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Supreme Court lashes out at Centre for “cherry-picking” names for Tribunals

The Supreme Court on Wednesday severely criticised the Union government for “cherry-picking” from its recommendations for filling vacant positions in various tribunals across India. The court also warned the Centre that it will have to initiate a contempt case against government officials if appointments from the recommended list are not made soon. The top court...

Pegasus row: Surjewala lashes out at Centre, says refusal to answer Supreme Court is its insult

New Delhi: Several weeks after it surfaced, the Pegasus row continues to remain in spotlight. A day after the Centre refused to file a detailed affidavit regarding the spyware scandal citing security issues, Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala lashed out at the BJP government for insulting the apex court. In a tweet on Tuesday morning,...

SC asks Centre to submit guidelines on COVID death compensation in 10 days

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to submit guidelines regarding financial compensation to the family of those who died due to COVID-19 by September 23. Last week, the Centre had informed the apex court that the Ministry of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have come up with guidelines for...

Pegasus Scandal: Centre refuses to file detailed affidavit before SC

The Union government has refused to file a detailed affidavit in the Supreme Court in the Pegasus spyware scandal citing national security, but has asserted that it has nothing to hide. The government’s stand was in response to multiple pleas seeking a formal probe in the Pegasus row. The Supreme Court has now reserved its...

After SC’s criticism, Centre releases COVID-19 death certificate guidelines

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the Ministry of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have come up with guidelines for issuing “official document” for COVID-19 related deaths. The development comes following severe criticism by the Supreme Court over the framing of guidelines for issuing COVID-related death certificates. The Centre’s...

Future-Reliance Deal: SC stays proceedings in HC related to attachment of  Future Group’s properties

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has stayed all proceedings before the Delhi High Court for four weeks related to the implementation of an award by Singapore’s Emergency Arbitrator (EA) restraining Future Retail Ltd  (FRL) from going ahead with its Rs 24,731 crore merger deal with...

Women to get entry into NDA for permanent commission, Centre tells SC

In a milestone development, the Union government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that women will be admitted to the National Defence Academy (NDA) for permanent commission into armed forces. The Centre’s response came in connection with a petition seeking direction to allow women to appear for NDA and Naval Academy exams. The government informed...

NEET: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at govt for being ‘blind’ to students’ distress

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition seeking postponement of NEET, Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for being “blind to students’ distress”. In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone #NEET exam. Let them have...
NEET 2021: Supreme Court turns down plea to postpone exam

NEET 2021: Supreme Court turns down plea to postpone exam

New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held as per schedule. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking postponement of NEET which, as per the current schedule, will be held on September 12. It allowed the petitioners to make a representation to National Testing Agency (NTA) if they wished....

Farmers’ protests at Singhu border: Supreme Court refuses to hear plea against blocking of roads

Farmers have been camping at Singhu border since last November in protest of farm laws New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refuses to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by residents of Sonipat in Haryana against the blocking of Singhu border by farmers protesting farm laws. The apex court has asked the petitioners to...

SC lambasts Centre over delay in framing COVID-19 relief norms

The Supreme Court has lambasted the Union government for the inordinate delay in the framing of guidelines regarding compensation to the kin of those who died due to COVID-19. The top court’s bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Aniruddha Bose criticised the government saying that the third wave of the pandemic would be over...

Supertech towers: Yogi Adityanath orders strict action against guilty officers

UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s order came a day after the Supreme Court’s direction to demolish the twin towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida Noida: A day after the Supreme Court ordered demolition of two 40-storied residential towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered “strict action” against state...