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'No judicial interference': Centre tells Supreme Court on vaccine policy

10 May 2021

'No judicial interference': Centre tells Supreme Court on vaccine policy

The central government on Sunday defended its coronavirus vaccination policy in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court of India.

SC sets up COVID-19 task force to facilitate oxygen distribution

09 May 2021

SC sets up COVID-19 task force to facilitate oxygen distribution

The Supreme Court has directed the formation of a National Task Force to facilitate India's COVID-19 response as the Narendra Modi government appears to have abdicated its responsibility.

West Bengal government moves SC against Centre's vaccine policy

08 May 2021

West Bengal government moves SC against Centre's vaccine policy

The West Bengal government on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the central government's new vaccination policy.

Central Vista: SC asks Delhi HC to consider early hearing

07 May 2021

Central Vista: SC asks Delhi HC to consider early hearing

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday refused to hear a petition on stopping construction work on the Central Vista project at Rajpath in Delhi in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

700 MT oxygen should reach Delhi daily, SC tells Centre

07 May 2021

700 MT oxygen should reach Delhi daily, SC tells Centre

In sharp remarks to the Centre, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday reiterated that Delhi should receive 700 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen on a daily basis until further orders.

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

06 May 2021

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against a Karnataka High Court order seeking an increase in the daily supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state to 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) from the present 965 MT.

Delhi HC contempt case against Centre won't bring oxygen: SC

05 May 2021

Delhi HC contempt case against Centre won't bring oxygen: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the operation of a Delhi High Court order regarding a show-cause notice for contempt to the Centre for failing to supply adequate oxygen.

SC annuls Maratha quota; no review of 50% reservation cap

05 May 2021

SC annuls Maratha quota; no review of 50% reservation cap

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Maharashtra law granting reservations to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs in the state.

Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Toofaan' postponed in view of COVID-19 situation

04 May 2021

Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Toofaan' postponed in view of COVID-19 situation

Farhan Akhtar has announced that his upcoming sports drama Toofaan has been postponed, in view of the grave COVID-19 situation in the country.

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

03 May 2021

Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

The media cannot be stopped from fully reporting any court hearings, the Supreme Court of India said today in response to the Election Commission's appeal.

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

03 May 2021

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

The Supreme Court of India has advised the central and state governments to consider imposing a lockdown in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has pushed the country's healthcare infrastructure past its brink.

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

02 May 2021

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

The Election Commission has complained to the Supreme Court regarding the observations made by the Madras High Court about holding polls during a raging pandemic.

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

30 Apr 2021

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that there shall be no clampdown on citizens communicating their grievances related to COVID-19 on social media.

Coronavirus: Supreme Court 'cannot be mute spectator during national crisis'

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Supreme Court 'cannot be mute spectator during national crisis'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that the suo motu case on COVID-19 is not meant to supplant the High Courts.

'Why can't TN manufacture oxygen at Vedanta plant?' asks SC

23 Apr 2021

'Why can't TN manufacture oxygen at Vedanta plant?' asks SC

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government to clarify its stand on whether it is willing to take over the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi to manufacture oxygen.

SC COVID hearing: Harish Salve recuses himself as amicus curiae

23 Apr 2021

SC COVID hearing: Harish Salve recuses himself as amicus curiae

Senior advocate Harish Salve on Friday recused himself as amicus curiae in the Supreme Court's suo motu case regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

#NationalEmergency: SC asks for Centre's plan on oxygen supply, vaccination

22 Apr 2021

#NationalEmergency: SC asks for Centre's plan on oxygen supply, vaccination

The Supreme Court today took a suo motu cognizance of the devastating coronavirus crisis in the country and asked the Centre to furnish a plan about oxygen, essential drug supply, vaccination, and lockdowns.

No lockdown in five Uttar Pradesh cities, rules Supreme Court

20 Apr 2021

No lockdown in five Uttar Pradesh cities, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today put on hold the Monday order of Allahabad High Court, which directed that a lockdown must be imposed in five cities of Uttar Pradesh to control the coronavirus surge.

Over 50% SC staff contract coronavirus, judges to work remotely

12 Apr 2021

Over 50% SC staff contract coronavirus, judges to work remotely

India's ferocious second wave of coronavirus has jolted the Supreme Court, situated in Delhi, with more than 50% of the staff members testing positive.

