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Farmers’ protests at Singhu border: Supreme Court refuses to hear plea against blocking of roads

Farmers have been camping at Singhu border since last November in protest of farm laws New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refuses to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by residents of Sonipat in Haryana against the blocking of Singhu border by farmers protesting farm laws. The apex court has asked the petitioners to...

SC lambasts Centre over delay in framing COVID-19 relief norms

The Supreme Court has lambasted the Union government for the inordinate delay in the framing of guidelines regarding compensation to the kin of those who died due to COVID-19. The top court’s bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Aniruddha Bose criticised the government saying that the third wave of the pandemic would be over...

Supertech towers: Yogi Adityanath orders strict action against guilty officers

UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s order came a day after the Supreme Court’s direction to demolish the twin towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida Noida: A day after the Supreme Court ordered demolition of two 40-storied residential towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered “strict action” against state...

SC rejects Asaram’s interim bail plea for availing Ayurvedic treatment

Jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s plea seeking interim bail for availing Ayurvedic treatment has been declined by the Supreme Court. The top court reminded Asaram that he had not been convicted for an ordinary crime. Notably, he is serving life imprisonment after being convicted for raping a 16-year-old devotee at his ashram. Asaram had requested...

9 Supreme Court judges, including 2 from Gujarat, administered oath of office by CJI NV Ramana

In a first, nine new Supreme Court judges, including three women, took the oath of office on Tuesday pushing the total strength of judges in the apex court to 33. Notably, the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 34 and now there is just one vacancy. Interestingly, it was the first time...

Gujarat govt to approach SC challenging HC’s stay on anti-conversion law

The Gujarat government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the stay granted by the Gujarat High Court on the operation of several sections of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021. Gujarat home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja took to Twitter and said that the stay granted by the high court on the implementation...

SC orders shifting of ex-Unitech directors Sanjay and Ajay Chandra from Tihar to Mumbai jails  

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the immediate shifting of former Unitech directors Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra from Tihar jail to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail and Taloja Jail following a report by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding a secret underground office run by Unitech founder Ramesh Chandra and visited by his son Sanjay and...

Centre clears 9 names for elevation as Supreme Court judges, two from Gujarat

The Union government has reportedly cleared the nine names, including three women judges, sent by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as judges of the apex court. The list also features two names from the Gujarat High Court—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi. Following the approval, the names have been sent to the...

SC unhappy over delay in probe & conclusion of trial in ED, CBI cases against lawmakers

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over inordinate delays in investigation and conclusion of the trial in cases lodged by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) against lawmakers. Notably, the top court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking speedy disposal of cases against MPs and MLAs...

SC allows women to sit for NDA exam, criticises Army

The Supreme Court has criticised the Indian Army for not allowing women candidates in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Sainik Schools and other military institutions, terming it as “regressive mindset”. The court, in an interim order, also allowed the girls who had approached it to sit in the NDA exam scheduled on September 5. While...

Two Gujarat High Court judges recommended for elevation to Supreme Court

Two Gujarat High Court judges—Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bela Trivedi—have been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for elevation to the apex court, according to media reports. The Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended the elevation of Karnataka High Court’s Justice BV Nagarathna who may...

Pegasus Row: SC asks Centre to file response on snooping allegations

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response in connection with allegations of snooping on individuals using Israeli spyware. The court also said that it will take a call on constituting a committee to investigate the Pegasus controversy only after the Union government files its response in the case. Acting on...