HC to AAP: Don’t insist on documents like Aadhaar to give benefits of maternity schemes

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said there was no legal basis for the AAP government to insist on documents like Aadhaar and bank passbooks, to provide maternity scheme benefits to pregnant and lactating women in the city. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the Delhi government […]

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HC seeks Centre’s response on plea to use Aadhaar details of missing persons

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on a PIL seeking direction to utilise biometric and Aadhaar details of missing persons, including children, aged and mentally challenged, so that they can be re-united with their families. Notice issued to the Ministry of Home Affairs by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita […]

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HC dismisses PIL seeking deregistration of CPI(M)

New Delhi: .The Delhi High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking deregistration of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), after it was told that the petitioner had suppressed his political affiliation. “You (petitioner) are guilty of suppression of material facts. You failed to disclose your political affiliation. You should have disclosed it and said that […]

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Delhi High Court asks Delhi government and others to inspect shoe factory premises.

 The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi government, police and municipal corporation to inspect the premises of an illegal shoe factory, located in a residential area in Sultanpuri, where a fire left four people, including two minors, dead. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which initiated the […]

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Recruiting married persons into JAG expensive: Delhi High Court

 Recruitment of married men and women into the Indian Army’s legal branch, JAG, will be expensive for the Centre as it will have to incur “heavy expenditure” to find replacements for such recruits when they are absent from training due to their marital obligations, the government has claimed in the Delhi High Court. The submission […]

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1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar confessed to presence at incident site.

 The Delhi High Court today sought a reply from Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on a letter written to it alleging that the accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case have confessed to being present at the spot where the violent incidents had occurred. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra […]

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Delhi High Court asks DGCA to file affidavit on airworthiness of A320 Neos

The Delhi High Court today directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to file an affidavit as required under the Aircraft Rules on the safety and airworthiness of the A320 Neo planes flying in India. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the affidavit would be signed […]

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Practical test for vehicle licence to be videographed: Delhi High Court

The AAP government has decided to videograph the practical test for motor vehicle licences to bring more transparency in the process of issuing driving permits, the Delhi High Court was informed today. The Delhi government told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that the entire exercise has been […]

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Delhi High Court agrees to hear today plea of Delhi CS Anshu Prakash challenging breach of privilege notice

The Delhi High Court today agreed to hear Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s plea challenging a breach of privilege notice issued to him for allegedly skipping a meeting called by the panel. The matter was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which directed that it be listed […]

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Don’t procure standard floor buses : Delhi High Court

 The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government not to go ahead with its tender to purchase standard floor buses for the national capital, saying it would not allow the procurement as it would lead to violation of the fundamental rights of disabled persons who would find it difficult to access such vehicles. A […]

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