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

Editorial: Act, act

Days after it refused to grant stay on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Supreme Court on Monday denied to halt National Population Register (NPR) too. Though it has ordered notices to the Centre, the top court’s refusal to stay the government’s decisions means it is not ready to stop CAA and NPR unless it is clearly convinced that they are bad to the interests of the country. Continue Reading

DMK, allies to hold signature campaign against CAA

The DMK-led opposition in Tamilnadu today resolved to hold a ‘massive’ signature campaign against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register, party chief MK Stalin said. Continue Reading

CAA pleas: SC gives four weeks to Centre to respond

Making it clear it will not pass an order without hearing the Centre, the Supreme Court today gave the government four weeks to respond to petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said a five-judge Constitution bench will hear the matter. Continue Reading

Telcos move Supreme Court over Rs 1.47 lakh crore dues

The Supreme Court today agreed to list next week fresh pleas of telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices, seeking a fresh schedule of payment of statutory dues to the tune of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecommunications. Continue Reading