PM Modi expresses concern on post-poll violence in Bengal, BJP moves SC

Following the post-poll violence that erupted in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dialled Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to express his concerns on the issue. PM Modi reportedly expressed his anguish over the law and order situation prevalent in Bengal where the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress secured a thumping victory on Sunday...

No clampdown on citizens voicing their grievance on social media regarding COVID-19, warns SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that there should be no clampdown on citizens for voicing their concerns and grievances on social media regarding COVID-19. The court, during the hearing of pleas concerning the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, said that it would consider it a “contempt of court” if any citizen is harassed...

SC says complete waiver of interest during moratorium period not possible

In an important verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that a complete waiver of interest during the moratorium period could not be granted as banks have to pay interest to account holders and pensioners. The apex court directed that no compound or penal interest shall be charged from borrowers for the six-month loan moratorium...

SC seeks AG, SG’s views on PIL concerning EVMs, ballots

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday sought the views of the attorney general and solicitor general on a PIL seeking a direction to the Election Commission to replace symbols from ballots and EVMs with the name, age, educational qualification and picture of the candidates. The matter came up for hearing before the bench headed by...

Farmers’ union moves SC against farm laws

A farmers’ union has approached the Supreme Court against the three farm laws that has resulted in widespread protests throughout the country. The Bharatiya Kisan Union has approached the apex court saying that the new farm laws promote corporate interest and are not concerned with the interest of farmers. It has appealed that it should...

Farmers’ Protest: SC asks Centre to put farm laws on hold

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government to consider putting the controversial farm laws on hold. It also reiterated its suggestion to constitute a committee comprising of all stakeholders for negotiations to put an end to the stalemate between the protesting farmers and the government. The court also adjourned the hearing in the...

SC seeks report from Gujarat, others states over surge in COVID-19 cases

With the surge in COVID-19 cases reported from various states in the country after the festivities, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday warned that worse things will happen in December if the states are not well prepared. The Supreme Court also demanded a status report from Gujarat, Delhi, Assam and Maharashtra in 48 hours over...

SC seeks MHA’s response over petitions seeking cancellation of exams

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday sought a reply from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over a batch of petitions seeking cancellation of exams in September due to the coronavirus pandemic. SC, however, refused to pass any interim order on the batch of petitions. Exams will be conducted, says UGC The University Grants Commission...

Travancore royal family has rights in the administration of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside the 2011 verdict of the Kerala High Court which had directed the state government to set up a trust to take control of management and assets of the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala. The apex court upheld the rights of the Travancore royal family in the administration...

Cop accused of tipping off gangster Vikas Dubey moves SC for protection, CBI inquiry

One of the two cops arrested by UP police for tipping off gangster Vikas Dubey about his impending arrest has moved the Supreme Court for protection.  Cop KK Sharma’s alleged tip off to Dubey about a raid at his house had led to the killing of eight cops on July 3 after the gangster’s men...

Class 10 board exams scrapped, Class 12 students have an option: CBSE tells SC

The Centre and the CBSE Thursday informed the Supreme Court that they have decided to cancel the Class X and XII examinations scheduled from July 1-15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they would be conducted later. A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar was apprised by solicitor general Tushar Mehta that a scheme has...

HC order on Rathyatra in A’bad was in public interest, says SC judge

A Supreme Court judge who visited the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur in Ahmedabad on Tuesday termed the Gujarat High Court order refusing to allow the Rathyatra in the city as one that was taken in public interest. Justice MR Shah of the Supreme Court while talking to local TV journalists at the temple premises said,...