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Tablighi Jamaat: its purpose, how it runs
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The proselytising movement aims to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their faith, particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behaviour.

Coronavirus: Pharma giant readies five-minute test, may bring it to India, too
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Currently, the ID NOW COVID-19 test is available only in the United States as this is where most of the company’s ID NOW instruments are in use, the Abbott spokesperson said.

ICMR guidelines for antibody kits: Not recommended for diagnosis
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Indian Express on March 26 had reported about the limitation of the serological test - that it can only be used for screening, and that patients will have to undergo the RTPCR test for diagnosis of COVID-19 infection.

Taking testing cue from South Korea, ICMR seeks 5 lakh antibody kits
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Currently, India is only conducting the RT-PCR test; the government has fixed a Rs 4,500-cap for a RT-PCR test in a private laboratory. The ICMR has also asked suppliers for a quotation on procurement of 7 lakh RNA extraction kits.

Hasmukh Rawal: ‘10,000-15,000 samples per day… will make test kits affordable’
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Pune-based molecular diagnostic startup Mylab has received approval from the regulatory body to sell its kits to labs testing samples for COVID-19.

Pune firm among two that get clearance for coronavirus test kits
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The moves come in the backdrop of criticism from various quarters about restricting commercial kits only those approved by USFDA or European CE.

Explained: What is herd immunity?
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

UK has retracted under criticism after suggesting it would allow COVID-19 to pass through the population, so that ‘herd community’ could be achieved. What is this concept, why was the strategy questionable?

Coronavirus: Private labs ready to help, Dr Dangs says govt caution correct
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The government currently has 52 labs exclusively designated to test patients for Covid-19.

We hid, we found no witnesses, we were outnumbered: Delhi Police say in riot FIRs
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Starting February 24, violence spread rapidly across northeast Delhi, leading to 53 deaths across the next three days at last count. Since then, police have registered 712 FIRs and arrested over 200 accused.

Allahabad HC orders hoardings removed: Shameless depiction, colourable exercise by UP administration
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha directed the District Magistrate and Commissioner of Police, Lucknow “not to place such banners on roadside containing personal data of individuals without having authority of law”.

It’s official: Complaint against any PM will go to Lokpal full bench, no explanation if rejected
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The rules also state that if such a complaint is dismissed by the full bench at the admission stage, records of the inquiry shall not be published or made available to anyone.

Take videos, photos of post-mortem: Delhi court as family claims death after detention
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

The order was issued Saturday by a Delhi court on a petition moved by the brother of the 23-year-old victim, whose identity is being withheld on request from the family’s lawyers. The family has alleged that the deceased “suffered injuries during police detention, ultimately leading to his death” at LNJP Hospital.

Justice Muralidhar, who ordered FIR against hate speeches, transferred to Punjab & Haryana HC
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court following approval of a February 12 recommendation to the effect from the Supreme Court Collegium.

Explained: What Kejriwal government can/cannot do about Delhi violence
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

In the ongoing Delhi violence, what action can the state government take in a UT where police are under the Centre? Under what circumstances can Delhi call for central forces? And if called, what is the state’s role?

Collegium cleared 3 as permanent HC judges, but remains silent as one awaits
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Justice Irshad Ali was one of three judges — along with Justice Chaturvedi and Justice Neeraj Tiwari — appointed as Additional Judge of Allahabad High Court on the same day — September 22, 2017.

Explained: Can death sentence be postponed on medical grounds?
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

December 16 gangrape and murder case convict Vinay Sharma has moved the Delhi court seeking medical treatment claiming he is mentally ill – and that he is unable to recognize his mother.

In Muzaffarnagar protest case, ADM is prosecution, jury and judge combined
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

On Wednesday, the Muzaffarnagar Additional District Magistrate (ADM) ordered 53 people to pay a total of Rs 23.41 lakh for damage caused to property during an anti-CAA protest on December 20.

PSA detentions in J&K: One High Court judge quashes orders, another upholds
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Two earlier judgments related to the PSA, passed by a single-judge bench of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, had quashed administrative orders, underlining that preventive detention “cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial”.

J&K HC distances itself from PSA arrests, says not right forum
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

At least 300 cases challenging preventive detentions made under the PSA — the law allows for detention without a formal charge and without trial for up to two years — are pending before the High Court.

Meerut cops cite youth’s killing to block bail to riot accused
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

The Meerut police are now flagging the findings of the post-mortem report, linking Mohsin’s death caused by a firearm injury to the rioting that took place.

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