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.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
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.
The singer’s tweets on azaan have been misread as a religious comment; the issue he is raising – the runaway use of loudspeakers in India – is something that concerns us all.
The government seems to either not notice or not care about the many glitches in the Aadhaar system, as it enters more and more parts of our lives.
P.P. Pandey was chargesheeted for murder by the CBI, but he was also appointed Gujarat’s police chief by the government.
In a report to the apex court on cow protection, the Centre has suggested that each cow and its progeny should get a ‘Unique Identification Number’.
The Supreme Court order that the status quo be maintained was violated when the administration allowed a trishul-bearing sadhu to enter the Ram shrine.
Various former judges believe that rejecting post-retirement appointments on the basis of Intelligence Bureau inputs is discouraging and troubling.
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?
Three judges supported the setting up of Joint Investigation Team to further probe the allegations while two other judges wanted to disqualify Nawaz Sharif.
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.
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.
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.
The court also directed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to appear before it next week.
It seems like Indian courts have forgotten that democracy is meant not only for those in power, but also for dissidents.
The film certification guidelines are abstract, vague and imprecise, leading to rampant erratic and subjective interpretations of scenes/language in a film amounting to unfair curtailment of the filmmakers’ freedom of expression.
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 proposed amendments not only make approaching the information commission more cumbersome and legalistic but also defy the diktat of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court’s ban on liquor sale on highways is a flagrant breach of the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers.
Srinivasan’s history of arm-twisting people into submission is valued highly by his supporters, who don’t take a benign view of the measures being used to halt Shashank Manohar’s reforms.
An IT department probe, following widespread allegations of bribery, revealed that Rs 89 crore was likely routed for distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar.
In episode 31, Vinod Dua talks about the Supreme Court reserving its judgment in the Babri Masjid case, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, and how women are fighting back against online trolling.
With the ‘money Bill’ controversy rising to the fore again, parliamentarians and jurists differ on whether the Supreme Court can question the speaker’s decisions.
Inaction of state government to regulate abattoirs in the past cannot be a shield for imposing “a state of almost prohibition” on meat, says Allahabad high court.
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.
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.
“People look up to courts for justice. They think the court is their sole protector. If Adityanath addresses the judiciary in the programme, it will be an insult.”
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.
It is troubling to see the media, government and even the ruling party interpret a verbal exchange of remarks as a Supreme Court-granted license to make Aadhaar mandatory for tax filings and mobile connections.
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