SC to decide on CBI inquiry into Rafale deal today

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict on Friday seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe on 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation.  The verdict will be declared by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Senior Air Force officers had to attended the hearing to clear… Read more »

SC notice to Maharashtra CM for not declaring criminal cases

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, after hearing a petition filed by Satish Ukey, alleging that he did not disclose the details of two criminal cases against him in his 2014 election affidavit. The plea seeks annulment of his election to the Maharashtra Assembly. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi… Read more »

Supreme Court extends NRC deadline to December 31

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the last date to file claims and objections on inclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC)  to December 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date for submission was December 15.  The draft NRC was published on July 30 in which names of 2.89 crore of the 3.29… Read more »

SC asks ex-judge about report on Charges Over Fake Gujarat encounters

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Wednesday sought “clarity” from retired Justice HS Bedi, to “communicate his views as expeditiously as possible” on the allegation of 24 alleged fake encounters during the tenure of Narendra Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat.  Former apex court judge Justice H S Bedi was appointed chairman of the monitoring committee probing 24 encounter cases… Read more »

SC allows Punjab and Haryana DGPs to continue in office till January 31

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NEW DELHI: The police chiefs of Punjab and Haryana were allowed by the Supreme Court to continue in office till January 31. The police chiefs — Suresh Arora (Punjab) and B S Sandhu (Haryana) — were due to retire on December 31. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear their pleas seeking modification of the… Read more »

SC dismisses PIL challenging dissolution of J&K Assembly by Governor

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL challenging the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by Governor Satya Pal Malik. “We are not inclined to interfere (with the decision of the Governor),” a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said. The bench was hearing a PIL filed by BJP… Read more »

CBI top 2 were fighting like cats we watched with amazement: Centre defends tells SC

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NEW DELHI: The central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the top two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana  were fighting like cats, and was becoming critical and matter of public debate asserting it was forced to strip CBI director Alok Verma on leave. “Slamming both Verma and special CBI director… Read more »

Supreme Court directs Maharashtra government to submit charge sheet by December 8 in Koregaon-Bhima violence case

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to submit before it the chargesheet filed against arrested rights activists before a Pune court in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The charge sheet in the case was earlier filed before a Pune court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it wanted to see the… Read more »

Bhima Koregaon: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Maharashtra’s plea against Bombay HC order

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the Maharashtra government’s plea against the Bombay High Court till December 3. Five activists were arrested on June 6 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which requires a chargesheet to be filed within 90 days of arrest. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and justices… Read more »

Sabarimala Case: SC Agrees to Hear Review Petitions on Jan 22

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear in open court review petitions challenging its verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple. Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking a review of the court’s verdict, the Supreme Court said it will now hear the matter on January 22 in an open court. The… Read more »