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Cop Files Plea in High Court for Eight-Hour Work Shift

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A UT head constable has filed a public-interest petition in the Punjab & Haryana HC to ask for a maximum 8-hour work shift for all the cops in Chandigarh, Punjab, as well as Haryana. Making a case for a new duty chart based on the 2014 advice of the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD), the […]

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Supreme Court dismisses plea of former UP minister Angad Yadav

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by former Uttar Pradesh minister Angad Yadav challenging an Allahabad High Court order cancelling the bail granted to him and also vacating the stay on his conviction in a 1995 murder case. A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha refused to interfere with the […]

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High Court seeks ACB response of contractor’s bail plea

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The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on the bail plea of a contractor, arrested in connection with a construction scam. Justice S P Garg asked the probe agency, ACB, to file its response on the bail application of Vinay Bansal, who was arrested on May 10, and […]

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Plea in Supreme Court seeking review of Loya death case verdict

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict rejecting the demand for an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who dealt with the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. The review petition filed by Bombay Lawyers Association has challenged the supreme court’s April […]

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High Court’s interim order on plea against guv appointed probe panel

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The Madras High Court today ordered that the report of an inquiry committee looking into the alleged attempt by a woman college teacher to lure students to extend sexual favours in return for higher mark be kept in a sealed cover once it was submitted. A division bench comprising Justices V Parthiban and P D […]

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Relief for CJI as Cong MPs withdraw plea on impeachment from Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Archeological Survey of India for its failure to take appropriate steps to protect and preserve of the iconic Taj Mahal. The apex court also expressed concern over the historic monument being infected by insects and asked the authorities, including ASI, what steps they have taken to […]

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Supreme Court to hear in July plea to restrain MPs making statements on judges removal

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The Supreme Court today said that it would hear in the third week of July a plea seeking to restrain members of Parliament (MPs) from making public statements on removal of a judge of higher judiciary without there being any such notice in Parliament. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, while […]

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Bombay HC rejects bail plea of driver in bus accident that killed 37

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The Bombay High Court has rejected the bail plea of the driver of a luxury bus that plunged into a river off the Mumbai-Goa highway four years ago, killing 37 passengers and injuring 15 others. The driver, Santaji Kirdat, was convicted on charges of rash driving, negligence, and culpable homicide not amounting to murder and […]

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SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Guj

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the Gujarat Congress seeking counting of at least 20 per cent of the paper trail slips manually along with votes cast in the EVMs in each constituency of the state. It said that the court cannot interfere unless the Election Commission of India’s decision to […]

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Delhi HC to hear Yadav’s plea against disqualification from RS

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The Delhi High Court agreed to hear today former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav’s plea seeking immediate setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha. The matter for urgent hearing was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on the ground that the Winter session of Parliament […]

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Plea in NGT against Tank Road encroachments

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A plea alleging encroachment by shops resulting in traffic jams at a clothes hub on Tank Road here has been filed in the National Green Tribunal. The petition, which is likely to come up before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, claimed that a number of unauthorised shops were running on Tank […]

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1991 Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident: SC admits J&K’s plea

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The Supreme Court today admitted for hearing an appeal by Jammu and Kashmir government against a high court order for payment of compensation to the victims of 1991 Kunan-Poshpora mass rape incident allegedly by army personnel. The top court directed expeditious hearing of the appeals filed by the state gvernment against various orders of the […]

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SC dismisses plea against Asthana’s appointment as CBI special director

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 The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging appointment of senior Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as a special director of the CBI. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said “the writ petition is dismissed”. The apex court had on November 24 reserved the order in the matter. The […]

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Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on plea challenging prof appointment

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government on a plea seeking removal of a senior official of a heritage institute on the ground that his appointment was allegedly illegal. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the official, against whom the allegations […]

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Delhi HC dismisses plea against release of movie Padmavati

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea against the film “Padmavati”, observing that such petitions were encouraging those agitating against the movie. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar termed as “hopeless” and “misconceived” a petition seeking that a committee be set up prior to the release of […]

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SC to hear fresh plea to stall release of Padmavati outside India

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking a direction to makers of the Bollywood film “Padmavati” not to release it outside India on December 1. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear on Tuesday the […]

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SC rejects plea to objectionable scenes from Padmavati

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from the upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’, terming it as premature. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was informed that the film has not yet received the certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). “Our interference in this writ […]

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SC dismisses plea to stay release of ‘An insignificant man’

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking stay on the nationwide release of the movie ‘An insignificant man’, which the petitioner claimed was based on the life of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The movie is set to be released tomorrow. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said freedom of speech and […]

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SC seeks govt’s response on plea to regulate Bitcoin

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A plea to regulate the flow of Bitcoin and ensure that this virtual currency be made accountable to the exchequer today led the Supreme Court to seek a response from the Centre. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the ministries of Finance, […]

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Plea in SC to nullify polls if maximum voters opt for NOTA

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A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to direct the poll panel to nullify an election result and conducting of fresh poll if the maximum votes are for NOTA in a particular constituency. The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, has also sought a direction to the Election […]

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SC notice Centre,states on plea to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR

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With the air quality in Delhi and the national capital region worsening, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre, the AAP government and states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana about remedial steps that can be taken to curb the rising pollution. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to the Centre […]

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SC refuses to stay release of ‘Padmavati’, Allahabad HC declines plea

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The Supreme Court today refused to stay the release of Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Padmavati’ over which the Allahabad High Court also declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban of the Bollywood film. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama, which also starred Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, in lead roles is due to be released […]

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SC seeks Centre’s reply on pleas challenging Aadhaar Act

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The Supreme Court today sought the government’s response on four petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and linking of bank accounts and mobile numbers with the 12-digit biometric identification number. The apex court did not pass any interim order in the matter saying that final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start […]

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SC disposes of pleas to deposit demonetised notes, refers to constitution bench

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The Supreme Court today disposed of 14 petitions seeking its nod to deposit demonetised notes and said that a five-judge Constitution Bench would deal with this aspect besides deciding the validity of Centre’s decision to demonetise currency notes. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said […]

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