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Two allege gangrape by TMC men after polls, ask Supreme Court to monitor probe
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

In her applications in the Supreme Court, the 60-year-old alleged that she was gangraped by five TMC workers in the presence of her six-year-old grandchild.

In SC, Centre points to Gehlot’s requests for power to grant citizenship to Pak minorities
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

On April 8, 2009, Gehlot, as Rajasthan CM, again wrote to the Union Home Minister regarding “outstanding issues of large number of Pak oustees from Hindu/Sikh communities”.

Citizenship notification routine, not related to CAA: Govt to Supreme Court
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

The Union Home Ministry said this in an affidavit filed in the top court opposing an intervention application filed by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), challenging the May 28 notification.

Rs 10 cr in, quash case in India against Italian marines, SC told
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

The bench said it can quash the proceedings against marines Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre and ask the Kerala High Court to disburse the amount.

Facing opposition heat, SC’s scrutiny, a bid to turn tables, claim lost ground
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

By making vaccines free, taking over their procurement and extending food rations to November, Modi tried to turn the tables on the Opposition, deflect growing heat from the Supreme Court and give fresh action points to his beleaguered party.

Supreme Court underlines its ruling to protect journalists against sedition law abuse
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The Supreme Court Thursday quashed the FIR registered by Himachal Pradesh Police against journalist Vinod Dua for sedition, public mischief and other offences over the contents of a talk show broadcast on YouTube last year.

Supreme Court asks govt for a vaccine roadmap, calls policy for 18-44 to pay ‘arbitrary, irrational’
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Directing the Centre to “undertake a fresh review of its vaccination policy addressing the concerns raised”, the bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat sought detailed information in the form of an affidavit in two weeks.

Supreme Court tells Government: Wake up and smell the coffee, let vaccine policy be flexible
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The Centre, in reply, said that it is not oblivious to ground realities and since this is a dynamic situation, no policy is cast in stone. It also said it hopes to vaccinate all eligible persons by the end of 2021.

SC sets up task force for Covid response, oxygen audit, supply
Sun, May 09, 2021

The order said the Centre had suggested that “in order to ensure that the allocation and distribution of oxygen takes place on a rational and equitable basis, it is necessary to constitute a National Task Force of experts which would determine the method of allocation and distribution of oxygen across states/UTs”.

SC strikes balance: Madras HC remarks were harsh; free speech, open court key to citizens’ right to know
Fri, May 07, 2021

The apex court also underlined the need “for judges to exercise caution in off-the-cuff remarks in open court”.

Supreme Court throws out Maratha quota law, cites 50% reservation cap
Thu, May 06, 2021

It rejected demands to revisit the verdict, or to refer it to a larger Bench for reconsideration.

Revisit vaccine policy, consider lockdown to curb virus: SC to Centre
Mon, May 03, 2021

The Centre had, on April 20, revised its vaccine policy and said it would purchase only 50 per cent of the output, and allow vaccine manufacturers to sell the balance 50 per cent directly to states and private entities at higher prices.

Why two rates for vaccine…use your powers to ramp up, don’t clamp down on complaints: SC
Sat, May 01, 2021

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud also asked how the Centre and states are going to ensure vaccine registration of the illiterate people.

‘Crisis in HCs’, Supreme Court sets timeline for Govt to clear judges’ names
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

The Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, also said that if the Supreme Court Collegium reiterates a recommendation sent back by the government, the “appointment should be made within 3 to 4 weeks”.

Set a timeline for reply to Collegium recommendations on filling up vacant judges’ posts: Supreme Court to Centre
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

The government, meanwhile, assured the Court that it will take a decision within the next three months on ten names still pending with it after being recommended by the Collegium for appointment as High Court judges.

Kerala: For her dream, MBBS student fights her cerebral palsy and a system
Mon, Apr 12, 2021

In 2020, Aswathy P secured rank 3,44,859 in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) but was denied admission to the state-run medical college in Manjeri under a special quota since her right arm “is involved in her disability” making her ineligible for medical courses.

Bhushans: Court again rejects police plea to close case, says probe more
Sun, Apr 04, 2021

After going through the report, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma said it appears that “the investigation has not been carried out in terms” of the court’s previous “order dated 25.01.2012 wherein police was directed to investigate the matter on nine points”.

Safeguards in, no reason to stop sale of poll bonds: Supreme Court
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

The applications came even as ADR’s writ petition challenging the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018, is pending before the court.

Army criteria systemically discriminates against women: Supreme Court
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

The Supreme Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by women officers for Permanent Commission in the Indian Army and Navy, seeking a direction that contempt proceedings be initiated against those who had allegedly failed in their duty to comply with the top court's earlier judgment.

Month before he retires, CJI recommends Justice Ramana as his successor
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Ramana will take over from CJI Bobde, who is due to demit office on April 23, and serve as the the 48th Chief Justice of India till August 26, 2022 — a term of over sixteen months.

Who is Justice N V Ramana?
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Justice N V Ramana will take over as the 48th Chief Justice of India next month.

Murder convict in jail for 16 yrs; SC recommends remission, but he died in December last year
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

He reportedly suffered a stroke in prison and was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved.

Courts shouldn’t suggest compromise in gender-related crimes, rules Supreme Court
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

The court said this while setting aside the bail condition imposed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court in a July 2020 order asking the accused in a case of attempt to outrage the modesty of a woman to visit her with his wife and request her to tie a rakhi on him.

Ayodhya temple to come up on concrete foundation, not pillars
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

The challenges, said sources, were three-fold – the loose nature of soil, proximity of the river Sarayu to the project site and possibility of underground water channels being present.

Dissent against the Govt not seditious, says SC dismissing plea against Farooq Abdullah
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

The apex court’s observations come amid growing criticism of the government over the frequent use of this colonial provision to allegedly quell dissent.

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