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Delhi HC ponders appointing bureaucrat as intervener in Le Meredien case

Above: Le Meredien hotel in New Delhi CJ International Hotels Pvt Ltd, operators of the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, have petitioned the Chief...
​Delhi HC’s gambhir decision goes against cricketer Gautam

Delhi HC’s gambhir decision goes against cricketer Gautam

This one was a full-toss and former international cricketer failed to send it over the ropes. Instead, he sent it to the nearest fielder...
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Mukul Roy phone tapping: Delhi HC dismisses plea

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (December 13) dismissed a plea by the BJP’s new recruit from West Bengal, Mukul Roy, who had claimed...
School children in one of the schools in Srinagar/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC tells MCD: Place sanction plan on online programme pertaining to admissions under...

Above: School children in one of the schools in Srinagar/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Monday (December 11) directed Municipal Corporation of Delhi...
(Left) Rajeev Dhawan and CJI Dipak Misra

Rajeev Dhawan quits court, says “humiliating end to Delhi case” was the reason

Above: (Left) Rajeev Dhawan and CJI Dipak Misra   The issue of lawyers acting in a disrespectful manner with the judges of the Supreme Court...
Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Salary Hike for Judges: Money Matters

Above: Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The government is all...
Death Penalty in Madhya Pradesh: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In an attempt to stem this horrendous crime, the state government has tabled a bill to award capital punishment to those convicted...
The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi

Trouble in Tihar

Above: The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi The brutal beating of some prisoners in high-security Tihar Jail recently...
The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) told former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to settle his marital dispute in a family court

Delhi HC tells Omar Abdullah to resolve marital discord in family court

Above: Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) told former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah...
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Delhi HC refuses to restrain Arnab, Republic TV from airing news on Sunanda Pushkar

The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) refused to put any restrain on Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV from broadcasting news...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC dismisses plea of Moin Qureshi

The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) dismissed the plea of hawala operator and meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi who alleged that his...
Heavy security deployed outside Tihar Jail at the time of release of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Photo: UNI

Assault on Tihar jail inmates: Delhi HC orders FIR to be filed on basis...

Above: Heavy security deployed outside Tihar Jail at the time of release of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of...
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NDMC bye-laws, 2009: SC tells petitioner to submit last assessment of UAV rate

Above: NDMC building in New Delhi. Photo: ndmc.gov.in   The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday (November 29)...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
Dharamsala is home to Tibetans, many of whom migrated in 1959-60. Photo: UNI

The Tibetan Question

Above: Dharamsala is home to Tibetans, many of whom migrated in 1959-60. Photo: UNI In a progressive judgment, the Delhi High Court said passports cannot...
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during roadshow (file picture). Photo: UNI

BJP member’s PIL against Rahul Gandhi and his SPG protection thrown out by Delhi...

Above: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during roadshow (file picture). Photo: UNI   Yet another politically motivated PIL was been thrown out by the court...
Clear traffic outside Nizamuddin blind school, Delhi HC tells police

Clear traffic outside Nizamuddin blind school, Delhi HC tells police

Above: Delhi High Court In its effort to clear up certain sections of the Capital, the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita...
Sports Administration: The Legal Dribble

Sports Administration: The Legal Dribble

Above: FIFA president Gianni Infantino (extreme left) with AIFF president Praful Patel (in blue shirt) and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the FIFA...
Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur. Photo: UNI

Padmavati: Another PIL awaits HC nod

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur. Photo: UNI Amid the Karni Sena holding the entire country to...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI

Petition to annul Kejriwal election thrown out by court

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari/Photo: Anil Shakya

Jama Masjid Imam’s Shahi title contested as being unconstitutional

Above: Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari/Photo: Anil Shakya A PIL on the contentious issue of using titles by religious heads came up for hearing at...
The Delhi High Court

Delhi HC ACJ asks: Why can’t snatching be treated as organised crime?

Court gives the Centre ten days time to explain why Delhi can’t have strict laws in line with Haryana and Maharashtra to curb snatching The...
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (November 15), dealing with Rocky Tuseed’s plea against the decision of Delhi University CEO SB Babbar, who has cancelled his candidature as DUSU President, directed respondents DU to file its reply and counter affidavit in three weeks.

Tuseed’s election as president of DUSU: Delhi HC issues notice to DU

Above: DUSU President Rocky Tuseed   The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Inderjeet Kaur on Wednesday (November 15), dealing with Rocky Tuseed’s plea against...
The National Green Tribunal

NGT’s no to exemption for women, 2-wheelers, says govt has to provide special buses...

Above: The National Green Tribunal The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (November 14) pulled up the Delhi government while hearing its review petition on the...
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EDMC sanitation workers’ dues: Delhi govt wants to change counsel, court says no

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Tuesday (November 14)...
Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding proper enquiry on the mysterious disappearance of Ahmed in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Delhi HC finds no change of status in Najeeb Ahmed investigation

Above: Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding  proper enquiry on...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC defers Kejriwal’s plea challenging ECI’s censure order during Goa polls

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Indermeet Kaur on Monday (November 13) heard the plea of...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Justice Gita Mittal to speak at Vatican summit on human trafficking

Above: Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur   Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal will be speaking at the...
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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on plea banning photos of PM and others in...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Monday (November 6) sought response from the Centre on a plea banning use of photos...
Nurses observing fast in support of their demands. Photo: UNI

Nurses’ security in hospitals: Delhi HC wants govt to answer in 2 weeks

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday (November 6) accepted a petition by a...
Delhi HC asks Govt, RBI to explain why Rs 50 notes remain unseen to the blind

Delhi HC asks Govt, RBI to explain why Rs 50 notes remain unseen to...

A noble petition that says that the new Rs 50 currency notes are so structured that they remain unidentifiable by the blind has been...
Delhi Police personnel. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC directs Centre to evolve “proper mechanism” to fill up the police vacancies...

Above: Delhi Police personnel. Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva on November 2 directed...
A low-floor bus in New Delhi.

Bus purchase: Delhi Govt ignores needs of physically challenged, court asks why

Some years ago, the Delhi government introduced low-floor buses, suited for the physically challenged. The move earned kudos for the state government. However, recently the...
A house is being constructed in East Delhi. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Delhi HC tells municipal and police officers to present documents of illegal buildings

Above: A house is being constructed in East Delhi. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi   The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal...
NCP leader Praful Patel. Photo: wikimedia

Delhi HC nullifies AIFF election, throws out chief Praful Patel; ex-CEC Quraishi made administrator

Above: NCP leader Praful Patel. Photo: wikimedia With the successful run of the FIFA under-17 World Cup in his pocket, and the prospects of hosting...
The path-breaking HC verdict that states that silence cannot be taken as proof of consensual sex will help to get justice for many rape victims

Consensual Sex Vs Rape: Defending Her Honour

In a landmark case that will help rape victims, the Delhi High Court said that the silence of a woman cannot be taken as...
Above: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy (file picture). Photo: UNI

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Swami PIL thrown out by Delhi HC

Above: BJP MP  Subramanian Swamy  (file picture). Photo: UNI Court cautions BJP MP, says such PILs are more political interest litigations The Delhi High Court bench...
Above: A heap of garbage piled up in Geeta Colony, East Delhi (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Experts to present updated draft waste management byelaws to Delhi HC on Nov 15

Above: A heap of garbage piled up in Geeta Colony, East Delhi (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya In its effort to control the spread of...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC sets aside trial court order on rape death, calls it “perverse”

In another case of the “whimsical” attitude that many lower court judges have been seen to use in deciding on cases, the Delhi High...
Bofors Gun

Now CBI too wants Bofors case reopened, asks permission from Govt

Above: School children and other visitors gathered around a Bofors howitzer during 'Know Your Army' exhibition in Jaipur (file picture). Photo: UNI Following a...
“CBI shouldn’t file SLP to reopen Bofors case, they should stick to Quattrocchi instead”

“CBI shouldn’t file SLP to reopen Bofors case, they should stick to Quattrocchi instead”

Mudda examines the investigating agency’s latest move as BJP leader feels it will lead to the case continuing endlessly  The CBI should not file an SLP...
Shyam Sunder Kaushal (right) is running a relentless campaign to seek justice for his daughter, Anjali (inset). Photo: Facebook

Celebratory Firing: A Father’s Tragic Fight…

A tea vendor who lost his daughter to such festivities appeals to the Court to ban them and fix liability for such incidents ~By Lilly...
A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains: NGT slams Govt for defying court orders, show-cause notices served

Above: A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar had, on January 13, 2015,...
Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding proper enquiry on the mysterious disappearance of Ahmed in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Missing Najeeb Ahmed case: CBI faces flak for delay

Above: Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding  proper enquiry on...
Cover ugly graffiti on DU walls with art, suggests Delhi HC

Cover ugly graffiti on DU walls with art, suggests Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday (October 16) suggested some creative solutions for the defaced walls of Delhi University after the recently concluded students’ union elections....
Former JNUSU president and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others were facing disciplinary action by the university administration

Delhi HC sets aside JNU disciplinary order on Kanhaiya Kumar, 14 other students

Above: Former JNUSU president and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others were facing disciplinary action by the university administration The Delhi High Court on Thursday...
A procession taking place against Rape (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Sex with minor bride is a punishable act, rules SC

Above: A procession taking place against Rape (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya  Top court clarifies that verdict not about marital rape but in reading...
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Delhi HC gives 6 more months to BJP, Cong to come clear on foreign...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday (October 9) granted six more months to the...
The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

~By Jayant Tripathi In the famous case of Woolmington vs DPP, decided by the House of Lords in UK , it was held that “Throughout...
Red Brigade members on dharna in Lucknow, demanding steps to check violence against women. Photo: UNI

Two rape verdicts: The march backwards

Above: Red Brigade members on dharna in Lucknow, demanding steps to check violence against women. Photo: UNI Two recent judgments came in for criticism as...
Honeypreet Insan

Absconding Honeypreet Insan finally caught

Above: Honeypreet Insan The adopted daughter of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Honeypreet Insan was “arrested” on Tuesday (October 3) by Haryana Police. Honeypreet had been absconding...
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Delhi HC asks Centre to reply on petition on “gender-specific” laws

Above: Delhi High Court In an effort to neutralize gender biases in the many acts that govern society in India, especially in laws relating to...
Le Meridien hotel appeals for stopping of CBI investigation in the case vs NDMC

Le Meridien hotel appeals for stopping of CBI investigation in the case vs NDMC

The counsel for CJ International, operator of Delhi’s Le Meridien Hotel, which is on notice from the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for non-payment...
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Beggary: Out on the Streets

A draft bill which aimed to decriminalise begging was abandoned by the centre after it failed to convince activists who said it didn’t address...
McDonald’s franchise case: CPRL MD Bakshi agrees to statutory requirements

McDonald’s franchise case: CPRL MD Bakshi agrees to statutory requirements

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd’s (CPRL) managing director Vikram Bakshi on Tuesday (September 26) agreed to the Delhi High Court’s statutory directive of not transferring, encumbering or...
Delhi HC-appointed committee reports rampant encroachment in city

Delhi HC-appointed committee reports rampant encroachment in city

The committee constituted by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 26) reported back to the court that illegal constructions and encroachments were not only rampant...
Honeypreet’s counsel can file for bail from Haryana court, says Delhi HC judge before reserving judgment

Honeypreet’s counsel can file for bail from Haryana court, says Delhi HC judge before...

