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COVID-19 second wave: Plea in SC seeks establishment of oxygen plants in all 738 districts with PM-CARES fund
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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

Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana
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Actively considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings, says CJI NV Ramana

The CJI, however, said before initiating concrete steps in this regard, he would seek general consensus among his colleagues in the top court

Justice DY Chandrachud tests positive for coronavirus; SC hearing on COVID essentials deferred
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Justice DY Chandrachud tests positive for coronavirus; SC hearing on COVID essentials deferred

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

Supreme Court defers Advocate-on-Record exam 2021; application date extended till 30 June
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Supreme Court defers Advocate-on-Record exam 2021; application date extended till 30 June

The new dates will be announced later by the court after reviewing the pandemic situation, as per the latest notice

Bhima Koregaon case: SC dismisses Gautam Navlakha's petition seeking default bail
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Bhima Koregaon case: SC dismisses Gautam Navlakha's petition seeking default bail

Navlakha had sought bail on the grounds that the chargesheet in the case was not filed within the stipulated time period

NCP, Congress call for 'one nation, one policy' to combat COVID-19 wave, demand all-party meeting
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NCP, Congress call for 'one nation, one policy' to combat COVID-19 wave, demand all-party meeting

NCP leader Nawab Malik, referring to recent SC orders on oxygen allocation, said the Centre had failed to discharge its duty

Hospitals told to admit COVID-19 patients even without a positive test report, Centre informs SC
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Hospitals told to admit COVID-19 patients even without a positive test report, Centre informs SC

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
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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

Ensure Delhi gets 700MT of oxygen daily, not sporadically: Supreme Court tells Centre
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Ensure Delhi gets 700MT of oxygen daily, not sporadically: Supreme Court tells Centre

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
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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

SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources
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SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources

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

Central Vista project: Supreme Court refuses to intervene, says go back to HC for speedy hearing
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Central Vista project: Supreme Court refuses to intervene, says go back to HC for speedy hearing

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
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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

'Prepare for third wave', Supreme Court warns Centre, asks for revamp plan on allocation of oxygen
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'Prepare for third wave', Supreme Court warns Centre, asks for revamp plan on allocation of oxygen

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
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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 needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts
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India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts

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
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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

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
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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
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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

SC strikes down West Bengal law regulating real estate, says it encroaches upon Centre's RERA Act
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SC strikes down West Bengal law regulating real estate, says it encroaches upon Centre's RERA Act

A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah also said that West Bengal's law has failed to include valuable safeguards for homebuyers