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Supreme Court on Wednesday pronounced its verdict on Rhea Chakraborty’s petition to transfer the investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case from Patna to Mumbai.(HT photo)

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Supreme Court orders CBI investigation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The SC bench held that the contents as disclosed by the FIR registered in Patna indicate that even Mumbai Police has jurisdiction in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput were dating at the time of his death.
Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput were dating at the time of his death.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family vs Rhea Chakraborty: A timeline of events before SC verdict

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Before the Supreme Court verdict on whether or not the Sushant Singh Rajput death case will be transferred to Mumbai, here’s a brief timeline of events.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(HT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(HT)

Ahead of Bihar elections, 3.5 lakh school teachers in state get 15% hike, EPF benefits

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The EPF benefits will be applicable with prospective effect and will cost Rs 815 crore annually to the exchequer, while the 15% pay hike will put an additional annual burden of Rs 1,950 crore.
In her petition, Rhea Chakraborty said that Bihar Police have no jurisdiction in the case and that the actor’s death was being used for political gains ahead of elections in the state.(HT PHOTO)
In her petition, Rhea Chakraborty said that Bihar Police have no jurisdiction in the case and that the actor’s death was being used for political gains ahead of elections in the state.(HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court verdict on Rhea’s petition to transfer FIR in Sushant’s death case to Mumbai at 11am

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 08:45 AM IST
A single-judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy will pronounce the judgement at 11am.
The court’s verdict was welcomed by the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party and criticised by the Congress(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The court’s verdict was welcomed by the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party and criticised by the Congress(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court turns down PM Cares transfer to disaster fund

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:26 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan held that the establishment of PM Cares Fund was necessitated by the emergent situation borne out of Covid-19 and requirement of financial resources to deal with the pandemic
Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty outside the Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)
Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty outside the Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Supreme Court verdict today on Rhea Chakraborty’s transfer plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The keenly awaited verdict will decide whether the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death FIR being investigated by CBI against Rhea Chakraborty, her parents, brother, and two associates can continue or the same should be transferred to Mumbai Police.
Union minister of electronics & information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of trying to weaken the country’s unity in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Union minister of electronics & information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of trying to weaken the country’s unity in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

BJP, Congress lock horns over Supreme Court judgment on PM Cares

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:20 AM IST
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, said the PM Cares Fund was a registered public fund headed by the prime minister and it has been created to tackle Covid-like emergencies.
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that wanted money collected under the PM Cares Fund to be transferred to the disaster response fund(ANI)
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that wanted money collected under the PM Cares Fund to be transferred to the disaster response fund(ANI)

Does the PM Cares Fund require an audit by the CAG? What the Supreme Court said

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:52 PM IST
The Supreme Court rules that the central government has the freedom to decide the financial measures to be adopted to deal with Covid-19 pandemic
Rajput’s death sparked a tussle between Maharashtra and Bihar police, with both authorities running to secure power to investigate the case.(File photo)
Rajput’s death sparked a tussle between Maharashtra and Bihar police, with both authorities running to secure power to investigate the case.(File photo)

Sushant Rajput death: Supreme Court verdict today on Rhea Chakraborty’s plea to transfer case from Patna to Mumbai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Sushant Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty, in her petition, had sought the transfer of case from Patna to Mumbai jurisdiction.
UGC building.(HT file)
UGC building.(HT file)

States can’t decide to confer degrees without exams, July 6 directive not a diktat: UGC to SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:12 PM IST
The bench, also comprising Justices R S Reddy and M R Shah, observed that the issue is if the state disaster management authority has decided that situation is not conducive for holding exams, can they overrule the UGC.
Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

Supreme Court reserves order on plea challenging UGC decision to hold final year exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Before reserving orders, the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah heard the petitioners. The bench heard Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha before reserving orders.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference after Supreme Court verdict on PM CARES Fund, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing a press conference after Supreme Court verdict on PM CARES Fund, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

‘Rahul Gandhi never spared any opportunity to weaken country’s resolve in Covid-19 fight’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talked about the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, which he said was being run like a family trust and funds meant for the country were diverted there.
(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 pm: SC rejects plea seeking transfer of contributions from PM Cares to disaster fund and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:54 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.
File photo of BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda.(PTI)
File photo of BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda.(PTI)

BJP chief Nadda hails Supreme Court verdict on PM CARES, targets Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:01 PM IST
A three-judge bench of the apex court on Tuesday rejected a petition by an NGO seeking transfer of contributions in PM CARES Fund to National Disaster Response Fund.
Earthmovers filling the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal near Rajpura in Punjab. To enable Haryana to use its share of the waters of the Sutlej river and its tributary, Beas, a canal linking the Sutlej with the Western Yamuna Canal, cutting across the state was planned.(HT file photo)
Earthmovers filling the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal near Rajpura in Punjab. To enable Haryana to use its share of the waters of the Sutlej river and its tributary, Beas, a canal linking the Sutlej with the Western Yamuna Canal, cutting across the state was planned.(HT file photo)

Punjab seeks re-assessment of river water share, while Haryana wants neighbour to complete SYL Canal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:44 PM IST
WATER SHARING Chief ministers Capt Amarinder Singh and Manohar Lal Khattar meet over video-conference for first time to discuss contentious Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal issue
The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

