Supreme Court dismisses plea to advance poll timing in Lok Sabha election

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the Election Commission to advance poll timings to 5:30 am from 7 am for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls in view of searing heat and the month of Ramzan. A vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna rejected the plea, […]

Conviction can be based on voluntary extra-judicial confession: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, while affirming the conviction of a bank’s peon accused of corruption, has observed that the courts must ensure  same inspires confidence and was corroborated by other prosecution evidence. “Extra-judicial confession is a weak piece of evidence and the court must ensure that the same inspires confidence and is corroborated by other prosecution evidence […]

Attempt made to influence me: Justices Indira Banerjee

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court judge Justice Indira Banerjee surprised everyone by saying that an attempt made  her to pressure and influence the hotel Royal Plaza case. This incident took place when a bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Banerjee was hearing a matter on August 30 in court number 8 when the revelation was made. Justice Mishra has said that […]

SC to witness all women bench, hold court on September 5

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India will witness an all-women bench comprising Justices R Banumathi and Indira Banerjee will hold court on September 5. History is said to repeat itself as the Supreme Court saw an all-women bench for the first time in 2013 when Justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Ranjana Prakash Desai sat together for […]

Justices KM Joseph to take charge in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI:  Justice K.M. Joseph, the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, has taken oath as a judge of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. It came out with a notification last Friday on the appointment of three judges to the apex court by putting at third position the seniority of Justice K M Joseph.  The Centre […]