Thursday, October 01, 2020

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Delhi HC issues notice on 80% reservation of beds in pvt hospitals

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice over the petition moved by the Delhi government challenging the order passed by a single judge bench, which had stayed its order directing private hospitals in the national capital to reserve 80 per cent of the ICU beds for Covid-19 patients.

Steps taken by Delhi govt to provide aid to widows: HC

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Monday observed that the state government has taken adequate steps to provide financial assistance to widows through pensions and other schemes.

SC orders status quo on demolition of building with Dutch East India Company connection

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the proposed demolition of the iconic Collectorate Building/Afim Ka Bhandar in Patna city.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice notice on a plea, which cited the historical significance, and its Dutch connection.

HC refuses plea seeking clarification on extending interim orders

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain an application seeking clarification on the full bench's earlier order extending all interim orders, including bails and paroles, passed by it.

Plea in SC seeks installation of EMAS in at-risk Mangaluru, Kozhikode airports

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation on a plea claiming there was a deliberate omission for years to install Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at airports, which prevent aircraft from overshooting runways at vulnerable airports such as Mangaluru and Kozhikode.

SC agrees to examine if religious places of all faiths can be reopened

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a reply from the Centre on a plea seeking to open all religious places of worship across the country, which were closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gunjan Saxena row: Delhi HC turns down IAF request for stay on streaming

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court has refused to grant stay on the streaming of the film, "Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl", starring Janhvi Kapoor.
A single judge bench presided by Justice Rajiv Shakdhar deliberated on a petition filed by the Central government and the Indian Air Force, claiming that the film is showing IAF in a bad light.

Kafeel Khan released from jail at midnight

MATHURA(Uttar Pradesh):Dr. Kafeel Khan, who had been granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday, was released around midnight.
Khan's lawyer Irfan Ghazi said, "The Mathura jail administration informed us at 11.00 p.m. that Dr. Kafeel Khan is being released around midnight, he walked out of jail."

Unlock 4: Delhi HC begins physical hearing for few benches

NEW DELHI:While the country is in the fourth phase of the Unlock following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday opened partially for holding physical hearing after nearly four months, during which the court was functioning through video conferencing.

Reservation within Reservation

PHAGWARA:Five Judges bench of Supreme Court of India on 27-08-2020 while giving a decision on the issue of reservation within reservation have started a unnecessary new debate on the question of creamy layer among the scheduled castes.

Bhushan cites 2018 press meet, SC hopes it's last time judges go to press

NEW DELHI:As advocate Prashant Bhushan, defending his expression of opinion through tweets, cited the press conference held by sitting apex court judges in January 2018, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed his argument, saying it is settled that negative equality cannot be claimed as there is no such concept.

HC notice to Centre on plea seeking more time for response to EIA draft

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on an application seeking modification of the court's earlier orders and extend the timeline for filing of public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification.

Treat plea against Gunjan Saxena movie as representation: Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the authorities to treat the petition seeking a stay on the streaming of Netflix movie ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl for allegedly portraying a negative image of the Indian Air Force (IAF), as a representation.

SC Collegium approves 28 permanent judges for Allahabad HC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, on Monday approved the proposal for appointment of 28 additional judges of the Allahabad High Court as its permanent judges.

103 dignitaries condemn statements against SC verdict in Bhushan case

NEW DELHI:After the Supreme Court held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for making derogatory remarks against the judiciary via two tweets, a group of 103 prominent citizens, including former High Court judges, retired senior police officers, retired IAS and IFS officers, and army officers have condemned the statements by pressure groups criticizing the apex court verdict.

SC Collegium nod to names for appointment to three HCs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde has approved the proposals to elevate certain judicial officers and advocates as Judges of the High Courts of Allahabad, Kerala, and Gujarat.

SC poses questions on contempt in Prashant Bhushan case

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Monday framed a larger question during the hearing of the 2009 contempt case against advocate Prashant Bhushan. It asked when could corruption allegations against the judges be made public?

Trimmed guest list for Rashtrapati Bhavan 'At Home' event on I-Day

NEW DELHI: Select cabinet ministers, dignitaries from the judiciary, bureaucrats, diplomats and handpicked media personnel numbering less than 100 have been invited to attend the Rashtrapati Bhavan 'At Home' ceremony on Independence Day evening on Saturday.

SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets criticising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and the judiciary.

