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Treating Loya death case with ‘greatest concern’: Supreme Court
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Have to factually check whether CrPC Section 174 was complied with by Maharashtra govt while conducting inquest proceedings, says CJI-led bench

Judge Loya case: Testimony of ‘eyewitness’ judges unimpeachable, SC told
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Mukul Rohatgi said, “...the pleadings show the PIL is not filed in the interest of judiciary. Petitions based on news reports without verification cannot be the basis to file a PIL. This is the canvas in which your lordship will examine the petition.”

Courts don’t look at how society perceives justice delivery, says Justice Kurian Joseph
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Taking a dig at some judges speaking too much in courtrooms, Justice Joseph said that he had pointed out at an event in Kozhikode that one should not speak for 'breaking news'.

Attack on J&K students in Haryana: Accused assaulted 5 other men leaving same mosque, says police
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The J&K government had demanded strong action against the accused, with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti saying she was “shocked and disturbed” by the incident.

Must constantly study how institution is functioning, says Justice Chelameswar
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Ten days ago, in their unprecedented press conference, Justices Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, the four most senior judges of the Supreme Court, had questioned the conduct of CJI Justice Dipak Misra, especially over allocation of cases.

Bawana factory fire: The making of a tinderbox
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

A factory owner procures a licence to make a particular product. Except, he doesn’t — he gives different parts of the factory on rent to people who make what they want, with scant regard for safety norms or labour laws. Welcome to Bawana, where each day is a tragedy waiting to happen

At HQ, AAP stays combative: ‘Govt will not fall… what about parliamentary secys in BJP states?’
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

At room number 15 inside the office, a battery of at least 35 lawyers are asked to assemble. It is from here that the AAP plans the “future course of legal action” on the crisis.

Judges vs CJI: Govt shouldn’t interfere, CJI should resolve, say former CJIs
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Saying he was “pained” by the developments, former Chief Justice R M Lodha questioned how such an issue could have remained pending for two months.

39% Quitline callers stopped tobacco use: Chest institute
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The data on the tobacco cessation programme also reveals that the maximum number of people who sought help from the quitline belonged to the private sector.

Hookworms drain 22 litres of blood from 14-yr-old for over two years
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

With medication not having the desired effect, doctors conducted a capsule endoscopy, during which they found dancing worms buried in the mucosa of the small bowel, actively sucking blood.

Surgeries In Temporary Camps: This team of doctors took AIIMS from Delhi all the way to Ladakh
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

The team, stationed in the region for almost a week each time, starts the surgeries at 9 am and conducts at least six in 10 hours during the day.

AIIMS counselling delayed, doctors say staff shortage likely
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

“The last date of joining for the 2018 session is January 31. If we go after this date, there will be a delay. The offline counselling used to be held in the first week of December."

2G case verdict: Everything was leaking at DoT, no blame can be cast on any of the accused alone, said court
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Judge says it cannot be argued that specific information was conveyed to any particular firm, as there’s no definite evidence.

2G spectrum case: CBI looked at PMO files on Raja letters, did not summon in court
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

On November 2, 2007, Raja wrote the first letter to Singh, justifying the cutoff date of September 9. The CBI alleged that in this letter, Raja incorrectly described as out of context the opinion of the law ministry that the matter should be referred to the empowered group of ministers.

Decoding the 2G spectrum verdict: Charge by charge, how the case collapsed
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Where’s the proof of wrongdoing, asked Special Judge O P Saini. Raja had good reasons, he said.

2G spectrum case verdict: All acquitted, CBI indicted
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

In a statement, Raja said the acquittal proved that the presumptive loss claim was “cooked-up”.

How CBI judge verdict in 2G case stacks up against SC order scrapping licences
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

In the conclusion of his order, CBI Special Judge O P Saini said, “A huge scam was seen by everyone where there was none.”

Those whom court assailed in 2G case: ex-SG, former Telecom Secy, top official
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Where’s the proof of wrongdoing, asked Special Judge O P Saini. Raja had good reasons, he said.

