Judicial milestones of 2011
Jan 21: Life term upheld for Australian Graham Staines’ killers Ravinder Kumar Pal alias Dara Singh and Mahender Hambram in Odisha.
March 3: Appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas struck down.
March 7: Court rules Aruna Shanbaug to live but permits passive euthanasia (passive mercy killing) under certain circumstances.
March 7: Nod for common MBBS entrance test.
April 15: Rights activist Binayak Sen granted bail.
April 19: Diktat by khap panchayats ordering coercion held illegal.
May 12: Apex court orders CBI probe in rural job scheme implementation in Odisha.
May 13: Insecticide endosulfan banned.
July 4: Probe team set up on money laundering during the hearing on black money case.
July 5: Court stops Chhattisgarh from using tribals in fight against the Maoists.
July 6: Land acquisition in Greater Noida quashed.
July 6: Court allows French firm to mine in Meghalaya.
Aug 9 : Students allowed to inspect their evaluated answer sheets.
Nov 23: Court says bail should be the rule and jail an exception for accused.