for creating ruckus in the house.
For a country that has ranked third on the global list of dope offenders in recent years, anti-doping legislation is a necessity – even if it is meant to mainly deter coaches and support staff.