Jailed rapist godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan has sought anticipatory transit bail and has moved the Delhi High Court. On Tuesday (September...
The VVIP chopper of the Indian Air Force.

AgustaWestland Chopper Deal: The Matrix of Bribery

Above: The VVIP chopper of the Indian Air Force The Delhi High Court’s refusal of bail to Shivani Saxena shines the light on a high-flying...
Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

The requisite paperwork in the defamation case that Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has filed against some Aam Aadmi Party members, including Delhi Chief...
AAP leader Raghav Chadha

Retweet issue: AAP leader Chadha not off the hook

AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s plea to the Delhi High court that a retweet cannot form the basis of a criminal defamation case—filed by Union...
Mahmood Farooqui, courtesy hollywoodreporter.com

‘Peepli Live’ co-director Farooqui freed of rape charges by Delhi High Court

Above: Mahmood Farooqui, courtesy hollywoodreporter.com ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui, who was sentenced to seven years in jail by a trial court (and fined Rs...
Jawaharlal Nehru University. Photo: Anil Shakya

Maintain status quo on GSCASH till next hearing, says Delhi HC

Above: Jawaharlal Nehru University. Photo: Anil Shakya   The Delhi High Court on Thursday (September 21) issued notice to all parties in the writ petition...
Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar. Photo: buzzpickers.com

No need to involve ED now in Pushkar case, says Delhi HC

Above: Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar. Photo: buzzpickers.com The Delhi High Court on Thursday (September 21) refused the request of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy...
ABVP candidates celebrating after winning two posts in the Delhi University Students Union election, in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Suggest ways to clean all public places defaced during DUSU polls, asks Delhi HC

Above: ABVP candidates celebrating  after winning two posts in the Delhi University Students Union election, in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
A garbage landfill in Ghazipur, New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC approves draft bye-laws on waste disposal

Above: A garbage landfill in Ghazipur, New Delhi. Photo: UNI A clutch of draft bye-laws on sanitary waste disposal in the Capital was approved...
Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya

Delhi HC takes note of air pollution due to crop burning

It is now a fact that one of the major reasons for polluted air in Delhi is stubble burning in the neighbouring states of...
Madhu Kishwar

SC stays warrant against activist Madhu Kishwar

Above: The Delhi High Court did not grant a stay to Madhu Kishwar. Photo: YouTube Activist Madhu Kishwar on Friday (September 15) got a stay on a...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC asks about constitutional mandates in Qureshi arrest case

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Siddarth Mridul and Nazimi Waziri, on Wednesday (September 13) directed counsels in the hawala trader Moin Akhtar...
Delhi court orders police to de-seal hotel suite in which Sunanda Pushkar died

Delhi court orders police to de-seal hotel suite in which Sunanda Pushkar died

Delhi’s Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh on Tuesday (September 12) directed the police to unseal the suite of the five-star hotel in which Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s...
Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI

Delhi HC fines Kirti Azad for late filing of documents

Above: Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI The joint registrar of the Delhi High Court, Ms Rajrani, on Tuesday (September 12) imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on...
Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar on Monday (September 11) superseded all the orders passed by...
A demonstration over women’s rights. Photo: Anil Shakya

Marital Rape: Does No Really Mean No?

Above: A demonstration for women's rights. Photo: Anil Shakya Here’s a comparison between the views of male feminists and men’s right groups on the issue...
Rocky Tuseed

Delhi HC: NSUI’s Rocky Tuseed can contest DUSU elections

Above: Rocky Tuseed The Congress candidate’s name was deleted by Delhi University CEO; Tuseed will fight for the president’s post Rocky Tuseed, the Delhi University Students...
Delhi HC refuses to pass restraining order on Republic TV

Delhi HC refuses to pass restraining order on Republic TV

The Delhi High Court’s single judge bench of Justice Manmohan on Friday refused to pass an interim order on Shashi Tharoor’s plea to restrain Editor Arnab...
Moin Qureshi was arrested on August 25, 2017 under the provisions of PMLA. Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC orders ED to withdraw lookout circular against hawala accused Qureshi’s wife, daughter

Above: Moin Qureshi was arrested on August 25, 2017 under the provisions of PMLA. Illustration: Anthony Lawrence The Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice...
MP minister Narottam Mishra (left) was disqualified by the Election Commission on charges of paid news. Photo: UNI

Disqualified BJP minister says insertions in media were advertorials

Above: MP minister Narottam Mishra (left) was disqualified by the Election Commission on charges of paid news. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement

Above: Arvind Kejriwal The Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
A BSNL office

CBI sitting on Rs 1k crore BSNL scam probe; Delhi HC sets 46 days...

Above: A BSNL office The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on August 31 (Thursday)...
Sunanda Pushkar & Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi HC gives Delhi Police two weeks to file status report

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has filed a PIL with the Delhi High Court seeking a time-bound court-monitored multi-disciplinary probe into the death of Sunanda...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC defamation case: MP Venugopal deliberately created a false controversy, says Jaitley

On the second day of the fresh cross examination of finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s counsels—senior advocate...
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Marital rape cannot be swept under the rug; needed a middle path

~By Sujit Bhar If the opinion of influential people in society needs to be taken into account in deciding whether marital rape is a reality...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against expediting defamation suit

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on...
“There is no political will to set things right”

“There is no political will to set things right”

BEZWADA WILSON’S fight to eradicate manual scavenging in the country began in 1986 when he was only 20. His struggle continues despite Parliament enacting...
(L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).

J&K’s Special Status: A Legal Minefield

Above: (L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).   The Court’s decision...
Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 23) issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to respond within four weeks on a plea...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

The Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) regarding its party headquarters. The party had its headquarters in...
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Delhi High Court issues notices on Blue Whale case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (August 22) took cognizance of a petition by Gurmeet Singh against social media sites Facebook and others, as...
Hauz Khas Village. Photo: TheDelhiwala.com

Hauz Khas Village restaurants under fire

Starting with nine restaurants, there are now over 100 eateries in Hauz Khas Village, and some of them run without proper licences. The complaint...
Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI

NEET PG: Delhi HC transfers case from police to CBI

Above: Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI Delhi Police crime branch investigation has...
Lawyers at Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi High Court to hear all pleas on service tax for lawyers

Above: Lawyers at Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya   The Supreme Court on August 18 (Friday) has transferred all pleas related to slapping of service...
A visually impaired student at helpdesk in DU (representational picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC orders exclusive DU entrance test for visually impaired

Above: A visually impaired student at helpdesk in DU (representational picture). Photo: Anil Shakya                       ...
Photo by Anil Kumar Shakya

Delhi HC demands assurances on child safety from Railways and Delhi govt

Above: Photo by Anil Kumar Shakya A case related to missing children came up in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (Aug 16). India Legal...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Rape Case: Compromise, the Name of the Game

Gender stereotypes affect judgments in rape cases as was evident in two recent cases in the Delhi High Court which had different verdicts given...
Guidelines to Media: Lend Me Your Ears!

Guidelines to Media: Lend Me Your Ears!

Above: Most legal journalists would be jobless if observations made by judges during court proceedings are not to be reported. Photo: Anil Shakya The decision...
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Delhi’s Cancer Colony: HC pulls up Delhi govt, MCD for not filing reports

The Delhi High Court, taking suo motu cognisance of a report in a newspaper, headlined: “Is blue the colour of death in Delhi's ‘Cancer...
Rohit Tondon

Delhi HC grants Rohit Tandon interim bail

Above: Rohit Tandon (file picture) Infamous Lawyer Rohit Tandon, incarcerated on charges of money laundering and caught with a huge tranche of cash during the...
‘Why can’t married women get a chance for training in the Army?’

‘Why can’t married women get a chance for training in the Army?’

Above: An Indian lady Army officer explaining about improvised Explosive during joint military exercise between India and Russia in Rajasthan (file picture). Photo: UNI...
Republic TV: Failing the Muckraker Test

Republic TV: Failing the Muckraker Test

Above: Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV have been relentlessly pursuing the Sunanda Pushkar case. The Delhi High Court pulled up the news channel...
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Delhi HC rebukes MCD, orders demolition of illegal building

An investigation into illegal constructions in Delhi is being carried out under the supervision of the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice...
Courts are realising the need for restraint within the media

Courts are realising the need for restraint within the media

Three incidents in the recent past highlight sections that refuse to climb down from sensationalising ~By Sujit Bhar Three cases at two Delhi courts recently have highlighted...
Respect Tharoor’s right to remain silent, Delhi HC tells Republic TV

Respect Tharoor’s right to remain silent, Delhi HC tells Republic TV

Above:  (L-R) Arnab Goswami and Shashi Tharoor While not actually ordering a gag, the Delhi High Court’s Justice Manmohan on Friday (August 6) asked Arnab...
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Delhi HC framing guidelines for journalists on reporting court proceedings

The plan is to also set up a training module for court reporters; court says it does not intend to regulate or control media While...
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Delhi judge given compulsory retirement by Delhi High Court

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has given compulsory retirement to Additional Sessions Judge in Patiala House court Raj Kapoor who granted bail...
Swamy claims Sunanda Pushkar’s son in the case because of property

Swamy claims Sunanda Pushkar’s son in the case because of property

Above: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s counsel raised the issue of Shiv Menon’s citizenship while arguing in the Sunanda Pushkar case. Photo: UNI Delhi High Court...
BSF Grievances Photo: UNI

