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SC slams Centre for going ahead with central vista project amid pendency of cases

The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Union government for going ahead with the central vista project despite the pendency of cases related to it in the top court. Notably, PM Modi is supposed to perform the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new parliament building to be built at an estimated cost of Rs...

Human Rights: SC makes CCTV’s, audio recording mandatory in interrogation rooms, lock-ups

In a direction aimed at curbing human rights abuses, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice RF Nariman has directed the state governments to install CCTV cameras in each and every police station. The top court has clarified that the CCTV cameras should cover all the entry and exit gates of the police stations, the...

Former HC judge CS Karnan arrested for offensive comments against women judges

A former judge of the Madras High Court CS Karnan was arrested by the Chennai Police on Wednesday. CS Karnan was arrested for his offensive comments on women judges and wives of judges. It is alleged that CS Karnan made defamatory and offensive comments against high court and Supreme Court judges, their wives and then...

SC rejects former ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar’s plea against her termination

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former ICICI Bank CEO and managing director Chanda Kochhar’s plea against her sacking. Chanda Kochhar had approached the apex court against the order of the Bombay High Court that too had rejected her petition challenging her termination as the private lender’s chief executive. She had approached the apex court...

SC safeguards Arnab Goswami from arrest in abetment to suicide case

The Supreme Court has said that the interim bail granted to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case will stay valid for a period of four weeks after the Bombay High Court decides his plea for quashing the FIR. The direction came from the division bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and...

SC rejects plea challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea challenging the 2019 election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency. The plea was filed by a sacked Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde rejected Yadav’s plea. Notably, the former...

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...

State govt’s consent mandatory for CBI probe: SC

The Supreme Court has said that the consent of the state government is mandatory for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. It added that the Union government cannot extend the jurisdiction of the central agency without approval from the state government. The Supreme Court verdict assumes importance, especially when eight non-BJP ruled states have...

Kunal Kamra refuses to apologise for his tweets against SC in Arnab Goswami case

Controversial stand-up comic Kunal Kamra has clarified that he does not regret his tweets made after the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Kunal Kamra has said that he stands by what he had said and the Supreme Court, rather than allocating time to the contempt pleas against him, should...

Kunal Kamra may face contempt charges for tweets against SC in Arnab Goswami case

Controversial stand-up comic Kunal Kamra might face contempt charges for a series of tweets made by him criticising the Supreme Court for granting interim bail to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Notably, attorney general KK Venugopal gave his consent to a law student and two lawyers who want to sue the comedian for criminal contempt....

Arnab Goswami gets bail from SC

Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has been granted interim bail by the Supreme Court in an abetment to suicide case. Arnab Goswami had moved the apex court against the order of the Bombay High Court that denied him bail in the case. While granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami, a division bench of Justice DY...

Arnab Goswami moves SC after Bombay High Court rejects bail

Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has moved the Supreme Court against the order of the Bombay High Court that denied him bail in an abetment to suicide case. Notably, Arnab Goswami was arrested by the Maharashtra police on November 4 from his Lower Parel residence and a magisterial court has sent him to 14 days...