COVID-19 second wave: Plea in SC seeks establishment of oxygen plants in all 738 districts with PM-CARES fund
The petitioner made the Centre, the NDMA, PM-CARES fund and all states as parties in the plea, and also demanded that underprivileged people should get oxygen for free
The CJI, however, said before initiating concrete steps in this regard, he would seek general consensus among his colleagues in the top court
The top court sources said Justice DY Chandrachud, who is heading the bench in the suo motu case for ensuring distribution of COVID-19 essential supplies and services, is unwell and is suffering from mild fever, and is recovering well
The new dates will be announced later by the court after reviewing the pandemic situation, as per the latest notice
Navlakha had sought bail on the grounds that the chargesheet in the case was not filed within the stipulated time period
NCP leader Nawab Malik, referring to recent SC orders on oxygen allocation, said the Centre had failed to discharge its duty
The Centre also submitted that the Union Health Ministry has asked state governments to set up three-tier health infrastructure for the management of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients
States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC
In an affidavit, the Centre said the DCGI has communicated to all state drugs controllers to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing of drugs like remdesivir
The apex court made the remark after the total quantity of oxygen delivered to Delhi on 6 May was 577 MT, resulting in a shortfall of 123 MT
More states announce lockdown as India sees record 4,187 COVID1-9 deaths, over 4 lakh cases in 24 hrs
The DCGI approved a new drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by the DRDO as adjunct therapy. The defence ministry claimed the drug helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence
Stating that the likely future course of the COVID-19 pandemic must be taken into contemplation at the present time, the Supreme Court said that the task force will enable decision makers to have inputs which go beyond finding ad-hoc solutions to the present problems
The apex court was hearing a plea seeking directions to the Delhi HC to hear immediately the PIL against the Central Vista construction on the ground that it is not an essential activity
SC directs Centre to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily, warns non-compliance will lead to ‘firm’ action
The court had stayed contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi HC over the Centre’s failure to supply sufficient oxygen to Delhi, adding that 'putting officers in jail' is not the solution
The Supreme Court said that according to experts a third wave is likely and will affect children too. The top court said such a third wave could be tacked if preparations are made right away, including scientific planning to vaccinate people.
SC rejects EC's plea to expunge Madras HC remarks, says citizens have a right to know what transpires in courts
The top court said it is a staunch proponent of freedom of media to report court proceedings and that the EC's contention that press should be reporting orders only and not observations struck at principles of open court
India's courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government's handling of the crisis.
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'
SC stays Delhi HC's contempt notice against Centre over oxygen supply, tells govt to share detailed plan
Citing the success of Mumbai's BMC, in handling the pandemic situation in the city, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to hold a meeting with municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal to adopt measures in Delhi.
SC quashes Maharashtra law granting Maratha reservations, says community can't be declared as backward
The top court has struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018
A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah also said that West Bengal's law has failed to include valuable safeguards for homebuyers