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Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779
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Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.

Palghar lynching: SC asks Maharashtra govt to submit chargesheets, status report on inquiry against cops
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Palghar lynching: SC asks Maharashtra govt to submit chargesheets, status report on inquiry against cops

SG Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre, said court must consider 'whether there were any policemen involved in the offence or if there was any dereliction of duty'

11 students from as many states move SC for postponement of JEE (Main), NEET exams due to COVID-19
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11 students from as many states move SC for postponement of JEE (Main), NEET exams due to COVID-19

The plea, filed through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, has also sought direction to the authorities to increase the number of examination centres for these exams

Kerala nun rape case: Supreme Court dismisses discharge plea of accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal
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Kerala nun rape case: Supreme Court dismisses discharge plea of accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

The Kerala HC had dismissed a plea by the bishop last month while admitting the prosecution argument that there was prima facie evidence against him.

Babri Masjid will remain a mosque, SC verdict allowing construction of Ram Temple was unjust, says AIMPLB
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Babri Masjid will remain a mosque, SC verdict allowing construction of Ram Temple was unjust, says AIMPLB

The AIMPLB noted that according to the Islamic Shariah, 'at whichever place a masjid is established, it remains a masjid there forever till eternity'

'Criticism of CJI doesn't lower authority of SC,' Prashant Bhushan tells top court in contempt case hearing
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'Criticism of CJI doesn't lower authority of SC,' Prashant Bhushan tells top court in contempt case hearing

Bhushan made the submission in an affidavit on Sunday, in which he added that to suggest that the 'CJI is the Supreme Court' and vice versa is to undermine the institution

Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC
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Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan and N Ram challenge validity of law on criminal contempt in SC

Section 2(1)(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act is unconstitutional, violates the freedom of speech and is 'incurably vague', said the petition

Four states delayed payment of salaries to healthcare workers, Centre tells Supreme Court
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Four states delayed payment of salaries to healthcare workers, Centre tells Supreme Court

The Supreme Court took exception to this and directed the Centre to issue necessary directions for releasing salaries of doctors and healthcare workers on time

SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas for stay of final year exams, asks MHA to clear stand
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SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas for stay of final year exams, asks MHA to clear stand

Meanwhile, the UGC also told the top court that nobody should remain under the impression that since the Supreme Court is examining this issue, the exams will not be held

Saifuddin Soz to sue J&K administration over 'unlawful house arrest'; Rahul Gandhi seeks his release
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Saifuddin Soz to sue J&K administration over 'unlawful house arrest'; Rahul Gandhi seeks his release

Soz has alleged that he has been detained in his house since 5 August, 2019, when the Centre abrogated Article 370. However, the UT administration denied the charge in the SC on Wednesday

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Enforcement Directorate seeks FIR registered in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty
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Sushant Singh Rajput death: Enforcement Directorate seeks FIR registered in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty

In another development, Sushant Singh Rajput's father on filed a caveat in the Supreme Court and sought a hearing before any order is passed on Rhea Chakraborty's plea

SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action
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SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action

The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker moves SC against high court order directing status quo in disqualification of MLAs
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Rajasthan Assembly Speaker moves SC against high court order directing status quo in disqualification of MLAs

The Rajasthan HC had passed the order on a plea filed by rebel Congress MLAs who were issued a disqualification notice by Speaker CP Joshi

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty moves SC, seeks transfer of probe from Patna to Mumbai
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Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty moves SC, seeks transfer of probe from Patna to Mumbai

Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh had lodged a police complaint in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting the actor's suicide.

Saifuddin Soz was never under detention, J&K administration tells SC; 'freed at last,' tweets Chidambaram
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Saifuddin Soz was never under detention, J&K administration tells SC; 'freed at last,' tweets Chidambaram

The Jammu and Kashmir administration Wednesday told the Supreme Court court that "the senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz is neither detained nor put under house arrest after abrogation of Article 370"

Plea in SC seeks to remove words 'socialist', 'secular' from Constitution's preamble
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Plea in SC seeks to remove words 'socialist', 'secular' from Constitution's preamble

The court is conducting day-to-day hearings in the case to complete the trial by 31 August, as directed by the Supreme Court.

SC dismisses pleas seeking removal of ex-DGP, former HC judge from Vikas Dubey probe panel
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SC dismisses pleas seeking removal of ex-DGP, former HC judge from Vikas Dubey probe panel

The court said it would not allow the petitioners, who had referred to media interviews by retired DGP KL Gupta for seeking his removal, to cast aspersions on the inquiry commission.

Reconsider decision to start contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan, over 130 dignitaries urge SC
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Reconsider decision to start contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan, over 130 dignitaries urge SC

Bhushan was served a show cause notice on the contempt proceedings initiated against him for his 'derogatory tweets against the judiciary'

UGC final year exams: SC tells commission to respond to pleas opposing exams by 30 September; next hearing on 31 July
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UGC final year exams: SC tells commission to respond to pleas opposing exams by 30 September; next hearing on 31 July

The petition pointed out that various boards, like CBSE and ICSE, have cancelled their remaining board examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rajasthan political crisis: SC allows Speaker to withdraw appeal against HC order on Sachin Pilot, 18 rebel MLAs
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Rajasthan political crisis: SC allows Speaker to withdraw appeal against HC order on Sachin Pilot, 18 rebel MLAs

The High Court on 24 July had ordered the maintenance of status quo on the disqualification notice issued by the Speaker to 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including Pilot.