The Supreme Court had quite an exciting week, with something newsworthy happening almost every single day..Read on for the highlights of the week..Monday, March 27.One year old PILs on judicial appointments disposed of by Supreme Court.A Bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul disposed of the petitions citing the progress made with regard to the issues raised..Read full story here..Supreme Court stays Bom HC judgment permitting stamp duty on advertisements.In an appeal filed by Indian Broadcasting Foundation, a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and AM Khanwilkar stayed the operation of a judgment of the Bombay High Court which had permitted levy of such stamp duty..Senior Advocate Arvind Datar appeared for Indian Broadcasting Foundation, while Senior Advocate KK Venugopal appeared for the State of Maharashtra..Read full story here..Tuesday, March 28.Centre says Lokpal not possible this session; SC reserves order.The Supreme Court reserved its verdict in a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause with regard to the appointment of the chairperson and members of the Lokpal, as per the amended rules framed under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013..A Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha heard both sides of the story amidst allegations that the Centre was dragging its feet in the matter..Read full story here..Supreme Court directs installation of CCTV in courts in two districts per state.The Supreme Court has directed that at least two districts in every State and Union Territory shall install CCTV cameras at important locations in court complexes..The direction was issued by a Bench of Justices AK Goel and UU Lalit in a petition filed by one Pradyuman Bisht, seeking a direction for audio-video recording of the proceedings of the trial courts to ensure fair trial..Read full story here..Wednesday, March 29.Only Bharat Stage IV vehicles to be sold from April 1, Supreme Court.The Supreme Court directed that vehicles which are not compliant with Bharat Stage IV emission standards should not be sold in India with effect from April 1..The order was passed by a Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta..Read full story here..Thursday, March 30.Addressing deficiencies in Criminal trials – Supreme Court seeks response of High Courts and States.In a significant effort to improve the criminal justice system, the Supreme Court issued notice to all High Courts and States seeking their response on suggestions made by Senior Advocate R Basant to address deficiencies in criminal trials..An order to that effect was passed by a Bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao in a criminal appeal from Kerala..Read full story here..Friday, March 31.SC sticks to ban on highway liquor shops; (Slightly) modifies order .The Supreme Court has modified its earlier order regarding banning liquor shops on State and National Highways, albeit very slightly..A Bench Of CJI JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao passed this judgment in a set of PILs which had alleged that liquor shops along the highways were a major contributory factor to instances of drunk driving, which claimed high casualties every year..Read full story here..SC scraps NEET Age limit; extends deadline for applications.A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar have directed that the age limit for NEET would be inapplicable this year. This means that even students over the age of 25 (which was the earlier prescribed age limit) can apply and appear for the examination..The Bench also directed that the online notification clarifying the age limit and the extension of date should be put up on the official website..Read full story here..Supreme Court issues notice in Indira Jaising’s plea for stay on Senior Designations.A Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha issued notice to the Supreme Court Registrar General in Jaising’s interim application. The matter was earlier referred by the same Bench to a Constitution Bench..Jaising’s plea in the IA is to keep the designation of seniors on hold till the challenge made by her to the current method of designating seniors is decided. She has also pleaded that the Full Court’s opinion on the issue be made known..Read full story here..“Restore my judicial work or punish me right away”, Karnan J.After a long hearing in the Apex Court, a seven judge bench of the Apex Court decided that Justice Karnan was replying neither coherently nor affirmatively about the accusations he had made in his letters. It then decided to give him an option to reply in an affidavit to be filed in the next four weeks..The court refused his plea to restore his judicial and administrative duties..Read full story here..NDTV refuses to apologise, Supreme Court to hear plea against one-day ban in detail.In a major development, NDTV has refused to apologise for its coverage of the Pathankot airbase terror attack..A Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan today heard the matter briefly before ordering that the case would be heard on merits..Read full story here.