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According to Union health ministry data, 3,98,454 people have died due to Covid since the first death was reported in Karnataka in March last year.(File photo)

Death within 3 mths of testing +ve to count as Covid fatality, says SC

By Utkarsh Anand and Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah has repeatedly observed through the proceedings that persons affected by Covid-19 can die due to other complications.
The Centre’s affidavit also stated that the ex-gratia amount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4 lakh cannot be paid for Covid deaths as it is beyond fiscal affordability, and the finances of central and state govts are under severe strain.(HT file photo)
The Centre’s affidavit also stated that the ex-gratia amount of 4 lakh cannot be paid for Covid deaths as it is beyond fiscal affordability, and the finances of central and state govts are under severe strain.(HT file photo)

Must give ex-gratia to Covid-19 victims, says Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah, however, clarified that the amount of ex-gratia cannot be fixed by the court, and that the Centre and NDMA should determine the quantum after taking into account their policies and other relief and mitigation measures already put in place.
On his part, justice Bhushan said he was proud to have been a part of the Supreme Court.(PTI file photo)
On his part, justice Bhushan said he was proud to have been a part of the Supreme Court.(PTI file photo)

Justice Ashok Bhushan bids adieu to Supreme court after eventful tenure

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 12:54 AM IST
Justice Bhushan is due to retire on July 4. However, Wednesday was the last day when he sat on the bench since he had to leave the city to perform funeral ceremonies for his mother, who passed away on June 22 in Prayagraj.
Nearly 3.74 lakh students have registered for the chartered accountancy (CA) examinations beginning July 5.(File)
Nearly 3.74 lakh students have registered for the chartered accountancy (CA) examinations beginning July 5.(File)

ICIA CA Exam 2021: Supreme Court modifies opt-out scheme

PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • SC directs ICAI to provide opt out facility to candidates whose centre is changed at the last minute even if the change of centre happens within a city.
Shortly after the nationwide lockdown was imposed in 2020, hundreds of thousands of migrants spilled out on the to the highways, walking and cycling hundreds of kilometres back to their homes in the hinterlands.(PTI file photo )
Shortly after the nationwide lockdown was imposed in 2020, hundreds of thousands of migrants spilled out on the to the highways, walking and cycling hundreds of kilometres back to their homes in the hinterlands.(PTI file photo )

Govt apathy to migrants unpardonable, says Supreme Court

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 06:07 AM IST
The bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah also ordered all states and Union territories to implement the “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme by July 31 to help beneficiaries, especially migrant workers, to avail of subsidised food commodities from anywhere in the country.
Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, who lives in Bengaluru in Karnataka was asked by UP Police on June 17 to join the probe.(Reuters)
Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, who lives in Bengaluru in Karnataka was asked by UP Police on June 17 to join the probe.(Reuters)

UP Police move SC against Karnataka HC relief to Twitter India MD

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 11:27 PM IST
Law officers assisting the UP Police were tight-lipped about the contents of the appeal but hinted that the matter will be mentioned for urgent listing before the top court.
“If Covid-19 was of concern, how would one project alone be the concern of the petitioners,” a three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said.(PTI)
“If Covid-19 was of concern, how would one project alone be the concern of the petitioners,” a three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said.(PTI)

Delhi: SC dismisses plea against work on Central Vista redevelopment

By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 04:02 AM IST
The top court echoed the high court’s 31 May order that described the petition by Anya Malhotra, a translator, and Sohail Hashmi, a historian and documentary filmmaker as “motivated” since the plea did not raise objections about construction at other sites.
Redevelopment of Central vista project uunderway at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Redevelopment of Central vista project uunderway at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to stay HC order which allowed Central Vista work to go on

Reported by Abraham Thomas | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 12:21 PM IST
The three-judge bench of the top court led by Justice AM Khanwilkar further stated that the petitioner should not have pursued the PIL before the high court further.
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

Implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' by July 31: SC tells States

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The 'One Nation, One Ration Card' programme is a national platform that digitises ration cards, details of beneficiaries, the monthly quota of ration under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013
ICAI CA Exam 2021: Supreme Court to hear petition today(HT file)
ICAI CA Exam 2021: Supreme Court to hear petition today(HT file)

