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Migrants: Govt blames fake news, Supreme Court says report the official version
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The Supreme Court bench asked the Centre to make active within 24 hours “a daily bulletin... through all media avenues including social media and forums to clear the doubts of people as submitted by the Solicitor General of India”.

Migrant movement has to be stopped, govt tells apex court
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The bench said it will hear what the government is doing on the mass movement of migrant workers. It adjourned the hearing by a day after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the Centre will file a status report on the steps taken.

SC judges to hear urgent cases from home office via video conference
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

On March 23, the apex court had begun hearing cases through video conferencing for the first time in its history. This was done due to the COVID-19 situation — to avoid crowding and make it easier for lawyers and clients to access the court.

Coronavirus latest updates March 23: 20 states, UTs under lockdown as cases mount to 433
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus latest updates March 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to state governments to ensure that rules and regulations of the coronavirus lockdown are enforced while pointing out that many people were not taking the measure seriously.

SC orders floor test in MP today: End state of uncertainty
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The strength of the 230-member Assembly has come down to 206 because of the 22 resignations and two vacancies due to the death of members. The BJP has 107 members.

Supreme Court clears way for permanent commission to women in Indian Navy
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The verdict comes exactly a month after the SC directed the Centre to ensure that women are given Permanent Commission in the Indian Army, including command postings.

Coronavirus updates March 13: India records second death, this time a woman in Delhi
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

According to the health ministry, the number of confirmed cases in India now stands at 81, with one death till now, a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi in Karnataka.

Told of UK ruling, Supreme Court sends UP hoardings matter to larger bench
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The bench initially questioned the state’s move and said its action seems to have been without the force of law. “As of now, there is no law which can back your actions,” Justice Lalit told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

SC: Land takeover won’t lapse if money deposited even if owner refuses to accept
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Section 24 (2) of the Act states that an acquisition will lapse if physical possession of the land has not been taken “or” the compensation has not been paid.

SC tells Delhi HC to hear hate FIR plea, objects to Harsh Mander remarks
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

In an affidavit later, the Delhi Police accused Mander of instigating violence via a speech and said he is “known for taking contemptuous stand and bringing the judiciary, as an institution, and individual judges in disrepute”. Police urged the court to not only impose exemplary costs but also initiate contempt of court proceedings against him.

SC to hear petition on hate FIRs: We wish peace… pressure on us, we cannot handle
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

S A Bobde urged the court to list it for urgent hearing, claiming that about 10 people were dying on an average everyday in Delhi because of the communal violence.

SC gives early date to hear Omar sister’s plea: Pertains to liberty
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee decided to hear the plea after the J&K administration told the bench “there was ample material and grounds to issue the impugned order of detention against” the former J&K Chief Minister.

Swine flu hits Supreme Court: Five judges diagnosed with virus, CJI issues directions
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

On Tuesday, Justice D Y Chandrachud told lawyers in his court that judges had met Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde to discuss preventive steps.

SC sends mediators to Shaheen Bagh: People have right to protest
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Democracy, the judges said, is about expression of views but “there are lines and boundaries” for it.

SC orders Army reform: Change mindset, give women equal role
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Indefensible and disturbing: Court on arguments against greater role for women.

SC plays party monitor: List candidates facing cases, explain choice
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Winnability can’t be only factor, give reasons for selection: Bench to parties

Sabarimala reference to be heard daily: Questions of law can be sent to larger bench, says SC
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

It framed seven issues to be taken up by the court and fixed February 17 to start the hearing on day-to-day basis.

Had four-month-old child gone to Shaheen Bagh to protest, asks SC on infant’s death
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, termed the death of the infant “really unfortunate”.

Time ripe for law on compulsory mediation before litigation: CJI
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The last few years, CJI Bobde said, “have witnessed an accelerated maturing of the Indian arbitration regime and community spurred on by an ever-increasing demand for arbitration services in India”.

Objections raised, SC says will frame larger issues in Sabarimala reference
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

On Monday, the nine-judge Bench clarified it won’t be deciding the review petition but only lay down the general law to be followed.

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