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SC eases norms for passive euthanasia

New Delhi, Jan. 25 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday revamped the "cumbersome" procedure impeding the execution of passive euthanasia, laying down a definite timeline for medical experts, and cutting th... Read More


Judges don't face polls, but public is watching: Rijiju

New Delhi, Jan. 24 -- Judges do not have to face elections or public scrutiny but they are still assessed by the people for their judgments and the way they function, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju s... Read More


Talks will not resolve river water row with Punjab, pass new orders: Haryana to Supreme Court

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- With the stalemate over the contentious Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue continuing, the Haryana government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that talks cannot resolve the d... Read More


Cannot deny judgeship due to sexual orientation: Supreme Court collegium

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- It would be "manifestly contrary to the constitutional principles" to block the appointment of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal as a judge in the Delhi high court because of his ho... Read More


Courts can't convict on emotions, bound by evidence, says top court

New Delhi, Jan. 19 -- A judge cannot be swayed by his or her emotions in convicting an accused, the Supreme Court emphasised on Thursday, adding a court is bound by the quality of evidence brought bef... Read More


SC pulls up Raj govt for failing to protect heritage structures

New Delhi, Jan. 19 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday reproached the Rajasthan government for failing to protect heritage structures, commenting that the conduct of the state government is "extremely u... Read More


Centre seeks search panel for postings in judiciary

New Delhi, Jan. 17 -- The Union law ministry has written to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, asserting the need to have a search-cum-evaluation committee (SEC) for bringing i... Read More


New personal data protection bill 'at the earliest': Govt to SC

New Delhi, Jan. 16 -- The Union government intends to introduce a new bill on personal data protection in the Parliament "at the earliest", an affidavit filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court has sa... Read More


Can give migrated minority status to Hindus: Delhi govt

New Delhi, Jan. 12 -- Hindus who migrated to the national capital from other regions may be accorded "migrated minority" status if they were a religious minority in their state of origin, the Delhi go... Read More


SC flags issues in govt's demand to reopen Bhopal tragedy resettlement

New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed doubts over the legality of the Centre's demand that American company Union Carbide be directed to pay additional compensation of more than... Read More