Category: Judiciary

SC terms plea for removing 26 verses of Quran as absolutely frivolous , imposes Rs 50K cost

New Delhi, Apr 12: The Supreme Court Monday termed as “absolutely frivolous” a petition filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of 26 verses from holy Quran and dismissed it with a cost of Rs 50,000. A bench of Justices R F Nariman B […]

ISRO espionage case: SC to hear matter next week

New Delhi, Apr 5: The Supreme Court Monday said it would hear next week the 1994 espionage case relating to ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in which a high-level probe panel appointed in 2018 has recently filed its report. The apex court had on September 14, 2018 appointed the three-member […]

SC-appointed panel on farm laws submits report

New Delhi, Mar 31: The Supreme Court-appointed committee to study the three new controversial agricultural laws has submitted its report to the apex court on March 19 in a sealed cover, one of its members said on Wednesday. Farmers have been protesting seeking repeal of the three contentious farm […]

India’s Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court on Thursday said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon (AMZN.O) and Netflix (NFLX.O) and which currently are aired freely. The U.S. streaming platforms have faced complaints from lawmakers belonging to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationlist party and others […]

SC refers to PM’s statement, refuses to entertain pleas on tractor rally violence

New Delhi, Feb 3:  The Supreme Court Wednesday referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that law will take its own course on the Republic Day violence here and refused to entertain pleas for time-bound probe by an apex court-appointed panel, saying it doesn’t want to “interfere at […]

Vacancy, inadequate infrastructure in consumer fora deprive citizens of grievance redressal: SC

New Delhi, Jan 30: Consumer rights are “important rights” and non-manning of posts and inadequate infrastructure in district and state consumer commissions across the country would deprive the citizens of redressal of their grievances, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said this while hearing a plea that […]

India top court suspends ruling on man who molested girl after outcry

NEW DELHI – India’s top court on Wednesday suspended a lower court’s ruling reducing the punishment for a man who groped a girl after the verdict sparked an outcry in a country where crimes against women have become politically contentious. Rights groups and politicians had warned that the […]

Not sexual assault if there is no ‘skin to skin’ contact: HC

Mumbai, Jan 24:  Groping a minor’s breast without “skin to skin contact” cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, […]

Don’t join WhatsApp if not accepting new policy: HC

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Delhi High Court on Monday said accepting the new privacy policy of social messaging app WhatsApp was a “voluntary” thing and one can choose not to use or join that platform if one did not agree with its terms and conditions. “It is a […]

SC to hear pleas on farm laws after recusal of member from panel set up to resolve impasse

New Delhi, Jan 17:The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the pleas relating to controversial farm laws and the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. The apex court may take into account the matter of recusal of a member of the committee set up by it […]

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