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27 April 2017

As the challenge to compulsory Aadhaar identification to file IT returns was heard by the Supreme Court for the second day today (27 April), the mood among the anti-Aadhaar activists has been upbeat.

13 April 2017

In a first of its kind, the Supreme Court on 30 March directed the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to deactivate one of its cell phone towers, located in a residential area in Gwalior since 2003, on the mere suspicion by a petitioner that it might have caused the cancer of a resident, working in its vicinity, as first reported by the Times of India.

23 February 2017

The suicide note of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister, Kalikho Pul, has landed the apex court in a bit of a dilemma, with its decision to judicially hear as a writ petition the letter written by his widow, Dangwimsai Pul, backfiring today, as we had reported.

05 October 2016

The Cauvery climax, which was originally scheduled for 6 October, unraveled itself yesterday.

30 September 2016

6 October is likely to be the climax in the ongoing Cauvery hearing in the Supreme Court, if one were to interpret today’s outcome in Court No 4 in the afternoon.

06 September 2016

Land acquisition: More than just a Nano problemOn 31 August, a two-judge Supreme Court bench comprising justices Gopal Gowda andArun Mishra delivered two separate judgments on the Singur land dispute, with split reasoning, but reached similar results.

02 September 2016

Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the fifth-most senior judge of the Supreme Court, and a member of the SC’s collegium, made the news today with the New Indian Express publishing his refusal to participate in a Supreme Court collegium meeting, as a protest against the collegium’s failure to comply with the principle of transparency of its proceedings.

30 August 2016

Why did the sun set on Haji Ali's briefly sexist period?A Bombay high court bench of justices VM Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere had held on Friday (26 August) that the ban on women entering the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah of Mumbai, contravened Articles 14, 15 and 25 of the Constitution.

17 August 2016

So, one of the longest fasts in world history has come to an end with the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, abandoning her ineffective fast to force the Government to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

10 August 2016

So, after some time out, ex-Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju (Retd.) is in the news again, seemingly putting a spanner in a variety of works.

05 August 2016

So, finally, the Delhi high court ruled in favour of the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, and the Central Government, in their turf war with Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.

04 August 2016

On 26 November, 2005, the Gujarat police killed Sohrabuddin Sheikh, while he was in police custody. The police claimed he was involved in alleged criminal extortion racket, arms smuggling, and murder cases. Thereafter, Sheikh’s wife, Kauser Bi disappeared. A year later, Sheikh’s associate, Tulsiram Prajapati, a witness to Sheikh’s killing, was killed in another encounter with the state police.

29 July 2016

We explain what’s going on in the Supreme Court between Rahul Gandhi, the RSS and lots of heavyweight lawyers right now. And wasn’t RaGa already told he should apologise or something?

22 July 2016

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar today told a Supreme Court bench of justices JS Khehar and Arun Mishra that the government would constitute a medical board to examine a rape survivor tomorrow, who has challenged section 3(2)(b) of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if there is a risk of death to the mother or foetus.

17 July 2016

The Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench judgment of 13 July, quashing president’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, was a massive judgment in every way, and not just because it set off a series of dramatic events loaded with suspense.

03 May 2016

A last-moment PIL and orders passed by the Supreme Court of India has created a fair bit of confusion, not to mention feelings of unfairness amongst students sitting for the pre-medical exam.

29 April 2016

Pay to play: A good idea as far as rich corporates and litigation go?So, Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur today lectured senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi…

18 June 2015

Medical school: Closer on TVAs was being speculated, the Supreme Court of India has cancelled the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) for the academic session 2015-2016 and has asked the organising body, the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), to re-conduct the test within four weeks, which the CBSE today told the apex court was impossible.

24 March 2015

i0bk01fyLegal scholar Nick Robinson explores how (and if) the proposed new commercial fast-track courts might work.

12 March 2015

The Insider (Trader)Regulations require constant modifications to keep pace with the ever evolving market dynamics. Insider trading is no different, explain Khaitan & Co’s Ganesh Prasad and Sanjay Khan.

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