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

Editorial: ‘Bond’ & Trust

The Supreme Court has sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties. The top court, however, refused to grant an interim stay on the electoral bond scheme. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya case: SC rejects death row convict’s plea claiming juvenility

The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case challenging the Delhi High Court order, which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of the offence. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear convict’s plea at 12.45 pm

The Supreme Court will hear at 12.45 pm today the plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim that he was a juvenile when the crime was committed. Continue Reading

SC allows Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crore

The Supreme Court today allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw the Rs 20 crore which was deposited with the apex court registry as a condition for allowing him to travel abroad. Continue Reading

SC order on Kashmir a big jolt to Modi govt: Congress

The Congress today said the Supreme Court has given a big jolt to the Modi government’s ‘illegal activities’ by ruling that access to the internet is a fundamental right and that dissent cannot be oppressed by imposition of prohibitory orders. Continue Reading

Editorial: Lord & “My Lord”

The Supreme Court has formed a nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde to hear from 13 January the issue of allowing women and girls of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple, along with the other contentious issues of alleged discrimination against Muslim and Parsi women. The other judges on the bench are Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, M M Shantanagoudar, S A Nazeer, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Continue Reading

Up & down for BJP in 2019

The year 2019 will go down as a watershed in the BJP’s journey as the party not only achieved its highest ever tally in Lok Sabha but also realised its decades-long ideological planks with the Modi government pushing the saffron agenda with renewed vigour in its second term. Continue Reading