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Explain why animals are being ill-treated at Delhi zoo, Delhi HC asks ministry, zoo authority

Explain why animals are being ill-treated at Delhi zoo, Delhi HC asks ministry, zoo...

Several deaths of animals suppressed by zoo, post-mortem reports have been fabricated ~By Kunal Rao Reacting strongly to a PIL which complained that animals at the...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

On a PIL filed by advocate Charu Wali Khanna, asking on behalf of Kush Kalra on why there should be a discriminatory minimum age cut off of...
Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tutiorin

Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tuticorin

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on Friday (May 25) asked the National Human Rights Commission to consider sending its own representative to Tuticorin...
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2G scam case: Delhi HC defers hearing on CBI plea

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice S P Garg on Friday (May 25) deferred the hearing of the CBI’s plea challenging the special court’s acquittals...
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Haryana govt to Delhi HC: The repair of Munak Canal will be completed by...

Above: A file pic of Munak Canal   The Haryana government on Thursday (May 24) told the Delhi High Court that work has been started...
Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt on status of installing GPS tracking on public vehicles

Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt on status of installing GPS tracking on public...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 24) asked the Centre and Delhi Government to inform the court as to what happened...
Delhi HC tells Principal Secretary, Delhi govt to apprise it about authorized speed breakers in the city

Delhi HC tells Principal Secretary, Delhi govt to apprise it about authorized speed breakers...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 23) directed Principal Secretary, GNCTD to file an affidavit on the authorized speed breakers in New Delhi...
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Delhi HC regularizes J&K migrant teachers in the city

Giving a major relief to the migrants from the Jammu & Kashmir who have been employed on contractual basis in government and municipal schools...
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Maintenance of Rajghat: Have meeting with commissioner in 5 days to finalise plan, says...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 23) gave five days to the Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Central government, to convene a meeting...
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US court follows Indian example, orders that adult son has no legal right in...

Above: A representative image of a father and son   New York judge orders that if the parents want him out of the house, the...
Delhi HC tells EDMC, SDMC and NDMC to file affidavits on compactors and treatments plants

Delhi HC tells EDMC, SDMC and NDMC to file affidavits on compactors and treatments...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 22) directed all the three municipal corporations of New Delhi — EDMC, SDMC and NDMC - to...
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Delhi HC allows auctioning of Hotel Taj Mansingh by NDMC

Above: Taj Mansingh Hotel The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla on Tuesday (May 22) gave the go-ahead...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

On April 24 the Delhi High Court had banned the extension of duty timings of pilots and cabin crew, except for very special circumstances,...
Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Above: (Left) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has kept up his interference into every small decision...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC asks why 7th Pay Commission standards not implemented in private schools

Reacting to a PIL filed by Social Jurist seeking implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations on two lakh teaching and non teaching staff...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC dismisses plea by Hyatt Regency’s top management seeking quashing of charges for...

~By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has dismissed the plea filed by top management of Hyatt Regency Hotel seeking to quashing of criminal negligence case against...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

The Delhi High Court will hear a plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), challenging the special court judgment of acquitting the...
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Delhi HC sets aside EC disqualification of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh minister Narrotam Mishra

A Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhatt and Sunil Gaur on Friday (May 18) set aside the Election Commission’s (EC)...
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Blue corner notice has been issued against Rohini ashram Baba, Delhi HC told

The CBI on Thursday (May 17) told the Delhi High Court that international blue corner notice has been issued against Baba Virendra Dev Dixit,...
Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 17) issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against two students belong to the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) for not appearing...
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Illegal sand mining on defence land: Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, IAF

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 16) issued notice to Centre and Indian Air Force on a PIL alleging illegal sand mining on...
Delhi HC acquits two persons accused of raping minor, terming her as consenting party throughout

Delhi HC acquits two persons accused of raping minor, terming her as consenting party...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court last week acquitted two persons convicted by a lower court of raping a minor girl. The high court ...
Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private placement agencies

Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi government on Friday (May 11) was slapped with contempt notice by Delhi High Court and told to file a compliance...
Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Above: Police trying to quell a student protest related to UPSC’s exams in New Delhi/Photo: UNI A recent report highlights the dire need for changes...
Najeeb disappearance case: No evidence to show a crime was committed, CBI tells Delhi HC

Najeeb disappearance case: No evidence to show a crime was committed, CBI tells Delhi...

~By Kunal Rao CBI told Delhi High Court on Friday (May 11) that the case of disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed missing since October 2016...
Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

An issue regarding the construction of a multi-level car parking in Defence Colony of Delhi, which would have robbed the area of a park...
SDMC approaches IIT to suggest ways on old club house after Delhi HC slams it for using it despite being vulnerable

SDMC seeks IIT advice on stability of Feroz Shah Kotla old club house

~By Kunal Rao Shaken by the Delhi High Court’s April 18 order that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) can allow use of the old...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Delhi HC orders investigation on why HIV positive patient was denied treatment by two hospitals

Delhi HC orders investigation on why HIV positive patient was denied treatment by two...

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Ravindra Bhatt and A K Chawla has ordered Delhi Government to constitute a committee to investigate why...
Delhi HC grants bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon

Delhi HC grants bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 10) granted bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

Delhi High Court issues notice, wants to know why Sentence Reviewing Board is not...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (May 9) issued notice, saying that the Delhi...
Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

Guilty petitioner caught fishing in troubled waters, slapped fine

The Delhi High Court has initiated criminal contempt proceedings with a fine of Rs 82,000 against a man who filed a false and frivolous...
Suspecting husband having an affair can be a ground for divorce: Delhi HC

Suspecting husband having an affair can be a ground for divorce: Delhi HC

~By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has held suspecting husband habitually of having affair with another woman amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for...
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Illegal Detention: For a More Caring World…

A Delhi High Court judgment ushers in a new dawn for millions of Indians living with mental illness   ~By Prof Upendra Baxi Big events make news,...
Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

This emergency measure is meant to tackle urgent problems when Parliament is not in session but governments have often misused this constitutionally granted right...
Solitary Confinement of death row convicts: Out Of The Hell Hole

Solitary Confinement: Out Of The Hell Hole

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has abolished the practice of solitary confinement of death row convicts ~By Usha Rani Das On...
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Relative Muscle Sons appearing in a court where the father is a judge—or vice versa—is an age-old debate. The Bar Council has rules that technically...
Delhi police personnel on vigil after the Batla House incident (file picture)

Batla House encounter case: Delhi HC directs trial court to complete proceedings within six...