BSF Grievances Given Short Shrift

Feeling demoralised and dejected over the unfair deal given to it as compared to the Army, the force has appealed to the courts for...
The BAE Systems’ 57MM Mk110 (internationally known as the Bofors’ 57Mk3) gun. India had bought a version of this gun. Picture: courtesy BAE Systems

Supreme Court may agree to reopen Bofors payoffs case, says BJP leader

Above: The BAE Systems’ 57MM Mk110 (internationally known as the Bofors’ 57Mk3) gun. India had bought a version of this gun. Picture: courtesy BAE...
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Dhoni endorses 2 competing brands, lands in court

Above: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (file picture). Photo: UNI Off the hook in a case where Indian World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit Bhar Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, has washed his hands off the Arvind Kejriwal-Arun Jaitley defamation case, though the Delhi CM is now left...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal on sticky wicket vs Jaitley in defamation cases

The Delhi High Court’s single bench of Justice Manmohan on Wednesday (July 26) took strong exception to the language used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s...
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Govt apathy delaying POCSO facilities, Delhi High Court told

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar is hearing a petition by Bachpan Bachao Andolan...
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Delhi High Court asks for status of other structures at Amir Khusro Park

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar on Monday (July 24) directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to...
Sunanda’s son asks what locus standi does Swamy have

Sunanda Pushkar’s son asks what locus standi does Swamy have in the death case

Above: Shashi Tharoor with relatives and friends alongside the body of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in New Delhi. Photo: Amarjeet Singh On Thursday (July 20),...
Finding and taking care of abandoned children: Delhi HC told of Nirbhaya Fund

Finding and taking care of abandoned children: Delhi HC told of Nirbhaya Fund

Face-recognition software developed in Chennai may be used to find missing children Deliberations at the Delhi High Court on Thursday (July 20) have pointed at a possible...
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Delhi High Court takes up marital rape issue, asks for centre’s response

The Delhi High Court has shown a positive approach towards marital rape. On Tuesday (July 18), the division bench of the court, comprising Acting...
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Defamation case: Delhi HC gives Kejriwal time to reply

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his official residence in New Delhi (File Picture) Photo: UNI In the second defamation...
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Kejriwal’s ‘thulla’ comment at police taken up in Delhi High Court

A constable in Delhi Police, Ajay Kumar Taneja, had filed a criminal defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling policemen, ‘Thulla’....
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC worried that no post mortem was held of the 3k dead

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC worried that no post mortem was held of the...

Above: Sikhs protesting against the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 (file picture). Photo: YouTube The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday (July 12) said it was “concerned” that of...
Digitisation: Web of Troubles

Digitisation: Web of Troubles

Above: Advocates and lawyers struggle as the Supreme Court experiments with its digital transformation. Photo: Bhawna Gaur As the Supreme Court opens after the summer...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Some old structures also go down in demolition drive at Khusro Park

In the case of the ordered demolition of new structures at Amir Khusro Park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, it has been said that some old structures...
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Delhi HC slams Rlys for blind student missing train and M. Phil exam

The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of a newspaper report on how a 100 percent visually impaired student failed to board...
Child dies due to PWD negligence, while prosecution files criminal charges against teacher

Child dies due to PWD negligence, while prosecution files criminal charges against teacher

Above: Millennium Park in New Delhi   Delhi HC slams Delhi govt for wrongful prosecution and no talk of compensation The Delhi High Court, having taken sou...
Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Above: Members of Rastriya Dalit Panchayat at a Maharally for reservation in promotion and other demands at Parliament Street in New Delhi (file picture)....
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Delhi HC asks police to remove encroachers from opposite Khusro Park

In the matter pertaining to the rehabilitation of people rendered homeless due to the demolition of the Nizamuddin night shelter, the Delhi High Court...
Yogesh Mittal was arrested by ED for allegedly converting demonetised currency notes into valid currency. Photo: UNI

Money laundering case: Delhi High Court orders ED to provide report

Above: The new Rs 2,000 notes which were released after demonetisation. Photo: UNI Yogesh Mittal, a close associate of advocate Rohit Tandon (who is behind...
Delhi HC gives SpiceJet easy option to pay its dues

Delhi HC gives SpiceJet easy option to pay its dues

Above: A SpiceJet aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia.org The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khannaon on Monday (July 3) dismissed an appeal by...
Delhi HC refuses to quash case against Himachal CM

Delhi HC refuses to quash case against Himachal CM

The law has come close to putting Himachal Pradesh’s longest serving chief minister Virbhadra Singh behind bars. On Monday (July 3) the Delhi High Court refused...
Delhi HC spells out roadmap for garbage clearance

Delhi HC spells out roadmap for garbage clearance

Above: Picture by Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar spelt out its roadmap...
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As Delhi HC probes garbage issue, more illegal activities come to the fore

With the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar hearing the piling of garbage issue in...
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Local commissioner reports to Delhi HC on MCD

Fed up with the inefficiency of the MCD, the Delhi High Court had appointed an ABP News reporter as the ‘local commissioner’ responsible for reporting the...
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PSU Litigation: Tied Up in Knots

Pending litigation between various government departments has shot up to over a lakh cases and there seems little hope of succour, leading to a...
DU plea to keep the same number of law seats

DU plea to keep the same number of law seats

In the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) earlier evaluation of Delhi University’s law programme, there seemed some inadequacies, because of which it was suggested...
Beemapally Beach in Thiruvananthapuram littered with garbage, despite a drive to keep it clean. Photo: UNI

Swachh Bharat Takes a Beating

The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for the spread of diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya and sought to know...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Nizamuddin demolition to continue: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on June 5 refused to stay the demolition process of the Nizamuddin night shelter, with the bench of Acting Chief...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Ajay Kumar Mittal could be the next Delhi High Court chief justice

Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court is set to be the next chief justice of the Delhi High Court....
The new court building on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg where Patiala house court quarters has been shifted. Photo: Anil Shakya

Upstairs and Downstairs

The decision of the Delhi government to shift congested quarters of Patiala House Court to a new complex in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg has...
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MCD in more trouble for aiding illegal construction

The Panchsheel Cooperative House Building Society Limited petition before the Delhi High Court is interesting in that it deals with an existing hospital at...
Industrial waste flowing out in a west Delhi area. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Delhi HC has MCD in a knot over corruption

The Delhi High Court, which had ordered a CBI inquiry into illegal and polluting industrial units within a residential area of Delhi, asked the...
NIZAMUDDIN BASTI Shelter home

Monday last date for removal of waste, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has given time till Monday (June 5) for removing malba (waste and debris) from the Nizamuddin night shelter that was...
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MCD commissioners showcaused by Delhi High Court

The result of the Delhi High Court’s proactive stance on cleaning Delhi and preventing the spread of diseases such as dengue and chikungunya was...
Delhi LG-Municipal Corporation Spat Goes to Court

Delhi LG-Municipal Corporation Spat Goes to Court

Campaign for People Participation in Development Planning has moved the Delhi High Court against a notification by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for a...
Nizamuddin night shelter: Delhi HC rejects pleas for right to land

Nizamuddin night shelter: Delhi HC rejects pleas for right to land

In its effort to rehabilitate people rendered homeless due to the demolition of a Nizamuddin night shelter, the Delhi High Court is trying to...
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Encroachments: HC asks Delhi government to enforce Waqf order

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on May 29 ordered the Delhi government to...
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Tharoor defamation case: Delhi HC summons Arnab, asks him “cut the rhetoric”

Judge points out: “You are saying that he (Tharoor) is running from you and not coming for an interview. He has a right to...
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Tharoor files Rs 2 crore defamation suit against Arnab Goswami

Personal barbs by news anchor Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV against Congress MP and renowned author Shashi Tharoor have come in...
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Delhi HC looks for ways to rehabilitate the displaced

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was shown many more pictures of people...
Reckitt Benkiser okay with price review, but wants it fast

Reckitt Benkiser okay with price review, but wants it fast

Reckitt Benkiser agreed to a price review by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on its popular product Itch Guard. However, it wants this...
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Times Now vs Republic TV: Delhi HC to see if employment contract was violated

The Times Now-Republic TV battle has heated up into an Intellectual Property debate, on whether former employees of Times Now are using material that...
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CBI will probe Karawal Nagar case, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court decided to take suo motu action against the government of NCT Delhi for allowing industries to grow illegally within west...
Writ against Republic TV withdrawn

Writ against Republic TV withdrawn

A writ petition by TV Today against the new Republic TV was dismissed as withdrawn by the Delhi High Court on May 25, with...
Police Can’t Impound Passport; Delhi HC Orders Document to be Released

Police Can’t Impound Passport; Delhi HC Orders Document to be Released

JC Suneja appealed to the Delhi High Court, claiming that the impounding of his passport by the police was illegal. Whatever the charge, Justice...
Students appearing for CBSE class 12th Board examination revising the subject just before the Examination begins at a centre, in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Minister Says CBSE Results on Time, After Delhi HC Scraps Marks Moderation

By Chandan Goswami ​The Delhi High Court on May 24 directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not change its marks moderation policy...
‘Govt Can’t Stop PVR from Selling Soft Drinks at Higher Prices’

‘Govt Can’t Stop PVR from Selling Soft Drinks at Higher Prices’

Cinema owners submits they have no control over prices printed on the commodities they sell ~By Aditya Singh The Delhi High Court on May 24...

Delhi HC Appoints Amicus in CrPC S197(1) Amendment Matter

~By Parth Sarthy Kaushik The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rekha Pillai on May 24 decided to appoint...
File a fresh petition against TRAI, says Delhi HC to Vodafone

File a fresh petition against TRAI, says Delhi HC to Vodafone

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) allowed telecom service provider Vodafone to file a fresh amended writ petition—within two weeks—on the changes...
Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) issued notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear in court or file a...
Delhi HC adjourns matter on JNU protests

Delhi HC adjourns matter on JNU protests

The Delhi High Court on May 22 wanted to know the ground situation on the JNU campus regarding allegations by the university that agitating...

CBI challenges special court’s order discharging Maran brothers in Delhi High Court

The CBI on Monday (May 22) objected to the acquittal of Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

FM Jaitley files a fresh defamation suit against Kejriwal

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a fresh defamation suit in the Delhi High Court, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 10...
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What’s Up on WhatsApp?

