Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicSupreme Court of India

Topic: Supreme Court of India

Hybrid mode of hearing cases not working, courts have to function physically, says SC

The top court was hearing a plea seeking to declare virtual court hearing as a fundamental right. SC said normalcy has to return and virtual hearing of cases can't become a norm.

‘How can highways be blocked perpetually’ — SC asks govt on farmers protest at Delhi borders

While hearing a Noida resident's plea seeking removal of the blockade, the apex court told the govt is the executive's duty to implement law.

Supertech moves SC seeking modification in direction to raze twin 40-storey towers in Noida

The company proposed to partially demolish 224 flats of a tower & provide a landscape green area instead that'd be larger than the garden contemplated in the 2006 sanctioned plan.

Court’s power of contempt constitutional power, can’t be taken away by legislation, SC says

Making the observation, the apex court Wednesday held the chairperson of an NGO guilty of contempt for not depositing Rs 25 lakh for 'scandalising and browbeating' the court.

Can’t infringe right to life of others under guise of employment — SC on firecrackers

The apex court said its prime focus is the right to life of innocent citizens and a balance needs to be struck between employment, unemployment and the right to life of citizens.

Efforts being made to convince farmers to remove blockades from border areas, Haryana tells SC

The state govt informed it is persuading the farmers and farmers' organisations to cooperate as the general public continued to face great hardship due to the blockades of roads.

Only public pressure can bring police reforms now. Supreme Court order is gathering dust

15 years after the Supreme Court judgment in Prakash Singh case, we must ask what's holding up police reforms – Indians' lack of appreciation for good policing or the feeling of having given up?

SC to pronounce interim order on pleas seeking independent probe into Pegasus row next week

The pleas seeking an independent probe are related to reports of alleged snooping by govt agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and scribes by using NSO group's spyware Pegasus.

SC collegium recommends transfer of six High Court judges

The Collegium on 16 September had recommended the transfer of 5 judges from one one state to another. The sixth transfer was recommended in another meeting Tuesday.

Modi govt to seek transfer of Mehbooba Mufti’s plea in PMLA case to Supreme Court

Mufti, in her plea, has sought to declare section 50 of PMLA as void and inoperative, being discriminatory, bereft of safeguards, and violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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