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COVID: SC warns against silencing people raising grievances on internet

The observations assume significance in view the recent decision of the Uttar Pradesh administration to prosecute people under the National Security Act.

SC to hear case on issues related to COVID situation in country

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will be hearing a plea seeking oxygen cylinders, essential medicines, and extra medical staff to Maharashtra hospitals by the Central government.

SC directs UP govt to shift arrested scribe Siddique Kappan to Delhi hospital

The apex court granted him liberty to approach appropriate forum challenging his arrest or any other relief and disposed of the plea filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ).

SC asks Centre to explain rationale behind different price slabs of vaccines

“The Union of India shall clarify in its affidavit the basis and rationale adopted in regard to the pricing of vaccines,” said the bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud

SC allows Vedanta’s oxygen plant at Tuticorin to operate in view of ‘national need’

The top court said there should be no political bickering over the generation of oxygen by Vedanta as the country is facing a national crisis.

SC terms COVID-19 situation ‘national emergency’, agrees to hear Vedanta’s plea

“Between protecting environment and protecting human life, we must lean in favour of protecting human life,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said.

SC wants national plan on COVID-19 situation, including on oxygen supply

Says situation is like national emergency, seeks details on oxygen, drug supply and vaccination

SC stays HC order directing UP govt to impose strict restrictions in 5 cities

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh said the state government has issued several directions and taken adequate precaution on the issue.

Was forced to name ISRO scientist Narayanan: Maldivian lady

The ISRO spy case surfaced in 1994 when Narayanan was arrested on charges of espionage along with another senior official of ISRO, two Maldivian women and a businessman.

Supreme Court directs states to furnish data on migrant children amid pandemic

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde asked all state governments, which have been party in the case, to submit their response.

TS govt told to submit details on quota in local body polls

HC panel was dealing with a batch of writ petitions against the government’s action in reducing the reservation percentages for OBCs in Local Body Elections from 34% to 22%

SC dismisses plea seeking removal of 26 Quran verses, fines petitioner

A bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on him for filing the frivolous petition before it and misusing the SC's precious time

SC suspends physical mentioning of cases as staffers test COVID positive

According to Supreme Court sources, many staff members of the top court are believed to be infected with COVID-19. The top court premises, including courtrooms, are getting sanitised and benches will sit one hour late from the scheduled time.

Avoid repeat of Ayodhya

Directing ASI to undertake a survey on Gyanvapi Mosque is a disquieting development

Deposit compensation for Indian fishermen killed by Italian marines, SC tells Centre

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the victims' kin have consented for compensation of Rs 10 crore above the ex-gratia amount already paid in the case.

SC declines to free Rohingyas but says no deportation without due process

The top court said: "Therefore, it is not possible to grant the interim relief prayed for. However, it is made clear that the Rohingyas in Jammu, on whose behalf the present application is filed, shall not be deported unless the procedure prescribed for such deportation is followed."

Hurdles for gender justice in Army

Delay in allowing women to take up permanent commission shows how even a legitimate reform faces resistance

Supreme Court appointed committee on three farm laws submits report

The committee comprises four members: Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President, Bharatiya Kisan Union and All India Kisan Coordination Committee; Dr. Parmod Kumar Joshi, Agricultural Economist, Director for South Asia

Telangana likely to move SC on quota cap

The government is said to be of the view that the State Legislatures should be allowed to determine the quantum of reservations depending upon the circumstances prevailing in respective States

SC sets aside NCLAT order restoring Cyrus Mistry as executive chairman of Tata Group 

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said it is allowing the appeals filed by Tata Group. 

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