A report of the arrest of an admin of an app due to objectionable content posted by a member has raised questions about its...
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Delhi High Court pulls up Jethmalani for attacking FM Jaitley

The Delhi High Court on May 17 expressed its reservations over senior advocate Ram Jethmalani’s remarks against FM Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation...
Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani continued with his cross examination of finance minister Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation case filed by the latter against...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Four new judges for Delhi High Court

The Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice) on May 11 sent out an order, appointing four judges to the Delhi High Court....
IT dept can scan National Herald documents: Delhi HC

IT dept can scan National Herald documents: Delhi HC

A “major setback” for Congress claim BJP leaders The Delhi High Court on May 12 ruled that income tax officials can investigate the documents of The National Herald newspaper. The...
Uphaar cinema case: Charges for evidence-tampering allowed by Delhi High Court

Uphaar cinema case: Charges for evidence-tampering allowed by Delhi High Court

The Ansal brothers—Gopal and Sushil—are in further trouble. The brothers had approached the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order of framing charges...
Tribunal upholds ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

Tribunal upholds ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

The Central government’s decision to ban Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an “Unlawful Association” was upheld on May 11 by the...
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SC upholds death sentence of Nirbhaya rape-murderers

The four found guilty of the cruel gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl, called Nirbhaya to protect her real identity, were ordered to...
Delhi High Court assures police protection for expelled AIADMK MP

Delhi High Court assures police protection for expelled AIADMK MP

The Delhi High Court on May 5 ensured police protection for the expelled AIADMK MP, Sasikala Pushpa, who had filed a petition asking for...
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Soumya murder case, accused will not hang

Soumya murder case, accused will not hang Govindachami alias Govindaswamy, the main accused in the infamous Soumya rape and murder case, will not go...
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Tata project: Caught in a Logjam

A housing project started by this conglomerate in Chandigarh on cheap farm land bought by a society of MLAs and MPs has run into...
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Chhota Rajan gets 7 years for passport forgery

Chhota Rajan gets 7 years for passport forgery Chhota Rajan, the mafia don captured by Indian police, was produced before Judge Virender Kumar Goyal at...
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New UGC guideline will deplete JNU’s research base

The decision to drastically cut the number of seats for MPhil and Phd will affect education in ways which the present policy-makers perhaps are...
Monsanto has come in for criticism in India for monopolising seed distribution and for disrupting traditional agricultural practices. Photo: Greenpeaceindia

Monsanto Battle: Tied up in Knots

This American agricultural major’s fight with an Indian company regarding use of its Bt Cotton technology has reached the Delhi High Court    ~By Chandan...
(L-R) Justice Indira Banerjee, chief justice of the Madras High Court; Justice NN Mhatre, acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court; Justice Manjula Chellur, chief justice of the Bombay High Court

Women judges: Cracking the Glass Ceiling?

Can the elevation of women as chief justices of High Courts be a sign of gender equality in the judiciary or is this a...
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PIL for referring Jadhav case to international court dismissed

A PIL filed at the Delhi High Court seeking direction to be given to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to approach the International...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
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Govt intent on reinstating ban on combo drugs

The government counsel, representing the All India Drug Action Network, was arguing at the court of Supreme Court Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Rohinton...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

SC bench with CJI to decide on method in naming Sr Advocates

Senior Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising has challenged the procedure for designating senior advocates. The apex court had heard the matter on October 21,...
The drug price regulator has asked stent-makers and hospitals to display the new prices of stents on their websites. Photo: UNI

Stent prices: Stop the Loot

A PIL has led the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to fix the price of stents, thereby providing a huge relief to heart patients. Stent-makers...
Crowds inside a bank awaiting their turn for exchanging the notes after demonetization move. Photo: UNI

The Customer is No Longer King

Will targeting account holders and charging them fees rescue banks from the crisis of bad loans amounting to a total loss of Rs 10...
Arun Jaitley (photo: Rajeev Tyagi); Ram Jethmalani (photo: Anil Shakya

Battle of the Legal Eagles

The Delhi High Court was recently transfixed by the fierce barbs thrown by two veteran lawyers, Ram Jethmalani and Arun Jaitley, at each other...
The Rameshwari Photocopy Shop in Delhi university was in the eye of a legal storm. Photo: Anil Shakya

DU photocopy issue solved as publishers withdraw case

The photocopy issue at Delhi University has been solved, with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis—all those who had complained...
(L-R) Arun Jaitley (photo; UNI); Ram Jethmalani (Photo: Anil Shakya)

Jaitley’s claim on lost reputation gets election defeat rebuff from Jethmalani

Jaitley-Jethmalani battle in Delhi High Court draws an eager crowd ~By Chandan Goswami and Mary Mitzy CASE: Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal (DDCA defamation matter)  Reacting to...
Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. Photo courtesy Facebook

Biocon and others win drug battle in Delhi High Court

Another path-breaking verdict after the Novartis AG case A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court on March 3 lifted an earlier stay order of...
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Karnataka HC has upheld the “Right to be forgotten”

The landmark judgement has opened the doors for blocking defunct personal records from free public access on the Internet ~By Ajith PillaiIn this age of...
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BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav transferred to 80th BN

The Delhi High Court asks the home ministry to let the wife stay with him for two days The mystery of the missing BSF jawan,...

The Legal System Has To Re-engineer Itself, Technologically: Justice S Ravindra Bhat

The e-court system has its roots in a 2005 Supreme Court e-committee initiative, the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and...
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The foreign hand in political funding

Only 20 percent of the income of political parties can be traced. What about the rest? By Usha Rani Das In 2014, the Delhi High Court...
(L-R)It is time all political parties came clean on the sources funding the colossal amounts spent on election campaigns. Photo: UNI; EAS Sarma, former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India

“Foreign donations taint elections”: EAS Sarma

The former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India, has been fighting against the deficiencies of the Indian democratic system. He spoke to USHA...
Girls married early are denied the right to proper education, health and other privileges. Photo: UNI

Dangerous Liaisons

Retaining the minimum age of marriage for a girl at 15 under the amended law has made many child brides vulnerable to abuse. The...
It has become difficult for pilots to switch airlines because of stringent notice period rules.

DGCA’s notice period irks pilots

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is mulling over increasing the notice period of pilots from six months to one year based on a...
Radiologists are demanding changes in the PCPNDT law. Photo: UNI

PCPNDT ACT 1994—Unsound demands

Radiologists are up in arms against the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act 1994 which restrains and criminalizes the misuse of ultrasound machines...
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Delhi HC: 25 percent quota in EWC no ceiling

Recently, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had to pass an order to get a seven-year-old child with a prosthetic leg admitted...
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Photocopying isn’t copyright violation: Delhi High Court

While dismissing a plea by international publishers, a recent judgment from the Delhi High Court holds that photocopying portions of text books is a...
Lordships, we beg to differ with Delhi High Court

Lordships, we beg to differ with Delhi High Court

While many have welcomed the judgment on copyright violations, some have serious reservations about it. Here are three of them By Sampad Patnaik One of the...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
Musilims on the occasion of first day on ramjan Near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India. Photo by -- anil Kumar Shakya 30 june 2014

When Fat Gets Taxing

Kerala has introduced a fat tax, while the Delhi High Court asked Delhi to issue directions to schools on junk food. But can this...
Litigants at the Tis Hazari court in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

“Judges Should Take Breaks”: Justice K Chandru

In a surprisingly frank article, this former judge says the backlog of cases can be tackled not just by increasing the number of judges...
Workers making kite strings in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: UNI

“Chinese” Manjha: A Dangerous Proposition

Many have died due to lethal kite strings, evoking numerous laws across India. But it would be more effective for the central government to...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda (C) administering the first dose of Rotavirus vaccine to a girl child at the launch of the Pilot Rotavirus Universal Immunization program, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on Saturday. Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C) Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen

The secret behind Rotavac vaccine trials

Even before the full data on these trials has been made public, the vaccine is out in four states. A petition in the Supreme...
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Delhi: a centre for commercial arbitration

Delhi is soon to become a centre for international commercial arbitration along with the ones in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva. According...
MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

  Even though the law and courts say that all persons, including children born between 1950 and 1987 to Tibetan refugees, are citizens of India...
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Pune District Court adopts SMS service

In a move that will help bring litigants closer to a shorter judicial process, the Pune District Court has implemented a SMS message service...

Supreme Court to hear plea against Section 377

The Supreme Court is likely to take up a petition on decriminalizing Section 377 of the IPC on Wednesday, June 29. According to The...

No special privileges for pregnant students, says Kerala High Court

India Legal Bureau The Kerala High Court has ruled that there can be no ground for offering concession to pregnant students, as far as allowing...

No Olympics for Sushil Kumar

It is the end of the road for wrestler Sushil Kumar as far as his donning the India cap in the Rio Olympics this...

32 year old Wrestler, 2-time Olympic medallist drags WFI into the Legal-Ring…

32 year old Sushil Kumar, two-time Olympic medallist has challenged selections of Rio Olympics 2016 by Wrestling Federation of India. After Narsingh Yadav, winner...

“Himachal High Court stay on Virbhadra Singh’s arrest hampering probe in DA case”

Claiming that the probe has hit a major roadblock after the Himachal Pradesh High Court put a stay on the arrest of Chief Minister...
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Delhi HC asks MCD to release February salary of sanitation workers

With the previous deadline of March 21 drawing to a close, the Delhi High Court today asked the MCD to ensure that sanitation workers...
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Women’s Lib Begins at Home

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that by virtue of seniority, the eldest daughter of a Hindu undivided family can become its karta. This...

Delhi High Court grants 6-months interim bail to Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi High Court today granted interim bail of six months to JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition....

Suspense on Kanhaiya bail will remain till March 2

Will he? Won’t he? The suspense on Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea remains as the Delhi High Court reserved the order till March 2. The court...

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Delhi HC ponders appointing bureaucrat as intervener in Le Meredien case

Above: Le Meredien hotel in New Delhi CJ International Hotels Pvt Ltd, operators of the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, have petitioned the Chief...
​Delhi HC’s gambhir decision goes against cricketer Gautam

Delhi HC’s gambhir decision goes against cricketer Gautam

This one was a full-toss and former international cricketer failed to send it over the ropes. Instead, he sent it to the nearest fielder...
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Mukul Roy phone tapping: Delhi HC dismisses plea

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (December 13) dismissed a plea by the BJP’s new recruit from West Bengal, Mukul Roy, who had claimed...
School children in one of the schools in Srinagar/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC tells MCD: Place sanction plan on online programme pertaining to admissions under...