Above: Delhi police personnel on vigil after the Batla House incident (file picture) ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) directed Delhi...
Delhi HC extends interim relief to hacker to write all his pending exams in police custody

Delhi HC extends interim relief to hacker to write all his pending exams in...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) extended interim relief to Adil Hussain Teeli, arrested by the Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police...
Delhi HC to DoE, MCD and DSSSB: File status reports on non-appointment of 33,000 teachers in Delhi by September

Delhi HC to DoE, MCD and DSSSB: File status reports on non-appointment of 33,000...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) directed Department of Education (DoE), Muncipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Subordinate...
DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the case

DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the...

Above: Kumar Vishwas The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the AAP leader Kumar Vishwas that he didn’t want to continue...
Sexual harassment charges Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

Sexual harassment charges: Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 2) put strict restrictions on Atul Johri, professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University...
POCSO Ordinance Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective implementation

POCSO Ordinance: Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the recent Ordinance mandating death penalty for the rape of minors upto the age of 12 years....
Sexual Crimes against Minors: A Different Breed of Killers

A Different Breed of Killers

Though the centre has passed an ordinance to impose the death penalty on child rapists, will it actually stop them from committing these heinous...
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CJI calls collegium meeting

Above: (Left) CJI Dipak Misra and Justice K M Joseph Despite the various schisms in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra...
Delhi jeweller’s death: Dead man’s mother says revenue officers tortured him, demanded Rs 1.5 cr bribe, Delhi HC takes action

Delhi jeweller’s death: Delhi HC takes action on the plea of deceased’s mother saying...

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Mukta Gupta has taken serious note of a death case that has come before her in which...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
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Revealing name, picture of Kathua victim: Delhi HC rebukes more media houses, social networks

Following up on its April 19 directive to several media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh fine each for the publishing / broadcasting the...
Delhi jeweller’s suicide: Dead man’s mother alleges revenue officers tortured him, demanded Rs 1.5 crore bribe

Delhi jeweller’s suicide: Dead man’s mother alleges revenue officers tortured him, demanded Rs 1.5...

A complicated case of the suicide jump of a Delhi-based jeweller has come to the Delhi High Court. On Thursday (April 26) a PIL...
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Cap on scholar guides: Delhi HC reserves judgment

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo by Anil Shakya  The Delhi High Court on Thursday (April 26) reserved its judgment on a plea filed by the...
Delhi HC directs Centre to procure PZP vaccine at the earliest for monkey sterilisation

Delhi HC directs Centre to procure PZP vaccine at the earliest for monkey sterilisation

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (April 26) directed the Centre to take all possible steps to secure the custom clearance for procuring the...
HC- Issued Notice for Gender Discrimination CISF in Appointments

HC- Issued Notice for Gender Discrimination CISF in Appointments

The petitioner Kush Kalra filed a writ petition before the Delhi High Court and requested to issue writ of mandamus to CISF & Ministry...
Delhi HC issues notice asking whether “Gumti of Shaikh Ali” is a national monument or not

Delhi HC issues notice asking whether “Gumti of Shaikh Ali” is a national monument...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (April 24) issued notice to Archeological Survey of India (ASI), Centre, Defence Colony Welfare Association and GNCTD  on...
Delhi HC seeks replies from Centre on ordinance mandating death penalty for child rapists

Delhi HC seeks replies from Centre on ordinance mandating death penalty for child rapists

The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 23) sought to know from the Centre as whether it has conducted any scientific study before approving...
Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

2G scam probe: Delhi HC issues notice to all Essar Group promoters

The Delhi High Court on Friday (April 20) issued notice to seek response of all Essar Group promoters on the CBI's plea challenging their acquittal in...
Delhi Flying Club staff evicted, pray for de-sealing

Delhi Flying Club staff evicted, pray for de-sealing

Photo courtesy: Ashish Bhatnagar/Wikimedia Over 50 employees of the Delhi Flying Club and their families, who were evicted from their homes at Safdarjung Airport and...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

2G spectrum scam: CBI moves Delhi HC against acquittal of Ruia brothers

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (April 18) moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the Special Court judgment acquitting the Ruia brothers and the...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

Kathua rape: Delhi HC orders media houses that revealed identity of victim to pay...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (April 18) ordered a number of media houses that it had arraigned for publishing pictures and the name of the...
CBSE paper leak: Delhi HC dismisses an intervening plea seeking to pre-pone/cancellation of Class 12th Economics paper

CBSE paper leak: Delhi HC dismisses an intervening plea seeking to pre-pone/cancellation of...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 16) dismissed an intervening application asking court to pre-pone or cancel the retest of Economics paper (as...
Delhi HC issues notice to media outlets for disclosing identity of Kathua gang rape victim - India Legal

Delhi HC issues notice to media outlets for disclosing identity of Kathua gang rape...

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Friday (April 13) issued notice to CNN, NDTV, HT and TOI for disclosing the...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

Summons by another Govt. committee: Delhi HC adjourns hearing of fresh application by Delhi...

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on Wednesday (April 11) adjourned to July 13 the further hearing of a petition by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
Attack on doctors: Delhi HC orders evaluation of 3 major hospitals on infra, doctor-patient ratio, facilities, safety

Attack on doctors: Delhi HC orders evaluation of 3 major hospitals on infra, doctor-patient...

