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  • SC dismisses writ petition seeking removal of 26 verses from Quran with Rs 50,000 cost Apr 12, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    SC dismisses writ petition seeking removal of 26 verses from Quran with Rs 50,000 cost

    Arguing for former Uttar Pradesh Waqf Board Chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi, Senior Advocate RK Raizada alleged the verses "preached violence against non-believers and can lead to indoctrination of children.”

  • Judge hands Amazon a setback in New York lawsuit over COVID-19 shortfalls Apr 10, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    Judge hands Amazon a setback in New York lawsuit over COVID-19 shortfalls

    New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit accused Amazon of ignoring its duty to take reasonable steps to protect workers from the coronavirus

  • George Floyd case: Chief medical examiner takes the stand Apr 10, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    George Floyd case: Chief medical examiner takes the stand

    Dr Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County medical examiner, concluded last year that Floyd died from cardiopulmonary arrest that is, his heart stopped complicated by the way police restrained him and compressed his neck as the 46-year-old Black man lay on the pavement last May

  • ByteDance to continue challenging allegations of tax evasion: Report Apr 08, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    ByteDance to continue challenging allegations of tax evasion: Report

    The Bombay High Court on April 6 permitted ByteDance to access its bank accounts only up to Rs 79 crore, and pay the amount it owes to Goods and Service Tax authorities.

  • Karnataka High Court allows probe against BS Yediyurappa in ‘Operation Kamala’ Apr 01, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Karnataka High Court allows probe against BS Yediyurappa in ‘Operation Kamala’

    A criminal case was registered against Yediyurappa for allegedly offering a ministerial berth and money to JD(S) MLA Naganagouda Kandkur for switching sides.

  • UK man ordered to pay $571 million penalties for duping customers of Bitcoin: Report Mar 27, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    UK man ordered to pay $571 million penalties for duping customers of Bitcoin: Report

    The catch however, is that US authorities do not know where Reynolds is and would find it difficult to recover the money.

  • Centre can ask 10% more share in profits from Barmer block to extend PSC with Vedanta: Delhi HC Mar 26, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Centre can ask 10% more share in profits from Barmer block to extend PSC with Vedanta: Delhi HC

    The court also said that Vedanta does not have the right to demand extension of the PSC on unilateral terms that suit its interest, overlooking the interest of the State, which is a trustee of the natural resources under a Constitutional mandate.

  • Supreme Court refuses to stay issuance of electoral bonds Mar 26, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to stay issuance of electoral bonds

    In effect, the apex court allowed the release of the fresh set of electoral bonds from April 1 for the Legislative Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

  • Bhima Koregaon case: NIA court rejects Stan Swamy's bail plea Mar 22, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Bhima Koregaon case: NIA court rejects Stan Swamy's bail plea

    Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist Stan Swamy was charged under various sections of the IPC and terror-related offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly furthering the cause of a banned outfit through civil rights organisations he was a part of.

  • UK allows extradition of international drug kingpin Kishan Singh Mar 22, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    UK allows extradition of international drug kingpin Kishan Singh

    Kishan Singh is accused of supplying mephedrone (meow meow) and amphetamines, among other recreational party drugs to India.

  • Pakistan court condemns two men to death in highway rape case Mar 21, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Pakistan court condemns two men to death in highway rape case

    Prosecutor Hafiz Asghar said verdict in the closely watched, six-month trial of Abid Malhi and his accomplice Shafqat Ali was issued inside the prison where it was held in Lahore

  • Sexual offence cases: Supreme Court’s new checklist for judges on dos and don’ts during proceedings Mar 19, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Sexual offence cases: Supreme Court’s new checklist for judges on dos and don’ts during proceedings

    A number of directives were issued by the Supreme Court, along with a checklist for judges, to eliminate social bias from entering judicial reasoning.