SC surprised on PIL against 2008 agreement between Cong, CPC

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday expressed surprise at a PIL seeking directions to National Investigation Agency (NIA)/CBI to investigate the 2008 agreement between Indian National Congress (INC) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) for exchanging high-level information and for cooperation between them under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

HC directs action against illegal health service aggregators

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to act against the online health service aggregators who are operating illegally or in violation of the law and collecting diagnostic samples including Covid-19.

Report submitted to Pak SC in journo abduction case

ISLAMABAD:Police in Islamabad has submitted a report to the Pakistan Supreme Court regarding the kidnapping case of a journalist, who was abducted in the capital city last month and released hours later the same day, it was reported on Thursday.

Why no fee exemption in engineering, medical colleges: Guj HC

GANDHINAGAR:Quashing the July 16 order directing private schools not to charge any kind of fees during the Covid-19-induced lockdown, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday asked the government that "if teaching was a noble and charitable cause", why was it not sparing students of engineering and medical colleges.

Pak court asks govt to give India 2nd offer in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has asked the federal government of Prime Minister Imran Khan to give another offer and opportunity to India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case to appoint a legal representative and see through the review trial from the civilian court.

Reinstated Ramesh Kumar takes charge as Andhra Pradesh SEC

VIJAYAWADA:Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar assumed charge as Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) on Monday, three days after the state government reinstated him on the orders of the High Court.

B'desh lower courts to begin normal proceedings from Aug 5

DHAKA:The lower courts of Bangladesh will resume normal in-person operations from August 5 after switching to an e-justice system three months ago amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Friday.

Release funds to NrDMC for resident doctors' salaries, HC tells AAP

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Aam Aadmi Party government to release funds to pay the pending salaries of the resident doctors of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NrDMC) within a period of 15 days.

Stalin seeks support on OBC reservation in medical seats

CHENNAI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday said he had spoken to leaders of major political parties in the country on the issue of reservation for other backward classes (OBC) in the All India Quota (AIQ) medical seats.

Vikas Dubey encounter: SC junks pleas to remove ex-UP DGP from probe panel

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday said cannot look at one part of the statement and question the integrity as it junked pleas to remove former Uttar Pradesh DGP K.L. Gupta as a member of the inquiry commission set up to probe the Vikas Dubey encounter case.

Delhi riots: HC allows two to withdraw pleas, move trial court

NEW DELHI:While hearing a slew of petitions related to the recent Delhi riots, the Delhi High Court, here on Monday, allowed two petitioners to withdraw their pleas for registration of FIRs under section 156(3) of the CrPC, with the liberty to approach the trial court.

Set up panel on OBC reservation in medical courses: Madras HC

CHENNAI:The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the central government to set up a committee within 3 months to decide on the issue of 50 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in admissions to medical courses under the all-India quota.

Govt taking care of nurses, healthcare workers: HC

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday disposed off a petition which highlighted the blatant violation of the human rights of the nurses and other health workers deployed at the forefront in private nursing homes or hospitals in Delhi, after noting that the authorities have taken adequate steps in this regard.

HC dismisses petition seeking stay on 'Bhoomi Pujan'

PRAYAGRAJ(UP):The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the proposed Ram temple, scheduled to be held on August 5 in Ayodhya.

Hyderabad encounter: SC gives 6 more months to probe panel

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday extended by six months the time given to the three-member commission to complete its inquiry into the December 2019 Hyderabad encounter case.

Gauhati HC registers PIL over Covid cases in Assam jails

GUWAHATI:The Gauhati High Court on Thursday asked the Assam's prisons' authority to provide the best qualitative treatment to the jail inmates across the state so that no further damage is caused, officials said.

New Rajya Sabha members nominated to different committees

NEW DELHI:A day after administering the oath to 45 of the 61 newly- elected members of Rajya Sabha, Vice President and the house's Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday nominated the new members to different Parliamentary Standing Committees.

SC notice to Madhya Pradesh CM on plea challenging cabinet size

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his government on a plea by former Assembly Speaker N.P. Prajapati challenging the appointment of 28 more ministers, as it violated the ceiling on the maximum strength of the council of ministers fixed under the Constitution.

SC nod for 3-member judicial panel to probe Vikas Dubey encounter

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the appointment of a three-member inquiry commission headed by former top court judge Justice B.S. Chauhan into the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey, and asked it to submit the report within two months to the court and the Uttar Pradesh government.

Entire state responsible for journalist abduction: Pakistan court

ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday slammed police for the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan, saying that the entire state was responsible for the incident.

SC issues notice to Prashant Bhushan on remarks against judiciary

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to advocate Prashant Bhushan on the alleged contemptuous remarks on Twitter. The top court also asked the Attorney General to assist it on the matter.