Above: An inside view of one of the govt hospitals in Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (March 10) directed National Accreditation...
Delhi HC issues notice to Karti’s CA in ED plea against bail

Delhi HC issues notice to Karti’s CA in ED plea against bail

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya   Reacting to an Enforcement Directorate (ED) appeal against bail granted, Justice AK Pathak of the Delhi High Court...
Appeal against ex-Prez Mukherjee’s book: Delhi HC judge reserves order, then withdraws it

Appeal against ex-Prez Mukherjee’s book: Delhi HC judge reserves order, then withdraws it

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Nazmi Waziri, which had been handed the petition against ex-President Pranab Mukherjee’s book after earlier judge Justice...
Kirti Azad vs Chetan Chauhan: Delhi HC to hear defamation suit on August 28

Kirti Azad vs Chetan Chauhan: Delhi HC to hear defamation suit on August 28

Above: (Left) Kirti Azad and Chetan Chauhan  In a season of defamation cases, many of them related to the DDCA, two cricketers-turned politicians are...
Centre Vs SC on Delhi Sealing Drive: Thousands Trapped in the Muddle

Delhi’s Sealing Drive: Trapped in the Muddle

While the centre and the Supreme Court spar over the spread of illegal constructions, thousands of traders and workers have become jobless and homeless....
Delhi HC sends notice to ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, withdraws it, with judge recusing herself

Delhi HC sends notice to ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, withdraws it, with judge recusing herself

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s most recent book – ‘The Turbulent Years 1980-1996’ – has hit some turbulence. While the first turbulence was from some...
Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Gitanjali Gems’ plea seeking quashing of PMLA case against it

Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Gitanjali Gems’ plea seeking quashing of PMLA...

Above: Mehul Choksi (file pic) The Delhi High Court on Friday (April 6) issued notice to Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking its reply on the...
Delhi HC directs NABH to inspect central and state run hospitals with regards to conditions prevalent there

Delhi HC directs NABH to inspect central and state run hospitals with regards to...

Above: Patients recuperating in RML Hospital, New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya  The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition in which it has taken suo...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

Issue of 39 Indians killed by ISIS: Application to investigate Govt.’s lapses withdrawn, fresh...

An application in the court of Delhi High Court Justice Rajiv Shakdher was withdrawn on Wednesday (April 4), because petitioner Mehmood Pracha, a Supreme Court lawyer, failed...
Attack on Delhi bar members: Delhi HC grills state counsel Rahul Mehra, counsel says he might recuse himself

Attack on Delhi bar members: Delhi HC grills state counsel Rahul Mehra, counsel says...

Above: Rahul Mehra (file picture) The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gital Mittal on Tuesday (April 3) grilled Rahul Mehra, Standing Counsel,...
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Delhi HC to hear bail application of Suhaib Illyasi

In the case of the bail application Suhaib Illyasi, producer of television serial India’s Most Wanted, the Delhi High Court bench of Justices S...
Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation suits filed over the alleged defamatory statements

Delhi HC allows Kejriwal and Jaitley to “settle” one of the two civil defamation...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 3) allowed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to “settle” one of the...
CBSE paper leak: Delhi HC gives CBSE and Govt 10 days to file status report on future of exams

CBSE paper leak: Delhi HC gives CBSE and Govt 10 days to file status...

28 lakh students will be affected if exams aren’t held on time, says petitioner The Delhi High Court on Monday (April 2) issued notice to...
Most patients rely on insurance to meet the high cost of private medical treatment. Photo: adityahospital.co.in

Health Insurance: Taken to Task

Above: Most patients rely on insurance to meet the high cost of private medical treatment. Photo: adityahospital.co.in In a move to help those suffering from genetic...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

The Pension Parity

Above: The Delhi High Court A petition, filed by a retired high court judge, seeks parity in pensions vis-a-vis judges who have been elevated from...
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Delhi HC sets aside trial court order convicting a mentally challenged woman of murdering...

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Friday (March 23) overturned a trial court...
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BJP MLA asks why AAP’s Gahlot is still in Assembly despite being disqualified; Delhi...

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta has moved the Delhi High Court against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party for allowing disqualified member Kailash Gahlot to attend...
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Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police on Mohammed Shahabuddin’s treatment in Tihar

Above: Mohammed Shahabuddin (file picture) The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and P S Teji on Wednesday (March 21) issued notice to Delhi...
Delhi HC seeks DGCA’s reply on the airworthiness of A320 neos operating in India

Delhi HC seeks DGCA’s reply on the airworthiness of A320 neos operating in India

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (March 20) sought aviation regulator DGCA’s reply on the airworthiness of A320 neo planes operating in India on...
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with ex-President Sonia Gandhi addressing the media. Photo: UNI

Delhi HC directs Young Indian to deposit Rs 10 crores in National Herald assets...

Above: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with ex-President Sonia Gandhi addressing the media. Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Monday (March 19) directed the Young...
CBI to Delhi HC: Rohini ashram founder was last spotted in Nepal; needs more time to locate him

CBI to Delhi HC: Rohini ashram founder was last spotted in Nepal; needs more...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The CBI on Thursday (March 15) told the Delhi High Court that Baba Virender Dev Dikshit, the founder of...
Delhi Jal Board to NGT: Part of Yamuna has dried up, because Haryana has turned off tap

Delhi Jal Board to NGT: Part of Yamuna has dried up, because Haryana has...

Above: Yamuna in New Delhi   The National Green Tribunal on Thursday (March 15) dealing with the beautification of Yamuna floodplains and the pollution pertaining...
Delhi HC allows 2 more days of protection to Karti Chidambaram

Delhi HC allows 2 more days of protection to Karti Chidambaram

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (March 15) allowed the application of Karti Chidambaram, in which he has sought an extension of two days of his...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

Delhi Govt planning to pay AIDS patients in state nearly Rs 6,000 per month...