Above: School children in one of the schools in Srinagar/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Monday (December 11) directed Municipal Corporation of Delhi...
(Left) Rajeev Dhawan and CJI Dipak Misra

Rajeev Dhawan quits court, says “humiliating end to Delhi case” was the reason

Above: (Left) Rajeev Dhawan and CJI Dipak Misra   The issue of lawyers acting in a disrespectful manner with the judges of the Supreme Court...
Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Salary Hike for Judges: Money Matters

Above: Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The government is all...
Death Penalty in Madhya Pradesh: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Death Penalty: Zero Tolerance for Child Rape

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In an attempt to stem this horrendous crime, the state government has tabled a bill to award capital punishment to those convicted...
The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi

Trouble in Tihar

Above: The entrance to Central Jail No. 1 of Tihar Prisons. Photo: Rajeev Tyagi The brutal beating of some prisoners in high-security Tihar Jail recently...
The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) told former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to settle his marital dispute in a family court

Delhi HC tells Omar Abdullah to resolve marital discord in family court

Above: Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) told former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah...
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Delhi HC refuses to restrain Arnab, Republic TV from airing news on Sunanda Pushkar

The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) refused to put any restrain on Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV from broadcasting news...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC dismisses plea of Moin Qureshi

The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 1) dismissed the plea of hawala operator and meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi who alleged that his...
Heavy security deployed outside Tihar Jail at the time of release of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Photo: UNI

Assault on Tihar jail inmates: Delhi HC orders FIR to be filed on basis...

Above: Heavy security deployed outside Tihar Jail at the time of release of JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of...
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NDMC bye-laws, 2009: SC tells petitioner to submit last assessment of UAV rate

Above: NDMC building in New Delhi. Photo: ndmc.gov.in   The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday (November 29)...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI

MP Govt bill on death for rape of girls under 12 will have a...

Above: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (file photo). Photo: UNI The Madhya Pradesh government’s proposed bill to impose death penalty on rapists of...
Dharamsala is home to Tibetans, many of whom migrated in 1959-60. Photo: UNI

The Tibetan Question

Above: Dharamsala is home to Tibetans, many of whom migrated in 1959-60. Photo: UNI In a progressive judgment, the Delhi High Court said passports cannot...
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during roadshow (file picture). Photo: UNI

BJP member’s PIL against Rahul Gandhi and his SPG protection thrown out by Delhi...

Above: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during roadshow (file picture). Photo: UNI   Yet another politically motivated PIL was been thrown out by the court...
Clear traffic outside Nizamuddin blind school, Delhi HC tells police

Clear traffic outside Nizamuddin blind school, Delhi HC tells police

Above: Delhi High Court In its effort to clear up certain sections of the Capital, the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita...
Sports Administration: The Legal Dribble

Sports Administration: The Legal Dribble

Above: FIFA president Gianni Infantino (extreme left) with AIFF president Praful Patel (in blue shirt) and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the FIFA...
Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur. Photo: UNI

Padmavati: Another PIL awaits HC nod

Above: Karni Sena activists protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati, in Jaipur. Photo: UNI Amid the Karni Sena holding the entire country to...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI

Petition to annul Kejriwal election thrown out by court

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) arrives at Ahmedabad Airport during his three day visit in Gujarat (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari/Photo: Anil Shakya

Jama Masjid Imam’s Shahi title contested as being unconstitutional

Above: Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari/Photo: Anil Shakya A PIL on the contentious issue of using titles by religious heads came up for hearing at...
The Delhi High Court

Delhi HC ACJ asks: Why can’t snatching be treated as organised crime?

Court gives the Centre ten days time to explain why Delhi can’t have strict laws in line with Haryana and Maharashtra to curb snatching The...
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (November 15), dealing with Rocky Tuseed’s plea against the decision of Delhi University CEO SB Babbar, who has cancelled his candidature as DUSU President, directed respondents DU to file its reply and counter affidavit in three weeks.

Tuseed’s election as president of DUSU: Delhi HC issues notice to DU

Above: DUSU President Rocky Tuseed   The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Inderjeet Kaur on Wednesday (November 15), dealing with Rocky Tuseed’s plea against...
The National Green Tribunal

NGT’s no to exemption for women, 2-wheelers, says govt has to provide special buses...

Above: The National Green Tribunal The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (November 14) pulled up the Delhi government while hearing its review petition on the...
DELHI HIGH COURT

EDMC sanitation workers’ dues: Delhi govt wants to change counsel, court says no

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Tuesday (November 14)...
Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding proper enquiry on the mysterious disappearance of Ahmed in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Delhi HC finds no change of status in Najeeb Ahmed investigation

Above: Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding  proper enquiry on...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC defers Kejriwal’s plea challenging ECI’s censure order during Goa polls

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Indermeet Kaur on Monday (November 13) heard the plea of...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Justice Gita Mittal to speak at Vatican summit on human trafficking

Above: Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Photo: Bhavana Gaur   Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal will be speaking at the...
High Court

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on plea banning photos of PM and others in...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Monday (November 6) sought response from the Centre on a plea banning use of photos...
Nurses observing fast in support of their demands. Photo: UNI

Nurses’ security in hospitals: Delhi HC wants govt to answer in 2 weeks

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday (November 6) accepted a petition by a...
Delhi HC asks Govt, RBI to explain why Rs 50 notes remain unseen to the blind

Delhi HC asks Govt, RBI to explain why Rs 50 notes remain unseen to...

A noble petition that says that the new Rs 50 currency notes are so structured that they remain unidentifiable by the blind has been...
Delhi Police personnel. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC directs Centre to evolve “proper mechanism” to fill up the police vacancies...

Above: Delhi Police personnel. Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva on November 2 directed...
A low-floor bus in New Delhi.

Bus purchase: Delhi Govt ignores needs of physically challenged, court asks why

Some years ago, the Delhi government introduced low-floor buses, suited for the physically challenged. The move earned kudos for the state government. However, recently the...
A house is being constructed in East Delhi. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Delhi HC tells municipal and police officers to present documents of illegal buildings

Above: A house is being constructed in East Delhi. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi   The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal...
NCP leader Praful Patel. Photo: wikimedia

Delhi HC nullifies AIFF election, throws out chief Praful Patel; ex-CEC Quraishi made administrator

Above: NCP leader Praful Patel. Photo: wikimedia With the successful run of the FIFA under-17 World Cup in his pocket, and the prospects of hosting...
The path-breaking HC verdict that states that silence cannot be taken as proof of consensual sex will help to get justice for many rape victims

Consensual Sex Vs Rape: Defending Her Honour

In a landmark case that will help rape victims, the Delhi High Court said that the silence of a woman cannot be taken as...
Above: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy (file picture). Photo: UNI

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Swami PIL thrown out by Delhi HC

Above: BJP MP  Subramanian Swamy  (file picture). Photo: UNI Court cautions BJP MP, says such PILs are more political interest litigations The Delhi High Court bench...
Above: A heap of garbage piled up in Geeta Colony, East Delhi (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Experts to present updated draft waste management byelaws to Delhi HC on Nov 15

Above: A heap of garbage piled up in Geeta Colony, East Delhi (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya In its effort to control the spread of...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC sets aside trial court order on rape death, calls it “perverse”

In another case of the “whimsical” attitude that many lower court judges have been seen to use in deciding on cases, the Delhi High...
Bofors Gun

Now CBI too wants Bofors case reopened, asks permission from Govt

Above: School children and other visitors gathered around a Bofors howitzer during 'Know Your Army' exhibition in Jaipur (file picture). Photo: UNI Following a...
“CBI shouldn’t file SLP to reopen Bofors case, they should stick to Quattrocchi instead”

“CBI shouldn’t file SLP to reopen Bofors case, they should stick to Quattrocchi instead”

Mudda examines the investigating agency’s latest move as BJP leader feels it will lead to the case continuing endlessly  The CBI should not file an SLP...
Shyam Sunder Kaushal (right) is running a relentless campaign to seek justice for his daughter, Anjali (inset). Photo: Facebook

Celebratory Firing: A Father’s Tragic Fight…

A tea vendor who lost his daughter to such festivities appeals to the Court to ban them and fix liability for such incidents ~By Lilly...
A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains: NGT slams Govt for defying court orders, show-cause notices served

Above: A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar had, on January 13, 2015,...
Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding proper enquiry on the mysterious disappearance of Ahmed in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Missing Najeeb Ahmed case: CBI faces flak for delay

Above: Mother of Najeeb Ahmed join with the Members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union at a march to demanding  proper enquiry on...
Cover ugly graffiti on DU walls with art, suggests Delhi HC

Cover ugly graffiti on DU walls with art, suggests Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday (October 16) suggested some creative solutions for the defaced walls of Delhi University after the recently concluded students’ union elections....
Former JNUSU president and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others were facing disciplinary action by the university administration

Delhi HC sets aside JNU disciplinary order on Kanhaiya Kumar, 14 other students

Above: Former JNUSU president and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others were facing disciplinary action by the university administration The Delhi High Court on Thursday...
A procession taking place against Rape (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Sex with minor bride is a punishable act, rules SC

Above: A procession taking place against Rape (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya  Top court clarifies that verdict not about marital rape but in reading...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC gives 6 more months to BJP, Cong to come clear on foreign...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday (October 9) granted six more months to the...
The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

~By Jayant Tripathi In the famous case of Woolmington vs DPP, decided by the House of Lords in UK , it was held that “Throughout...
Red Brigade members on dharna in Lucknow, demanding steps to check violence against women. Photo: UNI

Two rape verdicts: The march backwards

Above: Red Brigade members on dharna in Lucknow, demanding steps to check violence against women. Photo: UNI Two recent judgments came in for criticism as...
Honeypreet Insan

Absconding Honeypreet Insan finally caught

Above: Honeypreet Insan The adopted daughter of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Honeypreet Insan was “arrested” on Tuesday (October 3) by Haryana Police. Honeypreet had been absconding...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC asks Centre to reply on petition on “gender-specific” laws

Above: Delhi High Court In an effort to neutralize gender biases in the many acts that govern society in India, especially in laws relating to...
Le Meridien hotel appeals for stopping of CBI investigation in the case vs NDMC

Le Meridien hotel appeals for stopping of CBI investigation in the case vs NDMC

The counsel for CJ International, operator of Delhi’s Le Meridien Hotel, which is on notice from the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for non-payment...
Photo: creofire.com

Beggary: Out on the Streets

A draft bill which aimed to decriminalise begging was abandoned by the centre after it failed to convince activists who said it didn’t address...
McDonald’s franchise case: CPRL MD Bakshi agrees to statutory requirements

McDonald’s franchise case: CPRL MD Bakshi agrees to statutory requirements

Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt. Ltd’s (CPRL) managing director Vikram Bakshi on Tuesday (September 26) agreed to the Delhi High Court’s statutory directive of not transferring, encumbering or...
Delhi HC-appointed committee reports rampant encroachment in city

Delhi HC-appointed committee reports rampant encroachment in city

The committee constituted by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (September 26) reported back to the court that illegal constructions and encroachments were not only rampant...
Honeypreet’s counsel can file for bail from Haryana court, says Delhi HC judge before reserving judgment

Honeypreet’s counsel can file for bail from Haryana court, says Delhi HC judge before...

