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EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges
India

EC says it is ‘unanimous’ there shouldn’t be plea in SC for curbs on media reporting over oral observations made by judges

The Election Commission had approached the top court with a Special Leave Petition against oral observations made by the Madras HC, where it said the EC was 'singularly responsible' for the second wave of COVID-19 and remarked that its officers should probably be 'booked for murder'

Formulate national policy on hospital admission in two weeks, no action on social media posts, SC directs Centre
India

Formulate national policy on hospital admission in two weeks, no action on social media posts, SC directs Centre

The apex court also directed the Centre to collaborate with the states in preparing a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and to decentralise the location of the emergency stocks

India records 3.92 lakh COVID-19 cases today; create oxygen buffer stock, SC tells Centre
India

India records 3.92 lakh COVID-19 cases today; create oxygen buffer stock, SC tells Centre

Vaccination of people between the ages of 18 and 45 is slated to begin in the National Capital tomorrow. Meanwhile, Goa extended its curbs, and Haryana and Odisha announced their own lockdowns to stop spread of COVID-19

‘Serious allegations’: SC rejects plea by Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra govt against CBI probe
India

‘Serious allegations’: SC rejects plea by Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra govt against CBI probe

The former home minister had challenged the Bombay HC order directing a CBI probe into allegations of corruption levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh

With SC reforms stuck in time warp, it would bode well for collegium to finalise 'Memorandum of Procedure' soon
India

With SC reforms stuck in time warp, it would bode well for collegium to finalise 'Memorandum of Procedure' soon

In an attempt to achieve the ideal permutation of appointees, the present collegium led by CJI SA Bobde risks gaining the infamous distinction of not appointing anyone

Maratha quota: SC seeks response from all states on 50% reservation cap, next hearing on 15 March
India

Maratha quota: SC seeks response from all states on 50% reservation cap, next hearing on 15 March

The top court will examine the question of interpretation of the 102nd amendment to the Constitution dealing with reservation to a particular community, named in the list prepared by the president

Disagreeing with govt can't be seditious, says SC; dismisses PIL demanding action against Farooq Abdullah
India

Disagreeing with govt can't be seditious, says SC; dismisses PIL demanding action against Farooq Abdullah

The top court was hearing a plea which referred to Abdullah's statement on restoring Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and contended it clearly amounts to a seditious act and therefore he is liable to be punished under Section 124-A of the IPC

SC not to use WhatsApp groups to share video conference links for hearings, cites new IT rules
India

SC not to use WhatsApp groups to share video conference links for hearings, cites new IT rules

The links for virtual court hearings in the apex court will be shared on registered email ids and registered mobile numbers of the concerned advocates-on-record and party-in-person, the court registry said

Palghar lynching case: SC asks Maharashtra Police to place fresh chargesheet on record
India

Palghar lynching case: SC asks Maharashtra Police to place fresh chargesheet on record

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy was informed by the counsel for the Maharashtra govt that a second supplementary chargesheet has been filed in the case

Supreme Court halts Future Retail’s Rs 24,713 crore deal with Reliance on Amazon’s plea
Business

Supreme Court halts Future Retail’s Rs 24,713 crore deal with Reliance on Amazon’s plea

The apex court said the proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will go on and but will not culminate into any final order on an amalgamation of FRL with Reliance

SC grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui, stays production warrant issued in UP case
India

SC grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui, stays production warrant issued in UP case

A bench headed by Justice RF Nariman also issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh Government on Munawar's plea challenging the high court order refusing to grant regular bail to him

Supreme Court stays arrest of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in corruption case
India

Supreme Court stays arrest of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in corruption case

The case relates to an alleged criminal conspiracy and forgery of documents purported to have been issued by one A Alam Pasha in 2012 when Yediyurappa was in his first term as chief minister

'Keep adultery a crime in Armed Forces': Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s plea
India

'Keep adultery a crime in Armed Forces': Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s plea

In September 2018, the apex court had declared Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which makes adultery a punishable offence for men, as unconstitutional and struck it down

SC staying implementation of farm laws 'not a solution', say farmer leaders; demand legislation be withdrawn
India

SC staying implementation of farm laws 'not a solution', say farmer leaders; demand legislation be withdrawn

'We welcome the Supreme Court observation, but ending the protest is not an option. Any stay is only for a fixed period of time,' said Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union president Gurnam Singh Chaduni

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform, the first 4-series chipset to support 5G
News & Analysis

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 480 5G mobile platform, the first 4-series chipset to support 5G

One of the strongest features of Snapdragon 480 is boosting smartphone's performance and battery life.

SC says homeopathy practitioners can prescribe medicine to mitigate effects of COVID-19, but can’t claim cure
India

SC says homeopathy practitioners can prescribe medicine to mitigate effects of COVID-19, but can’t claim cure

The apex court said the Ministry of AYUSH guidelines specifically permit use of homeopathy for the following three ways: Preventive and prophylactic; symptom management of COVID-19-like illness and add-on interventions to conventional care

US Supreme Court rejects Texas suit seeking to subvert Biden's victory; 'we’re not finished,' says Trump team
World

US Supreme Court rejects Texas suit seeking to subvert Biden's victory; 'we’re not finished,' says Trump team

Texas’ lawsuit, filed directly in the Supreme Court, challenged election procedures in four states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Farmers call for 'Bharat Bandh' on 8 Dec ahead of talks on Saturday; PIL in SC seeks removal of protesters
India

Farmers call for 'Bharat Bandh' on 8 Dec ahead of talks on Saturday; PIL in SC seeks removal of protesters

Traffic moved at snail's pace at several border points of Delhi on Friday as Delhi Police kept key routes connecting the National Capital to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh closed, in view of the farmers' protest against three farm laws

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives
India

Ex-Madras HC judge CS Karnan arrested for 'offensive remarks' on SC, HC judges, their wives

Karnan's arrest has come a day after the Madras High Court directed DGP and Chennai Police Commissioner to personally appear before it on 7 December to apprise the court of the progress on the probe against him

Supreme Court rejects Chanda Kochhar's appeal against sacking as CEO of ICICI Bank
Business

Supreme Court rejects Chanda Kochhar's appeal against sacking as CEO of ICICI Bank

The top court was hearing Kochhar's appeal against an order of the Bombay High Court, which had dismissed her plea against termination, noting that the dispute arises from a contract of personal service