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Supreme Court notices to states set off fresh debate on euthanasia

A fresh debate on euthanasia began Wednesday with the Supreme Court issuing notices to all states and Union territories seeking their views on whether life support systems can be withdrawn on a termin

Supreme Court stays hanging of 2 convicts in December 16 rape case

Supreme Court stays hanging of 2 convicts in December 16 rape case.

The Supreme Court Monday put an interim stay on the execution of two convicts in the gruesome December 16 gangrape-murder case.

CJI hits out at government axing of Subramanium

R.M. Lodha,  Chief Justice  of India

‘I won’t compromise on independence of judiciary’

Dam victory for Tamil Nadu, Supreme court rules it is safe

Suipreme Court of India

In a major setback to the Kerala government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law promulgated by it that declared the over 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam as unsafe and fixed the water level

‘Section of law protects the corrupt’

The top court 71-page verdict of said: “The very power of CBI to enquire and investigate into allegations of bribery and corruption against a certain class of public servants and officials in public u

Sanction not needed to probe babus: SC

Taking away a statutory shield from bureaucrats accused of corruption, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held as unconstitutional a legal provision that makes it mandatory for the CBI to seek the Centre’s

Constitution bench to decide on Rajiv killers

The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a Constitution bench the matter on whether the government can remit the sentence of a prisoner whose death penalty has been commuted, while it extended the inte

Bench to decide if life term is jail for rest of life

The Supreme Court bench said: “The issue of such a nature has been raised for the first time in this court, which has wide ramifications in determining the scope of application of power of remission b

Aruna Roy moves SC on Aadhar

Social worker and former NAC member Aruna Roy approached the SC on Monday challenging implementation of the Aadhar scheme on the ground that several citizens without the Unique Identification numbers will be denied basic government services if the scheme is implemented.

Can the Supreme Court force the Speaker of the Lok Sabha to recognise and name a Leader of the Opposition? This is the key question that emerges after Chief Justice R.M. Lodha’s query to the government on Friday, August 22, as to how the Lokpal would be appointed.

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.