The Supreme Court declined to entertain a PIL seeking a direction to censor all future social media posts by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut.
Justice Malik, due to retire in 2031, would also be in the line to become the chief justice of Pakistan in January 2030 on the basis of her seniority.
The apex court was hearing the PIL filed by Chandigarh-based activist Kajal Mangal Mukhi.
The Supreme Court Friday permitted a former judicial officer to submit his suggestions on training of judges to National Judicial Academy for consideration.
The court had granted Tarun Tejpal the 'benefit of the doubt' in the absence of corroborative evidence to support the allegations made by the complainant.
As Mehta emphasised that the petitioner is quite powerful and the offence is very serious, Supreme Court asked hims to not get politics into the matter.
The Supreme Court held that inherited property of a female Hindu dying issueless and intestate, will either go to the heirs of her parents or husband.
The bench said the country is still in the midst of the pandemic and any delay in the recruitment of doctors would impact the ability to manage it.
A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari posted the plea filed by US-based NGO Global Peace Initiative for hearing on January 24.
The judgement, which came on an appeal against the Madras High Court verdict, dealt with the property rights of Hindu women and widows under the Hindu Succession Act.
The top court said that Articles 16 (4), 15 (4), and 15 (5) of the constitution employ group identification as a method through which substantive equality can be achieved.
The committee is looking into the legality of the buildings constructed between November 26, 2014 and August 3, 2018, on the land notified for the layout.
The top court said that it rejects the COVID-19 death toll given by Bihar, and pointed out that these are not actual but government figures.
They termed as "alarmist" some news report that out of around 1500 staff in the apex court and as many as 400 have tested positive to Covid in the third wave.
The apex court, which was annoyed over non-disbursal of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to the kin of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19, pulled up the state governments.