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On June 11 last year, the top court had sought a response from the state government on two petitions seeking separate probe by the CBI and the NIA into the alleged lynching.(HT Photo)

SC asks Maharashtra Police to place fresh charge sheet on record in Palghar case

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:33 PM IST
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy was informed by the counsel for the Maharashtra government that a second supplementary charge sheet has been filed in the case.
The top court had earlier asked the CBI to come up with very strong grounds against the discharge of Vijayan and two others in the SNC Lavalin graft case.(HT Photo)
The top court had earlier asked the CBI to come up with very strong grounds against the discharge of Vijayan and two others in the SNC Lavalin graft case.(HT Photo)

SC adjourns hearing on CBI plea against discharge of Kerala CM in graft case

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:19 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit deferred the matter to April 6 after Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the CBI, sought adjournment in the matter.
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.

SC panel on farm laws holds consultations with agri-professionals, academicians

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:31 PM IST
In a statement, the committee said it held a detailed discussion with academicians and professionals on Monday through video conferencing.
In a separate petition, Sanjay Singh has also challenged the January 21 order of the Allahabad High Court which refused to quash the FIR in Lucknow.(PTI)
In a separate petition, Sanjay Singh has also challenged the January 21 order of the Allahabad High Court which refused to quash the FIR in Lucknow.(PTI)

SC grants protection to AAP leader Sanjay Singh in alleged hate speech cases

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 12:22 PM IST
However, the court said that UP Police is not precluded from seeking sanction to prosecute him from Rajya Sabha Chairperson in the cases.
In his petition, Mohan claimed the summons required him to appear and make a statement on oath with regard to the Delhi riots.(Reuters)
In his petition, Mohan claimed the summons required him to appear and make a statement on oath with regard to the Delhi riots.(Reuters)

Any ‘senior, responsible’ Facebook staff can appear before Delhi panel, SC told

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 04:05 AM IST
Facebook vice president Ajit Mohan has been summoned by the Committee to answer questions over whether the social media company’s content and how it was moderated played any role in the February 2020 communal riots in the Capital.
According to the report filed in February last year but made public on Wednesday, a tree is worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>74,500 a year.(PTI)
According to the report filed in February last year but made public on Wednesday, a tree is worth 74,500 a year.(PTI)

What’s the value of a tree? Age multiplied by 74.5k: SC panel

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:00 AM IST
The five-member committee of experts added that a heritage tree with a lifespan of well over 100 years could be valued at more than 1 crore.
Net Present Value is the upfront payment made by various infrastructure projects for the loss of forests and its ecosystem services, and is used for various conservation efforts by the ministry.(HT Photo)
Net Present Value is the upfront payment made by various infrastructure projects for the loss of forests and its ecosystem services, and is used for various conservation efforts by the ministry.(HT Photo)

Government may tweak policy for infra projects in forest areas

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 05:37 AM IST
In 2002, SC had directed that infrastructure projects pay NPV for the forest loss while hearing the TN Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs. Union of India case related to forests.
"We also read the Prime Minister’s statement on the incident that the law will take its own course,” the CJI observed.(HT Photo)
"We also read the Prime Minister’s statement on the incident that the law will take its own course,” the CJI observed.(HT Photo)

SC refuses to order probe into violence during tractor rally

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:42 AM IST
An SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde declined to entertain a bunch of three petitions that demanded an investigation either by a committee under a retired Supreme Court judge or by an agency such as the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Upadhyay had earlier raised the issue before the Delhi high court in August 2019.(HT File Photo)
Upadhyay had earlier raised the issue before the Delhi high court in August 2019.(HT File Photo)

SC notice on petition to transfer cases from HCs

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:57 AM IST
The notice was issued based on a petition filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who claimed that the present legal framework allowing girls and boys to marry at the age of 18 and 21, respectively, aggravates the gender inequality that exists within a marital relationship.
This was stated by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) in an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court.(AP)
This was stated by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) in an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court.(AP)

States will file regular reports on polluting vehicles: Centre to SC

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:43 AM IST
The reports should be submitted every two months to the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas, the body set up by the Union government.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Franklin Templeton to disburse <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9,122 crore to the unitholders of the six schemes shut in April within 20 days.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Franklin Templeton to disburse 9,122 crore to the unitholders of the six schemes shut in April within 20 days.(HT Photo)

