Month: April 2018

Petition in Supreme Court seeks measures to combat heat wave

Source –¬† The¬†Supreme Court¬†has asked a PIL petitioner to submit a representation to the government to reschedule office hours and provide drinking water and medical facilities to the public and in educational institutions to beat the heat wave sweeping across the country. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said that it

Bombay High Court allows sale of two cold/cough drugs until Central Government reviews ban

Source –¬† The Bombay High Court recently continued the stay on a notification issued by the Central Government, banning manufacture for sale, sale and distribution for human use, of two drugs, commonly used for treating cold/ cough. A division bench of Ranjit More and Justice Sadhana Jadhav restrained the government from taking any coercive action

Supreme Court stays Kathua rape trial till May 7

Source –¬† NEW DELHI: Within an hour of becoming only the seventh woman judge of¬†Supreme Court¬†on Friday, Justice¬†Indu Malhotra¬†witnessed an acrimonious display of lung power by three women lawyers in a case seeking a¬†CBI¬†probe into the¬†Kathua¬†rape and murder case and transfer of trial outside the J&K town. The bench that also included CJI Dipak Misra

Delhi hotelier who has moved Supreme Court against Sec 377: It’s time that privileged people spoke up for LGBTQI rights

Source –¬† After filing a writ petition in the¬†Supreme Court¬†to quash¬†Section 377¬†of the¬†Indian Penal Code¬†which criminalises sexual acts ‚Äúagainst the order of nature‚ÄĚ, following which the Apex Court issued a notice to the Centre seeking its response within a week, hotelier¬†Keshav Suri¬†is hopeful that the battle against the law will end in the¬†LGBTQI¬†community‚Äôs favour. He

Madras high court rejects Rajiv Gandhi case convict’s plea for release

Source –¬† The Madras High Court on Friday rejected Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini‚Äôs plea for premature release. The court had earlier this week said it will pronounce the judgement on Friday on an appeal filed by Nalini, a life convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A division bench, comprising Justices

Supreme Court upholds Shibu Soren’s acquittal in a 1994 murder case

Source –¬† NEW DELHI: The¬†Supreme Court¬†today upheld the¬†Delhi high court¬†verdict acquitting JMM supremo Shibu¬†Soren¬†in connection with the murder of his private secretary Shashi Nath Jha in 1994. A bench of Justices A K Goel and R F Nariman refused to interfere with the Aug 22, 2007, verdict of the high court which had set aside

Fair trial in Kathua case a priority: Supreme Court

Source –¬† NEW DELHI: The¬†Supreme Court¬†on Thursday said its priority was to ensure fair and speedy trial in the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua and examine whether the trial needed to be transferred out of the town. Two weeks ago, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and