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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde also directed that food, water & shelter be arranged for migrant workers.
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 top court heard the matter through video-conferencing, which seeks government aid in providing medical support to the stranded Indians till their evacuation.