SC dismisses Maharashtra government, Anil Deshmukh's plea against CBI probe

08 Apr 2021

SC dismisses Maharashtra government, Anil Deshmukh's plea against CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday backed a Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Maharashtra government moves SC to cancel CBI probe against Deshmukh

06 Apr 2021

Maharashtra government moves SC to cancel CBI probe against Deshmukh

Shortly after Nationalist Congress Party leader Dilip Walse Patil assumed office as the new Home Minister of Maharashtra, the state government moved the Supreme Court seeking to cancel the corruption probe against his predecessor, Anil Deshmukh.

Supreme Court puts on hold corruption case against BS Yediyurappa

05 Apr 2021

Supreme Court puts on hold corruption case against BS Yediyurappa

The Supreme Court on Monday granted relief to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa as it put on hold a case involving corruption allegations against him.

Supreme Court-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

31 Mar 2021

Supreme Court-appointed committee submits report on farm laws

The committee appointed by the Supreme Court on the three contentious farm laws has submitted its report to the top court.

Coronavirus impact: Pending cases in courts increase manifold

27 Mar 2021

Coronavirus impact: Pending cases in courts increase manifold

The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have adversely affected the functioning of the judiciary, with the number of pending cases reaching an all-time high.

SC refuses to quash FIR against Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

26 Mar 2021

SC refuses to quash FIR against Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash an FIR against Priyanka Singh, the sister of deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Supreme Court refuses stay on electoral bonds ahead of polls

26 Mar 2021

Supreme Court refuses stay on electoral bonds ahead of polls

The Supreme Court of India today refused to stay the sale of electoral bonds, saying that fresh ones can be issued from April 1, NDTV reported.

Win for Tata Sons; Supreme Court upholds Cyrus Mistry's sacking

26 Mar 2021

Win for Tata Sons; Supreme Court upholds Cyrus Mistry's sacking

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside an order of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reinstating Cyrus Mistry as the Chairperson of Tata Sons Limited.

'Irrational': Supreme Court on rules for women in the Army

25 Mar 2021

'Irrational': Supreme Court on rules for women in the Army

The medical fitness criteria for women to get Permanent Commission in the Indian Army are "arbitrary" and "irrational," the Supreme Court said today.

Landmark judgments of NV Ramana, recommended to be next CJI

24 Mar 2021

Landmark judgments of NV Ramana, recommended to be next CJI

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde on Wednesday recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor after he retires.

CJI SA Bobde recommends Justice NV Ramana as his successor

24 Mar 2021

CJI SA Bobde recommends Justice NV Ramana as his successor

The Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, has recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor, reports said on Wednesday. If confirmed, Justice Ramana will become the 48th Chief Justice of India.

Loan moratorium cannot be extended, says the Supreme Court

23 Mar 2021

Loan moratorium cannot be extended, says the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today refused to extend the six-month loan moratorium period offered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last year.

Cannot challenge HC's observations: SC tells NCB in Rhea's case

19 Mar 2021

Cannot challenge HC's observations: SC tells NCB in Rhea's case

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that it can file a plea against the order of Bombay High Court, but not argue on the observations made by the lower court.

Supreme Court sets aside 'rakhi-for-bail' order in sexual assault case

18 Mar 2021

Supreme Court sets aside 'rakhi-for-bail' order in sexual assault case

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a judgment of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in a sexual assault case wherein the accused was asked to get a "rakhi" tied by the victim to get bail.

SC hears plea on 3cr ration cards' cancellation over Aadhaar

17 Mar 2021

SC hears plea on 3cr ration cards' cancellation over Aadhaar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the central government's response on a plea regarding the cancellation of three crore ration cards for not linking them with Aadhaar cards.

Prioritizing lawyers, judges for COVID-19 vaccines discriminatory: Centre to SC

15 Mar 2021

Prioritizing lawyers, judges for COVID-19 vaccines discriminatory: Centre to SC

Giving priority to lawyers and judges in the COVID-19 vaccination drive could be discriminatory to other professions, the central government told the Supreme Court on Monday.

Supreme Court grants Amazon Prime India head protection from arrest

05 Mar 2021

Supreme Court grants Amazon Prime India head protection from arrest

The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from arrest to the India Head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit.

OTT platforms should be screened, says SC; 'even porn shown'

04 Mar 2021

OTT platforms should be screened, says SC; 'even porn shown'

The Supreme Court on Thursday called for the screening of video content on over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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.

Disagreeing with government not sedition: SC on plea against Abdullah

03 Mar 2021

Disagreeing with government not sedition: SC on plea against Abdullah

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking action against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.

Supreme Court judges, their families to be vaccinated from tomorrow

01 Mar 2021

Supreme Court judges, their families to be vaccinated from tomorrow

Starting Tuesday, judges of the Supreme Court and their families will receive COVID-19 vaccine shots.