As is the protocol, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court is designated as the CJI. As per practice, a formal recommendation of the CJI-designate is sought from the incumbent CJI, roughly about a month ahead of the latter’s retirement.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said it would take a call by Monday on referring the matters related to the recent Maharashtra political crisis to a constitution bench.
SC to hear pleas challenging extension of tenure of ED director, other important matters
The apex court quashed a PIL in Tripura High Court that challenged security cover for the Ambani family and said that the RIL promoters would pay for security.
The top court's ruling, which upholds the power of the Enforcement Directorate, comes at a time when the opposition parties have accused the government of using the agency to settle political score
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant said it would take up the plea after senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayan mentioned the matter.
The court said that the PMLA provides for safeguards and the provisions, as such, do not suffer from the vice of arbitrariness
The apex court is also slated to hear several important matters, including a suo motu case to mull laying down guidelines regarding potential mitigating circumstances to be considered while imposing death sentence.
The development assumes significance as recently the poll panel has asked the rival factions of the Shiv Sena led by Thackeray and Shinde to submit documents by August 8 in support of their claims on the election symbol -- bow and arrow -- of the political outfit.
The high court had noted that there was no bar on using any other language on their display board and the rule only mandated the shop’s name to be displayed in Marathi.
"If you want publicity, argue a good case...don't file publicity interest litigation, the bench said while dismissing the plea. The apex court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocates Shubham Awasthi and Sapta Rishi Mishra seeking guidelines to control smoking.
The Supreme Court has asked the authorities to open a 60-day window for the taxpayers to apply for transitional credits
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann last week ordered a comprehensive probe into alleged irregularities in the post-matric scholarship scheme that had surfaced during the previous Congress regime in the state.
The apex court has also allowed Zubair's plea to transfer all the FIRs from Uttar Pradesh Police to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana directed the parties to formulate issues which require examination by a larger bench by July 27.
The apex court would also take up for hearing the plea of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking to amend its constitution with regard to the tenure of its office bearers, including President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.
The top court also issued notice on Sharma's plea seeking clubbing of all nine FIRs registered against her across various cities and sought responses from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said the protests are being staged in all the 70 Assembly constituencies in the national capital.
The Supreme Court will hear Zubair's plea in detail on July 20.
A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli took note of the submission of a lawyer that he has filed the plea against the extension of tenure of the ED director by the Centre through an ordinance.
A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the matters were filed long back but were yet to be listed for hearing.
Mallya had disbursed an amount of $40 million to his family members in violation of court orders.
The apex court also issued notice, including to the Centre through the office of the Attorney General, on Ranjan's plea seeking clubbing of FIRs and protection from coercive action.
Zubair will, however, stay in jail, as he was ordered in 14-day judicial custody on July 2 in a separate case in Delhi. The Supreme Court, too, has said the interim relief is only in the Sitapur Police case
A vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari said it will be listed before an appropriate bench on July 11.