HC compounds offence in consensual sex case

Bringing an end to a 15-year-old case of consensual sex with a woman on the false promise of marriage, the Madras High Court has compounded the offence after the accused agreed to bear the expenses of their child till he turns 18. Allowing an appeal by the man, Justice M Sathyanarayanan set aside his conviction […]

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Can’t keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: HC

The Delhi high court has refused to keep live-in relationships outside the purview of rape under the IPC, saying it would amount to giving them the status of matrimony, which the legislature has chosen “not to do”. The court made the observation while hearing a PIL, which had sought direction to the government to keep […]

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Vendor goods being seized under anti-sabotage measures: HC

An association for street vendors has alleged before Delhi High Court that goods of roadside sellers were being seized by police as part of its “anti- sabotage measures”, which the organisation has dubbed as a “fresh modus operandi” to harass squatters. The allegation made by National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) prompted a bench of […]

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Ex-CM’s Secy denied issuing recommendation letter:Delhi Cops

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s political secretary Pawan Khera has denied issuing any recommendation letter to a man for a job in NMDC, Delhi Police today told a court hearing a case of cheating. Investigating Officer of the case filed his Action Taken Report (ART) in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Navjeet Budhiraja, saying […]

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HC contempt on civic bodies if hoardings not moved

The Bombay High Court has warned that contempt action will be initiated against municipal bodies in Maharashtra which are not complying with its orders on removal of illegal hoardings from public places. The warning was given yesterday by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka on a batch of PILs alleging that police and civic […]

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Vigilance Court order set aside by HC

The Kerala High Court today set aside a vigilance court order dismissing a corruption complaint against state Finance Minister K M Mani over alleged provision of ‘illegal’ tax benefits to a poultry trading company and an ayurvedic medicine manufacturer. Revising the order of Vigilance Court, Kottayam, the High Court directed it to reconsider the petition […]

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HC dismisses demand by MHAA on appointment of judges

Taking a dig at advocates and Bar Association leaders who filed a PIL opposing the list of nine names forwarded by the High Court to the Supreme Court for appointment as judges, the Madras High Court today said if this type of unhealthy trend continued, all cases would end being transferred to other courts. A […]

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HC asks bar associations to give suggestions for safety of NE

The Delhi High Court today asked bar associations here to mull over its suggestion to make lawyers from the northeast special invitees in their meetings as well as give any other recommendation to provide advocates from that region more visibility and people greater safety. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal […]

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Over 37,000 RTI appeals pending with CIC

Over 37,000 appeals under the RTI Act are pending with the Central Information Commission, the government today said, indicating that a lack of time limit for disposal of 2nd appeals by the body is the reason behind the large pendency. As on February 17, a total of 37,935 2nd appeals are pending with the CIC, […]

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PIL for CBI inquiry into AIIMS graft: HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Health Ministry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) seeking a CBI inquiry into various cases of alleged corruption and irregularities in the country’s premier health institution. The cases were earlier brought to light by the then.The notices, returnable in four weeks, were […]

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