SC tells Franklin Templeton to pay investors 9,122cr

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:57 AM IST
The apex court bench directed the mutual fund house to release the funds within 20 days.
According to the law, people sentenced to life imprisonment are supposed to be inside the prison until they die.(HT File Photo)
According to the law, people sentenced to life imprisonment are supposed to be inside the prison until they die.(HT File Photo)

Fix timeline for call on pleas by life convicts: SC

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Contemplating a uniform policy across the country, the top court said that there must be a regime in place to ensure that convicts undergoing a life term are apprised of their legal right to seek remission after completing 14 years behind bars.
The bench, which also included Justices Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat, jointly heard the EPFO’s review petition and the appeal filed by the Central government on Friday last week.(HT Photo)
The bench, which also included Justices Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat, jointly heard the EPFO’s review petition and the appeal filed by the Central government on Friday last week.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court recalls 2019 order on employee pension

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:06 AM IST
An SC bench, headed by Justice Uday U Lalit, allowed the review petitions filed by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and decided to reconsider the previous order that permitted grant of Provident Fund pension proportionate to the salary.
Supreme Court (SC) collegium, in an unprecedented step, has withdrawn its proposal to make Justice Ganediwala a permanent judge in the high court.(PTI)
Supreme Court (SC) collegium, in an unprecedented step, has withdrawn its proposal to make Justice Ganediwala a permanent judge in the high court.(PTI)

Collegium recalls nod for permanent posting

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:59 AM IST
Justice Ganediwala’s fate hangs in the balance since her tenure as an additional judge ends on February 12, and if the SC collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, decides not to extend her term as an additional judge, she will cease to be a judge.
Earlier this month WhatsApp had introduced its privacy policy mandating its users to accept its terms and conditions.(Bloomberg)
Earlier this month WhatsApp had introduced its privacy policy mandating its users to accept its terms and conditions.(Bloomberg)

Plea moved in Supreme Court seeking stay on WhatsApp privacy policy updates

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:16 PM IST
The plea stated that the 2021 Policy of WhatsApp is highly invasive and has been unilaterally forced upon Indian internet users.
The first hearing that was live streamed on Monday was a plea seeking relief for admission to medical colleges through NEET for students who had not taken the Class 12 exam from Gujarat.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The first hearing that was live streamed on Monday was a plea seeking relief for admission to medical colleges through NEET for students who had not taken the Class 12 exam from Gujarat.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gujarat HC starts live streaming of proceedings

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:49 AM IST
Proceedings were live on the YouTube link — provided on the Gujarat HC website — for over five hours and about half-a-dozen cases were heard. Around 68,324 viewers watched the channel on Monday.
The IRDA recently passed a circular to withdraw the mandatory long-term vehicle insurance for new vehicles.(Shutterstock)
The IRDA recently passed a circular to withdraw the mandatory long-term vehicle insurance for new vehicles.(Shutterstock)

New vehicle insurance rules - Cars and bikes are now less expensive

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:26 AM IST
The IRDA recently issued a circular to withdraw the long-term insurance for both cars and bikes that came into effect from August 1, 2020. Consequently, cars and bikes will become cheaper. Read on to know more.

SC tells CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining exams and allot marks on basis of internal assessment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The Supreme Court of India has asked CBSE to consider scrapping of remaining papers of Board exam and to allot marks on basis of internal assessment.
A mischievous piece of fake news nearly triggered a clash between migrant workers and the Mumbai police. This is dangerous(AP)
A mischievous piece of fake news nearly triggered a clash between migrant workers and the Mumbai police. This is dangerous(AP)

Curbing fake news doesn’t impinge on press freedom, writes Prakash Javadekar

By Prakash Javadekar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Rumours are spread widely as news, with dangerous consequences. The government is committed to battling it
A lawyer covers his face with protective mask to prevent himself from coronavirus spread at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A lawyer covers his face with protective mask to prevent himself from coronavirus spread at Supreme Court, in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court exempts lawyers from wearing coats, gowns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 11:57 PM IST
Officials said a circular issued in this regard has been implemented with an immediate effect and the exemption will remain in force till the medical exigency exists.
Courts and law firms in India should now look inwards, and accept the inequality in the profession(ISTOCKPHOTO)
Courts and law firms in India should now look inwards, and accept the inequality in the profession(ISTOCKPHOTO)

