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The court also observed that a “nation that cannot take care of its aged, old and infirm citizens cannot be regarded as having achieved civilisation.”(Alamy)

Elderly have the right over a house, kids only licensees: HC

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 01:39 AM IST
Article 21 of Constitution states that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty, except according to procedure established by law.
Telecom companies like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have claimed that the telecom department made arithmetical errors in calculating the pending dues and want the Supreme Court to correct it.
Telecom companies like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have claimed that the telecom department made arithmetical errors in calculating the pending dues and want the Supreme Court to correct it.

Supreme Court to deliver judgement on telcos plea on AGR calculation

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 09:15 AM IST
The court had in September last year granted telecom companies a period of 10 years to clear their pending Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues to the central government with 10% payment every year.
File photo of Supreme Court in Delhi.(HT File)
File photo of Supreme Court in Delhi.(HT File)

SC quashes part of UPA-era constitutional amendment

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 08:06 AM IST
The 97th constitutional amendment, which dealt with issues related to effective management of co-operative societies in the country, was passed by Parliament in December 2011 and had come into effect from February 15, 2012.
“Our orders have to be followed with," a bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and also comprising Justice B R Gavai said.(HT_PRINT)
“Our orders have to be followed with," a bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and also comprising Justice B R Gavai said.(HT_PRINT)

Supreme Court reserves verdict on plea about 2020 Bihar Assembly elections

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • The petition accused these political parties of not complying with a direction issued last year on February 13 by the apex court to publicise details of criminal antecedents of candidates in widely circulated newspapers, social media platforms, and their respective websites.
A petition seeking the deferment of Common Law Admission Test was filed by an NGO.(HT File Photo)
A petition seeking the deferment of Common Law Admission Test was filed by an NGO.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to postpone CLAT 2021 scheduled to be held on July 23

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2021 is held to select candidates for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in 22 National Law Universities.
The relaxations were announced by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for three days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The relaxations were announced by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for three days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Sorry state of affairs: Supreme Court on relaxation in Covid-19 curbs in Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the concessions at a press conference on July 17 in view of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) on July 21. The Supreme Court's observations came on a petition filed by Delhi-based P K D Nambiar who sought a stay on the Kerala government's decision.
One of the posters which surfaced in Delhi
One of the posters which surfaced in Delhi

Vaccine poster row: SC refuses to direct Delhi Police to not register FIRs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 03:04 PM IST
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court instead directed the petitioner to first bring to its notice the cases registered and number of people arrested for allegedly putting up the posters, which criticised prime minister Narendra Modi.
The legal conundrum reached the Supreme Court from a judgment of the Bombay high court in March this year, allowing the daughter to proceed with her petition before a family court for a declaration that the second marriage of her father was null and void since her stepmother was already married.(HT File)
The legal conundrum reached the Supreme Court from a judgment of the Bombay high court in March this year, allowing the daughter to proceed with her petition before a family court for a declaration that the second marriage of her father was null and void since her stepmother was already married.(HT File)

SC to examine if a ‘stranger’ can challenge validity of marriage

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 03:07 AM IST
At present, only the husband or the wife can maintain a challenge to a wedlock under the Family Courts Act
A protest in Kolkata against the fake vaccination scam (ANI).
A protest in Kolkata against the fake vaccination scam (ANI).

Kolkata vaccination scam: Plea filed in SC against HC order refusing CBI probe

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 10:55 PM IST
In his plea, the petitioner alleged that the Calcutta high court 'failed to appreciate' that West Bengal's agencies cannot carry out a 'fair and impartial' probe.
326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data (HT Photo)
326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data (HT Photo)

326 sedition cases filed in India from 2014 to 2019; only 6 convicted: Govt data

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Assam topped the list with 54 cases, while Jharkhand and Haryana reported 40 and 31 cases respectively, according to data shared by the Union home ministry.
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)
Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees, known as Kanwariyas, to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga waters to anoint lord Shiva lingams at Shiva Temples at their respective places. (HT Photo)

Day after SC prod, UP cancels Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid-19: Reports

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 10:15 PM IST
On Friday, the top court gave the state government time till Monday to reconsider its decision of going ahead with allowing the pilgrimage.
The Supreme Court (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

News updates from HT: PIL in SC seeks 'One Nation One Penal Code' instead of IPC

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Representative Image
Representative Image

Lawyer files PIL in SC seeking 'One Nation One Penal Code' over 'colonial' IPC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 07:23 PM IST
The PIL, filed by Ashwini Upadhyay, who is also a leader of the ruling BJP, is likely to be heard next week.
The petition before the top court claimed that the settlement between the parties was based on the forcible consent of the woman extracted by the accused.
The petition before the top court claimed that the settlement between the parties was based on the forcible consent of the woman extracted by the accused.

Woman seeks rape case revival that was quashed after accused agreed to marry her

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 05:29 PM IST
The petition, filed by the alleged victim, claimed that the accused tricked her into believing that he would marry her, while simultaneously practicing deceit in the form of creating circumstances, including a demand for dowry, which would force her to decline the marriage.
Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) told the Supreme Court that it could not give any relaxation for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) as the cut-off date to submit documents is sacrosanct.
Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) told the Supreme Court that it could not give any relaxation for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) as the cut-off date to submit documents is sacrosanct.

