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What does SC’s red line for arrests by ED mean?

SC sets legal standards to prevent arbitrary arrests by ED in Kejriwal case, emphasizing judicial scrutiny, reasons to believe,& protection of personal liberty.

The Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi.(File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 04:01 AM IST

SC grants interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal in ED case

Legal victory for AAP, boost for political narrative. Continued custody in CBI case.

The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi excise case. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 04:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC: Casual stay of bail orders disastrous for human liberty

SC criticizes casual staying of bail orders, emphasizing disastrous implications for human liberty. Plans to set guidelines to limit such practices.

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 05:01 AM IST

LG role in tree-felling: SC calls out cover up

Supreme Court criticizes Delhi LG for allowing tree felling in ridge area, questions LG's role and Delhi govt's illegal actions, demands compensation scheme.

The Supreme Court on Friday severely criticised Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena for granting permission to fell trees in the Capital’s ridge area. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC defends free speech, stays ban on news channel

Supreme Court stays order halting Kannada news channel Power TV, citing political vendetta over sex tape coverage; emphasizes right to free speech.

The Supreme Court of India (PTI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 05:36 AM IST

‘Don’t use rifle while practising law’: SC relief for Chandigarh shooter

In June, a vacation bench in the high court directed the UT Department of Sports to issue the necessary sports gradation certificate to Manraj Singh Chatha

The Supreme Court (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 01:38 PM IST

SC calls Hathras stampede ‘very disturbing’, directs petitioner to move HC first

The petition highlighted several lapses, including the failure of state and municipal authorities to maintain supervision and control the crowd at the religious congregation on July 2.

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 11:44 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal gets interim bail from SC but to remain jailed in CBI case

Supreme Court noted that Kejriwal has suffered incarceration for over 90 days and that the issue involves right to life and liberty of an individual.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a Delhi court. (HT/File )
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 01:14 PM IST

Don’t stay bail orders casually: SC to courts

The court underscored that such stays should not be granted merely at the behest of investigating agencies, especially when detailed reasons for granting bail have been provided

The Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 10:13 AM IST

SC to hear NEET-UG pleas on July 18 after late-night filing

The Supreme Court had on July 8 directed the Union government and NTA to provide comprehensive details about the nature and extent of the leak.

New Delhi: Students and others at the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi, Monday, July 87, 2024. The apex court has begun the hearing for a number of petitions regarding the alleged irregularities in the administration of NEET UG 2024 exams. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary) (PTI07_08_2024_000069A)(PTI)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 04:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court may get first judge from Manipur

The Supreme Court currently has 32 judges, two short of its sanctioned strength of 34, following recent retirements.

The Supreme Court of India building in New Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 04:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Decision on NEET-UG 2024 re-test delayed as SC adjourns hearing to July 18

The court deferred the hearing while putting on record that some of the advocates appearing for the petitioner candidates have complained about not receiving the affidavits

The Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2024 02:08 PM IST

NEET petitioners allege lack of transparency, systematic fraud

The petitioners allege that the NEET-UG 2024 paper was leaked on a “massive scale”.

A protest being held over the alleged irregularities in NEET 2024 at Jantar Mantar on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 03:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC slams K'taka govt for politicising probe into Revanna’s sexual assault cases

Prajwal, a suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader, faces allegations of sexually assaulting several women.

Prajwal Revanna, a suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader, faces allegations of sexually assaulting several women. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Woman’s financial empowerment is path to a stronger society: Justice Nagarathna

Justice Nagarathna stresses financial empowerment of married women in India for their security and societal stability, urging men to provide for their wives.

A file photo of Justice BV Nagarathna.(File)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 04:41 AM IST

Muslim women entitled to seek alimony, says SC

Supreme Court rules divorced Muslim women can seek maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC, rejecting discrimination and upholding gender equality.