Having taken suo muto cognizance of a letter from a private citizen, Daya Kishan Joshi, complaining of poor or no financial assistance being given...
Haryana ordered to release 1049 cusecs of water through 2 canals to Delhi

Haryana ordered to release 1049 cusecs of water through 2 canals to Delhi

Above: Munak Canal/Photo Courtesy: www.indiawaterportal.org The Delhi High Court bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal has directed the State of Haryana to...
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Delhi HC Judge recuses herself in Karti bail plea hearing, listing again later in...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture)/Photo: UNI Delhi High Court’s Justice Indermeet Kaur recused herself from the hearing the bail application moved by Karti Chidambaram, son...
Delhi HC allows 2 more days of protection to Karti Chidambaram

INX Media case: Trial court sends Karti to Tihar for 13-days, he moves Delhi...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture)/UNI Karti Chidambaram, son of former union finance minister P Chidamabaram, was on Monday (March 12), sent into 13-day judicial...
Delhi HC disposes of plea after it approves SOP in finding missing persons from Delhi metro stations

Delhi HC disposes of plea after it approves SOP in finding missing persons from...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (March 12) disposed of a plea in which it had taken a suo motu cognizance of an incident...
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Delhi Chief Secy assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

Above: Amanatullah Khan The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Mukta Gupta on Monday (March 12) granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who...
Timely Trials: Is Justice Hurried certainly Justice Buried?

Towards a Super-Fast Trial?

The case of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau who took the evidence of 22 witnesses on the first day of a trial stirred a...
Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Anshu Prakash assault case: Delhi HC grants bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

Above: AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal (file picture) Over a fortnight after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash at a late...
INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC grants interim relief to Karti Chidambaram from arrest

INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC grants interim relief to Karti Chidambaram from...

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file picture) The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Murlidhar and Justice I S Mehta on Friday (March 9) granted interim...
Delhi HC directs EC to allot “pressure cooker” symbol to TTV Dhinakaran

Delhi HC directs EC to allot “pressure cooker” symbol to TTV Dhinakaran

Above: TTV Dhinakaran (file pic) The Delhi High Court on Friday (March 9) directed Election Commission of India (ECI) to allot pressure cooker symbol...
INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC will hear the plea today

INX Media money laundering case: Delhi HC will hear the plea today

Above: Karti Chidambaram (file pic)/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Murlidhar and I S Mehta on Friday (March 9)...
Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Chief Secy Prakash gets relief from Delhi HC on attending privileges committee meeting

Above: Anshu Prakash Bench asks committee to withdraw notice, since the matter is sub-judice  The Delhi High Court single-judge bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on...
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Delhi HC says complete investigation into vandalism of DHCBA vehicles in two weeks

The Delhi High Court on its own motion has taken up a case of vandalism property of members of the Delhi High Court Bar...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

AAP MLAs’ bail application: Khan’s case adjourned, decision on Jarwal reserved by Delhi HC

Delhi High Court Judge Mukta Gupta on Wednesday (March 7) ordered the Delhi Police to file its status report on the bail application of AAP leader...
Tampering of documents in Uphaar fire tragedy: Delhi HC directs lower court to conclude case on fast-track basis

Tampering of documents in Uphaar fire tragedy: Delhi HC directs lower court to conclude...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (March 5) issued directions to the trial court to conclude proceedings in Uphaar tragedy case before November 30,...

Delhi HC allows Chief Secy to postpone attending privilege committee meeting, asks govt to...

Above: Delhi CS Anshu Prakash (third from right) and other bureaucrats on a candlelight protest march to Rajghat Anshu Prakash says he will not be...
Delhi HC judges conduct surprise checks at lower courts in Delhi

Delhi HC judges conduct surprise checks at lower courts in Delhi

Above: Acting CJ Gita Mittal/Photo: Bhavana Gaur    A group of Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal on Thursday (March...
Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Police in AAP MLA Jarwal’s bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (March 1) sent notice to Delhi Police in the case of the bail application of Aam Aadmi Party...
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Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC issues notice to Delhi Police on Swamy’s plea

Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar issued the notice but said question of maintainability of Subramanian Swamy’s plea still open Weeks...
SC to issue contempt notice against man bringing bribery allegations against court registry

Accepting apology, SC quashes criminal contempt proceedings against ADJ Kamini Lau

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 23) quashed the criminal contempt proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Additional District Judge Kamini Lau. The...
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AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Counsel says natural justice assures a hearing before decision

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 22) resumed hearing in the disqualification of AAP MLAs case. Twenty...
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SC stays Delhi HC order, says marks in civil services exam can’t be made...

A Supreme Court bench on Thursday (February 22) has stayed an order of Delhi High Court which had granted access of the marks obtained...
Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

Delhi HC orders govt. to send lawyer to aid child rape victim immediately

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Thursday (February 22) ordered the Delhi government...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

AAP MLA disqualification: Submissions against EC start

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 20) resumed hearing of the case of the disqualification of 20 AAP...
Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

Delhi High Court won’t intervene in AAP legislators-Chief Secretary scuffle

The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday (February 21), refused to entertain a plea seeking immediate judicial intervention into the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu...
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Those duped by Mehul Choksi say in court they are unwilling to go for...

The hearing of a case of cheating against jeweller Mehul Choksi, uncle of Nirav Modi who has fled the country after duping Punjab National...
Delhi HC issues bailable warrants to office bearers of dusu for non-appearance

Delhi HC issues bailable warrants to office bearers of DUSU for non-appearance

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (February 20) issued bailable warrants to office bearers of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) as well as some...
Delhi High Court/Photo by Anil Shakya

Assault of a lady counsel by Delhi Police: Delhi HC fumes at the non-availability...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (February 15) expressed dissatisfaction on the non-availability of some of the samples related to the case in which...
Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

AAP MLAs’ disqualification: There was no pecuniary gain for the MLAs, argues MLAs’ counsel

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Tuesday (February 13), listening to Alka Lamba’s petition for the 20 AAP MLAs...
A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI

Section 56 of CPC: Lend Her a Helping Hand

Above: A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI Poor women and widows are often at the mercy of small and micro-loan...
Delhi HC slams CRPF for gender bias, says woman officer cannot be denied promotion because she is pregnant

Delhi HC slams CRPF for gender bias, says woman officer cannot be denied promotion...

