Tag: Supreme Court of India

Senior advocate R Venkataramani appointed next Attorney General of India

NEW DELHI: Senior advocate R Venkataramani was appointed as the Attorney General of India on Wednesday for a term of three years, according to a notification. He will succeed K K Venugopal, whose term will end on September 30. Venugopal, 91, was appointed to the post in July 2017. He was reappointed as the top […]

Supreme Court of India reserves verdict on pleas of Future group firms

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday reserved verdict on a batch of pleas filed by Future group firms against a Delhi High Court order declining stay on an arbitration tribunal decision refusing to interfere with the Emergency Award (EA) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). We reserve the order. All the […]

Banks free to restructure loans, but can’t penalise borrowers availing moratorium benefit

NEW DELHI: Banks are free to restructure loans but they cannot penalise honest borrowers by charging interest on deferred EMI payments under the moratorium scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic, a petitioner opposing the move said in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, which commenced final hearing on a batch […]

AGR case: Can spectrum can be sold or transferred, Supreme Court asks

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday, during the hearing on the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) matter of telecom companies, questioned the Centre as to how is it possible to sell the spectrum and whether it is transferable. A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Department of Telecommunications […]

Are any descendants of Lord Ram still living in Ayodhya, asks Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Curious to know whether anyone from the ‘Raghuvansha’ (descendants of Lord Ram) was still residing in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court Friday put this query to ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’, the deity and one of the parties in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

National Conference moves Supreme Court against Presidential Order on Article 370

NEW DELHI: The National Conference mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court on Saturday to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that these have taken away rights of its citizens without their mandate. Arguing that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders issued by the President subsequently […]

Parliament passes bill to increase number of Supreme Court judges from 30 to 33

NEW DELHI: India Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill which seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from the present 30 to 33 with a view to reducing pendency of cases. Moving “The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019” for consideration and return, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “I would […]

Plea filed in Supreme Court challenging Presidential order on Article 370

NEW DELHI: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the Presidential order on Article 370 which revokes the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir. The plea has been filed by advocate M L Sharma who claimed that the Presidential order was “illegal” as it was passed without taking consent from […]

Supreme Court of India relief for residents of Kochi coastal apartments

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed for six weeks the demolition of 400 flats in five posh coastal apartments in Maradu area of Kochi giving some relief to the home-owners. A vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi passed the order while considering a writ petition filed by a group of […]

Supreme Court notice to RBI on pleas seeking contempt proceedings for violating RTI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Friday sought RBI’s response on two pleas seeking contempt proceedings against the central bank and its former Governor Urjit Patel for non-disclosure of information under RTI about some banks. A bench headed by Justice L N Rao issued the notice to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

Alok Verma resumes office after 77-day forced leave

NEW DELHI: CBI Director Alok Verma joined office on Wednesday, 77 days after he was sent on forced leave by the central government through a much-criticised late-night order on October 23, 2018, which was set aside by the Supreme Court of India. The October order sent Verma and his deputy Special Director Rakesh Asthana, booked […]

Supreme Court of India reinstates Alok Verma as CBI director, but ‘without powers’

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday reinstated CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma, setting aside the Narendra Modi government’s decision to divest him of his powers, but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over. The apex court said any further decision […]

Implementation of act for welfare of construction workers ‘complete flop’ in Mumbai

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday said it was “shocking” that out of about 70,000 registered building and construction workers in Mumbai, only 11,000 have got the benefit of an act meant for their welfare and its implementation was a “complete flop”. The court was informed by the counsel appearing for Maharashtra […]

Supreme Court expresses concern over special treatment to Chandra brothers of Unitech in Tihar

NEW DELHI: “Is there a parallel system running in jails?,” the Supreme Court asked Thursday while referring to media reports that LED TV, sofa and other prohibited items were found in a Tihar jail cell where Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay have been lodged. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur […]

Supreme Court orders attachment of Amrapali Hospital, company properties, ‘benami’ villa in Goa

NEW DELHI: In a massive crackdown on Amrapali Group for “wilful disobedience” of its orders, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday attached the company’s 100-bed multi-speciality hospital, bank accounts, the building which houses its office, certain firms and a “benami” villa in Goa. The top court asked the chief financial officer Chander Wadhwa to […]

Sabarimala: Will take final call after consulting legal says Pinarayi Vijayan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said though the Supreme Court has not stayed its September 28 decision, permitting all women to offer prayers at the hill shrine at Sabarimala, his government would take a final call on the issue after consulting legal experts. Speaking to reporters here, Vijayan said the state government would take […]

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