SC refuses to stay release of Bollywood film “Aiyaary”

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The Supreme Court today refused to stay the release of Bollywood film “Aiyaary” by brushing aside an allegation that it was portraying the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society of Mumbai, which was marred by controversy, in a “bad light”. Holding that right to freedom of speech and expression was “absolutely a cherished” right under the Constitution,… Read more »

Chhattisgarh entitled for choice of chopper : Supreme Court

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In a relief to Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh, the Supreme Court today said the state government was entitled to make a choice to purchase an AgustaWestland helicopter for VVIP use and there was no record to show that it could have been procured at a lesser price. The top court also gave clean chit… Read more »

BCCI response on Sreesanth’s plea : SC

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The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from BCCI on controversial cricketer S Sreesanth’s plea challenging the life ban imposed on him by the apex cricket body. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India and two… Read more »

SC sets aside HC order on strictures against judicial officer

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 The Supreme Court has set aside an order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court by which action was recommended against a judicial officer for granting bail to an accused within four days of rejection of his pre-arrest bail by a higher court. The high court had termed the action of the magistrate as “judicial impropriety”… Read more »

SC grants Rs 15 lakh compensation to deaf & dumb rape victim

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The Supreme Court has granted a one-time compensation of Rs 15 lakh to a deaf and dumb rape victim from Himachal Pradesh who had delivered a girl child, modifying a high court order directing the state government to make monthly payments. The apex court said that it was not initially inclined to interfere with the… Read more »