Supreme Court voices displeasure at defence ministry: Manipur ‘fake’ encounters

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. A bench comprising justices Madan […]

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Task force to examine safety of buildings, Centre tells Supreme Court: Sealing

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the special task force (STF), which would be set up to oversee the enforcement of laws to deal with unauthorised constructions and encroachments in Delhi, would also look into the safety aspects of buildings which have been built legally. The government told a bench of Justices Madan […]

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Govt legalising illegalities, traders holding Delhi to ransom: SC

The Supreme Court today lambasted the government for legalising the illegalities perpetuated so far by protecting illegal construction and now letting the traders hold the capital to ransom by their agitation against the sealing drive. The supreme court took strong exception to the protests and ‘dharnas’ by the traders and pulled up the Centre for […]

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SC verdict on triple talaq signifies nation’s progress: ASG

The landmark verdict of the apex court setting aside the practice triple talaq among Muslims, “speaks volume about the progress of the nation”, Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand said today. The ASG, who was part of the central government’s legal team led by former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, also said that the judgement heralded good […]

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