Supreme Court Recalls Its Order On RTI


The Supreme Court on September 3 recalled an order and admitted that it committed a "mistake of law" by directing that only sitting or retired high court chief justices or an apex court judge could head the central and state information commissions. A bench of justices A K Patnaik and A K Sikri withdrew its order of September 13, last year in which a slew … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Directs Centre To Enforce Tobacco Ad Rules


The Supreme Court on July 22 paved the way for the Centre to enforce rules on advertisement of tobacco products at their sale outlets that prohibits display of ads larger than 60 cm x 45 cm at shops. A Bench headed by Justice G. S. Singhvi quashed the interim order of the Bombay High Court staying the implementation of the point of sale rules, for regulating … [Read more...]

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Gets Green Signal


The Supreme Court on May 6 gave a go-ahead for the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, observing that it has been set up by the government for the welfare of the people and for sustainable growth. The top court observed that development of nuclear energy is important for India and allowing the plant is in larger public … [Read more...]

Tamil Nadu Files Affidavit To Scrap Sethu Project


The Tamil Nadu government has sought a direction from the Supreme Court to the Central government to accept the recommendations of the Expert Committee headed by Dr R K Pachauri on the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP). In an affidavit filed on April 29, Tamil Nadu sought a direction to the Centre not to take any action to implement the Sethusamudram … [Read more...]

Asiatic Lions To Be Shifted From Gujarat To MP


The Supreme Court on April 15 allowed translocation of Asiatic Lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, saying the species is under threat of extinction and needs a second home. A bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and C K Prasad has given six months time to the wildlife authorities concerned for trans-locating the lions. Currently, there are around 400 … [Read more...]

Novartis Plea For Glivec Rejected


The Supreme Court on April 1 dismissed Swiss pharmaceutical chain Novartis AG's petition seeking patent protection for its anti-cancer drug, Glivec (Imatinib mesylate). The court has also dismissed plea of the multinational pharma company to restrain Indian drug firms from manufacturing generic drugs. The apex court bench of Justices Aftab Alam and … [Read more...]

RTE Act Not Applicable To Nursery Admissions


  The Delhi High Court on February 19 ruled that the Right to Education (RTE) Act is not applicable to nursery admissions. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain, however asked the Union Human Resources Development Ministry (HRD) to consider amending the Act to include the admission of pre-school classes, under the … [Read more...]

Common Entrance Exam For MBBS

On December 16, the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for holding the first-ever common entrance examination for admission to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses. But, the court restrained the MCI from declaring the results until further orders. #adsense# The court also allowed various states, universities and other … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Acquits Mohammed Khalil Chisti


The Supreme Court on December 12 acquitted octogenarian Pakistani scientist Mohammed Khalil Chisti of a 20-year-old murder case as it found no evidence to link him to the death of a person during an armed scuffle between two groups of Khadims, the servers at the dargah of Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. An Ajmer trial court had convicted Chisti, who allegedly … [Read more...]

SC Issues Guidelines On Eve-teasing

SC On Eve-teasing

The Supreme Court on November 30 issued a slew of directives to all state governments and union territories to protect women from “horrid and disgusting” crime of eve-teasing. A bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra, while referring to a similar move by the court to tackle sexual harassment at work places, said that it had become urgent … [Read more...]