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SC judgment on RTI Act sets a dangerously low bar for what passes muster as law of land

The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.
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Income Tax dept’s notice against NDTV quashed by Supreme Court

NDTV had been issued re-assessment notice in 2015 after the IT dept noted that Rs 642 crore has allegedly not been computed for tax assessment purposes for financial year 2007-2008.
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Supreme Court dismisses plea for using hotels as shelters for unemployed migrant workers

A top court bench observed that the court cannot force the government to listen to all the ideas as people may come up with millions of ideas.

Sharp cut in small savings rates was overdue, should remain aligned to bank rates

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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

SC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking WHO-grade protective gear for medical staff

The plea claims in the absence of appropriate protective gear, doctors and other medical staff are putting themselves at risk of being infected by Covid-19.
Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom the epicenter of the coronavirus in Iran | Wiki Commons

250 Indians stranded in Iran test positive for Covid-19, Centre tells Supreme Court

500 Indians have already been brought back from Iran, with the top court looking at fresh tests for the 250 currently stranded and the possibility of bringing them back.
File image of CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde | Photo: ANI

Publish ‘official version’: SC tells media after govt says fake news caused migrant exodus

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde also directed that food, water & shelter be arranged for migrant workers.

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC seeks Centre’s response on plea for evacuating 850 pilgrims from Iran

The top court heard the matter through video-conferencing, which seeks government aid in providing medical support to the stranded Indians till their evacuation.

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Aap chronology samajhiye: Did Modi buckle under Trump’s pressure on HCQ for COVID-19?

Hydroxychloroquine & paracetamol are cheap, generic drugs long off-patent. India has unique strength to make these for the world. It should use it, not squat on it.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.


A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.