Tushar Mehta

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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 health care workers, leading the battle against coronavirus, are paid salaries on time, something which it had said earlier as well.

CBSE Class 10 exams canceled; Class 12's can happen later

25 Jun 2020

CBSE Class 10 exams canceled; Class 12's can happen later

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, pending Class 10 and 12 examinations have been canceled, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday.

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

23 Jun 2020

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the scrapping of the pending Class XII examinations will be taken by Wednesday evening.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Coronavirus patients being treated worse than animals: Supreme Court

12 Jun 2020

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.

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.

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

28 May 2020

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.

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

25 May 2020

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.

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

15 May 2020

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.

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

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.

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.

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

18 Mar 2020

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.

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

12 Mar 2020

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

04 Mar 2020

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference

28 Feb 2020

Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi isn't big on interviews. The few ones which he has given are to people who aren't critical of his policies.

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

27 Feb 2020

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

26 Feb 2020

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

14 Feb 2020

Is there no law in country: SC asks telecom companies

The Supreme Court was mighty furious on Friday and issued show-cause notices to telecom companies over their failure to clear Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues.

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

03 Feb 2020

Nirbhaya case convicts are testing country's patience: Centre tells HC

The manner in which four death row convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case are abusing the legal system is testing the patience of the country, the Centre told Delhi High Court in a rare hearing on Sunday.

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.

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

20 Jan 2020

SC rejects Nirbhaya's rapist's claim of being minor in 2012

Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts of the horrendous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case pleaded in Supreme Court that he was a minor when the crime happened in 2012, but his plea was rejected today.

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.

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.

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

25 Nov 2019

Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution

On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up the Central and Delhi governments for not taking action against the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.

CBI charges P Chidambaram, 13 others, in INX Media case

18 Oct 2019

CBI charges P Chidambaram, 13 others, in INX Media case

Congress leader and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram was among those named in the charge-sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the INX Media case on Friday. The CBI also charged Chidambaram's son, Karti.

PMC Bank: SC dismisses petition to end cash withdrawal restrictions

18 Oct 2019

PMC Bank: SC dismisses petition to end cash withdrawal restrictions

On Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a petition filed on behalf of account holders in the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank seeking the lifting of restrictions on cash withdrawals.

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

01 Oct 2019

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

In August, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre revoked Article 370 of the constitution which rewarded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two UTs, namely J&K and Ladakh.

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

16 Sep 2019

Ensure normalcy is restored in J&K: SC directs Centre

Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover since August 5, might soon get a sigh of relief, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

Chidambaram will remain in Tihar as Delhi court junks plea

13 Sep 2019

Chidambaram will remain in Tihar as Delhi court junks plea

Refusing to give him relief of any kind, a Delhi court on Friday said that former Finance Minister P Chidambaram will stay in Tihar jail till September 19, as ordered last week.

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

12 Sep 2019

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

P Chidambaram should be given home-cooked food inside Tihar jail, his lawyer and party colleague Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti's daughter to meet her

05 Sep 2019

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti's daughter to meet her

On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed Sana Iltija Javed, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, to meet her.

Chidambaram will stay in CBI custody till September 5

03 Sep 2019

Chidambaram will stay in CBI custody till September 5

Saving P Chidambaram of the embarrassment of being sent to Tihar jail, Asia's largest prison facility, Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that the former Finance Minister will stay in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till Thursday, September 5.

Chidambaram won't be sent to Tihar jail for now

02 Sep 2019

Chidambaram won't be sent to Tihar jail for now

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram will not be sent to Tihar jail but will remain in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Supreme Court said on Monday.

Chidambaram "offers" to remain in CBI custody till September 2

30 Aug 2019

Chidambaram "offers" to remain in CBI custody till September 2

P Chidambaram, the former Union Finance Minister who is currently in CBI custody for his alleged involvement in INX Media case, made an unprecedented offer in Supreme Court on Thursday.

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

28 Aug 2019

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.