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Delhi HC dismisses Facebook, WhatsApp pleas challenging CCI order to probe privacy policy

The court said it saw no merit in the petitions of Facebook and WhatsApp to interdict the investigation directed by the CCI.
Workers load empty cylinders of medical oxygen in New Delhi, 21 April 2021 | PTI Photo

‘Why is Centre not waking up to gravity of the situation’: Delhi HC on oxygen crisis

The court said the steel and petrochemical industries are oxygen guzzlers and diverting oxygen from there can meet hospitals’ requirements.
A photo showing video conferencing facilities in an Indian courtroom

Using AI tools in judicial process can improve justice delivery, but amplify biases: Report

Research paper by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy notes that AI tools can increase administrative effectiveness & aid legal research, but also see judges not apply their minds as much.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC cracks whip on HC judges appointments, sets deadline for Centre to notify collegium

Bench led by CJI Bobde also paved the way for appointment of retired judges as ad-hoc judges to meet the vacancy crisis in high courts.

Testing, vaccinations, oxygen — 10 HCs have issued directions to states on Covid issues

High courts in Gujarat, Allahabad, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, MP, Bombay, Telangana, Patna and Karnataka issued orders on oxygen supply, beds, remdesivir, migrant workers & other issues.
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Delhi HC seeks filmmakers’ stand on plea against movies on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life

The suit, filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's father, claimed that the filmmakers have been trying to encash this opportunity for ulterior motives.

Supreme Court stays Allahabad HC order imposing near-lockdown in 5 UP cities

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the UP govt was taking steps to curb Covid in the state, but to have a 'lockdown by a judicial order may not be right'.
Migrant workers sit on top of a bus in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Centre, AAP govt failed to think about migrant workers during 2020 lockdown, says Delhi HC

The high court said lessons should be taken from the past lockdown as reports show migrant workers are again going back as Delhi govt announced a six-day lockdown.
A medic takes a child's swab to test for Covid-19 | Representational image | PTI

‘Shame govt didn’t plan in advance’: Allahabad HC orders weeklong near-lockdown in 5 UP cities

Allahabad HC asked UP govt to shut down private & govt-run establishments for a week in 5 cities. No weddings, religious activities to be allowed. Restaurants, shops to remain closed.
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Delhi HC says all insurance companies liable to give effect to Mental Healthcare Act from 2018

Insurance regulator IRDAI is duty bound to supervise the insurance companies and ensure that they comply with the Act and cannot turn a blind eye' to non-implementation of the same.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district on 1 April 2021 | PTI

Modi owns India’s unfolding Covid disaster

India's Covid tragedy was avoidable, and is largely the fault of a boastful, incompetent government. Yet, Modi may suffer few political consequences for his devastating missteps.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.

Defence

File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Rajnath Singh assures support to Indonesian counterpart Subianto in tracing missing submarine

The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.