Bengal govt to move SC against HC’s order for a CBI probe into post-poll violence

The West Bengal government is likely to approach the Supreme Court after the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI probe in the alleged murder and rape cases linked to the post-poll violence. The high court has also ordered an SIT probe into the other offences linked to the violence that erupted after the Assembly poll...

SC asks Uttar Pradesh govt to reconsider decision on allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday provided the Uttar Pradesh government time till Monday to reconsider its decision to hold Kanwar Yatra amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It also added that it would be forced to pass an order if the state government fails to reconsider its decision. Notably, the neighbouring Uttarakhand has already cancelled the Kanwar...

Delhi Police moves SC against bail granted to activists in riots case

The Delhi Police has approached the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court’s order granting bail to activists of women’s rights group Pinjra Tod, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha. The trio were booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Delhi riots...

SC seeks Rajasthan government’s view on Asaram’s ayurvedic treatment

Apex Court says it is not inclined to interim bail to the self-styled godman New Delhi: The fate of self-styled godman Asaram’s request for ayurvedic treatment at a centre in Uttarakhand hangs in balance as the Supreme Court has sought the Rajasthan government’s opinion in the matter. While hearing the case on Friday, the apex...

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...