SC Dismisses Kamal Nath, Sachin Pilot’s Plea on Voters’ List

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions filed by senior Congress leaders  Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot, which they had requested the apex court to direct the Election Commission to provide voters’ list in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format. A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said “we have dismissed… Read more »

Aadhaar is Constitutionally valid, Declares Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: Pronouncing its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar scheme and its enabling 2016 law,  the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid. Reading out the first of the three judgements, Justice A K Sikri said that there is sufficient defence mechanism for authentication… Read more »

Aircel-Maxis case: SC extends deadline by 3 months, Probe Agency Told

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for CBI and ED by three months to complete the investigation in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have been questioned by the agencies during the ongoing probe. A bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan directed the investigation should… Read more »

Supreme Court rejectes to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

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NEW DELHI: A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, refused to stay the recent amendments brought in to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)  Act, 1989. The bench issued notice to the Centre but refused to stay the amendments, saying “no stay can be granted without hearing the government”. The bench asked the… Read more »

Supreme Court Notice to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh on HC bifurcation

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court ordered the Andhra Pradesh government and the High Court to send their explanations in writing, on the Centre’s appeal challenging the High Court orders which directed the Union of India to locate a site within Andhra Pradesh for setting up a permanent High Court for that state. Telangana government’s advocate Mukul Rohatgi and… Read more »