Supreme Court of India.1. MC Mehta v. Union of India & Ors..[Item 301 in court 1 at 10.30 am – IA 345 & IA 365 in IA 345 in Writ Petition (Civil) 13029/1985].Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Amitava Roy J., AK Goel J..An application seeking imposition of pollution tax on trucks entering Delhi. Interestingly, even as the Supreme Court was seized of the matter, the National Green Tribunal had passed an order imposing environmental compensation charge on commercial vehicles entering Delhi..When the matter was heard yesterday, Senior Advocates including Harish Salve and Dushyant Dave had questioned the jurisdiction of the NGT to pass such an order. The Bench said that it will not pass further orders without seeing the order of the NGT. The court will take up this matter at 10.30 am..Today in court: The Court agreed to pass favourable orders in the prayers made by Amicus Curiae Harish Salve. Salve has sought for levy of pollution compensatory charge on commercial vehicles entering Delhi – not less than Rs. 600 (for LCV and 2-axle) and not less than Rs 1200 (for 3-axle and above). The Court also made it clear that its order will supercede the orders of other courts and tribunals. The order will be passed on October 12, i.e Monday next week..2. Anupam Tripathi v. Union of India & Ors.[Item 63 in court 5 – Writ Petition (Civil) 599/2015].Bench: Dipak Misra J., PC Pant J..Petition challenging dog culling in Kerala. The petitioner has prayed for ban on the culling in the interim till the case is finally decided..Today in court: The Supreme Court issued notice in the petition as well as on the prayer for interim relief. Petitioner Anupam Tripathi contended that the Animal Welfare Board had challenged a judgment of the Kerala High Court, which had permitted dog culling, 3000 days after it was rendered. Further, he also submitted that for some reason, the Animal Welfare Board chose not to pray for interim relief by seeking a stay on the High Court judgment. Taking note of the submission by Tripathi that the case would be rendered infructuous if culling is not stopped in the interim, the court posted the case for hearing on October 26..Interestingly, Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, who was present in the court, voiced his concern for victims of dog attacks..“I am also dog lover. But I had to save a lady from the vicious attack of three stray dogs at Lodhi garden. There are 73 dogs in Lodhi garden. I have counted”, he said..The Senior Advocate’s remarks lightened the mood inside the courtroom and the Court directed him to assist the Court in the case..3. Digvijaya Singh v. State of MP & Others.[Item 51 in court 1 – Writ Petition (Civil) 417/2015].Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Amitava Roy J. .A matter related to the Vyapam scam. When the matter was last heard, the court had given the CBI three weeks to take over all the cases. It had also directed the CBI to file a status report..Today in court: The Court took on record the status report filed by the CBI. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the Court that 321 additional posts in the CBI have been sanctioned for investigating Vyapam. Supreme Court noted the progress made in the matter while remarking that the “deaths have stopped now.” The case will now be taken up on November 23..4. Sri Marthanda Varma (d) th. LR & Anr. v. State of Kerala & Ors..[Item 301 in court 2 – SLP (C) 11295/2011].Bench: TS Thakur J., Anil R Dave J. .Case pertaining to treasure trove at the Padmanabha Swamy temple in Trivandrum. Check evening updates to know more about the case..Today in court: The hearing turned out to be very eventful as the Supreme Court came down upon the Executive Officer Satheesan for making sweeping allegations against the Royal Family in his reply affidavit. Satheesan had alleged that the Royal Family members, had exclusive time slot to visit the temple for rituals and prayers during which time other devotees were not allowed into the temple. He had alleged that this was tantamount to practising untouchability. He had also alleged that members of the Royal family had first requested him and later threatned him not to reveal their “acts”..Justice Thakur was unapproving of the colour and content of the affidavit and reprimanded the Executive Officer..“We have allowed them the right to conduct their prayers and rituals. You cannot say that their exclusive right to visit the temple between 7.30 to 8 will amount to untouchability. This temple was established by this family and the members of this family have that right as a custom. We have taken away all their other rights with respect to the temple and vested it with the administrative committee but not this right.”.The Court then directed the Executive Officer to withdraw the affidavit filed by him and file a fresh one..Further, taking note of former CAG Vinod Rai’s submissions that he was not satisfied with the audit of the temple trust for the period 2008 -14, the Court directed Rai to conduct a fresh audit for the said period..5. Goa Foundation v. State of Goa & Ors..[Item 1 in court 7 – Writ Petition (Civil) 711/2015].Bench: FML Kalifulla J., UU Lalit J. .A petition challenging the renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases and has sought CBI inquiry into the grant of the same. It has also sought a stay on the operation of these leases..Today in court: Justice UU Lalit recused from this case since he owns shares in one of the Respondent companies. The matter will now be placed before a new Bench..6. Verhoeven, Marie-Emmanuelle v. Union of India and Ors..[Item 3 in court 13 – Writ Petition (Crl.) 178/2015].Bench: Kurian Joseph J., Arun Mishra J..Habeas Corpus petition for the release of French national Marie Verhoeven. You can read more about the case here..Today in court: This case could not be tracked. Any update/ information would be appreciated..7. Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations v. Union of India and Anr..[Item 54 in court 1 – Writ Petition (Civil) 718/2015].Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Amitava Roy J. .A fresh public interest litigation petition..Today in court: The petitioner has approached Supreme Court after a spate of suicide by sugar cane farmers. The petition seeks setting up of a Sugar Price Stabilization Fund to make up for the gap in the sugar cane prices paid to farmers when the price obtained by Revenue Sharing Formula (RSF) is less than Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP). The Court issued notice in the case while remarking that “this is a genuine Public Interest Litigation”..8. Manohar Lal Sharma Advocate v. Union of India & Ors..[Item 56 in court 1 – SLP(Crl) 8338/2015].Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Amitava Roy J. .Check evening updates to know more about this case..Today in court: This case was dismissed..9. Registrar General, Hon. High Court of Judicature at Patna v. Pramod Kumar and Ors.[Item 37 in court 1 – SLP(C) 28402/2015].Bench: Chief Justice HL Dattu, Amitava Roy J. .A fresh petition..Today in court: This case could not be tracked..10. Entertainment Network (India) Limited v. Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. & Ors..[Item 30 in court 4 – SLP(C) NO. 25746/2015].Bench: JS Khehar J., R Banumathi J..A fresh petition. Check evening updates to know more about the case..Today in court: This case was adjourned. More details awaited..Delhi High Court.Association for Democratic Reforms & Anr Vs Union of India.[Item 4, Court 1- WP (C) 9592/2015].Bench: Chief Justice G Rohini, Jayant Nath J. .Check evening updates to know more about this case..Today in Court: You can read the detailed report here.