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 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.
Raghav Chadha alleged that the water crisis in central, south, and west Delhi had been caused by Haryana supplying about 100 million gallons less water everyday. (ANI Photo)
Raghav Chadha alleged that the water crisis in central, south, and west Delhi had been caused by Haryana supplying about 100 million gallons less water everyday. (ANI Photo)

Yamuna levels at 'all-time' low, Delhi Jal Board to move SC against Haryana

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • Delhi Jal Board vice chairman Raghav Chadha said the board will move the apex court against the Haryana government for not releasing Delhi’s “legitimate share” of water.
On March 23 this year, a three-judge bench of the top court stayed all High Courts from considering any fresh petitions in connection with the OTT regulations.
On March 23 this year, a three-judge bench of the top court stayed all High Courts from considering any fresh petitions in connection with the OTT regulations.

Supreme Court dismisses govt plea against hearings on IT rules in HCs

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 01:59 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday turned down the Centre’s plea to restrain all high courts in the country from passing any order on the government’s new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, which has been challenged in multiple petitions by tech companies, digital news publishers and individual citizens
Disapproving of such orders, the top court held that it is time to reiterate that public officers should not be called to the court unnecessarily.(Reuters)
Disapproving of such orders, the top court held that it is time to reiterate that public officers should not be called to the court unnecessarily.(Reuters)

Judges must know their limits, not act like emperors: Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2021 01:39 AM IST
The bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta took a grim view that some of the high courts in the country have developed a practice of calling government officials routinely which, it said, is against public interest as many important tasks entrusted to such officials get delayed.
Representative Image
Representative Image

Transfer of pleas against new IT rules: SC to hear Centre’s petition on July 16

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 03:47 PM IST
The top court said the central government’s application, seeking transfer of petitions filed in various high courts to the apex court, will be taken up for hearing along with a pending matter related to regulating OTT content.
Highlighting that the “unfortunate violence” that broke out in north-east Delhi in February 2020 had left 53 people dead and several hundreds injured, the bench underlined that the need to go into this incident, both from a legal and social perspective, cannot be belittled.(Reuters/ File photo)
Highlighting that the “unfortunate violence” that broke out in north-east Delhi in February 2020 had left 53 people dead and several hundreds injured, the bench underlined that the need to go into this incident, both from a legal and social perspective, cannot be belittled.(Reuters/ File photo)

Facebook must appear before Delhi assembly riots panel, says Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 03:10 AM IST
The bench dismissed the petition filed jointly by Facebook and Facebook India head Ajit Mohan against the summons issued to Mohan by the Delhi assembly committee.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

News updates from HT: Peace committee can issue summons, SC tells Facebook

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 04:58 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.
Senior advocate Harish Salve is representing Facebook official in the top court.(Reuters)
Senior advocate Harish Salve is representing Facebook official in the top court.(Reuters)

SC to hear Facebook MD's plea challenging summons from Delhi assembly

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
Facebook plea challenges the September 10 and 18 last year notices issued by the committee that sought MD Ajit Mohan's presence as a witness before the panel
This the second instance of CBI investigating the alleged complicity of Haryana government officials and private builders in tainted land deals when Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the chief minister between 2005 and 2014.
This the second instance of CBI investigating the alleged complicity of Haryana government officials and private builders in tainted land deals when Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the chief minister between 2005 and 2014.

Supreme Court orders CBI investigation in Haryana land case

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 12:15 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Uday U Lalit expressed dissatisfaction with the inquiries conducted by the Haryana government, saying it was time to hand over the probe to the central agency for a thorough investigation into illegalities and the role of officials in releasing the land to Uddar Gagan.
Television journalists are seen outside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(Reuters/ File photo)
Television journalists are seen outside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.(Reuters/ File photo)

Take quick decision on appeal by life convicts: SC to UP, Bihar and Chhattisgarh

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 11:56 PM IST
NALSA got back to the top court in February this year, telling the bench that there were 1,649 prisoners languishing in prisons awaiting a decision on their requests.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a press conference on State Budget 2021-2022, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during a press conference on State Budget 2021-2022, at West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Welfare schemes get lion’s share in Mamata govt’s budget

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 09:01 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 Supreme Court has asked the expert committee to find out what are the best ways of aircraft fumigation followed by other countries.(PTI)
The Supreme Court has asked the expert committee to find out what are the best ways of aircraft fumigation followed by other countries.(PTI)

SC asks Centre to submit panel report on aircraft fumigation to prevent mosquito

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 07:45 PM IST
IndiGo Airlines, which moved the top court against the NGT imposing blanket ban on spraying insecticides and pesticides in aircraft, claimed that the mosquito menace is prevalent at airports in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, among others.
People sit after getting a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during a vaccination drive at Tagore Hall in Ahmedabad on July 6, 2021.(AFP)
People sit after getting a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during a vaccination drive at Tagore Hall in Ahmedabad on July 6, 2021.(AFP)

Inoculate inmates with mental illness first: Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 03:38 AM IST
The bench of justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah told the Centre to chalk out a plan for all states and Union territories to ensure all persons institutionalised in mental health establishments are vaccinated.
A file picture of the Supreme Court (HT Photos)
A file picture of the Supreme Court (HT Photos)

Centre seeks transfer of pleas challenging IT Rules from high courts to SC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 07:54 PM IST
In an application in the Supreme Court, the central government mentioned that pleas challenging IT Rules have been moved in high courts such as Delhi, Bombay, Madras and Kerala.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by a man, who had been awarded the life sentence by a trial court in July 2012 in the murder of a fellow villager.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea by a man, who had been awarded the life sentence by a trial court in July 2012 in the murder of a fellow villager.

