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13 high courts, including Gujarat, to get new Chief Justices; SC collegium recommends names to Centre

Thirteen high courts across India, including the Gujarat High Court, are going to get new Chief Justices (CJs). Notably, the Supreme Court collegium has eight names to the Union government for elevation, whereas five sitting CJs are likely to be transferred to other high courts. Elevations The names recommended for elevation include acting chief justice...

Vaccination of pregnant, lactating women: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre following concerns raised regarding vaccination of pregnant and lactating women. The Apex Court was hearing a writ petition by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR). The petition had been filed in May this year amid the second wave of...

Supreme Court refuses to direct states to resume offline teaching in schools

The matter is to be left to state governments, says Supreme Court   New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it could not direct states to reopen schools and resume offline teaching on campus. It was responding to a PIL filed by Delhi-based students seeking directions to states to reopen schools phase-wise and in...

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....