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Madras HC’s observations against EC harsh, inappropriate: SC

Madras HC’s observations against EC harsh, inappropriate: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the Madras high court’s observations against the Election Commission’s role to ensure Covid-19 protocols during the polls in four states and a Union Territory, were harsh and inappropriate. “There is need for judges of superior courts to exercise restraint and not

SC to Centre: No contempt proceedings, but deliver 700MT O2 to Delhi

SC to Centre: No contempt proceedings, but deliver 700MT O2 to Delhi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed Delhi high court’s contempt proceedings against the Central government over supply of medical oxygen to Delhi, alleging that distribution of available oxygen needed a pan-India approach for equitable apportioning given spiralling Covid-19 cases in the country. The bench, however, said that it

Centre’s plea against High Court contempt warning in SC today

Centre’s plea against High Court contempt warning in SC today

New Delhi: The Union government today moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court order on oxygen availability in the national capital and the lower court’s threat to pursue contempt charges against officials for non-compliance. The top court will her the Centre’s plea today. Chief Justice India, NV Ramana,

SC strikes down Maratha quota, terms it unconstitutional

SC strikes down Maratha quota, terms it unconstitutional

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today cancelled the reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community brought in by Maharashtra in 2018, saying it exceeded the 50 per cent cap imposed earlier. A five-judge bench examining the constitutional validity of the 16 per cent reservation brought in

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