Justice DY Chandrachud and Ex-SC Justice Indu Malhotra

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Justice Chandrachud Expresses Concerns Over Only 1 Female Judge In SC

Since the Supreme Court is functioning with only one woman justice at present, apex court judge Justice DY Chandrachud has termed it "deeply worrying". Addressing virtual farewell event for Justice Indu Malhotra, whose retirement brought the female judges count to one, Justice Chandrachud called for "serious introspection" in this regard. He said India's diversity should be reflected in the "make-up of our court" as well. Justice Indu became … read-more

Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 01:15 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice, Woman Justice, Apex Court

Supreme Court of India

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SC Refuses Bail Extension To Convicts Released Over COVID-19 Outbreak

The Supreme Court on March 1 refused to extend bail to 2,674 prisoners from Delhi who were released to decongest jails, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The apex court has ceded the convicts, 15 days to surrender before the jail authorities. While prisoners contested that cells are still overpopulated, with 17,000 inmates against sanctioned 10,000, the bench maintained that it would deal with overcrowding later. However, the Court asked to… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 10:31 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, Prisoners, Covid- 19

Courtesy: Times of India

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SC To Stop Sharing Video Conferencing Links On WhatsApp From Mar 1

The Supreme Court, through a February 27 circular, has banned the use of WhatsApp to share video conference links. Owing to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, registered email ids and mobile numbers of advocates and parties will be used to share video links for court proceedings form March 1. Earlier, the Centre has introduced several modifications in the IT rules to regulate the operations of social media and OTT platforms in India… read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 02:40 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: The Supreme Court of India, IT Rules, WhatsApp, Apex Court

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Supreme Court

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In No Respite, SC Orders 100% School Fee Payment For Pandemic Period

The Supreme Court on February 8 held that parents have to pay 100% of school fees for the pandemic period. In the interim order, the apex court, however, cleared that any student’s name cannot be omitted from school rolls for non payment of fees. Also, directing that no board student will be denied permission to appear for exams, the court allowed parents to pay the dues in six installments from March 5.

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, Education, School Fees

Courtesy: News18

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SC Asks Delhi Police To Take Call Over Farmers' Tractor Rally

Citing a matter of 'law and order,’ the Supreme Court on January 18 held the Delhi Police to take a call on the farmer’s tractor rally on Republic Day. Hearing the Centre’s plea, the Apex Court said, “We are not going to tell you what to do.” Earlier, the Centre had requested the SC to restrain the proposed rally as it will disrupt the Republic Day celebrations and cause embarrassment to the nation.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Apex Court, Tractor Rally, Delhi Police, Supreme Court

Courtesy: NDTV

Supreme Court

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Filmmaker Files Plea In SC To Set Up Independent Media Tribunal

Emphasizing that instances of 'media trials' have increased, Indian film producer Nilesh Navalakha has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking to set up an independent media tribunal. The petitioner-demanded tribunal aims to hold media houses and journalists accountable for hate speeches, media trials, violation of the Right to privacy, and fake news among others. However, it also said the demand of the citizen-led tribunal does not… read-more

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 10:06 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Apex Court, Media Trials, Fake News, The Supreme Court of India

Courtesy: The Tribune

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Kerala Govt Challenges HC Order Over Number Of Sabarimala Devotees

The Kerala High Court's order to increase the number of devotees in Sabarimala Temple has been challenged by the state Chief Secretary in the Supreme court. The Kerala government in its petition stated that the increase will put a "great strain" on health officials and police amid the ongoing pandemic. Earlier, the high court on December 18 had raised the number of pilgrims allowed to 5,000 per day. 

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 - 12:56 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sabrimala Temple, Kerala, kerala high court, Apex Court

Courtesy: Times Now

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SC Bars Isolation Posters Outside Covid-19 Patient's Homes  

The Supreme Court has ordered all the states and UTs to not stick Covid-19 isolation posters outside the houses of affected patients. However, the court has directed the Disaster Management authorities to allow posters only after reviewing on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, the Apex noted that Centre has not issued any such orders. The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan has mandated the states to follow the Health Ministry's guidelines … read-more

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 01:29 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, National news, Coronavirus

Courtesy: Hindustan Times