Karnataka rebel MLAs say they we will not attend Assembly

“We are happy with the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court, we honour it,” rebel Congress MLA B C Patil said in a video released to the media, a day ahead of the trial of strength in the Karnataka Assembly. Continue Reading

SC to soon hear 11 AIADMK MLAs disqualification case

The disqualification case of Tamilnadu MLAs involving Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneer Selvam and 10 others will soon be taken up for hearing soon, stated Supreme Court today. Continue Reading

Morphed picture of Mamata: SC grants bail to BJP activist

The Supreme Court today granted bail to a BJP activist arrested for allegedly posting a morphed image of Mamata Banerjee on social media and asked her to apologise, while observing that freedom of speech ends when it infringes upon others’ rights. Continue Reading

Matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs: SC dismisses review plea

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a review of its 8 April order directing the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment. Continue Reading

CJI gets clean chit in sexual harassment allegations

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi Monday got a clean chit from the Supreme Court’s In-House Inquiry Committee which “has found no substance” in the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by a former woman employee of the apex court. Continue Reading

SC stays EC’s decision notifying Talala Assembly seat as vacant

The Supreme Court today stayed the Election Commission’s 10 March decision notifying Gujarat’s Talala Assembly constituency seat as vacant and declaring bypolls there along with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Continue Reading

SC declines Kerala’s plea against setting panel for Sabarimala

The Supreme Court Friday declined urgent hearing on a fresh plea of the Kerala government challenging the high court decision to set up a panel to oversee pilgrimage at Sabarimala, which has witnessed protests after women of all age groups were allowed entry into the temple. Continue Reading

Chidambaram accuses CBI of leaking charge sheet to media in Aircel case

Former union minister P Chidambaram today moved a Delhi court alleging that the CBI is leaking parts of the charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis case to the media “to sensationalise” the issue and “make mockery of judicial process”. Continue Reading