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“This man is out for three months, nothing has occurred,” observed the bench while hearing the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the September 1 order of the High Court.
The bench emphasised that the object of the Act is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as they are denied a number of civil rights.
Tadvi had committed suicide on May 22, 2019 after facing harassment by three of her seniors at the Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai.
The plea argued that the biggest sufferers of the conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020, on October 4, will be the students belonging to the middle class or lower middle class.
A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to devise an arrangement on the issue.
A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K.M. Joseph expressed concern over the stereotyping and vilification of the Muslim community through the TV programme.
According to the SOP issued by the Centre on March 29, there should be ambulances identified specifically for transporting suspected Covid patients or those who have developed complications, to the health facilities.
The Supreme Court bench issued the directions on a plea filed by the parent of a student and a former vice-chancellor of NLSIU challenging a notice to conduct a separate entrance exam for the university.
The petitioner submitted that the animals are equal to human beings though lower on the evolutionary ladder. “They still have souls and intellect,” said the petitioner.
The Supreme Court, imposing a token fine of Re 1 on Bhushan, said it was not afraid of either sentencing Bhushan or of debarring him from the practice.
On August 25, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari had reserved the order on the sentence, after Bhushan declined to apologize for the tweets.
The UGC committee has worked out a solution on how to conduct examinations in all universities across the country and how and when to start the new session of universities amid the coronavirus crisis and lockdown.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the accused, had contended before the top court that he is 84 years old and incapable of sexual activities. Sibal said the accused was also willing to undergo a DNA test.
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A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra told senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing Bhushan, “We are always fair to you. We do not know whether you are fair to us.”
A bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that there is a worldwide view that judiciary should not interfere in executive decisions in an emergency situation like Covid-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court said hearing on the quantum of punishment will be held on August 20.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing Bhushan, to suggest ways to resolve this matter.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing the petitioner, argued that PMCARES Fund lacks transparency. He also questioned why there is no national plan during the time of Covid.
Senior advocate Sajan Poovayya, representing Twitter Inc, California, the US, contended before the top court that he will advise his client to delete the offensive tweets.
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A bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna said “Anybody can watch anything on TV. How can you say people cannot watch this and that? How can you object to people watching TV?”
The Supreme Court on Friday sought Delhi government’s response over a petition filed by JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam.
he Jammu and Kashmir government has informed the Supreme Court that 2G internet is sufficient to download e-learning apps and to browse video lectures as it contended that the right to access the internet is not a fundamental right and the right to carry on any trade or business through the medium of internet can be curtailed.