Over 500 undergraduate students from Mithibai College are set to lose a full academic year for lack of attendance after the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed two Special Leave Petitions filed by them against the college. The petitions were filed based on a June 26 order of the Bombay High Court which noted that the college had relaxed rules in the past and students with attendance as low as 59 per cent were allowed to appear for examinations. The mandatory attendance is 60 per cent. However, the HC had dismissed another petition on the same issue on March 12 filed by 107 students observing that the court could not compromise with the attendance discipline. Following this, the students had approached the Supreme Court
NEW DELHI: The Union government has cancelled visas of 2,679 foreigners, majority from Bangladesh and Indonesia, for indulging in tablighi activities impermissible under the tourist visa granted to them and said that they will face criminal proceedings for endangering the lives of many during Covid-19 health emergency, the Supreme Court was informed on Thursday. "Out of 2,765 cases of foreign tablighi Jamaat members, visas of 2,679, including nine Overseas Citizens of India cardholders, have been cancelled. Nepal nationals, numbering 47, do not hold visas. Visas of the remaining 39 are under process of cancellation," solicitor general Tushar Mehta told a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna. "So far, no foreign tablighi jamaat member has been
NEW DELHI: Starting with a stern "don't make it difficult for the students" line, the Supreme Court on Monday was able to make Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to agree to give 'opt-out' option to 3.5 lakh candidates mid-way through the ongoing examination amidst raging Covid-19 pandemic. ICAI through its counsel Ramji Srinivasan appeared alive to the difficulties faced by students in reaching around examination Centres and arranging their lodging when it informed a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna that it has agreed to give candidates the option of opting out of the ensuing examination and appear again in November without any loss of academic session. But, the bench the Covid flare
NEW DELHI: In a special hearing conducted on Sunday, the Supreme Court refused to interfere in Rajasthan government’s decision to hold remaining board exams for class X students scheduled from Monday and dismissed a plea seeking quashing of exams. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna assembled in the evening to grant an urgent hearing hours before the examination was to start but did not find merit in the petition filed by a mother of a student. The petitioner approached the SC after her plea was rejected by Rajasthan HC. Dismissing the plea, the bench said state government would take all necessary precautions as per the national guidelines and regulations.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Sunday in an urgent hearing dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the remaining two Class X examinations scheduled to be held on June 29-30, to be conducted by the board of secondary education of Rajasthan, said a lawyer appearing for the state government. The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna, in an urgent hearing conducted on Sunday evening through video conferencing, dismissed the plea filed by one Maghi Devi. Senior advocate Manish Singhvi who appeared for the State government said the bench after hearing the petitioner and the state dismissed the plea.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday permitted the Centre and CBSE to cancel the remaining Class X and XII examinations that could not be conducted due to the coronavirus pandemic and approved the Board’s scheme to award marks to students for the cancelled papers, based on their performance in previous exams held before the Covid situation worsened. The results will be out by July 15. Hearing pleas seeking scrapping of exams for rising Covid-19 infections, a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna directed CBSE to issue the notification to implement its assessment scheme. It granted a week’s time to ICSE to make its scheme public after the Board contended that it is considering a
NEW DELHI: Fearing that the Election Commission’s decision to allow postal ballots during biennial Rajya Sabha elections on Friday would encourage large-scale cross voting, Gujarat leader of opposition and Congress’ Paresh Dhanani rushed to the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking quashing of the EC notification of June 17. Senior advocate A M Singhvi argued that the EC’s decision to permit postal ballots would convert the open ballot system in RS elections into a secret ballot and nullify party whips to MLAs to cast their votes according to the party line. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and A S Bopanna was reluctant to entertain the petition saying the court would not interfere in the
NEW DELHI: In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases and to protect students from getting exposed to virus, the SC on Wednesday asked CBSE to consider whether it could scrap the remaining papers of Board examinations and grant marks on the basis of internal assessment. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna asked CBSE to hold consultations and take a call on the issue after the Board informed the court that it was in the process of taking a decision on the issue. The court listed the next hearing for June 23. The CBSE had earlier announced that the remaining papers of the Board exams would be held during July 1-15. After the decision,