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Karti owns 25 properties abroad, CBI informs SC

The CBI informed the Supreme Court on Monday that investigations so far had revealed former finance minister                 P Chidambaram’s son Karti owned 25 properties abroad. The CBI said it will be submitting a report in a sealed cover detailing the properties abroad to the Supreme Court. Representing Karti, senior advocate Kapil Sibal ... Read More »

After 76 years of practice, advocate Ram Jethmalani announces retirement

After 76 years of legal practice, noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani announced his retirement as an advocate on Saturday. “I am here just to tell you I am retiring from the profession but I am taking on a new role as long as I am alive. I wish to combat the corrupt politicians that have been brought into the position of ... Read More »

Supreme Court bans triple talaq, calls it unconstitutional and illegal

The Supreme Court today banned the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives immediately by stating “talaq” (divorce) three times. Tuesday’s verdict was delivered in a 3:2 majority by a 5-judge bench of all faiths — Chief Justice of India J S Khehar (Sikh), Justices Kurian Joseph (Christian), Rohinton Nariman (Parsi), Uday Lalit (Hindu) and S A ... Read More »

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Make Yoga Compulsory in Schools

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL, which had sought to make Yoga compulsory in schools across India. A bench headed by Justice MB Lokur dismissed the plea and said it is for the government to take a decision on such an issue. “We are nobody to say what is to be taught in schools. It is none of ... Read More »

No Immediate Arrest Under Dowry Harassment Law, Says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that an accused in a dowry harassment case cannot be arrested immediately. The court said that police would have to conduct a preliminary inquiry before making arrests. A bench of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit said family welfare committees should be set up in every district to look into every dowry-related complaint made under ... Read More »

Supreme Court allows 10-year-old rape victim abort pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government to allow a 10-year-old rape victim abort her 26-week-old pregnancy. Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that a medical board will look in to the possible risk on the girl’s life due to the abortion. “Before the matter is taken up for hearing on July ... Read More »

Anurag Thakur tenders unconditional apology in Supreme Court

Former President of BCCI, Anurag Thakur has tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court on Thursday mentioning that it was not his intention to wilfully undermine the majesty of the Supreme Court. The apex court which directed Thakur to be present personally on 14th of July has asked him to file a one page short affidavit tendering the apology. ... Read More »

If Fake Caste Certificate Got You The Job, Face Punishment: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said anyone found guilty of using a forged caste certificate for getting education and employment will lose their degree and their job. “They will also be punished ” said the court . In the case of employment, the court said it doesn’t matter how long a person has held their job. “Even if a person ... Read More »

Supreme Court allows abortion of 26-week-old foetus, cites medical report

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a woman to abort her over 20-week-old foetus with severe abnormalities. A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A.M. Khanwilkar, dictating the order in an open court, took note of the mental stress suffered by Sharmishta Chakraborty. The law does not permit abortion if the foetus is over 20 weeks old. Ms. Chakraborty had approached ... Read More »

Karnan will go to jail, Supreme Court says, denies interim bail for arrested ex-judge

Karnan, who retired in Calcutta High court judge, was arrested in Coimbatore on Tuesday evening. The Supreme Court denied interim bail for former judge C S Karnan . Karnan was sentenced to six months in jail by Supreme Court after finding him in contempt for defaming the judiciary. A vacation bench of the Apex court said it cannot modify the ... Read More »

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