ICAI CA Exam 2021: Supreme Court to hear petition today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 11:34 AM IST
ICSI CA Exam 2021 hearing in Supreme Court today regarding postponement, extra chance, opt-out options.
Owing to the current Covid-19 situation, both CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams have been cancelled and a separate evaluation criteria was later framed by the Board.( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Owing to the current Covid-19 situation, both CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams have been cancelled and a separate evaluation criteria was later framed by the Board.( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Judge recuses from hearing plea on rationale document for CBSE Class 10 results

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • The plea, which was filed by ‘Justice for All’ called for the publishing of the rationale document to bring transparency, and also to enable students to access the assessment criteria of the CBSE Class 10 results and raise grievances with the board well in time
A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar decided to take up the matter on Tuesday as ICAI informed the Court about a note it had circulated expressing its stand on the separate petitions filed by Satya Narain Perumal, Anubha Shrivastava Sahai and third by a group of CA aspirants.(File)
A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar decided to take up the matter on Tuesday as ICAI informed the Court about a note it had circulated expressing its stand on the separate petitions filed by Satya Narain Perumal, Anubha Shrivastava Sahai and third by a group of CA aspirants.(File)

ICAI CA Exam 2021 hearing: Supreme Court adjourns matter to June 29

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • SC asked ICAI to respond by Tuesday on suggestions made by pleas in three separate writ petitions demanding moderation in the SOPs issued for the July 5 examination.
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin. (Reuters file photo)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin. (Reuters file photo)

Took back charge of vaccine drive on states’ request: Centre

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2021 02:29 AM IST
The Centre’s affidavit has maintained that the option was made available to states and Union Territories to expand their vaccination drives to 18-44 age group on the states’ own requests even as the Union government kept providing free vaccines to the states for those above 45.
On June 21, the court reserved orders on the petitions while giving the Centre time to file written submissions on the questions raised in Gaurav Bansal’s PIL. (Reuters file photo)
On June 21, the court reserved orders on the petitions while giving the Centre time to file written submissions on the questions raised in Gaurav Bansal’s PIL. (Reuters file photo)

No insurance provision for Covid-19 cover: Centre

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2021 04:53 AM IST
In a written submission before the Supreme Court, filed on Saturday in response to a public interest litigation by advocate Gaurav Bansal for payment of ex-gratia amount of 4 lakh for every Covid-19 death, the Centre reiterated that the finance commission, in October 2020, recommended against including the pandemic as a disaster for providing monetary relief.
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

Have cancelled Class 12 board exam, will declare results by July 31: AP tells SC

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has cancelled Class 12 examination which was to be conducted by the state board and would declare results of internal assessment by July 31.
Health workers carrying oxygen cylinders from a store in a hospital in Shimla during second Covid-19 wave. (Deepak Sansta/HT file)
Health workers carrying oxygen cylinders from a store in a hospital in Shimla during second Covid-19 wave. (Deepak Sansta/HT file)

Task force proposes formula to determine oxygen need during Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 05:08 PM IST
The 12-member National Task Force (NTF), which was set up by the Supreme Court, has submitted its report to the top court.
Supreme Court(HT file)
Supreme Court(HT file)

Narada case: Top court asks Bengal CM, law minister to file fresh pleas at HC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The Supreme Court asked the Calcutta high court to first decide the application and then proceed with the merits of the case.
The Supreme Court dismissed the Andhra government's affidavit on Thursday, saying it is not convinced of the precautionary measures suggested by the state.(Reuters)
The Supreme Court dismissed the Andhra government's affidavit on Thursday, saying it is not convinced of the precautionary measures suggested by the state.(Reuters)

Andhra cancels Class 12 exam after apex court’s warning

PTI | , Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 04:06 AM IST
State education minister A Suresh said decision to cancel the exams was taken as it was difficult to adhere to the SC’s July 31 deadline to complete the process.
Board Exams 2021: SC directs state boards to declare results by July 31
Board Exams 2021: SC directs state boards to declare results by July 31

Board Exams 2021: SC directs state boards to declare results by July 31

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:52 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the state boards to declare internal assessment results of Class 12 examination by July 31, making it clear that there can't be a "fit-all" scheme and each board was autonomous and free to formulate its own evaluation method for students.
The Supreme Court was hearing a PIL seeking cancellation of Class 12 exam.(Reuters File Photo)
The Supreme Court was hearing a PIL seeking cancellation of Class 12 exam.(Reuters File Photo)

