District Judges Exam; SC Notice To Patna HC Registry

A plea filed by 46 unsuccessful candidates of the District Judges examination, 2015 seeking setting aside of the final result on the ground that the interview process was vitiated. The Supreme Court bench comprising justices F M I Kalifulla and S A Bobde has sought response from the Patna High […]

Tobacco Firms Should Use Larger Pictorial Warnings; SC

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday directed all tobacco companies to implement the rule mandating 85% pictorial warnings on packets of tobacco products. A Bench of Justices P.C. Ghose and Amitava Roy said manufacturers should endeavour to comply with the ministry notification issued under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco […]

Uttarakhand HC Chief Justice KM Joseph transferred to Andhra Pradesh HC

KM Joseph, the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, has been transferred to the Andhra Pradesh High Court. A bench headed by Joseph had recently quashed President’s Rule in Uttarakhand. The bench had made stinging remarks against the BJP-led central government’s decision to dismiss an elected government before quashing the […]

Obscenity & Vulgarity Are Different; HC Quashes Nude Protest Case

The Kerala High Court in Adv. Preetha K.K Vs. State of Kerala has held that nudity by itself will not legally fulfil the requirement of obscenity as envisaged in Sec.292 and Sec.294 (a) of the I.P.C. and that vulgarity is different from obscenity. Justice Alexander Thomas observed that there is world of […]

National Court of Appeal Is Neither Feasible, Nor Desirable : Govt. to SC

The Supreme Court today reserved its order on a PIL filed by Chennai-based lawyer V. Vasanthakumar for setting up a National Court of Appeal (NCA) with regional benches to reduce the apex court’s pendency and restore it as the highest constitutional court. A bench, comprising CJI Thakur, and justices R […]

Kohinoor Diamond Was Gifted to Britain, Not Stolen : India

The Central government has told the Supreme Court today that the historic kohinoor diamond was neither “forcibly taken” nor “stolen” by British rulers but was given to the East India Company by the rulers of Punjab. However, the Apex Court said that the dismissal of PIL seeking government action for the return of […]