'You see, but don’t observe’: SC quotes Sherlock Holmes while dismissing plea

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 07:37 PM IST
  • The Supreme Court judge quoted Sherlock Holmes when advocate Pijush Kanti Roy, who has been appointed amicus in the matter, said that during the night of the murder, all the four witnesses could not have seen the face of the petitioner as it was dark.
“This is part of political chaff, the political propaganda of a political party. If you do not like the toolkit, ignore it,” observed a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah.(Reuters)
“This is part of political chaff, the political propaganda of a political party. If you do not like the toolkit, ignore it,” observed a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah.(Reuters)

‘If you don’t like toolkit, ignore it’: SC junks plea for probe

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2021 06:33 AM IST
The controversy over a toolkit erupted in May when Bharatiya Janata Party leaders tweeted a copy of the document, which the party said, was prepared by the Congress to build a biased narrative against the Narendra Modi government for its handling of Covid and the Central Vista project.
“What’s going on? It is terrible...shocking. It is distressing,” remarked the Supreme Court of India bench.(HT Photo)
“What’s going on? It is terrible...shocking. It is distressing,” remarked the Supreme Court of India bench.(HT Photo)

‘Shocking’: SC slams use of quashed IT law

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 11:38 PM IST
The court was informed that there were 229 cases pending in 11 states when the Supreme Court in April 2015 struck down much-abused Section 66A of the IT Act, which authorised police to arrest people for social media posts construed “offensive” or “menacing”.
The petition was filed before the Supreme Court against a March 12, 2021 order of the Kerala High Court. (HT Photo)
The petition was filed before the Supreme Court against a March 12, 2021 order of the Kerala High Court. (HT Photo)

Concern over indecency of MPs and MLAs in Parliament, assemblies: SC

ANI | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Shanza Khan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 10:15 PM IST
On Monday, the Supreme Court conveyed its concern over the misconduct of MPs and MLAs during the assembly and notifies that such behaviour is unacceptable.
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act

News updates from HT: SC 'shocked' at use of Section 66A despite being scrapped

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

‘Amazing, shocking’: SC on use of Section 66A despite being struck down

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre giving it two weeks to respond on the issue of Section 66A.
The Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court.

Supreme Court notice to Centre on MDS counseling delay

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2021 08:23 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre to inform about the schedule for counseling to fill up Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats after the MDS eligibility test was conducted in December last year.
General (retired) VK Singh (File Photo)
General (retired) VK Singh (File Photo)

SC dismisses PIL seeking VK Singh’s removal for comments on China border row

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramana while dismissing the PIL said, “If the minister has done something inappropriate, it is for the Prime Minister to act."
The dental doctors, having Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, had appeared in the (NEET)-MDS conducted on December 16 last year by the NBE for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery (MDS) course.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
The dental doctors, having Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, had appeared in the (NEET)-MDS conducted on December 16 last year by the NBE for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery (MDS) course.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

NEET MDS admission: SC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking early counselling

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 03:42 PM IST
NEET MDS admission: SC seeks responses from the Centre and others on a plea filed by nine BDS doctors seeking a direction to MCC to release counselling dates at the earliest for the NEET-MDS admissions.
On Thursday, the bench took up the Delhi Police’s petition challenging the high court order.(Reuters)
On Thursday, the bench took up the Delhi Police’s petition challenging the high court order.(Reuters)

SC strikes down cops’ appeal in ‘assault’ case

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 02:58 AM IST
The bench emphasised that an investigating agency was duty-bound to be fair also to the accused and was obligated to share everything that was crucial for a fair trial.
Supreme Court (REUTERS)
Supreme Court (REUTERS)

SC rejects Centre’s plea to review backward class list ruling

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 11:36 PM IST
A five-judge bench, headed by justice Ashok Bhushan, held that there were not sufficient grounds to entertain the review petition filed by the Centre in May.
The bench has not made any comment on inclusion of Covid-19 under the national insurance scheme.(Reuters file photo)
The bench has not made any comment on inclusion of Covid-19 under the national insurance scheme.(Reuters file photo)

SC refrains from directing Centre to include Covid cover under insurance scheme

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Even as it directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to frame a scheme to pay ex-gratia for families of those who died due to Covid-19, the top court did not opine on whether the Centre should consider including the coronavirus pandemic for risk insurance coverage against natural disasters in the country.
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