The Supreme Court said that discrimination against Muslim women in matters of alimony under the secular laws of the country would be regressive and against gender justice, equality. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

No mass malpractice in NEET: Centre to Supreme Court

Union govt opposes NEET-UG 2024 retest demand, citing IIT-Madras report rejecting widespread malpractices. NTA affirms only 47 suspected in paper leak.

Students at the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi, Monday, July 7, 2024.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 04:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Same-sex marriage review petitions: Decision delayed as SC judge recuses

The judgment on October 17 last year, decided by a 3-2 majority, refused to accord legal sanction to same-sex marriage and declined to grant constitutional protection to civil unions and adoption rights for queer couples.

For representational purposes only. (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 04:16 PM IST

CIC empowered to form benches and allocate work, says Supreme Court

The appeal further contended that the high court’s judgment had severely disrupted the commission’s smooth functioning and ability to perform its statutory duties mandated by Parliament under RTI Act

The CIC can also frame rules under the RTI Act for the commission’s management. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 11:31 AM IST

SC holds as triable West Bengal’s suit against Centre allowing CBI probes in state

The bench dismissed the Centre’s objections regarding the maintainability of the suit, and decided to proceed with the suit on merits, fixing August 30 as the date to frame the triable issues

The court had on May 8 reserved its verdict in the matter. (File photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 11:10 AM IST

Supreme Court emphasises sanctity of public tenders, warns against arbitrary actions

Public tenders are essential in ensuring that government procurement processes remain transparent and fair, the bench said.

Supreme Court of India. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 08:42 AM IST

Personal use of company cars by employees not automatically ‘commercial purpose’: SC

The court noted that the absence of evidence linking the car purchase to any profit-generating activity meant the purchase could not be deemed commercial.

Supreme Court of India. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 08:37 AM IST

Comply with order for specialised adoption agencies, Supreme Court tells states

Supreme Court directs 13 states and UTs to establish adoption agencies by August 30 or face contempt, aiming to expedite adoption process in India.

The Supreme Court directed the chief secretaries of 13 states and Union territories (UTs) to comply with its order to establish specialised adoption agencies (SAAs) by August 30 or face contempt proceedings (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:14 AM IST

SC closes petition as BNSS replaces discriminatory CrPC summons provision

The court acknowledged a statement by Attorney General R Venkataramani that BNSS, the new law that replaced the CrPC and took effect on July 1, has removed the anomaly

The Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 03:13 PM IST

SC urged to hear review of same-sex marriage verdict in open court

A bench, led by CJI Chandrachud, and comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna, Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, and PS Narasimha, will consider the bunch of review petitions on July 10

The CJI acknowledged the request and stated that he would consider it. (Representative file photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 11:45 AM IST

SC releases guidelines to prevent stereotyping of differently abled

The judgment underscored the detrimental impact of stereotypes on discrimination and the enjoyment of fundamental rights

SC stressed the need to view disability as a nuanced, individualised concept. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Leak in NEET clear, no room for denial, says Supreme Court

Supreme Court probes breach in NEET-UG 2024 sanctity, debates re-conduct possibility affecting 2.4M students, demands detailed report from NTA & govt.

Students and others at the Supreme Court on Monday as the court began to hear petitions regarding the alleged irregularities in the administration of NEET UG 2024 exams. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 04:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC calls for uniformity in builder-buyer agreements to protect home buyers

A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud observed that home buyers across the country are being defrauded by the builders

The Supreme Court of India. (File)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 02:34 PM IST

SC orders formation of committee for appointment of V-Cs in WB universities

According to the court order, the CM is entitled to recommend the shortlisted names in order of preference to the chancellor

The committee’s recommendations, endorsed by the chairperson (justice Uday U Lalit), will be presented to the CM. (Representative file photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 02:00 PM IST

SC issues landmark guidelines for disability representation in films

The judgment underscored the detrimental impact of stereotypes on discrimination and the enjoyment of fundamental rights

The petition in the matter was filed by Nipun Malhotra, a disability rights activist. (ANI photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 12:27 PM IST
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