As Andhra Pradesh insists on holding Class 12 exam, a warning from Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 12:28 PM IST
The Supreme Court asked Andhra Pradesh government to produce by Friday all details about logistics, staff and safety protocols as it was not convinced by the state’s confidence to hold the examination.
Class 12 Board Exams 2021: SC directs AP govt to have concrete plan for exams
Class 12 Board Exams 2021: SC directs AP govt to have concrete plan for exams

Class 12 Board Exams 2021: SC directs AP govt to have concrete plan for exams

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 12:08 PM IST
SC tells Andhra Pradesh government to come up with concrete plan to conduct Class 12 board exams 2021 in today's hearing.
In less than a week, two Supreme Court judges hailing from Kolkata have now withdrawn themselves from two politically sensitive cases involving the state government.(Reuters)
In less than a week, two Supreme Court judges hailing from Kolkata have now withdrawn themselves from two politically sensitive cases involving the state government.(Reuters)

Now, SC judge recuses from hearing pleas in Narada case

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 02:11 AM IST
On June 18, justice Indira Banerjee expressed “personal difficulties” in taking up a clutch of petitions related to post-poll violence in the state. Judges are not obligated to give reasons while opting out of hearing cases.
The court observed on Tuesday that any attempt to reverse the decision of the boards will create uncertainty in the minds of students.(Reuters)
The court observed on Tuesday that any attempt to reverse the decision of the boards will create uncertainty in the minds of students.(Reuters)

CBSE Class 12 evaluation scheme ‘fair’ and ‘reasonable’: SC

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 02:52 AM IST
A bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said, “We find no reason to interfere with the CBSE, CISCE schemes as there are other students supporting this. We find it fair and reasonable as it takes into account all sets of students and is in the larger public interest.”
CBSE, CISCE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria: SC on assessment method today
CBSE, CISCE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria: SC on assessment method today

CBSE 12th compartment: SC rejects plea seeking exam cancellation

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Supreme Court has heard the plea regarding the evaluation criteria and CBSE Compartment exam cancellation on June 22, 2021. A special bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari heard the petition today and has dismissed the plea seeking cancellation of exams.
Justice Gupta has now requested chief justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana to see if another bench can take up the matter for hearing today.(HT Archive)
Justice Gupta has now requested chief justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana to see if another bench can take up the matter for hearing today.(HT Archive)

News updates from HT: SC judge recuses himself from hearing Bengal CM's petition

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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The court failed to find any document issued after March 2020 where ex-gratia payments to Covid-19 deceased was considered.(HT File Photo)
The court failed to find any document issued after March 2020 where ex-gratia payments to Covid-19 deceased was considered.(HT File Photo)

SC questions Centre on ex-gratia payouts

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:51 AM IST
Can’t there be any uniform standards for compensation? Otherwise, there will be heartburn that somebody has got, and somebody has not, the Supreme Court said.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference in Siliguri on April 10, 2021. (AFP)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference in Siliguri on April 10, 2021. (AFP)

Mamata moves SC, accuses CBI of making false allegations in Narada case

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Mamata has accused the CBI of making made “false allegations” about her sitting in protest outside CBI’s Kolkata office after the arrest of two Trinamool Congress ministers and a prominent MLA on May 17 in connection with the 2016 Narada case.
The top court's vacation bench completed hearing the case on Monday but reserved its verdict. (HT File)
The top court's vacation bench completed hearing the case on Monday but reserved its verdict. (HT File)

Will Centre provide 4 lakh to kin of Covid-19 victims? SC reserves verdict

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 01:17 PM IST
The central government had told the apex court a day ago that the families of every Covid-19 victim cannot be paid the required compensation as it will put a huge financial burden on resources that are already overstretched.
The government has faced criticism over the official Covid death count, with many alleging discrepancy in data(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo for representation)
The government has faced criticism over the official Covid death count, with many alleging discrepancy in data(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo for representation)

Covid fatalities to be counted as such despite comorbidities: Centre

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 04:47 AM IST
  • In its submission on June 19, the government said that a Covid-19 death must be certified as such and any lapse in that will invite penal action, even on the certifying doctor
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