Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

Judiciary

Workers cycle to their places of employment on Kolkata's Howrah Bridge (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Covid spread like wildfire due to lack of implementation of guidelines — SC

The apex court said Covid treatment was not affordable to people and suggested more provisions be made by the state govts or cap be put on private hospitals' fees.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath | ANI

Allahabad HC seeks Uttar Pradesh govt’s reply on plea challenging ‘love jihad’ law

The primary contention raised in the PIL was that the anti-conversion law impinges upon the fundamental right to choice and the right to change of faith.
Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party flags on display in West Bengal | Moushumi Das Gupta | ThePrint File Photo

Political tussle plays out in SC with 6 BJP leaders claiming TMC filed bogus FIRs against them

Top court issues notices after the BJP leaders file plea seeking transfer of their cases to an 'independent investigative agency'. 
Comedian Kunal Kamra | Facebook

SC show cause notice to Kunal Kamra, cartoonist Richa Taneja on contempt pleas over tweets

Kamra and Taneja are facing contempt for tweets criticising the SC. Three-judge bench asked the two to file replies within 6 weeks but said they need not appear in person.
Vehicles ply amid low visibility due to smog, in New Delhi on 10 November

Not satisfied with work done by Commission for Air Quality Management, SC says

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the centre, said the Commission is working on a war footing and several steps have been taken to deal with pollution.
Farmers protest at Tikri border (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court asks govt to consider putting farm laws on hold ‘to enable negotiations’

A bench led by CJI Bobde refused to order eviction of farmers from the Delhi borders, where they have been camping since last week of November, without hearing them.
A file photo of Dr Kafeel Khan. | Photo: ANI

‘Speech on RSS & pseudo-Hinduism’ — how UP govt’s SC plea justified NSA against Kafeel Khan

UP govt filed a petition in Supreme Court in October challenging Allahabad High Court’s 1 September judgment that quashed Kafeel Khan’s detention under NSA.
A file photo of Dr Kafeel Khan. | Photo: ANI

‘A good judgment’ — SC refuses to interfere with HC order quashing Kafeel Khan’s detention

UP govt had filed a plea challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict given on 1 September that quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act.

SC to decide tomorrow if Kunal Kamra will face contempt proceedings for his tweets

3-judge bench said it will pronounce orders at 10:30 am Friday. Kamra had criticised SC for fast-tracking hearing of Arnab Goswami's appeal in suicide abetment case against him.
Representational image | Flickr

Tata vs Mistry, Ambani vs Bezos among biggest trials in the world coming to courts in 2021

With vaccines heralding a return to normalcy, next year should see courtrooms around the world coming back to life and some very important cases being heard.

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