No calling ‘Your Honour’: SC judges caution petitioner

The Supreme Court cautioned a law student not to address the judges as ‘Your honour’ as it was not the ‘US Supreme Court’. Continue Reading

You may be trillion dollar company, but users’ privacy important: SC to WhatsApp

The Supreme Court today told social media firm Facebook and its messaging app, WhatsApp, that it will have to intervene to protect people’s privacy in the wake of the latter’s new policy in this regard. Continue Reading

Plea against Whatsapp only in lower court: SC

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea which had sought a direction to instant messaging platform WhatsApp to roll back its new privacy policy on grounds that it is allegedly violative of laws and can impact the country’s security. Continue Reading

Centre gets notice on social media law

The Supreme Court sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea seeking framing of law to regulate social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and make them responsible for allegedly spreading fake news and hate speeches. Continue Reading

SC to hear pleas on farm laws today

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear today, the pleas relating to controversial farm laws and the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders, even as the agitators confirmed that they will go ahead with their proposed tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day. Continue Reading

Editorial: Agri, disagree

The Supreme Court has pulled up the Union government for its handling of the farmers protest against the new farm laws. The apex court said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations between them were going and it will constitute a committee headed by a former Chief Justice of India to resolve the impasse. Continue Reading

Editorial: ‘Press’ing issues

On a day when the country celebrated National Press Day, with top leaders greeting journalists, the Supreme Court Monday sought response of the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea challenging the arrest of a Kerala-based journalist on his way to Hathras where a young Dalit woman had died after allegedly being gang-raped. Continue Reading

SC dismisses Netflix plea

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a Netflix appeal against a Bihar lower court order restraining it from using the name of businessman Subrata Roy in its upcoming web series “Bad Boy Billionaires”. Continue Reading

Kerala nun rape case: SC dismisses discharge plea of accused bishop

Directing bishop Franco Mulakkal to face trial, the Supreme Court has dismissed his plea seeking discharge in the rape case lodged against him by a nun, saying that there is no merit in his petition. Continue Reading