SC rejects plea seeking fund transfer from PM Cares to NDRF

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:24 PM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan held that the two funds can exist separately and individuals and organisations are free to contribute to NDRF but funds from PM Cares need not be transferred to NDRF.
While disposing of the petition, the Supreme Court said that there is no need for fresh national disaster relief plan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
While disposing of the petition, the Supreme Court said that there is no need for fresh national disaster relief plan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to direct transfer of contributions made to PM CARES to disaster fund

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The PM CARES Fund was set up by the central government on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
Trump administration’s so-called transgender rule is invalid in light of the Supreme Court ruling in June on a case involving similar issues in the context of job discrimination.(Reuters)
Trump administration’s so-called transgender rule is invalid in light of the Supreme Court ruling in June on a case involving similar issues in the context of job discrimination.(Reuters)

Donald Trump’s rule on transgender health blocked at the 11th hour

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:59 AM IST
Finalized days after the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job, the regulation from the federal Department of Health and Human Services was to have taken effect Tuesday.
Mobile sim card packets for Jio Platforms Ltd., the mobile network of Reliance Industries Ltd., are displayed at a store in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Mobile sim card packets for Jio Platforms Ltd., the mobile network of Reliance Industries Ltd., are displayed at a store in Mumbai.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Clarify stand on Jio’s liabilities: Supreme Court

Mint, New Delhi | By Ishita Guha and Japnam Bindra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Reliance Jio, in a written submission on Monday, told the Supreme Court that there is no legal basis for transferring bankrupt RCom’s dues, AGR or otherwise, to Jio as the two telecom operators are in a spectrum-sharing agreement and do not share liabilities.
People undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj.(PTI File Photo)
People undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court recommends 11 names for Kerala, Gujarat, Allahabad HCs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:27 AM IST
While three names were recommended for the Gujarat high court, four names each were recommended for appointment to Allahabad and Kerala high courts.
A view of the Supreme Court(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Supreme Court admits plea on MP Congress MLAs who defected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:57 AM IST
The petition also complained against the assembly speaker for facilitating the MLAs to continue as ministers by delaying a decision on the disqualification petitions against 22 Congress MLAs, including the 12, pending since March 12.
The Supreme Court on Friday, Aug 14, 2020 held Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Friday, Aug 14, 2020 held Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary.(PTI File Photo)

Bhushan contempt case: SC to examine when can a judge be accused of corruption

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Prashant Bhushan gave an interview to Tehelka magazine published on September 5, 2009 alleging that half the past 16 chief justices of India (CJIs) had been corrupt. The matter will now be heard next Monday.
A staff member checking the body temperature of a student at RKMV College, Shimla, on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
A staff member checking the body temperature of a student at RKMV College, Shimla, on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

UG exams to continue as per schedule, says Himachal education minister

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh high court had on Monday ordered to postpone these examinations
The Supreme Court had reserved its judgment in the case on July 27.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court had reserved its judgment in the case on July 27.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

SC to decide on Tuesday if PM CARES Fund violates Disaster Management law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:48 AM IST
The petitioner NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) had claimed that PM CARES Fund was set up in violation of the legal mandate under the Disaster Management Act.
The police had charge-sheeted 18 people in connection to the riots that broke out at Rajdhani Public School.(HT File Photo)
The police had charge-sheeted 18 people in connection to the riots that broke out at Rajdhani Public School.(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC to hear Rajdhani school principal’s bail plea on September 3

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:01 AM IST
Police claimed in the charge sheet that an analysis of Farooq’s call details suggested that the had links with prominent members of the Popular Front of India, the Pinjra Tod group, Jamia Coordination Committee, Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz and some fundamental Muslim clerics, including in Deoband, which indicated the depth of the conspiracy.
The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

SDMC deseals residential properties after Supreme Court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The Supreme Court has given three days to unlock properties in Vasant Kunj and Rajokri, which were sealed in March 2019 for unauthorised construction on their premises.
The Supreme Court had recently initiated contempt of court proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan for his tweets against the court and the Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde. (Photo @ReallySwara)
The Supreme Court had recently initiated contempt of court proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan for his tweets against the court and the Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde. (Photo @ReallySwara)

Contempt action sought against Swara Bhasker for Ayodhya judgment remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 09:35 PM IST
The petitioner has submitted that the statement by Swara Bhasker is derogatory and intended to scandalise the Supreme Court.
Migrant workers leave for their home towns and villages due to coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers leave for their home towns and villages due to coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)

How the Supreme Court let down poor workers during the pandemic, writes Gautam Bhatia

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:28 PM IST
By effectively insulating employers from paying wages to workers, it has reinforced an unequal power dynamic
Himachal Pradesh High Court.(ANI)
Himachal Pradesh High Court.(ANI)

Himachal Pradesh High Court stays UGC exams until SC’s order

Shimla | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:06 PM IST
A division bench of Justices Sureshwar Thakur and Chander Bhushan Barowalia, while hearing the petition against holding the final term graduation exams by September end amid the pandemic, noted that a similar matter was pending before the apex court.
The apex court in November 2009, had issued a contempt notice to Bhushan and Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to a news magazine.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The apex court in November 2009, had issued a contempt notice to Bhushan and Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to a news magazine.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court to consider larger questions in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The top court said it would like to hear arguments from the lawyers as to what should be the process which should be followed in contempt cases where allegations are being levelled against judges.
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