Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan says self-proclaimed democrats seeking Army’s help to ‘overthrow’ him

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday claimed that those who call themselves “democratic” were seeking the Army’s help to topple his government as he criticised the Opposition parties. His attack on the Opposition parties came during the ground-breaking ceremony of a highway upgradation and rehabilitation project, The Express Tribune newspaper reported. Khan, without naming … Read more

J&J’s Appeal Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

June 2, 2021 — The U.S. Supreme court said Tuesday that it won’t hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal over a $2 billion ruling in favor of women who said they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. The nation’s top court did not say why it rejected Johnson & Johnson’s appeal, the Associated … Read more

Covid-19 vaccination: Supreme Court raps Centre for ‘dual policy’, calls for more inclusive approach to cater to rural areas

The Centre maintained that states weren’t left to fend for themselves as the Union government was negotiating the vaccine price that has been fixed for every state. Sticking to its critical view of the Centre’s vaccination policy, the Supreme Court on Monday called for more inclusive approach to cater to the rural areas. Questioning the … Read more

SC to hear on May 31 plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams amid pandemic

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to cancel Class 12 examinations in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari. At the outset, the bench … Read more

Cryptocurrency exchanges to approach Supreme Court on RBI diktat

Cryptocurrency exchanges are set to approach the Supreme Court to seek direction on whether the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) can direct banks to stop dealing with them, despite an earlier ruling by the apex court quashing RBI’s order to ban cryptocurrencies. This comes after the RBI through an “informal” diktat asked banks to stop … Read more

Will continue protests till 2024 if necessary, says farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmers protesting against recent farm reform laws on the outskirts of Delhi are willing to continue their agitation till 2024 when the next general elections will take place, if required, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Wednesday. Prolonged protests will hurt BJP’s chances in next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Tikait … Read more

Nepal PM Oli, Opposition alliance stake claim to form govt amid uncertainty over signatures

Nepal’s political crisis took a dramatic turn on Friday as embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the Opposition parties staked separate claims for the formation of a new government by submitting letters of support from lawmakers to the President. Prime Minister Oli reached the President’s Office Shital Niwas and presented his list, a … Read more

Presiding officers saying no to virtual meetings of parliamentary standing committees disappointing: P Chidambaram

After presiding officers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha rejected demands for virtual meetings of parliamentary standing committees, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said he was disappointed with their decision as discussing the pandemic was no state or defence secret. He said public pressure should be exerted on the presiding officers of both … Read more

Committee headed by former HC judge to study Maratha quota judgement

A committee headed by former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court Dilip Bhosale will study the Supreme Court‘s order striking down quota for the Maratha community in Maharashtra, state minister Ashok Chavan said here on Tuesday. The eight-member panel led by Justice Bhosale, a former Bombay High Court judge, will guide the state government … Read more

Maharashtra government to set up committee to study SC order on Maratha quota

The Maharashtra government will set up a committee under a retired judge to study the Supreme Court order striking down reservations for the Maratha community, state minister Ashok Chavan said on Saturday. The apex court on May 4 struck down the Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs, terming the statute … Read more