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SC hits out at govt for HC vacancies, says no decision on collegium-cleared names ‘for years’

SC says government must realise that early adjudication of commercial disputes is a necessity, for which there has to be adequate number of judges.

‘Inform security officers before going out’— Delhi court tells Unnao rape survivor

The court issued the directions on the rape survivor's application in which she alleged harassment by personal security officers who were not allowing her to 'enjoy her liberties'.
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SC refuses to hear Amazon, Flipkart pleas against CCI probe in antitrust case

The bench noted that challenging the enquiry is like wanting a notice before the registration of an FIR and asked the e-commerce giants to submit themselves to the probe by the CCI.
Relatives of Covid patients wait to refill cylinders with medical oxygen, in Gurugram on 25 April 2021 | PTI | Representational image

SC asks Centre’s report over recommendations of task force on oxygen allocation in 2 weeks

The top court said that it is imperative for Centre to take steps to ensure that the recommendations of NTF are implemented at the policy level.
Representational image | A beneficiary receives a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, in Kerala in July 2021 | ANI

SC issues notice to Centre, others on plea for disclosure of data on Covid vaccines’ trials

The SC bench asked advocate Prashant Bhushan whether entertaining the plea would create doubt over vaccines. Bhushan said the disclosure of data will rather clear all the doubts.
CBI re-creates a scene during their investigation of Additional District Judge Uttam Anands alleged murder case at Randhir Verma Chauk in Dhanbad, on 8 August 2021 | PTI

SC asks Jharkhand HC to monitor CBI probe in Dhanbad judge hit-and-run case weekly

The apex court observed that the CBI sealed cover report did not contain much details, and added that the weekly report would be monitored by the bench headed by CJI Ramana.
Justice Rohinton Nariman

Rohinton Nariman, Parsi priest & only 4th lawyer to become SC judge, retires this week

Justice Nariman, who has authored several notable judgments, some of which were written while he was a junior judge, ends his tenure on 12 August. 
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Custodial torture, other police cruelty still exist, even privileged not spared: CJI Ramana

While speaking at an event Sunday, the CJI said threats to human rights & bodily integrity are highest in police stations. Ramana urged NALSA to carry out sensitisation of officers.
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CBI arrests 5 people for allegedly posting defamatory content against judges

CJI Ramana had recently passed stern comments on the working of the CBI and other agencies with regards to complaints raised by judges.

NGO moves SC against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief

The petition, moved by advocate Prashant Bhushan, also urged the apex court to set aside the Centre’s order to extend Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana’s service period.

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Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
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RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.


‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.