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Uday Samant, Maharashtra higher and technical education minister.(HT file)

Final year varsity exams may be held in October: Maharashtra minister Uday Samant

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Of them, Amravati University and Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) have suggested holding of examinations and declaring of results by November 10, said Samant, who heads Higher and Technical Education department.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in his chamber at the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in his chamber at the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Watershed moment for freedom of speech’: Prashant Bhushan on SC verdict. Read full statement here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Bhushan was held guilty by the apex court for criminal contempt of court on August 14 over his tweets against the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of India SA Bobde.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Tweets not intended to disrespect Supreme Court, judiciary’: Prashant Bhushan after verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan was found guilty of the contempt by the Supreme Court for his two tweets which the court said were against the judiciary. He plans to file a review against the judgement.
“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)
“My lawyer & senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan contributed 1 Re immediately after the contempt judgement today which I gratefully accepted,” Bhushan tweeted.(Photo: pbhushan1/ Twitter)

‘I gratefully accept Supreme Court verdict’, says Prashant Bhushan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The apex court on Monday imposed a fine of Re 1 on activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan for criminal contempt of court for his tweets against the apex court and Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde.
The ruling came on a plea by doctors from Kerala, Maharashtra and Haryana who said granting reservation benefits would encourage those working in government hospitals and in rural areas.(HT File Photo)
The ruling came on a plea by doctors from Kerala, Maharashtra and Haryana who said granting reservation benefits would encourage those working in government hospitals and in rural areas.(HT File Photo)

States can allow reservations for in-service candidates in PG medical courses: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:58 PM IST
States, the Supreme Court held, can frame regulations for separate entry for in-service candidates to post-graduate medical courses.
Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

SC allows states to grant benefit of reservation to in-service doctors in PG courses

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:01 PM IST
A five-judge Constitution bench held that MCI regulation that barred such reservation has held unconstitutional and arbitrary. It said states to formulate a scheme for rural/remote service by in-service doctors after completing PG degree.
The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)
The top court had on August 14 found Prashant Bhushan guilty for putting out the two tweets.(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1. Here’s what it said

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The case took 40 days to reach a conclusion from the date of its first hearing. It was registered on July 9 and the first hearing in the matter was held on July 22.
Prashant Bhushan.(REUTERS)
Prashant Bhushan.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court imposes Re 1 fine on Prashant Bhushan for contempt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:21 PM IST
According to the Contempt of Courts Act, the offence of criminal contempt carries a punishment of up to six months in prison or a fine up to Rs 2,000 or both
The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)
The Supreme Court has held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.(Reuters File Photo)

Prashant Bhushan should pay Re 1 or go to jail for 3 months: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Prashant Bhushan case verdict : The activist-lawyer will face three months of imprisonment and will be barred from practising for three years of he fails to pay the fine of Re 1 by September 15, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Vijay Mallya had filed review to consider an affidavit claiming this amount was not part of his assets.(REUTERS)
Vijay Mallya had filed review to consider an affidavit claiming this amount was not part of his assets.(REUTERS)

Supreme Court dismisses Vijay Mallya’s review plea against 2017 contempt verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Vijay Mallya was found guilty by the apex court on May 9, 2017 for transferring USD 40 million received from Diageo into the accounts of his children.
The Supreme Court in its May 2017 order had asked the Centre to produce Vijay Mallya before the court to decide on the punishment to be handed down to him for contempt of court.(AP)
The Supreme Court in its May 2017 order had asked the Centre to produce Vijay Mallya before the court to decide on the punishment to be handed down to him for contempt of court.(AP)

SC order today on Vijay Mallya’s review plea against 2017 contempt verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:26 AM IST
When the case came up for hearing in June 2020, the top court had sought an explanation from its registry officials regarding the undue delay in listing the review petition
Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)
Prashant Bhushan.(PTI)

How Prashant Bhushan criminal contempt case progressed in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:54 AM IST
On August 14, the SC had found Bhushan guilty for putting out two tweets criticising the apex court and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde
Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde (PTi)
Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde (PTi)

NEET, JEE mains 2020: Student requests CJI Bobde to postpone exams

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:36 AM IST
NEET, JEE mains 2020: As he is a minor, Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava provided him with the required assistance, after the 17-year-old JEE aspirant requested him to submit his letter to the CJI.
Vijay Mallya, who is an accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore, is presently in the United Kingdom.(AP File Photo)
Vijay Mallya, who is an accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore, is presently in the United Kingdom.(AP File Photo)

SC verdict on Vijay Mallya’s review plea on transfer of $40 mn to his children today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:07 AM IST
A consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India had earlier accused Vijay Mallya of concealing the facts and diverting money to his children in “flagrant violation” of various judicial orders.
The apex court’s deadline for pronouncement of judgment in the case was to expire on August 31 but the court recently extended the deadline by a month till September 30.(PTI)
The apex court’s deadline for pronouncement of judgment in the case was to expire on August 31 but the court recently extended the deadline by a month till September 30.(PTI)

