Justice J.C. Karnan, the first sitting high court judge to be awarded a jail term by the apex court, is seeking bail and challenging his six-month sentence.
How will the eminent lawyer perform in key matters such as the collegium system for appointing judges, the Aadhaar privacy case and the cattle sale ban case?
The Supreme Court had in 2002 made the filing of affidavits declaring assets and criminal records mandatory in Lok Sabha and assembly polls, but the Election Commission had rejected a similar demand for affidavits in the 2012 elections.
Free and fair elections are part of the basic structure of the constitution and the EC its cornerstone – its independence and credibility must be guarded and strengthened at any cost.
Mumbai Police arrested and charged all six accused with murder in the death of Byculla prison inmate Manju Shette.
A 40-year-old meat trader, a resident of village Manua in Hazaribagh district, was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
Yakub Ali was part of a protest held against alleged inclusion of Indian citizens in the doubtful voters list by the foreigners’ tribunals.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
Ambika Ray was taken into custody in the case for seeking “confidential information” through RTI from the SIT probing the case.
Perhaps it is time to amend the laws that govern social clubs across the country.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
Dossa was admitted to JJ Hospital today afternoon after he complained of chest pain and had uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and infection.
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
In their petitions filed yesterday, the two journalists contended that the sentencing was illegal and unconstitutional as the Speaker K.B. Koliwad, cannot be an adjudicator for his own complaint.
Should India not recognise the contribution of Shivkant Shukla and those countless Indians who suffered loss of freedom because of the Supreme Court’s decision in ADM Jabalpur?
“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived [of the benefits], you can point out the same to this court,” the Bench said.
India needs a UCC that draws not on the norms of one religion but on the most promising aspects of its various dynamic cultures so as to democratise families, religious groups, and the nation.
The host of mandatory Aadhaar notifications state that ‘proof of possession’ or ‘authentication’ will suffice to access the required subsidy or service. Of the two phrases, only ‘authentication’ is defined in law.
The US Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term including on Trump’s emergency request to revive his travel ban.
With Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, one of the seven judges who heard the Karnan case, having since retired and thus not able to sign the judgement, its legality could be challenged.
Mohsin’s 63-year-old father is unable to fathom why public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam took the sudden decision to withdraw at a critical juncture when charges are about to be framed against the accused.
The charge of sedition slapped by the Madhya Pradesh police on 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in a cricket match suggests lessons have not been learnt from the apex court order.
All commercial buildings with waste discharge of over 5 kilo litres a day were asked to set up sewage treatment plants by NGT-headed circuit bench.
The court added that “undue sympathy” would do more harm than good and constitute a “serious threat”, while rejecting a convict’s plea of reduction in punishment.
She was called a prostitute and imprisoned. Her father had to appeal to the Saudi king to release her. Her only crime? Getting behind the wheel.
At a time when all critical voices against the government were being muted and the media had become compliant, lawyers and judges continued to argue for civil liberties.
Trump tweeted that he did not know if there were recordings of his conversations with Comey, but he did not make or have any such recordings.
The prosecutor claims it is to weaken Temer’s defense in the corruption case with JBS meatpackers, accusations he continues to deny.
It was suspected that special counsel Robert Mueller would be fired over his close relationship with James Comey amid the Trump-Russia probe.
Allegations of ties to Russia have cast a shadow over Trump’s first five months in office, distracting from attempts by his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul the US healthcare and tax systems.
The prosecution failed to file a chargesheet within the required 60-day period since N. Rajamarthandan’s arrest for disclosing information on an attack on the All Assam Students Union office.
As the law now stands, it is up to federal prosecutors to hammer out the details of plea bargains. Opening the possibility that defence lawyers could ask the top court to decide on the terms would slow down the speed at which such agreements are made.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
The death of Michael Brown by a white police officer once again incited the Black Lives Matter debate in the US.
Karnan was arrested last night by the West Bengal CID from Coimbatore, more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.
Ambedkar says the opposition parties can still make a real contest out of the presidential elections if they put forward the right candidate.
The apex court had sentenced Karnan to six months jail for contempt of court on May 9.
The Indian Medical Association’s call to ban ultrasound services and exclude doctors of other specialties from the ambit of the law on pre-natal diagnostic techniques will weaken the steps being taken to arrest the declining child sex ratio.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.