Jailed rapist godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan has sought anticipatory transit bail and has moved the Delhi High Court. On Tuesday (September...
The VVIP chopper of the Indian Air Force.

AgustaWestland Chopper Deal: The Matrix of Bribery

Above: The VVIP chopper of the Indian Air Force The Delhi High Court’s refusal of bail to Shivani Saxena shines the light on a high-flying...
Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

Paperwork completed, Jaitley-Kejriwal case arguments to begin from November 15

The requisite paperwork in the defamation case that Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has filed against some Aam Aadmi Party members, including Delhi Chief...
AAP leader Raghav Chadha

Retweet issue: AAP leader Chadha not off the hook

AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s plea to the Delhi High court that a retweet cannot form the basis of a criminal defamation case—filed by Union...
Mahmood Farooqui, courtesy hollywoodreporter.com

‘Peepli Live’ co-director Farooqui freed of rape charges by Delhi High Court

Above: Mahmood Farooqui, courtesy hollywoodreporter.com ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui, who was sentenced to seven years in jail by a trial court (and fined Rs...
Jawaharlal Nehru University. Photo: Anil Shakya

Maintain status quo on GSCASH till next hearing, says Delhi HC

Above: Jawaharlal Nehru University. Photo: Anil Shakya   The Delhi High Court on Thursday (September 21) issued notice to all parties in the writ petition...
Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar. Photo: buzzpickers.com

No need to involve ED now in Pushkar case, says Delhi HC

Above: Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar. Photo: buzzpickers.com The Delhi High Court on Thursday (September 21) refused the request of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy...
ABVP candidates celebrating after winning two posts in the Delhi University Students Union election, in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

Suggest ways to clean all public places defaced during DUSU polls, asks Delhi HC

Above: ABVP candidates celebrating  after winning two posts in the Delhi University Students Union election, in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi...
A garbage landfill in Ghazipur, New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC approves draft bye-laws on waste disposal

Above: A garbage landfill in Ghazipur, New Delhi. Photo: UNI A clutch of draft bye-laws on sanitary waste disposal in the Capital was approved...
Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya

Delhi HC takes note of air pollution due to crop burning

It is now a fact that one of the major reasons for polluted air in Delhi is stubble burning in the neighbouring states of...
Madhu Kishwar

SC stays warrant against activist Madhu Kishwar

Above: The Delhi High Court did not grant a stay to Madhu Kishwar. Photo: YouTube Activist Madhu Kishwar on Friday (September 15) got a stay on a...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC asks about constitutional mandates in Qureshi arrest case

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Siddarth Mridul and Nazimi Waziri, on Wednesday (September 13) directed counsels in the hawala trader Moin Akhtar...
Delhi court orders police to de-seal hotel suite in which Sunanda Pushkar died

Delhi court orders police to de-seal hotel suite in which Sunanda Pushkar died

Delhi’s Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh on Tuesday (September 12) directed the police to unseal the suite of the five-star hotel in which Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s...
Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI

Delhi HC fines Kirti Azad for late filing of documents

Above: Kirti Azad, photo credit: UNI The joint registrar of the Delhi High Court, Ms Rajrani, on Tuesday (September 12) imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on...
Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

Kalkaji temple: SC orders committee suggestion to be implemented

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar on Monday (September 11) superseded all the orders passed by...
A demonstration over women’s rights. Photo: Anil Shakya

Marital Rape: Does No Really Mean No?

Above: A demonstration for women's rights. Photo: Anil Shakya Here’s a comparison between the views of male feminists and men’s right groups on the issue...
Rocky Tuseed

Delhi HC: NSUI’s Rocky Tuseed can contest DUSU elections

Above: Rocky Tuseed The Congress candidate’s name was deleted by Delhi University CEO; Tuseed will fight for the president’s post Rocky Tuseed, the Delhi University Students...
Delhi HC refuses to pass restraining order on Republic TV

Delhi HC refuses to pass restraining order on Republic TV

The Delhi High Court’s single judge bench of Justice Manmohan on Friday refused to pass an interim order on Shashi Tharoor’s plea to restrain Editor Arnab...
Moin Qureshi was arrested on August 25, 2017 under the provisions of PMLA. Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Delhi HC orders ED to withdraw lookout circular against hawala accused Qureshi’s wife, daughter

Above: Moin Qureshi was arrested on August 25, 2017 under the provisions of PMLA. Illustration: Anthony Lawrence The Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice...
MP minister Narottam Mishra (left) was disqualified by the Election Commission on charges of paid news. Photo: UNI

Disqualified BJP minister says insertions in media were advertorials

Above: MP minister Narottam Mishra (left) was disqualified by the Election Commission on charges of paid news. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC fines Kejriwal Rs 5k for late filing of statement

Above: Arvind Kejriwal The Delhi High Court, which had earlier come down heavily on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for suggesting that the court was...
A BSNL office

CBI sitting on Rs 1k crore BSNL scam probe; Delhi HC sets 46 days...

Above: A BSNL office The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on August 31 (Thursday)...
Sunanda Pushkar & Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi HC gives Delhi Police two weeks to file status report

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has filed a PIL with the Delhi High Court seeking a time-bound court-monitored multi-disciplinary probe into the death of Sunanda...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi HC defamation case: MP Venugopal deliberately created a false controversy, says Jaitley

On the second day of the fresh cross examination of finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s counsels—senior advocate...
Delhi High Court

Marital rape cannot be swept under the rug; needed a middle path

~By Sujit Bhar If the opinion of influential people in society needs to be taken into account in deciding whether marital rape is a reality...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against expediting defamation suit

Above: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photo: PIB The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on...
“There is no political will to set things right”

“There is no political will to set things right”

BEZWADA WILSON’S fight to eradicate manual scavenging in the country began in 1986 when he was only 20. His struggle continues despite Parliament enacting...
(L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).

J&K’s Special Status: A Legal Minefield

Above: (L-R) Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was the PM for two short periods; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru (photo: kashmirconnected.com).   The Court’s decision...
Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (August 23) issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to respond within four weeks on a plea...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

The Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) regarding its party headquarters. The party had its headquarters in...
Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court issues notices on Blue Whale case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (August 22) took cognizance of a petition by Gurmeet Singh against social media sites Facebook and others, as...
Hauz Khas Village. Photo: TheDelhiwala.com

Hauz Khas Village restaurants under fire

Starting with nine restaurants, there are now over 100 eateries in Hauz Khas Village, and some of them run without proper licences. The complaint...
Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI

NEET PG: Delhi HC transfers case from police to CBI

Above: Candidates coming out the examination centre after appearing for NEET exam, in Patna (file picture). Photo: UNI Delhi Police crime branch investigation has...
Lawyers at Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi High Court to hear all pleas on service tax for lawyers

Above: Lawyers at Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya   The Supreme Court on August 18 (Friday) has transferred all pleas related to slapping of service...
A visually impaired student at helpdesk in DU (representational picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC orders exclusive DU entrance test for visually impaired

Above: A visually impaired student at helpdesk in DU (representational picture). Photo: Anil Shakya                       ...
Photo by Anil Kumar Shakya

Delhi HC demands assurances on child safety from Railways and Delhi govt

Above: Photo by Anil Kumar Shakya A case related to missing children came up in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (Aug 16). India Legal...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Rape Case: Compromise, the Name of the Game

Gender stereotypes affect judgments in rape cases as was evident in two recent cases in the Delhi High Court which had different verdicts given...
Guidelines to Media: Lend Me Your Ears!

Guidelines to Media: Lend Me Your Ears!

Above: Most legal journalists would be jobless if observations made by judges during court proceedings are not to be reported. Photo: Anil Shakya The decision...
Delhi High Court

Delhi’s Cancer Colony: HC pulls up Delhi govt, MCD for not filing reports

The Delhi High Court, taking suo motu cognisance of a report in a newspaper, headlined: “Is blue the colour of death in Delhi's ‘Cancer...
Rohit Tondon

Delhi HC grants Rohit Tandon interim bail

Above: Rohit Tandon (file picture) Infamous Lawyer Rohit Tandon, incarcerated on charges of money laundering and caught with a huge tranche of cash during the...
‘Why can’t married women get a chance for training in the Army?’

‘Why can’t married women get a chance for training in the Army?’