Babri masjid case accused may submit reply in CBI court on Monday

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 02:00 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s deadline for pronouncement of judgment in the case was to expire on August 31 but the court recently extended the deadline by a month till September 30.
Mishra, who superannuates on September 2, will be a part of benches pronouncing key judgements.(File photo)
Mishra, who superannuates on September 2, will be a part of benches pronouncing key judgements.(File photo)

‘My conscience does not permit’: SC judge Arun Mishra declines farewell invites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Declining the requests made by bar bodies, Justice Mishra said, “However, taking into consideration the severe situation and sufferings the world over on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, my conscience does not permit me to participate in any farewell function.”
Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud.(HT Photo/Anand Shinde)
Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud.(HT Photo/Anand Shinde)

Criticism easy, let’s underline positives: Justice Chandrachud

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The Supreme Court judge, who is the chairperson of the apex court e-committee, was speaking at the launch of the panel’s dedicated website.
The Delhi high court has asked Centre to decide on the notice given to the channel within 48 hours from September 1.
The Delhi high court has asked Centre to decide on the notice given to the channel within 48 hours from September 1.

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on Sudarshan TV show after controversy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The private television channel’s controversial programme which claimed a ‘big expose on conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service’ came under judicial scrutiny before the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.
Businessman Vijay Mallya(File photo)
Businessman Vijay Mallya(File photo)

SC to pronounce verdict on Vijay Mallya’s review plea on transfer of $40 million to his children

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:34 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Saturday said that on August 31 it would pronounce its verdict on the petition filed by businessman Vijay Mallya, who has sought review of its May 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt of court for transferring $40 million to his children.
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

Decision on modalities of exams on Monday, says Maharashtra education minister

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant on Saturday said that a decision about modalities of final year examinations will be announced on Monday.
Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)
Prashant Bhushan(Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court order on Prashant Bhushan contempt case sentencing on Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:21 PM IST
According to the Contempt of Courts Act, the offence of criminal contempt carries a punishment of up to six months in prison or a fine up to Rs 2,000 or both
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)

‘No workable solution came up’: UP top court refuses Muharram procession plea

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The petitioners’ plea was that any restriction on the carrying out of procession during Muharram is in violation of their fundamental right of freedom to practise religion.
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

VCs of West Bengal universities will wait for govt advisory on holding final exam

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:46 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that her government was weighing the pros and cons of holding final-year college and university exams before Durga Puja in October.
RKR Anantharaman, Puducherry MLA.(ANI)
RKR Anantharaman, Puducherry MLA.(ANI)

Writ petition filed on behalf of Puducherry Govt in SC to stall NEET: RKR Anantharaman

Puducherry | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 03:19 PM IST
“On behalf of the Puducherry government, we filed a writ petition in the top court to stall the NEET. The case has been filed in my name,” said Anantharaman.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File photo)
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File photo)

NEET, JEE mains 2020: Digvijaya urges govt, SC to postpone exams

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 11:50 AM IST
NEET, JEE mains 2020: He said the exams should be postponed for three to six months in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Supreme Court of India (HT File )
Supreme Court of India (HT File )

NEET, JEE mains 2020: Moved SC in view of health, safety of students, say opposition parties

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 08:50 AM IST
NEET, JEE mains 2020: Ministers of six opposition-ruled states moved the court seeking review of its order permitting the Centre to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) this year amid the persisting coronavirus pandemic.
The petition said the proposed broadcast along with the trailer violates the programme code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, read with the Cable Television Networks Rules 1994.(Mint Archive)
The petition said the proposed broadcast along with the trailer violates the programme code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, read with the Cable Television Networks Rules 1994.(Mint Archive)

Delhi HC stays broadcast of Sudarshan News programme after plea by Jamia students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 06:15 AM IST
Justice Navin Chawla also issued a notice to the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on the plea filed through advocate Shadan Farasat contending that the trailer of the show has “openly engaged” in hate speech.
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

SC upholds UGC order, backs final-year exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:12 AM IST
The ruling by a three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan is significant because it appears to have established finality as far as holding exams for final-year and final-term students are concerned.
Traffic snarl on Barapulla flyover towards Ring Road in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Traffic snarl on Barapulla flyover towards Ring Road in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

Invalid PUC should lead to suspension of RC, says SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The decision came on an appeal filed by the Madhya Pradesh government, which challenged a decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Central Zone, Bhopal that on April 21, 2015 ordered that vehicles without a valid PUC were to face “forthwith suspension and revocation” of RC and denied fuel.
Political parties seek deferment of NEET, JEE exams.(PTI)
Political parties seek deferment of NEET, JEE exams.(PTI)

Six non-BJP states move SC seeking deferment of exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:06 AM IST
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