Signifying the "citizen's right to criticise or comment upon government measures", the Editors Guild of India appreciated the judgement of SC against journalist Vinod Dua's sedition case. Every journalist is entitled to protection specified under the Supreme Court’s 1962 judgment, said a bench of justice. “The Guild demands repeal of these draconian and antiquated laws that find no space in any modern liberal democracy,” the scribe body… read-more
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The Supreme Court on May 31 asked the central government to come up with a decision on CBSE Class 12 exams by June 3. Besides, the court has asked the authorities to give "good reasons" if they want to hold the examination this year. The double-judge bench was hearing to a petition filed by advocate Mamta Sharma wherein she requested for the cancellation of board examination due to the pandemic.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
The UP government on May 29 launched the Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojna for the children who lost the bread earner, or both their parents to COVID-19. The government will provide Rs 4,000/month financial support to the child’s guardian until they attain adulthood. However, the government will send the children with no guardians to children’s homes. The announcement came after SC directed to identify and provide relief… read-more
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Taking up the Bengal post-poll violence case, the Supreme Court on May 25 sought responses from the state government and police. Demanding counter affidavits from aforementioned over their alleged inaction in curbing the violence, the court scheduled next hearing in second week of June. While the petitioner alleged the police for protecting TMC workers, its counsel requested the court to make NCW, NHRC and NCPCR party to the petition.
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The e-Court services mobile application which has over 57 lakh downloads is now available in 14 Indian languages, said Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter on May 24. The 14 languages offered are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Available for free of cost, the mobile app is useful in finding case details at any time. ‘This… read-more
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The Supreme Court on May 22 observed that the "Ram Bharose" order of the Allahabad High Court regarding the COVID-19 management in UP was non-implementable and stayed its execution. Earlier, the high court had given the order while hearing petitions regarding COVID healthcare system in the state. The apex court stated that the high court must refrain from issuing non-implementable directions and look into the possible things.
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Citing that there is a "conspiracy to frame him", former Commissioner of Mumbai Police Param Bir Singh has appealed the Supreme Court to transfer all the cases against him to another state. He also claimed of being threatened with multiple "internal enquiries" for making allegations of corruption and extortion against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Earlier, Singh's allegations had resulted into a CBI probe against Deshmukh.… read-more
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Chemical and Fertilizers minister DV Sadananda Gowda vented out his frustration when asked about the pertaining vaccine shortage in India. Talking to reporters on May 13, he said, "I want to ask you, if the court says tomorrow that you have to give this much (vaccine), if it has not been produced, should we hang ourselves?" He also discarded allegations of political motives and assured of improvement in the situation.
Justice DY Chandrachud, head of the Supreme Court's COVID management bench, has tested positive for coronavirus, causing the hearing over proper distribution of medical services to be deferred. The three-judge bench, comprising Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice S Ravindra Bhat besides Justice Chandrachud, said the matters will now be discussed on a fresh date. Sources said Justice Chandrachud is currently under isolation with mild fever but… read-more
The Centre has submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court against any "judicial interference" regarding differential pricing, shortage of doses and slow rollout of vaccines. The affidavit read that "Overzealous, though well-meaning" judicial intervention can cause "unintended consequences" in the vaccination drive. About the vaccines prices, the Centre said, "Pricing of vaccines is not only reasonable but uniform across the country (after)… read-more