Above: CRPF Contingent marching down the saluting dais on occasion of 69th Republic day’s celebration at Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground (file picture)/Photo: UNI...
Supreme Court

Contempt proceedings for calling bench ‘deceptive’

Criminal contempt proceedings are on against petitioner Seema Sapra who had called the action of a bench “deceptive” in a comment. The case is...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

AAP MLAs’ disqualification case continues at Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Thursday (February 8) continued with the daily hearings of the appeals...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini ashram: Delhi HC expresses anguish at the...

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (February 8) dealing with the sexual assault of minor girls at Rohini-based...
Delhi High Court

Hearing of 20 disqualified AAP MLAs begins

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar on Wednesday (February 7) started hearing the appeals by the 20 Aam...
Two leaf symbol case: Delhi HC seeks counter replies

Two leaf symbol case: Delhi HC seeks counter replies

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (February 6) directed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Election Commission of...
HC- Issued Notice for Gender Discrimination CISF in Appointments

Fake encounter killing of MBA student: Delhi HC upholds conviction of 7 policemen

 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (February 6) upheld the conviction and sentences handed by a lower court on seven policemen of Uttarakhand in...
SC to hear plea of J&K Chief Secy on Delhi HC summons

SC to hear plea of J&K Chief Secy on Delhi HC summons

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (February 6) has agreed to hear the petition of Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir Abid Imtiaz challenging an...
A file photo of the Indian Army’s parade. Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC lists gender bias challenge against Army legal corps

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Monday (February 5) allowed two weeks for the...

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for not being able to protect girls at Adhyatmic...

The Delhi High Court on Monday (February 5) rebuked the counsel appearing for Union of India (UoI) for failing to protect the illegally detained...
Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel to appeal

Delhi HC tells Kejriwal to wind up Jaitley cross-examination by Feb. 12; CM’s counsel...

With the defamation suit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders dragging on, the Delhi...
Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

Delhi HC sticks to life sentences of Dhaula Kuan gang rape criminals

The Delhi High Court on Friday (February 2) dismissed the appeals of five convicts in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang rape case. The court...
CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

CBI moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order in Bofors case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday (February 2) moved Supreme Court against a 12-year-old Delhi high court order dismissing the case against the...
Delhi HC

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for unable to control dengue in Capital

The Delhi High Court on Friday (February 2) slammed civic agencies of Delhi for showing laxity in controlling dengue in the Capital. Referring to the...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt for laxity in evolving a mechanism to track...

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta on Thursday (February 1) pulled up Delhi government for unable to...
CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

CJI is biased, should recuse himself from hearing Bofors case: BJP’s Ajay Agrawal

BJP leader Ajay Agarwal, who has appealed in the SC against the Delhi HC’s acquittal of Hinduja brothers in the Bofors scam case, alleges...
Victory for Daiichi as Delhi HC decrees enforcement of $ 500m arbitral award vs Singh brothers of Ranbaxy

Victory for Daiichi as Delhi HC decrees enforcement of $ 500m arbitral award vs...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 31) allowed Daiichi Sankyo’s plea against former Ranbaxy owners Malvinder and Shivinder Singh and enforced a Rs 3562 crore...
SC overturns Calcutta HC order, says panchayat polls in state to be held on May 24

Punishment for guilty in financial fraud reduced by SC on health grounds

Om Prakash, who had been initially awarded a seven-year sentence and a Rs 1 lakh fine by the Delhi High Court for financial irregularities...
Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea

Sunanda Pushkar death case: SC asks Swamy to establish maintainability of his plea

Delhi High Court had earlier rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea for a SIT probe in the case and termed it a political interest...
Delhi HC grants bail to two businessmen in money laundering case worth Rs 8,000 cr

Delhi HC grants bail to two businessmen in money laundering case worth Rs 8,000...

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo by Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (January 25) granted bail to two businessmen, Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain...

Delhi HC seeks reply from EC on Dhinakaran’s plea for interim election symbol

Above: T T V Dhinakaran The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 24) issued notice to Election Commission of India (ECI) on the plea...
AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

AAP files fresh petition before Delhi HC on MLAs disqualification

In an expected move, the 20 former Aam Aadmi Party legislators who lost their seats in the State Assembly last week after President Ram...
Delhi HC issues advisory to Judicial Officers to record evidences by themselves

Delhi HC issues advisory to Judicial Officers to record evidences by themselves

The Delhi High Court has directed all the lower courts in Delhi to record evidences by themselves and not to record more than one...
Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

Role of CBFC: Challenging the Censors

While Padmaavat is set for release after a baptism of fire, filmmaker Amol Palekar’s petition in the Supreme Court, to be heard this month,...
Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Petitioner Subramanian Swamy has submitted fresh documents alleging that Young Indian, a firm floated by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, was a tax offender The...
Delhi HC asks ED to file response in connection with bail plea of Mohammad Aslam Wani

Delhi HC asks ED to file response in connection with bail plea of Mohammad...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (January 19) issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the bail plea of Mohammad Aslam Wani, an...
Mahmood Farooqui/Photo courtesy: hollywoodreporter.com

SC rejects petition challenging Peepli Live co-director’s acquittal in a rape case

Above: Mahmood Farooqui/Photo courtesy: hollywoodreporter.com The Supreme Court on Friday (January 19) gave a major relief to Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui in a...
Kathputli Colony demolition: Delhi HC orders DDA to safeguard schoolchildren

Kathputli Colony demolition: Delhi HC orders DDA to safeguard schoolchildren

The Kathputli colony post demolition. Photo: Youtube The Delhi High Court on Thursday (January 18) ordered the Secretary and Commissioner of Transport for Government of...
Najeeb Ahmed disappearance: Case transferred from CMM to ASJ Court

Najeeb Ahmed disappearance: Case transferred from CMM to ASJ Court

Students protesting at the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed (file picture). Photo: UNI The Patiala House Court on Wednesday (January 17) referred...
Delhi HC okays Amir Khusro park to be developed as Green Park

Delhi HC okays Amir Khusro park to be developed as Green Park

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar on Wednesday (January 17) okayed the Agha Khan Foundation’s...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Child-lifting case: Delhi Govt wants to pass buck, Delhi HC ties it down with...