Above: An Indian lady Army officer explaining about improvised Explosive during joint military exercise between India and Russia in Rajasthan (file picture). Photo: UNI...
Republic TV: Failing the Muckraker Test

Republic TV: Failing the Muckraker Test

Above: Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV have been relentlessly pursuing the Sunanda Pushkar case. The Delhi High Court pulled up the news channel...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rebukes MCD, orders demolition of illegal building

An investigation into illegal constructions in Delhi is being carried out under the supervision of the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice...
Courts are realising the need for restraint within the media

Courts are realising the need for restraint within the media

Three incidents in the recent past highlight sections that refuse to climb down from sensationalising ~By Sujit Bhar Three cases at two Delhi courts recently have highlighted...
Respect Tharoor’s right to remain silent, Delhi HC tells Republic TV

Respect Tharoor’s right to remain silent, Delhi HC tells Republic TV

Above:  (L-R) Arnab Goswami and Shashi Tharoor While not actually ordering a gag, the Delhi High Court’s Justice Manmohan on Friday (August 6) asked Arnab...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC framing guidelines for journalists on reporting court proceedings

The plan is to also set up a training module for court reporters; court says it does not intend to regulate or control media While...
Delhi High Court

Delhi judge given compulsory retirement by Delhi High Court

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has given compulsory retirement to Additional Sessions Judge in Patiala House court Raj Kapoor who granted bail...
Swamy claims Sunanda Pushkar’s son in the case because of property

Swamy claims Sunanda Pushkar’s son in the case because of property

Above: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s counsel raised the issue of Shiv Menon’s citizenship while arguing in the Sunanda Pushkar case. Photo: UNI Delhi High Court...
BSF Grievances Photo: UNI

BSF Grievances Given Short Shrift

Feeling demoralised and dejected over the unfair deal given to it as compared to the Army, the force has appealed to the courts for...
The BAE Systems’ 57MM Mk110 (internationally known as the Bofors’ 57Mk3) gun. India had bought a version of this gun. Picture: courtesy BAE Systems

Supreme Court may agree to reopen Bofors payoffs case, says BJP leader

Above: The BAE Systems’ 57MM Mk110 (internationally known as the Bofors’ 57Mk3) gun. India had bought a version of this gun. Picture: courtesy BAE...
MS Dhoni

Dhoni endorses 2 competing brands, lands in court

Above: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (file picture). Photo: UNI Off the hook in a case where Indian World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put...
Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

Jethmalani says he got the “crook” hint from Kejriwal

~By Sujit Bhar Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, has washed his hands off the Arvind Kejriwal-Arun Jaitley defamation case, though the Delhi CM is now left...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal on sticky wicket vs Jaitley in defamation cases

The Delhi High Court’s single bench of Justice Manmohan on Wednesday (July 26) took strong exception to the language used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s...
Delhi High Court

Govt apathy delaying POCSO facilities, Delhi High Court told

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar is hearing a petition by Bachpan Bachao Andolan...
DELHI HIGH COURT

Delhi High Court asks for status of other structures at Amir Khusro Park

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar on Monday (July 24) directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to...
Sunanda’s son asks what locus standi does Swamy have

Sunanda Pushkar’s son asks what locus standi does Swamy have in the death case

Above: Shashi Tharoor with relatives and friends alongside the body of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in New Delhi. Photo: Amarjeet Singh On Thursday (July 20),...
Finding and taking care of abandoned children: Delhi HC told of Nirbhaya Fund

Finding and taking care of abandoned children: Delhi HC told of Nirbhaya Fund

Face-recognition software developed in Chennai may be used to find missing children Deliberations at the Delhi High Court on Thursday (July 20) have pointed at a possible...
DELHI HIGH COURT

Delhi High Court takes up marital rape issue, asks for centre’s response

The Delhi High Court has shown a positive approach towards marital rape. On Tuesday (July 18), the division bench of the court, comprising Acting...
Arvind Kejriwal

Defamation case: Delhi HC gives Kejriwal time to reply

Above: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference at his official residence in New Delhi (File Picture) Photo: UNI In the second defamation...
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal’s ‘thulla’ comment at police taken up in Delhi High Court

A constable in Delhi Police, Ajay Kumar Taneja, had filed a criminal defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling policemen, ‘Thulla’....
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC worried that no post mortem was held of the 3k dead

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC worried that no post mortem was held of the...

Above: Sikhs protesting against the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 (file picture). Photo: YouTube The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday (July 12) said it was “concerned” that of...
Digitisation: Web of Troubles

Digitisation: Web of Troubles

Above: Advocates and lawyers struggle as the Supreme Court experiments with its digital transformation. Photo: Bhawna Gaur As the Supreme Court opens after the summer...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Some old structures also go down in demolition drive at Khusro Park

In the case of the ordered demolition of new structures at Amir Khusro Park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, it has been said that some old structures...
DELHI HIGH COURT

Delhi HC slams Rlys for blind student missing train and M. Phil exam

The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of a newspaper report on how a 100 percent visually impaired student failed to board...
Child dies due to PWD negligence, while prosecution files criminal charges against teacher

Child dies due to PWD negligence, while prosecution files criminal charges against teacher

Above: Millennium Park in New Delhi   Delhi HC slams Delhi govt for wrongful prosecution and no talk of compensation The Delhi High Court, having taken sou...
Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Above: Members of Rastriya Dalit Panchayat at a Maharally for reservation in promotion and other demands at Parliament Street in New Delhi (file picture)....
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Delhi HC asks police to remove encroachers from opposite Khusro Park

In the matter pertaining to the rehabilitation of people rendered homeless due to the demolition of the Nizamuddin night shelter, the Delhi High Court...
Yogesh Mittal was arrested by ED for allegedly converting demonetised currency notes into valid currency. Photo: UNI

Money laundering case: Delhi High Court orders ED to provide report

Above: The new Rs 2,000 notes which were released after demonetisation. Photo: UNI Yogesh Mittal, a close associate of advocate Rohit Tandon (who is behind...
Delhi HC gives SpiceJet easy option to pay its dues

Delhi HC gives SpiceJet easy option to pay its dues

Above: A SpiceJet aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia.org The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khannaon on Monday (July 3) dismissed an appeal by...
Delhi HC refuses to quash case against Himachal CM

Delhi HC refuses to quash case against Himachal CM

The law has come close to putting Himachal Pradesh’s longest serving chief minister Virbhadra Singh behind bars. On Monday (July 3) the Delhi High Court refused...
Delhi HC spells out roadmap for garbage clearance

Delhi HC spells out roadmap for garbage clearance

Above: Picture by Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar spelt out its roadmap...
DELHI HIGH COURT

As Delhi HC probes garbage issue, more illegal activities come to the fore

With the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar hearing the piling of garbage issue in...
DELHI HIGH COURT

Local commissioner reports to Delhi HC on MCD

Fed up with the inefficiency of the MCD, the Delhi High Court had appointed an ABP News reporter as the ‘local commissioner’ responsible for reporting the...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

PSU Litigation: Tied Up in Knots

Pending litigation between various government departments has shot up to over a lakh cases and there seems little hope of succour, leading to a...
DU plea to keep the same number of law seats

DU plea to keep the same number of law seats

In the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) earlier evaluation of Delhi University’s law programme, there seemed some inadequacies, because of which it was suggested...
Beemapally Beach in Thiruvananthapuram littered with garbage, despite a drive to keep it clean. Photo: UNI

Swachh Bharat Takes a Beating

The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for the spread of diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya and sought to know...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Nizamuddin demolition to continue: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on June 5 refused to stay the demolition process of the Nizamuddin night shelter, with the bench of Acting Chief...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Ajay Kumar Mittal could be the next Delhi High Court chief justice

Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court is set to be the next chief justice of the Delhi High Court....
The new court building on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg where Patiala house court quarters has been shifted. Photo: Anil Shakya

Upstairs and Downstairs

The decision of the Delhi government to shift congested quarters of Patiala House Court to a new complex in Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg has...
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MCD in more trouble for aiding illegal construction

The Panchsheel Cooperative House Building Society Limited petition before the Delhi High Court is interesting in that it deals with an existing hospital at...
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Delhi HC has MCD in a knot over corruption

The Delhi High Court, which had ordered a CBI inquiry into illegal and polluting industrial units within a residential area of Delhi, asked the...
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Monday last date for removal of waste, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has given time till Monday (June 5) for removing malba (waste and debris) from the Nizamuddin night shelter that was...
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MCD commissioners showcaused by Delhi High Court

The result of the Delhi High Court’s proactive stance on cleaning Delhi and preventing the spread of diseases such as dengue and chikungunya was...
Delhi LG-Municipal Corporation Spat Goes to Court

Delhi LG-Municipal Corporation Spat Goes to Court

Campaign for People Participation in Development Planning has moved the Delhi High Court against a notification by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for a...
Nizamuddin night shelter: Delhi HC rejects pleas for right to land

Nizamuddin night shelter: Delhi HC rejects pleas for right to land

In its effort to rehabilitate people rendered homeless due to the demolition of a Nizamuddin night shelter, the Delhi High Court is trying to...
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Encroachments: HC asks Delhi government to enforce Waqf order

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on May 29 ordered the Delhi government to...
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Tharoor defamation case: Delhi HC summons Arnab, asks him “cut the rhetoric”

Judge points out: “You are saying that he (Tharoor) is running from you and not coming for an interview. He has a right to...
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Tharoor files Rs 2 crore defamation suit against Arnab Goswami

Personal barbs by news anchor Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV against Congress MP and renowned author Shashi Tharoor have come in...
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Delhi HC looks for ways to rehabilitate the displaced

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was shown many more pictures of people...
Reckitt Benkiser okay with price review, but wants it fast

Reckitt Benkiser okay with price review, but wants it fast

Reckitt Benkiser agreed to a price review by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on its popular product Itch Guard. However, it wants this...
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Times Now vs Republic TV: Delhi HC to see if employment contract was violated

The Times Now-Republic TV battle has heated up into an Intellectual Property debate, on whether former employees of Times Now are using material that...
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CBI will probe Karawal Nagar case, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court decided to take suo motu action against the government of NCT Delhi for allowing industries to grow illegally within west...
Writ against Republic TV withdrawn

Writ against Republic TV withdrawn

A writ petition by TV Today against the new Republic TV was dismissed as withdrawn by the Delhi High Court on May 25, with...
Police Can’t Impound Passport; Delhi HC Orders Document to be Released

Police Can’t Impound Passport; Delhi HC Orders Document to be Released

JC Suneja appealed to the Delhi High Court, claiming that the impounding of his passport by the police was illegal. Whatever the charge, Justice...
Students appearing for CBSE class 12th Board examination revising the subject just before the Examination begins at a centre, in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Minister Says CBSE Results on Time, After Delhi HC Scraps Marks Moderation

By Chandan Goswami ​The Delhi High Court on May 24 directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not change its marks moderation policy...
‘Govt Can’t Stop PVR from Selling Soft Drinks at Higher Prices’

‘Govt Can’t Stop PVR from Selling Soft Drinks at Higher Prices’

Cinema owners submits they have no control over prices printed on the commodities they sell ~By Aditya Singh The Delhi High Court on May 24...

Delhi HC Appoints Amicus in CrPC S197(1) Amendment Matter

~By Parth Sarthy Kaushik The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rekha Pillai on May 24 decided to appoint...
File a fresh petition against TRAI, says Delhi HC to Vodafone

File a fresh petition against TRAI, says Delhi HC to Vodafone

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) allowed telecom service provider Vodafone to file a fresh amended writ petition—within two weeks—on the changes...
Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

Delhi HC serves notice to Kejriwal in a defamation suit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 23) issued notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear in court or file a...
Delhi HC adjourns matter on JNU protests

Delhi HC adjourns matter on JNU protests

The Delhi High Court on May 22 wanted to know the ground situation on the JNU campus regarding allegations by the university that agitating...

