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Gujarat needs 1,600MT O2 on May 15, Centre quota 975MT – ET HealthWorld

Ahmedabad: The state of Gujarat has requested the Union government to increase its present 975MT allocation of medical oxygen by projecting an estimated demand of 1,600 MT on May 15, because of the rate with which Covid-19 cases are rising in the state. In his affidavit filed before the Supreme Court on Friday, Gujarat chief […]

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Delhi govt opposes oxygen use audit – ET HealthWorld

The Delhi government on Thursday opposed the Centre’s plea for auditing oxygen utilisation in the capital while repeatedly requesting the Supreme Court to order an audit of what it said was the Centre’s arbitrary allocation of oxygen and mismanagement of transportation to New Delhi and other states. Solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the Centre had […]

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Morning digest: Virologist Gagandeep Kang says coronavirus surge may go down by May end, U.S. to support IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. The current COVID-19 surge in India may begin to start tapering between the middle and end of May, virologist Gagandeep Kang said on Wednesday. At a virtual interaction with members of the Indian Women Press Corps, Dr. Kang said, “Best guess estimates from […]

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SC’s verdict quashing Maratha quota may have bigger political ramifications

The Supreme Court quashing the Maharashtra government’s law on reservation to Marathas in admissions and government jobs is likely to have political ramifications as some Maratha outfits have threatened to step up their agitations. The issue might snowball into a bigger headache for the government as some Maratha leaders now want the community to be […]

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Supreme Court Verdict On Constitutional Validity Of Maratha Quota Today

Maratha quota: The Supreme Court had put the Bombay High Court judgment on hold (File) New Delhi: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court examining the constitutional validity of reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community in Maharashtra is likely to announce its verdict on Wednesday. The constitution bench will also […]

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EC officials should be booked for murder: Poll Panel moves Supreme Court against Madras High Court observation

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday (May 1) moved Supreme Court against Madras High Court observations that the poll panel was singularly responsible for surge in coronavirus COVID-19 cases across the country. The poll panel has challeneged the Madras High Court observation where it blasted it for its failure to maintain COVID-19 protocols.  The […]

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Why are states paying a different price for Covid vaccines, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre to consider the National Immunisation Programme for inoculating all citizens against the novel coronavirus free of cost, as the poor may not be able to pay for the vaccine. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud asked how the Centre and states are going to ensure vaccine […]

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Supreme Court orders Uttar Pradesh government to shift Siddique Kappan to Delhi hospital

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 28) directed the UP government to shift Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan lodged in Mathura Jail to a government hospital in Delhi for medical treatment. The bench comprising Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, Justices S. Kant and A.S. Bopanna was hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by Kerala Union […]

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Justice N V Ramana sworn in as 48th Chief Justice of India

Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India on Saturday. Justice Ramana’s will hold the post for sixteen months, until August 26, 2022. Justice Ramana takes over at a time when the judiciary is going back to a virtual mode, due to the second wave of Covid-19, and is […]

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