5 UPSC civil services aspirants back in race after SC makes an exception

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 02:05 AM IST
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020: The Supreme Court invoked its special powers under Article 142 of the Constitution for the candidates who missed the deadline to submit graduation certificate due to Covid
To ensure “fast” and “secure” communication about bail orders, the bench proposed using a new tool that is under consideration of the top court.(HT Archive)
To ensure “fast” and “secure” communication about bail orders, the bench proposed using a new tool that is under consideration of the top court.(HT Archive)

SC slams jail admin over delay in releasing convicts after bail

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 03:41 AM IST
The court took suo motu cognisance of the issue after it came to its notice that jail authorities at an Agra prison in Uttar Pradesh took four days to release 13 convicts who had been granted bail on July 8.
Right to life is paramount and religious rights are also subservient to it, Supreme Court said.
Right to life is paramount and religious rights are also subservient to it, Supreme Court said.

Right to life greater than religious right: SC on UP's Kanwar Yatra decision

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
"The health of citizens of India and right to life is paramount. All other sentiments -- be in religious-- are subservient to this basic fundamental right," the Supreme Court bench led by Justice RF Nariman observed.
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand is urging devotees to comply with the ban on this year’s Kanwar Yatra.(HT File Photo)

States mustn't allow Kanwar yatra, but make Ganga jal available: Centre in SC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 01:51 PM IST
The Supreme Court had taken suo motu cognisance of the Yogi Adityanath government's decision to allow the Kanwar yatra amid the Covid-19 pandemic
The observations of the top court came while hearing separate appeals filed by the Kerala government and the accused MLAs against a March 12 order by the Kerala high court refusing to drop charges against the legislators.(HT Archive)
The observations of the top court came while hearing separate appeals filed by the Kerala government and the accused MLAs against a March 12 order by the Kerala high court refusing to drop charges against the legislators.(HT Archive)

Move to drop charges in Kerala House fracas ‘incomprehensible’: SC

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 01:55 AM IST
Expressing its strong reservation on the conduct of the MLAs, who threw microphones, broke furniture and disrupted presentation of the budget, the bench remarked, “This is not their personal property."
A patient wears goggles during a therapy after a Covid-19 disease.(AFP)
A patient wears goggles during a therapy after a Covid-19 disease.(AFP)

News updates from HT: Long Covid has more than 200 symptoms across 10 organs

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The sedition law was meant to suppress the freedom movement and was used by the Britishers to silence Mahatma Gandhi and others, the Supreme Court noted.
The sedition law was meant to suppress the freedom movement and was used by the Britishers to silence Mahatma Gandhi and others, the Supreme Court noted.

'Was meant to suppress freedom movement': SC on sedition law

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 12:22 PM IST
The effect of Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code is that instead of one tree, the entire forest gets cut, the CJI commented, questioning the Centre whether there is any necessity of the provision after 73 years of Independence.
Supreme Court (REUTERS)
Supreme Court (REUTERS)

Supreme Court to examine if limits can be placed on HC orders in times of crisis

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:25 AM IST
In its May 21 order, the top court advised high courts not to pass orders that were incapable of being implemented.
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Kanwariyas carrying water from the Ganga River during the Kanwar Yatra ahead of Shivratri Festival, seen at GT Road near Dilshad Garden, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times File Photo)

SC ‘disturbed’ by Uttar Pradesh’s decision to hold kanwar yatra

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 01:27 AM IST
The bench of justices Rohinton F Nariman and BR Gavai observed that “the citizens of India are completely perplexed and don’t know what is going on” when different states are adopting different stance on the kanwar yatra.
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgirmmage wherein Lord Shiva devotees travel either on foot or bicycle to fetch the holy water of the Ganga from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to their village shrines. (HT Photo)
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgirmmage wherein Lord Shiva devotees travel either on foot or bicycle to fetch the holy water of the Ganga from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to their village shrines. (HT Photo)

On allowing Kanwar Yatra, Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, UP govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST
  • Uttarakhand government has decided to scrap the annual pilgrimage, with chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami mentioning that people’s lives are their “first priority”.
In 2000, the Supreme Court upheld a 1990 ruling of the Karnataka high court that struck down the Centre’s revisional powers over CBFC-approved films but gave the government the option to appeal to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).(File Photo for representational puposes)
In 2000, the Supreme Court upheld a 1990 ruling of the Karnataka high court that struck down the Centre’s revisional powers over CBFC-approved films but gave the government the option to appeal to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).(File Photo for representational puposes)

Benegal panel on Cinematograph Act proposed MHA review of films

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 06:13 AM IST
The Centre has clarified that the changes proposed don’t empower it to pass any order on its own.
 Supreme Court (File Photo) (REUTERS)
Supreme Court (File Photo) (REUTERS)

Minority schemes do not defy Hindus’ rights, Centre tells SC

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 04:32 AM IST
The schemes are not against the principles of equality as enshrined in the Constitution, the Centre said.
Centre dilly-dallying, says SC on delay in NEET-MDS counselling(ANI)
Centre dilly-dallying, says SC on delay in NEET-MDS counselling(ANI)

Centre dilly-dallying, says SC on delay in NEET-MDS counselling

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 12:23 PM IST
SC takes note of delay in counselling for NEET-MDS admissions, says Centre is dilly-dallying
Supreme Court (REUTERS)
Supreme Court (REUTERS)

‘Don’t disown kids to get elected’: SC upholds Sena leader’s removal

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 01:48 AM IST
Anita Magar was disqualified under the state’s two-child norm to run for public office.
Supreme Court.(REUTERS)
Supreme Court.(REUTERS)

SC gives govt 2 weeks to reply to petitions against sedition law

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 01:14 AM IST
One petitioner argued that its ‘vague nature’ allows section 124A to be used as a ‘political weapon’.
As of July 2,69,212 cases are pending before the SC. (REUTERS)
As of July 2,69,212 cases are pending before the SC. (REUTERS)

Write clear, short judgments that litigants can understand: SC

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 12:26 AM IST
  • The six-page postscript was added to the judgment by the three judges who felt strongly about making judgments meaningful to the common man.
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