Ashok Bhushan

Timelines
SC: Private hospitals should treat elderly on priority amid pandemic

04 Mar 2021

SC: Private hospitals should treat elderly on priority amid pandemic

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that elderly people be given priority in admission and treatment at private hospitals besides at government medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

27 Jan 2021

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

States to undertake fire safety audits of COVID-19 hospitals: SC

18 Dec 2020

States to undertake fire safety audits of COVID-19 hospitals: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out fire safety audits of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions.

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

17 Dec 2020

Will Kunal Kamra face contempt proceedings? SC to decide tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on several petitions seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra over his tweets against the top court.

People not wearing masks are violating rights of others: SC

04 Dec 2020

People not wearing masks are violating rights of others: SC

The Supreme Court said on Thursday that those who chose to not wear masks in public places were violating the right to life of everyone else.

Coronavirus situation 'may worsen'; SC seeks reports from 4 states

23 Nov 2020

Coronavirus situation 'may worsen'; SC seeks reports from 4 states

The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the worsening COVID-19 situation in India and asked four states to submit status reports.

NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

03 Sep 2020

NEET, JEE row: SC to hear review plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the review petition of its order to hold JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 in September. The petition was filed by the ministers of six Opposition-ruled states.

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

28 Aug 2020

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea that sought to postpone Bihar polls, scheduled for October-November, saying that the raging coronavirus crisis is not a valid reason to put off elections.

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

31 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Centre to ensure healthcare workers, leading the battle against coronavirus, are paid salaries on time, something which it had ordered earlier as well.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

12 Jun 2020

Country can't have dissatisfied soldiers: Supreme Court on doctors' woes

On reports that doctors haven't received salaries for months, the Supreme Court on Friday said the country can't afford to have "dissatisfied soldiers" in the raging war against coronavirus.

SC gives governments 15 days to transport migrant workers home

05 Jun 2020

SC gives governments 15 days to transport migrant workers home

The migrant workers, who are stranded across the nation, must be ferried back to their native states within 15 days, the Supreme Court told the federal and state governments on Friday while reserving the final order for Tuesday, June 9.

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

04 Jun 2020

SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to frame border-policy

With traffic snarls being reported on a daily basis from Delhi/NCR, the Supreme Court on Thursday stepped in, asking all three states — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana, to decide on a common policy for movement within a week.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

26 May 2020

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.

Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

08 May 2020

Consider home delivery of alcohol during lockdown: SC tells states

As the opening of liquor stores in non-containment zones led to chaos, serpentine queues, and the social distancing rules were bulldozed, the Supreme Court on Friday asked states to consider home delivery of these products.

Coronavirus: SC tells Centre to protect doctors and healthcare workers

08 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: SC tells Centre to protect doctors and healthcare workers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that doctors and healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients are "warriors" and need to be protected.

SC wants coronavirus tests to be free in private labs

08 Apr 2020

SC wants coronavirus tests to be free in private labs

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court suggested that tests for coronavirus must be free, even in private labs, asking the government to explore the feasibility of this plan. Private labs charge Rs. 4,500 for the tests and a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat noted it was an exorbitant amount.

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

19 Mar 2020

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

A day ahead of the execution of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta (25).

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of convict Pawan

02 Mar 2020

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of convict Pawan

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative petition of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

28 Jan 2020

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

A nine-judge constitutional bench, that was formed to hear pleas on religious discrimination faced by women, will not hear the matter for more than ten days, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde announced on Tuesday.

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

14 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's rapists will be hanged, SC dismisses curative petitions

The Supreme Court dismissed curative petitions filed by two convicts, namely Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

13 Jan 2020

Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

On Monday, a nine-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court began hearing pleas relating to discrimination that women face in places of worship like Sabarimala, mosques, and Parsi temples.

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

07 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

The four men, who raped Nirbhaya in 2012, will be hanged till death on January 22 at 7 am, Delhi's Patiala Court announced on Tuesday.

Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

18 Dec 2019

Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking death penalty review

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

Supreme Court dismisses all review pleas regarding Ayodhya judgment

12 Dec 2019

Supreme Court dismisses all review pleas regarding Ayodhya judgment

After it ended decades-old Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court received a flurry of petitions seeking a review of the judgment.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

25 Nov 2019

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.

Decoding Ayodhya verdict: Here's all that happened inside Supreme Court

09 Nov 2019

Decoding Ayodhya verdict: Here's all that happened inside Supreme Court

On Saturday, the Supreme Court ended the long-drawn legal battle of Ayodhya by handing over the disputed land to a Board of Trustees for the construction of Ram Mandir.

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at 10:30 am today.

Ayodhya case: Muslims' lawyer tears map, CJI says "we'll leave"

16 Oct 2019

Ayodhya case: Muslims' lawyer tears map, CJI says "we'll leave"

On the 40th day of daily hearings of Ayodhya dispute, things took a dramatic turn in the Supreme Court infuriating the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

Daily hearings in Ayodhya dispute likely to end tomorrow: CJI

15 Oct 2019

Daily hearings in Ayodhya dispute likely to end tomorrow: CJI

The sensitive Ayodhya land dispute is nearing its finality in the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is heading the five-judge constitutional bench, remarked that daily hearings will be completed by tomorrow, October 16.

Ayodhya hearing to enter final stage today, Section 144 imposed

14 Oct 2019

Ayodhya hearing to enter final stage today, Section 144 imposed

As the proceedings in the crucial Ayodhya case is all set to enter its final leg on Monday, the administration of the Uttar Pradesh town imposed Section 144 to deal with tensions.

SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

07 Oct 2019

SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

A special bench of the Supreme Court will hear a plea against the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey colony on Monday. The trees are being cut for the city's metro rail project and have drawn criticism from several quarters.

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

24 Sep 2019

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

The Ayodhya dispute pertains to just 2.77 acres of land but its implications are far-reaching. Both Muslims and Hindus want possession of the land, and the Supreme Court is hoping to solve the case by October.

Starting Monday, Ayodhya-case will get one extra hour at SC

20 Sep 2019

Starting Monday, Ayodhya-case will get one extra hour at SC

The Supreme Court earnestly wants to complete the arguments in the decades-old Ayodhya case by October 18 and its Friday's statement confirms the same.

Ayodhya case: Muslim party's advocate alleges his clerk was assaulted

12 Sep 2019

Ayodhya case: Muslim party's advocate alleges his clerk was assaulted

Senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board in the sensitive Ayodhya case, on Thursday alleged that his clerk was assaulted on the Supreme Court's premises.

#AyodhyaDispute: Don't decide case on Hindus' belief, suggests Muslims' lawyer

03 Sep 2019

#AyodhyaDispute: Don't decide case on Hindus' belief, suggests Muslims' lawyer

The lawyer of Muslim parties in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute urged the Supreme Court on Monday to not give a verdict in the sensitive case based only on the beliefs of Hindus while "glossing over" facts.

Will Ayodhya verdict be delivered in November? Chances are high

31 Aug 2019

Will Ayodhya verdict be delivered in November? Chances are high

The decades-old Ayodhya case, which has been languishing in Supreme Court for years, could finally reach conclusion in November 2019.