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TMC MPs write to PM Modi seeking removal of solicitor general Tushar Mehta—Here’s why

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove Tushar Mehta as solicitor general for meeting Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in corruption cases. Notably, Tushar Mehta represents the CBI in some of the cases. The Trinamool Congress MPs in a...

Harish Salve recuses as amicus curiae in SC initiated case on COVID-19 crisis

A day after the Supreme Court appointed renowned senior advocate Harish Salve as the amicus curiae in the suo motu proceedings initiated over the Union government’s management of the COVID-19 crisis, Salve has recused himself from the case. The senior advocate said that the case is perhaps one of the most sensitive cases that the...

SC asks Centre to clarify stand on interest waiver for moratorium period

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed the Centre to clarify its stand on waiver of interest on interest for deferred loan repayments during the moratorium period amid the coronavirus pandemic. The SC took note of the Union government’s inaction on the subject and asked it to clarify its stand within a week. The apex...

SC says daughters have equal rights on ancestral property

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled that daughters have equal coparcenary rights in a joint Hindu family property even if the father died before the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. SC also held that daughters cannot be deprived of their right to equality. Coparcener is a term used for a person who assumes a...

UGC questions Maharashtra, Delhi’s decision to cancel exams

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has questioned the decision of the Delhi and Maharashtra governments to cancel the final year exams of state universities amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UGC on Monday contended before the Supreme Court that the action of the state governments was in contravention of rules. The Supreme Court was hearing a...

Centre extends tenure of Tushar Mehta as solicitor general for 3 years

The Union government has approved the re-appointment of senior advocate Tushar Mehta as solicitor general for a period of three years, whereas senior advocate KK Venugopal has been reappointed as attorney general for a year. Senior advocate Pinky Anand and ANS Nadkarni have been dropped as additional solicitors generals (ASGs), while the Centre has re-appointed...

SC asks pvt hospitals whether they are ready to charge at Ayushman Bharat rates for COVID-19 treatment

The Supreme Court on Friday asked private hospitals whether they are ready to provide treatment to COVID-19 infected patients at the charges prescribed under the government’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The query came during the hearing of a plea seeking a direction for regulating the cost of treatment of COVID-19 at private hospitals across the country....

SC Raps Delhi High Court For a Month’s Adjournment in Delhi Riot Cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Delhi High Court for the latter’s decision to adjourn the hearing in the cases related to the recent violence in northeast Delhi by a month. Terming the high court’s adjournment as “unjustified”, the apex court directed the high court to advance the hearing of the cases to March...