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SC Notice To Centre, IITs On Plea Seeking Quota In Faculty Recruitment

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea seeking direction to all the 23 IITs to follow the reservation policy in the admission in the research degree programmes and recruitment of faculty. A bench headed by Justice L.N. Rao and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and B.V. Nagarathna, after hearing arguments in the matter, issued notice to Centre and all the IITs.

Farm Laws: SC Panel Member Says Will Decide On Releasing Report After Analysing 'Legal Consequences'

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Anil J Ghanwat, part of the three-member Supreme Court-appointed committee on farm laws on Monday said he will decide on whether to release the panel's report after analysing the legal consequences and claimed that the two other members have given him the freedom to take a call.

Centre Lists Measures In SC To Reduce Air Pollution In Delhi

The Centre on Wednesday proposed a slew of measures in the Supreme Court to reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Man, Woman Attempt Self-Immolation Outside Supreme Court

Aug 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The reason behind their extreme step was not immediately known

'Sorry State': Fill Vacancies Or Scrap 15 Tribunals, SC Tells Govt

It appears that bureaucracy does not want these tribunals, said a bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant.

02 August, 2021

Treat Minorities As 'Weaker Sections' In India, NCM Urges SC

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The National Commission of Minorities said if schemes are not formulated for the weaker sections in India, they are bound to be dominated by majority groups.

04 July, 2021

Don’t Delay, Don’t Deny: Analysing Imminent Need For Medical Triage In India’s Private Sector

Prakhar Raghuvanshi

There have been minimal efforts made towards addressing issues of transparency and accountability in India's private sector.

19 April, 2021

SC Stays Case On Merger Of Future Retail Ltd With Reliance Retail

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The petition by the US based e-commerce giant has sought a stay on the March 22 order of the division bench, terming it 'illegal', 'random', 'inequitable and unfair'.

17 April, 2021

Private Vehicle Is Not A 'Public Place' Under NDPS Act, Says SC

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The court acquitted one of the accused under the Narcotics Act, but convicted three others

05 April, 2021

Isro Espionage Case: Probe Panel Files Report, Supreme Court To Hear Matter Next Week

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The 3-member investigation panel submitted its report in a sealed cover to the apex court recently.

05 April, 2021

SC Stays Proceedings Against BS Yeddiyurappa In 2012 Corruption Case

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The high court had directed the special trial court to take cognisance of offences against Karnataka CM and proceed further in the matter on the basis of chargesheet filed by the Lokayukta Police in 2012.

26 March, 2021

SC Quashes Sushant Singh Rajput's Sister Plea Against Complaint Filed By Rhea Chakraborty

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CBI will take over a Mumbai Police FIR filed against Singh that she faked a prescription to help the late actor access banned medication.

26 March, 2021

Supreme Court Upholds Tata Sons' Decision To Sack Cyrus Mistry As Chairman


A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said it is allowing the appeals filed by Tata Group.

05 March, 2021

Tandav Row: SC Grants Interim Protection To Amazon Prime Video's India Head

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The apex court observed that the Centre's regulations on social media are mere guidelines and do not have provision for any action against digital platforms.

04 March, 2021

SC Directs Private Hospitals To Give Priority Treatment To Senior Citizens

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The top court had last year directed that all eligible old age persons should be regularly paid pension and states should provide them necessary medicines, masks, sanitisers and other essential goods in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 February, 2021

SC Will No Longer Use WhatsApp To Share Videocall Links

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The links for virtual court hearings in SC will be shared on registered email ids and registered mobile numbers of the concerned advocates-on-record and party-in-person.

26 February, 2021

ISIS Bride Who Left UK To Join Group Not Allowed To Return Home: UK Court Rules

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Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked on national security grounds shortly after she was found in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019.

16 February, 2021

Angry Supreme Court Tells BCCI, 'Won't Adjourn Again'; Sourav Ganguly To Face Axe As Prez?

Soumitra Bose

BCCI has taken 'six' adjournments and the Supreme Court is not amused. Next hearing on Ganguly and Jay Shah's future as BCCI office-bearers on March 23

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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