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22 Jun 2020


Kanpur's shelter home: 57, including five pregnant girls, test COVID-positive

57 girls of a government-run shelter home in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, tested positive for coronavirus last week, turning the facility into a hotspot. Out of these 57 girls, five are pregnant and one is HIV positive.

16 Jun 2020

Mental Health

SC notice to Centre, IRDAI over insurance for mental illnesses

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent notices to the Centre and the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on a plea seeking financial cover for mental illnesses.

12 Jun 2020

Tushar Mehta

Coronavirus patients being treated worse than animals: Supreme Court

The treatment meted to coronavirus patients in some states was deplorable and worse than animals, the Supreme Court said today.

12 Jun 2020

Ashok Bhushan

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.

09 Jun 2020


Kerala-couple approached SC for repatriation; pregnant wife returns, husband dies

For Indians stranded in Dubai, 29-year-old Nithin Chandran, who hails from Kerala became a blessing. He helped those who lost their jobs or who couldn't return home due to coronavirus-induced restrictions.

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that migrant workers, stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, must be identified and sent home within 15 days.

08 Jun 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

Locked down India became disastrous for some women, who had to share the same roof with their abusers round the clock. Several reports suggested that domestic violence saw a spike after March when restrictions were enforced to contain coronavirus' spread.

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.

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.

01 Jun 2020


Airlines told to keep middle-seats vacant or give 'wrap-around gowns'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.

30 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

As he completed the first year of his second term today, May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a verbose letter to Indians, detailing the achievements of his government, and also conceding that migrant workers, artisans, craftsmen, and hawkers suffered in the recent days.

28 May 2020

Tushar Mehta

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.

27 May 2020


Migrants' crisis: Video captures toddler trying to wake dead mother

At a train station in Bihar, a toddler was seen playing with the shroud covering his mother's body in a video that has now gone viral.

26 May 2020

Ashok Bhushan

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.

25 May 2020

Bombay High Court

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.

23 May 2020


For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

In what comes as a big relief for commuters from Noida, the administration said on Friday that movement pass is not needed for those who have a valid train or flight ticket.

20 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

15 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Can't stop migrant workers from walking: SC on Aurangabad incident

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking relief for migrant workers in view of the Aurangabad incident.

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

Giving a big relief to cash-strapped factory owners, the Supreme Court on Friday junked a circular from Ministry of Home Affairs, which pressurized them to pay full wages to workers, even during the lockdown.

11 May 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass an order on the restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir, asking a special committee to look into the concerns of various petitioners.

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.

01 May 2020


In one-off special train, migrants travel from Telangana to Jharkhand

Today, nearly 40 days after coronavirus-linked lockdown started, a special train was arranged from Telangana to ferry migrant workers to Jharkhand on a special request of the former's state government.

30 Apr 2020


SC refuses to stay Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Central Vista project which aims to build a new Parliament building among other central government offices.

Movement of stranded migrant workers, students allowed under these conditions

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday allowed the movement of persons stranded in different parts of the country amid the lockdown.

27 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.

24 Apr 2020


SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

08 Apr 2020

Tushar Mehta

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.

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.

30 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed prisons across India to reduce crowding.

30 Mar 2020


SC grants extension on sale/registration deadline for BS4 vehicles

The Supreme Court of India has given an extension on the last date to sell and register outgoing BS4 vehicles.

27 Mar 2020


India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, India faces the challenges of its 21-day nationwide lockdown.

24 Mar 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

With Delhi tightening its curbs to restrict public movement and seriously discouraging gatherings, the Shaheen Bagh protest site was cleared this morning by the police, nearly 101 days after women started a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

21 Mar 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

Putting theirs and the lives of dozens at risk, the protesters of Shaheen Bagh have decided to continue their agitation tomorrow when the entire nation has been requested to follow Janata curfew to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

20 Mar 2020

Kamal Nath

Kamal v/s Kamal Nath: Before floor test, Speaker accepts resignations

In what brings nothing but bad news for Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, Speaker NP Prajapati accepted the resignations of 16 MLAs, who have been putting up in Bengaluru since March 9, late on Thursday night.

20 Mar 2020

AP Singh

With rapists' hanging, long-drawn struggle ends for Nirbhaya's mother

Seven years after they brutally raped a 23-year-old paramedical student in the National Capital, four convicts were hanged to death inside Tihar jail at 5:30 am this morning, bringing an end to a long-drawn struggle for the victim's mother, Asha Devi.

20 Mar 2020

Delhi High Court

Seven years later, Nirbhaya's rapists hanged till death in Tihar

More than seven years after they committed a crime that brought shame for the entire nation, four men — Akshay, Pawan, Vinay, and Mukesh, were hanged till death inside Delhi's Tihar prison on Friday.

19 Mar 2020

Akshay Kumar

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).

19 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Horse-trading, Governor's power discussed in Supreme Court

In what serves as a setback for the Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court remarked today that a Governor can call for a floor test even when the Assembly is not in session.

19 Mar 2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

18 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

SC seeks Centre's response on status of Omar Abdullah's release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on its intent to release former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.