Who was ‘real’ 2G elephant, asks Raja? Not me
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

The 2G scam will go down as the first “scam” which dealt the first body blow to the credibility of the UPA government headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The defence of the accused in 2G spectrum scam: No personal gains, what about others, said those in dock
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Through the trial, Raja stated that every decision he took was in the public interest — he introduced new players, increased teledensity and brought down tariffs.

The prosecution’s case in 2G spectrum scam: New cut-off dates, suspect intent and a Rs 200-crore bribe
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

In its chargesheet filed in April 2011, the CBI alleged the exchequer had suffered a loss of Rs 30,984 crore in the allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum.

Delhi: Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh resumes operations, suspension of licence stayed
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

The hospital's licence on December 8 was then cancelled by DGHS under relevant sections of Delhi Nursing Home Registration Act.

Delhi Medical Council issues notice to Max doctors who delivered baby
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

On December 1, allegations had emerged that the hospital had handed over twins it had declared dead to the family in “polythene packets”, and that one of the babies turned out to be alive while being taken to the cremation ground

Dengue death: Haryana probe indicts Fortis Hospital for medical negligence
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The girl succumbed to dengue shock syndrome on September 15, after a 15-day stay at Fortis, Gurgaon. Her family had alleged overcharging, to the tune of Rs 16 lakh, and medical negligence.

No guidelines on glove and syringe usage: panel on Fortis
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The expert committee said there is a “need for regulatory authorities” at the national level to fix the “upper limit of cost of various medical procedures and investigations”.

When a hospital shuts down overnight in Delhi, it’s difficult to be patient
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

As patients outside the hospital are forced to return, those inside face uncertainty regarding the future course of treatment.

Incoming foreign patients a fresh worry for Max
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Noor, an Iraqi citizen based in India, who coordinates between the hospital and patients from the Middle East, has an uphill task ahead of her. She has to admit three critically ill Iraqi patients who have already left for India.

Decision on Delhi’s Max Hospital is sentiment over science, anti-doctor, say specialists
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The healthcare specialists also said that the Delhi government's action amounted to “destroying the empirical medical protocols”.

Max hospital’s licence cancelled: DGHS cites Baby’s death, EWS gaps, dengue
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh licence cancelled: The newborn who was erroneously declared dead by the hospital last Friday died at a local nursing home on Wednesday afternoon.

Newborn at centre of Max row dead, parents refuse to collect his body
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

On Tuesday, the preliminary report filed by a three-member expert panel found the hospital “guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms”.

Newborn, erroneously declared dead by Delhi’s Max Hospital, passes away
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The news of the death comes day after the Delhi government probe team, in it's preliminary findings, has found "the hospital guilty of not having followed prescribed medical norms” in dealing with newborn infants

Newborn declared dead, then found alive: Max did not conduct ECG on infant, states initial probe report
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

“Further investigation will be based on the report received from the medical board. We questioned at least six people, including three doctors, in connection with the case Monday,” said Khan.

IMA asks: Did Max hospital seek Rs 45 lakh to treat baby?
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The query on Rs 45 lakh is among eight questions the IMA — which is probing allegations of medical negligence — has sought answers to. Hospital officials said inquiry details will be shared at an “appropriate time”.

Newborn declared dead: Delhi hospital terminates two doctors for medical negligence
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there should be a “legal framework to check open loot and criminal negligence.” He, however, added that the Delhi government valued the independence of private medical facilities.

Hardlook: In need of an ambulance
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The first responders to any medical emergency, the capital’s 265 CATS ambulances are in a bad shape, with 60 vehicles unfit for use and over 100 outdated. Kaunain Sheriff M tracks the fleet for five days to uncover the many problems — from lack of medical equipment to faulty technology.

Under scanner over handling of twins, Max Hospital could lose licence, says minister
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

On Friday, allegations had emerged that the hospital handed over twins it had declared dead to the family in “polythene packets”, and that one of the babies turned out to be alive while being taken to the cremation ground.