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The Supreme Court has set up a twelve-member National task force which would be tasked with formulating a methodology for the scientific allocation of Oxygen to the States and UTs.
The Supreme Court has directed the high-powered committees constituted by the state governments and union territories to consider the early parole of prisoners by adopting the guidelines followed by them last year.
The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding steps taken by it to ensure sufficient availability of Covid-19 vaccine in the State within 3-4 months.

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Two men, Achhar Singh and Budhi Singh, had challenged their conviction by the Himachal Pradesh High Court. One had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and the other to undergo life imprisonment, plus a fine. The High Court had overturned their acquittal by the trial court.

Oxygen shortage: SC sets up 12-member national task force, audit sub-groups in each state, union territory (Updated with order)

The Supreme Court has set up a twelve-member National task force which would be tasked with formulating a methodology for the scientific allocation of Oxygen to the States and UTs.

“We let our guard down” during elections, observes Kerala HC

“The prophylactic 'SMS' against Covid-19 – Sanitiser, Mask and Social Distancing – was unfortunately lost in the din of the electoral campaigns. There is a general sentiment that we let our guard down, but we cannot let it happen again," observed Kerala High Court on Friday.

Overcrowding in jails: Supreme Court directs release of prisoners released earlier

The Supreme Court has directed the high-powered committees constituted by the state governments and union territories to consider the early parole of prisoners by adopting the guidelines followed by them last year.

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Courts offer respite against gags on media, social media

In a laudable order, the apex court has warned states and the police against curbing the media or calls for help during the pandemic and said any such move would invite contempt of court.

American exceptionalism continues within Quad

While the Quad meets India’s aspiration of becoming “a stabilising power”, the “India way” is not only being tested by China, but by other members of the group, particularly the US.

Justice Shantanagoudar: Judge with a conscience

The sudden passing away of the sitting Supreme Court judge is a huge loss to the judiciary as he had delivered numerous landmark judgments.

Columns

Adieu, Soli!

I shared a warm and cordial friendship with this votary for human rights and multi-faceted personality. He not only protected the freedom to dissent but practised remarkable hospitality to public criticism.

West Bengal: The tough road ahead for Mamata Banerjee

Now that she is back as chief minster once again, Mamata Banerjee must put an end to the post-poll violence, shore up facilities to save lives hit by the raging pandemic and restore the economic health of the state.

The Loneliness of the Long-distance Lawyer

While law is a noble profession, it is a long and winding road. A new entrant would do well to read good books or browse through a lawyer’s personal library to keep his mind from getting stale.

Specials

Settlement Hubs: Settling Disputes In Times Of A Climate Emergency

By Samar Rege It is better to debate a questio...

Massive Covid-19 bungling slips by unnoticed in small town India

The world has been shocked into sitting up seeing the plight of the thousands losing their battle against Covid in Delhi but an even greater mess of planning, management and performance has infiltrated small town India, threatening its very existence.

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Plea in Supreme Court seeks direction to Ministry of Corporate Affairs to fill up vacancy of NCLAT c...

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to fill up the vacancy of the Chairman of NCLAT and President of NCLT without any delay.

Plea in Supreme Court seeks directions to EC over 12 disqualified MLAs still in Manipur Assembly as ...

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court of India, seeking direction to the Election Commission of India to submit its opinion to the Governor of Manipur on 12 legislators who had been disqualified from the Manipur assembly but continue to function as members of the House.

West Bengal govt moves Supreme Court seeking free Covid vaccine across the country

The West Bengal government has filed a plea in the Supreme Court, demanding free vaccination against Novel Coronavirus for the entire country.

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Law Firms

Adieu, Soli!

I shared a warm and cordial friendship with this votary for human rights and multi-faceted personality. He not only protected the freedom to dissent but practised remarkable hospitality to public criticism.

West Bengal: The tough road ahead for Mamata Banerjee

Now that she is back as chief minster once again, Mamata Banerjee must put an end to the post-poll violence, shore up facilities to save lives hit by the raging pandemic and restore the economic health of the state.

Law Schools

HNLU Raipur releases first ever Day Zero campus recruitments

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur’s graduating batch of 2020 has released campus recruitment figures for the 50 students (out of a batch of 150) who took part in the official campus placement activities.

LawSikho ties up with MEPSC for new courses

LawSikho, India’s leading online education company that creates advanced and practical legal courses, has partnered with Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) to co-create and roll out five new online courses

MNLU-N students can now graduate as judicial officers for direct recruitment: CJI Bobde

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) has come up with a course in “Nyay Shastra”, based on the ancient Indian judicial system that will train individuals as judicial officers and they can be recruited as judges directly without any further training.

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Justice DK Basu former Calcutta High Court Judge has left for his heavenly abode. He was the famous petitioner in the landmark case titled as DK Basu Vs State of West Bengal in which the Apex Court had laid down guidelines that should be followed while making arrest. Justice Basu had started his careers as a practising lawyer in Calcutta High Court and the Apex Court. After that, he was elevated as a Calcutta High Court Judge. He has also served as the chairman of Legal Aid Services West Ben...

SC’s Juvenile Justice Committee takes stock of child care, protection during Covid second wave

Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Committee met with juvenile justice representatives from all high courts along with UNICEF and key Central ministry officials to discuss protecting of children in juvenile and care homes during the Covid surge.

Plea in Supreme Court seeks direction to Ministry of Corporate Affairs to fill up vacancy of NCLAT chairman, NCLT president

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to fill up the vacancy of the Chairman of NCLAT and President of NCLT without any delay.
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