CBI challenges special court’s order discharging Maran brothers in Delhi High Court

The CBI on Monday (May 22) objected to the acquittal of Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

FM Jaitley files a fresh defamation suit against Kejriwal

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a fresh defamation suit in the Delhi High Court, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 10...
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What’s Up on WhatsApp?

A report of the arrest of an admin of an app due to objectionable content posted by a member has raised questions about its...
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Delhi High Court pulls up Jethmalani for attacking FM Jaitley

The Delhi High Court on May 17 expressed its reservations over senior advocate Ram Jethmalani’s remarks against FM Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation...
Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Jethmalani calls Arun Jaitley a crook in Delhi High Court

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani continued with his cross examination of finance minister Arun Jaitley in the civil defamation case filed by the latter against...
AAP gets Delhi HC’s sympathy

Four new judges for Delhi High Court

The Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Justice) on May 11 sent out an order, appointing four judges to the Delhi High Court....
IT dept can scan National Herald documents: Delhi HC

IT dept can scan National Herald documents: Delhi HC

A “major setback” for Congress claim BJP leaders The Delhi High Court on May 12 ruled that income tax officials can investigate the documents of The National Herald newspaper. The...
Uphaar cinema case: Charges for evidence-tampering allowed by Delhi High Court

Uphaar cinema case: Charges for evidence-tampering allowed by Delhi High Court

The Ansal brothers—Gopal and Sushil—are in further trouble. The brothers had approached the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order of framing charges...
Tribunal upholds ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

Tribunal upholds ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO

The Central government’s decision to ban Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an “Unlawful Association” was upheld on May 11 by the...
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SC upholds death sentence of Nirbhaya rape-murderers

The four found guilty of the cruel gangrape and murder of a Delhi girl, called Nirbhaya to protect her real identity, were ordered to...
Delhi High Court assures police protection for expelled AIADMK MP

Delhi High Court assures police protection for expelled AIADMK MP

The Delhi High Court on May 5 ensured police protection for the expelled AIADMK MP, Sasikala Pushpa, who had filed a petition asking for...
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Soumya murder case, accused will not hang

Soumya murder case, accused will not hang Govindachami alias Govindaswamy, the main accused in the infamous Soumya rape and murder case, will not go...
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Tata project: Caught in a Logjam

A housing project started by this conglomerate in Chandigarh on cheap farm land bought by a society of MLAs and MPs has run into...
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Chhota Rajan gets 7 years for passport forgery

Chhota Rajan gets 7 years for passport forgery Chhota Rajan, the mafia don captured by Indian police, was produced before Judge Virender Kumar Goyal at...
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New UGC guideline will deplete JNU’s research base

The decision to drastically cut the number of seats for MPhil and Phd will affect education in ways which the present policy-makers perhaps are...
Monsanto has come in for criticism in India for monopolising seed distribution and for disrupting traditional agricultural practices. Photo: Greenpeaceindia

Monsanto Battle: Tied up in Knots

This American agricultural major’s fight with an Indian company regarding use of its Bt Cotton technology has reached the Delhi High Court    ~By Chandan...
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Women judges: Cracking the Glass Ceiling?

Can the elevation of women as chief justices of High Courts be a sign of gender equality in the judiciary or is this a...
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PIL for referring Jadhav case to international court dismissed

A PIL filed at the Delhi High Court seeking direction to be given to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to approach the International...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
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Govt intent on reinstating ban on combo drugs

The government counsel, representing the All India Drug Action Network, was arguing at the court of Supreme Court Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Rohinton...
Supreme Court. Photo: Anil Shakya

SC bench with CJI to decide on method in naming Sr Advocates

Senior Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising has challenged the procedure for designating senior advocates. The apex court had heard the matter on October 21,...
The drug price regulator has asked stent-makers and hospitals to display the new prices of stents on their websites. Photo: UNI

Stent prices: Stop the Loot

A PIL has led the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to fix the price of stents, thereby providing a huge relief to heart patients. Stent-makers...
Crowds inside a bank awaiting their turn for exchanging the notes after demonetization move. Photo: UNI

The Customer is No Longer King

Will targeting account holders and charging them fees rescue banks from the crisis of bad loans amounting to a total loss of Rs 10...
Arun Jaitley (photo: Rajeev Tyagi); Ram Jethmalani (photo: Anil Shakya

Battle of the Legal Eagles

The Delhi High Court was recently transfixed by the fierce barbs thrown by two veteran lawyers, Ram Jethmalani and Arun Jaitley, at each other...
The Rameshwari Photocopy Shop in Delhi university was in the eye of a legal storm. Photo: Anil Shakya

DU photocopy issue solved as publishers withdraw case

The photocopy issue at Delhi University has been solved, with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis—all those who had complained...
(L-R) Arun Jaitley (photo; UNI); Ram Jethmalani (Photo: Anil Shakya)

Jaitley’s claim on lost reputation gets election defeat rebuff from Jethmalani

Jaitley-Jethmalani battle in Delhi High Court draws an eager crowd ~By Chandan Goswami and Mary Mitzy CASE: Arun Jaitley vs Arvind Kejriwal (DDCA defamation matter)  Reacting to...
Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. Photo courtesy Facebook

Biocon and others win drug battle in Delhi High Court

Another path-breaking verdict after the Novartis AG case A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court on March 3 lifted an earlier stay order of...
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Karnataka HC has upheld the “Right to be forgotten”

The landmark judgement has opened the doors for blocking defunct personal records from free public access on the Internet ~By Ajith PillaiIn this age of...
BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav transferred to 80th BN

The Delhi High Court asks the home ministry to let the wife stay with him for two days The mystery of the missing BSF jawan,...

The Legal System Has To Re-engineer Itself, Technologically: Justice S Ravindra Bhat

The e-court system has its roots in a 2005 Supreme Court e-committee initiative, the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and...
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The foreign hand in political funding

Only 20 percent of the income of political parties can be traced. What about the rest? By Usha Rani Das In 2014, the Delhi High Court...
(L-R)It is time all political parties came clean on the sources funding the colossal amounts spent on election campaigns. Photo: UNI; EAS Sarma, former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India

“Foreign donations taint elections”: EAS Sarma

The former secretary, ministry of finance, government of India, has been fighting against the deficiencies of the Indian democratic system. He spoke to USHA...
Girls married early are denied the right to proper education, health and other privileges. Photo: UNI

Dangerous Liaisons

Retaining the minimum age of marriage for a girl at 15 under the amended law has made many child brides vulnerable to abuse. The...
It has become difficult for pilots to switch airlines because of stringent notice period rules.

DGCA’s notice period irks pilots

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is mulling over increasing the notice period of pilots from six months to one year based on a...
Radiologists are demanding changes in the PCPNDT law. Photo: UNI

PCPNDT ACT 1994—Unsound demands

Radiologists are up in arms against the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act 1994 which restrains and criminalizes the misuse of ultrasound machines...
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Delhi HC: 25 percent quota in EWC no ceiling

Recently, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had to pass an order to get a seven-year-old child with a prosthetic leg admitted...
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Photocopying isn’t copyright violation: Delhi High Court

While dismissing a plea by international publishers, a recent judgment from the Delhi High Court holds that photocopying portions of text books is a...
Lordships, we beg to differ with Delhi High Court

Lordships, we beg to differ with Delhi High Court

While many have welcomed the judgment on copyright violations, some have serious reservations about it. Here are three of them By Sampad Patnaik One of the...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
Musilims on the occasion of first day on ramjan Near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India. Photo by -- anil Kumar Shakya 30 june 2014

When Fat Gets Taxing

Kerala has introduced a fat tax, while the Delhi High Court asked Delhi to issue directions to schools on junk food. But can this...
Litigants at the Tis Hazari court in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

“Judges Should Take Breaks”: Justice K Chandru

In a surprisingly frank article, this former judge says the backlog of cases can be tackled not just by increasing the number of judges...
Workers making kite strings in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: UNI

“Chinese” Manjha: A Dangerous Proposition

Many have died due to lethal kite strings, evoking numerous laws across India. But it would be more effective for the central government to...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda (C) administering the first dose of Rotavirus vaccine to a girl child at the launch of the Pilot Rotavirus Universal Immunization program, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on Saturday. Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C) Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen

The secret behind Rotavac vaccine trials

Even before the full data on these trials has been made public, the vaccine is out in four states. A petition in the Supreme...
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Delhi: a centre for commercial arbitration

Delhi is soon to become a centre for international commercial arbitration along with the ones in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva. According...
MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

MHA Disowns Tibetan Citizens

  Even though the law and courts say that all persons, including children born between 1950 and 1987 to Tibetan refugees, are citizens of India...
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Pune District Court adopts SMS service

In a move that will help bring litigants closer to a shorter judicial process, the Pune District Court has implemented a SMS message service...

Supreme Court to hear plea against Section 377

The Supreme Court is likely to take up a petition on decriminalizing Section 377 of the IPC on Wednesday, June 29. According to The...

No special privileges for pregnant students, says Kerala High Court

India Legal Bureau The Kerala High Court has ruled that there can be no ground for offering concession to pregnant students, as far as allowing...

No Olympics for Sushil Kumar

It is the end of the road for wrestler Sushil Kumar as far as his donning the India cap in the Rio Olympics this...

32 year old Wrestler, 2-time Olympic medallist drags WFI into the Legal-Ring…

32 year old Sushil Kumar, two-time Olympic medallist has challenged selections of Rio Olympics 2016 by Wrestling Federation of India. After Narsingh Yadav, winner...

“Himachal High Court stay on Virbhadra Singh’s arrest hampering probe in DA case”

Claiming that the probe has hit a major roadblock after the Himachal Pradesh High Court put a stay on the arrest of Chief Minister...
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Delhi HC asks MCD to release February salary of sanitation workers

With the previous deadline of March 21 drawing to a close, the Delhi High Court today asked the MCD to ensure that sanitation workers...
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Women’s Lib Begins at Home

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that by virtue of seniority, the eldest daughter of a Hindu undivided family can become its karta. This...

Delhi High Court grants 6-months interim bail to Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi High Court today granted interim bail of six months to JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition....

Suspense on Kanhaiya bail will remain till March 2

Will he? Won’t he? The suspense on Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea remains as the Delhi High Court reserved the order till March 2. The court...

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