  • Supreme Court pulls up Goa govt, says government employees can't be appointed election commissioners Mar 12, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Supreme Court pulls up Goa govt, says government employees can't be appointed election commissioners

    Calling it a 'disturbing feature' the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure at the Goa government for appointing its law secretary as the state election commissioner for conducting municipal council polls.

  • Palace intrigue at the Louvre, as a paint job leads to a lawsuit Mar 06, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Palace intrigue at the Louvre, as a paint job leads to a lawsuit

    Some freshly repainted walls in the museum are now at the center of a trans-Atlantic legal clash between the Louvre and the Cy Twombly Foundation in New York over extensive renovations in its Salle des Bronzes

  • The most important gun lawsuit you’ve never heard of Mar 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    The most important gun lawsuit you’ve never heard of

    A largely overlooked lawsuit is playing out in New Jersey about the way Smith & Wesson advertises its wares, but the truth is the case is about much more than advertising. The outcome could have profound implications for the gun industry

  • Expressing views different from government's opinion not seditious: Supreme Court Mar 03, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Expressing views different from government's opinion not seditious: Supreme Court

    Expressing dissent or views that are different from the opinion of the government cannot be seditious, the Supreme Court said.

  • Amazon vs Future | SC allows NCLT to continue proceedings but restrains from passing final order Feb 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Amazon vs Future | SC allows NCLT to continue proceedings but restrains from passing final order

    The apex court has allowed NCLT proceedings, provided the tribunal does not sanction final orders

  • Toolkit case: Some media coverage on Disha Ravi sensational and prejudicial, says Delhi High Court Feb 19, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Toolkit case: Some media coverage on Disha Ravi sensational and prejudicial, says Delhi High Court

    Toolkit case: In interest of not hampering the investigation, the Delhi High Court asked news media houses to 'ensure the information received from sources is authentic' and that only verified content is published

  • Fortis-IHH share sale: Supreme Court pulls up banks for deal going through despite Delhi High Court bar Feb 18, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Fortis-IHH share sale: Supreme Court pulls up banks for deal going through despite Delhi High Court bar

    Banks have been asked to disclose specified details to the court by February 22

  • Black Lives Matter: The killing of George Floyd tore Minneapolis apart. Now comes the trial Feb 11, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    Black Lives Matter: The killing of George Floyd tore Minneapolis apart. Now comes the trial

    In a country whose criminal justice system rarely holds police officers accountable for killing on the job — not in Ferguson, Missouri, not in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, not in the case of Eric Garner in New York — the trial of officer Derek Chauvin is seen as a test of whether anything has changed

  • Supreme Court issues contempt notice over reward for killing of tigress Avni: Report Feb 10, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Supreme Court issues contempt notice over reward for killing of tigress Avni: Report

    The SC in particular raised objection to the reward offered to those who killed the tigress being “in violation of a judicial order”, and has also asked for evidence to confirm the “man-eater” tag attached to the big cat

  • Muslim Personal Law allows for minor girls who've attained puberty to marry person of choice: Punjab and Haryana High Court Feb 10, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Muslim Personal Law allows for minor girls who've attained puberty to marry person of choice: Punjab and Haryana High Court

    The petitioners – a man aged 36 and woman aged 17, had married against their families’ wishes in January 2021, and approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for reprieve.

  • Aggrieved wife’s right of residence in a ‘shared household’: 10 things you need to know Feb 10, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Aggrieved wife’s right of residence in a ‘shared household’: 10 things you need to know

    A landmark judgement by the Supreme Court that will have an indelible impact on the jurisprudence surrounding “The Protection of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005”

  • Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report Feb 09, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report

    If it does seek legal recourse, the Centre could lodge an FIR against Twitter under Section 69A (3) of the Information Technology Act

  • US district court seeks judicial assistance from Madras HC in Zoho-Freshworks legal tussle: Report Feb 09, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    US district court seeks judicial assistance from Madras HC in Zoho-Freshworks legal tussle: Report

    The letter dated January 15, requests “certain documents and testimony for examination,” in the case.

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