The legal profession must ensure gender balance| Analysis

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Introduce flexible hours and crèches in courts and law firms. Address the pay gap. Honour women role models
In the absence of a policy on orphan diseases, patients have been forced to knock on the doors of the courts(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
In the absence of a policy on orphan diseases, patients have been forced to knock on the doors of the courts(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Should the State pay for treatment of rare diseases?

By Shyel Trehan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Treatments for rare diseases are often not developed, because pharma companies aren’t able to recover research and development costs, and when treatments are developed, they are extremely expensive
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)

PGIMER admn tells doctors to refrain from going on strikes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Fresh directions issued to all department heads, citing the health ministry’s orders
The answer key of Written exam for the post of Personal Assistant (PA) and Senior Personal Assistant (SPA) has been released on the official website of the Supreme Court of India.(sci.gov.in)
The answer key of Written exam for the post of Personal Assistant (PA) and Senior Personal Assistant (SPA) has been released on the official website of the Supreme Court of India.(sci.gov.in)

Supreme Court Recruitment 2019: SCI Personal Assistant exam answer key released at sci.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 04:48 PM IST
SCI Personal Assistant exam answer key 2019: The answer key of Written exam for the post of Personal Assistant (PA) and Senior Personal Assistant (SPA) has been released on the official website of the Supreme Court of India.
Nifty, Sensex end higher as banks surge(REUTERS)
Nifty, Sensex end higher as banks surge(REUTERS)

Nifty, Sensex end higher as banks surge; telecom stocks jump on price hike plan

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 04:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court of India on Friday cleared the path for steelmaker ArcelorMittal SA to take over bankrupt Essar Steel, and the judgment comes as a big reprieve for banks which are struggling with bad loans worth $140 billion.
Jaishankar also said it is in the interest of both India and China to have good relations and build a more inclusive world.(AP photo)
Jaishankar also said it is in the interest of both India and China to have good relations and build a more inclusive world.(AP photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pak should show ‘real willingness to cooperate’ in tackling terrorism, says Jaishankar and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 05:13 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Sunanda Vashisht, a writer and Kashmiri Pandit, turned out to be India’s best defence at the hearing.(Twitter/ANI Digital)
Sunanda Vashisht, a writer and Kashmiri Pandit, turned out to be India’s best defence at the hearing.(Twitter/ANI Digital)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 PM: ‘This is a lopsided panel,’ Kashmiri writer’s barb at US Congress hits home and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Gogoi, Khanwilkar, and Malhotra gave a majority verdict keeping pending the pleas seeking a review of the September 2018 verdict. Nariman and Chandrachud gave a dissenting view.(HT photo)
Gogoi, Khanwilkar, and Malhotra gave a majority verdict keeping pending the pleas seeking a review of the September 2018 verdict. Nariman and Chandrachud gave a dissenting view.(HT photo)

Only 2 judges back Sabarimala verdict, other 3 ask larger bench to review

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The seven-judge bench will re-examine the Sabarimala issue as well as that related to the entry of women in mosques, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among Dawoodi Bohras and the denial of access to fire temples for Parsi women, who marry outside the community.
Rebel Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs join BJP in presence of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Rebel Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs join BJP in presence of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: 13 rebel Karnataka MLAs are now BJP candidates in bypolls and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Union law minister also alleged Rahul Gandhi had lied in Parliament that French President Emmanuel Macron had allowed him to disclose details of the deal.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)
The Union law minister also alleged Rahul Gandhi had lied in Parliament that French President Emmanuel Macron had allowed him to disclose details of the deal.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)

Congress campaign over Rafale deal doubtful, Rahul Gandhi must apologise: BJP

Hindustan Time, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:05 PM IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to close a contempt case filed against Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that attributed his political slogan over the Rafale deal to the judges of the top court.
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