A horrible truth has come to light while the Delhi High Court was dealing with the case of missing children of a rag picker,...
Blind candidates appearing in Maharashtra SSC Board Examination (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Delhi HC slams government for failure to move blind hostel to permanent location

Above: Blind candidates appearing in Maharashtra SSC Board Examination (file picture)/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (January 16) dealing with the demolition of...
Anti-Sikh riot victim’s widow says that Sajjan Kumar was the one who instigated mob

Anti-Sikh riot victim’s widow says that Sajjan Kumar was the one who instigated mob

The case of Sajjan Kumar’s involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots came up in camera at the Patiala House Court on Monday (January 15)...
SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

SC schedules all petitions seeking removal of GST on sanitary napkins for January 22

The Supreme Court on Monday (January 15) has said that it will hear a batch of petitions pending in the Supreme Court as well...
Supreme Court issues notice on 2013 election to MP assembly seat

ADJ Kamini Lau’s challenge of criminal contempt order comes up before SC

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya On December 22, the bench of Justice Valmiki Mehta and Indermeet Kaur of Delhi High Court had issued...
Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt, DSSB and SDMC for delaying 1575 Special Educator posts

Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt, DSSB and SDMC for delaying 1575 Special Educator...

The Delhi High Court on Friday (January 12) issued notices and sought replies from Delhi government, Delhi Subordinate Selection Board (DSSB) and South Delhi...
Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Indu Malhotra to be first woman to be promoted from Bar to SC judgeship

Supreme Court Collegium also recommends elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as judge of the apex court In a first, the Supreme Court Collegium...
Mata Vaishno Devi commemorative coins/Photo: Anil Shakya

Coins with religious symbols embossed not unconstitutional, rules Delhi HC

Above: Mata Vaishno Devi commemorative coins/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC dismisses bail plea of a middleman, arrested in EC bribery case

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Mukta Gupta on Thursday (January 11) dismissed the bail plea of...
Udit Raj/Photo: PIB

Delhi HC issues notice to MP Udit Raj for distributing tokens to vendors

Above: Udit Raj/Photo: PIB The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 10) issued notice to Lok Sabha MP of North West Delhi, Udit Raj for...
Former President, Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Arjuna Award for the year 2012 to Deepa Malik for Athletics Paralympics (file picture)/Photo: PIB

Most old govt buildings still not accessible by disabled; Delhi HC wants detailed audit

Above: Former President, Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Arjuna Award for the year 2012 to Deepa Malik for Athletics Paralympics (file picture)/Photo: PIB In the matter...
Cab drivers in New Delhi

Delhi HC grants more time to finalise rules for taxi drivers in Delhi

Above: Cab drivers in New Delhi The case wherein the Delhi High Court took suo motu cognizance of crimes being committed by taxi drivers...
Delhi HC grants bail to Mittal, a close aide of lawyer, Rohit Tandon

Delhi HC grants bail to Mittal, a close aide of lawyer, Rohit Tandon

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (January 9) has granted bail to Yogesh Mittal, a close aide of lawyer,...
Legal immunity to women from arrest in loan default cases challenged in Delhi HC

Legal immunity to women from arrest in loan default cases challenged in Delhi HC

Above: Delhi High Court   The Delhi High Court, on Monday (January 8) sought a response from the Centre and the Law Commission on a...
Delhi High Court

MEA mix-up denies American India stay

The Delhi High Court has been unable to provide relief to an American national blacklisted by the ministry of external affairs while granting permission...
Delhi High Court

Weekly Round-Up — Delhi High Court

Coal Allocation Scam (January 2) While CBI special court held Ex Chief Minister Jharkhand Madhu Koda guilty of Corruption and Conspiracy and awarded three years...
Delhi Court reserves order on the bail plea of AK Mittal

Delhi Court reserves order on the bail plea of AK Mittal

Above: ITPO Building/ Photo Courtesy 99acres.com The Patiala House Court on Friday (January 5) reserved the order on the bail plea of Anoop Kumar Mittal, the Managing...
Delhi HC seeks report on committee to improve nurses’ working condition

Delhi HC seeks report on committee to improve nurses’ working condition

The case related to the working condition of nurses in Delhi again came up before the Delhi High Court. Time was sought by the...
Ensure adequate security to lady advocate whose house was trespassed, HC tells Delhi Police

Ensure adequate security to lady advocate whose house was trespassed, HC tells Delhi Police

The Delhi High Court on Friday (January 5) expressed satisfaction on the appropriate action taken by Delhi Police in accordance with the law while dealing with...
Pay your teachers, Delhi High Court to corporation

Pay your teachers: Delhi HC to corporation

Photo by Anil Shakya The municipal corporations of Delhi have been asked to pay their primary school teachers their salary for the last month right...
Women can serve in Territorial Army, rules Delhi HC

Women can serve in Territorial Army, rules Delhi HC

Above: A women contingent of Indian Army marching down the Rajpath during rehearsal for Republic Day Parade (file picture)/Photo: UNI On the PIL alleging...
Delhi HC fumes on the inability of agencies to trace Virendra Dev Dikshit

Delhi HC fumes on the inability of agencies to trace Virendra Dev Dikshit

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (January 4) slammed the Delhi Police and other government agencies for unable to...
Delhi HC takes note of the availabilities in state-run juvenile homes

Delhi HC takes note of the availabilities in state-run juvenile homes

Above: A TV grab of a juvenile home in Tamil Nadu. Photo: YouTube   The Delhi High Court has taken a suo motu cognizance of...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Jigisha Ghosh murder: Delhi HC commutes death sentences to life imprisonment

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Thursday (January 4) reduced the death sentences of two convicts to life imprisonment in the...
Delhi HC seeks response from Centre on new Haj policy

Delhi HC seeks response from Centre on new Haj policy

Above: Photo Courtesy www.hajcommittee.gov.in The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 3) sought response from the Centre on the new Haj policy of Haj Committee...
Marital rape: Petitioner lists nations which have criminalized the act

Marital rape: Petitioner lists nations which have criminalized the act

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence When the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (January 2) resumed hearing of petitions wanting the criminalization of marital rape,...
Delhi HC stays sentence, Rs 25 lakh fine on Madhu Koda in a coal scam case

Delhi HC stays sentence, Rs 25 lakh fine on Madhu Koda in a coal...

