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Supreme court: Highest court in a jurisdiction
The supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, apex court, and high court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court. Supreme courts typically function primarily as appellate courts, hearing appeals from decisions of lower trial courts, or from intermediate-level appellate courts.


CJI: Single system of laws needed to save environment

Addressing an international judicial conference organised by the Supreme Court in which judges and jurists from 24 countries are participating, the CJI said judiciary was the guardian of constitutional..
IndiaTimes - Published

As world changes, judiciary needs to keep pace with change in expectations: Justice Kaul

Justice Kaul was delivering the vote of thanks at the culmination of the International Judicial Conference, 2020 held at the Supreme Court which was attended by Chief Justices and Judges from various..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally': Supreme Court judge all praise for PM Modi

Justice Mishra was delivering the vote of thanks at the inaugural function of the International Judicial Conference 2020 at the Supreme Court when he made the remarks praising Prime Minister Narendra..
DNA - Published

Army ready with roadmap to grant permanent commission to women, will seek responses from eligible officers

Swinging into action after the Supreme Court judgement on Monday, the Army has prepared a roadmap for granting permanent commission (PC) to women officers and will soon issue letters to those eligible..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will go to SC and share ideas on tackling vehicular pollution: Nitin Gadkari

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said he was ready to go to the Supreme Court and share his ideas on how to tackle vehicular pollution and gradually transition from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors begin talks with Shaheen Bagh protesters

The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors visited Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday to hold talks with the Shaheen Bagh protesters and find a way to end the road blockade in the area.
DNA - Published

Women officers in army: Shiv Sena attacks Centre for 'regressive' views, says India won 1971 war under Indira Gandhi

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court on Monday (February 17) directed the central government to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Indian Army within three months.
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‘Despite my achievements, things didn’t feel complete... until today’

Moments after the Supreme Court announced permanent commission and command posting for women in the Army on Monday, Lt Col Seema Singh’s phone rang. Her husband, who retired as a colonel from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sabarimala: SC commences hearing to deliberate on issues relating to scope of freedom of religion

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing to deliberate upon issues relating to scope of freedom of religion and whether a person who does not belong to a particular faith can..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC order on tainted candidates: Congress says order already torn to shreds by PM

With the Supreme Court directing parties to upload online details of pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, the Congress on Thursday attacked the BJP over appointing a minister in..
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Shaheen Bagh protesters can't block public roads indefinitely, says Supreme Court

The court observed that though people are entitled to protest, they have to do it in a designated area.
DNA - Published

Philippines seeks scrapping of 'abusive' broadcaster's franchise

The Philippine government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to cancel the franchises of the country's top broadcaster, ABS-CBN Corp, a move slammed by opposition lawmakers and activists as an attack..
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Supreme Court takes cognisance of infant's death during Shaheen Bagh protest

The Supreme Court on Friday took cognisance on its own to "stop involvement of children and infants in demonstrations" following the death of an infant on January 30 at Shaheen Bagh here. The apex..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC reserves order on whether it can refer question of law to larger bench in review jurisdiction

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on the legal issue of whether the top court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its review..
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Overcrowding in jails related to courts' performance, will pass orders, says SC

Overcrowding in jails is connected to "performance of courts", the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday and said it will pass directions to deal with the issue affecting 1,341 prisons in the country..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya case: Centre, Delhi govt move SC challenging HC verdict on hanging of convicts

The Centre and the Delhi government moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the rejection of their plea by the Delhi high court against the trial court's order staying the execution of four..
IndiaTimes - Published

Despite SC collegium’s 3 iterations, Centre sits on appointment of HC judge

Karnataka judicial officer P K Bhat's name was first recommended by the Supreme Court collegium on August 23, 2016. But the law ministry returned it, enclosing a May 3, 2016, complaint by a woman..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC starts process to frame norms to define equality in religious practices

A nine-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Monday started the process to lay down constitutional guidelines for examining equality in religious practices.
IndiaTimes - Published

Shaheen Bagh agitation: Plea in SC seeks removal of protesters

A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking a direction to the authorities to remove from Shaheen Bagh protesters agitating against CAA since December 15 last year, saying they are causing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Muslim women free to enter mosques for prayers, not appropriate for courts to question religious practices: AIMPLB to SC

In a reply filed in the Supreme Court in response to a PIL, the AIMPLB said Muslim women like men are permitted to enter mosques to offer prayers.
DNA - Published

Death penalty not open-ended, can’t be challenged forever: SC

Revealing judicial discomfort over death row convicts exploiting procedural loopholes to avoid or delay execution for years, the Supreme Court on Thursday said “it is extremely important for death..
IndiaTimes - Published

Judge who issued death warrants against Nirbhaya rapists transferred to Supreme Court registry

A Delhi court judge who issued death warrants for all four convicts in Nirbhaya case has been transferred to the Supreme court registry.
DNA - Published

Govt to SC: Put 7-day limit for pleas against execution

Responding to public resentment at condemned prisoners in the Nirbhaya case exploiting Supreme Court-mandated guidelines to delay their hanging, the home ministry on Wednesday moved the apex court..
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Guinea-Bissau electoral commission confirms Embalo as president

