It was a historic moment of gender representation that the Supreme Court of India appointed three women judges, Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and Bela M Trivedi on Tuesday.
In a major decision, the Centre has asked the Central Higher Education Institutions (CHEIs) to fill the faculty positions reserved for SCs, STs, EWS and other backward classes within a year.
Women will be allowed to take National Defence Academy (NDA) examination scheduled for September 5.
The offline matriculation examination will begin tomorrow (July 30) following all necessary Covid-19 protocol. Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Ranjan Dash on Thursday informed that over 15,000 students will appear in this examination at 504 centres across the State. The offline matriculation examination 2021 is being conducted for students who were not satisfied with their marks awarded by the board based on special evaluation criteria.
Bhubaneswar: Will the existing reservations in educational institutions and jobs in Odisha remain within the 50 % bracket or exceed? The question has now become the point of discussion especially in the State after the Supreme Court recently said that the 50 per cent cap on reservation could be re-examined in view of the subsequent […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to either cancel the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)-2020 or stay the counselling process and asked five candidates, who were seeking quashing of the exam alleging technical glitches, to give their grievances within two days to the redressal committee. CLAT is a centralised national level entrance test for […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state governments to provide dry ration to all sex workers, who have been identified by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and district legal authorities, without asking for ration card or any other identification proof. A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Ajay Rastogi took […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court permitted an applicant, who is suspected of being Covid-19 positive, to appear in the CLAT 2020 entrance exam scheduled on Monday. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah said the court is of the view that the applicant should be permitted to take his CLAT […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an interim order on a batch of pleas opposing the UGCs July 6 guidelines mandating universities across India to conduct their final-year examinations by September-end. Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava requested the top court to pass an interim order as many students are stuck in flood-affected regions […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from University Grants Commission (UGC) on a batch of pleas seeking quashing of its guidelines dated July 6, whereby all the universities/colleges have been instructed to conduct final-year examinations by September 30. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing […]
New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to take up the controversial ‘Boys Locker Room’ Instagram chat group scandal, in which rapes were glorified and photos of underage girls were shared by the participants. Leaked screenshots of the private Instagram chat group have stirred up a storm over rape culture in […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it is troubling to see protesters blocking the road as it may set a bad precedent, and suggested that the protest may shift to an alternate venue. The top court also appointed three interlocutors led by senior advocate Sanjay Hegde to talk to the Shaheen Bagh protestors […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked political parties to bring on record reasons for selection of candidates with pending criminal cases, and added mere “winnability at polls” couldn’t be attributed as a reason for the selection. A Bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said, “It appears over the last four general elections, there […]
New Delhi: Providing relief to mining company Sarda Mines Pvt Ltd., the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed it to resume its mining operations in Odisha subject to deposit of Rs 933 crore towards environmental compensation by February 29. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant also […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the nine-judge Bench would wrap arguments within 10 days in the matter connected with discrimination against women at religious places in various religions, including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, said only legal questions […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Centre four weeks to respond to pleas challenging the validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said it will set up a five-judge Constitution bench to hear the petitions. While making it clear that it will not grant any stay on the CAA without hearing […]
New Delhi: Ahead of the January 23 deadline, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices have approached the Supreme Court seeking modification in its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) matter where they have sought court permission to negotiate with DoT on the payment schedule. A source said: “The companies are seeking more time […]
New Delhi: After the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the state government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the amended law. Kerala has now become the first state to move the top court in the backdrop of nationwide protests against the religion-based citizenship law. The Supreme Court is already seized […]
New Delhi: Freedom of the press is a requirement in any democratic society for its effective functioning and governments are required to respect this at all times, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The apex court said the importance of the press is well established and is a valuable and sacred right enshrined under the […]
New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Thursday observed that the country is going through difficult times and there is so much violence going on as the Supreme Court refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking to declare the Citizenship Amendment Act as constitutional. A bench headed by CJI Bobde expressed surprise […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there would be no stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act and fixed January 22 as the date to conduct hearing on nearly 60 petitions challenging the Act. The Centre will file affidavits on the validity of the law and will also file a reply on the petitioners’ […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking review of its November 9 Ayodhya land dispute case verdict which cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site. The top court, which took a total of 19 review pleas for consideration in-chamber, rejected them after finding no […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted an inquiry commission headed by former Supreme Court judge V.S. Sirpurkar, former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Baldota and former CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan, to conduct an inquiry into the ‘encounter’ killing of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad. A […]
New Delhi: The Centre on Monday sought a review of the Supreme Court verdict in 2018 on the exclusion of the “creamy layer” within the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) category from the reservation benefit. The Centre’s top law officer, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal arguing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. In one of the most important and most anticipated judgements in India’s history, a […]