Above: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda gives alms to a beggar as he arrives to appear at the special CBI Court in connection...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Top judgments of Delhi HC in 2017

~By Kunal Rao There were some interesting judgments in 2017 that need to be recorded for posterity. They range from legal opinion on playing a...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

No person has any right to use any open land, especially government land, for...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court recently dismissed a petition that sought legalisation of burials on government ground that has not been allotted for...
Supreme Court on Trademark Rights: Toyota Hits a Roadblock

Trademark Cases: Toyota Hits a Roadblock

A case filed by this reputed carmaker against a local company saw it losing the suit in the apex court, which said that trademark...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

Delhi HC suspends 2 junior judges on charges of corruption

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 23) suspended two junior judges on charges of corruption. The two are Additional...
Delhi HC orders CBI to probe all branches of Rohini Ashram

Delhi HC orders CBI to probe all branches of Rohini Ashram

By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court, which had observed that what was going on at the Adhyatmic Vishwavidyalya, Rohini was pretty much like what...
Delhi HC issues criminal contempt notice against Additional District Judge

Delhi HC issues criminal contempt notice against Additional District Judge

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya; (inset) (L-R) Justice Valmiki Mehta, Justice Indermeet Kaur and Justice Kamini Lau ~By Rajesh Kumar In a strike-back for a...
A defaced wall of Delhi university/Photo: UNI

DU wall defacement: Delhi HC asks UoI to come up with Swacch Bharat-like plan

Above: A defaced wall of Delhi university/Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 22) directed the Union of India (UoI) to come up...

Delhi HC grants parole to OP Chautala to be beside his ailing wife

Above: OP Chautala (file picture)/ Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Mukta Gupta on Friday (December 22) granted a two-week parole to...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi HC orders CBI to trace founder of Rohini Asharm in a fortnight

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Friday (December 22) dealing with the plea alleging confinement of girls in the Adhyatmik...
Students protesting at the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed (file picture). Photo: UNI

Najeeb Ahmed case: Delhi HC orders CBI to produce forensic report on mobile phone...

Above: Students protesting at the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmed (file picture). Photo: UNI The Delhi High Court on Thursday (December...
Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Illegal encroachment: Delhi HC comes irked over non-filing of status report

Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The Delhi High Court on Thursday (December 21) came down hard on respondent Jitender Kumar Lalwani – against...
Sexual Assualt case

Delhi HC orders CBI probe into sexual assault case in Rohini ashram

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (December 20) directed the CBI to probe a case of alleged sexual assault on women and minor girls...
Wife critical, Chautala asks for two-month parole

Wife critical, Chautala asks for two-month parole

Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has appealed to the Delhi High Court for a two-month parole to visit his wife Sheh Lala,...

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...
Photo: UNI

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

Above: (Left) Rajeev Dhavan 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...
NDMC

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...
MCD Civic centre in Delhi

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...
DELHI HIGH COURT

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...
Arnab Goswami

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...
Shashi Tharoor

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...
DELHI HIGH COURT

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...
Republic TV

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...
Industrial waste flowing out in a west Delhi area. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

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...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“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...
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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...
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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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Explain why animals are being ill-treated at Delhi zoo, Delhi HC asks ministry, zoo authority

Explain why animals are being ill-treated at Delhi zoo, Delhi HC asks ministry, zoo...

Several deaths of animals suppressed by zoo, post-mortem reports have been fabricated ~By Kunal Rao Reacting strongly to a PIL which complained that animals at the...
PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

PIL to reduce legal drinking age in NCT; Delhi HC issues notice to govt

On a PIL filed by advocate Charu Wali Khanna, asking on behalf of Kush Kalra on why there should be a discriminatory minimum age cut off of...
Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tutiorin

Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tuticorin

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on Friday (May 25) asked the National Human Rights Commission to consider sending its own representative to Tuticorin...
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2G scam case: Delhi HC defers hearing on CBI plea

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice S P Garg on Friday (May 25) deferred the hearing of the CBI’s plea challenging the special court’s acquittals...
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Haryana govt to Delhi HC: The repair of Munak Canal will be completed by...

Above: A file pic of Munak Canal   The Haryana government on Thursday (May 24) told the Delhi High Court that work has been started...
Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt on status of installing GPS tracking on public vehicles

Delhi HC asks Centre, Delhi govt on status of installing GPS tracking on public...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 24) asked the Centre and Delhi Government to inform the court as to what happened...
Delhi HC tells Principal Secretary, Delhi govt to apprise it about authorized speed breakers in the city

Delhi HC tells Principal Secretary, Delhi govt to apprise it about authorized speed breakers...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 23) directed Principal Secretary, GNCTD to file an affidavit on the authorized speed breakers in New Delhi...
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Delhi HC regularizes J&K migrant teachers in the city

Giving a major relief to the migrants from the Jammu & Kashmir who have been employed on contractual basis in government and municipal schools...
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Maintenance of Rajghat: Have meeting with commissioner in 5 days to finalise plan, says...

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 23) gave five days to the Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Central government, to convene a meeting...
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US court follows Indian example, orders that adult son has no legal right in...

Above: A representative image of a father and son   New York judge orders that if the parents want him out of the house, the...
Delhi HC tells EDMC, SDMC and NDMC to file affidavits on compactors and treatments plants

Delhi HC tells EDMC, SDMC and NDMC to file affidavits on compactors and treatments...