Guinea-Bissau's national electoral commission confirmed former Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo as winner of the presidential ballot on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court threw the result into doubt..
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SC cites 'partisan' Speakers, moots panel on defections

In an important order aimed at rearming the anti-defection law, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set three months as the outer limit for the Speaker to conclude disqualification proceedings against..
IndiaTimes - Published

Voice calls, SMS facility restored for prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

This comes days after the Supreme Court on January 10 said that access to the Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution.
DNA - Published

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the..
Reuters - Published

SC rejects telcos’ plea to review verdict on payment of Rs 92,000 crore to Centre

In a blow to telecom companies, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to re-examine its verdict by which it had directed them to pay around Rs 92,000 crore as licence fee and penalty along with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cong-led Chhattisgarh govt moves SC seeking to declare NIA Act unconstitutional, arbitrary

The Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking the UPA-1 era National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act be declared unconstitutional and arbitrary on the ground that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nirbhaya case: SC rejects curative plea of two condemned convicts

Nirbhaya case condemned prisoners Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Kumar inched closer to the gallows as the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed their curative petitions, the last judicial recourse to challenge..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala govt moves Supreme Court against CAA, calls it unconstitutional

The Kerala government on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seeking it to be declared unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14, 21,..
DNA - Published

Nine-judge SC bench to hear issue of women's entry in Sabarimala temple from January 13

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled to commence on Monday hearing a batch of pleas on the issue of allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple, along..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC directs J&K administration to review curbs, says 'Freedom of speech protected by Constitution'

Freedom of speech and conducting business on the Internet are protected under the Constitution, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the Jammu and Kashmir administration to immediately..
IndiaTimes - Published

Supreme Court stays NCLAT order that reinstated Cyrus Mistry as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons

In another development in the Tata Sons versus Cyrus Mistry case, the Supreme Court on Friday put on hold an order passed by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reinstating Mistry as..
DNA - Published

Indefinite internet ban 'unconstitutional', review all restrictions in J&K within seven days: SC orders Centre

Six months after a complete lockdown on data services in the Kashmir valley, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Centre to review all the restrictions in the valley within seven days.
DNA - Published

CAA violates constitutional provisions: Amartya Sen

"The CAA law that has been passed in my judgment should be turned down by the Supreme Court on the grounds of it being unconstitutional because you cannot have certain types of fundamental human rights..
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Centre moves SC seeking transfer of pleas challenging CAA pending in different HCs to top court

The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) pending before different high courts to top..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC upholds law on appointment of teachers in Madrasas

In an important verdict on the administration of minority institutions, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld law framed by West Bengal in 2008 to appoint an independent commission for appointment of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt sets up dedicated desk to look after Ayodhya issue

The government has set up a dedicated desk, headed by an additional secretary, to look after all matters related to the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue. In an official order, the Union home..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre, judiciary break ice over appointment of HC, SC judges

Details related to the names recommended by high court or Supreme Court collegiums but were still pending with the government were shared during a meeting with the highest echelons of the government..
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Supreme Court's key judgment in 2019: Paving way for Ram Temple, Rafale; clean chit to ex-CJI in harassment claim

Verdicts paving the way for construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya and India's multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France were 2019's landmark imprints of the Supreme Court, which also..
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Formation of trust to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be done by January: Sources

In its judgment, the Supreme Court specified that in three months the Central Government needs to set up a trust to build the temple on the disputed site.
DNA - Published

Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case: How the events unfolded

On December 18, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, seeking review of its 2017 judgement upholding his death penalty
IndiaTimes - Published

Lesser UK courts will be able to overturn ECJ rulings after Brexit: PM's spokesman

Legislation to enact British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union will include the provision for courts lower than the Supreme Court to overturn rulings made by the European..
Reuters - Published

We don't rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions: Supreme Court

"We are not going to rely on newspapers to arrive at judicial decisions", the Supreme Court said on Tuesday when a petitioner referred to media reports about statement of vice-chancellor of Jamia..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will take call on CAA after SC ruling: Uddhav

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that the Shiv Sena would await the outcome of petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) before deciding on its..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP ally JD(U) says there is no need of NRC in Bihar

JD(U) national secretary-general and spokesperson K C Tyagi told TOI that there is no question of implementation of NRC in Bihar. He said the Supreme Court’s direction for the implementation of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

International shooter pens letter to Amit Shah in blood, offers to hang Nirbhaya rape convicts herself

One of the accused, Akshay Kumar Singh filed a review petition before the Supreme Court on the death sentence given to him which is scheduled for hearing on December 17.
DNA - Published

Vice President recalls Mahatma's 'view' to shut Congress platform

Naidu also said everybody celebrated the Supreme Court's unanimous verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, clearing the decks for the construction of a Ram temple. The vice president was speaking as the chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Won’t direct Kerala to enforce women’s Sabari entry: SC

Expressing apprehension of violence, the Supreme Court said on Friday it would not direct the Kerala government to forcibly implement a five-judge bench’s verdict quashing the bar on the entry of..
IndiaTimes - Published

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