October 24, 2020 18:19 (IST)
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Supreme Court appoints retd. judge Justice Lokur to monitor stubble burning

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed retired judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the three-bordering states of Delhi, media reports said.

SC quashes plea seeking prevention of extra-judicial killings in India

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a petition, seeking to prevent extra-judicial killings in the country.

UP government requests Supreme Court to monitor CBI probe into Hathras case

Lucknow/New Delhi/IBNS: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to monitor the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case pertaining to the fatal gangrape of a 19-year old Dalit woman allegedly by four upper caste men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, media reports said.

New farm laws: Supreme Court asks Centre to file reply

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a reply from the Centre on petitions challenging the new farm-related laws.

Shaheen Bagh protest against Modi government's CAA receives jolt from Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: In an order which may have implications across the country, the topmost level of Indian judiciary on Wednesday said no public place can be indefinitely occupied by protesters while giving its judgement on the months long agitation against the contentious citizenship law in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, media reports said.

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh protest

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said no public place can be occupied indefinitely for protests in its order on the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) agitation at Shaheen Bagh here.

SC directs UP govt to file affidavit on witness protection in Hathras gang rape case

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the gang rape and murder of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras was a horrible and extraordinary incident and sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on witness protection in the incident, media reports said.

SC disposes of pleas seeking direction on refund of air tickets booked during lockdown

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of petitions that sought direction on refund of air tickets booked during the lockdown after it accepted the scheme of credit shells, as proposed by the DGCA, valid till March 31.

'None can mine in eco-sensitive areas': SC tells Centre and Jharkhand on coal block auction

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said prima facie the Central government is entitled to auction the coal blocks in the state while observing that neither the state nor the Centre will have the right to mine the areas that fall in the eco-sensitive zone.

How long Mehbooba Mufti can be kept in detention? SC asks Jammu and Kashmir administration

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration for how long former Chief Minister of the valley, Mehbooba Mufti, can be kept in detention, giving two weeks' time to reply on the matter, media reports said.

No coercive action against Facebook: Delhi assembly committee tells SC

New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi assembly's peace and harmony committee on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has no intention of taking a coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India as the social media giant is rattled by accusations of being biased towards hate speeches during the riots in the national capital earlier this year.

Facebook India moves SC against Delhi Assembly Panel's notice

New Delhi/IBNS: Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan has moved the Supreme Court against a notice from the Delhi Assembly's "Peace and Harmony" Committee over the social media platform's alleged involvement in the violence that struck the national capital in February.

Digital media involved in spreading 'venomous hatred', should be regulated first: Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: Web-based digital media such as news portals, magazines and channels running on video hosting platforms like YouTube is spreading venomous hatred and not only carries out "deliberate instigation" of violence and terrorism but also tarnishes the image of individuals and institutions, the government told the Supreme Court on Monday, adding that the court should regulate web-based media first, media reports said.

Attorney General turns down contempt case against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

New Delhi/IBNS: Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday rejected request to prosecute television journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for contempt over his tweets that were accused of criticising a Supreme Court ruling.

Take up digital media first: Centre tells Supreme Court over guidelines for electronics media

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government on Thursday told the topmost level of the country's judiciary to look into digital media first before formulating guidelines for the electronics media, media reports said.