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SC seeks Modi govt’s response on plea to fix Covid treatment costs in private hospitals

A Kolkata resident has submitted that according to insurers, private hospitals are charging for Covid treatment ‘as per their whims and fancies’.
A file photo of clashes between Jamia Millia Islamia students and Delhi Police. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Jamia violence was a well-planned incident carried out by ‘riotous mob’: Delhi Police to HC

Delhi Police also said it was not a sporadic incident as the ‘rioters’ were armed with stones, lathis, petrol bombs, which manifest the intention of the mob.
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Andhra High Court files petition in its own court against defamatory social media content

The petition noted that the judiciary was the weakest of all three arms of the government, and sought directions to protect the institution from attacks.
Supreme Court of India

Strike balance between rights of staff and employers, both hit by lockdown: SC to govt

Supreme Court reserves order on a batch of petitions challenging the central government's 29 March order that asked companies to pay full wages during lockdown.
Doctors inside a protective chamber before collecting swab sample at a newly installed Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK) for COVID-19 test, in Chennai | PTI

Doctors, nurses have final responsibility to protect themselves from Covid: Govt to SC

The affidavit was filed in response to a petition by Dr Arushi Jain, challenging the new SOP for healthcare workers that ended the mandatory 14-day quarantine for them.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Economics not over health: SC after RBI says interest waiver will affect banks

The court allows Centre time to file a response on behalf of the RBI and finance ministry after plea says RBI’s 27 March circular didn't serve 'economic justice'.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘One policy, one portal’: SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to plan interstate movement

The SC has asked the Centre to convene a meeting with the states concerned and find a common programme for interstate movement within the NCR amid the lockdown.
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Asaram Bapu’s bail plea denied, Gujarat HC says thousands will come to meet him if he’s out

This is the second time the court has rejected the bail plea of Asaram Bapu this year, noting that there was no new ground in his latest application.
A man walks past the Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai | Shashank Parade/ PTI

Interest waiver during loan moratorium will jeopardise banks’ stability: RBI to Supreme Court

The RBI stated moratorium on loan repayment was to mitigate burden of debt servicing during lockdown, but it cannot be construed as a waiver.
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Kerala High Court restrains schools from charging additional fees for online classes

A single-judge bench of Justice C.S. Dias noted that right to education was sacrosanct in the Constitution of India.

On Camera

Narendra Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman during a Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on 3 June | ANI Photo

Why Modi govt doesn’t have the money to spend on Covid crisis & how it can fix the problem

Emerging from the Covid crisis, the Centre will have to take a fresh approach to reviving growth, re-visiting fiscal balance with states, re-imagining GST etc.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.