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SC asks govt to provide daily drug doses to TB patients

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to replace after nine months the current practice of giving three dosages of medicine a week to tuberculosis patients, with daily doses. A bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, passed the order, saying all new patients should be administered daily dosage regimen of tuberculosis (TB) medicines after the expiry of a period of nine months. The current dosage of thrice a week shall not remain in practice in any condition and as far as possible, the new drug regime be implemented, the bench, also comprising Justices N V Ramana and D Y Chandrachud, said.

Major setback for over 400 Delhi private schools after SC judgement

Over 400 private Delhi schools were in for a major jolt after Supreme Court (SC) rejected the plea of the schools that challenged Delhi High Court’s (HC) order concerning fee hike by schools. The Supreme Court on Monday passed a judgement stating that all the Delhi private schools need a nod from Delhi government before hiking the fees. While upholding the High Court’s 2016 judgment, the apex court said, "Once you have taken land from DDA (Delhi Development Authority) you have to abide by the Education Act".