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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.

“Beg, Borrow, Steal… Make Oxygen Available”

As the pandemic raged across India, various High Courts came forward to pull up state governments for their abdication of responsibility and leaving harried citizens to fend for themselves. Howeve...

The $1-dollar case that shook up the US Supreme Court

A recent judgment of the top court has created a flutter in legal circles. In more than 15 years on the bench, Chief Justice of the US John Roberts had never earlier filed a solitary dissenting opinion and enjoyed the unique reputation of always carrying the Court with him.

Covid vaccination at doorstep for elderly, those at greater risk

Showing its concern for senior citizens, the Bombay High Court asked the centre if it was possible to inject them at home. It took the example of Los Angeles and Israel.

Italian Marines case: Cough up Rs 10 crore compensation from Italy

Taking a tough stand, the Court told the centre to deposit the Rs 10 crore Italy had paid it as compensation for the 2012 shooting incident in which two Indian fishermen were killed.

Not quite Harry met Sally

In a bizarre and rather unique case, a woman advocate filed a petition claiming that Britain’s Prince Harry had broken his promise to marry her!

Ad-hoc judges for high courts: Tackling pendency

In an effort to reduce the backlog of cases, the Court has proposed the appointment of ad-hoc judges for High Courts. But they will only handle old cases, not new ones.

Justice Ramana’s landmark judgments

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ramana decided on a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions imposed on internet services in Jammu & Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370. The benc...

News Update

Health activist moves SC, seeks uniform protocol for Covid treatment, calls for national body of experts

The plea has been filed by health activist and public health expert Amulya Nidhi through AOR Abhimanue Shrestha and settled by Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh.

Flight crew breath check: Delhi HC asks DGMS to consider if test can be held in open because of Covid aerosol fears

The counsel further submitted that the last order the DGCA, obtained data from various airlines which reveals that most of the airlines are conducting testing using breath analyzers, which is much higher than 10% and in some airlines, even close to 30%.

Kerala High Court directs Kochi civic body to widen drain before monsoon

A Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran observed that it will not be possible for this Court to enter into the questions of encroachments at this time, because of the impending monsoons, which is likely to hit the shores of Kerala by the end of May or the first week of June, 2021.

Declare Covishield essential commodity, cap price at Rs 157 per vial, says plea in Supreme Court

The Petitioner while calling the pricing announced by SII discriminatory i.e. Rs 400 and Rs 700, further prays to impose price ceiling of Rs 157 and make it available to both Government and Private hospitals.

Dhankhar orders CBI investigation, but how?

The Supreme Court or a High Court can allow the CBI to carry out any probe. That has not happened in this case. The CBI did not approach any court of law.
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