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 22) directed all the three municipal corporations of New Delhi — EDMC, SDMC and NDMC - to...
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Delhi HC allows auctioning of Hotel Taj Mansingh by NDMC

Above: Taj Mansingh Hotel The Delhi High Court bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla on Tuesday (May 22) gave the go-ahead...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

On April 24 the Delhi High Court had banned the extension of duty timings of pilots and cabin crew, except for very special circumstances,...
Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Delhi Lt Governor now objects to government’s lawyers’ panel

Above: (Left) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has kept up his interference into every small decision...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC asks why 7th Pay Commission standards not implemented in private schools

Reacting to a PIL filed by Social Jurist seeking implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations on two lakh teaching and non teaching staff...
Delhi HC issues notice to DGCA on overworked crew in commercial airlines

Delhi HC dismisses plea by Hyatt Regency’s top management seeking quashing of charges for...

~By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has dismissed the plea filed by top management of Hyatt Regency Hotel seeking to quashing of criminal negligence case against...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

The Delhi High Court will hear a plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), challenging the special court judgment of acquitting the...
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Delhi HC sets aside EC disqualification of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh minister Narrotam Mishra

A Delhi High Court division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhatt and Sunil Gaur on Friday (May 18) set aside the Election Commission’s (EC)...
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Blue corner notice has been issued against Rohini ashram Baba, Delhi HC told

The CBI on Thursday (May 17) told the Delhi High Court that international blue corner notice has been issued against Baba Virendra Dev Dixit,...
Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

Delhi HC issues non-bailable warrants against 2 DUSU members

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 17) issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against two students belong to the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) for not appearing...
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Illegal sand mining on defence land: Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, IAF

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 16) issued notice to Centre and Indian Air Force on a PIL alleging illegal sand mining on...
Delhi HC acquits two persons accused of raping minor, terming her as consenting party throughout

Delhi HC acquits two persons accused of raping minor, terming her as consenting party...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court last week acquitted two persons convicted by a lower court of raping a minor girl. The high court ...
Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private placement agencies

Delhi HC slaps contempt notice to Delhi govt for dilly-dallying the regularisation of private...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi government on Friday (May 11) was slapped with contempt notice by Delhi High Court and told to file a compliance...
Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Above: Police trying to quell a student protest related to UPSC’s exams in New Delhi/Photo: UNI A recent report highlights the dire need for changes...
Najeeb disappearance case: No evidence to show a crime was committed, CBI tells Delhi HC

Najeeb disappearance case: No evidence to show a crime was committed, CBI tells Delhi...

~By Kunal Rao CBI told Delhi High Court on Friday (May 11) that the case of disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed missing since October 2016...
Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

An issue regarding the construction of a multi-level car parking in Defence Colony of Delhi, which would have robbed the area of a park...
SDMC approaches IIT to suggest ways on old club house after Delhi HC slams it for using it despite being vulnerable

SDMC seeks IIT advice on stability of Feroz Shah Kotla old club house

~By Kunal Rao Shaken by the Delhi High Court’s April 18 order that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) can allow use of the old...
SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at Tis Hazari

SC to Delhi HC: Constitute a committee to look into sexual harassment complaints at...

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The apex court on Friday (May 11) directed Delhi High Court to form a committee under the Sexual Harassment of...
Delhi HC orders investigation on why HIV positive patient was denied treatment by two hospitals

Delhi HC orders investigation on why HIV positive patient was denied treatment by two...

The Delhi High Court bench of Justices Ravindra Bhatt and A K Chawla has ordered Delhi Government to constitute a committee to investigate why...
Delhi HC grants bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon

Delhi HC grants bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 10) granted bail to lawyer Rohit Tandon, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his...
2G scam: Delhi High Court to hear CBI plea against acquittal of Ruia brothers

Delhi High Court issues notice, wants to know why Sentence Reviewing Board is not...

The Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday (May 9) issued notice, saying that the Delhi...
Delhi High Court reacts strongly to lack of children’s parks in Delhi

Guilty petitioner caught fishing in troubled waters, slapped fine

The Delhi High Court has initiated criminal contempt proceedings with a fine of Rs 82,000 against a man who filed a false and frivolous...
Suspecting husband having an affair can be a ground for divorce: Delhi HC

Suspecting husband having an affair can be a ground for divorce: Delhi HC

~By Kunal Rao Delhi HC has held suspecting husband habitually of having affair with another woman amounts to mental cruelty and is a ground for...
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Illegal Detention: For a More Caring World…

A Delhi High Court judgment ushers in a new dawn for millions of Indians living with mental illness   ~By Prof Upendra Baxi Big events make news,...
Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

Ordinance Raj: Rule by Diktat

This emergency measure is meant to tackle urgent problems when Parliament is not in session but governments have often misused this constitutionally granted right...
Solitary Confinement of death row convicts: Out Of The Hell Hole

Solitary Confinement: Out Of The Hell Hole

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has abolished the practice of solitary confinement of death row convicts ~By Usha Rani Das On...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

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Relative Muscle Sons appearing in a court where the father is a judge—or vice versa—is an age-old debate. The Bar Council has rules that technically...
Delhi police personnel on vigil after the Batla House incident (file picture)

Batla House encounter case: Delhi HC directs trial court to complete proceedings within six...

Above: Delhi police personnel on vigil after the Batla House incident (file picture) ~By Kunal Rao The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) directed Delhi...
Delhi HC extends interim relief to hacker to write all his pending exams in police custody

Delhi HC extends interim relief to hacker to write all his pending exams in...

The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) extended interim relief to Adil Hussain Teeli, arrested by the Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police...
Delhi HC to DoE, MCD and DSSSB: File status reports on non-appointment of 33,000 teachers in Delhi by September

Delhi HC to DoE, MCD and DSSSB: File status reports on non-appointment of 33,000...

Above: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) directed Department of Education (DoE), Muncipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Subordinate...
DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the case

DDCA defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas informs Delhi HC that he wants to end the...

Above: Kumar Vishwas The Delhi High Court on Thursday (May 3) was informed by the AAP leader Kumar Vishwas that he didn’t want to continue...
Sexual harassment charges Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

Sexual harassment charges: Delhi HC passes restricting orders on JNU professor, Atul Johri

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (May 2) put strict restrictions on Atul Johri, professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University...
POCSO Ordinance Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective implementation