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Prabhati Nayak Mishra

  • Supreme Court says it trusts PM Narendra Modi to keep criminal representatives away

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday emphasised that the chief minister and the prime minister are a "repository of Constitutional trust" and must therefore take prudent decisions while selecting elected representatives to serve as ministers.

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Allow me to do my work, please stay conviction: Salman Khan

    In his affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court recently, Salman Khan argues for a stay on his five-year conviction in 2006 in the Black Bucks shooting case and contends that he is one of the highest tax payers in the country and it is his fundamental right to practise his occupation, which...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • Supreme Court flogs Army for weapons sales by officers

    The armed forces, who have access to advanced weapons and ammunition, have a duty to defend the country. So it would be shocking if it was found that army officers are busy selling weapons to outsiders. This is why the Supreme Court lambasted the Army and the Centre on Tuesday for their lax...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • Coal block allocation mindless, ad-hoc: Supreme Court

    Ruling that none of the governments between 1993 to 2010 had applied their mind for allocation of coal blocks, the Supreme Court on Monday held such allocation is "illegal and suffers from the vice of arbitrariness." The court judgment came on two PILs filed by advocate ML Sharma and NGO Common...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 7:50am
  • Supreme Court cancels coal blocks allocated since 1993

    The Supreme Court on Monday termed all coal blocks allocated from 1993 to 2010 as illegal. It said no governments in the period applied their mind while allocating coal blocks, and the allocation "suffers from the vice of arbitrariness." Finding that the screening committee, which met 36 times,...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • How will you appoint Lokpal in absence of LoP, Supreme Court asks Centre

    With Lok Sabha speaker's decision rejecting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status to Congress, the impasse is not yet over. The Supreme Court on Friday stepped in and sought Central government's explanation as to how the appointments for some statutory bodies including Lokpal will be done in the...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:12am
  • Centre asked to respond in Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's plea

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to respond to a petition that has questioned the manner in which the Modi government has been easing out governors appointed by the previous UPA government. In an urgent hearing on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition, a bench headed by Chief...

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Progress made on bringing back black money, observes Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has said that "some progress has been made" by its special investigation team (SIT) in bringing back 'black money' parked on foreign shores. A three-judge bench headed by Justice HL Dattu made this observation on Wednesday while taking on record an interim report submitted by the...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • Supreme Court notice to Army Chief in 2011 dacoity case

    A two-judge Supreme Court bench on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and to Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, seeking their response in a case of alleged dacoity by army officials in Assam in 2011. The petitioner in the case has also sought a probe against General Suhag, who was then the...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:45am
  • All state organs should have mutual respect for each other: Chief Justice of India

    A day after parliament cleared the National Judicial Appointments Bill, which takes away the judicial supremacy in the appointment of judges in higher courts, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Friday cautioned the NDA government that all the three organs of the country should work independently...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 6:00am