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Pegasus row: SC sets up committee to probe snooping allegations

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a three-member committee to probe the Pegasus spyware snooping allegations. This committee will be supervvised by a retired top court judge Justice R.V. Raveendran, who will be...

‘Rs 8 lakh income limit rational’: Centre defends EWS criterion

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that its decision to fix Rs 8 lakh income limit for OBCs and the economically weaker section (EWS) is not arbitrary in the NEET All India Quota,...

‘Overarchingly private..’: SC quashes criminal proceedings against SC/ST Act accused

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the criminal proceedings against a man convicted under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices Surya...

‘Achieved 65-70% convictions, aim for 75%’: CBI to SC on prosecution success rate

By Sumit Saxena (IANS) After the Supreme Court asked it to bring on record its "success rate" in prosecuting cases across the country, the CBI has told the top court that it has achieved the conviction rate of about...

Dragging your feet, can’t be unending story: SC to UP on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for delay in recording statements of witnesses before a judicial magistrate in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, where eight persons were killed, and also...

Plea urges CJI to take cognizance of targeted killings in Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A Delhi-based lawyer has filed a letter petition in the Supreme Court urging the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, to take cognizance of the recent targeted killing of Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir. The...

CBI can directly register case, preliminary probe not mandatory: SC

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that it is not mandatory for the CBI to launch a preliminary enquiry (PE) in all cases of corruption or other offences, and instead it can register a...

Not satisfied with action of state: SC on UP govt’s probe in Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it is "not satisfied with the steps taken by the state" in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, and expected a responsible government, system and police. The top court...

SC asks Centre logic on Rs 8L income criterion for EWS quota

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday shot a volley of questions at the Centre, seeking an explanation on the reason for fixing Rs 8 Lakh as income criterion for declaring economically weaker section (EWS) category...

‘Who are accused, whether arrested or not’: SC seeks answers on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to inform it on Friday as to who are the accused named in the FIR filed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and whether they...

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Pegasus row: SC sets up committee to probe snooping allegations

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a three-member committee to probe the Pegasus...